Sneezy and sniffly were barely out the door when feverish and achy showed up to play. If a run on sick days has depleted your toddler’s DVD collection, draw his attention elsewhere.
Scribbling babes and art aficionados alike will love Between the Lines: a Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 2, the latest from RxArt, a nonprofit dedicated to brightening the spirits — and physical spaces — of hospital patients in NYC and around the country.
It’s a fantastic collection of 54 original line drawings by contemporary artists like Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Cynthia Rowley, and Alison Saar. Kids make the art their own by adding colorful flourishes and stickers designed by Nate Lowman and Mickalene Thomas.
Need something to feel good about? All proceeds support RxArt projects.
Just what the doctor ordered.
Available at Gagosian Shop, 988 Madison Avenue, at 77th Street (212-744-9200); online at rxart.net.
CarnegieKids Sound Playground
What: This interactive program for pre-K and kindergarten kids includes the inventive songs and sounds of musical duo Polygraph Lounge.
Why: Make some noise.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 & 11:30 a.m.
Where: Carnegie Hall, Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., Zankel Hall. Tickets at 212-247-7800 or online at carnegiehall.org.
National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
What: A lively mix of storytelling, music, and dance from the Caribbean, Africa, and American South.
Why: Get a move on.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., Brooklyn. Tickets at 718-951-4500 or online at tickets.com.
Great Mummy Adventure
What: A rollicking trip mixes stories, music, flying paint, and more.
Why: It’s brown bag fun.
When: Sun., 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., Tribeca. Tickets at 212-220-1460 or online at smarttix.com.
Photo: Courtesy of RxArt