It isn't always smooth sailing in high school, but what if you had the power to change those cringe-worthy moments? Jeremy takes the chance in Be More Chill...with some less-than-satisfying results. Ned Vizzini’s YA bestseller (which had a previous Off-Broadway run) will graduate to the Great White Way and dazzle audiences with upbeat music, neon-colored sets and feel-good moments. Get ready for a coming-of-age tale with an epic sci-fi flair. Ages 12 and up.
A sea of toilet paper, neon paint splashes and three blue men have kept audiences laughing and amazed in this long-running Off-Broadway hit. Stand by as these other-worldly fellows learn about the environment around them...and make a bit of noise in the process (largely thanks to the large tubs of paint). You'll laugh, you'll catch one of the group members in the audience and you'll love the wonky happenings throughout the performance. If you catch a show in the first row, wear the poncho—chances are you're going to get splattered with something! Ages 5 and up.
Husband and wife duo Fan and Ana Yang have traveled world-wide to dazzle their audiences with their self-titled masterpiece, "bubble artistry." As lights flicker and music plays, prepare to catch some of the wonkiest looking bubbles you've ever encountered. Kids and parents alike will love how these soapy spectacles create a can't-miss experience. Ages 5 and up.
Start taking notes, New Yorkers. No matter where you're located in the five boroughs, no matter how old you are, the Great Backyard Bird Count is something you can join. Now in its 21st year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society's online data survey invites interested participants to take watch during its annual event (Feb 15–18) to tally the number and types of birds seen throughout a 15-minute or more timeframe. Join bird watchers around the world in this celebration. Even local parks get in on the fun. To learn how to participate in the online survey, click here. All ages.
Stomp takes percussion to a whole new level. A small cast of characters makes use of atypical objects—wooden polls, push brooms—to create a unique musical experience. A catchy rhythm, impressive dance moves and laugh-out-loud moments prove why this Off-Broadway show is such a crowd pleaser, even if there isn't any dialogue. Your kiddos might be inspired to take household items and start a jam session of their own! Ages 4 and up.
It's a balmy 80 degrees in the museum's 1,200-square-foot vivarium, which houses up to 500 butterflies living among tropical flowers. The free-flying butterflies often land on the shoulders of visitors, allowing tykes to come into direct contact with monarchs, zebra longwings, paper kites other species as they emerge from their chrysalises. Outside the vivarium, youngsters can watch a short film and read displays on the life cycle of butterflies, how to protect their habitats and what kinds of adaptations certain species have. All ages.
Cold weather might be swooping in, but there's no reason to fret. New Yorkers are about to embark on one of the best (and most delicious) events of the year—one that will surely provide the warm and fuzzies. That's right, friends: City Bakery's Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is back. Throughout February, the venue offers a tasty, distinct hot chocolate flavor each day, and you're not going to want to miss out. Mom and Dad, you'll be pleased to know that there are also 21+ options that'll add a little kick to your cocoa. Flavors will alcohol will be served beginning at noon, and all flavors are subject to change. If you want to make your delicious treat Instagrammable, be sure to use the hashtag #2019hcf when you post! Here are the list of can't-miss flavors: Feb 1: Happy Hot Chocolate Feb 2: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Feb 3: Super Bowl Hot Chocolate Feb 4: Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate Feb 5: Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate Feb 6: Darkest Dark Hot Chocolate Feb 7: Lemon Hot Chocolate Feb 8: Creamy Stout Hot Chocolate Feb 9: Hot Chocolate for Babe Ruth Feb 10: Ginger Hot Chocolate Feb 11: Espresso Hot Chocolate Feb 12: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Feb 13: Pear-Skin Infused White Chocolate Feb 14: Love Potion Hot Chocolate Feb 15: White Chocolate and Cherry Bitters Feb 16: "Happy" Hot Chocolate Feb 17: S-Morey Hot Chocolate Feb 18: Chilipepper Hot Chocolate Feb 19: Darkest Dark Chocolate #2 Feb 20: French Follies Hot Chocolate Feb 21: White Cho
Do you have your magnifying glass ready? You'll need it! Liberty Science Center is taking a step back in time with its latest exhibit, “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes," which allows visitors to explore science and technological advances from the late 1800s, decipher the inner workings of forensic specialists today and go through clues to uncover an exclusive mystery! All ages.
The Museum of the City of New York will pay homage to Corduroy's creator, illustrator Don Freeman, with the new exhibit, “A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York.” Expect a glimpse into the creative process of the 1968 story, as well as other popular work from the creator, including drawings, paintings and original sketches. All ages.
There’s no arguing that books are an artform—especially when visiting the Children Museum of the Arts’ eccentric exhibit. In “A Way with Words,” books are transformed into sculptures, paintings and other works to emphasize their importance and history. Museum staff guide young bibliophiles through a craft inspired by the pieces on display. All ages.