• Picks of the Week: March 4-10

    “Matilda the Musical,” 22nd Annual Bunny Hop, Shine and the Moonbeams, and Carnival for a Cure.

    By Gavriella Mahpour

    Hope everyone had a fantastic and restful weekend! There are a few standout events happening this week that we’d like to mention, a couple of which are fundraisers for good causes. So take the family out for fun and feel good that you are helping some kid-centered worthy organizations.

    Monday, March 4

    “Matilda the Musical”
    The Shubert Theatre
    8pm
    Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, Matilda, is coming to the Broadway stage in an all-new musical. Matilda is the story of a lively, highly imaginative girl and her adventures in using her superpowers for good. This musical adaptation is presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company and features music and lyrics by comedian Tim Minchin. Tickets start at $37.

    Tuesday, March 5

    22nd Annual Bunny Hop
    FAO Schwarz
    6-8pm
    Join the Society of Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center in partnership with Tiffany & Co. for their 22nd Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz. Activities will include face painting, magicians, a costume dress-up area, and musical performances. All proceeds will go to the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment at Sloane-Kettering that helps families pay for the cost of children’s overnight hospital visits. This year, the event’s honorary chairman is Debra Messing. Tickets are $80 for children and $200 for adults.

    Saturday, March 9

    McGraw-Hill CarnegieKids Concert: Shine and the Moonbeams
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    4 pm
    Children ages 3 through 6 will dig the music of Shine and the Moonbeams. During this free 45-minute concert, young music lovers will enjoy R&B and Soul songs that address bullying and self-esteem in a kid-friendly way. Arrive early; first come first served basis.

    VH1 Save the Music Foundation Family Day
    The Anderson School
    10am-4pm
    This free family fun day encourages families to gather ’round and celebrate music with live performances, games, shopping, and street food bites! Big names to look out for: DJ Fulano, Moey’s Music Party, Disney, GoGoSqueeze, and much more. The best part is that proceeds from food sales will go toward efforts to restore music education programs American public schools. Free.

    Sunday, March 10
    Carnival For a Cure
    The Metropolitan Pavilion
    1-4pm
    The Diabetes Research Institute is hosting their 8th annual Carnival For a Cure. All ages are welcome for an afternoon of raffles, food, games, prizes, balloon twisting, clowns, arts and crafts, and more. Plus, kids will go home with a gift from Disney! All proceeds will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. Tickets are $75 for kids and $100 for adults.        

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