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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - November 29-December 1


Events for Kids in New York City This WeekendPhoto: Michael Dougherty/Flickr 


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 29, 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 29, 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.

Tech Time: Kids, Tweens & Teens - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Walt Whitman Branch
November 29, 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.

Pajama Story Time - Queens Zoo
November 29, 2019 - Corona

Let's be thankful for all that we have including the animals and wild places in our world. Join us for a fun evening exploring the natural world at night. We'll look at ways to help local wildlife even during the winter months. You and your children can enjoy a nice story and some cookies and milk to end the evening. Open to ages 4 and up.

Watson Adventures Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 30, 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.

Saturday Storytime - Gravesend Library
November 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Saratoga Branch
November 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Saratoga Branch
November 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
November 30, 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 Murder - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
November 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Watson Adventures Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
Through November 30, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 and up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, youll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars in the sky, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, and learn the arrival time of a ghost train. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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

TADA! Youth Theater Presents The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood - TADA! Youth Theater
Through December 15, 2019 - New York

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood is a hilarious take on the Red Riding Hood story told from the wolf's point of view, book by Robert Emmett, lyrics by Bob Merrill and music by Jule Styne. TADA! was the first company to perform this musical on stage. It was originally produced as a TV special in 1965 featuring Liza Minnelli, Cyril Richard and Vic Damone.November 23 at 7PM, Opening NightNovember 24, 30 & December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 2PM & 4PMDecember 4 at 11AM & 1PM Special School Day PerformancesDecember 6, 13 at 7PMPlease visit https://www.tadatheater.com/buy-tickets/ for more information. Discounted rates are available for nonprofit and community groups of 15 or more.

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.

Choose Love NYC Pop-up Shop by Help Refugees - Choose Love
Through December 24, 2019 - New York

The Choose Love shop is back in New York with more love, fun and surprises than ever before! Come and visit the worlds first shop where you can buy buy real gifts for refugees. The shop is packed with much needed items like kids coats, winter boots, tents, sleeping bags, mental health services and more. Buy what you want and leave with nothing as each purchase you make is sent to someone who truly needs it.Whether youre shopping for your Secret Santa, best friend or in-laws, give a gift that really matters. With every purchase youll get a beautiful gift card to go under the tree while the items you buy will be supplied to refugees around the world.And if that wasnt enough the store will be busy with performances, DJs, talks and some extra-special guests. So come down, shop your heart out, buy everything, leave with nothing and feel the love. If you cant make it in person, please check out our online store at www.choose.love

Santa Arrives at Macy's Herald Square - Macy's Herald Square 8th Floor, Santaland
Through December 24, 2019 - New York

Beginning Friday November 29, through Christmas Eve, the young and young-at-heart will enter Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy's flagship Herald Square store in New York. Every holiday season, visitors from around the world gather at the 13,000 square-foot Christmas village for a special visit with the one-and-only Santa Claus. Each child receives a small keepsake from Santa to commemorate their experience.Guests visiting with Saint Nick will make a reservation in advance and spend less time waiting in line and more time getting ready for the holidays. Macy's Santaland hosts over 200,000 visitors each year and the reservation system is designed to minimize wait times by scheduling visitors to join the line at a time of their choice; allowing for the best possible holiday experience.To make a reservation for Macy's Santaland please visit macys.com/santaland November 24. There is only one appointment per customer during the season and the Macy's Santaland experience is free and open to the public.

HGTV's Santa HQ at Queens Center - Queens Center
Through December 24, 2019 - Elmhurst

Kids can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age with HGTV's Santa HQ at Queens Center! This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ. You can try on the latest elf looks with Santas Magic Mirror, create your very own Elf-ID Card and scan yourself on the Naughty or Nice O'Meter. Plus, new this year, spend less time in line and more time on holiday fun with a Fast Pass.

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

Yeti, Set, Snow! - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through February 23, 2020 - New York

Yeti, Set, Snow! an original story and marionette production produced by the City Parks Foundation will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. Perfect for families with young children, this winter adventure kicks off the holiday season with puppetry and music beginning November 12, 2019 throughout the winter season to February 23, 2020. The production is recommended for families with children ages 3 - 8. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti and pet cat, Tinsel Kitty, on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountaintop nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun, but also learns the value of friendship.

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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