FAMILY FUN: May 1-15

May. 01, 2013


Cornhusk Dolls
An expert talks about the cornhusk doll, a popular Plains Indian toy, and  its significance. Kids then learn how to make one. Thu, 5/9, 2 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green,

Mother’s Day Cards
Kids look at various photographs and renderings of skyscrapers to get inspiration to make an architecturally-themed card for Mother’s Day. Sat, 5/11, 10:30 am. $5. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl.,



Washington Market School Block Party

Games and crafts, face-painting, balloon-making, spin art and beaded necklace-making. Live music will be performed by the Mariachi Citialli Band and Oran Etkin, plus magic by  Amazing Max and the Tone Academy. For families with children ages 2–6. Sat, 5/4, 11 am–3 pm. Suggested donation of $5 per person. Duane St. between West Broadway and Church St.,

The Happening: A Family Fundraiser

Live musical performances, life-size collaborative art projects, snacks, face-painting, temporary tattoos and more for kids, plus a silent auction and raffle for adults. Sat, 5/4, 1–4 pm. Email for ticket information. Church Street School for Music and Art, 74 Warren St.,

Go Fish! Festival

Kids can spend an afternoon catching and releasing fish from the Hudson and learning about the fish and other wildlife in the Hudson River ecosystem. There will also be related art projects and a live musical performance by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. Bait and fishing rods provided. Sat, 5/11, 10 am–2 pm. Free. Wagner Park, near Battery Pl.,



Oran Etkin’s Timablooloo!
Etkin’s jazz for kids follows Clara the Clarinet, Big Mama Tuba, and all their musical friends on a journey to Harlem, Cuba, France, New Orleans and beyond. For ages 3–10. Sat, 5/11, 1:30 pm. $25. Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St.,

Suzi Shelton
Kids’ rocker showcases tunes from her latest album, “Tomboy in a Princess Dress,” along with her eight-year-old daughter who is a backup singer and horn player. Shelton will also be filming a music video for her song “Firetruck” during the show, and kid concertgoers are invited to be in it. Sun, 5/5, 11 am. $15; free for kids under 2. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St.,



Children’s Storytime

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

TGIF Storytime

Stories about various traditions, holidays and families, geared to children from Jewish and interfaith families. Snacks will be served. For ages 3–7. Fri, 5/3, 5/17 & 5/31, 3:45 pm. Free. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.,



Conversations with Anne: The Sounds of War

By May, 1943, Anne Frank, her family and four others had been hiding in the secret annex for nearly a year. In this one-woman show, Anne discusses how the sounds of war keep them awake at night and how she maintains hope. After the performance, the actress, still in character, answers questions from the audience. Sat, 5/4, 1 pm. $8; $5 students, seniors; free under 9. Anne Frank Center, 44 Park Pl.,