Taking less that 20 seconds, an 11-story building on Governors Island was turned into a pile of dust and rubble at the weekend. The building previously housed 165 members of the US Coast Guard and has been knocked down in order to make way for 30 acres of new park and public spaces.
Sing For Hope Pianos NYC This summer, from June 1st through June 16th, the Sing for Hope Pianos return to the streets of NYC. This is one of New York City’s most vibrant public art installations with 88 artist-designed pianos (one for each key on a piano) being placed in parks and public spaces throughout the 5 boroughs for all to enjoy.
[caption id="attachment_14420" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Image: Julie Larsen Maher"]Bronx Zoo Dinosaur[/caption] The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s Dinosaur Safari opens to the public on Saturday, May 25. The exhibit includes more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which snarl, roar and spit.
Mario The Magician And His Suitcase MachineHere at New York Loves Kids, we have been lucky enough to catch up with Mario the Magician. Mario performs his magic shows to children in NYC, and his current show is Mario The Magician And His Suitcase Machine. With Mario’s slapstick humor and handcrafted props, his show is definitely one for the whole family to enjoy, and the latest addition to his show, Marcel the Mechanical Monkey, will certainly keep your little ones engaged. He loves getting the kids involved in the show and his old-school, retro style makes him stand out from the magician crowd! He is performing this Saturday (May 18) at the Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd St NYC) at 11.30am. See here for tickets, or call 212.206.0440 (advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.)
[caption id="attachment_14258" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Image: AMNH"][/caption] NEW LIVE ANIMAL EXHIBIT COMING TO AMNH Brilliant orange, bright blue, dazzling red—frogs come in an astonishing array of colors. This vivid assortment of hues hints at the remarkable diversity that exists among the frog species inhabiting the globe. From lush rainforests to parched deserts, frogs are found in nearly every environment on Earth, and their survival strategies range from surprising to bizarre.
Saturday May 11 Mornings On The Farm @ The Art Farm In The City Bring the whole family to farm (in the city)! Join us for a fun and special morning on our indoor petting zoo. Kids get a basket of food and get to feed our friendly animals as well as meet, pet, and hold them. With over 50 animals to visit, you are sure have a great morning! Family Yoga @ Fort Tyron Park Join in with some free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified yoga instructor. All ages are welcome.
SATURDAY MAY 4 Reviving the Renaissance: Sidewalk Chalk Contest @ Torly Kid Join in with this first ever sidewalk chalk contest. Each participant is provided with a 2 foot chalk frame area and chalk to create their artwork. Kids and adults can choose from a stack of inspiring pieces to replicate or create their very own work of art! Prizes will be awarded. Touch-A-Truck @ PS 295, The School of Arts & Culture Trucks, vans, buses, and large vehicles of every description will once again be available for children to sit in, climb on, marvel at, and generally have their way with. Over 25 vehicles are scheduled to take part, along with their drivers/operators, who will be on hand to explain how these automobiles work and what purpose they serve in the community.