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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.

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Saturday, October 10

BAMkids Music Concert Series

This fall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will introduce international musical acts across various genres for parents and their peanuts to enjoy. First, families can tap their toes along to uplifting, cross-cultural tunes from H'Sao while picking up bits of French, Arabic, and the Chadian languages of Sara and Kabalai (Oct 10), then feel the rhythm of the bongos in an interactive performance of pan-Latin music from Sol y Canto (Nov 7). Follow along as Grammy-winning artist Jennifer Gasoi introduces tots to genres like swing, bluegrass, doo wop, klezmer and calypso (Dec 12), then catch a show from Brooklyn duo Chargaux, combining visual art with string arrangements inspired by jazz, R&B and hip hop (Jan 23). Ages 2 to 11.

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BAMcafé , Fort Greene Saturday November 7 2015 - Saturday January 23 2016

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 150th Anniversary Celebration

Lewis Carroll's whimsical tale "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has been around for 150 years! Celebrate the wonderful children's story with screenings of Disney's 1951 animated film, Alice in Wonderland (10:30am, 12:15pm) as well as the 2010 live-action version (3pm). Kids will also get a chance to combine illustrations of the story's characters with their own creative touches during a stop-motion animation workshop (11am–1pm, ages 8 and up). They'll take home a copy of their original short film. Reservations recommended. All ages.

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Until Sat Oct 10

Family Art Lab: Himalayan Paper Making

In this month's Family Art Lab, kids will get an introduction to the art of paper-making, using the color and patterns in the gallery works as inspiration. Afterward they'll make their own sheets of handmade paper in the art studio by tearing and mixing recycled paper, fibers, flowers, herbs and spices. Ages 5 and up.

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10 Oct 2015

FunikiJam Rock or Treat

Join the FunikiJam gang for some Halloween fun at their new musical. If your kids love to dance, they’re welcome to get up and move to the rhythm during this energetic live band performance. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and join in a costume parade. Ages 3 to 10.

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Times Scare , Hell's Kitchen Saturday October 17 2015 - Saturday October 31 2015

Just Kidding Concerts at Symphony Space

Our favorite entertainment series for kids is back at Symphony Space with an exciting mix of family-friendly, live events featuring an impressive lineup of high-energy musicians. This season's concerts include kiddie rock group Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights (Oct 10), nature songs from musical trio Trees (Oct 17), a New Orleans–style "Monster Gras" celebration with Jazzy Ash (Oct 31) and an acoustic jam session at Justin Roberts...Unplugged! (Nov 14). Kick of 2016 with bilingual tunes by Sonia De Los Santos (Jan 2), two interactive shows from The Pop Ups (Jan 9) and an awesome concert and comedy show mashup from BAM Percussion (Jan 17). Other artists on tap this season: The Not-Its! (Jan 23), Aaron Nigel Smith (Jan 30), Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower (Feb 13), The Gustafer Yellowgold Show (Feb 27), Mil's Trills (Mar 5) and Mister G (Mar 12). All ages.

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Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space , Upper West Side Saturday October 17 2015 - Saturday March 12 2016
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