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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - December 8-December 10

December 4, 2017 - 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.

Biscuit - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
December 09, 2017 - Tribeca

Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family? ArtsPower's popular musical features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic! Based on the "Biscuit" series of books. Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Illustrated by Pat Schories. Ages 3 +

Art for Tots | Mix and Match: Get Silly - The Noguchi Museum
December 09, 2017 - Long Island City

The Noguchi Museum offers programs for families with children ages 2–11. All programs are taught by Museum Educators, and include gallery experiences and hands-on art making. Select programs are also offered in Japanese. Programs cost $10 for families with up to 4 members (includes Museum admission). Programs are free for Family Members and above. Members also receive priority registration for Art for Families and Art for Tots workshops. Become a member here.

Art Center Workshops Fall Classes - Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning
December 09, 2017 - Jamaica

"Registration for the new season of arts classes has just begun at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL). We offer everything from visual arts, dance, theatre, music, and now digital arts. So Jamaica residents can spend their Saturdays making pottery, learning an instrument, designing video games, or building robots. It is fun for the whole family! Classes are every Saturday from September 16 through December 9. Registration open now through Sept. 16th."

Biscuit The Little Yellow Puppy - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
December 09, 2017 - Tribeca

Become a 10Club Member and save big! A Family 10Club Membership ($120) includes 10 admissions at $12 to any Tribeca PAC Family Series production. Click here for more Info. Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family? ArtsPower's popular musical features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic! Based on the "Biscuit" series of books. Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Illustrated by Pat Schories. Ages 3 to 8.

R&R: Shabbat @ the JCC – December 9th - Homegrown - JCC Manhattan
December 09, 2017 - NY

WHO: Storytelling with Gia Pace; Face Painting with Jaime Gruber; Rooftop Playground; Pickling Sauerkraut with Shawn; Family Glow Yoga and Dance with MEDITESH; Chanukah Concert With Paul Wolf; Community Film: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer; Valence A Capella and much, much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: December 9th, 2017, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (AND EVERY SATURDAY EXCEPT DECEMBER 30th & FEBRUARY 10th UNTIL MARCH 17th) WHERE: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more information and full weekly schedule:

Endangered! The Musical - Davenport Theatre
December 09, 2017 - Midtown

Endangered! is Off Broadway's newest "Must-See"** musical! It's a rockin' crockin', funky monkey, multi-cultural, multi-species musical about a social media Whiz Kid reporter and a group of famous endangered animals from around the globe who must survive an unexpected superstorm.

Jon Stetson: America's Master Mentalist - Schimmel Center
December 10, 2017 - New York

Discover your sixth sense! Master mentalist Jon Stetson knows what you and your kids are thinking, he really does. This fourth generation mentalist has spent years reading minds across the nation and worked as the main consultant on the hit CBS show The Mentalist. Your entire family will be amazed by his extreme powers of intuition and his unique blend of humor and mysticism is sure to leave even the toughest of skeptics slack jawed in amazement.Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

P&P Kids Show - Pete's Candy Store
December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Dig Drop-In - The Jewish Museum
December 10, 2017 - Upper East Side

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs.

Hanukkah Family Day - The Jewish Museum
December 10, 2017 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the festival of lights as a family at the Jewish Museum! Build a sculptural Hanukkah lamp with funky found objects — a Jewish Museum tradition. Dance to the pop-rock tunes of Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, sketch Hanukkah lamps from around the globe on a gallery tour, watch a unique Hanukkah story come to life through a drawing performance by Jeff Hopkins, and collaborate on a giant light collage.

Latkepalooza! - Museum of Jewish Heritage
December 10, 2017 - New York

Make your Festival of Lights shine even brighter at Latkepalooza!, a family-oriented, interactive event featuring food, music, and hands-on activities. This event is recommended for children ages 3 to 10. $10, Free for Children and Grandchildren of NYTF/MJH Members Tickets sold at the door.

December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Knights: A Brooklyn Schubertiade Family Matinee - BRIC
December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Families with young children: we'd like to introduce you to The Knights! At our one-hour Family Matinee, your little ones will be introduced to classical music in a fun, relaxed, and interactive setting. The Knights are known for connecting with audiences of all ages and educating while entertaining. There will be snacks and activities for the young ones (provided by Peapod) and even if they arrive sleepy, cranky, wiggly...they're guaranteed to leave happy and inspired! For the Fall 2017 season with The Knights, cozy up to an intimate afternoon of poetry, music, song, and art, including Puerto Rican-born, Brooklyn-based composer Angélica Negrón. A Brooklyn Schubertiade will be performed as an Evening Concert on Saturday, December 9, and as a Family Matinee on Sunday, December 10.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 10, 2017 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

The World Science Festival and Con Edison Present City of Science 2017 Brooklyn - Park Slope Armory YMCA
December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Walk on water. Blast balls into orbit. Defy gravity. City of Science returns to Brooklyn! Join the World Science Festival and Con Edison for this larger-than-life, touring event where the wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math collide. Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and enormous exhibitions, this FREE program unleashes everyone's inner scientist. City of Science is FREE and open to the public. RSVP not required, but encouraged. RSVP HERE!

Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-In Museum Experience - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 10, 2017 - New York

On the second Sunday of each month, families can enjoy a drop-in experience in Mr. Morgan's 1906 library. Discover art activities, handle touch objects, and get your questions answered by a Morgan educator. Learn more about the myths and stories on the famous ceilings, roll a sample cylinder seal, and get up close and personal with medieval bookmaking materials!

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing - Atlantic Theatre for Kids
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

Three young sisters are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home. Years later, having circumnavigated the globe and fought vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three sisters meet again, as women. A moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fable for the whole family, recommended for ages 6 and up. "Atlantic for Kids – the family arm of the famed Atlantic Theater Company – consistently mounts some of the best children's shows in town!" – Mommy Poppins

The Amazing Max - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

The Amazing Max is an “awesome and hilarious live magic show for the whole family” (PBS Kids). What’s truly amazing, as magician Max Darwin works miracles during the show, is not only what happens on stage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans is hands down astounding. Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends. Premium ticket holders receive access to the VIP “Magic Lounge” (which opens 25 minutes before the start of each show), the children receive Amazing Max memorabilia, participate in a magic lesson, have priority front row seating and take a magic trick home.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - DR2
Through February 04, 2018 - New York

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm; Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats)/ $89.50* (VIP Experience)

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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