• Picks Of The Week: April 23-29

    Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day


    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