TeatroSEA Presents César Chávez

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 898 St. Nicholas Ave at W 155th Street,

See a bilingual play celebrating the life and legacy of the Mexican-American labor activist César Chávez. Learn about his early life as well as his partnership with Dolores Huerta, activism with the National Farm Workers Association, the 1968 grape boycott, and his ongoing commitment to nonviolent civil rights work.

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $7/adults, $5/ages 2-17

I Wish

The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd St,

Tuneful tenor and West End wonder Jordan Laviniere plays all the parts in a one man show with tongue-in-cheek music and lyrics, serving both looks and lessons. Through a series of magical reveals, he bounces through a bouquet of colorful jumpsuits, jackets and gowns. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s that glittering like a disco…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 7
🎟 $28

Brooklyn Circus

Brooklyn Children's Museum 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn

The Muse Brooklyn’s ABCirque company returns to Brooklyn Children's Museum with a day of interactive performances and hands-on workshops around the Museum. The main performances are on the rooftop ensuring everyone will have a good view. Swing on silks, try juggling, test your balance, take a spin on a gigantic wheel, and more on this…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $15, free/babies under 1

Free Family Art Days: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please

University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street ar Rivington,

Join Spellbound Theatre for a free pop-up show called Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please in Mandarin and art activity around the theme, “A Subway Adventure!” Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please is a one-of-a-kind storytelling performance that follows a lost toy, Catbear, as they travel through the tunnels of New York City…

DanceAfrica Community Day

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

DanceAfrica 2024 gets started with its annual Restoration DanceAfrica Community Day Kickoff. This year’s program celebrates The Billie Holiday Theatre's Youth Arts Academy's 27th year participating in DanceAfrica, with performances by special guest artists, current Youth Arts Academy students and Pre-Professional Training Program members, and more.

Event Series Fancy Nancy The Musical

Fancy Nancy The Musical

Actor's Temple Theatre 339 W 47th Street,

Elegant, energetic book character Fancy Nancy comes to life in an hour-long musical from Vital Theatre Company. Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be…

Suggested Ages: 2 to 8
🎟 $49.50
Event Series Galli Theater Fairy Tales

Galli Theater: The Three Little Pigs

Galli Theater 72 Warren St,

See an updated version of a classic fairy tale in an intimate theater. Gordy, Perkey and Snoozy pigs have left the nest and must build houses of their own. One settles for a quick fix. The other, puts a little elbow grease into it. But only one takes the time to make a house that…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 11
🎟 $25/adults, $20/kids

Joyce Family Matinee: Parsons Dance

The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave at W 19th Street,

Enjoy family-friendly dance in an intimate theater built by dancers for dance. Parsons Dance returns for its annual New York season with an exceptional program of three world premieres alongside company classics. With his characteristic musicality and wit, David Parsons offers a new work set to music by the experimental band Son Lux. A commission by…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $45-$65, $17/ages 6-16

Eleanor Dubinsky

Perelman Performing Arts Center 251 Fulton Street,

Travel the world while discovering underground tributaries that connect us in our shared human experience at a joyful concert of jazz, Latin, French and original songs by charismatic USA-Argentine duo Eleanor Dubinsky and Dario Acosta Teich. As a bonus, Eleanor and Dario will write a brand new song with their PAC audience during the show.

Doktor Kaboom: Look Out! Science is Coming!

Kupferberg Center for the Arts 153-49 Reeves Ave, Flushing

Meet Doktor Kaboom, an over-the-top German physicist with a passion for science. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style. His improvisational skill promises no two shows will ever be the same, and his character-driven comedy…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $20

Molière in the Park: The Miser

Lakeside Prospect Park 171 East Drive, Brookyln

Step into a world of biting absurdity and timeless truths with a free full production of Molière’s most successful play, re-imagined for today's world. Harpagon, a newly widowed geezer, consumed by fear of losing his wealth, will do anything to save his fortune. When he announces that he has found love again and is ready…

New York City Ballet – Sensory Friendly Performance

Lincoln Center W 65th Street & Broadway,

This specially curated performance is designed to provide a friendly, inclusive environment where individuals with sensory processing challenges, including autism, can experience New York City Ballet. Slight modifications will include a relaxed entry/exit policy, adjustments to lighting and sound levels, designated break areas throughout the Theater, additional event staffing to assist with audience needs, and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $32-$72
Event Series Lincoln Center Kids

The Pa’akai We Bring

Lincoln Center W 65th Street & Broadway,

Learn about native Hawaiian traditions around the cultivation of pa‘akai (salt) with ancient stories, hula, live music, original songs, and plenty of audience participation including a tasty potluck of performance, joyously served up with aloha. Traditionally, pa’akai has many uses: as food, as medicine, as a sacrament, and as a treasured gift. The piece follows…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $20 suggested, pay-what-you-wish

Wonderland: Curious Nature Opening Weekend Garden Celebration

New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

Experience wild and whimsical Wonderland characters at NYBG during an all-out opening weekend celebration for summer exhibition Wonderland: Curious Nature. Award-winning theatre company We Players invites all to dine like royalty and join as a special guest for the Queen’s Tea. Race the White Rabbit, tongue-tie yourself with the Tweedles, or sit for a springtime…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $35, $31/students & seniors, $20/ages 2-12, free/under 2

AAPI Rhythm & Art Fest

Atlantic Terminal Mall 139 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage through performance and art. From 12-2 pm, discover the art of calligraphy with New York Chinese Cultural Center's expert instructors. Teaching artists demonstrate and explain the relationship between ancient Chinese pictographs and their modern-day ideographs. Learn to write simple characters. From 1-2 pm, enjoy an interactive theatrical…

Event Series PuppetWorks

Jack & the Beanstalk

Puppetworks 338 6th Ave, Brooklyn

Puppetworks marionettes' brings the classic tale to life with an original song score & a "live" Giant Advance reservations recommended. Strollers must be left on the porch outside (camera monitored). Also at 2:30 pm.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
🎟 $10-$11

Met Opera Spring Open House

Lincoln Center W 65th Street & Broadway,

Join an an immersive quest experience presented by The Metropolitan Opera and Mythik Camps prior to the May 19 performance of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Explore the extraordinary tale of Orpheus and Euridice by discovering clues, completing missions, and participating in mythology-inspired activity stations around the opera house led by members of the Met’s backstage and…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
🎟 $51-$370
Event Series Sister Act

Sister Act

Harlem School of the Arts 645 St. Nicholas Avenue At W 141st Street,

The Harlem School of the Arts presents its end-of-the-year musical, with students performing a hilarious musical about a siren songstress who becomes a woman of God under very odd circumstances.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $28.50, $12.50/students
Event Series STREB: Ringside

STREB: Ringside

Streb 51 N 1st St Broklyn, Brooklyn

See STREB Extreme Actions'unique blend of athleticism, skill, daring in a new dance show featuring its latest Action Machine, SURF—a thrilling apparatus designed to evoke the power and turbulence of maverick waves. The company is renowned for its death-defying stunts and high-energy, physically demanding performances that challenge traditional notions of dance and push the boundaries…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25-$50