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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - April 26-April 28

April 22, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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While New York City is often thought of as a playground for adults, there's still plenty of fun activities with children. From museum specials to readings to musical performances, City Guide's collection of weekend events for kids in New York City will have your little ones never wanting to leave the concrete jungle.

Free Style Fridays for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Board games, Tech Time and video gaming

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
April 26, 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. If you have a daycare, Pre-K, or other group and would like to attend our Storytime programs, please call the Bushwick Library at 718.602.1348, or speak to a librarian.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Family Scavenger Hunt - Watson Adventures Meet-Up Location
April 26, 2019 - New York

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park. Kids and adults work together to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought, and planned his fatal duel. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or the Wall Street area is necessary. Whether you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll enjoy this scavenger hunt. The hunt is for ages 10 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

DIRTY DISNEY - Improv Asylum New York
April 26, 2019 - New York

Finally, a show for adults you can bring your inner child to! Nothing is sacred in the irreverent send-up of all the classics you remember. Dictated by your suggestions, each show is a whole new world… of laughs! We guarantee you'll leave the show humming your favorites – but you'll never listen to them the same way again. Come relive your childhood… ruined.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

During this program we read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toytime! Bring your young baby, toddler, or preschooler for a relaxed morning of fun where you can meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Ldba Free Art Fridays - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore new techniques and materials in this visual arts workshop for children ages 4 to 12 years old! Free Art Fridays is offered every two weeks and is presented by Williamsburg art school L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts. The program is Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Please register for each session separately. Presented in collaboration with Spaceworks.

Story Play - Brighton Beach Library
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 1 to 5.

Kids Chess! - Brighton Beach Library
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Storyplay 11am - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 10:00am. Space is limited; get your ticket at the Children's reference desk on the second floor. First come, first served.)

Afterschool Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you need help with your homework? If you are in grades, 1-8, come see our homework helper!

Saturday Storytime! - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
April 27, 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!

Native American Story Time and Craft - Bayside Historical Society
April 27, 2019 - Bayside

Join Bayside Historical Society for a very special family event on Saturday, April 27! In celebration of Mother Earth (Earth Day), Author Donna Gentle Spirit Barron — a Matinecock Family Historian and Genealogist — will show the children how to make Mother Earth Storytelling necklaces with beads and lead them in the art of storytelling, a Matinecock Tradition. Storytelling is suitable for all ages. Younger children will be assisted with the craft. Cost is $5 per child/$15 maximum per family. RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/native-american-story-time-and-craft.

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
April 27, 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. 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 - Broadway Comedy Club
April 27, 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. 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.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
April 27, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for families in Central Park! Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To score points, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. For ages 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase required.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
April 27, 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.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come read stories, sing songs, and have fun at our Saturday Storytime program! All ages welcome.

Arabic Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 27, 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.

Art for Kids with NORTE MAAR - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Local kids meet professional artists, dancers, craft makers, architects and more! Explore books and art with these special guest artists!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a fun Saturday family storytime! No registration required.

Saturday Storytime - Bedford Branch Library
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Realize Your Beauty Day - BALANCE
April 28, 2019 - New York

Realize Your Beauty Day Sunday, April 28th! "A day to celebrate what makes you uniquely you!" We're celebrating inner-beauty, kindness and self-love! Join us for a unique day of fun that will feature: Live Music & Performances Crafts & Art Fun Activities Empowering Speakers Special Give-Aways Refreshments Jugglers, Face-Painters, and so much more! All activities celebrate personal empowerment for children, teens & all ages! Location: BALANCE 112 W 27th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 (*btwn 6th & 7th Aves) For more info. & to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/realize-your-beauty-day-tickets-59178866583

Spring Break at Pip's Island - Pip's Island
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Looking for something fun to do on Spring Break? Come adventure with Pip, Pebble and Finn on Expedition 12 to save Pip's Island and defeat the villain Joules Volter. 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.

SNAP - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

SNAP - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. For everyone 6 and up GRUEJARM Production From Busan, South Korea

SNAP - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

Hearts of Gold Run/Walk For Kids 2019 - Pier 62 of the Hudson River Park
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

2019 Hearts of Gold Run/Walk for KIDS! This is the true meaning of a FUNdraiser...raising funds while having FUN! Please join us for the Hearts of Gold Run/Walk for Kids 2019 with HoG kids and their moms in New York City. After the walk there will be many other games and events for families: tug of war, hop scotch, card games, exercise, food. It is sure to be a fun day on the pier. Truly a fun filled day while supporting a worthy cause. Not only is this event a wonderful day spent outside with the Hearts of Gold families, but the money raised will support our Back to School Backpack Giveaway in August. To-date, this incredible giveaway has helped over 1000 children, grades K-12, fill new backpacks with all the supplies they need for a successful school year. With your continued support, this year we will fill even more backpacks with supplies, and little hearts with joy! Hearts of Gold’s mission and purpose is reimagining the future of homeless mothers and their children, together by helping them to become confident and self-sufficient as they prepare to transition out of New York City shelter system to permanent homes. MORE INFO https://501auctions.com/runwalkforkids2... (read more)

ImagiNATIONS Activity Center: Residency Program with Marissa Manitowabi - National Museum of the American Indian
Through May 01, 2019 - New York

Indigenous farmers plant corn each year using heirloom seeds that have sustained their communities for thousands of years. Marissa Manitowabi (Seneca) shares the important role that Iroquois white corn plays in Haudenosaunee communities of upstate New York and Canada. Learn about this robust, delicious variety from a cultural, scientific and culinary perspective through hands-on family activities.

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)

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)

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