Added by on May 11, 2017

In this edition of the society’s monthly book program for readers 9 through 12, the author Sue Macy will talk about her “Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat
Tires Along the Way).” The work underscores how the invention of the bicycle led to more mobility, less social isolation, less confining dress and more personal independence for American women.
Presented in New York by the Brooklyn Academy of Music
and Lincoln Center’s LC Kids series, this hourlong adventure will travel to the Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center in May.718-636-4100,
‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ at the Players Theater (through April 23).
Children can also design and draw their own visions of the shape of things to come: homes, vehicles and, yes, cyborgs.718-699-0005,
TRIBECA/ESPN FAMILY FILM FIELD DAY at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center (April 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
That’s when Culture Shock, a free annual festival, will welcome young visitors to the Construction Zone, at 23rd Street, where they
can use the park’s Children’s Workyard Kit — connectable planks, bolts, wheels and pulleys — to engineer their own designs.
Playing Sunday afternoons, this show from the Doppelskope theater troupe draws inspiration from “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,”
but adds female characters and a few sly twists: Instead of menacing, monstrous bridgekeepers, the trolls here are tenderhearted vegetarians, guarding the only green place left on earth.
Inside, the festival offers screenings: at 9:30 a.m., William Dear’s “Angels in the Outfield” (1994), in which a boy’s baseball dreams benefit from divine intervention,
and at 11:30 a.m., Joe Pytka’s “Space Jam” (1996), with an athletic star and an animated one: Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.