• Picks Of The Week October 31-November 6

    Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

    By Sandy Krulwich

    Looking
    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
    79th
    Street
    and Central Park West
    4-7pm

    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
    3-6pm

    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

    131
    East 10th Street
    4-8pm

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

    Wednesday, November 2
    CMA‘s Annual Art Auction
    103
    Charlton Street
    7-9pm

    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
    Street
    6-7:30pm

    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
    550
    Madison Avenue
    Noon

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

    Friday, November 4
    White

    At The New Victory Theater

    209
    West 42nd Street
    12:30pm

    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)
    1pm

    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
    Brooklyn
    Center
    for
    the Performing Arts

    2900 Bedford
    Avenue
    2pm

    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
    11am

    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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