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
Wed Jun 17 2015
Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust
Sunday, June 28
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Tickets for this musical from Theatreworks USA are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so show up an hour prior to the performance to ensure that you and the kids can enjoy the tale of a Siamese cat who imagines he is El Skippito Friskito, a Mexican Chihuahua. In this funny twist on the classic Snow White fairytale, Skippyjon enlists help from his friends, the Seven Chimichangos to rescue the princess, Nieve Qué (Snow What). Ages 4 and up.
Head to the water's edge for free outdoor film screenings every Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend. In addition to a kid-friendly show, families can hit up South Street Seaport's Smorgasburg vendors before finding a spot on the lawn. See Ratatouille (5/24), The Princess Bride (5/28), Jaws (5/31), Wall-E (6/4), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (6/7),The Muppets Take Manhattan (6/11), The Breakfast Club (6/14), Rango (6/18), Brave (6/25), Karate Kid (7/2), The Avengers (7/5), Wreck-it Ralph (7/9), Fantastic Mr. Fox (7/16), E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (7/23), Men In Black III (7/26), Goonies (7/30), The Croods (8/6), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (8/13), Pitch Perfect (8/16), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (8/20) and finally, Frozen (8/27). Ages 5 and up.
There are tons of concerts for adults at SummerStage, but this show is geared to the peanut gallery. Headlining the Central Park mainstage's family day are Shine and the Moonbeams, a funky, family-friendly group providing R&B tunes. The Noel Pointer Youth Orchestra, high-energy acrobatics crew The Red Trouser Show, dance troupe Batoto Yetu and a movement performance by Ziporah Roney and Collaborative Arists round out the lineup. For a complete schedule, visit cityparksfoundation.org. All ages.
Kids can discover the music within at this hands-on exhibit at the Jewish Children's Museum. Little music-makers of all ages are encouraged to experiment with a range of instruments, including a finger chime and a giant xylophone. They'll particularly enjoy making all the noise they want (without fear of disturbing the neighbors) in the percussion center. Visit the Music Room on Sundays for an educational music workshop. All ages.
Get a naturalist's guide to the west side at one of these weekly wildlife tours. Little explorers will get views of the waterfront and a chance to see some of the 85 species of birds inside the park, plus butterflies, dragonflies and cool insects. Meet at the Christopher Street Fountain near Pier 40, wear comfortable shoes and leave any barking creatures at home (they'll scare off the wildlife!). Ages 6 and up.
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