October 31, 2011

Picks Of The Week October 31-November 6

Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

By Sandy Krulwich

for some activity inspiration for the week ahead? Just check out our
“Picks of the Week” blog, in which our listings editor Sandy Krulwich
picks her favorite family events for each day of the week, whether it’s a
workshop, special story time for kids, or a musical performance. See
this week’s picks after the jump. — 

Monday, October 31 (Happy Halloween!)

16th Annual Halloween
Celebration at the
American Museum of Natural History
and Central Park West

Go trick-or-treating through the halls of the coolest science nabe in town and
while you’re at it, meet Curious George and eat a dino nugget or two!

21st Annual Greenwich
Village Children’s Halloween
Washington Square Arch

Dubbed as “The Other
Halloween Parade”—just for kids!—this totally adorable march will start at 3:30pm (though you can grab your spot as early as 3pm). The Soul Tigers Marching Band will be
spearheading the cuteness.

Tuesday, November 1
Day of the Dead at St.
Marks Church

East 10th Street

Celebrate the Mexican holiday with lots of traditional food and crafts.

Wednesday, November 2
CMA‘s Annual Art Auction
Charlton Street

CMA’s Art Auction 2011 raises essential funds that
support the museum’s free arts programming for underserved children in New York City. It will feature works by Andy Warhol, Cecily
Brown, William Quigley, Yoko Ono, James Nares and 95 additional artists.

Winter Riding 101 at
Eastern Sports

2182 Broadway at 76th

Learn how to stay warm
during Bike New
York’s Free
Winter Riding class, which will go over road rules and safety guidelines. (Beginners
and wheelin’ pros, welcome!)

Thursday, November 3
Sesame Street: Abby In Wonderland
at Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Madison Avenue

Join us for this fantastic free screening starring Abby and Elmo. Tickets are
distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Friday, November 4

At The New Victory Theater

West 42nd Street

See this whimsical, momentarily pigment-free performance that the London Times calls “An utter delight
no matter what your age.”

Saturday, November 5
Anna Banana Band at
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
(Central Library, Dweck Center)

Rock the afternoon away with a mix of rock, reggae, pop, folk, and Latin music
about everything from little monsters to roaring dinosaurs. Free

Family Concert: Who Is Duke Ellington?
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
1 and 3pm

Explore the
musical man behind over 1,000 compositions at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Family
Program. This hour-long concert will be fronted by another jazz legend,
Wynton Marsalis as he takes on the infectious style and swing of the Duke. Plus,
pre-concert activities!

Sunday, November 6
Soul Street Dance: Breakin’
Backwards At The
the Performing Arts

2900 Bedford

From hip hop to a martial arts-inspired dance genre, this break dancing
performance is sure to get the whole family jiving. Part of the Target Family
Fun Series.

The Suzi Shelton Band at 92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street

Catch a family-style portion of rock and roll this weekend! Suzi Shelton will be backed by The Gumdrops and her six-year-old daughter, Emma. Great for ages 0-6.

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