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Saturday, January 14

  From the team who brought you the quirky antics of SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, and the poignant family drama Ferdinand, as well as the darkly comic Everybody’s Crazy...or Maybe It’s Just Me, comes a new musical for all the family that is out of this world, The Space Pirate Puppy Musical! With book by Heather Bagnall and music and lyrics by New York composer & lyricist Steve Schalchlin (The Last Session, The Big Voice: God or Merman?, New World Waking), and direction by Luke Tudball, Tasty Monster Productions will perform this 60 minute musical romp every second Saturday of the month at the Kraine Theatre. The Space Pirate Puppy Musical! is an intergalactic extravaganza incorporating original music, pop culture, pup culture and puppetry. Liberally interspersing clever lyrics and memorable songs with sci fi and fantasy references, Space Pirate Puppy Musical whisks the whole family across the galaxy to seek the wisdom of the oracle, the knowledge of the universe and to help determine the fate of the planet Earth. Earth has gone to the dogs, literally. After “the incident” humans have gone underground and into space leaving dogs to run the planet. But the Space Pirates have decided that they need to pave over Earth to put up a parking lot for their new nightclub on the moon. The Puppies have to join forces with their arch enemies the Ninja Kittens and along with the assistance of the Great Oracle, must seek the power of the greatest weapon they’ve never heard of. Epic adventures and battles ensue and along the way, we learn a deep, dark secret...or three. Will the Puppies turn tail and run? Will the Ninja Kittens, ooh string. Can the Earth be saved from certain construction? Will it all end in discord or harmony? Featuring Susan Bell, James Cougar Canfield, Jennifer Christine, Angelina Kelly, and John Patrick Sabatos Tasty Monster Productions, founded in 2011 by Heather Bagnall and Luke Tudball, is a vibrant and exciting enterprise which brings together some of the best new talent in the United States and the United Kingdom. Through innovative theatre, cabarets, small ensemble shows and lesser known musicals, Tasty Monster brings engaging new and re-envisioned works to a broad audience while expanding the use of technology and multi-media as a tool for storytelling.   VENUE: The Kraine Theatre - 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 PERFORMANCES (60 minutes): Second Saturday of every month from October 2016 – August 2017, 12:00 pm Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10, 2016 and Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, 2017 TICKETS: $15 - http://www.horsetrade.info/event/73ad6d56149d0f0fd8286504c7328e73  

The Space Pirate Puppy Musical

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

where: East Village , The Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th St., New York, Ny

cost: $15/person

ages: 6 and up


Make Some Handmade Pasta

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Chelsea, Taste Buds Kitchen, 109 West 27th St., New York, Ny

cost: $75/person

ages: 9 and up

New York Botanical Garden: Tree lighting and Holiday Train Show

Chug on Over to the Holiday Train Show

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: New York Botanical Garden , 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, Ny

cost: weekdays: $20/adult; $12/child (age 2-12); children under 2 are free; Weekends: $30/adult; $18; adult

ages: All

Step into a whimsical wonderland where table tops grow grass and water bottles become the depths of the ocean. Using nothing but household objects and the performer’ hands, Argus tells the story of an endearing little creature trying to find a home in a world where he just doesn’t fit in, brought to life with stunning creativity by one of Australia’s premiere puppet companies. This show will also be performed on the same day at 2:00 pm

LC Kids Presents Argus

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m

where: Upper West Side, Clark Studio Theater, Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 West 65th St., New York, Ny

cost: $25/child

ages: 6 and up


The Season is Bright at Luminaries

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 29 at 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Battery Park City , Brookfield Place , 230 Vesey St., New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: All

hans christian andersen storytelling central park

Saturday Morning Storytelling

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Midtown East, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: 5 and up


All Aboard with Thomas and Friends AND the Train Show

when: Weekends Through Jan. 15; Mondays Jan. 2-16; Weekdays Jan. 3-6

where: Bronx, New York Botanical Garden , 2900 Southern Blvd., New York, Ny

cost: Weekends and Holiday Week: $18/child age 2-12; $30/adult; children under 2 are free; Weekdays: $10/child age 2-12; $20/adult; children under 2 are free

ages: All

Join us for a three hour drop off pajama party at City Treehouse this August 15th. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time and so much more! Email Amanda at amanda@projectplaydate.org for more information about the event. Cost: $60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings Visit http://www.projectplaydate.org/ or call 516-807-0447. Playdates proceeds are donated to help New York moms in need.

City Treehouse Drop Off Pajama Party

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Chelsea, City Treehouse, 129 West 20th St., New York, Ny

cost: $60/first child; $40/sibling

ages: 2-6


Learn to Box Like Ali

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Upper West Side , New York Historical Society , 170 Central Park West, New York, Ny

cost: Free with museum admission ($20/adult; $6/child age 5-13; children 4 and under are free)

ages: All

The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and it’s up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books, this new adventure unveils the extraordinary—and the seemingly ordinary—at the Museum of Natural History. On your quest, you’ll find tiny cousins to dragons, meet the animal inspirations for Hogwarts Houses and discover the power of dressing like a magic monster. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Upper West Side, American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, Ny

cost: $35/child;$42/adult (includes museum admission)

ages: 10 and up


Black Comic Book Festival

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017 at Fri. at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sat. at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: All


15th Annual Holiday Train Show

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Feb 26 at Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Midtown, Grand Central Terminal, NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, 89 East 42nd St., New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: All


Science of Sound Workshop & Family Show

when: Jan 14, 2017 at Workshop at 1 p.m. & Show at 2:30 p.m.

where: Flushing, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens , Ny

cost: Workshop: $7/adult; $4/child and Show: $13/adult; $8/child

ages: All

For Madeline in Manhattan

Madeline-Inspired Playgroup

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

where: Upper West Side, Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: 10 and under

In Herbals Creations, participants will learn about the various medicinal, culinary, and practical uses of herbs. Kids will get to make an herbal tea bag and plant an herb to take home! Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each week will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather! Sign up for single sessions or all four.

Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Queens, Ny

cost: $10/child

ages: 4-10

balkan festival brooklyn

Party at the Golden Festival

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017 at Fri. 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Sat. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

where: South Slope , The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. , Brooklyn , Ny

cost: Sat. $35/person; Sun. $55/person; children 12 and under are free

ages: All


“Our City” Pop-Up Exhibit

when: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Sunset Park, Industry City, 274 36th St., Brooklyn, Ny

cost: Free

ages: 2-6


Run as Fast as You Can to Gingerbread Lane

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Corona, New York Hall of Science , 47-01 111th St., Queens, Ny

cost: Free with admission

ages: All


Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Chelsea, Taste Buds Kitchen, 109 West 27th St., New York, Ny

cost: $45/child, caregiver pair

ages: 2-5