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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

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Sunday, April 19

Insight Into ______!

A fresh series of workshops from the Beam Center invites midde- and high-school students to investigate a wide range of subjects through hands-on projects. Explore the business of carpentry with an experienced sculptor (April 12, 19) learn about various letterforms in an artsy typography class (April 26) and try your hand at collage to make an abstract masterpiece (May 3). Capacity is limited, registration required. Open to students in grades 7 and up.

  1. Beam Center 60 Sackett St, at Van Brunt St, 11201
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 3
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Family Concert Series at the Jewish Museum

  • Price band: 2/4

Little ones are invited to sway, clap and sing along at a family concert series. Upcoming shows feature the playful melodies of Vered and the Babes (2/22), the high-energy electro-pop of The Pop Ups (3/8), the soulful sounds of Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (4/19) and the folk classics of Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower (5/3). Ages 3 to 8.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 3
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Little Makers: Super Soap-Making

  • Price band: 1/4

Learn how mixing and molding household ingredients can create a bar of scented soap. Registration recommended. Ages 2 to 6.

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun Apr 19
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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 performance evoking the vibrant energy of New York City and the magic of the spring season. Through unique puppetry, exciting dance numbers, original music and state-of-the-art technology, families will fall in love with the Big Apple all over again as they embark on a virtual-reality tour of the city, visiting iconic locations along the way. Listen for familiar voices lent to the large-scale puppets—Bella Thorne brings the Alice in Wonderland statue to life in a whimsical Central Park scene, and Whoopi Goldberg voices Lady Liberty herself. Also keep an eye out for celebrity cameos by famed New Yorkers such as Carmelo Anthony, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Henrik Lundqvist. Ages 8 and up.

  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Thu May 7
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Milstein Science Series 2015

  • Price band: 2/4

Hit up these family-friendly events at the AMNH to give the kids a dose of way-cool science during a three-part series celebrating the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. First kids will explore the life cycles and adaptability of marine creatures in Incredible Oceans by meeting a marine biologist, meeting live animals and watching musical performance about unusual critters by Michael Hearst (April 19). Next, get acquainted with sea turtles and learn how to protect them with help from a conservation scientist before jamming out with Bash the Trash (May 3). Finally, take a ride through the solar system for a unique view of the deep blue from the Geodome during Water World: Immersive Dome Experience (June 8–July 11). All ages.

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sun Apr 19 - Sat Jul 11
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