Happy Mother’s week. We’ve rounded up a few ways (and other fun) to
spend time with the family this week because, well, every day deserves a nod to the greatness of m-o-m. —
Monday, May 7
Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is a multimedia charity project of
original lullabies composed and sung by Broadway stars (like our March issue’s
cover mom Audra McDonald), established to raise money for breast cancer
foundations. Don’t miss this free concert, where you’ll get to hear some of the
tunes and watch excerpts from the project’s documentary.
Tuesday, May 8
1109 5th Avenue
Join the Dirty Sock
Funtime Band’s lead singer, Mike, for an interactive music show. Kiddos can
play with musical toys and instruments and hear kid-friendly classic rock
songs. For ages six months to four years. Registration is required; please call 212-423-3225.
Wednesday, May 9
103 Charlton Street
Deep sea divers (er,
artists) ages five and up should head to shore (CMA’s Fine Arts Studio) for a
mixed-media workshop that’s right up their alley. Utilizing sculpture
materials, kids can construct a jellyfish, octopus or starfish.
Thursday, May 10
161 Hudson Street
10am or 3:30pm
Kids can decorate a tee or tote for Mom using stencils, fabric paint and
markers. The workshop begins with a frolic in Moomah’s fabulous Funky
Forest. Children younger than four must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday, May 11
40 Division Street
6:30 and 7:30pm
Aspiring dancers, head to P.S. 124 in Chinatown for free community
auditions for the School of American Ballet. This is specifically for boys and
girls ages 6-10, and previous training is NOT necessary. Pre-registration is
recommended but not required.
Saturday, May 12
Bronx River Parkway at
Celebrate mamas! Come Saturday or Sunday to partake in outdoor games of
badminton and croquet, kite flying, cupcake decorating or a homemade card
workshop. Plus, enjoy the music of The Banjo Rascals, and be sure to find the
photographer for a professional family photo. Event also takes place Sunday,
22 East 60th Street
Storytime, book-making, film shorts,
Mother’s Day crafts and the world premiere of Bearskin—an adorable French fairy tale about a bear, an ogre and a
little girl—make this family day fun for all ages.
Sunday, May 13
200 Hudson Street
This musical event is bound to get everyone excited about Mom! With
catchy and interactive songs celebrating the wonder that is MOM, Mil’s Trill
and her band will entertain while debuting original Ukulele lullabies.
With more than 53,000 acres of open space in NYC and 778 native plant
species in the five boroughs—NYC Wildflower brings over 45 events to celebrate
backyards and the great outdoors. Check out the schedule here to plan your week of