NYC Parents: Free stuff to do with your kids this weekend, Nov 16-17

Saturday, November 16
Super Sábado: We Heart Música
Get in on this music-centric fest at El Museo del Barrio, featuring live performances and dance workshops.

Greenlight Saturday Storytime
Mosey over to the indie bookstore for a reading of Whale Shines by author-illustrator Fiona Robinson.

"How the Meteorite Got to the Museum"
Bank Street Bookstore
610 West 112 St, corner of 112 street and Broadway
1pm FREE
Author and illustrator Jessie Hartland will be sharing her latest book during the Fractured Fables Puppet Show. 

Sunday, November 17

New York Transit Museum "Holiday Train Show"
Feel like a giant by wandering through the museum’s ode to locomotives at Grand Central.

Upcoming: Christmas
92nd Street Y's Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf invites you to a special preview screening of Black Nativity, preceded by an intimate discussion with Oscar®-winning actor Forest Whitaker including clips from his previous work.

Forest Whitaker, who plays a Harlem reverend in the movie, is one of today's most respected actors. He crosses artistic paths with the great Langston Hughes in Black Nativity, a new musical film adapted from Hughes' celebrated play. Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson round out the star-studded cast.

Black Nativity (in theaters November 27) follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family. View the trailer here.

Reel Pieces is 92Y's signature movie series, with more than 25 years of bringing audiences the best in film, moderated by Annette Insdorf, director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University. Recent guests include Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen, Robert Duvall, Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey and James Franco.

Tue, Nov 19, 7:15 pm 
92Y | Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NYC

Source: Time Out Kids; Bank Street Books

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