The Intrepid's Kids Week starts tomorrow!
Fri Feb 12
In addition to its weeklong February break mini-camp , the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is holding its annual Kids Week. Running February 13 to the 21st, the festivities kick off tomorrow with a visit from the famous New York Red Bulls and a performance by Ringling Brothers . Later in the week, there will be kids fashion shows (courtesy of Gap and Old Navy ), interactive exhibits on loan from Madame Tussauds , shows by Puppetry Arts Theatre and much more. The museum is also highlighting its two newish exhibits: " Mission to Mars ," a time line of the American space program, and " Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace ," a collection of drawings showcasing the pooch's fictional fight against the evil Red Baron. Check out the full list of events here , then bundle up and hop aboard!
Thursday's event pick: Sesame Street screening
Thu Feb 11
All snowed out? Curl up inside at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, where families can watch a screening of the flick Elmo Loves You . The tale follows Rosita and Elmo on a Valentine's-themed adventure. After the movie, tots can participate in a crafty workshop.
John Tartaglia's first family musical hits New World Stages in March
Wed Feb 10
He charmed kids in Sesame Street , Johnny and the Sprites and Shrek the Musical , and made adults laugh as the original Princeton in Avenue Q. Now puppeteer extraordinaire John Tartaglia is bringing an original family musical, Imaginocean , to New World Stages . Previews begin March 17 and opening night is slated for March 31. The one-hour show, which Tartaglia created with songs by William Wade, will follow a group of fishy friends who go on a hunt for underwater treasure, encountering "jiving jellyfish," "strong-willed seahore" and "loveable Leonard the Octopus" along the way. We've been promised lots of surprises and special effects (the ocean floor is created through black lights), and have a big hunch that the show will be absolutely hilarious. In other words, we smell a hit, so you might want to buy your tickets now. And who knows? Maybe some of his old Avenue Q friends will pop over for a G-rated cameo. After all, that show's...
The UWS's St. Agnes branch library reopens
Wed Feb 10
Some good library news for a change : The NYPL's St. Agnes branch , closed for renovation since October 2007, celebrates its grand reopening this Thursday with a day of family activities (Magic! Music! Face painting! Balloon animals!). Much of the building's first floor is devoted to the kiddies, with two reading areas, a new sky-lit story-hour room, comfy seating, 12 computer terminals—and, best of all, enough books to while away many a winter's afternoon. The festivities kick off Thursday February 11 at 11am with the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting; kids' programming begins at 12:30pm. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
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