Time Out: From Children’s Music To Children’s Books

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – On a frigid day, there are some great indoor events good for the whole family.

Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions. Web editor Raven Snook spoke with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu about the details.

1. Lunar New Year Arts Festival

When: Sunday, Jan. 23 noon – 5 p.m.

Where: Childrens Museum of the Arts in Soho

Tickets: Free with museum admission

Description: The Year of the Rabbit has arrived, meaning it’s time for young party animals to revel in a celebration of Chinese art, music and dance. Children participate in workshops throughout the day, including one in which they’ll make dragon sculptures out of paper. Ages 5 and up.

2. David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

When: Sunday, Jan. 23 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.

Where: The Jewish Museum

Upper East Side

Tickets: $16, children $11

Description: New Yorker David Weinstone, who founded the wildly popular Music for Aardvarks kids’ classes, performs catchy songs about the lives of urban tots, including “Taxi” and the hilarious “Belly Button Song.” Also listen up for a few ditties that honor trees in celebration of the Jewish holiday Tu B’Shvat. Ages 2 to 5.

3. If You Give A Cat A Cupcake

When: Saturday, Jan. 22 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

Where: Symphony Space

2537 Broadway (at 95th St) Upper West Side

212-864-5400

Website: <http://www.symphonyspace.org/&gt;

Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 96th St

Tickets: $15-$27

Description: This production of Laura Numeroff’s popular children’s book comes courtesy of the Omaha Theater Company, the third largest children’s theater in the country. The tuner showcases a mischievous feline’s adventures and original music. Ages 2 to 8.

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