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Events for Kids in New York City This Week - May 12-May 19

May 12, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Events for Kids in New York City This Week
Fun for kids and great ideas for parents can be found in City Guide's calendar listings. Whether it's a sleepover at the Intrepid, an exhibition at the Children's Museum of the Arts or the American Museum of Natural History, a scavenger hunt, a dropoff pajama party, or special arts and crafts afternoon at a museum, you can find it on City Guide's calendar.

Cooking with Red Rabbit: Terrific Tostados with Mango Salsa - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

NYC Spring 2019 Presenters: Red Rabbit Cooking with Red Rabbit: Terrific Tostados with Mango Salsa on Sunday, May 12 @ 10am

Cupcake Decorating with Handstand Kitchen - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

NYC Spring 2019 Presenters: Handstand Kitchen Cupcake Decorating with Handstand Kitchen on Sunday, May 12 @ 11am *This class is an additional $15, as each ticketed child receives their own Handstand Kitchen Intro to Baking 17-Piece Set (retail value $25)

Classic American-Italian Dishes with Parm - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

NYC Spring 2019 Presenters: Parm Classic American-Italian Dishes with Parm

Marley Family Cooking Class: Summer Quinoa Salad - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

Marley Family Cooking Class: Summer Quinoa Salad

Grandaisy Bakery: Piccolo Pizzaiolo Making Bianca Con Pecorin - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

As a boy in Guatemala, Julio remembers watching his father, a baker, mill wheat using giant stones to pulverize grain into flour. Even though his father produced some of the best bread in their small village using centuries old techniques, Julio never wanted to follow in his dad's footsteps. Instead he mastered the intricate Mayan craft of fabric weaving called treadle (or foot loom). It was a seemingly unrelated skill but one that provided invaluable training for his hands. This would later serve him in his future calling in America. At the age of 18, Julio immigrated to the United States and found his life coming full circle as he entered the world of baking. There wasn't a big demand for Mayan weaving but New York was in the early stages of a bread renaissance and bakers were in demand.

Cricket Azima + the Creative Kitchen - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

Cricket Azima, Founder and Big Cheese of The Creative Kitchen and Kids Food Festival: Fresh, Flavorful, & Fun Salsa on Sunday, May 12 at 4pm Cricket is a dynamic professional chef who specializes in cooking for and with children. Her children's cookbook, Everybody Eats Lunch, was published in May, 2008. She is the Big Cheese of The Creative Kitchen – a company that teaches children and families through food and cooking, founded in 2001

Cooking Demonstration by Masterchef Junior Season 7 Contestant Tallulah - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

NYC Spring 2019 Presenters: MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Talulah Signature Dish: Savory Mushroom Crepe

Monkey Do! Yoga - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

Sing and Move in this interactive, musical yoga session! Live instruments, props, and fun! Through movement and music we'll lead toddlers and caregivers through a series of simple poses accompanied by story songs and live music (kids love the ukulele!). We will also explore rhythm with clapping exercises and percussive toy instruments.

Cooking Demonstration by Masterchef Junior Season 7 Contestant Matthew - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Matthew Signature Dish: Filet Mignon with a Cucumber & Tomato Salad

The Pineapple Explorers Club - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

The Pineapple Explorers Club is not your typical music class -- it's an award winning in-home musical adventure! You name the time and place; we pick the playlist. Our lessons take you and your little ones around the world and through time rocking to your favorite tunes. And don't worry -- you won't hear "Wheels on the Bus" from us. We play the classics, from Bruce to Britney, and it's never too soon to teach your little ones to love them too!

Cooking Demonstration by Masterchef Junior Season 7 Contestant Matteo - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

NYC Spring 2019 Presenters: MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Matteo Signature Dish: Baked & Seared Asian Salmon with Rice & Bok Choy

Silva Dance Company & Capoeira Arte DançA - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

Founded by renowned dancers Leandro Santos Silva and Janete Silva, the Silva Dance Company provides a masterful look into the art of Brazilian Dance. Borrowing from capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance traditions, as well as contemporary and modern techniques, the Silva Dance Company offers an evolution in dance – a fusion of distinctly beautiful and rich art cultures. Pieces showcase the grace and fluidity of motion now common in western theater, while interweaving the inherent artistry of Brazil, a palpable rhythmic spirituality that captivates and compels audiences.

Cooking Demonstration by Masterchef Junior Season 7 Contestant Tal - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

NYC Spring 2019 Presenters: MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Tal Signature Dish: Kombu-Cured Salmon with a Miso Buerre-Blanc & Yuzu Kosho (Japanese white wine grape)

Activities Hosted by Cmom - Brookfield Place
May 12, 2019 - New York

Children's Museum of Manhattan Creating specially designed places for families is critical to a child's development. Today, CNN aired a feature about our program which reunites women incarcerated on Rikers Island with their children at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The program, initiated by NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray, is now serving as a model for programs at Children's Museums in Chicago and Topeka.

Busts of Someone You Love - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 12, 2019 - New York

5+ At Clay Bar Do you have a hero in your life? Community members, family members, and friends deserve a statue of their own! Create a bust that celebrates the people in your life.

Keds x Kleinfeld Customization Event with Calligrapher Sam Teich - Kleinfeld Bridal
May 12, 2019 - New York

Join Keds this Sunday (5/12) for a Mother’s Day activation at Kleinfeld Bridal. Come celebrate moms and daughters for a customization activation with Sam Teich from 10am – 4pm featuring a pop-up of the fan favorite Keds x kate spade new york Wedding Collection! Any attendees who purchase a pair of Keds x kate spade new york shoes, will be gifted a free pair of the iconic Champion sneakers with your choice of wedding themed customization including “I Do”, initials, “Mrs.” or your wedding date, among others! Other fun goodies with also be on-site such as sweet treats for you and your mom

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 12, 2019 - New York

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. For ages 10 and up. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.

Mother's Day: 3-Course Dinner + Belly Dance Show! Tickets at 45% Off! - Arabesque
May 12, 2019 - New York

About the Deal: Mother's Day: 3-Course Dinner + Belly Dance Show at Posh "Arabesque" Restaurant! Tickets at 45% Off! - Sunday, May 12, 2019; 7 PM - Arabesque Restaurant, Manhattan About the Event: Enjoy a terrific Mother's Day Celebration that will include Arabic entertainment with music, dancing and terrific food! It will take place at a fascinating and posh ARABESQUE restaurant in the heart of Midtown, between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue. You will be treated to a 3-course meal + Champagne + Moroccan show (including Belly Dancer + DJ)

Bridge for Dance - Showcase - The Riverside Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

Bridge for Dance annual dance recital

FunikiJam’s MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! Returns to the Off-Broadway Stage at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day  - Actors Temple Theatre
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

The award-winning music education and entertainment company, FunikiJam will present its original family musical, MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! starting April 14th at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day. The 2019 production, as part of FunikiJam’s 12 week city-wide “Music Garden” program of classes & events geared for young children and families, explores music and culture of Europe, South America, and Nashville with a special focus on Spanish language.     When international artists The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don't need a map ... they just "follow the tunes!" This lively show -- aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 -- invites you to join in on the globe-spanning musical adventure as "new recruits." Guided by Captain Jam (writer and lead Brian Barrentine) and The Agents of Jam, you'll explore European and South American cultures, learning lively songs, rhymes and stories. Kids can get out of their seats to dance and sing along when Music Garden sprouts up at the Actors' Temple Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.   FunikiJam was founded by Brian Barrentine in 1999 to ... (read more)

Scrapbook of Joy - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

What people, places or things put a smile on your face? Today in the studio we will be drawing inspiration from artist Noor Unnahar, who uses collage and poetry to inspire hope, acceptance and self-love! Using drawing material, photos, and found text we will be creating collages that represent all the things in this world that we appreciate and find joy in.

Lines in Space - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

5+ Caroline Lathan-Stiefel uses suspension to create huge installations that feature simple materials like fabric, string and plastic. Today in the gallery, we'll be constructing frames from paper straws, and then using string and yarn to create experimental 2D sculptures inspired by Caroline's work!

Up, Up, and Away - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

What is your favorite flightless being? Animate your favorite characters with their own methods for flying. What kind of wings would a turtle or fish have? You decide!

Songs About Dreams - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

5+ Record songs about your biggest dreams! What does it take for you to break through and achieve your dreams. Make a song about it, where you are the hero of your own journey

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party - New York Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Celebrate with our biggest garden party yet. The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. Weekend Fun Make Daffodil Hill your own backyard with games, outdoor fun, and live family entertainment. Walks, garden collection tours, floral demonstrations, and more round-out this perfect day for Mom.

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Russian Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories and songs in Russian for children and their parents or caregivers. Multilingual First Five Years programs are made possible with support from the New York City Council City's First Readers Initiative, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

Toddler Time with Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Toddler Time with Reading Is Fundamental (First RIF) Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months. All FirstRIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in First RIF. Children will be allowed to choose a free RIF book when they join FirstRIF and on their birthday. Children can earn additional RIF books by borrowing and returning 6 library books. A limit of 2 library books per week can be used towards this goal.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Movies at the Library - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us at Carroll Gardens Library for a new movies each week! Movies will be rated G.

CMA Birthday Party - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 13, 2019 - New York

It's CMA's 30th anniversary, which means a birthday party is in order! Join us in creating gifts, snacks, or decorations for the museum's very special celebration!

Powerful Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 13, 2019 - New York

Animate a tree's lifetime and the story of its life. How does the world change around it as your tree grows taller?

Geometric Jewlery - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 13, 2019 - New York

5+ At Gallery Artist Marijke de Goey creates installations that are experiments in design elements like line and space. In this project we'll be creating jewlery to spark joy in the wearer. Join us in making wearables while learning about concepts of installation and sculpture!

Terrariums - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 13, 2019 - New York

5+ At Clay Bar Sculpt the plants of your dreams!

Young People's Chorus of NYC School Choruses Celebration - 92nd Street Y
May 13, 2019 - New York

Hundreds of excited elementary- and middle-school children from schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens who sing in the School Choruses program of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City joyfully converge at the 92nd Street Y for their year-end concert finale.

Start Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 13, 2019 - New York

stART Studio is an exploratory, stimulating, and inviting studio for ages 5 and under. The space allows young children to become familiar with basic art materials, while nurturing creativity, curiosity and developmental growth. Play with our homemade play-dough and flubber, sing along and bang on the drums during music time, create a collage, explore mark making with craypas, pencils and markers, and meet our welcoming staff of early childhood Teaching Artists.

12th Annual Dark 'n' Stormy Benefit - Pier 66 Maritime (The Frying Pan)
May 14, 2019 - New York

Join Hudson River Community Sailing aboard the Frying Pan for live music, drinks sponsored by Gosling’s and Brooklyn Brewery, and dancing to support HRCS Youth Development Programs.

Toddler Time - Bedford Branch Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. (18-36 months) *Tickets are required and will be distributed starting at 10:30 a.m. at the information desk on the main floor.

Microsoft Word Basics - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Microsoft Word Basics introduces new and returning word users to the basics of using, creating, editing and publishing office documents. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Word 2010.

Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and receive another free book on your birthday. Checkout two books every week and receive your third checkout. All RIF members must have a BPL card to participate in RIF.

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bring your baby for a relaxing program full of fun stories, singing and play. This is a great opportunity for children to practice developing social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills.

Library Lab - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments.

Storytime with LINC - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our early literacy partners LINC for a fun morning of stories and art. No registration required.

Reading Celebrations with LINC - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our early literacy partner LINC for a fun afterschool story and art program. No registration required.

Toddler Time with Miss Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library - Windsor Terrace Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop Miss Cindy's Toddler Time! Please use the side entrance of the Church of the Holy Apostles. Strollers must be left outside, in the gated area. Please note that since we are guests, we'll need your help keeping these locations tidy!

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and join us for songs, fingerplays, stories and more while meeting other babies and caregivers in the neighborhood! Ages 0-18 months. This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in advance, at 1pm on Monday. Please show email confirmation of registration for entry. Late admittance may not be guaranteed.

Toddler Time - Canarsie Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

Kids Tech Time - Canarsie Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and play games with your peers after school, while you are spending your leisure time in our library.

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Build with Lego - Brighton Beach Library
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Release your inner engineer, build amazing creations with LEGOs at the library!

Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and receive another free book on your birthday. Checkout two books every week and receive your third checkout. All RIF members must have a BPL card to participate in RIF.

DIY: Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

DIY: Crafts for Kids

Babies & Books with Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stories, songs and age appropriate toys for tots ages 0-18 months with First RIF.

Build with LEGO - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Need a creative way to decompress from a long school day? No problem! Join us at your very own LEGO group where can take up the weekly LEGO challenge or let your imagination run wild with your very own design.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE Come and join us for stories, songs, music and movement as we enjoy a storytime just for toddlers and their caregivers! Have fun and meet others in the neighborhood! Ages 18-36 months. This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in advance, at 10:30am on Tuesday. Please show email confirmation of registration for entry. Late admittance may not be guaranteed.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop into our chess club and learn strategy from our Chessmaster William De Castillo. Play a game with other kids in the neighborhood and watch yourself become a master while having fun! Ages 5+ This program is generously funded by our Brooklyn Heights Friends Group.

The Brain Fitness Club - Canarsie Library
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please join us for a Special Program for people with Developmental Disabilities. Have fun time in the library Read and Play: Hear stories read by our librarians; play with words and numbers, create your own pictures with drawing and coloring.

Babies & Books - Bedford Branch Library
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. (Birth to 18 months) *Tickets are required and will be distributed at 10:30 a.m. at the information desk on the main floor.

Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and receive another free book on your birthday. Checkout two books every week and receive your third checkout. All RIF members must have a BPL card to participate in RIF.

Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

RIF Reading is Fundamental Children are encouraged to read at least two library books per week and are rewarded periodically with free books for their home library.

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Study With A Professional Artist

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a morning full of great stories, songs and playtime as your toddler acquires early literacy, fine motor and language developmental skills.

Babies & Books Windsor Terrace - Brooklyn Public Library - Windsor Terrace Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop our Babies and Books program! Please note that since we are guests, we'll need your help keeping these locations tidy!

Potted Plants - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 16, 2019 - New York

5+ At Clay Bar Create a miniature potted plant that you don't even have to water. Cacti, flowers, succulents and more!

Scbocce Spring Season: Game 5 - 89 North Music
May 16, 2019 - Patchogue

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER Bocce is returning to 89 North! Presented by Suffolk County Bocce, whose mission is to share the passion and joy of this simple game. A game where family and friends, old and new, get together for a little competition and a lot of fun. Our League Two 30 ft x 8 ft indoor courts One game night per week Each team competes in two games per night Seasons are 10 weeks long

PreK Story & Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and have a blast with us reading stories, singing songs and learning fingerplays. After storytime, we'll have a craft or exploration stations to enjoy. Ages 3-5. This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in advance, at 10:45am on Wednesday. Please show email confirmation of registration for entry. Late admittance may not be guaranteed.

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this interactive storytime program for ages 0-18 months.

Free Style Fidays for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Board Games, Tech time and video gaming

Free Style Fridays for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Board Games, Tech time and video gaming

Brighton Beach Play Date - Brighton Beach Library
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Brighton Beach Playdate to enjoy sensory activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy, STEM learning, and more! Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. For babies and toddlers birth to 3 years and their participating parents and caregivers.

Kids Chess! - Brighton Beach Library
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Monsters - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 17, 2019 - New York

5+ At Clay Bar Create a creepy or cute monster from your own imagination. Does it have scales, or feathers? Two eyes, or eight?

CMA Birthday Party - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 17, 2019 - New York

It's CMA's 30th anniversary, which means a birthday party is in order! Join us in creating gifts, snacks, or decorations for the museum's very special celebration!

Powerful Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 17, 2019 - New York

Animate a tree's lifetime and the story of its life. How does the world change around it as your tree grows taller?

Geometric Jewlery - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 17, 2019 - New York

5+ At Gallery Artist Marijke de Goey creates installations that are experiments in design elements like line and space. In this project we'll be creating jewlery to spark joy in the wearer. Join us in making wearables while learning about concepts of installation and sculpture!

Arabic Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories and songs in Arabic for children and their parents or caregivers. Multilingual First Five Years programs are made possible with support from the New York City Council City's First Readers Initiative, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

Character Bagel Brunch - Pip's Island
May 18, 2019 - New York

Be the first to experience a meet and greet with Pip and friends! Light breakfast will be served. Space is extremely limited so book now to guarantee your spot! Explorers, join Pip, Pebble and Finn on Expedition 12 to save the Island and defeat the villain Joules Volter. Our performers will guide you through the Island where you will face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold. The hour-long inspirational "hero's journey" will dazzle you with its live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters. Save the Island and #findyourspark Please Review Before Purchase All sales are final, no refunds will be granted Anyone entering the Island must have a ticket All children must be accompanied by at least one adult Late arrivals will not be admitted Special effects, such as water-based haze, strobes and other multimedia-oriented music and lights, will be used during the show.

Saturday Storytime - Bedford Branch Library
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime! - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us every Saturday for a reading of some of your favorite books, as well as some that we think you'll enjoy! All ages are welcome!

Magic show featuring Rich Kameda - Broadway Comedy Club
May 18, 2019 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Rich Kameda will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
May 18, 2019 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Rich Kameda will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
May 18, 2019 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Rich Kameda will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Saturday Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes at the library! Recommended ages birth to 5 and caregivers, but older siblings are welcome too.

Miles of Tiles - Transit Museum
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Discover the art of mosaic making that beautifies our subway stations as you create unique patterns and designs. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Woodland Animals - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 18, 2019 - New York

5+ At Clay Bar Sculpt an animal that lives in the forest: hedgehogs, deer, skunks, wolves, owls, raccoons, badger, and more.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 18, 2019 - New York

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. For ages 10 and up. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.

Pop Star - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 18, 2019 - New York

5+ At Sound Booth It's just you and your pop group. Youve all been chosen because you have a unique set of skills. Now is the time to prove you are the number one pop group in the world. With a mix of vocals, instruments and synth; show the world what you are made of!

Kids Silent Disco and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party! - Katch Astoria
May 18, 2019 - Queens

Let our Quiet Events DJs watch your kids while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with friends. Katch Astoria is Queens’ Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. Make this your kid’s birthday party or just a fun afternoon with your friends while your kids are entertained by our interactive DJs getting them to sing, dance, and have a great time. We also will have a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning kid-friendly hits all afternoon: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B Your Experience Includes: • A pair of Quiet Events headphones • Glow in the Dark gear • 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention Special notes: • All ages welcome; ages 5+ recommended • Rain or shine • All food and drink, including bottomless drinks, are sold separately • VIP Birthday Packages available, please contact info@katchastoria.com Bottomless Brunch Details: • $18 when a brunch item is ordere... (read more)

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime - Canarsie Library
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

FAMILY DAY | Future Saturdays: Designing Your Room! - Brooklyn Navy Yard @ BLDG 92
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kids are full of ideas and so are the designers who design for them! Join BLDG 92 for an afternoon dedicated to design for kids. From desktop organizers to funky pillows, your kids will leave with a better understanding of what goes into the designs they love. On site will be several designers from the Yard and neighborhood with opportunities for kids to watch demos and also do some hands-on activities. Have a budding designer? Have a child that is curious about how things are made? Want to give your son or daughter inspiration for personalizing their space? This is the afternoon for you that is perfectly timed to coincide with the city's annual NYCxDESIGN celebration taking place May 10 - 22! Future Saturdays is an inter-generational program that takes place once a month between May and October. This program features Yard-based businesses and local community organizations that are helping to (re)define urban innovation and urban manufacturing. Future Saturdays is geared toward residents with children ages 5 – 12 (Adults without children will not be permitted to program).

Kids Eat History: The Story of School Lunch - Museum at Eldridge Street
May 19, 2019 - New York

Bring your appetite to this interactive program that explores the history of school lunches in New York City public schools and its impact on the kids of the Lower East Side – at the very place where it all began, the Henry Street Settlement. At the turn of the 20th century, Henry Street's Lillian Wald was one of the most vocal advocates of feeding the city's poor immigrant children a nutritious lunch at school. Like other Progressive Era activists, she believed children would learn better if they weren't hungry. It sounds elementary today, but in Wald's time, it was a radical idea. And what might seem radical to us today are the foods on those early school lunch menus! (Boiled peas in a cone, anyone?) Picky eaters, prepare, because you'll have a chance to taste some of those early school lunch menus This program is offered at the Henry Street Settlement.

Build with Duplo - Brighton Beach Library
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come get creative and build with DUPLO blocks while socializing with other toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 18 months to 5 years.

Kids Eat History: The Story of School Lunch - Henry Street Settlement
May 19, 2019 - New York

The Museum at Eldridge Street is heading offsite to the Henry Street Settlement for some food fun for the family! Bring your appetite to this interactive program that explores the history of school lunches in New York City public schools and its impact on the kids of the Lower East Side – at the very place where it all began, the Henry Street Settlement. At the turn of the 20th century, Henry Street’s Lillian Wald was one of the most vocal advocates of feeding the city’s poor immigrant children a nutritious lunch at school. Like other Progressive Era activists, she believed children would learn better if they weren’t hungry. It sounds elementary today, but in Wald’s time, it was a radical idea. And what might seem radical to us today are the foods on those early school lunch menus! (Boiled peas in a cone, anyone?) Picky eaters, prepare, because you’ll have a chance to taste some of those early school lunch menus. Recommended for kids five and up and their adult companions. For tickets, please call 212-219-0302 or visit kidseat.eventbrite.com

Lucy Moses School Dance Iii: Suzanne Grégoire & Christina Morrissey - Merkin Hall
May 19, 2019 - New York

This performance is the culminating event for dance classes taught by Suzanne Grégoire and Christina Morrissey for students age 4-5 and above.

PS 132's 15th Annual KITE FESTIVAL - East River State Park
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

PS 132's 15th Annual KITE FESTIVAL Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 12-5pm East River State Park (N. 8th Street & Kent Avenue on the waterfront) PS 132 announces the 15th annual Kite Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 12-5pm at East River State Park in Williamsburg (90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211). The fun starts at noon, with field day races and activities, entertainment, delicious food, and kites, kites, kites! Come support the local elementary school while enjoying a beautiful day on the waterfront. This is a free event and is open to the general public. All proceeds from activities, merchandise, and general donations will go towards enrichment programs for the students of PS 132. See you there! About PS 132 At P.S. 132 we believe that creativity must be sparked and fervor for learning must be instilled. We are a school community that embraces change, especially when it can benefit our students.  A rigorous reading curriculum has been created by the staff. Through authentic literature, not only is a true love of literacy fostered, but meeting the individual needs of our students is paramount. We embrace a hands-on approach to mathematics. Students develop a conceptual... (read more)

Rainforest Creatures - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 19, 2019 - New York

5+ At Clay Bar Create a miniature animal you might see in the rainforest. Toucan, monkeys, tree frogs, snakes, ocelot, and sloth.

CMA Sound Booth Theatre - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 19, 2019 - New York

5+ At Sound Booth Join us today in the sound booth as we bring our stories to life by creating our own characters, sound effects, and movie scores!

Cma Family Day - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 19, 2019 - New York

Benefiting CMA's Free Community Programs

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth - 14th Street Y
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to be remounting their New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominated** production of OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics by Dax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. This Equity Approved Showcase is co-produced by the 14th Street Y and is directed and choreographed by Rebel Playhouse Artistic Director Sarah Sutliff with musical direction by Dax Dupuy. ** Best Musical & Best Choreography Rebel Playhouse’s production transports audiences into the faraway world of the Old Turtle and Little One in this immersive, musical adventure. In OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, a truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the villagers discover only half of the truth, it causes so many problems that Little One, a brave young girl, decides to search for the missing half. With the help of Old Turtle, and many animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth and make it whole again — “you are loved…and so are they” — creating a better world for everyone. OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH is powerful allegory about accepting and welcoming differences, which will resonate with ch... (read more)

New York Baby Show - Pier 94
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

THE LARGEST BABY SHOW IN THE COUNTRY! WHEN: Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th from 10:00am – 4:00pm WHERE: Pier 94 *711 12th Avenue at 52nd Street* New York, NY 10019 For thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City and the Tri-State Area, the annual New York Baby Show offers a fun, informative and family-friendly day of shopping, learning and bonding as you make your way from pregnancy into parenthood. The Baby Show offers the chance to meet over 200 top global and local pregnancy/baby brands (and have helpful conversations with people who really know their stuff). It also offers exclusive show offers from these top brands and personalized advice from leading parenting and pregnancy experts, a range of local entertainment options for your little ones and some exciting giveaways! Plus see product demonstrations, have your parenting questions answered, and network with other parents and parents-to-be. Get everything you need as you make your way into parenthood.

IT’S ALL ABOUT PAWS AND AWWWWWS AT THE LONG ISLAND DOG FESTIVAL, MAY 17- 19, OYSTER BAY, NY - Planting Fields Arboretum at Oyster Bay
Through May 19, 2019 - Oyster Bay

– It’s a real “dog day afternoon”! The Long Island Kennel Club welcomes families and their fur children to the Long Island Dog Festival on Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. The festival is part of the annual Long Island spring dog shows on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The shows on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, are run by the Ladies Kennel Association and are held at the same beautiful venue. Sunday’s Long Island Dog Festival celebrates all things canine, from impeccable show dogs and agility training to doggie dock diving, farm dog trials, and talent shows. Fun-filled events and attractions make this festival a treat for anyone who loves dogs – that is to say, everyone! Admission of $20 per car load includes all-day access to the Planting Fields Arboretum (1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY), a beautifully-preserved Gold Coast mansion and gardens that hearken back Long Island’s gilded age glamour. www.plantingfields.org

Children's Festival: Taíno, Taíno, Taíno - National Museum of the American Indian
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Enjoy the Museum’s annual Children’s Festival and explore the Taíno culture of the Caribbean. Hands-on activities include hammock making with natural fibers, decorating clay pots and crafting a maraca or magnet to take home. Music and dancing led by Irka Mateo (Taíno). Bobby Gonzalez (Taíno) offers storytelling.

IT’S ALL ABOUT PAWS AND AWWWWWS AT THE LONG ISLAND DOG FESTIVAL, MAY 17- 19, OYSTER BAY, NY - Planting Fields Arboretum at Oyster Bay
Through May 19, 2019 - Oyster Bay

– It’s a real “dog day afternoon”! The Long Island Kennel Club welcomes families and their fur children to the Long Island Dog Festival on Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. The festival is part of the annual Long Island spring dog shows on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The shows on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, are run by the Ladies Kennel Association and are held at the same beautiful venue. Sunday’s Long Island Dog Festival celebrates all things canine, from impeccable show dogs and agility training to doggie dock diving, farm dog trials, and talent shows. Fun-filled events and attractions make this festival a treat for anyone who loves dogs – that is to say, everyone! Admission of $20 per car load includes all-day access to the Planting Fields Arboretum (1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY), a beautifully-preserved Gold Coast mansion and gardens that hearken back Long Island’s gilded age glamour. www.plantingfields.org

IT’S ALL ABOUT PAWS AND AWWWWWS AT THE LONG ISLAND DOG FESTIVAL, MAY 17- 19, OYSTER BAY, NY - Planting Fields Arboretum at Oyster Bay
Through May 19, 2019 - Oyster Bay

– It’s a real “dog day afternoon”! The Long Island Kennel Club welcomes families and their fur children to the Long Island Dog Festival on Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. The festival is part of the annual Long Island spring dog shows on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The shows on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, are run by the Ladies Kennel Association and are held at the same beautiful venue. Sunday’s Long Island Dog Festival celebrates all things canine, from impeccable show dogs and agility training to doggie dock diving, farm dog trials, and talent shows. Fun-filled events and attractions make this festival a treat for anyone who loves dogs – that is to say, everyone! Admission of $20 per car load includes all-day access to the Planting Fields Arboretum (1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY), a beautifully-preserved Gold Coast mansion and gardens that hearken back Long Island’s gilded age glamour. www.plantingfields.org

Key to the Future - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

5+ At Gallery Do you know what it means to break the glass ceiling? The glass ceiling represents invisible barriers to advancement for women and people of color. These barriers are kind of like locked doors! What if we could unlock the door? Today make a key to unlock the door to a barrier you see in the world. Would you like to unlock the door to a better education, healthcare, clean water or something else?

Rainbow Roads - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

5+ At Media Lab Animate your own cutouts of cars and whatever you choose to race around rainbow roads!

Spring Uncorked - New York Botanical Garden
Through May 19, 2019 - Bronx

Enjoy the Perfect Pairing of Springtime Beauty & Local Wines Featuring wineries from Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and Long Island, the spring beauty of NYBG sets the scene for this wine lover's weekend. Enjoy samples, listen to live music, and learn the science behind winemaking. Drop by the spring preview of the NYBG Farmers Market for freshly baked goods and other delicious treats.

New York City Pinball Championships - Skyline Hotel
Through May 19, 2019 - NY

Play pinball all weekend long (no quarters needed!) at the New York City Pinball Championships 2019 in Hell's Kitchen. Watch world-class competitive pinball as 250 of the greatest players from across the globe converge to battle it out for the title of New York City Pinball Champion! Spectators will also enjoy live music and world-class live production which will be streamed to eSports fans around the world. Restaurant/bar on the premises at the Skyline Hotel, and this is an all ages event. May 17 (6pm-midnight), May 18 (10am-midnight) and May 19 (10am-6pm). It''ll be a flippin' great time!

Around the World in 80 Days at The New Victory Theater - The New Victory Theater
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there's no time to waste! AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS has a running time of 2 hours including one intermission, and is recommended for everyone 7 and up.

Gentle Martial Arts for Kids - Aikido - Aikido of Westchester
Through December 28, 2019 - White Plains

Give Your Child the Gift of Aikido Aikido is a gentle martial art that teaches children how to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and practice self-defense techniques that help develop focused, calm minds and strong bodies. Aikido helps increase children's coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a practical skill that extends to everyday life. Classes Year Round Our program is open to girls and boys ages 6-12. Classes are held every Saturday 9-10 am and last approximately one hour.

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2020 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six... (read more)

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2091 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2091 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

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