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Thursday, January 19

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The Season is Bright at Luminaries

when: Jan 19 - 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

Puppetsburg is interactive puppet shows for the youngest audiences. Join us for a fresh new show each week, like "Farm to Table with Old McDonald," "The BEYONCE Show," or "Clementine goes to Burning Man!" Puppetsburg is edgy babytainment for the new generation of parents. You'll love the integration of cultural, educational, and language elements into each show, as well as regular visits from celebrity puppet guests like Michael Jackson, Ai Wei Wei, and Ru Paul. Engaging for munchkins and adults alike, each story is broken into activities like dancing, instruments, interaction with our artisanal handmade puppets, bubble time (!), and a new dress-up #Photo-op each week. (Favorites include dressing your munchkins up as sushi, our favorite Williamsburg graffiti, or even Baby Gaga. . . ) Check out our video at www.puppetsburg.com, or follow us @Puppetsburg on FB + Instagram to check out some of our #Photo-ops and learn more. We also do AWESOME Birthday Parties and Corporate events, or--- bring a season of Puppetsburg to YOUR building for weekly community-building shows! FIND OUT WHAT OUR WEEKLY SHOW IS ON OUR WEBSITE OR FB! Notes: • Get your camera (and munchkin!) ready for a different #Photo-op each week, and don't forget to post your favorites and tag us, of course. . .

Take Your Little Hipsters to Puppetsburg

when: every Thursday at 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

where: Williamsburg, The Edge, 34 North 7th St., Brooklyn, Ny

cost: $27/child; 20% sibling discount

ages: 3 mo.- 3 yrs.

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“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

January 15th - March 25th (no class 2/19) Triangles, Squares and Circles, Oh My! Wednesdays 10:15-11am and 3:15-4pm 18-48 mos. Young artists will explore shapes, color and strengthen their fine motor skills through a variety of 2-3 dimensional art materials. By focusing on a specific color or theme each session, children will build their skills with drawing, collage, painting and small-scale sculpture. Enrollment Info: $28/drop-in (space permitting, pre-registration is encouraged) $250/10-week semester (payment must be made by January 12th) Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Triangles, Squares, Circles, Oh My!

when: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Brooklyn, Private Picassos Art Studio, 237 5th Ave., New York, Ny

cost: $28/drop-in (space permitting; pre-registration is encouraged)

ages: 18-48 mos.

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Snowkus Pocus is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. This snow show will melt your heart! After being confined indoors due to an approaching blizzard, Brianna's dampened spirit turns to joy as she enters an enchanted winter wonderland! In this magical world she encounters the North Wind, a man of many moods, the wily and wicked Jack Frost, the elegant Snow Queen, and the charming Metamorphina, Meta for short, who is ever-changing. Brianna gets lost in the chilly splendor until spring arrives to break the ice with a cascade of warmth and flowers. Our tale is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics that will amaze, inspire and enchant the imagination of the young and young at heart, bringing out the awe in all of us.

Snowkus Pocus

when: Jan 19 - Feb 5 at 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

where: Union Square, The Theater at 14th street Y, 344 East 14th street (at 1st avenue), New York, Ny

cost: $25

ages: 3 and up

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Transit Tots

when: every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Downtown Brooklyn, New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place at Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, Ny

cost: Free with admission

ages: 2-5

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The Crafting Hour

when: every Thursday at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Financial District, The Crafty Kid, 165 William St., New York, Ny

cost: $10/child

ages: 18 mos.-5 yrs.

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15th Annual Holiday Train Show

when: Jan 19 - 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

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Bubbles, Music and Balancing

when: every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Upper West Side , Elliot's Gym , 131 West 86th St. , New York , Ny

cost: Free

ages: under 6 mos.

Yellow Sneaker Puppets presents a 45 minute interactive singalong with guitar and puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Thursday mornings, sing, clap, dance, and shake your sillies out! Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families​.

Get Musical at Yellow Sneaker Puppets’ Sing-a-Long

when: Jan 19 - Oct 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

where: Park Slope, Sir D's Lounge, 837 Union Street, New York, Ny

cost: $10 per child / $5 per additional sibling

ages: 0-5

Friday, January 20

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The Season is Bright at Luminaries

when: Jan 20 - 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

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Little New Yorkers

when: every Friday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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

cost: Free with museum admission

ages: 3-5

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“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

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Disco Get Down

when: Jan 20 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: West Village, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson St., New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: All

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Snowkus Pocus is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. This snow show will melt your heart! After being confined indoors due to an approaching blizzard, Brianna's dampened spirit turns to joy as she enters an enchanted winter wonderland! In this magical world she encounters the North Wind, a man of many moods, the wily and wicked Jack Frost, the elegant Snow Queen, and the charming Metamorphina, Meta for short, who is ever-changing. Brianna gets lost in the chilly splendor until spring arrives to break the ice with a cascade of warmth and flowers. Our tale is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics that will amaze, inspire and enchant the imagination of the young and young at heart, bringing out the awe in all of us.

Snowkus Pocus

when: Jan 20 - Feb 5 at 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

where: Union Square, The Theater at 14th street Y, 344 East 14th street (at 1st avenue), New York, Ny

cost: $25

ages: 3 and up

Join NWCT as we kick off our 2016 - 17 Season of Plays with everyone's favorite Cat! When the city is wet, and the sun is not sunny, join the Cat in the Hat, for good fun that is funny! Enter a world of magic and mischief as Conrad, Sally, and their very grumpy goldfish follow the Cat in the Hat on an adventure through the limitless imagination of Dr. Seuss! September 24 - October 23, 2016 Saturdays and Sundays 10am & 1pm Tickets at www.nwcts.org, or (503) 222-4480

Drop Your Kids Off to Party at Seussville

when: Jan 20 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Park Slope, New York Kids Club, 125 Fifth Ave. , Brooklyn, Ny

cost: $36/first child; $30/sibling

ages: 2.5-8

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15th Annual Holiday Train Show

when: Jan 20 - 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

Project Playdate plans fun, educational drop off playdates for children at participating play spaces and attractions in NYC. Most known for its fun, safe, and engaging pajama parties at the best play spaces in town, like Kidville and Playgarden, Project Playdate can be found every weekend evening in neighborhoods all over the city including Tribeca, Union Square, Park Slope, Murray Hill, Soho, Williamsburg, and on the Upper West and East Side. Pajama parties include healthy dinner, story time, arts & crafts, games, music, a featured film and much more! Project Playdate is proud to have been selected as the 2013 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award recipient for BEST drop off childcare service in New York City. You and your dearest enjoy a night on the town while the kids have a blast under careful and qualified supervision. These playdates also showcase top nannies available for private care from companies like UrbanSitter and College Nannies & Tutors. Proceeds donated to families in need.

Kidville Park Slope Pajama Party

when: Jan 20 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Park Slope, Kidville , 808 Union St., Brooklyn, Ny

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

ages: 2-6

Yellow Sneaker Puppets presents a 45 minute interactive singalong with guitar and puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Thursday mornings, sing, clap, dance, and shake your sillies out! Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families​.

Get Musical at Yellow Sneaker Puppets’ Sing-a-Long

when: Jan 20 - Oct 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

where: Park Slope, Sir D's Lounge, 837 Union Street, New York, Ny

cost: $10 per child / $5 per additional sibling

ages: 0-5

Parent and Child sensory motor groups focused on creative play, sesnory based games and activities that help children's physical and cognitive development. Sensory Street Pediatric Occupation Therapy is a complete occupational therapy facility. Classes are conducted by OT Beatrice Hector and her staff. Gives a call and come on by!

Mommy/Daddy & Me Sensory Motor Play Group

when: every Friday at 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

where: Lefferts Garden, Sensory Street Pediatric Sensory Hym, 703 Flatbush Ave., New York, Ny

cost: $12/child

ages: 6 mos.-3 yrs.

Saturday, January 21

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“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

Explore current exhibitions through drawing! Look closely at works of art and create experimental sketches inspired by what you see. This month, visit Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection and learn how artists push the limits of what a portrait can be by experimenting with unusual materials. This program has been developed specifically for kids ages 6 to 10. Siblings are welcome to join the group but must have a ticket. If you have any questions about which tour is most appropriate for your family, please email familyprograms@whitney.org before purchasing your tickets.

Sketching Tour: Women in Art

when: Jan 21 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Meatpacking District, Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, Ny

cost: $5/child, plus Museum admission ($22/adult; $17/senior; children under 18 are free)

ages: 6-10

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Hamilton Themed Family Party

when: Jan 21 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

cost: $75/child; $150/adult

ages: All

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann introduces children to English versions of these songs, plays musical games, and performs a selection of songs in modern, lively arrangements. Come prepared to dance and sing your heart out!

Scandinavian Sing-Along

when: Jan 21 at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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

cost: $7/child

ages: 1-7

Beam Center will put kids’ hands on the levers of natural phenomena in a big collaborative project, workshops and demonstrations at its seventh annual Inventgenuity Festival. As it does in its public school collaborations, camps, and afterschool programs, Beam Center blends art, science and imagination at this popular annual winter celebration of making things, this year at a new location, PS32/MS442 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Last year, 400 families attended the weekend. This year over 900 families have registered! Admission: Admission to the festival is free, advance registration required. Advance online reservations for workshops ($8.25 each) . Age range 7 Years old and up Telephone number: (718) 855-7600 Website: http://beamcenter.org/2016-festival-registration In this year's Festival Project, the Mechanical Marsh, (designed by sculptor Andrew Brehm) kids will construct real and imagined mechanical birds that will appear to take flight in a large-scale kinetic sculpture-scape. Participation in the project is free as are demonstrations that will include presentations from Raspberry Pi, DBA Arcade Cabinets, Nerdy Derby, and Gerb’s Garage. Attendees may also sign-up for one of the rotating slate of 45-minute workshops. Scheduled workshops with Beam Center faculty will explore the NATURAL MACHINERY theme: through making Thaumatropes (Alex Nathanson), Color Wheels (Elizabeth Hurst), Omnivorous Plants (Jaimie Warren), Balancing Sculptures (Brett Van Aalsburg), Wooden Snakes (Mitchell Dose) and more. The Festival will also feature several of the large-scale projects that the Beam Center faculty has collaborated on with NYC public school students and teachers: Funktions: algebraic visualization screen (Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School), Digital Poetry Machine: a word board that uses the Twitter API (Brooklyn International High School), Wall of Boomboxes (MS 442).

2017 Inventgenuity Festival

when: Jan 21 - Jan 22 at 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Carroll Garden, MS 442/PS 32, 317 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, Ny

cost: Free

ages: 7 and up

Location: Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, Hearst Artspace Families create hands-on art projects inspired by discussion and activities in the galleries. Carmen Herrera studied architecture for only a year, but it had a huge impact on her artwork. This month, explore the structural lines and bold shapes in Carmen Herrera’s paintings and the Whitney’s building. Then create your own architecturally inspired paintings! This program has been developed specifically for kids ages 6 to 10. Siblings are welcome to join the group but must have a ticket.

Family Fun: Political Portraits

when: Jan 21 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Meatpacking District, Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, Ny

cost: $10/child, plus Museum admission ($22/adult; $18/senior; children under 18 are free

ages: 6-10

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Snowkus Pocus is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. This snow show will melt your heart! After being confined indoors due to an approaching blizzard, Brianna's dampened spirit turns to joy as she enters an enchanted winter wonderland! In this magical world she encounters the North Wind, a man of many moods, the wily and wicked Jack Frost, the elegant Snow Queen, and the charming Metamorphina, Meta for short, who is ever-changing. Brianna gets lost in the chilly splendor until spring arrives to break the ice with a cascade of warmth and flowers. Our tale is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics that will amaze, inspire and enchant the imagination of the young and young at heart, bringing out the awe in all of us.

Snowkus Pocus

when: Jan 21 - Feb 5 at 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

where: Union Square, The Theater at 14th street Y, 344 East 14th street (at 1st avenue), New York, Ny

cost: $25

ages: 3 and up

Two stories of adventure and circus arts make for double the fun on a winter’s day: * Kasper and the Surprise - performed by Jana Zeller – Kasper, beloved hand puppet hero of Germany known for his stocking cap and audience-engaging humor, packs to go on a journey. Before he can leave, a cow steals his suitcase. With the help of his best friend, the endearing giant Augustin, Kasper embarks on a rollicking chase to reclaim his suitcase from the cow. * Fritzi’s Flea Circus Performed by Shoshanna Bass – Puppetry-based circus feats are presented by a tiny flea with a big personality. The audience will become involved as Fritzi performs as the strong man and the high diver. He is shot out of a cannon into the audience, invoking the power of imagination, play, and ear-wiggling, scalp-tickling, heartwarming fun. “This is one of the finest, if not the finest, theater-related program for young children we have seen.” – Vermont Arts Council

Sandglass Theater: Punschi

when: Jan 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

where: Upper West Side, Symphony Space , 2537 Broadway , New York, Ny

cost: $17/person

ages: All

Come learn all about trees in our wonderful Winter Trees program. Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for 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: Winter Trees

when: Jan 21 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

cost: $10/child

ages: 4-10

Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe’s vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat’s own introduce young readers to the powerful message that art doesn’t always have to be neat or clean—and definitely not inside the lines—to be beautiful. Javaka Steptoe is an artist, designer, and illustrator. His debut picture book, In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall, won the Coretta Scott King Award, and Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow (written by Gary Golio) received a Coretta Scott King Honor. LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium is presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

LC Kids: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

when: Jan 21 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

where: Upper West Side, David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, Ny

cost: FREE

ages: 2-5

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Skyscrapers: Past & Future

when: Jan 21 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

where: Battery Park City , Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, New York, Ny

cost: $5/child

ages: 6 and up

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Whip Up Some Rainbow Cupcakes

when: Jan 21 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

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Create a Hibernator Craft

when: Jan 21 - Jan 22 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Bronx, Wave Hill, 249th St., New York, Ny

cost: Free with admission

ages: 3+ (walk 6+)

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15th Annual Holiday Train Show

when: Jan 21 - 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

Yellow Sneaker Puppets presents a 45 minute interactive singalong with guitar and puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Thursday mornings, sing, clap, dance, and shake your sillies out! Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families​.

Get Musical at Yellow Sneaker Puppets’ Sing-a-Long

when: Jan 21 - Oct 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

where: Park Slope, Sir D's Lounge, 837 Union Street, New York, Ny

cost: $10 per child / $5 per additional sibling

ages: 0-5

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

when: Jan 21 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Midtown East, Grand Central Station, 89 East 42nd St., New York, Ny

cost: $18/child; $22/dult

ages: 7 and up

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