See a performance of “Shadow Play” at the University Settlement, a multi-media production for 2 to 5 year olds. Developed through workshops with shadow-experts (preschoolers), the play explores the question of what happens to your shadow when you go to sleep. Produced by Trusty Sidekick Theater, Saturdays at 10:30 and 12:30 through March 31. $5 for kids, $10 for adults, 184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington).
For more family friendly events on the LES, visit our kids page.
Mario the Magician performs at Space on White this Sunday.
Take your budding magician to see Mario the Magician for a show and magic lesson. From 3 to 4pm this Sunday, at the Space on White, 81 White Street (between Broadway and Lafayette). $10 for children, $20 for adults. Recommended for ages 3 to 11.
For more information about family friendly events, please visit our kids page.
Take the kids to the Hamilton Fish pool this weekend.
This will be another hot and steamy July weekend. Pack up the kids and head to the pool at the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (127 Pitt St., East Houston & Stanton). Built in 1936 and renovated in 1992, the Olympic team practiced in the pool for the 1952 games in Helsinki, Finland. There are two outdoor pools: an Olympic sized pool and a large wading pool for the kids. Pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Free, kid-focused exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian
This weekend get out of the heat for a few hours and take the kids to The National Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green, between State and Whitehall streets). “Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian” includes a range of art by natives of North, Central and South America and is part of a permanent exhibition including approximately 700 pieces spanning thousands of years. Children will see headdresses, 2,000-year-old duck decoys created by peoples in the Great Basin, elaborate masks from the Northwest Coast, and Olmec and Mayan carvings.
The exhibition is free and the museum is open 10-5 daily.
Kids can design their own pysanky (Easter eggs) at the Ukrainian Museum this weekend. In this hands-on workshop, dyes, beeswax and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. The museum encourages you to “fill your Easter basket with beautiful pysanky, rather than just plain colored eggs!”
Adults – $15; students over 16 & seniors – $10; children ages 12–16 – $5. April 16, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., April 17, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. The museum is at 222 E.6th, between Second and Third Aves.
Kid's Concert and Japan Fundraiser at the Living Room this Sunday
This Sunday take the kids to a fundraiser concert for Japan at The Living Room (154 Ludlow). Performances by Outer Child Kids’ Choir, Outer Child Kids’ Band, Bill Sims, Richard Barone, Sasha Dobson, Chiara Civello, Doug Wamble and more. Concert is from 3pm-5pm, $10 suggested donation.