Things to do with kids in NYC this Saturday
Kick off your weekend and spend Saturday with the family at the city's best events and activities for kids.
Wed Apr 29 2015
Photograph: courtesy The Tiny Scientist
Saturday, May 23
- Price band: 3/4
Keep your experimental tots busy with fun and educational science workshops at The Little Scientist. Kids will explore stinky side of science and learn how smell and taste are connected (May 9), and get schooled on the food chain while examining an owl pellet (May 23). Advanced registration required. Drop-off only. Ages 5–10
Adopt Asia's appreciation for large felines like tigers, lions, jaquars and leopards during this daylong celebration. Families can check out a Vietnamese tiger lantern, try woodcut painting with an artist and design a tiger shadow puppet with Chinese Theatre Works. They'll also explore the Halls of Biodiversity and Asian Mammals to learn more about big cats with help from artists and scientists. Don't miss out on cultural storytelling and music, exotic dance and theater performances and a big cat–style dance party to cap it all off. All ages.
- Price band: 2/4
New York's Latino Children's Theater, Teatro SEA begins its 2013-2014 with bilingual puppet performances of this reworked folktale. Instead of a wooden puppet, Pinocchio is a young Mexican immigrant trying to accept himself and his heritage while living in the United States. Ages 8 and up.
Kick back with the kids for a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally amazing (and totally free) Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Take in Sesame Street specials like Elmo's World: Flowers, Bananas & More! (May 9), Elmo's Super Numbers (May 23) and Arts and Crafts Playdate (May 30). Catch Nick Jr. shows as well, including episodes of Dora the Explorer (May 2) and Go, Diego, Go! (May 16). Reservations are required and screenings are approximately 40 to 50 minutes.
Get moving and learn about the history of Brooklyn as a family at the Brooklyn Historical Society's unique workshops, taking place on the fourth Saturday of each month. Kids will have a chance to channel the borough's diverse past and work with staff from Together in Dance to groove in a creative way. Ages 5–10.
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