May 4, 2012

Picks Of The Week: May 7-13

Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

By Briehn Trumbauer

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

Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project Concert at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

124 West 43rd Street


Over The
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

Sock Music Romp at the Jewish Museum

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
For ages six months to four years. Registration is required; please call 212-423-3225.

Wednesday, May 9

Sea Creatures Workshop at
Children’s Museum of the Arts

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

a T-shirt or Tote Bag for Mom at Moomah

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
Children younger than four must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, May 11

of American Ballet Community Auditions

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

Day Weekend Garden Party at the New York Botanical Garden

Bronx River Parkway at
Fordham Road


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,
May 13.

Family Saturday at the French Institute

22 East 60th Street


Storytime, book-making, film shorts,
Mother’s Day crafts and the world premiere of
—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

Mil’s Trills Collective MOMs! Celebration at 92YTribeca

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.

NYC Wildflower Week Begins

Various Times/Locations

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
green-thumbed fun.

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