Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - March 22-March 24March 18, 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.
Spring Crafts for Kids - Bayside Historical Society
March 23, 2019 - Bayside
Join us in welcoming spring at the Castle! Families are invited to create spring crafts, share a snack, and participate in other spring activities. Crafts are suitable for children ages 4-12. Cost is $5 per child/$15 maximum per family. Preregistration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/spring-crafts-for-kids or call 718-352-1548.
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 23, 2019 - New York
Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids ages 10 and up! 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. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.
Educator Angela Parrino, PhD, owner of Honey Tomes, LLC, a publishing company dedicated to wellness materials for children and adults, will be reading from John Potestivo's book There's Good in Every Bunny, illustrated by Jamie Forbes. Children will receive a copy of the book to take home. Registration requested.
Magic show - Broadway Comedy Club
March 23, 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.
Pay-As-You-Wish at SPARK - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn
Drop-In play at SPARK is Pay-As-You-Wish Thursday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. Thursday, March 21 Good Luck Charms! Make your own pocket sized good luck charm with clay! Thursday, March 28 Spring Equinox Flower Paintings Explore color mixing by dripping watercolor with droppers to create a wax resist flower painting. All programs subject to change. Wednesday, 1:00-5:00PM Thursday, 1:00-6:00PM - Pay-As-You-Wish! Friday, 1:00-5:00PM Saturday, 1:00-5:00PM Sunday, 1:00-5:00PM We are closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
Not My Monster! - The Flea Theater
Through March 30, 2019 - New York
Have you ever noticed a small bearded man running around your house? Look again because Russian folklore promises that every home has a Domovoi, the house spirit who protects the family. In Not My Monster! Father, Mother, Darya and Vasily are forced to move from their lavish penthouse in the city to a creepy cabin in the middle of a swamp when the Russian economy tanks. Watch what happens when the children are not so sure that their Domovoi came along too. Not My Monster! is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Children under 1 are FREE.
Drop-In Play at SPARK - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn
DROP-IN PLAY AT SPARK Drop-In play at SPARK is offered Wednesday through Sunday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. MARCH DROP-IN PLAY ART PROJECTS Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in March in our Studio. This month at SPARK we celebrate the spring equinox! Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3 Mixed-Media Mittens! Decorate a pair of mittens with precut shapes, fluffy cotton balls, and stickers! Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 Rainbow Clouds Build a rainbow cloud paper sculpture by bending and folding colorful paper. Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17 Good Luck Charms! Make your own pocket sized good luck charm with clay! Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24 Spring Equinox Flower Paintings Explore color mixing by dripping wate... (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)