RECOMMENDED: See the best things to do with kids this weekend
Rock and Roll Playhouse' Rock & Roll for Kids series offers children a chance to rock out at Brooklyn Bowl! Littles will sing, play and dance with their parents. Highlights include The Music of Bob Marley with David Langlois and The Brooklyners (June 18), School’s Out for Summer Playdate ft. The Music of David Bowie with Mike Messer (June 25), Kids Gone Phishing: Baker’s Trio Phamily Concert with Uncle Ebenezer(July 23 and Aug 6) and The Music of Green Day for Kids (Aug 20). Ages 10 and under.
Kids will get to experience a traditional high tea of their own this summer. Taking place at the McKittrick Hotel’s rooftop Gallow Green, little ones and their parents will be treated to a traditional British high tea platter and pink lemonade. They’ll even get to bring a plus one for free—dolls and teddy will get their own mini seat and personalized bib. While there, families will make their own potions and receive lessons in planting. Everyone goes home with mini flower press, plant soil and seeds. Ages 5-10.
See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's new permanent exhibition exporing the role of honey bees in our ecosystem. Peek inside an observation hive indoors and explore two field hives on the outdoor deck to see how the busy bees convert nectar into honey, how their larvae grow and more. All ages.
The Museum of the Moving Image finally unveils its new permanent exhibition on Jim Henson’s work. Head up to the second floor to find nearly 300 items from the Henson’s career in film and television, including sketches, storyboards, scripts, photos, costumes, behind-the-scenes video footage and 47 puppets (Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Elmo and Big Bird just to name a few). Kids can even try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing their own puppet characters. All ages.
"Mooo"ve over Broadway, there's a new play in town and it stars quite the lovable cast of animals. In this new musical a cow living in the South of France embarks on an adventure to help a lost princess find her way back to the castle. Along the way they meet various friends and foes, sing and dance and learn a few life-lessons young audiences can appreciate. Ages 3–11.
Complete with all the heroes, villians and quirky characters your kids could dream of, this oddball comedy tells the story of a town in need of saving (eek!) a couple whose bakery and livelihood is threatened (oh no!) and folks like Farmer John that just aren't ready to let the bad guys, like Vincent Von Villenueva, take over the town! The play is set to live piano music, and the acting is totally over-the-top (a nod to the acting style of the 1800s). Ages 6 and up.
The American Museum of Natural History’s exhibit explores the microbes, viruses, fungi and other organisms that live inside our bodies. According to the exhibit, our gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and they can be affected by where we live, what we eat and what we touch among other factors. Learn about all about microbial genes and the important work they do to keep us alive. All ages.
On Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October, Randalls Island Park’s urban farm is open to the public for tours of the fruit and vegetable gardens, rice paddies and chickens. The amiable farmers can answer your child’s questions about how things grow, and may even inspire your family to start a window garden in your apartment. After the farm, head to Randalls Island’s nearby Scylla Playground to find slides, swings and spray showers (bring your water shoes)! Wards Meadow Loop, Randalls Island. All ages.