• Picks Of The Week: March 14-16

    2014 Biennial Highlights; Peace, Love, and Cupcakes; We’re Going on a Bear Hunt; Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch; and Purim family carnivals

    By Emily Murphy
    Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical. Photo from peaceloveandcupcakesthemusical.com

    “Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical.” Photo from peaceloveandcupcakesthemusical.com

    This weekend holds some exciting beginnings, like the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2014 Biennial Family Programs and
    “Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical!” Additionally, a few special performances include a group of adventurers on a silly bear hunt and some exquisite puppetry based on Caldecott Honor books. After all the family performances and activities, check out some great Purim celebrations this Saturday!

    Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15

    2014 Biennial Family Programs
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    Various dates and times
    The Whitney is offering families a few great options over the weekend. On Friday, a Stroller Tour for parents and babies explores some of 2014′s biennial highlights. Saturday, children can enjoy Whitney Wee’s Touchable Textures interactive tour; a Big, Bold Brushstrokes painting workshop, or a Painting and Drawing sketching tour. Various prices

    Starting Saturday, March 15
    “Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical”
    Vital Theatre
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm
    Based on a well-enjoyed chapter book “Peace, Love, and Cupcakes” by Sheryl Berk and 11-year-old daughter Carrie, this musical will be a treat for all family members! Join Kylie, the new girl in school, who wants to sweeten up her image by baking cupcakes. Will popular Meredith succeed in sabotaging Kylie’s party? See the show and find out! $30

    Saturday, March 15
    “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”
    Symphony Space
    11am and 2pm
    Looking for a fun-filled family show? “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” is a silly theatrical event featuring adventurers who sing on their quest through swishy-swashy grass, a splishy-splashy river, oozy squelchy mud, and much more! Children $15, Adults $25

    Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch
    Tribeca PAC
    1:30 pm
    Puppet fans will love the innovative storytelling techniques of Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch. A translation of the beloved Caldecott Honor books into theatrical performances, this show tells the tale of Swimmy, a small fish who outsmarts tricky situations; Frederick, a poetic mouse; and an inch worm who has the ability to measure everything. $25

    Sunday, March 16
    Purim Celebrations
    Celebrate Purim with these two family carnivals! There’s no shortage of holiday entertainment with 92Y’s festival including carnival games, a petting zoo, and a magic show. Guests are even encouraged to show up in costume! The JCC in Manhattan is also hosting their own Purim carnival, filled with games, animals, face painting, an obstacle course, and more! The 92Y carnival is from $12, the JCC carnival is free

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