Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: January 19th-21st
Hi everyone! The weekend is almost here and the weather is looks like it will be great for a January weekend!
This weekend head out and enjoy PS 321’s School’s Out Summer Camp & After School Program Expo, Vered and the Babes at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Spellbound Theatre: A Book of Hours at The Old Stone House, Mil’s Trills 8th Annual Winter Bash + Album Release Party at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade, The Gustafer Yellowgold Show at Symphony Space, Rolie Polie Guacamolie at the Jalopy Theatre, Family Concert: David Weinstone & the Music for Aardvarks Band at The Jewish Museum, Movies @ the Library: Cars 3 at the Red Hook Brooklyn Public Library, January Storytime at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Farmhouse Family Day at Wycoff Farmhouse Museum, Movies for Tots at the Kips Bay NY Public Library and Sunday Story Time with Christopher Silas Neal at Powerhouse on 8th.
Also check out long running events like The Perfect Monster at Tada! Youth Theater, The Prince & The Magic Flute at Puppetworks, Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at The 14th Street Y, Undesirable Elements at The Duke on 42nd Street, Free Skating at The Rink at Bryant Park, 16th Annual Holiday Train Show in Grand Central, NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum, A Sick Day for Morris McGee at New 42nd Street Studios and The Amazing Max at Theater at Blessed Sacrament.
Have a fabulous weekend!
~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)
Friday January 19th
January Storytime at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (UES)
Friday January 19th 1030a and 3rd Friday of each month. Free with Museum admission. For 2-6yr olds. Time for tea! Listen to stories about tea and have your own pretend tea party!
Movies for Tots at the Kips Bay NY Public Library
Fridays in January at 11a. Free. Children can enjoy a short film or cartoon on DVD. For children ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver.
Movies @ the Library: Cars 3 at the Red Hook Brooklyn Public Library
Friday January 19th 3-5p. Free. Rated G Runtime 1h 42min. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Join us for a family movie in our auditorium on the first and third Fridays of each month (and sometimes the fifth!). Check our schedule online for details!
The Perfect Monster at Tada! Youth Theater (Chelsea/Midtown West)
Friday January 19th 7p, Saturday-Sunday January 20th-21st 2p & 4p also ongoing performances until February 19th. See website for schedule. Tickets: $15/child, $25/adult. Sybil, a science nerd who constantly compares herself to so-called “perfect” people, sets out to create the “perfect” friend and ends up with a lab full of marvelous, merry, and mischievous monsters.
Saturday January 20th
Spellbound Theatre: A Book of Hours at The Old Stone House (Park Slope)
Saturday January 20th 10a & 1115a. Ticket: $15 general public, $12 season pass holders (see website for season pass information). A larger than life book leads children through familiar daily events using favorite nursery rhymes and songs to tell the story, as well as surprising treasures, puppets, and discoveries.
Farmhouse Family Day at Wycoff Farmhouse Museum
Saturday January 20th 11a-3p and every third Saturday. Free. Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month. Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities. Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.
The Gustafer Yellowgold Show at Symphony Space (UWS)
Saturday January 20th 11a. Saturday January 20th 11a. Tickets: Standard $17 & up and Members $14 and up. Age range: 2-7. Expected run time 60 minutes. Described by the New York Times as “Dr.Seuss Meets ‘Yellow Submarine’,” Grammy® nominated artist, Morgan Taylor will perform his one-of-a-kind, music and animation show to a hometown New York audience in Manhattan. Taylor will be featuring material from his new album “Brighter Side” alongside classic fan favorites. Taylor’s funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods has loads of adult crossover appeal, making Gustafer Yellowgold’s show a truly all-ages experience.
Events for Youth and Families: Vered and the Babes at the Central Brooklyn Public Library
Saturday January 20th 1-2p. Free. Location: Dweck Center. Vered and the Babes are reminiscent of a Doo-Wop band, using playful vocal harmonies, lively horns, pots and pans, and beatboxing to get everyone jumping and singing along. They sing songs from their joyful and highly acclaimed albums, Good Morning My Love and Hello My Baby which both received GOLD Awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation AND from the National Parenting Publications. Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones because it brings them together in the loving and playful moments and feels like an understanding friend in the challenging ones.The band includes Rob Jost, who also plays bass in the Sesame Street Band, Matt Hilgenberg, who plays trumpet for renowned latin bands, and Eric Biondo, drummer for Antibalas.
Sunday January 21st
Mil’s Trills 8th Annual Winter Bash + Album Release Party at ShapeShifter Lab (Gowanus)
Sunday January 21st 11a-1230p (11a doors / 1130a show). Tickets: $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Family rate, $45 day of show. Babes in arms, free. Purchase tickets here. Join the Mil’s Trills community as they celebrate their eighth birthday with the official release of their third family album, Ridiculous Nonsense, emphasizing the value of PLAY in the creative process. Move your body, open your mind and activate your imagination with Amelia Robinson and her all-ages band as they perform playful bursts of musical joy to honor the magic of the moment!
Rolie Polie Guacamolie at the Jalopy Theatre (Carroll Gardens/Red Hook)
Sunday January 21st 11a. Tickets: $5 Kids, $10 Adults, $25 Family. Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.
Family Concert: David Weinstone & the Music for Aardvarks Band at The Jewish Museum (UES)
Sunday January 21st 1130a-1230p. $18 General; $14 Jewish Museum Family Members (Includes Museum Admission). For ages 2-6y. “It’s no exaggeration that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of New York,” says Time Out New York Kids. Groove to the original rockin’ sound of The Music for Aardvarks Band as they bring their ever-popular tunes from classes across the five boroughs to our stage. Hear “Big Old Tree” just in time for Tu B’Shevat (the birthday of the trees), and celebrate being a New York City kid with cool, catchy favorites like Modern Art, Bagel, and Taxi!
Sunday Story Time with Christopher Silas Neal at POWERHOUSE on 8th (Park Slope)
Sunday January 21st 1130a-1230p. Free. RSVP appreciated. RSVP here. Sunday Story Time with Christopher Silas Neal, author & illustrator of I Won’t Eat That. About the Book: Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of him. What could it be? Christopher Silas Neal’s retro-style illustrations and easy-to-follow story are the perfect match for even the pickiest eaters — and the patient souls that feed them.
Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade 2018
Sunday January 21st 1-4p. Free. The Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade Inc. is celebrating their 21st Parade Aniversary and is once again looking forward to the participation of all our Schools from District 14 and 32 in Williamsburg and Bushwick. Please let us know if your school can take part of this years parade which will be on Sunday January 7, 2018.. Line Up will begin 12:30 pm on Meeker and Graham ave. Happy Holidays Everyone!! Congrats El Padrino (God Father) 2018 Assistant Principal Melvin Martinez PS 257. This years Parade dedicated to the Families of Puerto Rico!!!
The Prince & The Magic Flute at Puppetworks (Park Slope)
Saturdays-Sundays January 13th-April 1st 1230p & 230p. Admission for a Child is $10, an Adult $11. For ages 4 & up. 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 Prince & The Magic Flute as performed at the Smithsonian Institution. Adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.
Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at The 14th Street Y (Stuyvesant Town/East Village)
Saturdays-Sundays 11a & 1p until February 11th. Advance Tickets: $40. Recommended for ages 2-8. Running time: 50 minutes (No Intermission). Overjoyed with her new dress, Hanna runs to show it to her friends: Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow. Little does she know what a meaningful adventure awaits her… Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive new musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale “Hanna’s Sabbath Dress.” This immersive experience transports children into Hanna’s enchanted world.
The Amazing Max at Theater at Blessed Sacrament (UWS)
Saturdays & Sundays 330p until February 24th (no performances 2/3 or 2/4). Tickets $34.50-$59.50. Max Darwin earned the moniker “The Amazing Max” for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain audiences, keeping the little ones spellbound! He combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear, defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. Don’t miss this high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show!
Undesirable Elements at The Duke on 42nd Street
Friday January 19th 8p, Saturday January 20th 2p & 7p & Sunday Sunday January 21st 12n & 5p. For ages 12+. Tickets start at $25. Performance: 70 minutes with no intermission. Ping Chong + Company amplifies the voices of young New Yorkers in the 25th Anniversary of UNDESIRABLE ELEMENTS with GENERATION NYZ. With affecting vulnerability, bold honesty and enduring spirit, Syl, Porscha, Edwin, Mohammad, Monica, De-Andra and Rafael bravely speak their truths and share their stories. From East New York to West Harlem and from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway, witness the jubilant victories, recent discord and distant dreams of coming of age in this great, big city. Real People. Real Lives. Real Theater.
A Sick Day for Morris McGee at New 42nd Street Studios
Saturdays-Sundays 10a, 1p & 4p until January 28th. Also Fridays January 19th & 26th at 1p. Tickets start at $20. For ages 2-5y. Performance: 50 minutes with no intermisson. Every day, Morris McGee takes the No. 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it’s Morris who has the sniffles! Based on a Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kindhearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills.
NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)
Saturdays-Sundays 330-430p until December 30th 2018. 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!
16th Annual Holiday Train Show in Grand Central (Midtown)
Daily 6a-8p until Sunday February 2nd. Free. The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages and nothing says holiday enchantment quite like dazzled little faces watching in wonderment as model trains zip through tunnels, by subway stops, around familiar skyscrapers and through iconic cityscapes. To the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike, the New York Transit Museum will continue its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal starting in November and running through the New Year. The theme of the holiday train show changes every year and the event is free and open to the public.
Free Skating at The Rink at Bryant Park (Midtown West)
Daily until March 4th 8a-10p. Admission free! Skate rental: $20. Rink hours are weather permitting. See the website for all the bag check information. The centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, this 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, and free skating shows, special events, and activities. Many Holiday Shops are open on major holidays so start your shopping early!