7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

PASSPORT TO THE WORLD at the Bronx Zoo (weekends through Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). New York City’s human population hails from all over the globe, and at the Bronx Zoo, its wild occupants do, too. Presented with El Museo del Barrio, Passport to the World invites young visitors to go to locations throughout the zoo to enjoy performances, stories and crafts that highlight the regions the animals represent: African dance at Somba Village, Chinese puppetry at Asia Plaza, and the buffalo dance and Native American tales at Grizzly Corner. Each weekend also focuses on a particular nation, and this Saturday and Sunday, it’s Peru. At Astor Court, children can hear the Andean folk tale about the fox and the mole and their lunar adventure; make a foil model of Inti, the Inca sun god; and learn Peruvian dance steps from the arts organization Abya Yala Arte y Cultura, which will end each day with a performance.
718-220-5100, bronxzoo.com

‘RED RIDING HOOD: THE MUSICAL’ at the 92nd Street Y (Aug. 4-5, 2 p.m.). The wolf in this new adaptation likes dessert: What he really wants is the scrumptious cake that the heroine plans to present to her grandmother. Not that he’d mind devouring another sweet morsel, like the girl who’s transporting it. With a score by Brian Feinstein and a book and lyrics by Polly Hilton — who also portrays Little Red — this show offers an interactive romp through the forest, performed by 10 dancers. Intended for children ages 3 through 11, the production runs only 35 minutes, meaning that young theatergoers shouldn’t lose their own appetites for the story.
212-415-5500, 92y.org

SOLAR NIGHT WALK at the Oval on Governors Island (Aug. 3, 7:15 p.m.). Yes, this really is an evening event illuminated by the sun — in this case, through solar-powered lights. Presented by Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, the Little Sun solar energy project and the immersive-theater artist Nate Koch, the free program enlists young people and their families to become a living, moving work of art as they undertake a guided exploration of the island landscape at sunset. Meeting at 7:15 p.m. for refreshments and check-in (online registration is required), the group will be given Little Sun lamps, invented by the artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineer Frederik Ottesen. The 90-minute walk, which starts at 8, will incorporate poetry reading, live acoustic music by Usdan campers and improvised choreography with the lamps in a collective tribute to sustainability.
littlesun.com/solarnightwalk

STUDIO SUNDAY at the Museum of Arts and Design (Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Weaving — art, stories and connections — is at the heart of this month’s workshop, which will occupy the museum’s entire sixth floor in a celebration of the summer residency of Cynthia Alberto, a Filipina fiber artist who favors unconventional materials. Ms. Alberto and members of Weaving Hand, the Brooklyn arts organization she founded, will teach basic weaving techniques to children 5 and older, who can use ribbon, wool, torn fabric and other recycled textiles to create individual works or contribute to a group collaboration on a huge circular loom. At 10:30 a.m., MADreads, the literary component of the Studio Sunday series, will present an interactive reading of Mac Barnett’s “Extra Yarn,” a picture book, illustrated by Jon Klassen, in which a little box of wool leads to a lot of enchantment.
212-299-7777, madmuseum.org

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