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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

jeppe hein, please touch the art, appearing rooms, brooklyn bridge park

jeppe hein, please touch the art, appearing rooms, brooklyn bridge park Photograph: Courtesy

Sunday, July 26

Family Day at Jeppe Hein: Please Touch the Art

  • Free

Jeppe Hein's Mirror Labyrinth NY exhibit in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the exhibit that you actually get to touch, has been a hit- and soon your little ones can draw inspiration from it to create their own work! Teaching Artists from CMA will guide young artists through the ideas of manmade artwork that blends with its environment and help them create their own versions of the piece in the form of camouflage creatures that blend with their surroundings and a pair of wearable bird wings. Ages 1-10.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park East River between Adams St and Atlantic Ave, 11201
  2. Until Sun Jul 26
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Paper Canoe Company presents "A Sock's Fables"

  • Price band: 1/4

Based on classic Aesop's fables, this puppet show will makes kids and parents alike giggle with songs and silly knock-knock jokes. Using household items as props, Paper Canoe Company bring imaginative tales to life, then invite the audience to craft their own puppet after the show. Bagels, juice, coffee and mimosas are available for purchase at the bar so families can kick back and enjoy some Sunday morning entertainment together. Ages 2 and up.

  1. Videology 308 Bedford Ave, between South 1st and 2nd Sts, 11211
  2. Until Sun Jul 26
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Harlem Week: NYC Children's Festival

  • Free

Enjoy the last stretch of summer and head to the Harlem Week NY “Children’s Festival” for two full days of back-to-school fun. Celebrate Harlem's rich culture at this annual event that promises live music, dance troupes, step shows, double-dutch competitions, face painting, arts and crafts, storytelling, and a back-to-school fashion show. W 135th St between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvds. (Day I) W.135th St. and St Nicholas Ave. (Day II) Ages 5-12.

  1. Various locations
  2. Sat Aug 15 - Sun Aug 16
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Shaun the Sheep Screening

The New York International Children's Film Festival is back, and this time Shaun the Sheep trailed along! Aardman Animation's latest PG-rated flick was such a hit at the festival's opening night that now it's back for one more preview before it hits theatres. All attendees will receive a free movie poster featuring our favorite woolly stop-motion friend. All ages.

  1. SVA Theatre 333 W 23rd St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Until Sun Jul 26
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Hudson River Park Wild!

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.

  1. Hudson River Park Battery Park City to 59th St, at West Side Hwy
  2. Sun Aug 2 - Sun Sep 27
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