Grab your kids and hit the town this weekend. See a Mother Goose-themed ballet, a world tour style orchestra performance, or a musical based on a children’s book favorite. Want to do more than see? Get your hands dirty making oobleck, help solve a mystery or treat your baby to a massage.
Photo credit: New-York Historical Society
Solve a Mystery at the Museum
Travel throughout the New-York Historical Society’s galleries and interact with Live In Theater actors as you try to solve the crime of The Pinkertonian Mystery. It’s like a game of Clue comes to life in this one-of-a-kind experience. Sun. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Upper West Side. $35. Ages 8 and older. Event details.
Tour the World Through Music
Join Buzz the Bee and a very special guest in a musical adventure that will take you around the world and introduce music played on instruments from Argentina to China to India and more. Kids will receive a music passport full of activities linked to what they have seen and heard in the concert hall. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Upper East Side. $17-$53. Ages 3-5. Event details.
See a Musical of Miss Nelson is Missing
Beloved kids story Miss Nelson is Missing comes to life with Two Bean Productions 1-hour musical. The show reminds us all to show appreciation to those we value – a lesson we can all enjoy! Sat. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Upper West Side. $10/adults, $5/students. Ages 5-10. Event details.
Watch a Mother Goose Ballet
Mother Goose characters leap across the stage (from the page) during this 13-story New York Theatre Ballet show made for families. Keith Michael’s choreography and four hands playing one piano live make this a great show for all ages. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Midtown. $41.95. All ages. Event details.
Learn Through Music & Movement
Join performer and early childhood educator Meredith Wright for a buzz-worthy La Mama Kids interactive performance just for the preschool set. Celebrate the planet’s bees and experiment with music and movement all at the same time. Sat. 11 a.m. Lower East Side. $5. Ages 3-5. Event details.
Get Schooled in Baby Massage
Learn the beneficial touch of baby massage. This workshop taught by Ellynne Skove will teach you how to do it and what it can do for your little one. Sun., 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Williamsburg. $55. 6 weeks to pre-rolling. Event details.
Preview Click Clack Peep
Join children’s book creators Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin for a reading of their latest story in the bestselling series – Click, Clack, Peep! Kids will also get a chance to do drawing and make some barnyard noises at this fun story time. Sat. 11 a.m. Fort Greene. Free. All ages. Event details.
Get Messy with Your Toddler
Make ooey, gooey polymers – think Silly Putty, oobleck and more – at the New York Hall of Science with your toddler. Be sure to dress in old clothing because chances are, your little scientist will get messy. Sun. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Corona. $8 plus admission. Ages 18 months and older. Event details.
What are you up to this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.
— Julie Seguss