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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

Sunday, March 29

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

  • Price band: 2/4

The Enchantment Theatre Company performs Crockett Johnson's classic about the graffiti-prone hero whose imagination takes him to Mars, a circus and an enchanted garden. Harold's inventive adventures are told through large-scale video animation, life-size puppets, masks and music. Ages 4 and up.

  1. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (at Brooklyn College) 2900 Campus Rd, at Hillel Pl, 11210
  2. Until Sun Mar 29
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Film Forum Jr.

  • Price band: 1/4

Your kids may never get bored with Frozen, but you also know they'll never tire of the classics at weekly film series Film Forum Jr. On Sundays, the downtown theater hosts a matinee screening of a bona fide family favorite. This season's top-notch picks include a love story of Buster Keaton and a cow in Go West (Feb 22), old-school romantic comedy The Princess Bride (Mar 1), Broadway hit–turned-film The Music Man (Mar 8), claymation masterpiece Chicken Run (Mar 15), Heidi, starring Shirley Temple (Mar 22) and sci-fi favorite Back to the Future (Mar 29). Ages 5 and up.

  1. Film Forum 209 W Houston St, between Sixth Ave and Varick St, 10014
  2. Until Sun Mar 29
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Freedom Art Jam

  • Price band: 1/4

The Jewish Museum presents a family-friendly art and dance party for Passover. Little ones and adults alike can celebrate by dancing to classic and modern tunes from Baby Loves Disco DJs (12–1:30pm) as well as the catchy pop–rock tunes of The Macaroons (2pm). After hitting the dance floor, kids can create matzah storybooks, collaborate on a giant Seder plate collage and explore the museum's galleries. Ages 3 and up.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Sun Mar 29
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Insight Into ______!

A fresh series of workshops from the Beam Center invites midde- and high-school students to investigate a wide range of subjects through hands-on projects. Explore the creepy business of gorey special effects by making prosthetics, doing makeup and filming original B-horror movie gifs (Mar 1, 8). Fake blood, ooze, slime, brains and guts will be involved, and kids even get to act in their flicks! Later this month, learn about the textile techniques used by fashionistas and try your hand at rust dyeing, painting, embroidery and applique to protective capes and cloaks for the chilly weather (Mar 15, 22, 29). Capacity is limited, registration required. Open to students in grades 7 and up.

  1. Beam Center 60 Sackett St, at Van Brunt St, 11201
  2. Sun Apr 12 - Sun May 3
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Poppy Seed Players: Young Moses

  • Price band: 2/4

The story of Passover has never been so hilarious. An angsty teenage Moses joins the eccentric Miriam to teach kids to use their imagination, all while learning about Jewish traditions. With catchy songs and clevers kits, you're likely to enjoy this lively production as much as your little ones. Ages 4 to 10.

  1. Merkin Concert Hall 129 W 67th St, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave
  2. Until Sun Mar 29
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