Our top event picks will have you celebrating the harvest season this weekend in NYC. Kids can learn how to cook and give back to the less fortunate, tap into your creative side and make cornhusk dolls, or dance at a local concert benefitting hurricane survivors. Scroll on to see the rest of our family fun event picks!
Photo: Joshua Bright
New York City Children’s Theater Presents “Interstellar Cinderella”
In this futuristic retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories, Cinderella is a space engineer looking to revolutionize space travel with her new invention. Sat. Event Details.
Loud Mouth at The Tank
Rebel Playhouse presents world premiere of LOUDMOUTH, a show empowering children to use their own voices, in residency at The Tank. The show deals with issues of selective mutism, friendship, and self worth. Each show will be followed by a workshop where kids will create their own games and learn to use their bodies to express themselves. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower Concert
Join two-time GRAMMY Award nominee and Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell and her family band for a morning of gentle, homespun renditions of songs by Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Gillian Welch, and more. Sat. Event Details.
Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature
The third annual literature festival for children and their grown-ups celebrates work from the very best Irish and New York-based children’s authors and illustrators at work today. Sun. Event Details.
Hopalong Andrew’s Benefit for Hurricane Relief
Family favorite Hopalong Andrew and his band will perform his “urban cowpoke” at this Fall Fundraiser and Family Concert to benefit those in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands who are still struggling in the aftermath of the recent devastating hurricanes. They will be collecting donations to help those who need it most. Sat. Event Details.
Family Concert: Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra
Find out what happens when the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra is invited to play in the “haunted” Moldymort Mansion! Led by music director Dorothy Savitch, this hilarious musical romp features live actors, video, and music by Bach, Mussorgsky, Brahms, and more. Sat. Event Details.
Young Chefs Give Thanks Once Again!
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the harvest and appreciate everything. With this in mind, Young Chefs will “shop” for goods in the “APEC” market and together, create Thanksgiving baskets filled with groceries for the less fortunate to enjoy over the holidays. Sat. Event Details.
Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls
Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to Native American tales, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave and shape dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.
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— Jesseca Stenson