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 Parade
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.
East 10th Street
Celebrate the Mexican holiday with lots of traditional food and crafts.
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
2182 Broadway at 76th
Learn how to stay warm
during Bike New
Winter Riding class, which will go over road rules and safety guidelines. (Beginners
and wheelin’ pros, welcome!)
Join us for this fantastic free screening starring Abby and Elmo. Tickets are
distributed on a first come, first served basis.
See this whimsical, momentarily pigment-free performance that the London Times calls “An utter delight
no matter what your age.”
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
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,
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
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.