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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.

"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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 3
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Science Playground

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, climb a giant

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun Apr 19 - 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. Sun Apr 19 - Mon May 25
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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 Middle School Institutes Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Aug 9
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 3
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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. Sun Apr 19 - 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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 17
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 10
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"Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Prepare to be amazed by the sophisticated strategies and unique

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Jan 3
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Mon Aug 31
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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, 11238
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 17
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Apr 26
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Pop-Up Audubon

  • Free

Prospect Park Audubon Center staff will lead discussions and explorations

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Apr 26
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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, 10024
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 10
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Nitehawk Brunch: Once Upon A Time

Have your brunch with a side of kid-friendly flicks at Niteawk Cinema's

  1. Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11249
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Apr 26
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Dec 27
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Thu Dec 31
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Thu Dec 31
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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret

  • Price band: 2/4

The beloved Bindlestiffs return for their 20th annual season with a

  1. Connelly Theater 220 E 4th St, between Aves A and B
  2. Sun Apr 19
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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 Apr 19
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Jun 28
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Tue Jun 30
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Insight Into ______!

A fresh series of workshops from the Beam Center invites midde- and

  1. Beam Center 60 Sackett St, at Van Brunt St, 11201
  2. Sun Apr 19
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Egg and Spoon

  • Price band: 2/4

European troupe Lyngo Theatre Company brings its specialized brand of

  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Sun Apr 19
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Thu Dec 31
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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 Apr 19 - Sun May 17
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Puppeteers from the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia put on three tales by

  1. Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College 2900 Campus Rd, at Hillel Pl, one block from junction of Flatbush and Nostrand Aves
  2. Sun Apr 19
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Thu Dec 31
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New York Spring Spectacular

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

Witness the legendary Rockettes take the stage for a new spring

  1. 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Thu May 7
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Ancient Chinese Arts Today at the NYHS

  • Price band: 3/4

Families will explore Chinese culture in this series of hands–on workshops

  1. New York Historical Society New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77h Street), 10024
  2. Sun Apr 19
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Penny Jones & Co Puppet Show: The Magic Forest

  • Price band: 1/4

There's something odd going on in the Magic Forest, where a litterbug

  1. Westbeth Center for the Arts Community Room 463 West St, between Bank and Bethune Sts
  2. Sun Apr 19
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Egg and Spoon

  • Price band: 2/4

European troupe Lyngo Theatre Company brings its specialized brand of

  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Sun Apr 19
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Thu Dec 31
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 3
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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. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Jul 5
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Bad Dancing

  • Price band: 3/4

If you enjoy the audition phase of reality TV dance

  1. Roy Arias Stages 300 W 43rd St, at Eighth Ave
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun Apr 26
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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret

  • Price band: 2/4

The beloved Bindlestiffs return for their 20th annual season with a

  1. Connelly Theater 220 E 4th St, between Aves A and B
  2. Sun Apr 19
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The Earth and Me

  • Price band: 1/4

The Shadow Box Theatre invites families to celebrate Earth Day Teach with

  1. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St, 10025
  2. Wed Apr 22 - Thu Apr 30
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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 Apr 22 - Thu Apr 30
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Earth Day in Union Square

  • Free

At New York City's annual Earth Day celebration in Union Square, tots can

  1. Union Square 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Wed Apr 22
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Jazz & Colors

This installment is only the second annual Jazz & Colors, but last year's

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Apr 24
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Night Lights at Wave Hill

  • Price band: 3/4

Wave Hill celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout the month of March,

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Fri Apr 24 - Sun May 24
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Big Green Theater Festival

  • Free

Professional actors and directors mount plays written by fifth-graders in

  1. 207 Starr St, between Irving and Wyckoff Aves
  2. Fri Apr 24 - Sun Apr 26
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Jazz & Colors

This installment is only the second annual Jazz & Colors, but last year's

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Apr 24
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Richard Goode

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Pianist Richard Goode and soprano Sarah Shafer team up to present piano

  1. Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Ave, at 57th St
  2. Fri Apr 24
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Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The gargantuan street fair, hosted by the iconic film fest, offers tons of

Sakura Matsuri

  • Critics choice

You might think you're suddenly in Japan at the BBG's legendary spring

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Apr 25 - Sun Apr 26
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Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

It’s that time of year! The Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort

  1. Brooklyn Flea 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Passport to Eataly Culinary Tours

Treat the kids to an Italian tour without ever leaving NYC! While parents

  1. Eataly 200 Fifth Ave, between 23rd and 24th Sts
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day

The Tribeca Film Festival will once again join forces with ESPN for an

Prospect Heights Craft Fair

  • Free

Shop, munch and enjoy a wide range of activities for kids at this

  1. P.S. 9 80 Underhill Ave, between Bergen St and St. Marks Ave
  2. Sat Apr 25
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20th Annual Big Swim at Asphalt Green

  • Free

Little swimmers are invited to dive into Asphalt Green's Olympic–sized

  1. Asphalt Green 555 E 90th St, between York and East End Aves
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn

  • Free

Head down Fifth Ave to 4th St and you'll stumble upon puppet-making ($2),

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Handmade History!

On the second and third Saturday of each month, you and your family can

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

  • Price band: 3/4

Little theatre-goers will fall in love with the blue-furred, bunny-eared,

  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Sat Apr 25 - Sat May 2
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The Mysterious Hat

  • Price band: 3/4

Grammy–winning kiddie pop group Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime

  1. New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Sat Apr 25 - Sun Apr 26
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Yoga Journal LIVE Kids Workshops

  • Free

Yoga Journal LIVE welcomes little ones to join in on free yoga sessions in

  1. Hilton New York 1335 Sixth Ave, between 53rd and 54th Sts, 10019
  2. Sat Apr 25 - Sun Apr 26
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Jack and Jill Spring Fair

  • Price band: 1/4

Manhattan's Jack and Jill School holds its annual spring fair, complete

  1. Jack and Jill School 209 E 16th street, between Second and Third Aves
  2. Sat Apr 25
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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 Apr 25
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Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio!

  • Price band: 2/4

New York's Latino Children's Theater, Teatro SEA begins its 2013-2014 with

  1. Teatro SEA Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, at Rivington St, 10002
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Pinkalicious The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based off a bestselling children's book series, Pinkalicious revolves

  1. Vital Theatre 2162 Broadway , 76th St and Broadway , 10024
  2. Sat Apr 25
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Vered and the Babes

This delightful kiddie musician and her band are celebrating the April 7

  1. Kidville Carroll Gardens 380 Court St, between Carroll and President Sts
  2. Sat Apr 25
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New York Children’s Theater Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

The New York Children’s Theater Festival showcases new works for kids.

  1. Players Theatre 115 MacDougal St, at Minetta Ln
  2. Sat Apr 25
More info

Vered and the Babes

This delightful kiddie musician and her band are celebrating the April 7

  1. Kidville Carroll Gardens 380 Court St, between Carroll and President Sts
  2. Sat Apr 25
More info

Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun Apr 26
More info

Sunday Science Spectacular: Bee Bot Challenge

  • Price band: 2/4

As part of the Sunday Science series, kids learn how to program small

  1. 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Sun Apr 26
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Birding Bonanza

  • Free

Take your little bird watchers to Randall's Island for a family-friendly

  1. Icahn Stadium 20 Randalls Island
  2. Sun Apr 26
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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 Apr 26
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Arbor Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

Eco enthusiasts can do more than just hug a tree at the garden's festival:

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sun Apr 26
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Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sun Apr 26
More info

Sunday Science Spectacular: Bee Bot Challenge

  • Price band: 2/4

As part of the Sunday Science series, kids learn how to program small

  1. 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Sun Apr 26
More info

Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure

  • Price band: 2/4

The hit PBS Kids show comes to life via colorful dancing puppets, a

  1. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (at Brooklyn College) 2900 Campus Rd, at Hillel Pl, 11210
  2. Sun Apr 26
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Kids 'N Comedy

  • Price band: 2/4

These teen jokesters (ages 11 to 18) will tickle your family's funny bone

  1. Gotham Comedy Club 208 W 23rd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Sun Apr 26
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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 Apr 26
More info

Insight Into ______!

A fresh series of workshops from the Beam Center invites midde- and

  1. Beam Center 60 Sackett St, at Van Brunt St, 11201
  2. Sun Apr 26
More info

Carnegie Kids

  • Free

Carnegie Hall sponsors these free family concerts throughout the year.

  1. Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terr, between Snug Harbor Rd and Tysen St
  2. Sun Apr 26
More info

Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure

  • Price band: 2/4

The hit PBS Kids show comes to life via colorful dancing puppets, a

  1. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (at Brooklyn College) 2900 Campus Rd, at Hillel Pl, 11210
  2. Sun Apr 26
More info

The Pinkertonian Mystery

  • Price band: 2/4

Get transported to the Victorian era during an immersive and interactive

  1. DiMenna Children's History Museum 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
  2. Sun Apr 26
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Family Music: Tunes, Tweets and Transformations

  • Price band: 2/4

Treat your tech-savvy kids to an interactive concert that incorporates

  1. 92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall 1395 Lexington Ave, and 92nd St, 10128
  2. Sun Apr 26
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