The igokids blog
Do you want to build a snowman? If you thought you left snowmaggedon back in 2014, think again. The snow season is upon us. We’ve been seeing snow nearly every week this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t go outside and enjoy those first, beautiful moments of snow, before it turns to slush and ice. This week is filled with songs, do-it-yourself toys, new spider powers, Big Bird, a park opening, a carnival, and lots more. Here is the week ahead.Read more
This weekend is all about family fun. The Museum of Arts and Design is having their Family Day where they promise countless opportunities to create and explore. In Brooklyn, the Inventgenuity Festival is happening, which is a hands-on celebration of technology, imagination and craft. If you love the winter and outdoors you can frolic in the snow in Central Park at the Winter Jam - the ultimate snow day with free winter sports for all! The Queens Museum is hosting their Spooktacular Ball for families. And the Japan Society is having a New Year's celebration as well. There's plenty more so grab the fam and head out for fun! Here are this weekend's picks.
How does a weekend of a moose, a twinkie pie and a jacket sound? No, it’s not a camping trip in the rain. It’s a weekend of book readings in NYC. This weekend, there will be kids author appearances at Book Court, Books of Wonder and Greenlight Bookstore. And if you plan your weekend out right, you can stop by each one.Read more
A giant show is happening at the little theater in Central Park! The marionette puppeteers at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre are presenting the classic fairy tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The show is a light-hearted and fun take on the story we all know and love.Read more
It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in New York City. We’ve enjoyed several great activities this past weekend, including the Black Comic Book Festival at Harlem’s Schomburg Center. This week we’re even more invested in celebrating the vibrant landscape of arts and culture in NYC. Get ready for a 40th Anniversary book reading, two sets of dancing lions, pixilated art, the healing powers of the rainforest and friendly butterflies in the sky (I may need to watch an old episode of “Reading Rainbow” after this). Here are our picks for the week ahead.Read more
This weekend is filled with lots of wonderful things to see and enjoy like the new CMOM Hello from Japan! opening weekend festival, The Wild Kratts Live at the NYU Skirball Center and Tim and the Space Cadets at Symphony Space. Of course, this weekend also commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, more than ever, it seems a time to celebrate his message of friendship and love. There are many events throughout NYC this weekend that honor this inspiring leader as he joined hands and hearts with people of all colors on his enduring march to freedom and equality for all. Here are this weekend's picks.Read more
For many families, ballet is reserved for holiday season Nutcracker performances. After a while, some of these shows get redundant, especially with some of the racial issues in more “traditional” performances. That’s why it’s refreshing to see ballet shows outside of Nutcracker season. I’ve always found that the middle school children and teens I work with prefer modern ballet as well as shows that present a myriad of symphonies and composers.
The New York City Ballet is kicking off its Winter 2015 season with three All Balanchine performances. The Balanchine dance method focuses on speed and athleticism in dance. These performances are filled with energy, which is ideal for younger audiences.
One of our favorite maker spaces in NYC is starting off 2015 with four great workshops for middle and high school students. The Staten Island Makerspace will host workshops covering the gamut of creativity, from dance and poetry to microcomputers and 3D modeling.
The first workshop is presented by the Other Side Intercultural Theater. This is a cross-culture dramatic exchange program that encourages girls to tell their stories through dance, poetry, theatrical performances and music.