Things to DO this Weekend March 10th and 11th

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Things to DO This Weekend- February 3 + 4Don’t let the snowfall hold you back- this weekend is bursting with life- spring peepers, kiddie gourmet events and loads of dinosaurs!
Saturday March 10th 10AM–12PM (NYC) Take the ferry over to Brookfield Place for their Saturday Morning Show  at their  Food Hall Hudson Eats for great toddler-tainment!
10 AM – Bilingual Birdies Spanish here’s an all-access pass to join the Bilingual Birdies Band on a cultural journey! When our Bilingual Teaching Musicians are not in the classroom you can find them gigging around town in our spectacular band. 11 AM – Paper Heart Puppets present “The Carrot Salesman” Join Mr. Bunny, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers. Will he ever sell enough to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson about being true to himself? FREE

Mar 10th  10:00AM-11:30 AM (Jersey City) Join the folks at Liberty State Park for a stroll along the beach to see what the tide has brought ashore. Please dress to be outdoors and wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy. You will need your own vehicle to get to the study site. Meet at the Park Office located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive, and then drive over to the site. For more information, please call 201-915-3400 x202 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov. FREE

Saturday March 10, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (NYC- 91 South Street) Bring your family together in the kitchen! Taught by the award-wining FamilyCook Productions. During these lively hands-on cooking classes, your family will learn nutrition fundamentals that are easy to understand, basic cooking skills and tools, and multicultural vegetarian recipes.Most important – you and your family will bond over a delicious, seasonal meal featuring locally grown ingredients from the Fulton Stall Market’s farmers and producers. Classes are taught in the Fulton Stall Market. Ticket availability is first-come, first served. Maximum class capacity is 25 participants. Please reserve 1 spot for each person (adults and children). You can sign up for all or some of the four class dates. FREE Reservations required

Saturday March 10th 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (NYC Borough of Manhattan Community College) Join the Hudson Vagabond Puppets for Mammoth Follies. The play explores the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.  This program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur.    Hudson Vagabond Puppets.Mammoth Follies Tickets $30 adults $10 kids

 Saturday and Sunday March 10th and 11th 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (Bronx, NY) Now in its 16th year, The Orchid Show will showcase thousands of dramatically displayed orchids in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the NY Botanical Garden featuring a series of installations crafted by Daniel Ost—each a living sculpture that celebrates the complex beauty of these stunning flowers.One of the world’s leading floral designers, Ost uses flowers as a means of expression. His artistic creations will be tailored to the unique environment of the landmark Victorian-style Conservatory, complementing the architecture of the building while creating a transformative, dazzling spectacle of color, form, and texture. Orchids of seemingly every conceivable shape and provenance from the Garden’s collections as well as from some of the finest growers in the world, including rare and iconic specimens, will be on display.

Saturday and Sunday March 10 + 11 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (Queens, NY  NY Hall of Science) Calling all inspiring chefs and future foodies- head to the NY Hall of Science for Bon Appetit!  This fun and interactive exhibition helps visitors explore their own personal eating habits, as well as the eating habits of other cultures. Visitors can discover topics such as physical activity versus food intake, the workings of the digestive system, creating a balanced diet, and the origin of foods that populate grocery store shelves. The exhibition covers five themes through a dozen games, and features life-sized (and oversized) interactive and energetic activities for both groups and individuals that promote physical activity, a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle. Museum admission is $16 adults; $13 children, students and senior citizens.


Saturday and Sunday March 10 + 11 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (Queens, NY  NY Hall of Science) While out in Queens check out the Opening of Rocket Park Mini Golf. Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. Open daily during regular NYSCI hours, weather permitting  $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, plus general museum admission. 

Saturday and Sunday March 10 + 11 various times (NYC) The “Bad Boys of Abridgement” are back at The New Victory Theater for William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged!) Uproarious and rapid-fire, the Reduced Shakespeare Company makes sharp, short comedy in their latest sendup, spinning the Bard’s 39 plays into a fast, funny and fictional 40th. So don your best ruff and be not afeared—haply these comics are wickedly weird. This Satirical mashup of Shakespeare’s works Includes bawdy jokes and silly scenarios. The fast-paced narrative may be challenging for kids under ten.  Tickets $16.

Saturday and Sunday March 10 + 11 various times (NYC Central Park) The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park presents Neverland: Peter Returns, an original marionette production based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the value of forgiveness and friendship. $8/children under 12, $12/all others

Saturday and Sunday March 10 + 11 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (Summit, NJ) Stop by the Reeves Reed Arboretum and discover Spring Peepers! Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience. Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center on Saturdays, any time between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, for an interactive exploration of nature. Each week discover a new plant, animal or environmental topic through experiments, stories, games, and crafts. Borrow an Arboretum backpack loaded with binoculars, field guides, a magnifying glass and everything else needed for outdoor Arboretum adventure! No pre-registration is necessary.
Saturday and Sunday March 10 + 11 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (NYC) Head to the American Museum of Natural History and doscover 19th-century naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates—the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of—who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth! The film is a compelling detective story of peril, perseverance, and, ultimately, success, drawing audiences into his fascinating study of animal mimicry, the phenomenon in which one animal adopts the look of another. Amazon Adventure will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org.
Sunday, March 11th 12:00 PM & 2:30 PM (Fairlawn, NJ) Participate in Bowl For Kids’ Sake. The charity helps match children on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ waiting list with qualified, trained mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern NJ served 1,214 children last year, and your support helps us serve even more. By forming a team and raising funds, bowlers help bring a child’s wish for a Big Brother or Big Sister closer to reality. The day of the event, celebrate your successful support of local kids with friends and family by bowling 2 games (they’ll even throw in the shoes), and enjoying pizza and soda.
Sunday March 11th 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Take your young dinosaur lovers over to BergenPAC for Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live  for a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, the show’s puppets are so realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! You won’t want to miss a minute of this fun and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.
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