FAMILY FUN: April 1-15

Apr. 01, 2013



Hear the story “The Goat in the Rug” about how Native Americans use goat wool to make household items. Kids then make a finger-woven bookmark to take home. Sat, 4/13, 1 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green,



The Velveteen Rabbit

A plush rabbit given to a young boy yearns for the day the boy will choose him as his special playmate and love him so he can become real. This adaptation of the classic children’s tale, by Margery Williams, is brought to the stage by Enchantment Theatre Company with music, life-sized puppets and masks. For grades K­–3. Sat., April 13, 1:30 p.m. $25. Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St.,



Rolie Polie Guacamole 

A “Kindie” rock band from Brooklyn that performs high-energy interactive shows. The group incorporates funk, rock and folk music in their original songs about natural living, healthy eating and staying active. Sun, 4/7, 11 am. $15; free under 2. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St.,

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Guitarist Joanie and her band perform original kids’ music and rock ’n’ roll. Sun, 4/14, 11 am. $15; free under 2. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St.,



Cathedral of Commerce

Kids learn why the Woolworth Building was described as “the Cathedral of Commerce” and more about the iconic skyscraper, then compare and contrast the style, ornament and structural methods of Gothic architecture of other New York City buildings with the Woolworth. Ages 7–14. Reservations required. Sat, 4/6, 10:30 am. $5. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., 

Qing Ming Family Festival

Qing Ming is a time to honor family and celebrate the arrival of spring. There will be storytelling, kite-making and writing or drawing about a family member who has played a special role in the child’s life. Reservations required. Sat, 4/6, 12 noon–4 pm. $10; $6 2 and up. Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St.,


Interactive stories, participatory songs, finger-puppet plays and more for young children with their caregivers. For ages up to 18 months: Tuesdays, 11:30 am. Ages 18–36 months: Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Free. Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave.,

Children's Storytime

Children of all ages will read and hear stories, from classic tales to more contemporary publications. Saturdays, 11 am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St.,

Blown Away by Poetry

Puppets lead a theater-based workshop on reading and writing poetry with a story about how Wendy Windstorm’s sneezes blew away Grumpy Harry’s poems. Kids help Harry rewrite his poems that got lost in the breeze. Sat, 4/6, 11 am. Free. Poets House, 10 River Terrace,

Conversations with Anne: Growing Up in Hiding

A one-woman show in which Anne Frank’s life in hiding is dramatized, using words taken directly from her diary. She explores the circumstances that forced her family to hide and the frustrations of growing up so isolated. The performance is followed by a Q&A in which the actress stays in character as Anne. Sat, 4/6, 1 pm. $8; $5 students, seniors; free under 9. Anne Frank Center, 44 Park Pl.,