• Events: Top Kid-Friendly Activities For The Week

    5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Michael and the Rockness Monsters at Symphony Space, “Argus” at Lincoln Center, and more!

    By Gavriella Mahpour

    Michael and the Rockness Monsters will perform this Saturday at Symphony Space! Photo via symphonyspace.org.

    These five indoor events happening this weekend will take the chill out of your week! We’ve got a comic book fest, a rock concert, and a unique theatrical show at Lincoln Center. Plus, be sure to make time to celebrate the lunar new year at the Bronx Museum and the life of MLK, Jr. at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Happy Monday!

    Friday, January 13-Saturday, January 14

    5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    10am-7pm
    Learn all about the rich history of black comic book artists and their work at the 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This fest will feature film screenings, panel discussions, arts and crafts workshops for kids, and much more. Expect an action-packed day! Pre-registration is required. This event is free.

    Saturday, January 14

    Michael and the Rockness Monsters
    Symphony Space
    11am-12pm
    Michael and the Rockness Monsters will perform this Saturday at Symphony Space! The band, founded by Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano, released their first single, “Pirate,” in the summer of 2015 on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live, and it’s been a favorite of fans ever since. This show will feature special guest Sonia De Los Santos. Tickets are $17.

    “Argus”
    Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center
    11am & 2pm
    Australia’s Dead Puppet Society will bring its production of “Argus” to Lincoln Center on Saturday. Using only the actors’ hands and household objects, “Argus” tells the story of a tiny creature trying to find a place to call home in a world where he doesn’t belong. Recommended for ages 6 and up, this hour-long theatrical performance is a winter must-see. Tickets are $25.

    Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster
    The Bronx Museum
    2-4pm
    All ages are invited to usher in the year of the rooster at the Bronx Museum! In conjunction with the New York Chinese Cultural Center, the museum’s celebration will feature authentic music, costumed folk dances, paper cutting and calligraphy workshops, and a lion dance. Admission is free.

    Beginning Sunday, January 15

    MLK, Jr. I Have a Dream Celebration
    The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
    10am-5pm
    Honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s I Have a Dream Celebration. This two-day event will explore the life and times of the Civil Rights activist through arts and crafts, film, storytelling, and music. All ages can make protest posters and peace postcards and watch a live performance by the Brooklyn United Marching Band. Runs through Monday, January 16. This event is free with museum admission.

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