January 13, 2013

Picks of the Week: January 14-20

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, International Motorcycle Show, and Carnegie Hall Family Concert.

By Gavriella Mahpour

New Victory Theater

This upcoming weekend is jam-packed with events that are perfect for adventurous parents and kids, including a dinosaur zoo and a revved up motorcycle expo. Details below!

Friday, January 18-Sunday, January 20

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
New Victory Theater
Various times
Travel back in time to the age when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo will be visiting the New Victory Theater with their lifelike dino puppets. Fun fact: It takes six people and three months to make one T-Rex puppet. The show will be followed by a 30-minute opportunity to meet the dinosaurs up close. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. Tickets start at $14. Runs weekends through January 27.

New York International Motorcycle Show
The Javits Center
Various times
Check out the hundreds of motorcycles, dirt bikes, scooters, and ATV’s at this year’s New York International Motorcycle Show. The expo will feature a custom bike show, DIY seminars, and appearances by biker celebrities. Kids can pedal their way through the Strider Adventure Zone on two-wheelers. Tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 through 11. Children ages 5 and under are free. On Sunday, all children 11 and under are free with paid adult.

Sunday, January 20

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Mambo Mania
Carnegie Hall
2 pm
Carnegie Hall has mambo fever and it’s catching! Join conductor Eguie Castrillo and his orchestra for an afternoon of mambo music with special guest vocalist Gilberto Santa Rosa. Features the music of Puente, Horace Silver, Ray Santos, and others. Tickets start at $9.

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