BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Announces 2018-2019 Family Season

June 20, 2018

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC), the longest-operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a new slate of family and school programming for the 2018-2019 Season.

Shows include Charlotte’s Web on Saturday, October 6; Pete The Cat on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25; Dragons Love Tacos on Saturday, December 15; The Magic School Bus on March 23, and more. All Family shows begin at 11 a.m..

Tickets for the Family Series are $30 or $13 with a 10Club membership. Schooltime tickets are $5 for students, with chaperones/teachers free. Purchase tickets online or call (212) 220-1460.

For 2019 Family Series programming, visit online.

Arm of the Sea Theater Presents City That Drinks The Mountain Sky

Thursday, October 18 at 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

With poetry, puppetry and evocative music, City that Drinks the Mountain Sky brings alive the lyrical landscape of the Catskills and portrays the ongoing story of the watershed and those who protect its  flowing treasure. Expect visual punch and timely wit as the Hudson Valley’s premier eco-logic theater traces life’s quintessential liquid from mountaintop to city tap.

Theaterworks USA Presents Charlotte’s Web

Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m.

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

Pushcart Players of New Jersey Presents A Cinderella Tale … Happily Ever After

Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m.

Friday, November 2 at 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Providing a significant and timeless learning opportunity for today’s kids and adults. It is no wonder that this tale has been told and re-told around the globe over many centuries (its earliest known telling dates back to Ninth Century China). More than a thousand years later this beloved story continues to tell us about ourselves, our yearnings for transformation and a happily ever after conclusion. A Cinderella Tale … Happily Ever After will take young and family audiences on that sometimes happy, sometimes sad—but always compelling journey fueled by inner beauty, courage and kindness as they triumph over greed, arrogance and bully behavior. 

TPAC Family Series

Theaterworks USA Presents Pete The Cat

Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, at 11 a.m.

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners—and boy are they square!  But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down.  But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration.  Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!  Based on the Pete the Cat Series of Books by Kimberly and James Dean.

ArtsPower Presents Nugget & Fang

Sunday, December 2 at 11 a.m.

Monday, December 3 at 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.

ArtsPower’s under-the-sea musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?

TPAC Family Series

Theaterworks USA Presents Dragons Love Tacos

Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m.

A musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books!  Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri.  Dragons love all sorts of tacos — except spicy ones!  When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues.  Other stories include Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days by Erica Silverman.



BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan’s premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, local schools, families, and audiences of all ages.   BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high-quality artistic work in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue & West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R/W subway lines and the New Jersey Path Train.  For more information please visit our website,