Special Events:

CirKiz: A Cool Kids’ Dance Party
CirKiz: A Cool Kids’ Dance Party – at Space Ibiza - 637 West 50th Street, State : New York, NY 10019. CirKiz is a club experience for children ages 6-12 where they can dance to cutting-edge electronic music and learn how to deejay. In this kid friendly environment children and tweens can listen and dance to DJs, see live performances and experience a nightclub environment in a safe, controlled daytime setting. On April 23 and June 4 from 1PM to 5PM. Admission is $20. For more information visit /CirKidz has added a new feature to their showcase CirKiz Junior! This party is geared toward KIDS 6 and younger who love music & dancing! The little ones have their own separate room and dee jays @ Space Ibiza NY. They will be welcoming DJ June D on April 23 & DJ Natalie of Baby DJ School on June 4.


The Joyce Theater - 175 Eighth Avenue at the corner of 19th Street, New York, NY 10011. Call (212) 691-9740 or JoyceCharge (212) 242-0800 is the place to see great dance performances. They offer a Family Matinee with live dance performances for young people. “We recommend starting young by inviting children to the adult table.” That’s why These family-oriented performances are followed by a special opportunity to meet the artists. Tickets are $10 for kids, and if they see all three family matinees, they automatically become Joyce Junior Members and save 40% on the price of their tickets $10 reduced to $6. Kids (ages 6-14) must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets start at $10. Check out their Joyce Kids Activity Pages and other activities.
May 6 Limon Dance- families will enjoy the sensational mix of athleticism, humor, and spectacular dancers when this company brings their diverse work and high quality to the theater performance at 2pm.
May 20 Parson Dance- May 20 displays its blend of athleticism and stunning ensemble work in the New York premiere of David Parsons’ work. Inspired by the dynamics of robots in flight, the piece is set to a score by John Mackey. Also on tap: Trey McIntyre’s Ma Maison, exploring the colorful world of Mardi Gras, with music by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band; a world premiere by GenerationNOW fellow Omar Roman de Jesus; and Caught, the company’s signature stroboscopic solo at 2pm. Families will see their tribute to David Bowie, Star Dust when this company makes its' New York premiere. This rock style production provides a visual imprint of the style, intensity and invention Bowie shared with the world.
Jun 10 Ballet Tech Kids Dance - called “a New York City treasure” by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce where Ballet Tech’s remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kid dancers work all year to dance for audiences young and old. What’s up? That crazy Meshugana Dance is back, as is The Jig Is Up. “Terrific” “glorious”, and “lovely” UPSIDE DNƆE also returns to charm adults and tickle the tykes (The New York Times). There will be new dances, too – but that cat is being kept in the bag! At 2pm.Ju
Jul 1 Momix - in Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style, creating images that “explode with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor, and beauty” (The New York Times). Giant saguaros, tumbleweeds, fire dancers, cactus wrens, and a slithering Gila monster emerge from an ingenious use of costumes, lighting, and the human body as, once again, Pendleton and the superbly physical MOMIX dancers extend the reach of the imagination – and dance – into worlds strange and new. at 2pm.
The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues (646-223-3010) offers theater geared for kids of various ages . Friday, 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon and 5 p.m. go to Tickets start at $16.
Mar 31- Apr 16 Something - Something aerial. Something funny. Something beautiful. A troupe of seven skilled acrobats fuses circus, dance, physical theater and clowning into a singular, captivating performance that appears comically effortless. From reading a book to playing a game of poker, these inventive performers create silly, surreal scenes out of everyday ordinary acts. Make no mistake—because these guys won't—this show has SOMETHING for everyone! For ages 6 and up.
Apr 28 - May 7 Neville's War - At the end of WWII, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty to return the young boy to his family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this dramatic story of two survivors who become each other's ally, protector and confidant. Inspired by a true story, Neville’s War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship. Tickets start at $16. For 8 and older
Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990 offers their Just Kidding! Series and Thalia Kids' Book Club: on weekends for children. At 11 am, Call (212) 864-5400. Ticket prices range from $21- $26 for adults and $14- $16 for children.
Mar 5 Thalia Kids' Book Club: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 50th Anniversary.
An afternoon of readings and lively discussion with contemporary authors, including Blue Balliett, Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Mass, and Alexander London who have been inspired by E. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Award-winning classic at 1:00 pm.


The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College - East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues, present The Little Orchestra Society concerts for young people. Call (212) 772-4448. Tickets :are $15, $28, $48. For children ages 3-10.
Mar 4 The Little Orchestra Society presents: Bernstein – Leonard Bernstein was an iconic figure in twentieth century music This popular composer was known for encouraging young people to enjoy classical music. Learn about his life and music on 10am and 11:30am on Saturday and 11:30am and 1pm. on Sunday.


Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling at 898 St Nicholas Avenue @ 155th Street, New York, NY 10032. Call 212.335.0004 or email opened their doors to children and families for the first time this fall. Families are invited to visit their new building designed by Internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye. The museum plans to use art and storytelling to foster the creativity and cognitive development of children ages 3 to 8 years old. "By encouraging and enhancing a child's innate curiosity and competence, they hope to nurture the skills that lead to personal and academic success, and to a lifetime love of learning." The Museum will be open on Thursday – Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday – Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. Admission is Ages 0 to 8 - FREE, Ages 9 to 17 - $4, Seniors (65+) - $4, Students (with ID) $4 and Adults - $7.
Virtuous Journeys With Mando - Surprising, funny, quirky, serious and silly = Story Hour at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum. Every Sunday! And families can go on a Virtuous Journey with Rez and Mando where they’ll hear stories on courage, grace, humility, and love and sing, dance, and play instruments to their heart’s content. All ages. From 1pm-2pm.
Showtime Saturday - Surprising, funny, quirky, serious and silly = Story Hour at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum. Every Saturday! Move your body, make music & be a part of the story every Saturday with Dancer, Actor and in-house talent, Alexander Elisa. From 1:00pm 2:00pm
Topsy Turvy Thursdays Story Hour - Surprising, funny, quirky, serious and silly = Story Hour at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum. Every Thursday! From 3:30pm 4:30pm. Book worms can enjoy our weekly Story Hour program every Thursday and Friday! The intimate storytelling presentation features a solo performer with roots in the community delighting our 'little audience' with a participatory and lively program. Performers have included Laura Bowman, Flor Bromley, Daniel Carlton, Alison Cox, Kelley Kelley, and Carletta Joy Walker.
Fun Fridays Story Hour - Surprising, funny, quirky, serious and silly = Story Hour at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum. Story Hour with Flor Flor Bromley takes children on a fantastic journey with music, puppets and tales from around the world every Friday afternoon! From 3:30pm 4:30pm.
Playdate! Free Third Sundays Head to Sugar Hill Children’s Museum during its free admission every third Sunday of the month. Learn about building self-determination and the importance of community through collaborative projects.
Apr 7 & 14 Draw Me A Pic! With Elisa Huberman - In partnership with Job Path, an organization dedicated to inclusion, we bring you The Huberman Project! Join artist Elisa Huberman for live illustrations of characters based on our visitors' wildest imagination--in support of creative minds of all abilities, we hope to inspire yours! From 11am-1pm.
Apr 16 Playdate - Enjoy a fun-filled FREE day at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum! Celebrate poetry and the magnificent legacy of poets from Sugar Hill and beyond with the Sugar Hill Children's Museum! Join us for a FREE day of storytelling, art-making workshops, exhibitions, and more! Lots of Activities From 10:00am 5:00pm.
Apr 20 Nights at Sugar Hill! An evening with jazz legend and Sugar Hill resident Marjorie Eliot - Jazz legend and Sugar Hill resident Marjorie Eliot will take us on a magical journey of music and poetry as she presents her work ‘In the Quiet Nite-Time.’ Open to all ages. Free. RSVP needed.

The Morgan Library & Museum - 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 685-0008 . In 1924 J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father's extraordinary library to the public. The most influential financier in this country's history, Pierpont Morgan was also a voracious collector. He collected art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that are the core of the library. Every year they celebrate Christmas with a winter fair and a reading of Charles Dickens. Admission is $18 Adults, $12 Children (13–16), $12 Seniors (65 and over) and $12 Students (with current ID) Free to members and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) Admission is free on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free for Morgan and Cool Culture members.
Mar 25 Exceptional Expressions - Explore the unconventional work of Dickinson with the poet, author and professor Matthew Burgess, then write your own poetry and craft its display from 11 am–1 pm. Tickets: $20; $15 for members. See Poets House for details.
Apr 30 Celebrate art and literature at the annual Spring Family Fair! enjoy an afternoon of art and literaature for the entire family from 2–4:30 pm. Free with museum admission.
The Parks Department is offering classes in kids yoga, Zuma, arts and crafts, movies, concerts and more. For a full listing of events go to
Discovery Club for Families - This spring, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Located at 6th Ave & W 59th St, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 310-6600. Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park’s most secluded woodland a unique living laboratory! Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's view" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a Park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades 1-4. Program Costs: Base fee for one child, one parent: $250 ($200 for Members) $150 for each additional child; $50 for each additional adult. . Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a Field Notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

The Fantasticks
Snapple Theater Center, Times Square
(210 West 50th Street New York City, NY 10019) Call 212-921-7862 or visit Tickets price range from $47 - $90. Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, is a captivating and simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one other. The score, which includes "Try To Remember", "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain", is as timeless as the story itself.
STOMP: See the International Sensation at the Orpheum Theatre
Orpheum Theatre, Between 7th and 8th Streets (126 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003)  Call  212-541-8457 or visit Tickets range from $79.00 The Orpheum Theatre hosts the international smash hit STOMP. This famed high-energy show features a cast of eight performers, creating a wildly rhythmic noise with unconventional instruments -- everything from brooms and garbage cans to matchboxes and hubcaps and more -- and also features plenty of unexpected comedy and audience interaction.
Ringling Bros B&B Circus at Barclays Center -this is your very last chance to run away to the circus, Ringling Brother B&B Circus will be shutting down after their last performance this spring. After a century of entertaining millions, the owners have decided it’s time to close, mainly due to controversy over treatment of the animals especially the elephants and the loss of revenue. There will be no elephants in the last performances. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME will conclude its tour at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on May 7, 2017, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World will conclude its tour at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on May 21, 2017. to celebrate this American icon for one last time. Performances at Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, (917) 618-6100 will be held from Feb 23-Mar 3, and at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553, from May 12-21. (516) 794-9300.

Apollo Theater – 253 West 125, Harlem, NY will celebrate African American History Month. Call (212) 531-5300 for more information
Mar 11 Music and Stories with Africa Forestdance & Griots in Concert - Africa Forestdance performs traditional and contemporary music from the western to the southern regions of Africa featuring instruments such as bala, mbira, kora, djembe, and shekere. Griots in Concert combine music, song and storytelling in an inspirational and educational show providing a unique musical journey into ancient and contemporary African culture at at 1:00 pm. Presented as part of Africa Now! Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older. Tickets: $10 per person

New York City Ballet – Lincoln Center is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, between W. 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.NYCB in the David H. Koch Theater 20 Lincoln Center Plaza offers Family Saturdays for families with children ages 5 and over and Children’s Workshops for ages 5-8 and In Motion Workshops for ages 9-12.
All children’s workshop are held in New York City Ballet Rehearsal Studios - Samuel B & David Rose Building, 7th Floor165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. Tickets: $12 per person. Please note: both children and adults will need a ticket in order to attend. . All Children’s Workshops take place before family-friendly matinee performances. Performance tickets must be purchased separately. Attire: clothing that is comfortable to move in. Ballet shoes are optional.
Family Saturdays tickets for the fall programs will be on sale starting Aug 7. The season will begin with Journey of a Dancer, Saturday, October 15 at 11 AM. Join for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the life of a dancer as you make your way through the ranks, from student to principal. You’ll learn about dancers’ training, daily preparation, company roles, and what it’s like to perform onstage in this interactive presentation designed especially for family audiences. Tickets are $22 per person. Early reservations are necessary.
Feb 8-19 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - New York City Ballet presents a timeless classic. Awaken to true love’s potential in one of NYCB’s grandest productions. This enchanting full-length unveils the story of a charming prince on his quest to unbind a cursed princess, with aid from a cast of miraculous fairies and fanciful storybook characters for 5 and up. At David H. Koch Theater. Tickets are $30 - $65.
May 28 IN MOTION WORKSHOPS - Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this 45-minute, pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in the matinee performance. For ages 9–12. Performance also on May 28.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall - Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10019 offers classes and family programs. For more information call 212-258-9800 or for single tickets call 212-721-6500, CenterCharge
WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program which invites families to stomp, strut and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz as they learn about the core concepts, instruments, and great performers of jazz with their parents or caregivers. These 45-minute classes offer a creative outlet for children to explore jazz through movement, songs, storytelling and play. at 1 pm. And 3 pm Varis Leichtman Studio. Registration for the session, Jazz Family starts in the fall. Admission for the season is $370.
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Lincoln Center -10 Lincoln Plaza between 62nd St - 66 St (Columbus Ave.) celebrates children with the following family events.
April 1-2 LC Kids presents Campfire - for Audiences 2-5 years old - Gather around to explore the woods, stargaze, and joke with the porcupines. These performances are specifically designed to welcome 2-5-year-old audiences in Clark Studio Theater at 11am and 2pm.
Central Park Zoo - 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10021 is located near the southeast corner of Central Park has classes and programs for all ages. Early registration a must. Visit their website or call (212) 439-6500 for more information and a complete schedule.Central Park Zoo: Catch Penguin Feedings Daily between July 12, 2016 and December 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 2:30PM
Toddler Time - Saturday Series (Ages 2-3) - Meet a variety of furry, scaly and feathery zoo animals in these interactive classes for toddlers and their caregivers. Live animals, movement and musical activities and a craft are part of the fun. Regular Price: $210.00. Member Price: $180.00
Carnegie Hall located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. has family and holiday programs . For informatiion call CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 or Administrative Offices 212-903-9600 or visit
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Parents can download
Why Making Music Matters- to better understand the effect of music in early childhood development. Carnegie Hall commissioned this new research paper by Dr. Dennie Palmer expert in the field. Her research points to several key reasons why investing in children early and often is critical to healthy development and a successful future—and that music can play a role in everyday interactions that support our next generation.
Art Contest: Calling all artists ages 5–10: Enter Caarnegie KidsNotes Art Contest - What images come to mind when you picture a live concert? Carnegie Hall wants to see them! For every Family Concert at Carnegie Hall, they distribute hundreds of copies of their kid-friendly programs, each featuring a child’s artwork on the cover. Send in your child’s artwork for a chance to be the cover art for KidsNotes and win free tickets to that Family Concert.
Apr 1 Spring Family Day The World of Classical Music - Carnegie Hall celebrates families by offering free interactive and fun musical activities in its Resnick Education Wing. This season, families will explore the swinging world of jazz in the fall and discover classical music in the spring. Families have the opportunity to participate in songwriting workshops, turn everyday objects into musical instruments in a digital sound playground, join in on sing-alongs, and build instruments and play them in an ensemble. There will also be opportunities to take in performances in Resnick Education Wing from 12–4 PM
Bank Street Bookstore 2780 Brodway located on the corner of 107th Street , NY offers one of the best collections of books for young people. They also have book readings, special events, parties and more. Call 212.678-1654 or visit their website.
April has been designated National Poetry Month, and now it stands strong and proud as the largest literacy celebration in the world. Find books filled with poems for kids that offer wonderfully worded examples of poetry's beauty and meaning at Bank Street Bookstore.
April 9 Curious George O'Connor - George O'Connor is not only an incredibly talented author and illustrator, he is also a scholar of Greek mythology. His latest book, "Artemis Wild Goddess of the Hunt," is a great example, in graphic novel form, of his knowledge and expertise. His portrait of Artemis, in pictures and words, provides young readers with a deep understanding of this nature-loving huntress/goddess. The Artemis book is the latest addition to George's Olympians series and will be featured at Bank Street Book Store at 2:00 p.m. when George presents this new book as well as other favorites from the series. Join us!
Apr 15 Get to Know a True Wordsmith
in "Noah Webster's Fighting Words" -Hear "Noah Webster's Fighting Words" read by its author Tracy Maurer at Bank Street Book Store at 10:30 a.m. Tracy researched this historical figure from America's past to discover how he created the first American-English language dictionary -- and how he never stopped editing and polishing words and phrases, including his own! Kids from six to ten years old will find out about Webster and his times, especially how he influenced the thinking and opinions of the day. Join us to hear how Webster left us with a better understanding of linguistics and lexicon (words Webster loved!).
Apr 29 Independent Bookstore Day at Bank Street Book Store! - A day of special guests and activities takes place at Bank Street Book Store. Join in acknowledging and appreciating the joy of children's books. from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Apr 30 Peter Reynolds Presents! Presenting everyone's favorite author/artist Peter Reynolds at 11:00 a.m.
French Institute: Alliance Francaise - 2 East 60th Street Between Park & Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 offers preschool classes, storytelling in their library and special family and school events. Call 212. 355-6100or visit
Apr 1-2 The Emperor and the Nightingale - Two powerhouse French performers—stage actor Nicolas Bouchaud and acclaimed cellist Sonia Wieder Atherton—join forces to create an imaginative, musical rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s treasured fairytale The Emperor and the Nightingale. The pair mix sounds from bells and all manners of music to tell the story of an emperor who tries to replace the love of a nightingale with a glittering mechanical bird. At 4pm in FIAF Skyroom. For Ages 4–10 • In French. Free but reservation necessary.
Apr 3-7 Spring Fun in French Day Camps – Signs of spring are everywhere! Take a journey with a queen bee, take a walk in nature among blooming flowers and hatching eggs! Kids will be immersed in French language and culture in week-long spring-themed day camps led by our great native speaking teachers. Open to all levels, from kids brand new to the language to fluent speakers. For children ages 3–8. Admission fees range from $740 full day to $410 half day.

Vital Theatre Company brings together an array of diverse musical performances based on some favorite books for children ages 2-7 at various venues in Manhattan. Call 212.579-0528 or visit for more information.
PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL - based on the book "PINKALICIOUS" by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm Theater at Blesseed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, Just East of Broadway through May 28
FLIGHT SCHOOL THE MUSICAL based on the book "FLIGHT SCHOOL"by Lita Judge on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am at Theater at Blessed Sacrament152 West 71st Street, Just East of Broadway through May 28.
TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON THE Musical - based on the book "TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON"written by Katherine Olabird and illustrated by Sarah Warburton on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am at Theater at Blessed Sacrament -152 West 71st Street, Just East of Broadway through May 28.

The Children’s Museum of the Arts
Join Children's Museum of the Arts as they open their doors and celebrate their new home!

The Children’s Museum of the Arts - 103 Charlton St. NY offers children and families in opportunity to explore art in new ways. Admission - Adult $11, Child $11, Infant (0-12 mos) FREE, Seniors (65+) FREE, CMA Members FREE. Pay as You Wish Thursday 4-6pm. For more information visit or call (212) 274-0986. Travel outdoors with the museum when they visit the Bronx Zoo this summer and have their Art Colony Camp on historic Governors Island. check their website for more information.
Weather or Not, That is the Question - an exhibition about the power, mystery, and grandeur of weather and its impact on our environment. From early religious texts, to Farmers’ Almanacs, weather tracking apps, and daily conversation, extreme weather has captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be awed and intrigued by phenomenon such as record-breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. With the words “global warming” and “climate change” never far from the headlines, artists tie together the scientific and creative worlds in acts of beauty and activism. Exhibiting Artists: Kim Abeles, Matthew Albanese, Suzanne Anker, Blane De St. Croix, Sandy Gellis, Nathalie Miebach, Nnenna Okore, and Virginia Wagner explore art’s ability to make environmentalism a priority and bring climate initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations.
ARTech is a two-month long pop-up activity center in the Meatpacking District comprised of STEAM-based experiential workshops, installations, and interactive moments for school age children and their accompanying adults. It is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 4+, RSVP is required for a timed entry slot. ARTech is hosted by the Meatpacking Business Improvement District, and programmed by Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York Hall of Science. Activities include workshops in science, climate , space and art. Location: 459 West 14th Street, NYC. ARTech will be open March 1 – April 29, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3pm-7pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Times may vary so RSVP is required.
Spring Art Colony 2017 - During this spring’s school vacation days (April 10-14), children can harness their creativity in immersive, hands-on arts camps offered all day at the museum. Led by CMA’s Teaching Artists, camps introduce a range of art-making techniques and mediums, from animation, to painting, to sculpture, to 3D printing, and so much more! For ages 6 to 12 Years. Fee is $595
New Museum First Saturdays for Families

New Museum at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, is New York's premier museum for contemporary art. New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family at 10 am . Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties. Call 212.219.1222 or visit
First Saturdays for Families: New Museum educators will offer family-friendly tours of current exhibitions during the two-hour period. New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.
Apr 1 First Saturdays for Families: Wave Your Flag - Join for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work,” on view at the New Museum through April 9, 2017. For over thirty years, Raymond Pettibon has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Through his drawings’ signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique. Inspired by the logo Pettibon created for the American punk rock band Black Flag (active beginning in the late 1970s) and the expressive voices that emerge in the artist’s work, families will invent and decorate their own flags that proudly declare their beliefs and values.

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St opens in its' new building in downtown Manhattan between the Highline and Hudson River. The Whitney houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Their new building at 99 Ganesvoort will offer a larger space to display their extensive collection. Call (212) 570-3600. Admission is Adults $22, Seniors/Students $18, Members Free Under 18 Free. solemVisit their website or contact Enjoy their special childrens section at
Sketching Tour: The Artist’s Hand - Explore current exhibitions through drawing! Look closely at works of art and create sketches based on what you see. This month explore brush strokes, blots, and dots to learn how artists make their mark in different ways in the exhibitions Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s and Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection. This program has been developed specifically for kids ages 6 to 10. Siblings are welcome to join the group but must have a ticket. From 10–11 am Tickets are required; every adult and child must reserve a ticket to attend this program. $5 per child, plus Museum admission ($22 adults; $17 seniors. Museum admission is free for members and children under 18). Location: Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, Hearst Artspace on Apr 1, 8, 22 and 29.
Open Studio -Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project. Free with Museum admission. on April 2, 8–9, 15–16, 23, 29–30 from 10:30 am–3 pm.
Whitney Kids Tour - enjoy a short, interactive family tour of kid-friendly works on view in current exhibitions! Explore and learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities. Visit the 2017 Biennial exhibition and artworks in the Whitney’s collection on April 1, 8, 22, 29 at 10:45, 11:30 am and 1:30.
STROLLER TOUR: Whitney Biennial– parents with babies 0-18 months join Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, on engaging tours that highlight works in the exhibition Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner. Tours are for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome! on April 8 from 9:30–10:30 AM. Tickets are required; every visitor in your party must have a ticket. $25 per adult, plus Museum admission ($22 adults, $18 seniors, free for members and children under 18). Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. Location: Floor Five, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries.


The Children’s Museum of Manhattan 212 West 83rd St. offers three floors of exhibits for children from toddlers to teens. Programs include workshops and parenting seminars. PlayWorks™ - help families prepare children to enter school ready to learn and grow by combining play and learning, Sing, move their body and use their listening ears to hear special stories. providing Kindergarten Readiness Skills for ages 4 & younger. Call 212.721.1234 or check Admission is $11, children under 1 free. Senior fee is $7. Target First Friday Night offers free admission the first Friday of the Month from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Special Exhibit:
Hello from Japan! Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit! Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, immersive environment. Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in the Museum’s Lower Level Gallery. It will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii styles, (pronounced like Hawai’i). Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families. The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree. The exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture. Learn more about contemporary Japan through this fun and educational programs for the public, free with admission. From January 20 – May 14, 2017. For all ages

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City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection.
Museum of the City of New York - 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street will celebrate the art and history of New York.with family programs. Free with suggested admission: $20 for families, $10 for adults, free for children under age 13. Call 212.534-1672 or visit for their website for more information. Family Programs are free with Museum admission and for members, are geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Programs are designed for adults and children to participate in activities together.
On-Going Weekend Workshops: From 11 am - 2 pm.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) New York, NY 10128-0173 is an internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond. Families can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, Workshop and classes for children, teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. for more information visit

Family Kiosk - on weekends visit the Family Kiosk to pick up an activity pack for an engaging museum visit. Filled with thought-provoking activities and games, the Family Activity Packs provide all the tools for an engaging self-guided tour, including activity guides, sketchbooks, colored pencils, and more. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Guggenheim Launches New Multimedia Architecture Guide for Kids - A major draw for visitors to the Guggenheim is the unique architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright building. To share how Wright’s design is special, the Guggenheim created a multimedia guide about the building—and now has launched a companion guide designed especially for kids ages 7 to 12. The new guide explores the landmark structure from various points of view and helps kids discover special locations and architectural features, including the exact center of the rotunda, a staircase shaped like a football, and the Aye Simon Reading Room, tucked away behind its distinctive, keyhole-shaped entry.Interacting with the guide, kids are encouraged not only to learn about the history and architecture of the museum, but to discover and share their own ideas about the building. It is available for download on visitors' personal devices as part of the Guggenheim’s app or it may be accessed on devices that can be borrowed free of charge at the museum.

Just Drop In! - Explore exhibition highlights through creative interactive projects in the galleries. For families with children ages 3–10 on Sundays from 1–4 pm. Free with museum admission.

Family Tour and Studio Workshop - Families with children ages 5 and up following an interactive gallery tour, family members enjoy creating artwork in our studio. This Sunday, families with children ages 5 and up are invited to explore the work in Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting and Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, on view through January 6, and create your own artistic compositions in our studio. Group rates include admission for two adults and up to four children, workshop materials, and a guided tour. Select Sundays, from 10:30 am–1 pm. $30 per family, $20 members, free for Family and Kids Club Members.


Scandinavian House - Heimbold Family Children's Learning Center at 58 Park Avenue at 37th Street offers an introduction to Scandinavian culture to young people. For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email No reservations are necessary for Saturday Morning Storytelling.

The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center is open to the public on Saturday for toddlers and up from 12—5 pm. . This premier indoor learning and play space for children integrates the best of Scandinavian design while emphasizing early childhood sensory perception. Admission is $10/child. Free to ASF Family Associate and above Members – these Members may only bring guests on Saturday for $10/child. Open to ASF Family Associate and above Members only: Tuesday—Friday, 12—5 pm. Please note that children must be walking on their own to be admitted.

Weekly Workshops for Kids - Toddlers can put their eager little hands and curious minds into Nordic themes and materials in summer installments of morning workshops in the Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center. And later in the day, bigger kids, ages 4 – 8, can play and get creative working on Nordic themes of the day at fun activity stations. Starting their fall season on September 9 on Wednesdays @ 11 am for ages toddler+ & Wednesdays @ 3 pm for ages 4 – 8. $7 ASF Family Associate and above Members with Playing and Learning Center Pass only.
Knitting Club - Meet up with other knitting enthusiasts to share ideas, knowledge, and your love of knitting. Bring your own projects to work on. No formal instruction will be provided, however, Scandinavian knitting books will be available for inspiration on Apr 6, 20 May 4 and 18 from 6-8pm. For ages 7 and older. Fee is $7.
Apr 6&27 Nordic Storytelling and Puppetry - Join Nicola McEldowney, professional puppeteer, and her band of storytelling puppets for a cozy session of stories, music, and interactive games. From stories with a Nordic theme to group sing-alongs, puppets can inspire all kinds of creative play and adventures of the imagination.
Apr 8 Heroes, Heroines, & Tricksters – join as some of New York’s most famous storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life exciting fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north. Ellen Shapiro and Jean Hale recount stories of young folks from Norway who outwit the greed, the ferocious, and the cunning. Join in the rollicking fun of these folk tales! At 11am. Free. For ages 5 and up. Program also on May 18.
Apr 22 Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann introduces children to English versions of these songs, plays musical games, and performs a selection of songs in modern, lively arrangements. Come prepared to dance and sing your heart out! At 1 PM. for ages 1-7. $7 ($5 ASF Members)
American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West at 79th St. will offer family adventures for this winter. Suggested donation is $19 for adults, $14.50 for seniors and students, $10.50 for children 2-12. children under 2 free.

The Titanosaur Exhibit – this Museum is known for dazzling generations of young people with their collection of dinosaurs and their newest addition will bring even more excitement. In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it. Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 70 tons. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. The new, much larger occupant grazes the gallery’s approximately 19-foot-high ceilings, and, at 122-foot, is just a bit too long for its new home. Instead, its neck and head extend out towards the elevator banks, welcoming visitors to the “dinosaur” floor. At the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - The butterflies are Back! an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on October 12. Celebrating its thirteenth year at the Museum, this highly popular winter attraction transforms the iciest day into a summer escape, inviting visitors to mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. The Butterfly Conservatory is on view through May 30, 2015. To find out more about their family programs visit their website. Admission is $24 for adults and $14 for children includes admission.
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean is directed Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, and marine biologist Holly Lohuis take viewers on a breathtaking journey underwater. Audiences will see more than 30 species of marine animals, including animals seldom seen by even the most experienced divers, such as Christmas tree worms, basket stars, banded cleaner shrimp, and fishes such as gobies and blennies. Animals captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D and other new techniques. At Samuel j. and Ethel LeFrak, first floor at various times.
Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins - Visit the Sackler Lab to handle casts of hominid skulls, learn about DNA and the human brain, and ask a scientist your questions. For families with children 8 years old and up. Registration Information: The Lab is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Location: The Lab is located on the first floor, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins. Cost: Free on weekends with museum admission
Gateway Storytime in the Discovery - a Monday morning story hour for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Space is limited and tickets are distributed at the Discovery Room on a first come, first served basis for sessions at 10:15 and 11:15. All visitors must have general admission tickets to obtain Gateway Storytime passes.
Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room.
Welcome to MicroRangers! participate in this new mobile game. MicroRangers is recruiting... and they want you! Team up with scientists to explore Museum exhibits and protect biodiversity. MicroRangers is a new mobile game at the Museum that shrinks you down to microscopic size and sends you into exhibits to combat threats to biodiversity. Nine MicroCrises await—real-world scenarios involving microorganisms— starting in the 1st floor Hall of Biodiversity. For advanced game players, marshall your resources to take on the 6th Extinction. Armed with the mobile app and a free Communicator Coin, augmented characters - both microbes and scientists - will send you on missions and help you along the way. Have fun while you learn how even the smallest things can make a big difference. MicroRangers employs a range of technologies to: geolocate you within the Museum, offer augmented animated characters to guide you, and provide mini-games that bring the dioramas to life.
Celebrate Culture! Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures - Visitors are invited to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum educators. Enjoy the interactive digital totem, a touch-screen portal to the peoples, places, and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Tour the Hall via telepresence robot with a virtual guide—Sean Young from the Haida Gwaii Museum. Get hands-on and explore Pacific Northwest artifacts with Museum guides on Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Through May 6, 2017.
Apr 1-2 Celebrate Culture! Cuban Screen Printing Drop-in - From cinema and music to photography and printmaking, the arts are a dynamic and constantly evolving part of life in Cuba. In conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition ¡Cuba!, renowned Cuban poster artist Raul “Raupa” Valdes demonstrates the art of screen printing. Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.
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Apr 9 Colorful Amazon - The Amazon is the most powerful river in the world, and its rapid transformation has the potential to change the global climate. Pouring into the Atlantic Ocean, the great river flows through the world's largest tropical rainforest, among the most biodiversity-rich places on the planet. Try hands-on activities, meet scientists, see live animals, and experience dynamic performances in this family-friendly science festival. At the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life from 11 am - 4pm.
Apr 10 – May 26 Jellyfish in Open Sea - Jellies astound scientists with their unique capacity to pulse through the sea, regenerate, and even glow. Environmental changes like warming seas threaten countless species, yet these very changes drive the rapid growth of jelly populations around the world. Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals.


The Metropolitan Museum of Arts - 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY Phone: 212-535-7710. Visit //
Storytime in Nolen Library - Start with a book, then learn to look! After a story in the library's special corner for kids, head to the galleries on a treasure hunt For families weekdays at 10 am and 3 pm. with children ages 3–7. All family programs are free with Museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted. Check schedule for changes.
Drop-in Drawing—Drawing in Pattern - Draw inspiration from original works of art! Join talented art instructors in the galleries for informal sketching fun. Open to visitors of all ages. Instruction repeats every 30 minutes; come and go as you like. Materials are provided. This session is held in conjunction with the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. Free with Museum admission.
Start with Art at the Met/Start with Art at the Met Plus - Look, sketch, and listen to stories to get a head start on art. Start with Art at the Met Plus includes art-making activities. For families with children ages 3–7 on Tues at 2:30 pm, Thurs at 3:30 pm, Fri at 4:30 pm, Sat at 11 am and 2:30 pm. All family programs are free with Museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted.
Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs - Take a day to play at the Museum on select Met Holiday Mondays throughout the year. (The Museum is closed on Mondays unless otherwise noted.) All family programs are free with Museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted at 11 am, 12 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm. For families with children ages 5–12.
Art Trek/Art Trek Plus - Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met. Art Trek Plus includes a performance or other surprises on weekends at 11 am and 2:30 pm. For families with children ages 5–12.
How Did They Do That? Deccani Miniature Paintings - Peek at technique and learn—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy on weekends from 1:30–2:00 p.m. All family programs are free with Museum admission.
Teens Take The Met! Teens grab your friends and take over The Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. Discover what you can also do at over 40 NYC cultural and community organizations this summer. Doors will open at 5 pm. Teens Take The Met! is free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. Just show up or RSVP now to get a free ticket to beat the line. On May 12 from 5:00–8:00 P.M. Free for teens ages 13–18; Museum admission not required.
Sunday Studio - Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the Museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in at any time between 1 and 4 pm. Art supplies are provided. Open to visitors of all ages. All Sunday Studio programs are free with Museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted.
Apr 3-7 Met Celebrates - This April, the Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the arrival of The Temple of Dendur at The Met. Come and see a light projection on the Temple's south wall that recreates virtually how one of the carved scenes might have once been painted. From 4-8:30pm

The Cloisters - 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhatan, New York, 212-923-3700 or 212-650-2280 - Children ages 4 through 12 and their families are invited for an hour-long workshop at The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe on weekends. Free with Museum admission. Museum is open Tuesday–Thursday, Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed Monday (except Met Holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. Recommended Admission: Adults – $25, Seniors (65 and older) - $17, Students $12, Members –Free, Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free. Family workshops at 1 pm are free with Museum admission.
Mar 18 Architectural Adventures - children ages 4-12 tour the exhibits, talk about what they have seen and create arts and crafts from their experience at 1 pm.
The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New York Historical Society located at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Telephone (212) 873-3400 is the newest museum for children in the city. This is first museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children.The Museum offers young people 8 and older an opportunity to explore American history through the eyes of iconic New Yorkers when they were kids. Children can meet Founding Father Alexander Hamilton; James McCune Smith, the son of a slave who became the first African-American doctor; Esteban Bellán, the first Latino to play professional baseball; and Cornelia van Varick, daughter of a 17th century textile worker. Free with admission: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, educators or active members of the military, $12 for students, $6 for children ages 5-13, free for kids under 5. Pay what you wish on Friday from 6-8 pm.

Little New-Yorkers - each class for ages 2-4 held every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in DCHM OR a craft project. The time in DCHM/craft project will alternate each week. Some of the upcoming stories are Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.
Macy's Sunday Storytime - From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great at 11:30 am. Free with museum admission.
The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt - Based on the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families around all four floors of our museum to find hidden Civil War objects. Can you spot the daguerrotype of a former slave? What about the painting of lieutenant Henry B. Hidden? Print out the hunt here, and bring it in for one free children's admission! Weekends from 10 am- 5pm.
Artistic Detectives - Every first Saturday! Look, imagine, draw and create! Families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Participants will be inspired by different paintings in the galleries and will then create their own personal masterpieces. Space is limited to the first thirty participants. Recommended for ages 5 - 9.
Cross-Stitch Circle - Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world! Free with Museum admission on Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New York Historical Society located at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Telephone (212) 873-3400 will celebrate The Summer of Hamilton with special activities to learn about the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Center for Women's History - explore women's history through public and scholarly programming, education, special exhibitions, and an immersive multimedia film. In 2017, a substantial portion of the New-York Historical Society’s fourth floor will reopen as the Center for Women’s History, a cutting-edge museum and scholarship hub. This landmark initiative will be the country’s first permanent, public exhibition and educational center dedicated to women’s history. It will highlight the significance of women’s history to the study of the American past and demonstrate how women across the spectrum of race, class, and culture exercised power and brought about change even before they could access the ballot box. Guided by a committee of distinguished historians and informed by the latest research, the Center will combine permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, and a vibrant program of talks and debates to enrich the cultural landscape of New York City.
Living History Weekends – The Hamilton family theme continues every weekend when historical reenactorsportraying Revolutionary War soldiers, Hamilton himself, or other figures from the colonial and early republic eraswill be stationed at New-York Historical, ready to bring Hamilton’s history to life. In the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, children and their parents will learn about Hamilton’s childhood at an interactive pavilion that explores how growing up in the Caribbean and seeing the harsh treatment of slaves helped influence his opposition to slavery. Families can also use the Museum’s Hamilton Family Activity and Guide to explore Hamilton-related artifacts in a kid-friendly way.
School Vacation Week - Celebrate President's Day for kids with the New-York Historical Society's President-themed events. Get in on the Presidential Scavenger Hunt daily, where you'll search for both objects and images relating to presidential history inside the museum. There are also presidential crafts to try (1–3pm), during which kids will make portraits and a parade bunting to take home. Don't forget to check out "We the People," NYHS's ongoing exhibit! All ages.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion - built in 1765 as a summer villa offers families an opportunity to explore Manhattan’s oldest house and enjoy educational activities. For more information call 212.923-8008.
On-Going Activities: Public Tour: Docent Guided - Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan's oldest house, led by one of MJM's expert docents on weekends from 12:00pm 1:00pm. $12 adults, $9 students and seniors. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information on Morris-Jumel's full complement of tours, visit
Apr 15 Family Day: Easter Egg Hunt - Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with a traditional Easter egg hunt on the beautiful grounds of the Mansion! Free and open to the public! From 12:00pm 2:00pm
Apr 18 Family Day: Make Your Own Chia Pet - Spring time is finally here! Celebrate the growing season by making your own chia pet. Participants will be able to make their own chia pet to take home. Free with museum admission! Advanced registration recommended. From 11:00am 1:00pm
May 20 Family Day: 19th Century Field Day - Come celebrate the dawn of summer by enjoying a little historic friendly competition! Free and open to the public! From 12:00pm 3:00pm
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The Poets House Children’s Room - at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City enjoy an afternoon of poetry activities for children. Free and open to the public, the Constance Laibe Hays Children's Room is a playful, creative space filled with the best of children's poetry books as well as old-fashioned typewriters, a card catalogue filled with poetic objects to trigger the imagination and inspire writing, stuffed animals and cozy reading areas. Children and their adults are invited to visit during Children's Room hours. Tiny Poets Time, a free weekly poetry program for toddlers, takes place in the Children's Room on Thursdays at 10:00am and features poetry readings and poetry-related activities for children ages three and under and their adults. Free poetry programs for children featuring renowned children's authors and illustrators are offered throughout the year. Free class trips can also be arranged. . Programs are for children ages four to ten unless otherwise noted. Online visit their Inspiration Room. Call 212.431-7920.
Studio Museum in Harlem – 144 West 125th Street, New York, New York. Museum Hours: Thursday and Friday:12pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, and Sunday: 12pm-6pm. Admission: Suggested donation: Adults $7.00, Seniors and students (with valid id) $3.00., and free for members and children under 12. Target Free Sundays: Free admission every Sunday thanks to the support of Target. Call (212) 864-4500 or visit To attend programs, please RSVP to
Apr 2 Hands On: On Your Mark! Part of Target Free Sundays is generously supported by Target. At 2:00 PM.
Apr 12 Lil' Studio: Family Photo Collage (Session 1) Parents, caregivers, and organizations servicing little ones ages 2.5 to 4 are invited to the Studio Museum to enjoy art-making and other activities that encourage creative time and bonding. Session 1 welcomes parents and caregivers. Session 2 on April 26 is designed for organizations and agencies providing care for pre-school aged children. How might you celebrate people in your family through art? Take a look at Glenn Ligon's Give Us A Poem (2007), which features the words "Me" and "We" in neon lights. Then have your picture taken and decorate your portrait with florescent materials that celebrate “me” and “we” within your family! Lil' Studio is free, refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. From 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Apr 22 Books, Authors & Kids! featuring Linda Trice - Meet children's book author Linda Trice for an interactive storytelling of her book, Kenya's Art. Create a unique work of art using recycled materials during this fun family workshop that celebrates literacy, visual art and the environment! From 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM at NYPL George Bruce Branch - 518 W. 125th St. Books, Authors and Kids! at the George Bruce Library is presented as a part of inHarlem, a set of new initiatives designed to explore dynamic ways to work in the community and take the institution beyond its walls.
Apr 23 Hands On: Flag Formations - How might a flag be used to acknowledge and communicate identity? Explore this question through art making in connection to African American Flag (1990) by David Hammons, which hangs on the Studio Museum's façade. Paint and dye a colorful cotton flag that reflects who you are! At 2:00 PM
Apr 30 Hands On: Memories in Print
- Incorporate a memory you have about Harlem in a colorful intaglio print! Intaglio is a form of printmaking that involves the engraving of a surface. Transform your written memory into a one-of-a-kind image influenced by the artwork of Juliana Huxtable, now on view in Excerpt. From 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Jewish Museum - 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, NYC, Admission is Adults $12, Seniors (65 and over with ID) $10, Students (full-time with valid ID) $7.50, Children (under 12) Free Saturdays* 11:00 am - 5:45 pm. Call 212.423-3200.
Family Drop In Workshop – children ages 3 and up can join every Sunday from 1-4 pm to paint, draw, sculpt or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view with different themes each week. Free with Museum Admission.
Archaeological Dig Drop-In - Second Sundays Dig Drop-in – children ages ages 3 to 10 can enjoy simulated archaeological dig is open for families on the second Sunday of each month from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.


Museum of Modern Art - 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 708-9400 has weekend programs for families. Admission is free. Preregistration is required for some programs. Early registration is necessssary, programs are very popular and waiting list request are often available. Visit Visitors were asked to share their MOMA stories with messages, poems, and ideas which were displayed on a museum wall see what they had to say on I went to MOMA .... For tips on exploring MoMA with your family this summer, visit Spark your creativity this month at MoMA! In Material Lab you can touch, assemble, and create with a multitude of materials, or try out different painting techniques using a new digital painting program from Microsoft. Stop by before or after visiting MoMA's galleries. Children's programs fill up quickly pre registration is necessary for some programs. Admission is Adults $25, Seniors - (65 and over with ID)$18, Students(full-time with current ID)$14, Children (16 and under)Free. Admission is free for all visitors during UNIQLO Free Friday Nights, held every Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets for UNIQLO Free Friday Nights are not available in advance. Your UNIQLO Free Friday Night ticket permits you to all other Museum galleries, exhibitions, and films.
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - 421 East 61st Street, New York, 212 838-6878, right in the heart of the city discover one of the seven oldest buildings in New York city named for George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Admission is $8 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students with ID. Free for Children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Free for Museum Members. The Museum offers the following programs:

Monthly Storytime - Join on the third Friday of every month for historically-themed stories and activities, dress-up in the Children's Corner and role-play with the museum's Touch Collection. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow on November 20 - Historical Hats and December 18 - Winter Weather. For children 6 and under. Free with museum admission; free for museum members.
Apr 11-21 Spring Break! Arts and Crafts! 19th Century Crafts , historic games and tours, and old fashioned games in the garden. From Apri 11am- 4 pm, except Monday. For students- pre K and up. Free with admission. For more information visit.

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Located at 1230 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10029 between 104th St and 105th St. 212.831.7272 Open Tues – Sat From 11AM TO 6PM ADMISSION - $9 Adults, $ 5 Students and Seniors, Free for Members and children under 12. Free for Seniors on Wednesdays. Free every third Saturday of the month for Super Sábado
Coqui Club - learn, play, explore, and grow at El Museo’s bilingual program for their tiniest visitors. Join them on the first Wednesday of each month and embark on an adventure to discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. With time for play, storytelling, museum walks, and art making, Coquí Club provides a fun and active way to explore El Museo and enjoy creative themes together. Program length: 60 minutes. Recommended for children ages 1-4 and their caregivers. No reservations required, first come first served. Dress for a mess!* FIRST SESSION: 9:30am-10:30am. SECOND SESSION: 11:00am-12:00pm. Please note, this program is not for groups. Next sessions Aug 3 and Sep 7.
SUPER SÁBADO! Free Third Saturdays @ El Museo -Bring la familia and enjoy a fun-filled day at El Museo! Throughout the year, we open our doors to everyone interested in exploring the vibrancy and diversity of Latino Culture through free art-making workshops, storytelling, concerts, and more. Stop by our arteXplorers Family Corner, where you can pick up fun and educational activity cards to help you explore Las Galerías and learn more about our offerings for families.
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Central Park:

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater – at 79th St enter at Central Park West and 81 St enjoy the puppet show on weekends. Additional show on Wednesdays at 2:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm Tickets are $12/adults, $8/children under 12. Call 212.988.9093. The Princess, the Emperor and the Duck - A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. A perfect theater going experience for very young audiences ages Ages 2-8. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults.
Wollman Rink – 62nd St mid park offers skating for the family. Call 212.517.4800.
Central Park Zoo – 64th St. and 5th Ave. is open daily from 10-4:30 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 5:30 pm on weekends. The Children’s Zoo at 64th and 5th Avenue is open 10 -4:30 pm. Call .
The Central Park Carousel at 6 4th and 5th Ave. is open 10 am – 4:45 on weekdays and 10 am – 5:45 on weekends (weather permitting). Call 212.879.0244.
Belvedere Castle, mid-Park at 79th Street. is offering The Castle and its Kingdom Tour.
Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the tiny 55-acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature. Call 212-772-0210 for directions.
Chess & Checkers House - (Located inside the Park at 64th Street) – in Central Park, Manhattan's largest green space, with Chess & Checkers House staff. Rain or shine. FREE! All ages.
Bryant Park;
Le Carrousel at Bryant Park - the carousel mid-park on the 40th Street side between 5th Ave and 6th Ave. was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style. Open 11:00am to 7: 00pm weather permitting. One ride is $3.00. Parents assisting children unable to ride solo will not be charged Buy a discounted card and enjoy 10 rides for $15. Le Carrousel Birthday Parties - Party packages available. For information, rates and reservations. Call 1-212-768-4242 ext. 129. Email:
Enjoy special events at Le Carrousel: from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.


Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Enjoy baseball in the boroughs of New York City!

New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY 10451
phone: 718-293-4300 | fax: 718-681-8603
Babe Ruth. Mickey Mantle. Twenty-seven World Series championships. The Yankees may be the most storied franchise in sports. In 2009, the Bronx Bombers continued that winning tradition by claiming a World Series in their new, state-of-the-art stadium—just as they did back in 1923, the year they christened The House That Ruth Built

New York Mets
Citi Field
Flushing, NY 11368
phone: 718-507-8499 | fax: 718-507-7735
New York's National League baseball team has experienced lows (a dismal 1962 debut campaign), highs (the 1969 "Miracle Mets" and the dominant 1986 squad) and everything in between. Mets fans recently welcomed a new era in state-of-the-art Citi Field, which echoes the design of Ebbets Field while also paying tribute to the team's Polo Grounds and Shea Stadium heritage.

Brooklyn Cyclones
MCU Park
1904 Surf Ave (at W. 17th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11224
phone: 718-449-8497
The Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets' Class A minor league club, play in picturesque MCU Park—about an hour's subway ride from Midtown Manhattan. Situated in Coney Island, close to the ocean and local attractions like Deno's Wonder Wheel and Luna Park, the smell of salt air permeates the stadium. During night games, neon-colored fluorescent rings circling the ballpark's stadium lights lend a carnivalesque atmosphere to the setting. In the distance beyond the left field wall, fans can see the Cyclone roller coaster (the team's namesake) slowly rise and suddenly plunge on its first terrifying drop. The on-field competition of scrappy, hardworking ballplayers hearkens back to the good ol' days of Brooklyn baseball—as does the intimate setting, where the team can hear what fans yell out from the stands.

Staten Island Yankees
RCBK Ballpark at St George
Staten Island, NY 10301
phone: 718-720-9265 | fax: 718-273-5763
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The Green Apple - Fleas, Markets and fruit picking!

Interested in a family fun project for the fall, try fruit picking. Check with the farms to make sure they are opened and still have a crop before going. For more information visit (this site is strange so scroll down to see the information), the New Jersey Agricultural Department at and the New York Department of Agriculture at Here is a few options.

Stone Ridge Orchard at Stone Ridge, NY, call 845 687-2587 or visit
-Stone Ridge Orchard is a 200 year old farm in the heart of the Roundout Valley , which has been eco-certified since 2009. They are dedicated to sustainable agriculture. While not certified organic, they use the best practices available for our climate, including some organic pest control materials, mulches and some biodynamic practices. In addition to apples, you can pick your own berries and Asian pears too. They offer high quality fruit baked goods, cidar and more. Their farm market also sells other fresh local farm products and there's a cafe.

Mr Apple at High Falls, NY, call 845 687-0005 or visit
Mr Apple describes themselves as a different kind of farm. “We are a friendly, small-town size, non-commercial operation.” They are a low-spray orchard, which means they use fewer pesticides. They have a full variety of apples to pick so take a tranquil journey through scenic routes to Mr. Apples rustic Orchard.

Hanks Pumpkintown at 240 Montauk Highway, Watermill, call 631.726-4667 or visit
Hanks offers an array of fun Fall Farm activiites. Opening in mid September, they offer an entire corn maze park, wagon rides, a great playground and theatrical face painting. Families can enjoy a full day of activities. There are apples and pumpkins to pick and roasted sweet corn from the corn shack and a candy apples to enjoy before you leave.

Wickham's Fruit Farm at 28700 Route 25, Cutchogue, visit
Wickham's fruit is grown on some of the oldest continually cultivated land in the country, much of the farm dating from 1661. Wickham's Fruit Farm is an historic, bicentennial farm, beautiful to behold against the sparkling waters of Peconic Bay. Wickham’s offers a gorgeous water view and lots of history. They have a u-pick apple orchard with a variety of fruit in season. Children can also hop on a wagon ride, see an old-fashioned apple cider press in action, and enjoy one of Wickham's homemade and home-baked fresh donuts and apple cider. There is also home baked goods to buy. New this year, Wickham's requires membership to enter the orchard for u-pick. The form is on their website, as are the details. The cost is $20, which covers your whole family for the whole season.

Seven Ponds Orchard at 65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill, NY 11976 call (631) 726-8015
While many orchards offer dwarf "type" apple varieties, only Seven Ponds can lay claim to the fact that they specialize in them. With over 14 varieties of dwarf trees, you could spend all day in the little orchard with young children who can’t reach higher trees. They also offer red radio flyer wagons for you to carry your apples around in. Also enjoy their corn maize, hay rides, and a farm market with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. They are also open weekdays.

Fort Salonga Farms at 30 Meadow Glen Rd, Northport, call (631)269-966 visit
Fort Salonga Farms provides a low key, no frills approach, They offers the most westerly location on the Island. Fort Salonga Farms is a great place to hit if you want to get in, pick some apples, and get home for naptime. They offer plenty of dwarfed trees so that little hands can reach and pick. And, they also offer freshly extracted honey for sale at the farm stand that you shouldn't miss on the way out. It's important to check out their website, since their crop is smaller and they close from time to time to allow for more ripening.