Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Luciana Golcman
Saturday, August 2
- Critics choice
From Park Ave at 72nd St to Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge; visit nyc.gov/summerstreets for details. For this three-Saturday event, nearly seven miles of NYC turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to Central Park will be cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. This edition’s offerings are still being planned, but expect perks like free bike and rollerblade rentals, a rock-climbing wall, a zip line, and refreshing water sprinklers and misting stations. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for outdoor art installations, too. All ages.
BAM's Arts in the Gardens series, in partnership with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will host free dance workshops for kids in beautiful community gardens in Brooklyn this summer. The kids can learn to bust a move through movement and hip hop instruction as well as games while enjoying the public green spaces. Kinetic Kids workshops let by Urban Bush Women (7/12, 8/9, 8/16) and Hip Hop workshops with Cora Dance (7/5, 7/19, 8/2) allow budding dancers to explore different styles in a natural setting. Ages 5 to 12.
Head to Harlem for a monthly dance party, artisan market, and tasty treats. This year's highlghts include a Father's Day weekend bash in June, a Jamaican Indepen-dance in August, and more. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
Beginning Saturday July 19, the Museum of the Moving Image is offering drop-in studio sessions for little Einstein’s and their families. During the sessions, children are able to work one-on-one with a museum representative and will learn how to create their own media projects. The tech-tots are also provided with pencils, crayons, cameras, tablets and computers that will help them create a variety of projects and crafts. Each project will be inspired by the museum’s new exhibition, What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art Of Chuck Jones. Animation Takeover will occur every Saturday through October 4th and is free with museum admission. Ages 7+ accompanied by an adult (12+ on their own.)
Offered on the first Saturday of the month, this workshop invites kids and their parents a chance to take a guided, discussion-peppered tour through the galleries, then get to work on a piece of artwork inspired by objects they've seen on exhibition.Kids as Curators (7/5) will center around Marino Auriti's architectural model Encyclopedic Palace which little ones will examine before taking on the imaginary role of curator and designing their own model exhibition. Wrapping & Winding, Knotting & Tying (8/2) will delve into the yarn and textile works of Judith Scott, giving the kids a chance to craft their own sculptures using a variety of materials. Space is limited. Ages 4 to 12.
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