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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - November 15-November 17


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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.

Family Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by for a fun time and a chance to play with friends and all our toddler toys. Open to children from birth-5 years accompanied by caregivers.

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Walt Whitman Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come get creative and crafty at the library! For kids ages 5 through 12. Younger children may participate with the help of a caregiver.

Family Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by for a fun time and a chance to play with friends and all our toddler toys. Open to children from birth-5 years accompanied by caregivers.

Adult Movie Matinee: A Month of Murder - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for our Adult Movie Matinee, A Month of Murder

Adult Movie Matinee: A Month of Murder - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for our Adult Movie Matinee, A Month of Murder

After School Snack Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bring your own delicious snacks and enjoy them in the comfort of our meeting room

Tech Time: Kids, Tweens & Teens - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for Tech Time - video games and iPad play.

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Walt Whitman Branch
November 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come get creative and crafty at the library! For kids ages 5 through 12. Younger children may participate with the help of a caregiver.

Zoo Club - Prospect Park Zoo
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

A new animal adventure awaits every Saturday afternoon with Zoo Club. Children, ages 6 and up, will meet animals up-close, make new zoo friends, and explore exhibits each week. Activities will vary week to week but include scavenger hunts, hands-on animal science, and behind-the-scenes experiences. Join the fun for one week or every week. Open to children ages 6-10.

Breakfast with Baboons - Prospect Park Zoo
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The whole family will enjoy time with a wild troop of baboons! Visit the zoo early, meet animals up-close, and make a special treat for these amazing primates. Open to all ages.

Watson Adventures Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 16, 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 Harrys 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.

Family Art Project: Three Sisters Companion Planting - Wave Hill Public Gardens
November 16, 2019 - Bronx

Honor the indigenous wisdom of companion planting by sampling in crafts that use corn husks, winter squash, and climbing beans. Take time to better understand the history of Seneca women's relationship to companion planting and imagine how you can use the wisdom of Three Sisters companion planting to forge a new relationship with harvest time.Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes.All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes.All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime - Gravesend Library
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Saratoga Branch
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Saratoga Branch
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, art, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is a program of BPL's First Five Years initiative which is supported by generous funding from the New York City Council as part of City's First Readers; and the Pinkerton Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Brooklyn Eagles - a group of young and engaged Brooklyn Public Library supporters, and funds raised at BPL's annual Gala.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes.All ages welcome!

Saturday Family Movie: A Month of Mystery - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for our Saturday Family Movie, A Month of Mystery

Morrisania Stop 'N' Swap - DreamYard Project
November 16, 2019 - Bronx

Free community reuse event! Please bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You dont have to bring something to take something.Please do not bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.

Kids Silent Disco and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party! (First 100 RSVP's FREE) - Katch Astoria
November 16, 2019 - Astoria

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 kids 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 dont want to join the headphone party.Dont worry mom & dad, we also have a music channel for you to dance to too! Our Red throwback channel will be playing your favorite classic sing along songs that will bring you back!Bottomless Brunch Details: $18 when a bunch item is ordered 90 Mins per person of unlimited brunch drinks & beer of the day Brunch Drinks: Prosecco, Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary, Red Sangria, MargaritaYour 3 Live DJs are spinning kid friendly hits all afternoon:DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance HitsDJ 2 (Red): 80s, 90s & 2K ThrowbacksDJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&BYour Experience... (read more)

Exploring the Wild - Central Park Zoo
November 16, 2019 - New York

Take a walk on the wild side! Families discover amazing animal adaptations and survival strategies around the Zoo through fun activities and live animal encounters. Children and caregivers help prepare animal treats and discover how keepers care for them each day. Open to ages 6-10.

Early Birds - Bronx Zoo
November 17, 2019 - The Bronx

Join us for some "cheep" thrills as you learn more about the birds that call the Bronx Zoo home. You and your family will learn from one of our ornithology experts, meet an animal up close, and take a walk through the zoo to learn about the birds that live in and outside of our exhibits. Open to all ages.

Jr. Zoo Club - Prospect Park Zoo
November 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

You and your little ones will make new friends, meet special animal guests, enjoy a read aloud, and have time to play in the Discovery Center after closing to the public. Every day is a new adventure at Jr. Zoo Club! Open to ages 0-6 with caregiver.

Family Art Project: Three Sisters Companion Planting - Wave Hill Public Gardens
November 17, 2019 - Bronx

Honor the indigenous wisdom of companion planting by sampling in crafts that use corn husks, winter squash, and climbing beans. Take time to better understand the history of Seneca women's relationship to companion planting and imagine how you can use the wisdom of Three Sisters companion planting to forge a new relationship with harvest time.Free with admission to the grounds.

The Sound of Color Series Wednesdays - The Jewish Museum
Through November 20, 2019 - New York

This six-week program for preschoolers and their families explores how music and art playfully intertwine. Every class will embark on a thematic musical tour of the Museums galleries in partnership with The Diller-Quaile School of Music followed by an art-making experience in the studio.Experiment every Wednesday for six weeks with how music and art work together through form, line, color, and texture! Each (once a week) class includes live accompaniment with a professional musician.

RE:PLAY - The New Victory Theater
Through December 01, 2019 - Manhattan

Creature conjurors! Shape shifters! Material manipulators! The masked mimics of MUMMENSCHANZ make their New Victory debut with RE:PLAY. Inspiring audiences across five continents over four decades with three stints on Broadway, the "Musicians of Silence" will surprise you with each artful scene. A playful production of timeless vignettes, RE:PLAY is as much about what you don't see as what you delightfully do!RE:PLAY has a running time of 60 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for ages 6 and up.Performance Dates and Times:Friday, 11/15 at 7pmSaturday, 11/16 at 2pm / 7pmSunday, 11/17 at 12pm / 5pmFriday, 11/22 at 7pmSaturday, 11/23 at 2pm / 7pmSunday, 11/24 at 12pm / 5pmFriday, 11/29 at 2pm / 7pmSaturday, 11/30 at 2pm / 7pmSunday, 12/1 at 12pm / 5pm

Art Around the World - Private Picassos
Through December 03, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 3 - 5 yrsAdult Participation RequiredYoung artists will travel around the world on an artistic journey, exploring 2-3 dimensional multi-cultural art activities, including Mexican frescos, Kente cloth weaving and Brazilian Carnivale masks. Notes Drop-off optional for kids over the age of 4.

Matisse, Monet and me - Private Picassos
Through December 04, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 4 - 6 yrsBudding Picassos will get inspiration for their artwork by looking at the work of fine artists. Activities include Andy Goldsworthy-inspired nature sculptures, Kandinsky music painting, Jim Dine-inspired mixed media creation and much more!Notes Drop-off optional for kids over the age of 4.

Build it Big! - Private Picassos
Through December 05, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 5 - 8 yrsYoung artists will create large-scale and communal artwork, using a variety of two and three-dimensional materials. Activities include recycled robots, New York City panoramas and Jackson Pollock splatter paintings.

SPARK Fun Lab - SPARK by BCM
Through December 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

SPARK Fun LabWednesday, 10:45 11:45 amAges 2 to 5 yearsCrazy Science Show has teamed with SPARK by BCM to create a unique early childhood program for our youngest scientists. SPARK Fun Lab provides a hands-on way to approach the natural world. Kids will feel like real scientists as they explore scientific thinking and the fundamentals of chemistry through crazy, interactive experiments using slime, phosphorescent paints, dry ice and other materials.SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Advanced registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)Register online at brooklynkids.org/sparkSchedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.For more information, Please email Victoria Calabro at vcal... (read more)

French at SPARK with Bilingual Birdies! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

French at SPARK with Bilingual Birdies!Wednesday, 9:30 10:30 amAges 9 to 36 monthsJoin us at SPARK and the rest of the Bilingual Birdies on an out-of-this-world journey to learn French! Classes incorporate live music and puppetry and are a fun, physical way to learn a new language or strengthen vocabulary and literacy while celebrating diversity. Participants should expect a bubble dance party at the end of each session, and families will receive a free music download and vocabulary sheets to help bolster their new French skills.SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Advanced registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)Register online at brooklynkids.org/sparkSchedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable ... (read more)

Wild Waterfront - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wild Waterfront Thursday, 10:45 11:45 am Ages 2 to 5 yearsBrooklyns own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! Well get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Advanced registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)Register online at brooklynkids.org/sparkSchedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Storytime & Sensory LoungeThursday, 9:30 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 monthsChildren and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week.SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Advanced registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)Register online at brooklynkids.org/sparkSchedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Art For Lunch! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Art For Lunch!Friday, 10:45 11:45 am Ages 2 year to 5 yearsCultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this fall. In this one-hour class, children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Advanced registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)Register online at brooklynkids.org/sparkSchedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Spanish at SPARK with Espate! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Spanish at SPARK with Espate!Friday, 9:30 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 monthsThrough game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Advanced registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)Register online at brooklynkids.org/sparkSchedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Lenfest Kids: H2O - Columbia University: Lenfest Center for the Arts
Through December 14, 2019 - New York

Lenfest Kids celebrates Columbia's Year of Water with a series of aquatic-themed family films. Lenfest Kids: H2O explores the world's oceans as a space of adventure, fantasy, wonder and mystery, featuring a diverse range of films spanning live-action and animation, classics and recent hits, from the US and abroad. All films will be screened at 11 am and 3 pm at Lenfest Center for the Arts. 9/21 - Ponyo9/28 - Inside Out10/19 - Song of the Sea11/16 - Finding Dory12/14 - March of the Penguins

Sundays: Dig-Drop In - The Jewish Museum
Through December 15, 2019 - New York

Discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museums simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month through December 15th.

Hello Kitty and Friends x Cost Plus World Market - Cost Plus World Market
Through December 24, 2019 -

Cost Plus World Market is celebrating Hello Kitty's 45th birthday with a Hello Kitty Pop-Up in Chelsea! The pop-up experience opens THIS Saturday, Nov 2nd, and runs through Dec 24th. Details below!***Hello Kitty and Friends x Cost Plus World MarketRuns Nov 2- Dec 24, 2019at 620 6th Ave, NYCMon-Fri 8:00-8:00Sat 8:00-9:00Sun 8:00-7:00Expect oodles of fun Hello Kitty product- some exclusive to Cost Plus World Market. Special activations for the opening weekend of Nov 2nd and 3rd:Saturday, November 210:00 -12:00 Hello Kitty character meet & greet 3:00-5:00 Kerropi character meet & greet10:00-12:00 and 3:00-5:00 A Japanese calligraphy artist will be on-site to create your name in Japanese characters Sunday, November 31:00-3:00 Hello Kitty character meet & greet1:00-3:00 A Japanese calligraphy artist will be on-site to create your name in Japanese characters

Sundays: Studio Art Sessions - The Jewish Museum
Through December 29, 2019 - New York

Explore new themes every Sunday until December 29th in these drop-in art workshops. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view.

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)

Big Apple Circus - Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
Through February 02, 2020 - New York

An astonishing circus world of wonder! Big Apple Circus at the Damrosch Park, New York, NY. October 12, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Day Pass for Unlimited Art Projects! - Private Picassos
Through June 01, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 1.5 - 18+ yrsUnlimited art projects at our studio for 1 day.Get 20% off specialty projects (including Acrylic on Canvas, DIY Stuffed Animal & Weekly Specials) and 10% off retail items!

Discount from Kids Dentistry Center - Kids Dentistry Center
Through October 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Kids Dentistry Center is one of a kind pediatric office which offers children the best in dental and orthodontic therapy in a fun and exciting environment that includes a unique entertainment area featuring video games and toys. Established in 1992, it is the preeminent practice for Pediatric Dentistry in Brooklyn. For a limited time, we are having an event for all new patients, 5-10% off any service. Please contact Kids Dentistry Center for consultation by this number: +1 718-491-5300.

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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