Susan Avery

  1. Tappers’ DelightFind your inner Gene Kelly in the park.
  2. This Thing of OursA participatory show you can’t refuse.
  3. The Top Five: Summer ReadingPeanut By Linas Alsenas. Scholastic; $16.99 A dour senior citizen finds companionship via a baby elephant that she believes is a puppy. Despi […]
  4. BootyliciousPlaying pirate at the Seaport.
  5. Bard CollegeAnnotated Shakespeare for tots.
  6. Drama QueenNYU producer keeps her standards high.
  7. Spring AwakeningAt the Children’s Music Festival, established musicians back up the prodigies.
  8. The Apollo ProgramOlympic-size show at kids’ museum.
  9. ‘Jurassic Park’ on Central ParkNew film sets dino facts straight.
  10. Quite a Bit CountryBluegrass on 57th Street.
  11. Speaking VolumesJunior lit events open a new chapter.
  12. Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?Staten Island Zoo scales new heights.
  13. Macbeth, With Strings AttachedMarionette Shakespeare at the New Vic.
  14. How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?Turn on the TV.
  15. Birthday GreetingToys ’R’ Us shows up to the party.
  16. CSI: Central Park WestDo-it-yourself DNA sampling.
  17. The Next MovementLittle Orchestra Society keeps up.
  18. Sing and PlayBackup band for the pre-K set.
  19. Making It MoveHow to give action figures real action.
  20. Getting a BounceHarlem Globetrotters, back on the rise.
  21. On the Rise Architecture center builds an audience.
  22. Out of the AshesEighth-grade novelist takes flight.
  23. My Little Grocery StoreCan an Upper East Side children’s food store cater to time-starved parents and juvenile taste buds?
  24. Bubble RapSoap star plays New York.
  25. Jurassic LarkA real-life Night at the Museum.
  26. Play GroundsDining with baby gets easier.
  27. The Top Five: Holiday ReadingThe 12 Days of Christmas: A Pop-Up Celebration, by Robert Sabuda. Simon & Schuster; $26.95. Who can remember all the lyrics to “The Twelve Days […]
  28. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here‘Annie’ star thinks about tomorrow, and sleep.
  29. Little House in the Big CityHigh-end real estate for tots.
  30. An Amazing RaceHead to Grand Central, pilgrim.
  31. Second StepsWhat’s next after that first ‘Nutcracker’?
  32. The Lovely, Dark, and DeepChocolate Show welcomes kids; parents brace for sugar shock.
  33. Lost: The OperaA not-so-grim fairy tale.
  34. Broadway 101Hey, kids, let’s put on a show.
  35. Mi Teatro Es Su TeatroLatin theater branches out.
  36. The Top Five: Crafts ClassesAt this unusual program, retirees and grade-schoolers get the chance to sit side by side and chat about the museum’s exhibits. Working artisans […]
  37. Scoundrel No MoreJohn Lithgow loses his dirty rotten side.
  38. Three Cheers for the Red, Pink, and BlueThe Doodlebops go on the record.
  39. Native New YorkersThe National Museum of the American Indian stays put—and grows into its building.
  40. Teaching MomentA book that tells a very bad story, gently.
  41. Charging the BatteryFolksingers take it downtown.
  42. Bridging the GapPreschool, post-camp activities.
  43. Taming a Raucous CircusSpiegeltent goes multigenerational.
  44. Bugging Out in QueensNYHS goes CSI.
  45. CheckmatesKids meet seniors for chess and chat.
  46. Onstage, UnderageExcellent kids’ theater comes cheap.
  47. Go FishHave a Huck Finn moment in Brooklyn.
  48. The Top Five: Summer-Reading SelectionsPirates, by John Matthews; Atheneum Books; $19.95; ages 6 to 12. Suddenly, pirates are everywhere: movies, TV, candy, and especially children […]
  49. Outside VoicesThe Drawing Center takes it alfresco.
  50. Bringing the Mountain to ManhattanAn Everest-simulation sleepover.
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