Things to do with kids in NYC this Sunday
Discover the family-friendly events where you can while away your Sunday with the little ones.
Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Philip Greenberg
Sunday, October 5
Young explorers can delve into the world of marine science at this new family-friendly festival promising "a splash of science in the city." The New York Hall of Science will bring awareness to NYC's coastal waterways with a day of free, hands-on activities and presentations. See what noted scientists are up to at research stations displaying demos and experiments, listen to key talks on climate science and other topics, sample sustainable seafood from local organizations and make sure to stop by the River Rangers Kid's Tent to experience touch tanks, see live critters and do crafts. Music and catch-and-release fishing will be on offer throughout the day. All ages.
The First (and Probably Last) Annual New York Feline Film & Video Festival for Humans (Especially Kids)
- Price band: 2/4
Feline fanatics of all ages can take in this 90-minute family matinee hosted by Mike Keegan and Jay Wertzler, featuring catcentric films like A Brief History of Cat Videos, World Purr-mieres and an Emerging Visions categoy starring sloths, otters and more furry animals. Families can even submit their own cat videos to the New Directors' New Films section. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
Today’s 3-D movies and Blu-rays are great, but don’t you want your kids to experience the cinematic classics of past generations, too? At this Sunday series, Film Forum will screen family-friendly movies and musicals. Embark on an epic adventure with Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (Sept 7), learn lessons along with some rambunctious London high school students in To Sir, with Love (Sept 14) then giggle at an old-school comedy double feature showing The Bank Dick, followed by Buster Keaton short, Cops (Sept 21). Follow a time-traveling scientist in The Time Machine (Sept 28) and an unlikely seaman in Captains Courageous (Oct 5) and enjoy more family flicks through the end of the year: Hippity Goes To Town (Oct 12), The Strong Man (Oct 19), Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Oct 26), Annie (Nov 2), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Nov 9), Bugs, Daffy and Chums (Nov 16), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Nov 23), Our Hospitality (Nov 30), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Dec 7), Bringing Up Baby (Dec 14) and Mary Poppins (Dec 21 and 28). Ages 5 and up.
- Price band: 1/4
The historic floating museum hosts live, old-time family entertainment as part of it's 100th birthday celebration, featuring one-man perormances by a vaudeville comedian and a Pirate. "DeadPan Alley," stars Will Shaw who will have the audience giggling as he juggles and performs tricks and gags (Sept 28). Billy Bones the Good Pirate puts on his comedy act "PIRATE SCHOOL!" complete with clown theater, magic and music (Oct 5). Purchase advance tickets at smarttix.com or by phone at 877-238-5596. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Rubin Museum of Art established new Family Sundays—a year-round, drop-in program inviting families to create art, explore the galleries on special tours and more. Welcome the holiday of Diwali this October with traditional stories and themed crafts. In November, try your hand at Tibetan-style grid drawings using strict proportions and inspiration from the "All-Knowing Buddha" exhibition. Close out the year with a 'green' holiday card project using recycled and natural materials, like many Himalayan artists do. Ages 3 and up.
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