• Weekend Planner: January 24-26

    Camp Fairs + The Little Prince + Kids’ Night On Broadway + Much More Family Fun

    By New York Family
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    “Alice in Wonderland Follies” by the New York Theatre Ballet

    Don’t miss our downtown and uptown camp fairs this weekend–it’s your chance to learn about the great summer camp offerings out there for your kids! Also this weekend: catch a Little Prince-themed show at the Morgan Library, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired performance by the New York Theatre Ballet, and a Japanese New Year celebration. And don’t forget to take part in Kids’ Night On Broadway, details here!

    STARTING FRIDAY

    The French-born Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote and illustrated his famous tale, The Little Prince, right here in New York City. Come view the original manuscript and watercolor drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum. Be inspired! (Friday through April 27)

    Join mathematician Edward Frenkel as he discusses—and signs—his recent book, Love & Math at the Museum of Mathematics. Get your tickets today! (Friday)

    Author Carole Amber kicks off Lady Bug Celebration Week with a special reading of her The Gift of the Lady Bug at Apple Seeds on the Upper West Side. Healthy snacks and drinks will also be served. Listen up! (Friday)

    With roots in rock, folk, funk, bluegrass, and Americana, Bobby McFerrin and his “spirityouall” band perform traditional favorites like “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” Sing along! (Friday)

    STARTING SATURDAY 

    The New York Theatre Ballet will present the classic Lewis Carroll novel, Alice in Wonderland, like never before at Florence Gould Hall. Prepare to be whisked away to Wonderland! (Saturday through Sunday)

    Wave Hill hosts its Hibernators Pajama Pop-In Weekend complete with a family art project, interactive performance, and nature walk. Enjoy the festivities! (Saturday)

    The newly reopened QueensMuseum invites all families to its Winter Spooktacular Ball this Saturday. Dress up in your old Halloween costume to enjoy a puppet show, bowling, a scavenger hunt, and more. Break out your costume! (Saturday)

    It’s time for the 2nd annual family benefit party at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society. Fun and educational offerings will abound, from an exploration of cubist art to a discovery of the American game of baseball. Travel back in time! (Saturday)

    Walk through Chinatown to learn about Chinese holiday traditions with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), and then drop by the museum for arts and crafts. Wear your sneakers! (Saturday)

    “Kindie” rockers Ratboy Jr. will take over Symphony Space with their catchy tunes that evoke the spirit of ‘90’s alt-rock. Get ready to rock! (Saturday)

    STARTING SUNDAY

    In Pattern Palooza Family Day at the Jewish Museum, make your own “wearable art,” and then pose on the runway in your creation. Or scour the museum’s permanent collection for patterns. Be a fashionista! (Sunday)

    Participate in an afternoon of fast and funny team trivia for the whole family with the Big Quiz Thing at SubCulture. Time for trivia! (Sunday)

    The Japan Society is hosting its annual Oshogatsu celebration in honor of the New Year this Sunday. Expect activities like rice-pounding workshops, calligraphy sessions, kite making, and live taiko drumming. Happy New Year! (Sunday)

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