5 Free Events to do with Kids this Weekend!

1. Brooklyn Navy Yard Visitors Center – Opening Weekend

When: Repeats every day until Sun Nov 13 2011 .

Fri, 2011-11-11 12:00pm  6:00pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205

(718) 907-5900 

Free tours, family fun and prizes to celebrate the grand opening.

Free shuttle service for opening weekend: From 12-6PM, the blue Brooklyn Navy Yard shuttle bus will make continuous loops between BLDG 92 and downtown Brooklyn (intersection: Jay Street and Willoughby Street), accessible from the Jay St./Metrotech station (A,C,F,N,R) and a quick walk from Borough Hall Stations (2,3,4,5).


2. StageCoach Theatre Arts Open House

Sat, 2011-11-12 2pm:00  5:30pm

Dominican Academy 44 East 68th St, New York NY 10065

East Side will host an unprecedented Open House – instead of just observing, come and participate! Interested students can take classes from our expert teachers and find out exactly what we do every week. Come exercise your imagination in our drama class, belt out some favorite tunes in singing, and boogie your heart out in dance. Students ages 4-5 have class from 2-3:30, and our 7-16 year olds are invited from 2:30-5:30. Special perks are available to students who register for our January term on the day. Advanced registration is required for the Open House, so call 347-678-8989 to reserve your place.

3. Eat, Sleep, Play Festival

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 13 2011 .

Fri, 2011-11-11 10:00  4:30 pm

Children’s Museum of Manhattan 212 West 83rd Street, New York NY


Visit the brand new exhibit that teaches kids about healthy lifestyles at its grand opening festival.

Check out the entire 3 day schedule, here.

4. NY Historical Society Re-Grand Opening

When: Fri, 2011-11-11 11:00 – 6:00pm

The New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, New York NY

(212) 485-9205

Celebrate the New-York Historical Society’s grand reopening and meet some of our nation’s founders, including George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, and the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as members of various Continental units, including the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, one of the first African-American units.


5. Lolli-Pops: The Orchestra – A Happy Family

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 13 2011 .

Sat, 2011-11-12 10:00  11:00 am

The Kaye Playhouse East 68th St. between Park and Lexington Avenues, New York NY

$15 – $40



Audiences are treated to a guided tour of the orchestra by the beloved Lolli-Pops™ characters while listening to music led by guest conductor Jeffrey Grogan including Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy and Debussy’s Cakewalk.

Second Performance on 11/12 at 11:30 a.m.

Performances on 11/13 at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m


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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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