NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Time Out New York Kids has some great ideas for your family this weekend. Time Out New York’s Mary Squillace joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu live in studio with the details.
1. Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Where: Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
Tickets: $25, seniors $22.50, children 4-12 $19.50, children under 4 free
Description: Fans of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series can step into the magical world-train ride on the Hogwarts Express not required. In addition to captivating displays inspired by the film sets-the Forbidden Forest, Herbology Greenhouse, Hogwarts’ portrait gallery and more-kids will also see more than 200 models, costumes and props from the movies. All Ages.
2. Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
Where: JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St)
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.
Tickets: $14, at the door $16, children under 1 free
Description: The local music teacher and performer rocks out with animal-themed tunes from her brand-new album, What a Zoo!, including a Phish cover (“Possum”) and originals like “Happy as a Clam.” In a daredevil move, Leeds will strap herself into a theatrical harness and fly above the crowd to belt out “My Butterfly.” Plus, the first ten families to arrive will be awarded copies of the new disc. All ages.
3. Potato Needs a Bath
Where: New Victory Theater
When: Saturday: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm. Sunday: 10:30am, 12:30pm
Description: Scottish puppeteer Shona Reppe provides a half hour of whimsical theater where the characters are dinner ingredients. Before the titular spud can head to a pantry party with his friends Eggplant, Plum and a pair of Pears, the dirty tater has to rinse off in the tub. Ages 2 to 5.