Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: January 26th-28th
Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that January is almost over. Get ready for another fun busy weekend here in NYC.
This weekend take the kids to New York Family Free Camp Fair at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School & Berkeley Carroll School, the Live BTTY Showcase for Kids! at Physics Theater, Survival During the American Revolution in Fort Greene Park, TheatreSports at Gallery Players, Suzi Shelton with Little Miss Ann at the Jalopy Theatre, Winter Jam in Central Park, Living History: The 13th Amendment at DiMenna Children’s History Museum, Best of Family Music Showcase! at Symphony Space, Valentine Printing Workshop for Families at Private Picassos Studio, La MaMa Kids: The Mother Goose Chronicles at Ellen Stewart Theatre/The Downstairs, Family Movie : Cars 3 at Windsor Terrace Brooklyn Public Library, Little Bookworms: Fantastic Mr. Fox at Nitehawk Cinema, Black String at Flushing Town Hall and Wendy & DB at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Also check out long running events like the Winter Carnival Kids in Bryant Park, The Perfect Monster at Tada! Youth Theater, The Prince & The Magic Flute at Puppetworks, Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at The 14th Street Y, 16th Annual Holiday Train Show in Grand Central, , A Sick Day for Morris McGee at New 42nd Street Studios, The Amazing Max at Theater at Blessed Sacrament and NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum.
Enjoy the weekend with the family!
~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)
Friday January 26th
Wendy & DB at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (UWS)
Friday January 26th 11-1130a & 1145a-1215p. Free with Museum admission. For all ages. Ticketed*. Wendy & DB, a popular interactive children’s music duo from Chicago, love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and just having a great time. Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words. Join Wendy & DB as they present a live performance of family favorites during a special “Celebrate Grammy Weekend” concert at CMOM! *Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.
A Sick Day for Morris Mcee at New 42nd Street Studios
Friday January 26th 1p, Saturday-Sunday January 27th-28th 10a, 1p & 4p. 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.
Family Movie : Cars 3 at Windsor Terrace Brooklyn Public Library
Friday January 26th 330-5p. Free. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.
Black String at Flushing Town Hall
Friday January 26th 8p. Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (Free for teens 13-19 with ID). Presenting new sounds from the ancient instruments of Korea, Black String creates a unique musical language drawing on Korean traditional music, jazz and free improvisation. Geomungo (Korean zither) virtuoso, Yoon-Jeong Heo joins forces with electric jazz guitarist Jean Oh, daegeum (bamboo flute) player, Aram Lee and janggu player Min Wang Hwang, creating dynamic, harmonic collisions of modes and rhythms at the intersection of East and West.
Saturday January 27th
Winter Jam in Central Park
Saturday January 27th 11a-3p. Free Event for All Ages. Location: Bandshell Area (Enter at 72nd Street). Presented by NYC Parks, Lake Placid, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban snow field for all to enjoy! Featured Venues: Lake Placid Snow Field, Learn to Ski, Snowshoeing by REI, Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting and Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. See website for all the event details.
La MaMa Kids: The Mother Goose Chronicles at Ellen Stewart Theatre/The Downstairs (East Village)
Saturday January 27th 11a. $10 Adult and Kid Tickets (plus $1 Facility Fee). Purchase tickets here. Join us for a new children’s puppet piece created by La MaMa Resident Artist Jane Catherine Shaw. Mother goose has been taken in for questioning. During her interrogation many of the characters from the popular Rhymes come to life in a wall of picture frames that form the backdrop for the piece.
Best of Family Music Showcase! at Symphony Space (UWS)
Saturday January 27th 11a. Tickets $20 and up, members $17 and up. For ages 2-7y. Just Kidding at Symphony Space has always been THE place to discover the very best music made for children and their families. In this exciting special event, Symphony Space will highlight some of the very best music of the year, in a morning featuring artists nominated for the 2018 GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album. The 2018 nominees and participants for this concert will be: Gustafer Yellowgold, Justin Roberts, Lisa Loeb and Alphabet Rockers. The event will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Kenny Curtis, and Mindy Thomas (also co-host of the popular NPR podcast Wow in the World). Come to the show, then tune in the next day to watch the GRAMMYs and see the winner!
New York Family Free Camp Fair at Brooklyn Heights Montessori (Cobble Hill)
Saturday January 27th 12n-3p. Free. New York Family is partnering with the American Camp Association, NY & NJ to host this FREE, fun, family-friendly Camp Fair in Cobble Hill. This Camp Fair is a great way for you and your child to meet with various camps and start planning out your summer! Good camps can fill up fast so don’t delay, Register here.
Survival During the American Revolution in Fort Greene Park
Saturday January 27th 1-230p. Free. Location: Visitor Center. Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn from the Urban Park Rangers the secrets of survival during this arduous time of battle and strife in American history.
Sunday January 28th
Suzi Shelton with Little Miss Ann at the Jalopy Theatre (Carroll Gardens/Red Hook)
Sunday January 28th 11a. Tickets: $5 kids, $10 adults, $25 family. Join Chicago’s own Little Miss Ann along with NYC family performer Suzi Shelton and they return to their favorite theatre in Brooklyn for a heart warming family show to ring in the New Year! 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!
New York Family Free Camp Fair at Berkeley Carroll School (Park Slope)
Sunday January 28th 12n-3p. Free. New York Family is partnering with the American Camp Association, NY & NJ to host this FREE, fun, family-friendly Camp Fair in Park Slope on January 28th from 12-3pm. This Camp Fair is a great way for you and your child to meet with various camps and start planning out your summer! Good camps can fill up fast so don’t delay, Register here.
TheatreSports at Gallery Players (Park Slope)
Sunday January 28th 12n. $10/kids, parents free. No reservations are necessary. Freestyle Rep’s award winning show, Theatresports™, has been a part of the Gallery Players family programming since 2006. Led by Laura Livingston and Mike Durkin (teaching artists, P.S. 321, P.S. 124, P.S. 212 & Spoke the Hub), a zany ensemble of professional actors presents improvisational theatre as a competitive sport. The audience gives suggestions, sometimes performs with the company on stage, and decides the outcome of the game. It’s a different show every month and fun for all ages. Additional shows February 18th & March 18th.
Live BTTY Showcase for Kids! at Physics Theater (Midtown)
Sunday January 28th 2-430p. $15 Suggested donation. Location: 5th floor of the Times Square Arts Center. A 50 Minute Musical Experience hosted by Bee True to You. Meet and greet with TOBI and BTTY the Bee. After Show Dance Party Hosted by DJ BTTY! To reserve a seat, please email: Booking@beetruetoyou.org. You may have heard about the Anti-Bullying Program, Bee True To You, touring the tri-state Area within Public Schools. Well, now here is your chance to SEE LIVE, what it is all about! All donations go directly back into Bee True To You, to help make this empowering program possible for children all across the country.
Valentine Printing Workshop for Families at Private Picassos Studio (Park Slope)
Sunday January 28th 3-430p. $25/child, $40/two siblings. For ages 3-12y. Accompanying adults are free and required to stay for class. Register here. Pre-registration is required. Families are invited for a special Valentine’s-themed Art Workshop! We’ll demonstrate how to create your own Valetine’s using relief printing techniques. Students will then create their own edition of prints, using a variety of red, pink and white printing ink on coordinating cards. A set of 10 cards (in hot pink or white, with matching envelopes) will be provided for each child. Additional printing surfaces can be brought to class.
The Prince & The Magic Flute at Puppetworks (Park Slope)
Saturdays-Sundays 1230p & 230p until April 1st. 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: email@example.com (NO same day e-mail reservations). The Prince & The Magic Flute as performed at the Smithsonian Institution. Adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.
Winter Carnival Kids in Bryant Park (Midtown)
Saturday January 27th and daily until Sunday February 4th at various times. Enjoy free, family friendly activities at Winter Carnival, including puppet shows, StoryTime, cornhole, juggling, games at the Brewhouse, and more! See the website for details on the events.
Little Bookworms: Fantastic Mr. Fox at Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg)
Saturday-Sunday January 27th-28th 1130a. Tickets: $12 General Admission, $9 child/senior. For our kid friendly version of Booze & Books, Nitehawk presents enduring classic tales that have also become our favorite movies because the only thing on par with reading an amazing children’s book is seeing that story come alive in a truly incredible film. Fantastic Mr Fox: Rated PG. A dream-team of twee icons Roald Dahl and Wes Anderson, Anderson’s stop-motion adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox follows the titular Mr. Fox as he balances his responsibilities as a father (he’s a bad one) with his compulsive need to chicken thieve. Breaking a promise to his wife not to return to his poultry plucking ways, Mr. Fox leads a raid on the property of three ornery farmers, endangering the entire animal community in the process.
The Perfect Monster at Tada! Youth Theater (Chelsea/Midtown West)
Saturday-Sunday January 27th-28th 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.
Living History: The 13th Amendment at DiMenna Children’s History Museum (UWS)
Saturday-Sunday January 27th-28th 11a-4p. Free with Museum admission. All ages. Join us in honoring the anniversary of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution! We’re celebrating the legislation’s abolition of slavery in January 1865 all weekend with Living Historians portraying historic people from the American Civil War era. On Saturday only, meet Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln! Listen to Tubman’s tales about how she personally led enslaved individuals to freedom, and hear Lincoln’s stories from the Civil War-era White House. And don’t miss your chance to look inside Honest Abe’s top hat or try to tell time on his special pocket watch! On Sunday, meet Harriet Tubman and listen to tales about how she personally led enslaved individuals to freedom. Take a close look at her 19th-century clothing and equipment that specially equipped her for travel to and from the South.
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!
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 4th. 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!