April 23, 2012

Picks Of The Week: April 23-29


Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

By Briehn Trumbauer


Princesses, Broadway stars
and puppeteers, this is your time to shine! This week’s events encourage talent
and imagination as kids transform into Cinderella, audition for a Broadway encore and create
larger-than-life puppets. Plus, the weekend promises great family festivals for
all ages. —

Monday, April 23
Moey’s Princess Ball at
the NY Junior League Ballroom

130
East 80th Street
3pm

Call your fairy godmother; it’s time to go to the
ball! Moey and her band host a Princess Ball, where she will perform a Princess
Rock Star Concert in celebration of her third CD release, Princess Revolution. Prizes
will be given out for the best princess costume.

Tuesday, April 24
Audition for “The Godspell Cast of 2032″ at Circle in the
Square Theatre

1633 Broadway (at 50th Street)
2-6pm

Calling all future Broadway stars: Do you love Godspell? Producer Ken
Davenport announced that aspiring Broadway hopefuls between the ages of 6 and
16 can audition for “The Godspell
Cast of 2032.” Prepare 16 a cappella bars of your favorite song! Godspell‘s creative team will then
choose five boys and five girls for a special encore during the curtain call at
the Tuesday, May 22 performance.

Wednesday, April 25
New Yorkers for Children
and Roger Vivier Launch Jeune Fille Line at RV Flagship Store

750
Madison Avenue (at 65th
Street)
4-6pm

New Yorkers for Children and Roger Vivier launch Juene Fille,
their new collection of ballet flats made exclusively for children. The fun
family event will feature Mario the Magician and face painter Derrick Little.
Fifteen percent of proceeds will benefit youth in NYC foster care.

Siblings:
From Preparation to Positive Relationships At TLB
Music
266 East 78th Street
6-7pm

Learn how to
best prepare your little one for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Dana
Rosenbloom of Dana’s Kids speaks on how to foster a positive sibling
relationship.

Thursday, April 26
Giant Puppetry with PEN
World Voices Festival at
Westbeth Center for the Arts
55
Bethune Street
2-8pm

As part of the PEN World Voices Festival of
International Literature, ages 10 and up are offered the chance to learn the
art of large-scale puppetry and create huge puppets for mobile performances
along the NYC High Line.

Friday, April 27
Up To You!

Opens At TADA! Youth Theater

15 West 28th
Street, 3rd
Floor
Times Vary

The year is 1977 and the setting
is Hamilton High School. In the midst of a student election, watch as
true-to-life characters tackle stereotypes, bullying and popularity (and the
lack thereof). Recommended for ages five
and up.

Saturday, April 28
Tribeca
Family Festival Street
Fair
10am
Greenwich
Street (Hubert
to Chambers
Street)

The Tribeca Film Festival
takes over Greenwich
Street. Sample
local Tribeca fare, tune in to Broadway showcases or frequent the Kite and Bubble Gardens. There will also be three free family screenings in the afternoon—The Neverending Story, September’s Mission and Freej
Folklore
.

The 17th Annual Big Swim
Meet & Benefit At Asphalt Green

555 East 90th
Street
10:45am-2:30pm

Help raise money for
Asphalt Green’s Waterproofing Program, which teaches inner-city children to
swim free of charge. The Big Swim includes age-appropriate races in every
stroke and meet-and-greets with fames Olympians.

Sunday, April 29
Manhattan Media’s 2012 New
Amsterdam Bicycle Show at Skylight SoHo

275
Hudson Street
10am-7pm

Manhattan Media’s (New York Family‘s parent company) 2012 New Amsterdam Bicycle Show,
benefiting Transportation Alternatives, celebrates Bike Month NYC with
shopping, networking, experts and a cycling fashion show. Families will love
checking out the cool gear! The show is
also on Saturday.

Kindiefest
622 Degraw
Street

The best of Kindie play at
an all-day family festival! See Bari Rock Koral Band, Big Bang Room, SteveSongs,
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop Program and many more delight at Park Slope’s Littlefield.

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID NICHOLS

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