• Weekend Planner: November 8-10

    “Ballerina Swan” show, orchestra fun for kids, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, and much more family fun.

    By New York Family

    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites" at the NYU Skirball Center

    This weekend, enjoy an very special “Ballerina Swan” show, orchestra and jazz fun for kids, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, and much more family fun.



    Shabbat gets a dose of entertainment at The JCC, where a delicious buffet is served with art projects prior and gym activities after for ages 4-10. Enjoy! (Friday)

    “Ballerina Swan,” Making Books Sing’s newest show, is based on a story by NYC Ballet’s Allegra Kent about a swan who lives in Central Park with dreams of making it big on stage. Dive in! (Friday-Sunday)

    Kick off your shoes for “Songs From Above” at the New Victory Theater, a brilliant puppetry-animation combo celebrating simple pleasures like bare feet in the grass. More Here (Friday-Sunday)

    Nothing screams “holiday” like  the return of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring beloved numbers by the talented Rockettes. What a classic. (Friday-Sunday)



    The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is putting on a special series of Eric Carle shorts using larger-than-life puppets that glow in the dark at the NYU Skirball Center. Get the illuminating scoop here. (Saturday)

    Join the adventures of a newborn chick as she emerges from her shell and discovers the chaotic world around her in “Hatched” at Symphony Space. Too cute! (Saturday)

    Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day and support local businesses with a day of free crafts, clown shows, and more at beloved stores like Dinosaur Hill and Kidding Around.
    Happy Shopping! (Saturday)

    Little Orchestra Soceity’s “Carnival of the Animals” makes classical music fun for kids with vibrant, corresponding artwork to enhance the experience at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Make some noise! (Saturday)



    Join quirky, kid-friendly group The Dirty Sock Funtime Band as they celebrate the release of their newest album with silly dances and an appearance from Mr. Clown. Ready to jam? (Sunday)

    Get inspired by Irish playwright Darragh Martin’s reading of his first children’s fantasy novel, full of magical creatures and train-ride adventures, only at the Irish Arts Center. Hop on! (Sunday)

    The Everything Kids Expo 2013 at Aviator Sports & Events Center means face painting, hands-on activities, a Big Apple Circus performances, and more for babies through tweens while parents shop and get some info. More Here (Sunday)

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