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Events for kids this week in New York

Activities, events, performances, festivals and other things to do with kids throughout New York City over the next seven days.

Chocolate Central

Grand Central Terminal is transforming into a celebration of all things

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sat Feb 28
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Hot Chocolate Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Heat-seeking chocoholic families flock to this annual festival, where City

  1. City Bakery 3 W 18th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10003
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sat Feb 28
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HEARTBEAT Times Square

  • Free

Check out this year’s winning Times Square Valentine Heart Design by

  1. Times Square Broadway, between 42nd and 47th Sts
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Mar 8
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Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is

  • Price band: 1/4

See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's new permanent

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sat Feb 28
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"Sesame Street presents The Body Exhibit"

  • Price band: 1/4

Explore the way the body works with help from Elmo, Oscar and the rest of

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun May 3
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"Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters"

  • Price band: 2/4

If Hurricane Sandy has taught New Yorkers anything, it's that no one is

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Aug 9
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Robot Swarm

Kids will marvel at the Museum of Mathematics' futuristic new exhibit,

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Mon Dec 14
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"Hello from Japan!"

  • Price band: 1/4

Delve into the cultural traditions of Tokyo and explore two very different

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun May 17
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Dinosaur Encounter at the Staten Island Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4

If your kids are too young to see Jurassic Park, pay a visit to some

  1. Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway, between Colonial Ct and Glenwood Pl
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Wed Apr 1
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"From Here to There"

Kids will explore the science behind how things move in this hands-on

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun May 10
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MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces

  • Price band: 1/4

This interactive space at the MoMA allows visitors to discover places and

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Mon Aug 31
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"The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

MoMA takes viewers back to La Belle Époque in this survey of the graphic

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Mar 1
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Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Price band: 1/4

Help Jack find the Giant at this fresh re-telling of the classic English

  1. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre west side, at 79th St
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Jun 28
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Circus Xtreme

  • Price band: 2/4

The Greatest Show on Earth is rolling through the greatest city on earth

  1. Nassau Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Tpke, at Meadowbrook Pkwy
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Mar 8
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Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

  • Price band: 2/4

When Grover's friend Chamki travels all the way from India to visit Sesame

  1. Theater at Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (Seventh Ave), between 31st and 33rd Sts
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Mar 1
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Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D

  • Price band: 1/4

Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin narrates this thrilling 20–minute film

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Tue Jun 30
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Blue Man Group

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Three deadpan, blue-skinned men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry

  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Thu Dec 31
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"Pixelated: Sum of Its Pieces"

Explore perception in the digital world at the Children's Museum of the

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun May 3
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Matilda

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Not since Billy Elliot has an English musical import been so hyped. And,

  1. 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Thu Dec 31
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Aladdin

  • Price band: 2/4

This adaptation of the Disney classic tops the rest with its

  1. New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Sun Jul 5
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The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child

  1. 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Thu Dec 31
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Wicked

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Based on novelist Gregory Maguire's 1995 adult variation on L. Frank

  1. Gershwin Theatre 222 W 51st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Thu Dec 31
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Stomp

  • Price band: 3/4

Ideal for kids who think banging on pots and pans (and garbage-can lids

  1. 126 Second Ave, between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St
  2. Thu Feb 26 - Thu Dec 31
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"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"

  • Critics choice

It's a balmy 80 degrees in the museum's 1,200-square-foot vivarium, which

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Mon May 25
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New York International Children's Film Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

This film fest for kiddos showcases 100 new features and shorts from

  1. Various venues
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Sun Mar 22
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The Little Prince

  • Price band: 2/4

Kim Martin-Cotten directs Rick Cummins and John Scoular's stage adaptation

  1. 555 W 42nd St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Sun Mar 22
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Little New-Yorkers

  • Price band: 1/4

The youngest NYC residents explore their city through storytelling,

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Fri Apr 3
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Rawther Fancy Tea

  • Price band: 3/4

Take your little lady for teatime with the famed Plaza resident Eloise!

  1. The Plaza 768 Fifth Ave, at Central Park South, 10019
  2. Fri Feb 27
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Upside Down Purim Dinner

  • Price band: 1/4

Stop by 92Y for an evening full of celebratory Purim fun! Costumed tykes

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Fri Feb 27
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Family Fridays at MoMath

Sharpen your creativity and logic with at the Museum of Mathematics'

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Fri Feb 27
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Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness-record holder for blowing the

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Sun Dec 27
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The Light Princess

  • Price band: 1/4

A young princess can't seem to keep her feet on the ground after she's

  1. 209 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Sun Mar 8
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The Fantasticks

  • Price band: 2/4

The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical—plus, it's

  1. 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Fri Feb 27 - Wed Dec 30
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Kids Food Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

During this two-day celebration of healthy eating, families mingle with

  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 1
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The Orchid Show

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The New York Botanical Garden explodes into a tropical floral extravaganza

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Apr 19
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Time Out Kids Issue Release Party at Bowlmor

  • Free

Join us in celebrating the newest Time Out Kids issue, and let your little

  1. Bowlmor Lanes, Chelsea Piers Pier 60, between 23rd St and West Side Hwy, 10011
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

  • Price band: 1/4

Families are invited to fete author Theodor Geisel's special day with

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: People in Art

Saturday and Sunday mornings in February, young gallery-goers get to

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Sat Feb 28
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A Closer Look for Kids

  • Free

This weekend activity gives youngsters a tour of MoMA’s permanent

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 29
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Blocks

  • Price band: 1/4

Swedish troupe Teater Tre will tickle little funnybones with their

  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 1
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Lunar New Year Celebration at the Queens Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with festivities at the Queens Zoo! Little

  1. Queens Zoo 53-51 111th St, at 53rd Ave
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 1
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Greenlight Saturday Storytime 2015

  • Free

Kids' authors and illustrators (or staffers from Brooklyn's

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Just Kidding Concerts

  • Price band: 2/4

Our favorite entertainment series for kids is back at Symphony Space with

  1. Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Brooklyn Family Boogie

Get moving and learn about the history of Brooklyn as a family at the

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Blaaast into the New Year with MOCA!

  • Price band: 2/4

Kick off the Year of the Sheep with this enchanting family festival at The

  1. Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) 215 Centre St, between Grand and Howard Sts
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Can Do Duck: The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Feel the positive vibes at this motivational family musical. Based on a

  1. Lynn Redgrave Theater 45 Bleecker St, at Lafayette St
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 8
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Lunar New Year Family Festival at MOCA

  • Price band: 2/4

Kick off the Year of the Sheep with this educational family event at the

  1. Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) 215 Centre St, between Grand and Howard Sts
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Gilded New York Workshops

Even little ones can appreciate in the extravagant jewelry and elegant

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Sat Feb 28
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The Saturday Morning Show

  • Free

Getting the kids out of the apartment on brisk mornings this winter won't

  1. Brookfield Place Plaza 220 Vesey St, at West St, 10281
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Sony Wonder Technology Lab 2015 Children's Screenings

Beat the winter chill with a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Tech for Tots: Painting with Computers

  • Free

Paint with all the colors of a computer at this workshop designed to teach

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat Feb 28
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New Beginnings: Lunar New Year Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

The Metropolitan Museum is celebrating the Year of the Ram and the

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Puppetworks presents The Sleeping Beauty

  • Price band: 1/4

The classic Charles Perrault story is told using Nicolas Coppola's

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 29
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Free Ice Skating Day at Sky Rink

The whole family can hit the ice for a free day of skating at Chelsea

  1. Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers 61 Chelsea Piers (Hudson River), 23rd St at the Hudson River, 10011
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Outdoor Survival Workshop

  • Price band: 1/4

Do you have what it takes to brave the great outdoors? Join environmental

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Literally Alive's Cinderella

  • Price band: 2/4

Childrens’ theater company Literally Alive’s iteration of the classic

  1. Players Theatre 115 MacDougal St, at Minetta Ln
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Apr 26
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Transform! Where Traditions Meets Tomorrw

  • Price band: 2/4

At this workshop, young artists will explore the digital, moving image and

  1. Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America 58 Park Ave, between 37th and 38th Sts
  2. Sat Feb 28
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World Sword Swallower's Day at Ripley's Believe It or Not!

  • Price band: 2/4

Stop by Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square to witness the

  1. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium 234 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Princess Particular

  • Price band: 2/4

The protagonist of this funny and insightful musical from The Secret

  1. Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd St, at 44th Rd
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Frozen's Elsa Comes to Strand!

  • Free

Winter is here, and who better to celebrate the season with than the

  1. Strand Book Store 828 Broadway, at 12th St
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 1
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Cenicienta/Cinderella

  • Price band: 2/4

The Latino children’s theater spices up the classic fairy tale with a

  1. Teatro SEA Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, at Rivington St, 10002
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Wildcard Weekend: Propeller Powered Cars

Think rubber bands are just for keeping things together? Think again! This

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Wildcard Weekend: Propeller Powered Cars

Think rubber bands are just for keeping things together? Think again! This

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun Mar 1
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First Sundays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Price band: 1/4

The graden presents a series of indoor and outdoor activities on the first

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Around the World with CMA: Persian Festival

Explore the creative side of Persian culture with this cultural festival

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Sun Mar 1
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7 Days of Genius Workshops

  • Price band: 2/4

During 92Y's week-long fest celebrating luminaries in science, art,

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Tours for Fours

  • Free

Parents and kids tour MoMA’s galleries in a fun and engaging way, sharing

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Sun Mar 29
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Nature Playtime

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots can get their zoo fix at free family workshops on Sundays at the

  1. Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Ave, at Empire Blvd
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Arty Facts

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots and their guardians are treated to a tour of the collections, with an

  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Sun May 17
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Film Forum Jr.

  • Price band: 1/4

Your kids may never get bored with Frozen, but you also know they'll never

  1. Film Forum 209 W Houston St, between Sixth Ave and Varick St, 10014
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Spirituality for Kids Family Fun Day

  • Price band: 3/4

This nonprofit organization that teaches children about spirituality is

  1. Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Mon Mar 2
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7 Days of Genius Workshops

  • Price band: 2/4

During 92Y's week-long fest celebrating luminaries in science, art,

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2015

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Sun Mar 1
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NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise: Winter Seals and Waterbirds of NY Harbor

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Keep an eye out for loons, sandpipers and geese during this trip aboard

  1. South Street Seaport, Pier 16 Fulton St, at South St
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Sun Mar 8
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Lunar New Year Family Workshops

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the Year of the Ram with creative workshops at Flushing Town

  1. Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd, at Main St
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Sat Mar 7
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7 Days of Genius Workshops

  • Price band: 2/4

During 92Y's week-long fest celebrating luminaries in science, art,

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Rubin Museum Family Sundays

  • Price band: 1/4

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Rubin Museum of Art established new

  1. The Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, at Seventh Ave, 10011
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Jazz for Kids

  • Price band: 1/4

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, made up of talented youngsters between

  1. Jazz Standard 116 E 27th St, between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Sun May 17
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7 Days of Genius Workshops

  • Price band: 2/4

During 92Y's week-long fest celebrating luminaries in science, art,

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Sun Mar 1
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24th Annual Bunny Hop

Gucci and the Associates Committee of the Society of MSK invite you and

  1. 583 Park Avenue 583 Park Ave, at 63rd St
  2. Tue Mar 3
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Mom and Baby in Motion

  • Price band: 2/4

Through gentle stretching and strengthening exercises designed especially

  1. Mark Morris Dance Center 3 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and Flatbush Ave
  2. Wed Mar 4
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Yak Packers

  • Price band: 1/4

A drop-in program for young children, Yak Packers invites kids explore

  1. The Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, at Seventh Ave, 10011
  2. Wed Mar 4 - Thu Mar 26
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West End Synagogue's Purim Carnival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Celebrate this joyous Jewish holiday with a costume parade, a reading of

  1. West End Synagogue 190 Amsterdam Ave, at 69th St
  2. Wed Mar 4
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Shababa Fridays

  • Price band: 1/4

You and your littlest tot can spend a relaxing Friday morning with

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Fri Mar 6 - Fri Mar 27
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"Audubon's Aviary: Part III of the Complete Flock"

  • Price band: 1/4

The last installation in a three-part series of exhibitions—titled "The

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Fri Mar 6 - Sun May 10
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Shababa Bakery

  • Price band: 2/4

Enjoy challah like you've never had it before by making it yourself! Roll,

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Fri Mar 6
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Rawther Fancy Tea

  • Price band: 3/4

Take your little lady for teatime with the famed Plaza resident Eloise!

  1. The Plaza 768 Fifth Ave, at Central Park South, 10019
  2. Fri Mar 6
More info


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