March 10, 2014

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

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

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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