#childsafety | Events for Kids in New York City This Week


Fun for kids and great ideas for parents can be found in City Guide’s calendar listings. Whether it’s a sleepover at the Intrepid, an exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts or the American Museum of Natural History, a scavenger hunt, a dropoff pajama party, or special arts and crafts afternoon at a museum, you can find it on City Guide’s calendar.

Kids Japanese Vegan Sweets Cooking Class: Matcha Cake & Amazake – RESOBOX East Village
January 26, 2020 – New York

Kids Japanese Sweets Cooking Class: Steamed Matcha Cake with Japanese Rice Flour and AmazakeDates:Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm (Kids Class)Location: RESOBOX East Village (91 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003)Workshop Fee: $50 (includes all materials)Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/resobox/item/japanese-sweets-workshop-steamed-matcha-cake-with-japanese-rice-flour-and-amazakeWebsite: https://resobox.com/event/matcha-cake-amazake/Workshop OverviewJoin us for a fun and educational Japanese cooking class with the Natural Sweets Patisserie Association of Japan! This workshop will cover deliciously soft, steamed matcha cake made with Japanese rice flour and Amazake, a sweet and creamy fermented natural drink.Although Amazake literally means sweet sake, it does not contain any alcohol. A deliciously sweet and creamy natural beverage, nowadays Amazake is enjoyed as a warming winter drink. Made from mixing rice, water, and rice koji, it is later covered with Koji mold (Aspergillus oryazae) to make the delightful drink. Amazake is made with koji which is cultured rice that has been incubated overnight to produce a lightly fermented food rich in… (read more)

NYC Chinatown Cityscapes – Children’s Museum of the Arts
January 26, 2020 – Hudson Square

One of the most pressing issues facing NYC’s Chinatown is its changing cityscape. With new buildings coming in, the Chinatown we know today is dwindling. At the Clay Bar, we want to celebrate the beautiful Chinatown cityscapes from buildings to arches, to parks, choose a Chinatown cityscape and design it with clay!

Oshogatsu: New Years Celebration – Japan Society
January 26, 2020 – New York

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu event filled with the traditional activities of rice pounding, calligraphy, lion dancing and more! After trying your hand at different crafts and activities, watch a taiko drumming performance at 1:30 or 2:30 pm, then join a taiko mini workshop. With activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!

Childrens Museum of Manhattans Sunday Funday – Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
January 26, 2020 – New York

Back by popular demand, the Childrens Museum of Manhattan will hold its sixth annual Sunday Funday extravaganza on Sunday, January 26 from 10:30 am 2 pm at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The ticketed event, benefiting the museums outreach programs, brings together the best in family entertainment, indoor sports and games, creative workshops and fantastic food for the entire family. This years theme is camp so the venue will be transformed into the best summer camp: Camp CMOM!Children ages 0-12 will enjoy age appropriate activities including live entertainment and appearances by Nickelodeon costume characters.Children can also shoot hoops on the basketball court, kick field goals and throw passes on the football field, make slime, create model magic bugs, participate in a campfire sing-along and make Smores. Infants and toddlers will enjoy soft play areas and sing-alongs, and themed workshops for all ages will be run by museum educators. Sunday Funday will also feature a family photo booth, live animals, face painters, stilt walkers and so much more!The event is sponsored by Nickelodeon, the NBA, First Data and the New York Giants.For tickets and more informa… (read more)

History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at School – Museum at Eldridge Street
January 26, 2020 – New York

The past comes alive in this interactive family program that takes children back in time to discover what Lower East Side kids experienced at school more than 100 years ago and you may be surprised at what you’ll discover. Fancy vocabulary? Out. Nature study? In. Plus, get ready for some crazy calisthenics and a surprising school snack. Straight A’s guaranteed! Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions.

Hybrid Paper Mch Plants Inspired by Ming Fay – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through January 26, 2020 – Hudson Square

Ming Fay, born in Hong Kong, emigrated to the US in 1961 and founded the Epoxy Art Group, which provided a platform and community for Chinese American artists based in New York. One of Ming’s noteworthy projects was their Canutopia, an installation of fabricated plants that were imagined hybrids of various species. Ming combined the meanings and symbology of the plants to create a narrative that fused their Eastern heritage with their Western lifestyle. Today in the studio, we’ll be creating our own imaginary plants, imbuing them with meaning, and then hanging them from our monofilament wires to create an immersive installation.

Toddler Time – Bedford Library
January 28, 2020 – Brooklyn

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. (18-36 months)

Storytime – Brower Park Library
January 28, 2020 – Brooklyn

Storytime with songs and fingerplay, playtime afterwards

Build with Duplo – Brighton Beach Library
January 29, 2020 – Brooklyn,

For ages 18 months – 5 years.Let your toddler explore with LEGO DUPLO.

Story Time – Brower Park Library
January 29, 2020 – Brooklyn

Stories and song at the Library.

Story Time – Brower Park Library
January 29, 2020 – Brooklyn

Stories and song at the Library.

Hometown Anthems – Children’s Museum of the Arts
January 30, 2020 – Hudson Square

Wherever home is, it is an instrumental part of our identities. Join CMA Teaching Artists in the Sound Booth as we create anthems about our favorite aspects of the home. Whether it is food, pets, or atmosphere, we all come from unique places and perspectives!

Babies & Books – Bedford Library
January 30, 2020 – Brooklyn

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. (Birth to 18 months)

Armature Puppets – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through January 30, 2020 – Hudson Square

Using your creation from the Clay Bar or a pre-made puppet, animate your character walking around a 3D set. Drawing inspiration from our Home Sweet Home exhibit, where does your character feel safe? How do safety and the feeling of “home” translate in the way that they move around this set and what they do there?

A FivePointz of Our Own – Children’s Museum of the Arts
January 31, 2020 – Hudson Square

Queens is the home to many graffiti legends who turned a former water meter manufacturing plant into their haven for expression and artistic liberation from a corporatized art world. The name “5 Pointz” was reflective of curator John Cohen (Meres One) believing the building to be a place where the 5 boroughs of NYC came together to create. This building was recently torn down, which put many Queen’s residences in a period of mourning of the loss of a cultural hub in their own backyard. Today in the studio, we’ll build off of our base building and begin to cover it in lettering and illustration unrestrained by the limits of paper or canvas.

GirlStories – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through January 31, 2020 – Hudson Square

GirlStories is a free after school program for girls and non-binary artists ages 12-15 that empowers them to become makers and individuals and encourages them to bring their unique perspectives into fields that are lacking a female voice.In practice, students will explore various forms of art-making to develop an artistic identity and personal voice to share their unique experiences. GirlStories will expose the participants to the work of other women artists in disciplines that include: filmmaking, performance art, writing, illustration, and sculpture. The program will include visits from guest artists and hands-on experience with techniques, processes, equipment, and technologies used in making art.

Fabric Architecture – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through January 31, 2020 – Hudson Square

Artist Do Ho Suh recreates homes out of hand-sewn fabric. Today we will be learning about Suh’s practice by making our own architectural structures out of fabric! We will begin by creating a wireframe and wrap it in a variety of fabrics. Recreate a place you have lived or build an imaginary space. Where is it, and how is it changed by the material?

Contact Paper Windows – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through January 31, 2020 – Hudson Square

What is the view outside your window? Using contact paper (a see-through sticky sheet), you can craft paper shapes and stick them right onto the paper. Show the world what it looks like from inside your home and gain a newfound appreciation for the city outside your window.

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)

Saturday Storytime – Leonard Library
February 01, 2020 – Brooklyn

Stories, songs, rhymes, and lots more to enjoy. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join in.

Build with LEGO – Leonard Library
February 01, 2020 – Brooklyn

Fun Lego project for ages 6 and up.

Watson Adventures Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt – American Museum of Natural History
February 01, 2020 – New York

The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and its up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books, this adventure unveils the extraordinaryand the seemingly ordinaryat the Museum of Natural History. Youll find tiny cousins to dragons, meet the animal inspirations for Hogwarts Houses and discover the power of dressing like a magic monster. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required.

Emilie Clark’s Research Station: Animal Recreations – Children’s Museum of the Arts
February 01, 2020 – Hudson Square

Inspired by the animals that occupy Clark’s Research Station, explore the anatomy of animals by replicating the taxidermied animals and skeletons out of clay!

Valentine Crafts at the Castle – Bayside Historical Society
February 01, 2020 – Bayside

Families are invited to join Bayside Historical Society at the Castle in Fort Totten Park for a fun afternoon of Valentine crafts, activities, and snacks. Crafts are suitable for children ages 4 to 12. Cost is $5 per child/$15 maximum per family. RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/valentine-crafts-at-the-castle.

Saturday Storytime – Bedford Library
February 01, 2020 – Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime – Brooklyn Heights Library
February 01, 2020 – Brooklyn

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

Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo Jazz for Kids Duo Series – National Sawdust
February 01, 2020 – Brooklyn

In Timbalooloo, instruments come to life and speak through their music, encouraging children to conceive of playing music as performing the magical act of making their instrument talk! The Timbalooloo Monthly Duo Series at National Sawdust features Oran Etkin with his sidekick Clara Net (Etkin’s clarinet) meeting a new instrument friend from around the world each month. Recent guests have included a kora player from Mali, a percussionist from Brazil, and a pianist from New Orleans. The concerts are highly interactive children will be singing along, drumming, and learning new dances as they become friends with Clara Net and her instrument friends from around the world, excited and empowered to create music themselves.

ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care Community Day – ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care
February 01, 2020 – New York

To celebrate its Grand Opening, the new ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care is hosting a special community day on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., featuring free screenings, giveaways, and activities for kids. The new ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care focuses exclusively on the care of children from newborns to 18 years old – by a team of board-certified pediatricians. Conveniently located on the Upper East Side at 1601 Third Ave, New York, NY, the ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, offering the longest hours to see a pediatrician in Manhattan. In addition to urgent care, the ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care will provide camp, sports and school physicals, rapid test results, and onsite x-rays. The urgent care will provide complimentary transportation for patients needing follow-up care.

Family Art Project: Sleepy Seeds, and Winter Dormancy – Wave Hill House
February 01, 2020 – The Bronx

Winter is a time of rest for many beings. Create your own masks to mimic dormant seeds, hibernating groundhogs, torporing bats, and more. Take your newly made mask and perform a dreamy tale of what it means to take rest in the winter. Hibernators Hygge Weekend event.

Wintry Animal Stories and Songs With Nypl – Wave Hill House
February 01, 2020 – The Bronx

Sing songs, listen to stories and borrow books from the New York Public Library. This program repeats at 1PM. Hibernators Hygge Weekend event.

Wintry Animal Stories and Songs With Nypl – Wave Hill House
February 01, 2020 – The Bronx

Sing songs, listen to stories and borrow books from the New York Public Library. Hibernators Hygge Weekend event.

Emilie Clark: Eye Spy – Children’s Museum of the Arts
February 02, 2020 – Hudson Square

Emilie Clark created her watercolor works based on the objects she examined under her microscope in her Research Station. Look at her watercolors and choose one image. See if you can find it at the Research Station! Next, create your object out of clay.

Mulyana Ecosystems – Children’s Museum of the Arts
February 02, 2020 – Hudson Square

Mulyana uses crochet and knitting to explore the relationship organisms have with each other. Create your own sea ecosystem with clay and think about how each creature in your ecosystem effects the others!

The Hibernators Den – Wave Hill House
February 02, 2020 – The Bronx

Cozy up in the hibernators’ reading nook with books, puzzles and puppets. Hunt for sleeping creatures in a self-guided game and enjoy a little hygge with friends and family. Hibernators Hygge Weekend event.

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

Bird’s Eye Homes – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through February 02, 2020 – Hudson Square

Ann Toebbe uses gouache, pencil, and wood paneling to recreate places she has lived. The viewpoint of her pieces is always from above, like a blueprint. Using her bird’s eye view templates, create stop-motion scenarios of what is happening in each room. Focus on the purpose of each room in a home and imagine the different lives we can live in each room. What characters exist in these different rooms?

Emilie Clark inspired Endangered Species Portraits – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through February 02, 2020 – Hudson Square

Use watercolor to create a reverential portrait of an endangered species. Let’s raise awareness for the loss of “home” to many species globally due to climate change!

Show Up, Kids! – The Kraine Theatre
Through February 09, 2020 – New York City

Following sold out performances and rave reviews from NYC to Hollywood, Peter Michael Marinos “Show Up, Kids! returns to The Kraine Theater. This interactive, semi-improvised family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic theatrical twist on the traditional kids show. When the main attraction doesnt show up, Pete enlists the help of the kids to provide prompts and control everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 55-minute laughfest.***** Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show. – Backstage on the FringeThis show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!- Kids News NYCFantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized! – The Front Row Center****Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is… (read more)

Experience PlayStation at Sony Square NYC – Sony Square NYC
Through February 16, 2020 – New York

Celebrate 25 Years of Play with a collection of titles on PS4 and PS VR.

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.

TADA! Youth Theater Announces Winter Semester Classes Open for Registration – TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 09, 2020 – New York

Winter Classes 12 session musical theater weekly classes begin January 27, 2020 through May 9, 2020.All TADA! classes and camps are focused on original work and are team-taught by two professional Teaching Artists with extensive experience in musical theater and arts education. Ensemble methods are taught to encourage active listening, empathy and working with others. All students focus on daily musical theater training, expressing themselves through storytelling and developing characters within their show. Winter session classes culminate in a quality performance where students perform their very own mini-musical for a live audience.

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!

The Wizard of Oz: a Jazz Musical for All Ages – Harlem Rep/Tato Laviera Theatre
Through June 20, 2020 – New York

“The Wizard of Oz” is mounted for the stage with a multi-racial cast, a jazz underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Founding Artistic and Producing Director of Harlem Rep. With its timeless score and eternal allegories, this musical is a magical experience for young (and young-at-heart) audiences. Based on MGMs classic motion picture, the stage version mounted here follows John Kane’s adaptation for the Royal Shakespeare Company, which is based on the book by L. Frank Baum, with brilliant songs by lyricist E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg and composer Harold Arlen.Thanks to work of dramaturg Deena R. Harburg, President of the Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, in association with acclaimed librettist Arthur Perlman, New York audiences have a chance to see the show sharpened to more of the original vision of E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, who was an unashamedly progressive thinker. The cast is multi-racial and features Latino, Black and Asian actors, fulfilling Yip’s vision of a multicultural universe. Dorothy, played by Taylor-Rey Rivera, is interpreted as a modern girl and future leader who is grow… (read more)

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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