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PAUSE/PLAY: Spring Carnival

March 17 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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March 17 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


March 17
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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PAUSE/PLAY: Spring Carnival

Our PAUSE/PLAY season wraps up with our fantastic Spring Carnival!

There will be balloons, face-painting, tasty treats, and all your favorite activities before then including crafts, Israeli dance, family swim, and yoga. Once again, the In[heir]itance Project will also joins us for grown-up drinks and discussion. And finally to make the day even more special, Bideawee who will be bringing in a few pups to pet and play with! It is going to be a jam-packed afternoon to celebrate the coming of spring!

  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Chair Yoga
  • 2:00 – 4:45 PM: NCDC Community Crafting
  • 2:00 – 4:45 PM: Paws/Play with Bideawee (details below)
  • 2:00 – 3:45 PM: Family Swim
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Puppets, Pictures, and Art
  • 2:00 – 3:45 PM: Gaga with After School
  • 2:00 – 4:45 PM: All Tied Up… in Blankets with our partner Project Linus
  • 2:00 – 4:45 PM: Free childcare
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM: PJ Play!’s Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup Puppet Show (details below)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Israeli Dancing This event has been relocated to the 3rd floor
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Rooftop Open Play Party
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Build-A-Puppet
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Text Saloon with In[heir]itance Project (Ages 21+) This event has been relocated to the 3rd floor
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Spring Carnival!


Featured at Pause/Play: Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup Puppet Show

An original production of the PJ Library book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup will be featured at Pause/Play. This performance will mark the triumphant return of WonderSpark puppeteer Lindsey “Z.” Briggs, who will return to the craft after a three-year hiatus.

Z is an accomplished puppeteer who took the MFA Puppetry program at UConn, co-founded WonderSpark Puppets in 2009, and continues to be the manager of the Jim Henson Foundation in Long Island City. After taking a break from performing to focus on her family, she is returning to theaters with an extremely personal take on the children’s book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup.

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is about a Jewish Grandmother, a Chinese Grandmother, and a little granddaughter who shows them that their cooking (and therefore themselves) aren’t that different after all. Instead of copying the illustrations from the book, Z has been sculpting puppet portraits of herself as a child and her own Jewish Grandmother to play the roles. Her memories of her Grandmother’s cooking are extremely important to her, and played a big role in her love of food and making traditional dishes. Though she has passed on, her Grandmother will live again in this production as Z remembered her.

Paws/Play with Bideawee 

2:00 PM – 4:45 PM

We’re partnering with Bideawee for a very special Paws/Play featuring puppies and dogs looking for their furever homes. Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. So come meet these special pups who need some extra love as they wait to meet their forever families.


PAUSE/PLAY is generously funded by the UJA Federation of New York, the Covenant Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. 

Not a member? Purchase tickets by clicking below. 

BUY TICKETS Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is included in the ticket price.

Advance Non-Member Tickets: Children ($5); Adults ($10); Family Ticket $35 (Up to 5 members)
Day Of Non-Member Tickets: Children ($10); Adults ($15); Family Ticket $45 (Up to 5 members)


FREE for all 14th Street Y Members, but we highly encourage you to reserve your spot today by registering below.