• Picks Of The Week: May 7-13

    Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

    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.