Dia's Top 10 NYC Event Picks of the Week (1/28 - 2/3)


By #myhood January 26, 2022

Check out the full calendar here! These are my Top 10 picks for events and activities happening in and around the Upper East Side this week. Don't miss out on all the fun, and please be sure to let them know you saw it in Macaroni Kid NYC Upper East Side! Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm events before attending. 

TOP 10 for the Week

Friday, January 28th 

1. Blue Man Group- The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy, and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there’s a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art, and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.

Saturday, January 29th

2. Virtual: Thunderbird American Dancers with Symphony Space  - Explore the culture and traditions of Indigenous Americans in this fascinating performance of dances, songs, and stories by Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Free Livestream. 

3. "Shape Shifters" at the National Museum of Mathematics - Shapes are all around us and form the basic building blocks of modern life. Using wooden squares, rectangles, rhombi, trapezoids, and hexagons, discover how shapes are different from each other and how mathematicians identify and name them. Through games and interactive activities, explore geometrical symmetries and how to construct polygons with many sides, including the tetracontakaihexagon!  For students in grades PreK through 2 and their families/caregivers. $10

4. The Streets of New York at the Irish Repertory Theatre - The story begins during The Panic of 1837 when banks were failing all over New York and corrupt banker Gideon Bloodgood is about to empty his bank and abscond. A dastardly deed occurs – witnessed by a lone clerk – and his bank is saved. Fast-forward 20 years to The Panic of 1857 and the chickens come home to roost. The Streets of New York is indeed a tale of two cities where power and wealth live alongside poverty and hunger. Sound familiar? Boucicault’s 19th Century world fits right into our 21st with its darkness and restrictions. But our story, with its heartfelt music and songs, fills our stage with hope and the victory of the power of good. One day soon, we will surely be headed in that light-filled direction. For Teens and Adults.

Sunday, January 30th

5. @ The New York Boat Show- Kids’ Build-a-Boat! Let your little ones get creative! Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a-kind nautical masterpiece to take home as a show souvenir. Adult: $18.00 Online | Children ages 12 and under Free with paid adult.

6. Rescue Rue at dr2 Theatre: When a little dog named Rue wishes for a "Happily Ever After" from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound before finding her "Furever" home and realizing life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings! Based on a true adoption story, this family-friendly pop musical is told by a colorful cast of puppets and people. All ages welcome, though everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. Reduced price “Lap Seat Tickets” are available in person at the Box Office for children 0-12 months who will be sitting on their parent/guardian’s lap. 

Monday, January 31st

7. Virtual: Kids Book Club- Wishtree with the NYPL: Join the Yorkville's children's staff as we discuss "Wishtree" by Katherine Applegate. "An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk." Ages 5-12 with an adult.

8. Virtual: Family Storytime with NYPL: Join us for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. FREE.

Tuesday, February 1st

9. Demo Ballet Class at the Tutu School -Twirl with us on Feb. 1st! Try a free demo ballet class! Limited space available. Ages 1.5 yrs to 8 yrs.

Thursday, February 3rd

10. Little Movers: Toddler Time at SNFL Children's Center - Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. For new walkers and toddlers.