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This year, BAMkids unveils a full year of films, music, workshops, puppet performances, and theater for young people ages 1 to 13. Explore what’s in store this season.

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Upcoming Events
Film Series
BAMkids Movie Matinees
Sep 7, 2013—Jun 8, 2014
 
BAMkids Movie Matinees
Sep 7, 2013—Jun 8, 2014
 

This Sunday afternoon series offers families the perfect introduction to classic children’s films on the big screen, curated by BAMcinématek.

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Kids
Bedtime
May 2—May 4, 2014
 
Bedtime
May 2—May 4, 2014
Ages 1—4
 

Two rambunctious friends wordlessly discover infinite ways to keep themselves (and their audience) awake, engaged, and utterly delighted in this early childhood production from Spain.

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BAM’s Ticket Assistance Program (TAP) provides free tickets to families who are enrolled in the USDA’s program for free or reduced price school meals.

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BAMkids named Best New Family Programming by Time Out Kids New York

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PAST EVENTS
Film
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
 

Tim Burton’s eye-popping film debut follows a man-child’s cross-country journey.

Sat, Sep 7, 2013
Family Matinee
 
 
Film
Charlotte's Web (1973)
 

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this rollicking animated musical.

Sat, Sep 21, 2013
Age 5—12
 
 
Film
Charlotte's Web (2006)
 

Live action meets animation in this all-star adaptation of E.B. White’s classic story.

Sat, Sep 21, 2013
Age 5—12
 
 
Music
Shine and the Moonbeams
 

Enjoy smooth grooves from New York’s favorite family soul band.

Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Ages 2—7
 
 
Film
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
 

The beloved claymation duo takes on a mythic bunny in this Academy Award-winning feature.

Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Ages 7+
 
 
Theater
Shadow Puppet Workshop
 

Artist Laurie O’Brien leads this workshop in shadow puppet making, history, and performance.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Ages 7—13
 
 
Film
Tales of the Riverbank
 

This charming puppet adventure features the voices of Steve Coogan and Jim Broadbent.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Ages 3+
 
 
Film
The Great Muppet Caper
 

Kermit the Frog and his friends get drawn into a crazy caper in this musical comedy.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Ages 3+
 
 
Film
Live Action Puppet Shorts
 

Witness a wide range of puppetry styles in this innovative selection of short films.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Ages 11+
 
 
Theater
Chinese Theatre Works: Tiger Tales
 

This modern take on a 2,000-year-old performance tradition uses intricate shadow figures.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Ages 5+
 
 
Film
The Secret Garden
 

Unlock a garden of wonders with this gorgeous adaptation of the classic children’s book.

Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Ages 8+
 
 
Film
The Red Balloon + White Mane
 

Two of the world’s most famous and honored children films.

Sat, Nov 30, 2013
Ages 7+
 
 
Music
WeBop® Family Jazz Party produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center
 

With a swinging beat, this highly interactive concert is a kick for kids and parents alike.

Sat, Nov 23, 2013
Ages 2—7
 
 
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Film
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
 

One of the most intimate and imaginative depictions of childhood in Hollywood cinema.

Sat, Dec 7, 2013
Ages 7+
 
 
Film
A Christmas Story
 

This “delightfully entertaining” (Time Out) comedy is a perennial holiday favorite.

Sat, Dec 21, 2013
Ages 8+
 
 
Music
Radio Jungle: The Pop Ups
 

This acclaimed duo of Brooklyn“kindie” rockers returns with Grammy-nominated new music.

Sat, Jan 11, 2014
Ages 2—7
 
 
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Kids
Sleeping Beauty Dreams
 

An adaptation of the fairy tale from Mexican puppet company Marionetas de la Esquina.

Feb 1—Feb 8, 2014
Ages 5—8
 
 
Kids
WeBop®: Stompers
 

Kids ages 2—3 learn improvisation, call-and-response, and more through jazz rhythms.

Feb 2—Mar 23, 2014
Ages 2—3
 
 
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Kids
WeBop®: Gumbo Group
 

Kids ages 3—5 work together to learn ensemble dynamics and music reading fundamentals.

Feb 2—Mar 23, 2014
Ages 3—5
 
 
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Programs
BAMkids Film Festival 2014
 

The 16th annual festival celebrates the best in international children’s cinema.

Feb 22—Feb 23, 2014
 
 
Kids
Paige in Full: A B-Girl’s Visual Mixtape
 

A coming-of-age story to a hip-hop beat, performed by creator Paige Hernandez.

Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Ages 12+
 
 
Kids
Charlie's Kid
 

An award-winning theater work from Sweden based on Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent film The Kid.

Mar 23—Mar 30, 2014
Ages 7—11
 
 
Kids
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
 

A musical tale of an artist and his loyal cat in ancient Japan, adapted from the award-winning book.

Apr 12—Apr 13, 2014
Ages 7—10