Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Evi Abeler
Sunday, July 20
Join The Rubin Museum of Art for a Chelsea Block Party in honor of it’s 10th anniversary and in celebration of brand new Family Sunday programs. Experience a live Himalayan and South Asian performance, explore the galleries, dive into hands-on arts and crafts chow down on plenty of food. The block party will take place rain or shine and museum admission is free for the entire day the event is taking place. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
Put a favorite outdoor summertime activity to good use at this creative workshop where you and your little artists will make bubble-blowing tools out of everyday objects and recycled materials. Registration is recommended. Ages 2 to 6.
Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a book cherrypicked for the DiMenna's late-morning storytime. In honor of the just-opened exhibit, Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans, kids will spend the month of July revisiting tales of the curious Parisian girl. Following a reading of the original story (7/6), tots can find out what she gets up to in Madeline's Rescue (7/13), meet the mischevious Pepito in Madeline and the Bad Hat (7/20) and embark on an adventure to the U.K. in Madeline in London (7/27). Ages 4 to 7.
- Price band: 2/4
Hands-down the best thing to do as a family on a summer Sunday night, Water Taxi's Audubon naturalist–led, 90-minute Harbor Heroneco-cruise takes seafarers to one of three locales this summer: the Brother Islands, at the mouth of Long Island Sound (June 22 and August 3); Hoffman and Swinburne islands, off the coast of Staten Island (July 8); and Jamaica Bay (July 6, August 10 and 17; see website for pricing). You'll learn amazing things about the NYC ecosystem and see with your own eyes the kind of wildlife sanctuary a city can be. Ages 5 and up.
Based on a true adoption story, this fairytale musical tells the tale of a little dog named Rue who tries to find her "Happily Ever After" in NYC with help from her Fairy Dogmother. This kid-friendly addition to the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival promises animal-loving famiies plenty of laughs and important life lessons about self-discovery and belonging from a cast of puppets manned by Broadway and Off-Broadway actors. Catch a TDF Autism-friendly performance at 11am on 7/20. Ages 4 and up.
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