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Movin’, Groovin’, and Stayin’ Warm this Winter and Spring: Culture the Whole Family Will Love

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Elizabeth C
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Movin’, Groovin’, and Stayin’ Warm this Winter and Spring: Culture the Whole Family Will Love
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While late night gallery showings and black-tie museum fundraisers may dominate the headlines, New York City is bursting with cultural experiences for its littlest residents. Here are our top recommendations for plays, concerts, and other adventures for your family to explore this season.
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Head to the Brooklyn's Central Library on February 11 for Stomp, Clap and Sing with Sweetbeatz and on March 1 for Jazz for Kids. Several other events are on tap for families this spring so be sure to check out the full schedule.
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Movin’, Groovin’, and Stayin’ Warm this Winter and Spring: Culture the Whole Family Will Love
Kids as young as four months are invited to This [Baby] Life at the New Victory Theater this February. With age-appropriate choreography, kids are active participants in the show, mirroring what they see going on around them.
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Movin’, Groovin’, and Stayin’ Warm this Winter and Spring: Culture the Whole Family Will Love
More than 70 kid-friendly films will be on display later this month at the BAMKids Film Festival 2014. With movies geared towards kids as young as two, the weekend offers something for everyone. Also at BAM in late March, Charlie’s Kid brings a unique theater experience all the way from Sweden in a show that features miming, music, and film to bring a 1921 Charlie Chaplin film to life.
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Carnegie Kids has full calendar this spring with guests like Elena Moon Park at the Bronx Library Center to Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Be sure to check out their full roster of events throughout the boroughs.
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The Paper Bag Players–and a dancing dinosaur, singing pizza delivery man, and much more–are performing at the Jewish Museum on March 2. Later in the spring, check out the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, the Pop Ups and Elizabeth Mitchell and You are My Flower.
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The 92nd Street Y’s Baby Got Bach series for 3 to 6-year-olds gives kids the opportunity to play with instruments and make their own. Join in the fun on March 8 for Meet the Wind Instruments and watch your little maestros get up close with big kid instruments. For kids ages 6 and up, the Y hosts the Family Music Series, featuring a concert by the Cypress String Quartet on March 30 and Steven Isserlis on cello on April 27.
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Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony–otherwise known as the stars of Rock-a-Baby–will be performing at City Treehouse this March, bringing their puppets, shakers, and dance moves to downtown kids.
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Movin’, Groovin’, and Stayin’ Warm this Winter and Spring: Culture the Whole Family Will Love
On March 9 the Poppy Seed Players put on A Poppy Seed Purim with songs, spunky characters, and ample audience participation at the Kaufman Center near Lincoln Center. As Passover approaches, Shlemiel Crooks, based on a popular children’s book, takes the stage in the same venue.

Head to Avery Fisher Hall for the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concert: Johannes Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 this April. A staple of the city's family music scene for more than 100 years, the series aims to awaken children's musical curiosity through beautifully executed musical productions.
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Kids perform for kids at the Tada Theater. This April and May, check out Samantha Spade, Ace Detective: The Case of the Maltball Falcon.
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Take your aspiring ballerinas to the American Ballet Theater’s ABTKids this May for a one hour performance geared towards children ages 4-12. A pre-performance warm-up takes kids through a ballet warm-up and introduction to choreography, giving them an inside glimpse into life on the stage.
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The Little Orchestra Society has been bringing classical music to life for young audiences for 66 years. Their spring season includes Peter and the Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, and a host of family-friendly concerts at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
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Movin’, Groovin’, and Stayin’ Warm this Winter and Spring: Culture the Whole Family Will Love
In iLuminate, music, art, and technology come together in a truly unique Broadway show. Discovered on America’s Got Talent, this show has to be seen to be understood but is sure to be a hit with older children. Also on the big stage, check out the Gazillion Bubbles Show, the “most unbubblievable family show in NYC”. Lasers, lights, and extraordinary bubbles will captivate audiences of any age.
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