|Ann Frank Center USA|
• Cinco de Mayo: At Kidville ViDi the ninos and ninas can eat some themed snacks, play in the gym, and rock to a Rockin’ Railroad concert. Art projects and a fiesta photobooth will be enjoyed by all. Tuesday May 5, 40 Gold Street, between Fulton and John Streets.
• The Helpers of the Secret Annex: The Ann Frank Center USA is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II with family programming. The goal of the center is to help visitors of all ages to better understand the meaning and significance of the events of those days. This particular exhibit will focus on the personal stories of the brave people who brought food, clothing and more to the eight individuals, including Ann Frank, who were forced to hide from the Nazis in the Secret Annex. Recommended for ages 8 and up. The exhibit opens on May 6, and runs until December 30. 44 Park Place at Church Street.
• New York Children’s Theater Festival: This project brings new and creative plays and musicals to children. Two productions have already had their runs, but there are two more shows in May; Help Save the Monkey! (May 8-10); and The Meanest Birthday Girl (May 15-17). Each child receives a free coloring book with crayons, and after the show there is a free crafts project, refreshments, a Magic Wand parade and a chance to meet the members of the cast. For children ages 3 and up. 115 MacDougal Street, at Minetta Lane.