October 14, 2010
Delightful musical for children and parents too!
Freckleface Strawberry the Musical, now at New World Stages (340 West 50th St- between 8th and 9th Avenues), is a wonderful adaptation of Julianne Moore's children's book of the same name. The show runs 75 minutes and the music, dancing and fun will will appeal to young kids as well as their adult companions. We were invited to see the show on a Thursday evening and had many young children in our group. Despite the 7PM start they were mesmerized throughout the entire show. We were amazed that ...
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Congratulations to Bella who won the tickets to see the Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin Show. Also Macaroni Kid readers, you can still purchase tickets to a Sunday or weekday performance for only $10 per ticket by calling 212-724-0677, the discount code is sbtpumpkin. (Unfortunately we were informed this evening that the 45 Bleeker Street Theatre was closed indefinitely due to a dispute with the landlord. They are hoping to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Check their website for updates and this site will be updated as more information becomes available!)
As I am sure many of you do, I try to squeeze as much as possible into my weekend. Last weekend started with an early morning family photo session with Lesley from Kensington Blue Photography. Meeting at 8 AM seemed like a great idea until that morning. My daughter was not in the mood to let anyone near her with a hair brush and the computer was way more appealing than 'handsome boy' clothes to my son. But once we got to the park things could not have gone better (though the hair situation was never resolved!). It was a beautiful day and my shy children suddenly became little models. Lesley was great with the kids running here and there to get the perfect shot...some posed, but countless candids and actions shots as well. Her mid-western personality put us all at ease. I can't wait to see the photos!
We also took a trip to the Queens County Farm Museum in Little Neck. You can pick pumpkins, take a hay ride, try to find your way through the corn maze and visit with the farm animals. This Saturday try the Maze By Moonlight - the maze is open until 9 PM. The Octoberfest BBQ is also this Saturday at 5 PM. You can purchase tickets online. It is amazing that this great outdoor adventure is so close!
Not sure what to do this weekend with the kids? If you are dog fan try the Javits Center for Meet the Breeds. Taste new foods at the Grub Street Food Festival at the Hester Street Fair. Get in the mood for Halloween at the Madison Square Kids Fest. As always there are too many great options and not enough time.
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Where: The Theatres at 45 Bleeker Street, 45 Bleeker St (corner of Lafayette & Bleeter Sts)When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday performances are at 11 AM)Who: Ages 3-7How: Call (212) 724-0677Cost: $15 in advance ($20 at the door) $10 per ticket by calling 212-724-0677 with discount code sbtpumpkinFor more info: www.shadowboxtheatre.org
Where: SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 VANDAM STWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (second show at 4 PM)Who: Ages 2+Cost: $16For more info: http://thepopups.com
Where: Birch, 7 E 27th St (at the Gershwin Hotel)When: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 1-5How: Just Show UpCost: $5/childFor more info: Visit Miss Nina's website
Where: UNDER St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl (between First Ave and Ave A)When: 8:00 PM (Sundays at 3pm)Who: All AgesCost: $18, $15 students/seniors, $10 for kidFor more info: http://www.wtetheatre.org/
Where: The Javits Center, 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th StreetWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Buy tickets online or at the showCost: Online Prices: Adult $12.00 each Child $8.00 each (Ages 12 and under). Tickets purchased online after October 15, 2010 and at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Each ticket allows admittance for one day.For more info: http://www.akc.org/meet_the_breeds/
Where: Hester Street Fair (corner of Hester & Essex Street)When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/
Where: PS 11, 320 W 21st St (between 8th and 9th Aves)When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.ps11chelsea.org/
Where: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the AmericasWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Ages 5-12 yearsHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.nypl.org
Where: Madison Square Park, Enter the park at 23rd street and Fifth Avenue.When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: https://www.madisonsquarepark.org
Where: Playgarden, 95 Franklin StWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 1-5How: RSVP with name and phone number to [email protected]Cost: Members Free; Non-Members $10 per familyFor more info: http://playgardennyc.com
Where: Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St (between 5th and 6th Aves)When: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Ages 4-8How: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.booksofwonder.com/
Where: Robert F Wagner Park at Battery Place (between West Street and First Place)When: 12:30 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway b/w Prince and Spring StreetsWhen: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 6+How: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://store.scholastic.com/ or call (212) 343 - 6166. Events hotline (212) 343 - 6166 Option 4
Where: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington SquareWhen: 7:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Buy Tickets in AdvanceCost: $10-$15For more info: http://www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/ or call 212-352-3101
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson StreetWhen: 11:00 AM (Every Sunday until Dec 5th)Who: All AgesHow: Order tickets onlineCost: $15 for both kids and adults, children under 2-years-old free.For more info: http://www.92y.org or call 212.601.1000
Where: Parking lot on Ludlow and Broome StsWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.nyfoodmuseum.org/
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (Between Bleecker and Houston Sts)When: 12:00 PMWho: Ages 18 months to 8 yearsHow: Just Show Up (Box office opens at 11am)Cost: $10For more info: http://www.bowerypoetry.com
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker StWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 6 months to 7 yearsCost: $20 per walking human, family 4 pack for $60For more info: http://www.babylovesdisco.com
Where: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St between Astor PL and E 4th StWhen: 12:00 PM (second show at 2 PM)Who: All AgesHow: Call 212-967-7555 for reservations or purchase tickets onlineCost: $17, children under 13 $14For more info: www.joespub.com
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th StreetWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Ages 2-12How: Purchase Tickets in AdvanceCost: $85 per child; $175 per adultFor more info: http://www.amnh.org/programs/specials/familyparty/
Where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street; Karma Kids, 104 W 14th St; Ottendorfer, 135 Second Avenue (near E. 8th St.); Hamilton Fish Park, 415 E Houston StWhen: n/aWho: 0-6How: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St, between Greenwich and West Side HwyWhen: Weekends Only!Who: All AgesCost: $40-$100For more info: http://www.hallowhoa.com/
Where: Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th StreetWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Every Friday)Who: Ages 3-5How: For registration, tickets and box office, call (212) 620 - 5000 x 344Cost: $10 ($5 for members)For more info: www.rmanyc.org or (212) 620-5000 x 344
artists. Visit the CMA website for upcoming workshop themes and age recommendations.
Where: Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette (between Broome & Grande)When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed Monday & Tuesday)Who: Varies based on the workshopHow: No reservations requiredCost: $10 per person for admissions (Admission costs cover all workshops and materials)For more info: http://cmany.org/ or call (212) 274 - 0986
Where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince StWhen: n/aWho: Varies by locationHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: McNally Jackson
Where: Greenmarket (in Union Square Park) at the Manager's TentWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.nycgovparks.org/
Where: Chelsea Market Passage on the High LineWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: No RSVP requiredCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.thehighline.org/
Where: Cercle Rouge, 241 West BroadwayWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Every Saturday and Sunday)Who: All AgesHow: Call to make a reservationCost: Free with prix fixe brunch ($19.95) and there is a kids' menu with meals starting at $5For more info: http://www.cerclerougeresto.com/ or call (212_226-6252
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves)When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Saturday Workshop)Who: Ages 6 and upHow: For registration, tickets and box office, call (212) 620 - 5000 x 344Cost: $10 ($5 for members)For more info: www.rmanyc.org or (212) 620-5000
Where: Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St.; Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th St.When: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge StreetWhen: 1:00 AM (Every Sunday)Who: Ages 5-10How: Purchase tickets at the Museum's gift shopCost: $15 per familyFor more info: http://www.eldridgestreet.org/ or call (212)219-0302
Where: Kumon, 2 South End AveWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.kumon.com/battery-park-city
Where: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Avenue (at Murray Street); Ottendorfer 135 Second Avenue (near E. 8th St.); Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston StWhen: Libraries are closed for Columbus DayWho: All agesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Moomah, 161 Hudson StreetWhen: Class day & time varies by ageWho: Infants (accompanied by caregiver)
1 & 2 years (accompanied by caregiver)
3 & 4 years (caregiver welcomed)
mixed ages (caregiver welcomed)
Tuesdays: 10:30am-11:15amHow: Call 212-226-0345 to registerCost: $40/drop-inFor more info: www.moomah.com or call 212 226 0345
Where: Under the Standard Hotel, between Gansevoort and 14th StreetsWhen: Telescopes will be set from dusk to 9:30PMWho: Ages 4 and upHow: No reservations requiredCost: FreeFor more info: In the event of rain, Stargazing will be cancelled. For updated information on weather-related changes, visit www.aaa.org
Where: See Info BelowWhen: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Battery Park City: meet at NW corner of Murray and River TerraceWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Parents with child in their strollerHow: Email [email protected] to register. Be sure to include all relevant information, and the classes you wish to attend. Remember, all selections are final.Cost: $30/classFor more info: http://www.mindovermatternyc.com/
Where: Karma Kids Yoga, 104 W. 14th Street b/w 6th and 7th AvenueWhen: 3:45 PM - 5:45 PMWho: Ages 5+Cost: $40 per child (includes brand new kids yoga mat - choose from pink, purple, lavender, orange, and light blue); $25 per child (bring your own mat)For more info: http://www.karmakidsyoga.com/
Where: See Info BelowWhen: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette Street between Broome and GrandWhen: 10:45 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 10 months to 3 1/2 yearsHow: Just show upCost: $22 per family (group of 3)For more info: www.cmany.org or (212) 274-0986
Where: South Street Seaport Museum; 12 Fulton Street, 5th FloorWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Every Wednesday)Who: Ages 18 months to 3 years oldHow: Call (212) 748-8786 for more informationCost: Subscription charge per month: $50.00/child
Single day rate: $15.00/child
Member rate: $25.00/child per monthFor more info: http://www.seany.org/
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 3-5, accompanied by an adultHow: Call 212.620.5000 x274 to pre-registerCost: $10 /$5 (members)For more info: http://www.rmanyc.org/
Where: See Info BelowWhen: Recurring WeeklyWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St)When: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 1-4How: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://poetshouse.org
explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th StreetWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2-4, accompanied by an adultHow: Just Show UpCost: $10.00 (Member Price: $5.00)For more info: http://www.rmanyc.org/
Where: Karma Kids, 104 W 14th StWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 4-6Cost: $20 per childFor more info: http://www.karmakidsyoga.com/
Where: NYC Police Museum, 100 Old SlipWhen: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free with admissionFor more info: www.nycpolicemuseum.org
Where: S'MAC, 345 East 12th StreetWhen: 9:45 AM - 11:00 AMWho: 9-13 yrsHow: Registration RequiredCost: $65For more info: http://www.tastebudscook.com/
Where: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery PlaceWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 9-13How: Registration is required by Friday, Oct 22nd by 5PM by emailing [email protected] or calling 212-945-6324.Cost: Suggested donation - $5For more info: http://www.skyscraper.org or call (212) 968- 1961
Where: NOHO Event Center, 623 Broadway at Houston (enter on Mercer Street)When: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (also on 10/30)Who: Ages 2-8Cost: $12 per person (both kids and adults); kids under 2 are freeFor more info: http://www.hauntedhousenyc.com/
Where: Poet House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St)When: 11:00 AMWho: Ages 4-10How: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://poetshouse.org
Where: BMCC Tribeca PAC, 199 Chambers StreetWhen: 1:30 PMWho: Ages 2-10Cost: $25For more info: http://www.tribecapac.org
Where: 55 Bar at 55 Christopher Street (at 7th Ave)When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 2-8How: Just show upCost: $5 per personFor more info: http://www.amycervini.com/jazz-for-kids
Where: City Treehouse, 129A W 20th St (between 6th & 7th Ave)When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 2-4Cost: $30 per childFor more info: http://www.citytreehouse.com/events.php
Where: City Treehouse, 129A West 20th Street, between 6th & 7th AvenuesWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All AgesCost: $20 per child ($25 at the door) all agesFor more info: http://www.citytreehouse.com/
Where:When: 7:00 PMWho: All Ages; Special Meet & Greet program for children ages 5-16Cost: $25 and up; Meet and Greet: $75/child
Where: EILEEN FISHER 395 West Broadway (Between Spring St. And Broome St.)When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Moms OnlyHow: Buy Tickets Now - they are selling fastCost: $30For more info: http://urbangirlsquad.com/site/momsevents.php
Where: Hamilton Fish Rec Center, 128 Pitt StreetWhen: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.nycgovparks.org/
Where: Karma Kids, 104 W 14th St between 6th & 7th AvenuesWhen: 3:00 PMWho: All AgesCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.karmakidsyoga.com
Where: TasteBuds, 109 W 27th StWhen: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (9:30-10:30am for ages 5-8;10:45-11:45am for ages 2-4)Who: Ages 2-4 yrs with caregiver at 10:45; Ages 5-8 drop off at 9:30amCost: $55For more info: http://www.tastebudscook.com/
Where: Hester St at Essex St.When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Open every Saturday and Sunday April- December)Who: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/
Where: City Treehouse; 129A W 20th Street, between 6th and 7th AvenuesWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 3 to 8How: To register, call (212) 255-2050 or email [email protected] Space is limited!Cost: $50 in advance ($25 siblings) ($55 ($30) at the door)For more info: http://www.citytreehouse.com/events.php
Where: World Financial Center Winter GardenWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.artsworldfinancialcenter.com/
Where: American Indian Museum Heye Center, One Bowling GreenWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.nmai.si.edu/
Where: Washington Market Park - Greenwich & Chambers StreetsWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: Http://www.princessracer.com
Where: Washington Square ParkWhen: 3:30 PMWho: Ages 7+ accompanied by an adultHow: Register in AdvanceCost: Ages 7 to 17 $18.00; Adult $22.00For more info: http://watsonadventures.com/
Where: City Treehouse, 129A West 20th Street, between 6th & 7th AvenuesWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All AgesCost: FREE with paid play area visit, all agesFor more info: http://www.citytreehouse.com/
Where: The Scholastic Store Greenhouse, 557 BroadwayWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: All AgesCost: $15, and you receive a $5 coupon to Shop n The Scholastic StoreFor more info: http://www.scholastic.com/
The Striking Viking Story Pirates will perform Halloween-themed improv shows for children and adults of all ages throughout the day.
Where: Hudson River Park’s Pier 46When: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Ages 3–12 yearsHow: Just Show upCost: Some activities are free and select activities will cost $2.For more info: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/
Where: Chelsea Market Passage on the High LineWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.thehighline.org/
Where:When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 2-7 yearsCost: $25 in advance ($30 at the door)For more info: http://www.citytreehouse.com
Where: Taste Buds (formerly Cupcake Kids!), 109 West 27th Street, 10th floor (btw 6th & 7th avenues)When: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (2-4 yrs at 9:30am; 5-9 yrs at 10:45am)Who: 2-4 yrs at 9:30am with caregiver; 5-9 yrs at 10:45am drop-offCost: $50For more info: http://www.tastebudscook.com or call 212-242-2248
Where: Ideya Latin Bistro, 349 W Broadway between Broome and GrandeWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All AgesHow: Call for Reservations: (212)625-1441Cost: Free with an a la carte brunch; Kids menu availableFor more info: http://www.ideya.net/ or call (212)625-1441
Where: TribecaPAC, 199 Chambers StreetWhen: 1:30 PMWho: Ages 4+Cost: $25For more info: http://www.tribecapac.org/
Ongoing Kid Friendly Performances
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
Description:Tony Award–nominated actor John Tartaglia has charmed kids in Sesame Street, Johnny and the Sprites and Shrek the Musical, and made adults laugh as the original Princeton in Avenue Q. His new venture is a one-hour family musical that follows a group of fish on a hunt for underwater treasures. Along the way the friends encounter "jiving jellyfish," "a strong-willed sea horse" and "lovable Leonard the Octopus." Special effects, like an ocean floor created with black lights, will have young sea urchins swooning.
Who: Ages 3 and up
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
Description: This ode to soap was created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness record holder for blowing the biggest soap bubble, and it features the full spectrum of his artistry. This program includes magic, lighting effects and…bubbles: giant bubbles, walls of bubbles, bubbles within bubbles. If you have any little Pigpens running around, perhaps this show will convey soap’s allure.
Who: Ages 5 and up.
Where: Bleeker Street Theatre, 45 Bleeker Street
Description: A tot obsessed with eating pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy hue (which still beats the stuffing out of getting fat) in this musical with book and lyrics by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann and music by John Gregor. Teresa K. Pond directs.
Who: All ages.
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
Description: Now in the brand new family musical, Freckleface Strawberry, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they're in.
Who: All Ages
Cost: Tickets from $39
Where: 45 Bleecker St. (Bleecker Street Theater)
Description: The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and gentle humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show you will never forget.
Who: Ages 8+
Where: Galli Theater, 38 West 38th St, 3rd Floor
Description: In this movement inspired fun adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale both children and adults will be delighted by the silly antics of the princess, the king and a very animated frog. The frog engages the audience in fun interaction until he is finally changed into a prince to everyone’s delight. This play while quite humorous leaves audiences spellbound by the life lessens it reveals
Who: All ages.
When: Sept 4-26; Sat & Sun at 3pm
Cost: Adults $20, Children (2-17 years) $15
Where: Vital Theatre Company, 2162 Broadway at 76th Street, 4th Floor
Description:Everyone’s favorite mouse ballerina Angelina and all of her friends make the big jump from the television screen (on the PBS Kids series “Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps”) to the stage in this musical production. Starting October 2, Angelina and the gang will hip-hop, modern dance, Irish jig and of course, ballet across the stage, and have audience members dancing in their seats.
Who: Ages 3 to 12
When: Oct 2nd - Jan 2nd Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm (Special Added Performances: Monday 10/11, Tuesday 11/2, Thursday 11/11, Friday 11/26, Friday 12/24, Monday 12/27, Tuesday 12/28, Wednesday 12/29 & Thursday 12/30)
Cost: $29.50; PREMIUM - $49.50 (first three rows)
Where: New Victory Theater, 209 W 42nd St
Description: ZOOZOO mashes up acrobatic artistry, costume genius and fantastical imagery in a gleeful theater experience. Polar bears parade past, bugs breeze by and penguins play a risky round of musical chairs in a series of vignettes that overflow with humor, heart and ingenuity. Wizards of light, music, clay, cloth and paper maché, Imago Theatre bends the laws of nature to create illusions of impossible feats.
Who: All Ages
When: Oct 15th to 24h
When: New 42nd Street Studio building at 229 W. 42nd Street, down from The New Victory Theater
Description: Come join Percy and April in their comfy, cozy circle where you’ll celebrate the delights of nature together in this soft and squishy interactive adventure. Peek-a-boo puddles, fluffy snowflakes, cherry blossoms bursting into full bloom and other splendiferous surprises bring the seasons to life. Gently chirping birds and drippy-droppy rain sounds add to the ambiance, and give way to a butterfly dance party and a rock ‘n' roll lullaby. Share the wonder as the egg finally hatches and Birdie emerges to greet the world. What a magical way to spend time with your own little chickadee!
When: Nov 2nd to 21st
Who: Ages 2-5
Where: Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park ,62nd street between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves
Description: The World’s Greatest Circus artists swing into action in the spotlight under our intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Invited to the dance: an awesome troupe of monocyclists and lasso twirlers from China! A mind–bending group of Mongolian contortionists! A kinetic collection of Kenyan athletes who shimmy up a pole as though gravity were a joke! A herd of hoofers — twelve miniature horses in an equine chorus line! And an Ethiopian juggler with a lively up–tempo act that’s hard to beat! Your Host is our charming and charismatic Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, aided with antic abandon by star clowns Rob Torres and of course, our leggy, lovable laugh–riot Grandma!
When: Oct 21 - Jan 09, 2011
Who: All ages.
Where: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, between W. 50th St. and W. 51st St.
Description: Best Holiday Show for over 75 Years! Features the Rockettes.
When: First show is Friday, November 5
Who: All ages.
Cost: $45 a ticket
Where: Minetta LaneTheatre, 18 Minetta Lane
Description: The eternally youthful, Obie Award–winning comedy jugglers keep a number of balls in the air—music, jokes and theatrical lunacy—with another anarchic production about the human condition—dumbed-down enough for a family-filled audience.
Who: Ages 4 and up.
October is Fair Trade Month
We’ve all seen kids selling big name-brand candy for their school fundraisers and it raises a host of issues. Where does the candy come from? Is it healthy? Who benefits?
And in honor of Fair Trade Month this month, we’ve found a solution that has the right answers to all those questions, Equal Exchange and their fundraising programs. Equal Exchange sells chocolate, tea, coffee, nuts & berries, and more, and all their products are produced and sold on a “Fair Trade” model. That is one that brings the farmer ...
For those of you interested in the Gifted & Talented program the information in now available on the Department of Education website. The site provides information about the information sessions (Oct 18th-Nov 9th), submitting your Request for Testing (deadline is Nov 17th) and this years handbook.
Top Tips for Planning a Winning Halloween Party
Parents know that it takes more than a great costume to make Halloween a true success, especially if you opt for a Halloween party instead of the traditional trick-or-treating. So here are some of our top tips for making this year’s celebration spooky, sweet and sinfully stress-free:
1) Select an appropriate theme ...
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