Weekend Events: Mil’s Trills’ Winter Bash, Alice in Wonderland at BAM, Kidrockers Concert Series, and Much More!

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Mil's Trills to perform at Littlefield

Brrr… it’s cold out there! But don’t let the cooler temps get you down! There are tons of amazing events this weekend that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser! First off, this is the last weekend for several lovely events so plan your schedule accordingly: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo show at The New Victory Theater, All Abroad with Thomas and Friends at The New York Botanic Garden, and The Velveteen Rabbit at DR2 Kids Theatre. Whew! Ready for more?! We’ve got it! Check out the Kidrockers Concert Series happening this Sunday, (the first one was a couple weeks ago and it got rave reviews. Score!), Alice in Wonderland at BAM Fishman, or Mil’s Trills’ Winter Bash at Littlefield. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, head to the Upper West Side for Festival Luna at The American Museum of Natural History. Weekends like this one, I wish I had a clone! Also, don’t forget to visit our music listings and events calendar for more activities. Have a great weekend. Stay warm and occupied!

FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH

Friday, January 25th from 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Baby Boogie at the Prospect Park YMCA  (PARK SLOPE)
Are you a new parent?! Then this class may just be perfect for you. Listen closely and you’ll hear the class calling your name. Not only will you have time to meet other parents here, but the class also includes games for babies, singing, and dancing. Jackpot!
Details: 357 Ninth Street. Ideal for parents with babies up to 13 months. $12/visit. Telephone: 718.768.7100. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, January 25th from 3pm — 6pm
Fa-La-La Fridays at Klub4Kidz (WILLIAMSBURG)

It’s an all-you-can play buffet! Rock climbing, face painting, tattoos galore! And… access to all Klub4Kidz, including painting and drawing in the art studio, board games, video games, and dancing! Fun!
Details: 159 North 4th Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $15 per kid; $12 for 3 years and under; $10 for each additional kid; additional $5 if doing the holiday craft. Contact: 718.599.5900. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, January 25th from 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program (LITTLE ITALY)
Where are our animal lovers? Or parents of animal-loving children? You’ll want to check out this FREE event that introduces children and young teens to basic animal care and teaches them about existing issues in animal welfare. Through exciting lesson plans and interactive activities with cats and dogs at the shelter, participants learn the importance of treating animals humanely. They will not only make an impact on the lives of the animals they encounter, but it can certainly be a significant experience for them as well.
Details: 251 Centre Street. Ages 5-12. FREE for all, but RSVP is required. Contact: KendraM@ah-nyc.org or visit the website for more information.

Friday, January 25th from 6:30pm — 9:30pm
Family Movie Night at The Moxie Spot (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS)
Still stumped on how to enjoy Family Friday Nights after a long week? Head on over to The Moxie Spot, a family-friendly restaurant and play space for a fun Friday night film screening. Kids will eat for free when you purchase an entrée from the dinner special after 5:30pm. Now that what we call “family friendly.”
Details: The short feature begins at 6:15pm. The longer feature begins at 6:45pm. 81-83 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks Street). 718.923.9710.

SATURDAY JANUARY 26TH

Saturday, January 26th from 8:30am — 11:30am
Open Play Drop-Off at Brooklyn Robot Foundry (GOWANUS)

This should be fun! There will be open play drop off where kids will have the opportunity to build obstacle courses for robots, craft robots out of clay and found objects, create marble runs, giant lego creations and much more.
Details: 303 Third Avenue (between 1st and Carroll Street), Brooklyn. Ages 5-9. Cost: $15/hour. Contact: (347)762-6840. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 10am — 10:30am
Little Yogis Reading Circle at Take Root (CARROLL GARDENS)

At Take Root, classes will cover both the physical and emotional practice of yoga and simple meditation techniques in a setting comfortable and suitable for children.  Though every class is a bit different, each one is designed to engage  the children by using creative and useful tools, including music, art and cooperative games.  Yoga can encourage self-esteem and body awareness with physical activity that is not competitive. It allows children to connect with themselves, one another, and the natural world that surrounds them.
Details: 187 Sackett Street between Henry St. and Hicks St., Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. Cost: $5/person. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 10am — 4:30pm
Illuminated at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (CROWN HEIGHTS)

Illumination Celebration: Winter Pop-Up! Get yourself aglowing with a celebration of winter delights, Swedish-style, featuring an enchanting moonlight lantern walk with live music, stilt dancers, and giant puppets. Throughout the day, enjoy wondrous workshops or just cozy up in our Mitten Lodge. Indulge in mulled wine, Stockholm hot chocolate, pepparkakor cookies, and the sounds of BBG’s pirate radio station, Northern Lights Radio, spinning some of your favorite tunes. The evening is capped off with our Ljus och Musik (Lights and Music) after party for all ages.
Details: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE with admissions. Contact: 718-623-7200. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th at 11am
Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore (FORT GREENE)
Brooklyn author Melissa Guion makes her picture book debut with Baby Penguins Everywhere!  One day a lonely penguin sees a magical hat, out of which pop not one, not two, but dozens of adorable baby penguins!  Their antics are irresistible… but can there be such a thing as too many baby penguins?  Guion’s charming book (which was selected by The Society of Illustrators for The Original Art 2012, an annual exhibition of the year’s best children’s illustration) explores the need for family, friends, and the occasional time to be alone.  Join in for reading about and drawing penguins with Melissa!
Details: 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn. Ages 3 to 8. FREE for all, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th at 11am
Music and Play at Extreme Kids and Crew (FORT GREENE)

A music and play class with Tal Gur (saxophones, percussion) and Ronen Shai (synthesizer, electronic toys). The two will join together to share with the audience a musical journey that explores new sound configurations through free improvisations and original compositions.
Details: Space No. 1  40 Brevoort Place in the Coop school. Ages 5 and under. Contact: 718.576.6471. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 11am — 12:15pm and 1pm — 2:15pm
Baby Sign Language Workshop at Brooklyn Embodied Pilates Studio (PARK SLOPE)

Head to this workshop where you will learn everything you need to know to effectively communicate through sign with your pre-verbal infant. Learn how to get started, what to do, and the signs most relevant to babies. You will do some small, fun activities with the babies to help you get the hang of things and there will be plenty of time to get all your questions answered. Please bring your babies (ages birth – 18 months).
Details: 445 Bergen Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $40 individual and baby; $50 couple and baby. Contact: 718.778.1775; Melissa@signingupbaby.com. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 11am — 3pm
Camp Fair for Children with Special Needs at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle (COLUMBUS CIRCLE)

Meet representatives from over 70 camps and get camp information for children with special needs.
Details: 405 West 59th Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212-677-4650. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 11am — 3pm
Winter Jam NYC at Central Park Bandshell Area (CENTRAL PARK)

Presented by the NYC Parks Department and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Winter Jam NYC is a free annual winter sports festival that encourages New Yorkers to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months. Our partners at Gore Mountain will be blowing lots of fresh snow, so there will be plenty to go around!
Details: Bandshell Area, enter at 72nd Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 11am — 5pm
Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival at the Invisible Dog Art Center
(COBBLE HILL)
Brooklyn’s fourth annual Inventgenuity Festival, presented by Beam Center, fills two large gallery spaces with fun and engaging hands-on activities. With public projects and workshops led by Beam Center’s faculty of artists, engineers and big thinkers, the Inventgenuity Festival has become a popular annual winter celebration of making things for kids and their parents. At the Inventgenuity Festival, kids will playfully and productively investigate what digital technology and manual mechanisms have in common. In two days of hands-on workshops and on-going collective projects led by expert makers and manipulators of sound, image, electricity, and motion kids will explore this year’s theme, DIGITAL BY HAND. In the weekend’s big Project designed by Allen Riley, “Physical Video Processing Unit,” kids will become the bits and bytes of a room-sized video machine creating filters and video effects with bodies and a VHS tape. Participation in the project is free. Attendees may also sign-up for one of the rotating slate of 45-minute workshops. Scheduled workshops will explore DIGITAL BY HAND through animation (Brett Van Aalsburg), sound (Daniel Fishkin), convection (Reid Bingham), electronics (Susan Ngo), handmade motors (Eun Jung (EJ) Park), and painting (Jaclyn Brown).
Details: 51 Bergen Street between Smith Street and Boerum Place, Brooklyn. Ages 6 –12. Free admission but there are materials fees. Participants must pre-register. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 12pm — 3pm
“Solar Art Reliquaries” Art Making Workshop at BRIC Rotunda Gallery (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS)

Join a professional artist and teacher for an imaginative adventure in art-making, inspired by the En Foco: New Works/Crossing Boundaries photography exhibition on view at BRIC Rotunda Gallery! Families will create solar collages made of sun sensitive paper along with interesting objects and letters. The light-made collages will then be utilized to create magical reliquaries or boxes with exciting handmade paper and objects.
Details: 33 Clinton Street at Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 12pm — 3pm
Collage Party with Caris Reid at BrunchCRAFT at ISA (WILLIAMSBURG)

Collage master Caris Reid will host the next installment of brunchCRAFT on ISA’s 2nd Floor. Master collage artist Caris Reid is back with tons of amazing vintage materials. Kids can either use her pre-selected and precut images or select their own from her extensive pages.
Details: 348 Wythe Street near S. 2nd Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: rsvp@isa.gg. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 12:30pm — 1:30pm
“Why Lose Yourself in Motherhood?” Workshop at Caribou Baby (WILLIAMSBURG/GREENPOINT)

If you feel as though you’ve lost yourself (or you’re losing who you used to be) since entering the wonderful world of Motherhood, then this workshop has your name written all over it. Kacey Kaufman AKA The Rad Mom Coach partners with mothers to support them in rediscovering who they are as individuals and finding their passion during motherhood. The Rad Mom coaching clients gain profoundly valuable insight and awareness into who they are as individuals and as mothers, they accomplish unimaginable goals AND have one hell of a good time in the process. Kacey’s coaching style is much like her personality- uniquely empathic and intuitive, high-energy and fun-loving with plenty of humor, a splash of edginess and a whole lotta heart.
Details: 272 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $20, which includes a one-on-one personalized 30-minute follow-up phone conversation. Contact: 347.460.2229; info@cariboubaby.com. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th at 1pm
A Fairytale Winter at The Central Library, Dweck Center (PROSPECT HEIGHTS)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the land of Happily Ever After as Princes, Princesses, and Fairy Tale Creatures prepare for the Crystal Winter Ball. All is going well until fairy tale worlds collide and they must join together to save the day in the spirit of the season. Experience a thrilling adventure and the magic of the holidays through the eyes of your favorite fairy tale characters. Please note: seating is limited and families will be given seating priority.
Details: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Contact: 718.230.2100. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th at 1pm and 4pm
Circus In A Trunk at Canal Park Playhouse (SoHo)

This is a Canal Park Playhouse favorite! A trio of clowns arrives at Canal Park Playhouse ready to watch the circus that never shows up! This enterprising troupe decides to perform the show themselves, literally pulling an amazing and hilarious performance full of clever surprises out an antique trunk. Combining contemporary and classic European style clowning, The Piccolini Trio bring to life a repertoire of routines using music, acrobatics, physical comedy, juggling, pantomime, and poetic whimsy.
Also… Matinee series audience members can enjoy a selection of items from our Café open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays for ticket holders only. The menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and of course Traditional Belgian Waffles; either with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter or, the house specialty, The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream).
Details: 508 Canal Street, NYC. Ages 3 and up. Cost: $20. Contact: 866-811-4111. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Bookmark Making Workshop at The Marcy Library (BEDFORD-STUYVESANT)

Here’s a chance to bring joy to another child in need. Children will make bookmarks for children who have been displaced due to Hurricane Sandy so that the Brooklyn Public Library can donate books and crafty bookmarks to them. Materials will be provided.
Details: 617 DeKalb Avenue (at Nostrand Avenue), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th from 2pm — 6pm
Winter Skating at the Brooklyn Lyceum (PARK SLOPE)

Visit Brooklyn Lyceum and warm up roller-skating to “sunny” tunes from the 70′s and 80′s. Everyone is welcome, whether you want to skate or just hang out and listen to some great tunes – just have a blast. And for even more fun come in your best Disco outfits. Please note: bring your own skates!
Details: 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $5/person. Contact: info@brooklynlyceum.com. Visit the website for more information.

SUNDAY JANUARY 27TH

Sunday, January 27th from 10am — 4:30pm
Illuminated at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (CROWN HEIGHTS)

Do It Yourself: A Pop-Up Clubhouse! Banish your parents to the coffee bar, ‘cause today’s activities are devoted to you. Bring your friends for a day of weird workshops or just nibble on Swedish Fish and chill out in our Mitten Lodge. The sounds of BBG’s pirate radio station, Northern Lights Radio, will provide the soundtrack.
Details: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE with admissions. Contact: 718-623-7200. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 11:00am
Baby Stories and Singalongs at Greenlight Bookstore (FORT GREENE)
On Sunday mornings, children’s performers keep babies and toddlers under 3 years old entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play. This Sunday, Greenlight welcomes Brooklyn local singer-songwriter Vered to Baby Story Time! Vered’s music is all about bonding with your little one. Her album Good Morning My Love was named a 2011 favorite by Laurie Berkner, kid-music superstar and fellow mom, in USA Today, and is also a 2012 winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award! Through songs that encourage joyful interaction, accompany daily routine, and give melody and words to the emotional experience of the baby and parent, Vered’s music lends a warm and upbeat soundtrack to the nuances of life with a baby or small child. The songs range from playful to emotive, gentle to silly, and sweet to upbeat, mirroring the experience of the new parent.
Details: Geared toward ages 3 years and under. Open to public, but on a first come, first served basis. 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 11:30am
Children’s Storytime at powerHouse on 8th (PARK SLOPE)

Grab the children and join the lovely folks at powerHouse for a reading of “Baby Penguins Everywhere!,” by Melissa Guion. It’s a great pre-nap activity!
Details: 1111 8th Avenue between 11th and 12th Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049; shop@powerhouseon8th.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 11:30am
Kidrockers Concert Series at The Brooklyn Bowl (WILLIAMSBURG)

Kidrockers founder Beth Lorge “wanted to create an opportunity for kids and parents to discover artists and get to see them play in a fun, safe, and comfortable environment.” Enter the Sunday Concert Series. Kidrockers is teaming up with The Brooklyn Bowl to feature some of NYC’s finest new bands that’ll perform original songs in a way that is both authentic and kid-friendly. Hosts Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, Sweet) and Craig Baldo will bring hilarity and interactivity to the events and they hope you’re ready! Please note: This Sunday will feature bands Caveman and Har Mar Superstar.
Details: 61 Wythe Street (between North 11th and North 12th), Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. Cost: $8/person; $20/family four pack (advanced purchase only). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Story Time at Books of Wonder (CHELSEA)

Each week, they choose several books (based on the age of the children attending) and sit down with children and their parents.
Details: 18 West 18th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212.989.3270 or emailstore@booksofwonder.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 1pm and 4pm
Circus In A Trunk at Canal Park Playhouse (SoHo)

This is a Canal Park Playhouse favorite! A trio of clowns arrives at Canal Park Playhouse ready to watch the circus that never shows up! This enterprising troupe decides to perform the show themselves, literally pulling an amazing and hilarious performance full of clever surprises out an antique trunk. Combining contemporary and classic European style clowning, The Piccolini Trio bring to life a repertoire of routines using music, acrobatics, physical comedy, juggling, pantomime, and poetic whimsy.
Also… Matinee series audience members can enjoy a selection of items from our Café open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays for ticket holders only. The menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and of course Traditional Belgian Waffles; either with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter or, the house specialty, The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream).
Details: 508 Canal Street, NYC. Ages 3 and up. Cost: $20. Contact: 866-811-4111. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 2pm
The Little Prince at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (BROOKLYN COLLEGE)

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as “The Little Prince.” Full of whimsy and wonderment, this new stage version of the classic tale incorporates puppetry, multimedia projections, and original music as it follows one brave little boy’s journey through the universe, exploring the mysteries of grownups and the stars and searching for what is most important in life.
Details: 2900 Campus Road, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. Cost: $7/person. Contact: 718.951.4500. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th from 2pm — 4pm
Hands On: Black and White at Studio Museum in Harlem (HARLEM)

I think this workshop is totally worth the train ride up town! Event attendees can take a look at Gordon Parks’s photographs on view in “Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967,” and then come to a workshop to create collages from photocopies of a variety of Parks images. Using marker, paper, and fabric, remix beautiful black and white compositions.
Details: 144 West 125th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton BLVD, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE admissions. Contact: (212) 864-4500. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 3pm
Kids Eat Right: A Snack Healthy Workshop at Play Kids (FLATBUSH)

If you find it difficult to get your little ones to make healthy eating choices, this may be a great workshop for you. In this workshop for kids and their families, Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN enlightens event attendees on the ins and outs of healthy eating, especially healthy snacks.
Details: 676 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 347.715.9347. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th at 3pm
Mil’s Trills 3rd Annual Winter Bash: Everyone Together Now at Littlefield (GOWANUS)

Oh boy, get ready to rock! Mil’s Trills returns for a third year to celebrate families and children in Brooklyn. Come and spread the ukulele love with Amelia Robinson and her band as they perform interactive groovy tunes that are guaranteed to have babies boppin’ and parents rockin’! Additional activities include arts & crafts for kids led by Hiho Batik, snacks by Fruit Bliss, and lots of raffle prizes donated graciously by Lion in the Sun Paperie, NYC Pet, Maternity Rose Maternity & Kids Boutique, Lark Cafe, & NY Kid’s Club (a full semester class valued at $620!), plus a very special appearance by Story Laurie! Sounds lovely! All proceeds will go toward the making of Mil’s Trills’ highly anticipated debut album.
Details: 622 Degraw Street between 3th and 4th Avenues, Brooklyn. Suitable for all ages (recommended for ages 5 and under). Cost: $12/advanced purchased; $15/at the door; $40/VIP, Family Pack of 4. Contact: 347.703.5207. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th from 4pm — 7pm
Greene Hill Food Co-op Winter Party at Bija Kids (CLINTON HILL)

Raise a glass, have a bite, do a little dancing, and mingle with your fellow Co-op members (and potential members)—with prizes for new members who sign up that day! There will be tons of activities, including: delicious vegetarian dinner by Andriana Santiago of It’s Veggie Time and homemade cookies by Co-op member, Holly Coleman. (Drink specials sold separately.); Cooking demos by our own Education committee; Music by ddotto, Bela Bossa and more; and Face painting for the youngsters!
Details: 900 Fulton Street between Waverly Avenue and Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $10/members; $12/non-members; FREE/children 10 and under. Contact: 718.483.4795. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 27th from 6pm — 9pm
Family Bingo Night at The Moxie Spot (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS)
Participants can eat, drink, play bingo, and win big! There will be prizes for the children, who, by the way, will get to eat for FREE with the purchase of an entree.
Details:
81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 9 and under. FREE for all. Contact: 718-923-9710. Visit the website with more information.

ALL WEEKEND

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through January 27th: various times
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Show at the New Victory Theater (TIMES SQUARE)

RAWR! Work on your camo crawl because dinosaurs are coming to the New Vic! Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo transports you to the Australian outback where a rugged ranger and trusty dino keepers introduce you to a menagerie of Mesozoic monsters from around the world. Manually operated by supremely skilled puppeteers, every frightful fiend and huggable hatchling responds instantly to the audience for an intimate and authentic encounter. Meet a meganeura and learn about a leaellynasaura as the astoundingly life-like (and mostly friendly) creations meander, munch and make the theater their own prehistoric playground. Who knows? You just might find yourself over 65 million years and half a world away!
Details: 209 West 42nd Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $14 and up. Contact: 646.223.3010. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday and Sundays through January 27th: various times
All Aboard with Thomas and Friends at The New York Botanical Garden (BRONX)

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure by helping Thomas find his way from Knapford Station to Brendam Docks using teamwork, friendship, and discovery. Bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas and capture the special day! View our entire review of the New York Botanical Garden Train Shows HERE.
Details: 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx. All are welcomed. Contact: (718) 817-8700. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th at 12pm
The Muppet Movie at Nitehawk Cinema (WILLIAMSBURG)

A frog named Kermit hops towards his destiny as a famous Hollywood star!
Details: 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 6 and up. Cost: $11/general admission; $9/child. Contact: 718.384.3980. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th from 10am — 6pm
Festival Luna at The American Museum of Natural History (UWS)

In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Moon song from singer-songwriter Bear Fox and Kontiwennenhawi of the Mohawk Nation; and create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting. Fly to the moon with Chinese Theatre Works, dance to the majestic sounds of the Korean Daegeum bamboo flute, music by Paul Yeon Lee and the New Korean Traditional Marching Band, share favorite holiday stories at the Kitchen Conversations mobile recording booth, and look forward to the Year of the Snake by learning about Chinese culinary holiday traditions with master wok chef Grace Young.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 212-769-5100. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th at 11am and 3pm
Sunday, January 27th at 3pm
Alice in Wonderland at BAM Fishman Space (FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL)

Discover the madcap world of Lewis Carroll’s novel in this theater production from Canada incorporating puppets, mask theater, music, clever wordplay, and much more. Featuring an ingenious set in which each book on the shelf becomes a door to the next adventure, this award-winning adaptation is an homage to reading and a window into the power of dreams and imagination.
Details: 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Ages 6 –10. Cost: $12/person.

Saturday, January 26th at 1:30pm
Sunday, January 27th at 1:30pm
Biggest, Longest, Tallest at The New York Transit Museum (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS)

What subway station is the deepest underground? Which train line is the longest? Watch a fun interactive film and play some clever games to uncover fun facts about NYC and its subway system.
Details: 130 Livingston Street/ Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $7/adults; $5/children and seniors. Contact: (718) 694-1600. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th from 10am — 5pm
Monk’s Trunk Children Consignment Presents: Winter Sidewalk Sale (PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN)

What kind of store tries to pull off a massive sidewalk sale in the middle of winter? Monk’s Trunk, that’s who! Come and find loads of gently used infant and toddler clothes, children’s books, puzzles, toys, and baby gear at unbeatable prices. Most clothing will run about $2-3, with prices dropping over the course of the sale. Come early for the best selection! In addition, there will be a section of clearance toys, books, and gifts: all new items priced up to 60% off. Woot!
Details: 23 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed.

Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm — 5pm
Family Days Bowling at Brooklyn Bowl (WILLIAMSBURG)
Grab your kids and gather ’round for a day of indoor fun! Seriously, bowling is the new black and it is certainly fun for the entire family. Pack a snack or try tasty food from Blue Ribbon, which will be available for purchase.
Details: 61 Wythe Ave (Btwn N 11th St & 12th St), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: Saturday $25/lane/half hour; Sunday $20/lane/half hour; Shoes: $4.95/per person. Socks: $3/pair. Contact: (718) 963-3369. Visit the website for more information.

All Weekend from 10am — 5pm
MoMath Exhibitions at the Museum of Mathematics (FLATIRON DISTRICT)

Welcome to NYC’s newest museum — the Museum of Mathematics! More than 30 exhibitions reveal the wonders of math in this 19,000-square-foot space. Interactive, hands-on, engaging and fun, the exhibitions invite participation, encourage experimentation, and spark curiosity in visitors of all ages and math skills. They bring math concepts to life in ways that amaze, astound enlighten and entertain. Many have surprising outcomes that stimulate visitors to want to understand why.
Details: 11 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $15/adults; $9/children. Contact: (212) 542-0566. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday and Sundays through March 3, 2013 at 1pm
DreamWorks Animation at Museum of the Moving Image (ASTORIA, QUEENS)
This is your chance for your family to catch your fave family flick in a cool museum. The museum presents an accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday that includes the “Shrek” and “Madagascar” series, “Antz,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and much more, in a theatrical setting. Lights! Camera! Action!
Details: 36-01 35th Avenue (at 37th Street) Queens. All are welcomed. Cost: $15/person. Contact: (718) 777-6888. Visit the website for more information.

ONGOING

Through January 27th: various times
The Velveteen Rabbit at DR2 Kids Theatre (UNION SQUARE)
The Velveteen Rabbit is truly a favorite amongst kids and adults alike with it’s heartfelt plot and lovely theme! With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props become a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.
Details: 103 East 15th Street (at 20 Union Square East), NYC. Ages 4 and up. Cost: $39.00. Contact: 212.375.1110. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 2013 from 10:30am — 4:30pm (every hour on the half hour)
IMAX: Flying Monsters at The American Museum of Natural History (UWS)
Let Sir David Attenborough be your guide as you fly alongside reptiles with 40-foot-wing spans and find out how pterosaurs took to the skies in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students, seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Visit the website for more information.

Through February 12, 2013 (train show)
Grand Central Holiday Train Show and Market (MIDTOWN EAST)
Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 is celebrating my creating a brand new layout built by Lionel. In this free show at New York City Transit Museum Annex, the model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North.  Vintage model trains from the Museum’s collection will also be on display joined by  New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central’s heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. This free train show is especially fun as it takes place in a real train station: Grand Central. View our entire review of the Train Show and Market HERE.

Ongoing — Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
The Adventures of Maya the Bee at Culture Project (SoHo)
This jazz puppet show is one that children and adults alike will enjoy! The revamped productions of The Adventures of Maya the Bee is back after its first successful run! It still features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Will a sparkling new set of props and great puppets, this is one glorious jazz-themed show!
Details: 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25. Visit the website for more information.

Ongoing
Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages Theater (MIDTOWN)
You’ve seen how your kids react to bubbles. Now, imagine how they would react to seeing people inside bubbles, or lasers shooting through bubbles, or bubbles within bubbles?!  They will be enthralled…and so will you. I’m been to this twice because we love it so much. Awesome show and well worth the price and trip. The Gazillion Bubble Show in Manhattan, is all about bubble magic and everyone from David Letterman to Oprah thinks the show is pretty fantastic.
Details: 340 West 50th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $44.50 -$89.50 (VIP package). Purchase tickets: Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Visit the website for more information.

Through July 7th from 10:30am — 4:30pm (hourly)
IMAX Flight of the Butterflies at The American Museum of Natural History (UWS)

This is a great way for children (and adults alike!) to learn about the 3,000-mile journey traveled every fall by half a billion Monarch butterflies… at one of NYC’s favorite museums! This migration, which begins in Canada and continues through the United States to Mexico, is the longest and most amazing insect migration on Earth.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students and seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Price includes admission to the museum. Contact: 212-769-5200. Visit the website for more information.

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