Sneaking Around in New York City

This is the first of what I hope will be a series every Friday.  If you live in New York City and you have kids–you HAVE to read this.  If you don’t live in New York City–send this to an online friend who does.   

American Museum of Natural History

This is the must see destination this summer.   Why?   Starting May 26th, the frogs are back!  What am I talking about?  The Chorus of Colors of course!  This is an awesome, awesome exhibit.  Over 200 live frogs in the Museum of Natural History.  I almost guarantee–you’ve never seen anything like it.  But while you’re at the AMNH, go check out Mythic Creatures:  Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids.  I haven’t personally been, but I’m sure that once my kids find out there’s a whole museum wing designated for their favorite fairy tale lore–they’ll be dying to go.  (Hey, what a great opportunity to ‘sneak’ in some mythology!)

The Cloisters Family Festival

I am seriously convinced that the Cloisters is one of the great hidden gems of New York city.  If you haven’t visited, you need to, and this weekend is a great time to go because they’re having their annual family festival.  (For all of you homeschoolers, this is a great tie in to the Middle Ages.)

American Ballet Theatre

The ABT is hosting three very family friendly ballets between now and July 7.   Check out:  Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Swan Lake or The Dream (based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream). 

Do you have a great event in New York City (or nearby) that kids will be dying to go to or that has some redeeming educational value?  Let me know! 

Sneaking lots of field trips into our homeschooling schedule this month,

The Sneaky Mama



  1. […] with participants.  It is seriously one of the best kept secrets among summer programs for kids in New York City.  What am I talking about?  The Children’s Gardening Program at the New York Botanical […]

  2. Hey there Your Sneakiness,
    we would LOVE to come and sneak around the child centric spots of New York with you and the kids. The movies have made New York a coveted place in our home: the toy store and park in Home Alone and the book store in You’ve Got Mail.
    Sister-in-Law has just returned to live in Tennessee so a visit is on the cards. I’ll let you know if we manage to sneak over and happen to catch connecting flights from NY.
    Megan from Down Under.

  3. thesneakymama said

    Hey–we’d love to meet you guys! Let me know when you’re here. You should try to come for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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