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.
Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Nan Melville
Sunday, October 19
Your family pop can join in the Halloween spirit too. Grab a doggie costume and enter him in the annual Halloween HOWL, where more than 200 dogs will strut their stuff in front of a panel of judges. The rain date is Sunday, October 26. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, made up of talented youngsters between the ages of 11 and 18, provides the music, while your family chows down on a barbecue brunch from Blue Smoke. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Proceeds from the event will go to the Jazz Standard Discovery Program and Spoons Across America. Doors open at 1pm. All ages.
Orchard Street between Delancey and Houston Sts. Lower East Side outfits look back on the past with over 20 traditional pushcarts (and their modern offspring, food trucks) pedaling briny delights of all shapes and sizes, from the immigration-era Guss’ Pickles to the fanciful, futuristic Asia Dog. The Astro-turfed occasion also celebrates the newer names in the neighb, with over thirty fashion and food vendors and all-day DJ entertainment, face painting and bocce ball. Ages 5 and up.
- Price band: 1/4
The Weill Music Institute hosts South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo for an energetic and interactive concert as part of the month-long festival UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. One hour before the show kids have the opportunity to meet with the artist during a Q&A session, a sing-along and hands-on instrument playtime. RSVP is required one week prior to the event. Ages 5 to 12.
- Price band: 2/4
Before there was kindie, there was Raffi—the Canadian troubadour who started to revolutionize kids' music with folksy melodies and sing-along refrains in the mid-1970s. This month, the performer makes a comeback, playing songs from his first album in 12 years, Love Bug, which was released in July. Listen up for favorites like "Baby Beluga," "Bananaphone" and "Down By the Bay," and be prepared to belt out those catchy lyrics with a crowd of Beluga Grads and babes alike. All ages.
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