“Liam, Liam, not the least bit contrary, how does your garden grow?”
With love, actually.
Meet Liam, a sweet city kid who discovers a tiny patch of greenery while walking along some abandoned railroad tracks. Over time he nurtures the weeds, mosses, and struggling plants he sees and a flowering oasis begins to fan out over his once bleak city.
Inspired by the West Side’s High Line railway, author Peter Brown’s The Curious Garden picture book reminds us that nature can thrive anywhere and that even the smallest of human beings can make a huge difference.
Just the type of story we could stand to hear more of.
What: From birthday parties to massages, Citibabes now delivers to your doorstep.
Why: Fun is just a phone call away.
When: Anytime. Discounts offered for off-peak hours.
Where: Citibabes, 52 Mercer St., b/t Broome & Grand Sts. (212-334-5440).
The Frog and the Witch
What: Pyx, a winsome frog singer, enlists the help of a witch to get his voice back.
Why: Hop to it.
When: Thru Apr. 26. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Vital Theatre Company, 2162 Broadway, at 76th St., 4th floor. Tickets at 212-579-0528 or online at vitaltheatre.org.
Hot Peas ’n Butter
What: Multicultural musicians Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto mix Afro-Caribbean, folk, jazz, and rock.
Why: Kids (ages 8 and under) dig in.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre, at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., Brooklyn. Tickets at 718-951-4500.