Hi everyone! I hope you are ready for another fabulous and busy weekend here in NYC!
This weekend take the kids and check out the 2017 Tribeca/ESPN Family Film “Field Day”, In a Pickle at BAM, NYFEST 2017 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Table Music Brunch Series: New Vintage Baroque at National Sawdust, Rooftop Films: WALL-E Earth Day Event with Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids at Industry City Factory Floor, 11th Annual St. George Day Festival! in Tompkinsville Park, We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime with Laurie Berkner at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble, Family Concert: Elizabeth Mitchell and You are My Flower at The Jewish Museum, Mother Earth Pow-Wow in Sunset Park, Fiesta Tropical with the Bilingual Birdies Band at Central Brooklyn Public Library, Family Fun with Suzi Shelton at the Jalopy Theatre, Spring Break: Arts and Crafts! at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Grand Opening at Flying Tiger Copenhagen Store, Earth Day Party with Animals at the Columbus NYPL, Tulip Time at the Queens Botanical Garden and Yo Re Mi and Celebrate Earth at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
Also check out some long running events like ARTech: Adventures In Art + Techchnology, Family Discovery Weekends at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Reluctant Dragon at Puppetworks, NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum and The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre,
Happy Earth Day and have a great weekend!
~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)
Friday April 21st
GRAND Opening at Flying Tiger Copenhagen Store (Downtown Brooklyn)
Friday April 21st 10a-7p. Flying Tiger Copenhagen will open a 2,100 square foot store in Downtown Brooklyn at City Point. The new store, offering its renowned mix of fun shopping and quirky, award-winning Danish design, is located at 445 Albee Square West. A visit to Flying Tiger Copenhagen is never boring. We offer a quirky and ever-changing assortment of award winning own-designed products at surprisingly affordable prices. Each month you can find up to 300 new products accessibly, of which many are created by the design team in Denmark, who have won prestigious design awards, including the Red Dot Award, iF design Award and GOOD Design Award. For the City Point store opening, we will offer complimentary cake, cookies and balloons. Plus, a competition for a chance to win round trip tickets to Copenhagen!
Spring Break: Arts and Crafts! at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (UES)
Friday April 21st 11a-4p. For students- pre K and up. Free for 12 and under with caregivers’ admission. 19th Century Crafts , historic games and tours, and old fashioned games in the garden.
Movies @ the Library: Moana at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library
Friday April 21st 330-5p. Free. Come Join us to Watch Moana! In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Earth Day Party with Animals at the Columbus NYPL (Hells Kitchen)
Friday April 21st 345p. Free. Best for ages 3 to 7 years old. Limit to 25 participants with adults. Please register by phone: (212) 586-5098 or in-person. Let’s celebrate Earth Month with LIVE animals that help keep our planet healthy and clean! Solve riddles to figure out which amazing animals received invitations to attend this VIP (Very Important Planet) Party and decorate festive party presents to help those special guests celebrate the occasion. By creating a “pretty planet” collage using recycled materials, you will discover simple ways to be kind to animals and become one of Earth’s Little Helpers!
Saturday April 22nd
2017 Tribeca/ESPN Family Film “Field Day”
Saturday April 22nd 9a-1p. Free. Free, family-friendly day of film, sports, and fun features back-to-back screenings of classic sports films, Angels in the Outfield at 930a and Space Jam at 1130a, for the whole family to enjoy, along with sports clinics, face painting, balloons, and more. Note: Admission to the screenings is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines at BMCC begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Distributed Tickets honored up to 15 minutes before start of program. Films location: BMCC Tribeca PAC,199 Chambers St. The Sports Activities will be set up in and around BMCC, including the tented Lower Courtyard area, the Main Entrance Plaza and the basketball courts at Washington Market Park.
Rooftop Films: WALL-E Earth Day Event with Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids at Industry City Factory Floor (Sunset Park)
Saturday April 22nd 10a doors open, 11a free screening. Free with RSVP. RSVP here. RSVP is not required, and does not guarantee entry. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is first come, first served for all. Rooftop Films and the Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids invite you to celebrate Earth Day with a free screening of WALL-E at Industry City. Food options available from Industry City tenants. Family-friendly activities available!
We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime with Laurie Berkner at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble
Saturday April 22n 11a. Free. Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don’t miss out!
11th Annual St. George Day Festival! in Tompkinsville Park (Staten Island)
Saturday April 22nd 11a-5p. Free admission. St. George Day is a unique festival that promotes peaceful problem solving, communal pride, and sharing and respecting our natural resources as essential elements to a strong and sustainable community. Through art, earth day activities, and the Dragon Parade, we work to facilitate strong community connections to Tompkinsville Park. See the website for all the details.
Events for Youth & Families: Fiesta Tropical with the Bilingual Birdies Band at Central Brooklyn Public Library
Saturday April 22nd 1-2p. Free. Location: Dweck Center. In Fiesta Tropical, they fuse the sounds of cumbia, salsa, tango, and samba, creating an epic dance party where families are exposed to and empowered by the rich cultural heritage of Latin America! Kids learn new words in Spanish and heart-warming life lessons in this highly energetic and interactive theatre and concert performance. Families will follow along on an imaginary journey to Barranquilla, Colombia to reach a tropical dance party where they will celebrate life, friendship, love, and diversity!
Sunday April 23rd
NYFEST 2017 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sunday April 23rd 9a-5p. Free. Location: Pier 5. NYFEST is an annual industry soccer tournament and community event that brings together teams and players from all walks of media, entertainment, marketing, from all over the world, for spirited 5-v-5 competition — with one team in each of three categories walking away with the trophy. NYFEST features food trucks, exhibitors, live music, and a Youth Showcase with games, skill challenges, and other activities for kids, all free and open to the public. Events: 9am – 5pm: Industry soccer tournament and 9am – 1pm: Youth Showcase – Register here. Registration for the Youth Showcase is preferred, but not required. Walkups are welcome!
Family Fun with Suzi Shelton at the Jalopy Theatre (Carroll Gardens/Red Hook)
Sunday April 23rd 11a. Tickets: $5 kids/$10 adult/$25 family. Join award-winning NYC family performer Suzi Shelton along with special guests and she returns to her favorite theatre in Brooklyn for a monthly family show! Sip on a coffee or Bloody Mary while your little one delights in the show, and then head next door to the Jalopy Tavern for brunch. Hear new songs, meet new friends and have a grand ol’ time!
Family Concert: Elizabeth Mitchell and You are My Flower at The Jewish Museum (UES)
Sunday April 23rd 1130a-1230p. For ages 3 & up. $16 General Public; $13 Jewish Museum Family Members. Experience the uniquely charming folk-rock sound of Elizabeth Mitchell, her daughter Storey and special guests the M Street Shanghai band. Hear cherished folk classics and soulful originals from albums Catch the Moon, Blue Clouds, and more.
Mother Earth Pow-Wow in Sunset Park
Sunday April 23rd 12n-3p. Free. Location Details: This event will be held on the plaza in front of the Center. The event will be moved inside of the Center if there’s inclement weather. Celebrate Mother Earth at Sunset Park Recreation Center! Join us for this fun-filled Pow-Wow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts from North America, South America, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Table Music Brunch Series: New Vintage Baroque at National Sawdust (Williamsburg)
Sunday April 23rd 12n. Tickets range from $12 to $45. Children under 13y admission is free and brunch items are available for purchase a la carte. See website for all the details. Table Music at National Sawdust is one of a kind music series is a created and curated by Juilliard graduate and historical oboist Lindsay McIntosh, featuring a fresh and innovative young Baroque ensemble, New Vintage Baroque. Inspired by Café Zimmerman, the largest and most popular Kaffeehaus in Leipzig and a center for the middle classes during the eighteenth century, National Sawdust and James Beard award-winning chef Patrick Connolly bring you a Sunday brunch series. Join us for a unique & warm dining experience, where you can enjoy live historically informed performance (HIP) music in a non traditional way. Not only does this series create a laid back environment for customers to come in & listen – it also give much needed arena for young performances to perform & practice HIP music of the eighteenth century.
Celebrate Earth at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Saturday-Sunday April 22nd-23rd 10a-5p. Free with Museum admission. Celebrate Earth Day at Brooklyn Children’s Museum by visiting the Museum’s new exhibit WILDERNESS CAMP, which focuses on the great outdoors. Build gross motor skills through hands-on play in Neighborhood Nature, which includes a community cork garden, animal habitat dioramas, indoor “beach,” and live animals! Bend your body like a lizard during yoga sessions led by Yo Re Mi. And, join Reynaliz Herrera for a live percussion performance concert featuring original music played from unconventional instruments. See website for the full schedule of events.
The Reluctant Dragon at Puppetworks (Park Slope)
Saturdays & Sundays now until August 20th 1230p & 230p. For 3y+. Admission for a Child is $9, an Adult $10. No credit cards accepted. Reservations are suggested: 718-965-3391 (current day or advance reservations) or e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org (NO same day e-mail reservations). The Reluctant Dragon: Kenneth Grahame’s 1898 English Mystery adapted for Marionettes by Michael Leach.
Yo Re Mi at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Saturday-Sunday April 22nd-23rd 12n-1230p & 1245-115p. Free with Museum admission. Join Yo Re Mi for a musical yoga camping adventure in celebration of Earth Week. Discover nature, learn about animals and test your wilderness skills while singing, dancing and having fun! Yo Re Mi’s acclaimed music and yoga adventures bring children on a wild ride using our bodies, voices and imaginations. With live music, yoga poses and original songs, we learn about nature, geography, languages and history. Music and yoga together engage the whole child, developing confidence, concentration and focus, while increasing strength, flexibility and body awareness. Early exposure to music is essential to developing minds, and enriches the dynamic between child and parent. Children learn to share and express themselves in a group environment.
In a Pickle at BAM (Fort Greene)
Saturday April 22nd 1030a & 330p Sunday April 23rd 330p. Additional showtimes April 25th-30th. See website for details. All tickets $15. Run time 55 minutes. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, this innovative theater piece takes children on a voyage of discovery through landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination and the music of his language. When a shepherdess and her flock of little sheep discover a lost baby, the audience must join in the search for the child’s family, a journey that will take them through the forest and across the sea. Full of scents, textures, colors, and songs, this immersive sensory experience is sure to delight and inform younger audiences about the power of their own imaginations. Part of BAMkids. Note: Sunday, April 23 at 3:30pm is a Relaxed Performance. See website for all the details.
Family Discovery Weekends at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Saturdays-Sundays 1030a-1230pn until June 4th except May 27th-28th. This is a drop-in program for families with children of all ages. Free with Garden admission. Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Create a nature-based craft, artwork, or invention with Discovery Garden docents. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather.
Tulip Time at the Queens Botanical Garden
Saturday-Sunday April 22nd-23rd 12n-4p. Free with Garden admission. Celebrate spring with a visit to Queens Botanical Garden during the peak of tulip season! Enjoy tulip tours, bulb-planting demonstrations, crafts for kids, and thousands of spring tulips for your viewing pleasure.
NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)
Saturdays-Sundays 330-430p until June 25th. Free with Museum admission. Limited Capacity. Suggested for ages 10+. Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software!
ARTech: Adventures In Art + Technology (Meatpacking District)
Saturdays-Sundays 10a-5p and also Wednesdays-Thursdays 3-7p until April 29th. Free and open to the public. RSVP is required for a timed entry slot. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to invite you to experience ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology! ARTech is a two-month long pop-up activity center comprised of STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) experiential workshops, installations, and interactive moments for school age children + their accompanying adults. Note: Each attendee is allowed 1 hour within the space to engage with the various stations. A 15 minute warning announcement will be announced before leaving the space. See the website for all the details of the activities.
The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)
Tuesday-Fridays 1030a & 12n and Saturdays & Sundays 1p until September 17th. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults. A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly into each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.
Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5p and also Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5p. Free. The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours two afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
To see all the events click here for the calendar!