Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Courtesy of Sasha Arutyunova
Sunday, July 13
- Critics choice
The fireworks from the Fourth of July have barely cooled, but midtown is ready to celebrate France’s Independence Day with face painting, can-can dancers, mimes, a Citreon vintage car show, French language workshops, live music and Beaujolais wine tastings for Mom and Dad ($25). And of course, kids can munch on Belgian waffles, crêpes, chocolates and éclairs from local French vendors like Dominique Ansel Bakery, Francois Payard Bakery, Epicerie Boulud and more. Visit bastilledayny.com for more information. Located on 60th St between Fifth and Lexington Aves. All ages.
Head to the WORD Bookstore's Brooklyn location for the delightful, 74-minute drama, Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase. The performance by musician Brian Beattie and artist Valerie Fowler will enchant families with songs, amusing dialogue and musical exclamations, telling the Depression-era folk myth of young girl. All ages.
- Price band: 3/4
Yo, ho, yo, ho—the pirate's life unfolds aboard the Clipper City with nautical themes and even costumes! Actors will surprise little ones as they get into character, turn the boat into a stage and invite audience participation. Sail the New York harbor on a pirate and mermail adventure (May 11 and July 13) or a sailor explorer journey (June 1), complete with story-telling, face painting, scavenger hunts, map reading, nautical crafts and more. Ages 7 and up.
- Price band: 1/4
Kids can learn about the different parts of a rocket and build their own. They'll also get to launch their rockets and watch them fly high. Ages 2 to 6.
- Critics choice
This musical dad from North Carolina brings parent-approved hip-hop beats to the city that never sleeps (well, except for naptime). Listen and dance around to tunes from his newest album, The Perfect Quirk, plus get in on contests, storytelling and plenty of audience interaction. All ages.
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