Saturday March 2 sees Dr. Seuss' birthday. What better way to celebrate than encouraging your children to join in with some of the local events celebrating his fabulous books, or enjoying those books that have been made into movies.
Here are a few of our picks for some Dr. Seuss family enjoyment in NYC.
The Paper Bag Players returns to The Jewish Museum in Saddles and Sunshine, a new theater production for families on Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm. From cowboys and cowgirls greeting the audience with a loud "Howdy!" to a pie-eating contest and a day in the life of a bowling pin, Saddles and Sunshine will have children and adults alike laughing, clapping and singing along.
The show features new, original music in styles ranging from country, salsa and ragtime to hip hop, classical, disco, and even barber shop quartet. This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up.
Doulas & Baby Nurses: 101, as presented by RateMyBabyNurse.comRateMyBabyNurse.com is a review site focused on Baby Nurses and Doulas where parents research professionals and get real parent feedback before they hire.
You’ve maybe heard of a Baby Nurse, or heard of a Doula but are not quite sure what either one is and don’t know if you want to consider using one? Well here’s a crash course. Melissa Lutzke, founder of RateMyBabyNurse.com, tells us what they are and what services they typically provide for new moms.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23Babywearing For Newborns @ Caribou Baby
Babywearing allows parents to attend to the needs of their baby while also getting things done. In this free 45 minute seminar you will be introduced to the five best carriers for newborns, and will be shown why they are great to help you choose the best one for your family.
Global Weekend: Stories We Tell @ American Museum of Natural History
Drawing inspiration from contemporary cultures around the world, this exciting, family-friendly series includes day-long programs featuring live performances. The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience!
Each winter, Citi brings you NYC's only free admission ice skating rink, situated in Bryant Park. This is a great deal for the regular skaters, who own a pair of ice skates. You bring your skates and a lock, and your time at Citi Pond is completely free!
Classic fairytales are a timeless way to celebrate childhood. Bring your little one to Galli Fairtyle Theater’s rendition of Cinderella or Puss in Boots this spring for a 50-minute show that brings a favorite fairytale to life.
Here are some of our suggestions on how to spend Presidents' Day with your little ones.
Presidents in Residence: February School at DiMenna Children's History Museum
Families explore, learn, and compete together in these presidential family programs. They will search for presidential clues on the whole-museum scavenger hunt; create an election slogan to print onto their own election button; and take part in the family Presidents’ quiz, with questions for children, teens, and adults. Prizes for participation and for winning.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16Morning Cartoons @ Clason's Point Library
Create favorite childhood memories revolving around popular morning cartoons.
MAD Family Fun Day @ Museum of Arts & Design
Join in with a day filled with fun, laughter, and art at MAD’s Family Fun Day. Inspired by their exhibition, The Art of Scent, join MAD in an engaging, interactive, hands-on education experience designed to illuminate on the science of olfaction, the complexity of scents, and the art of perfumery as you create your own personal fragrance.
Gutai Artist-Led Family Tour and Workshop @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Gutai artists Matsutani Takesada and Horio Sadaharu engage families in creating Gutai-inspired art. Visit the galleries and participate in an art-making workshop that embraces Gutai’s participatory and experimental spirit. Ages 4-12.