Tue Apr 8 2014
Sunday, August 3
The South Street Seaport hosts KidAround events featuring live music, storytelling, games and more as part of their SEE/CHANGE Summer series. In June, catch a quirky show from singer and songwriter Billy Kelly whose silly songs air on SirusXM Satellite Radio (6/22). In July, groove to kid-friendly jams by Tim & the Space Cadets (7/6) Mil's Trills (7/13) and Rolie Polie Guacamole (7/27). In August, join Colby Carrot, Erica Eggplant and other members of the Super Sprowtz team for a celebrity-studded show (8/3) and have a dance party when The Pop Ups (8/10), Lesley and the Flying Foxes (8/17), Stacey Peasley (8/24), and Hot Peas n' Butter come around to finish off the summer with a series of rockin' concerts. All ages.
The Chelsea bookstore hosts four talented authors and illustrators who will be on hand to meet their young fans and read their books. Dan Yaccarino presents Count on the Subway and Doug Unplugs on the Farm, Bryan Collier shares My Country 'Tis of Thee, Adam Auerback reads A Little Valkyrie's First Day of School, and Richard T. Morris shares This is a Moose. Afterwards, little ones can get copies of the books signed by the authors, enjoy a drawing demo and meet the moose himself! Ages 3 to 6.
- 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. In July, peruse woodblock prints and craft a printed magnet, then search for animals in the exhibitions and make a mask in August. In September, discover the works of multimedia artist Francesco Clemente, then make your own watercolor wash using Himalayan pigments. 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.
Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present eco-friendly performances for families every Sunday. Discover intriguing tales through storytelling with the Storycrafters (June 15), Jackson Gillman, (June 22), Diane Edgecomb (August 3), and Story Laurie (August 24). Bounce around to musical and dance performances by Billy B, the natural science and dance Man (June 29), Bash the Trash (July 20), Roger Tincknell (August 10), the Youth Company (August 17), and Uncle Eye (August 31). Play along with puppets at the Bugaboo Review Puppet show (July 13) and watch circus performers excite the crowd at EarthCapades, the Earth Circus (July 27). Explore the environment of Central Park on an educational adventure with George Steele (July 6). All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
Parents and kids can create their very own ice cream flavor and eat it up at this yummy workshop. Registration is recommended. Ages 2 to 6.
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