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Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Monday, November 20, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Chocolate Story Time

Monday, November 20, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Voila Chocolat (221 West 79th Street)
$24

Chocolatiers read about chocolate, how it is made from the seeds of the cacao tree, the people who grow this wonderful tree and the countries that play an important role in growing cacao and producing chocolate, then kids one unique chocolate lollipop.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Monday, November 20, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Gateway Storytime

Monday, November 20, 10:15 am–12:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
Free with museum admission (suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under)

Ages 2.5 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities. We even made it in the website’s photos. Two sessions at 10:15 & 11:15 am. Note new ticketing procedure – tickets are distributed on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:15 am.


Archaeology Mondays

Monday, November 20, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

A simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure.


Broadway Under the Stars

Monday, November 20, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle)

Sing and dance to free performances of hit songs from cast members of Broadway shows under the colorful lights of Holiday Under the Stars.


Up to 50% off everything at Mixbook.com

Wednesday, November 15–Monday, November 20, All Day

Get 50-50% off high-quality photo books and photo gifts at Mixbook. Shop for canvas prints, iPhone cases and other high-quality photo products. We love their intuitive, very flexible photo-arranging software and the high-quality of their products. Photo books are great holiday gifts. Use code THANKSA.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Tuesday, November 21, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Tuesday, November 21, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo (328 East 61st Street)

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A favorite of our kids.


Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, November 21, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza)

There are often a handful of babies and kids among the mostly seniors at this free weekly concert featuring the swinging sextet The Gotham Jazzmen. There is room in the back of the auditorium to stand (and dance), with easy access to exits if your kid starts making his or her own music.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Tuesday, November 21, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


Shakespeare & Co. Storytelling

Tuesday, November 21, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. (939 Lexington Avenue between 68th & 69th Streets)

Kids can discover or rediscover the wonderful world of children’s literature at a cozy indie bookstore. Register at [email protected]


Puppet Show: The Big World of Little Dude

Tuesday, November 21, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
53rd Street Library (18 West 53rd Street)

Join Little Dude, the puppy puppet, as he discovers how to navigate his Big World. The Big World of Little Dude will help children explore and understand how important it is to have good manners. Children will participate in an interactive puppet show, listen to a story about manners, discover how to use finger puppets, and learn the Little Dude song.


Miller Theatre Pop-Up Concert: Regional de NY

Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at West 116th Street`)

Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during fun, free, informal performances, then mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show. Hear the Brooklyn-based Brazilian choro band Regional de NY play music that is virtuosic, full of joy, and deeply grooving.


Bloomingdale's Holiday Window Unveiling

Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Bloomingdale’s (59th Street & Lexington Ave,)

Take in circus acts and a special performance from Keala Settle from Twentieth Century Fox’s holiday film The Greatest Showman before Bloomingda?le’s unveils its iconic holiday window display along Lexington Avenue. This year, Bloomingdale’s teamed up with Swarovski to create the “Greatest Holiday Windows” on Lexington Avenue with each window bringing the music from The Greatest Showman to life.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, November 22, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Wednesday, November 22, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, November 22, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Wednesday, November 22, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, two actors give a tour-de-force performance. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and up.


Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, November 22, 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Karma Kids Yoga (25 West 23rd Street)

Yogis up to five years old can enjoy free yoga-themed story-times with puppets and thematic poses.


Discovery Program Baby Social

Wednesday, November 22, 12:15 pm–1:00 pm
Discovery Programs ( 251 West 100th Street (between Broadway & West End))

Babies 6 weeks to 8 months old and their caregivers are invited to Discovery Programs’ spacious gymnasium for unstructured play with manipulatives and toys accompanied by a live guitarist.


Midday Jazz

Wednesday, November 22, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Saint Peter’s Church, in partnership with the Midtown Arts Common, hosts a weekly jazz concert for the community. A nominal donation to cover presentation costs is requested at the door. Held in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, these popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, November 22, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the museum after for $6 more.


Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 22, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Wednesday, November 22, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes.


Thanksgiving Eve Family Celebration

Wednesday, November 22, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
$150/family, includes museum membership

Watch the annual Macy’s Giant Balloon Inflation along West 77th Street from an uncrowded indoor/outdoor location and enjoy fun activities and festive treats in the Museum. For members at the museum’s Family level, which costs $150 but is tax-deducible and gets you admission to this program-packed, super-kid friendly museum for a year plus other perks.


Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation Carnival at PS 334/Anderson

Wednesday, November 22, 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
MS 44 Schoolyard (West 77th Street & Columbus)
Free, charges for some activities

Take a break from the crowds watching the inflation of the famous Macy’s Parade balloons at this festival that raises funds for the Anderson School. The carnival includes games, a bouncy house, concessions, hot chocolate, and a nationally renowned spiral potato food artisan.


Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

Wednesday, November 22, 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Outside American Museum of Natural History, (Columbus Avenue between 77th and 81st Streets)

Witness the inflation of Spider-Man, Kermit the Frog, dinosaurs, Buzz Lightyear and other balloons of favorite characters the night before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Bundle up and be prepared for lines and crowds. We recommend arriving via the B/C 81st Street subway station or spending the afternoon in the Natural History Museum. The viewing route starts at West 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, then (slowly) circles the museum along Columbus Avenue, 77th Street, Central Park South and 81st Streets.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, November 23, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Thursday, November 23, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Thursday, November 23, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 23, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

See balloons, floats, clowns, marching bands and more as this iconic parade celebrates 91 years. The parade starts at 77th & Central Park West, heads down CPW to Columbus Circle, then makes a left and heads along Central Park South to 6th Avenue. Continues south until 34th Street, where it makes a right and heads to Macy’s at Herald Square.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Thursday, November 23, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Thursday, November 23, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo (328 East 61st Street)

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A favorite of our kids.


Topsy Turvy Thursdays

Thursday, November 23, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)

Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.


Thanksgiving Family Programs: Ratatouille & The Great Muppet Caper

Friday, November 24, 12:00 am
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See screenings of Pixar’s beloved Academy Award–winning film film Ratatouille (11 am) and the 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (2 pm) plus enjoy drop-in art making and animation projects inspired by and the Muppets’s Swedish Chef (the puppet is on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition).


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, November 24, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, November 24, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Friday, November 24, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Friday, November 24, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

Friday, November 24, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train in the “Kissing Room,” see where a missile pierced the ceiling, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and find funny details in the latest exhibit inside the Transit Museum Gallery.

Also at 1 pm & on Saturday.

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Friday, November 24, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Not Your Typical Story Hour

Friday, November 24, 11:30 am–12:15 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
$20

Look at books, listen to stories, create an art project and dance to music with preschool educator Petra. Bring your lunch (optional).

Also at 12:30 pm.

A Time of Thanks

Friday, November 24, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)
Free with museum admission (Get 2 tickets for $15)

Learn about the roots of the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City and the traditions that have emerged such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get thoughtful about what you are thankful for and create a tree of gratitude to bring home.


Sing-along with The Buttons

Friday, November 24, 3:15 pm–4:00 pm
Sacred Sounds Yoga (163 Bleecker Street between Sullivan & Thompson Streets)
$25/family

Through a mixture of classic children’s songs, favorite oldies and their own original songs, Brooklyn-based duo The Buttons create a high energy, joyful singalong that inspires participants to move their bodies, use their imaginations, observe the world around them, and learn new things.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, November 24, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway (2915 Broadway at 114th Street)

Hear stories read in Persian in the charming children’s section of an independent bookstore.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, November 24, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


Virtuous Journeys

Friday, November 24, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)
Free with museum admission ($7; $4/ages 9-17, seniors & students; Free/ages 8 & under)

Join Mando as he shares amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility and Love. Sing along, dance and play musical instruments.


Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration

Friday, November 24, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

To celebrate Thanksgiving, the Children’s Museum of Museum offers a series of special events and activities during the holiday weekend, including art workshops, the Great Turkey Race, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and workshops professional broadway dancers.

Also on Saturday & Sunday.

Free Music Fridays

Friday, November 24, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

Enjoy live music every from local artists in a range of musical styles in a small, intimate setting (plus a donation-based cash wine bar for grown ups).


The Migration

Friday, November 24, 7:00 pm–8:15 pm
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$16-$38

With beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, the landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in U.S. history. Fusing body percussion, tap and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz and blues, the world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story.

Friday 7 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm & 5 pm
Through Nov 26

$10 Off + Free Delivery on Restaurant Food

Friday, November 17–Friday, November 24, All Day

Get $10 off orders $40+ plus free delivery from Caviar, a site/app for easy ordering from top NYC restaurants from RedFarm to Parm. Use code STUFFING.


Thanksgiving Family Programs: Ratatouille & The Great Muppet Caper

Saturday, November 25, 12:00 am
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See screenings of Pixar’s beloved Academy Award–winning film film Ratatouille (11 am) and the 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (2 pm) plus enjoy drop-in art making and animation projects inspired by and the Muppets’s Swedish Chef (the puppet is on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition).


Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

Saturday, November 25, 9:00 am–10:00 am
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America, and explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Ages 10–14 will take a trip through the Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


Eataly's Foodiversità

Saturday, November 25, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Eataly NYC Downtown (101 Liberty Street, Floor 3)

Make mozzarella, pizza and more at Downtown Eataly’s Foodiversità (“food university”). Play with food through live demonstrations and tastings around a kitchen table. RSVP via email at [email protected] Classes are hands-on and lots of fun for everyone. Seating is first come, first served.

Also at 12 pm.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, November 25, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Saturday, November 25, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Addy & Uno

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
$42.25, Free/ages 2 & under

In this family musical about disabilities, Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition. His friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, vision, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support. With puppetry and music, the show celebrates the abilities within disability and inspires empathy and the understanding that it’s “nice to be nice”.

Saturday & Sunday 12 pm
Through Jan 14

Books Of Wonder Storytime

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder (18 West 18th Street)

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Endangered! The Musical

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street)
$25.00-$69.75

See q multi-cultural, international and multi-species musical about a social media savvy kid reporter and a group of endangered animals from around the globe who must survive an unexpected superstorm.

Saturday 11 am & 3 pm
Through Dec 30

Interstellar Cinderella

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
$29.25

From beloved singer-songwriter Laurie Berkner and Barbara Zinn Krieger, the creators of the hit shows Wanda’s Monster and The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, comes a futuristic retelling of one of the world’s most cherished stories, Cinderella is a space engineer looking to revolutionize space travel with her new invention. When the prince holds a space parade, Cinderella knows it’s the perfect opportunity to show him her hyper warp speed engine. But first, she’ll have to keep her evil stepmother from throwing a wrench in her plans.

Saturday 11 am & Sunday 2 pm through Dec 17.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, two actors give a tour-de-force performance. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and up.


McNally Jackson Storytime

Saturday, November 25, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
McNally Jackson Books ( 52 Prince Street)

Author Yvonne Brooks leads a themed storytime for ages 3 to 10 with dynamic storytelling that features fantastic new books and our favorite classics guest authors and illustrators, holiday celebration and book-themed art.


Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)
$8, $4/students & seniors 65, $2/ages 6 & up, free/ages 5 & under

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Also on Sunday.

Showtime Saturdays

Saturday, November 25, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)
Free with museum admission ($7; $4/ages 9-17, seniors & students; Free/ages 8 & under)

Move your body, make music & be a part of the story every Saturday with dancer, actor and in-house talent Alexander Elisa.


Storytime at the Strand

Saturday, November 25, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Strand (12th Street & Broadway)

Meet favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities in the Children’s Corner of an iconic NYC bookstore.


Uncommon Sense

Saturday, November 25, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street)
$49-$89

Meet Moose, Dan, Jess, and Lali, four people on the autism spectrum, and discover the remarkable ways they and their families conquer challenges through humor, determination and love. Inspired by interviews with real people, this multimedia play reveals our universal challenges with “difference,” our desire to connect, and the lengths we will go for the people we love. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. This production embraces all audiences and will be presented in an inclusive, judgment-free environment, with Relaxed Performances on November 11 & 19 intended to attract and accommodate individuals who may not be able to comply with traditional theater etiquette.

Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 3 pm & Evening Performances
Through Nov 26

Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, November 25, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week features a different art making project.


Living History: Evacuation Day

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

On this day in 1783, New York City fell out of Britain’s control and back into American hands. Portrayed by Living Historian Michael Grillo, George Washington will map out the British Army’s departure route from the city. Explore the bundle of possessions carried by British loyalists who left the city for Canada or England, and listen to the first president read his own proclamations about this holiday.


Living History: Thanksgiving and the Civil War

Friday, November 24–Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

Celebrate Thanksgiving, which became a national holiday during the American Civil War, with living historians from the 119th New York Volunteer Infantry, a group of American Civil War reenactors. See their uniforms up close, learn a military drill, handle some of their fascinating gear, and ask them what a common Civil War soldier might have eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.


Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History

Saturday, November 18–Saturday, November 25, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
$44, $33.50/ages 10-21, students & seniors, includes museum admission

Embark on a new wizarding adventure at the American Museum of Natural History. Search for exhibits that echo characters, places, and enchanted objects in the books and movies of the Harry Potter universe. Track fantastic beasts through a forbidden (rain)forest, dance with Hagrid-like giants, encounter a cute cousin of dragons, stalk hunters scarier than any auror, and more. Both wizards and muggles (i.e., people who aren’t Potter experts) can play and enjoy this game. A great way to discover—or rediscover—the Museum of Natural History.


Book Culture Storytime

Saturday, November 25, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway (2915 Broadway at 114th Street)

Enjoy themed storytimes in German at the charming children’s room of this independent bookstore.


Bargemusic Family Concert

Saturday, November 25, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park (334 Furman Street)

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.


The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met

Saturday, November 25, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
$42, $31/ages 10-21, students & seniors

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. A great way to discover—or rediscover—the Met.


The Migration

Saturday, November 25, 7:00 pm–8:15 pm
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$16-$38

With beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, the landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in U.S. history. Fusing body percussion, tap and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz and blues, the world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story.

Friday 7 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm & 5 pm
Through Nov 26

Thanksgiving Family Programs: Ratatouille & The Great Muppet Caper

Sunday, November 26, 12:00 am
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See screenings of Pixar’s beloved Academy Award–winning film film Ratatouille (11 am) and the 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (2 pm) plus enjoy drop-in art making and animation projects inspired by and the Muppets’s Swedish Chef (the puppet is on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition).


Please Bring Balloons

Sunday, November 26, 10:00 am–10:30 am
University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington))
$25

Based on Lindsay Ward’s beautiful illustrated book, Please Bring Balloons, this interactive, multi-sensory theater experience is a fun and dynamic introduction to theater designed for ages 2-5 years old.

Sundays 10 am & 12 pm through December 10.

Eataly's Foodiversità

Sunday, November 26, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Eataly NYC Downtown (101 Liberty Street, Floor 3)

Make mozzarella, pizza and more at Downtown Eataly’s Foodiversità (“food university”). Play with food through live demonstrations and tastings around a kitchen table. RSVP via email at [email protected] Classes are hands-on and lots of fun for everyone. Seating is first come, first served.

Also at 12 pm.

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Sunday, November 26, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Sunday, November 26, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Addy & Uno

Sunday, November 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
$42.25, Free/ages 2 & under

In this family musical about disabilities, Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition. His friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, vision, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support. With puppetry and music, the show celebrates the abilities within disability and inspires empathy and the understanding that it’s “nice to be nice”.

Saturday & Sunday 12 pm
Through Jan 14

Books Of Wonder Storytime

Sunday, November 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder (18 West 18th Street)

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Interstellar Cinderella

Sunday, November 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
$29.25

From beloved singer-songwriter Laurie Berkner and Barbara Zinn Krieger, the creators of the hit shows Wanda’s Monster and The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, comes a futuristic retelling of one of the world’s most cherished stories, Cinderella is a space engineer looking to revolutionize space travel with her new invention. When the prince holds a space parade, Cinderella knows it’s the perfect opportunity to show him her hyper warp speed engine. But first, she’ll have to keep her evil stepmother from throwing a wrench in her plans.

Saturday 11 am & Sunday 2 pm through Dec 17.

Rock And Roll Playhouse: The Music of Bob Marley for Kids

Sunday, November 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave)
$10, free/ages 1 & under

Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the music of Bob Marley by David Lanlois and the Brooklyneers.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Sunday, November 26, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.


Film Forum Jr.: My Fair Lady

Sunday, November 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street)
$9

In George Cukor’s 1964 Oscar-winning film of Lerner and Loewe’s musical take on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, misogynistic linguist Rex Harrison bets that he can transform cockney guttersnipe Audrey Hepburn into a lady. Fabulous songs and costumes are fun for the whole family.


GingerBread Lane House-Building Workshop

Sunday, November 26, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadow-Corona Park)
$10/kit

Make your own GingerBread Lane house. Workshop participants receive a kit of the same materials that Chef Jon Lovitch uses to create his GingerBread Lane exhibit: gingerbread pieces, icing and candy.


Jewish Museum Studio Art Session: Costume Design

Sunday, November 26, 12:30 pm–3:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Use colorful drawing materials to design a piece of clothing for yourself or a character from your imagination inspired by the costumes in Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress. Part of a weekly series.


Storytime at the Strand

Sunday, November 26, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Strand (12th Street & Broadway)

Meet favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities in the Children’s Corner of an iconic NYC bookstore.


Uncommon Sense

Sunday, November 26, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street)
$49-$89

Meet Moose, Dan, Jess, and Lali, four people on the autism spectrum, and discover the remarkable ways they and their families conquer challenges through humor, determination and love. Inspired by interviews with real people, this multimedia play reveals our universal challenges with “difference,” our desire to connect, and the lengths we will go for the people we love. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. This production embraces all audiences and will be presented in an inclusive, judgment-free environment, with Relaxed Performances on November 11 & 19 intended to attract and accommodate individuals who may not be able to comply with traditional theater etiquette.

Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 3 pm & Evening Performances
Through Nov 26

Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, November 26, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week features a different art making project.


BAMkids Movie Matinees: Ernest and Celestine

Sunday, November 26, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM) (30 Lafayette Avenue)
$10, $7/ages 12 & under

See an enchanting tale of tolerance and acceptance, animated in lovely watercolor hues. Ernest is a gentle, but misunderstood bear. Celestine is a plucky, imaginative mouse. According to everything they’ve been taught, they’re not supposed to be friends—but a surprising rapport develops between the two and a captivating adventure ensues.


Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical

Sunday, November 26, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The People’s Improv Theatre (123 East 24th Street)
$20

In a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets and fantasy with real science and space exploration history the year is 2006, and there’s been a big shake up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet. When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the Solar System on a cosmic journey, meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again.

Sundays through Dec 17.

Rubin Family Sundays: Mindfulness Poetry

Sunday, November 26, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a 2 pm family exhibition tour, and go on thematic gallery searches. In this season of giving thanks and reflection, engage your contemplative mind by writing your own mindfulness poems.


Rhythm & Power Salsa in New York

Saturday, July 1–Sunday, November 26, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)
Free with museum admission (Get 2 tickets for $15)

This exhibition illuminates salsa as a social movement from the 1960s to the present, exploring how immigrant and migrant communities in New York City—most notably from Cuba and Puerto Rico—nurtured and developed salsa, growing it from a local movement playing out in the city’s streets and clubs into a global phenomenon. Features dance costumes and musical instruments from some of salsa’s leading figures, as well as audio and video that bring the sounds and movement of salsa to life.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, November 26, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play for an open community gathering for prayer and reflection on the lines of jazz. All are welcome.


The Migration

Sunday, November 26, 7:00 pm–8:15 pm
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$16-$38

With beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, the landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in U.S. history. Fusing body percussion, tap and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz and blues, the world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story.

Friday 7 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm & 5 pm
Through Nov 26

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Monday, November 27, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Chocolate Story Time

Monday, November 27, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Voila Chocolat (221 West 79th Street)
$24

Chocolatiers read about chocolate, how it is made from the seeds of the cacao tree, the people who grow this wonderful tree and the countries that play an important role in growing cacao and producing chocolate, then kids one unique chocolate lollipop.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Monday, November 27, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Gateway Storytime

Monday, November 27, 10:15 am–12:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
Free with museum admission (suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under)

Ages 2.5 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities. We even made it in the website’s photos. Two sessions at 10:15 & 11:15 am. Note new ticketing procedure – tickets are distributed on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:15 am.


Winter Wonderland: Snow Globe Making

Monday, November 27, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)
Free with museum admission (Get 2 tickets for $15)

Explore the exhibition New York on Ice: Skating in the City to get inspired by picturesque city scenes, then create a snow globe to display your favorite winter activity in the city.


Broadway Under the Stars

Monday, November 27, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle)

Sing and dance to free performances of hit songs from cast members of Broadway shows under the colorful lights of Holiday Under the Stars.


Lobby Series: Creating Higher Ground

Monday, November 27, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
United Palace of Cultural Arts (4140 Broadway at 175th Street)

The United Palace of Cultural Arts showcases dance pieces, spoken word and music by local artists in the dazzling Grand Foyer. The program includes a site specific dance and music collaboration, cabaret show that brings together Broadway Musical Songs and Pop Songs of multiple composers and musical styles and a PowerPoint-sourced audio-visual historiological performance experience (multifaceted PowerPoint accompanied by live jazz – intriguing).


Winter's Eve

Monday, November 27, 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Dante Park (Broadway & 63rd Street)

This crowded annual festival features live music and performances, food tastings (for a small charge) from area restaurants, and in-store activities and ice sculpting. The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street. Kids will especially enjoy circus performers, kiddie rock concerts, meeting Abby Cadaby and other PBS characters, Chinese lion dancing and a screening of A Christmas Story. We heard Santa will be stopping by Gracious Home and Brooks Brothers.


60% Off 1st Month At Kiwi Crate

Wednesday, November 15–Monday, November 27, All Day

Get 60% off the 1st month for any KiwiCo subscription, a service that delivers materials and inspiration for kids to build, make, and create projects based on changing themes. Different kits available for various ages and interests, from play and learn for 24-36 month-olds to science and engineering for ages 9+. High quality materials and engaging ideas make this one of the best kids subscription services out there. $7.98 for the first month with discount. Cancel at anytime.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, November 28, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Tuesday, November 28, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Tuesday, November 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Tuesday, November 28, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Tuesday, November 28, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo (328 East 61st Street)

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A favorite of our kids.


Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, November 28, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza)

There are often a handful of babies and kids among the mostly seniors at this free weekly concert featuring the swinging sextet The Gotham Jazzmen. There is room in the back of the auditorium to stand (and dance), with easy access to exits if your kid starts making his or her own music.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Tuesday, November 28, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


Shakespeare & Co. Storytelling

Tuesday, November 28, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. (939 Lexington Avenue between 68th & 69th Streets)

Kids can discover or rediscover the wonderful world of children’s literature at a cozy indie bookstore. Register at [email protected]


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, November 29, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Wednesday, November 29, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, November 29, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Wednesday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, two actors give a tour-de-force performance. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and up.


Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, November 29, 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Karma Kids Yoga (25 West 23rd Street)

Yogis up to five years old can enjoy free yoga-themed story-times with puppets and thematic poses.


Discovery Program Baby Social

Wednesday, November 29, 12:15 pm–1:00 pm
Discovery Programs ( 251 West 100th Street (between Broadway & West End))

Babies 6 weeks to 8 months old and their caregivers are invited to Discovery Programs’ spacious gymnasium for unstructured play with manipulatives and toys accompanied by a live guitarist.


Midday Jazz

Wednesday, November 29, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Saint Peter’s Church, in partnership with the Midtown Arts Common, hosts a weekly jazz concert for the community. A nominal donation to cover presentation costs is requested at the door. Held in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, these popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, November 29, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the museum after for $6 more.


Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 29, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Wednesday, November 29, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, November 30, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Thursday, November 30, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Thursday, November 30, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Thursday, November 30, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Thursday, November 30, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo (328 East 61st Street)

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A favorite of our kids.


Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Thursday, November 30, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under)

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Split into two age groups; 3-6 and 7-11. The first Thursday of every month features live music in a gallery.


Topsy Turvy Thursdays

Thursday, November 30, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)

Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.


3 Free Months Jewish Museum Membership

Friday, October 20–Thursday, November 30, All Day
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)

Get three additional free months of membership at the family-friendly Jewish Museum when you sign up online for an annual membership with code JOINJM. 15 months of unlimited free admission and other perks (include 10% off the delicious Russ & Daughters cafe in the basement) for $75. The fascinating kid-focused Archaeology Zone warrants many repeat visits, plus kids’ guides, drop-in art workshops, storytimes and family concerts make this a great investment for the winter and beyond.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, December 1, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, December 1, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Friday, December 1, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Friday, December 1, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)
$12, $8/ages 18 months - 12 years, free/under 18 months

Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, the holiday production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage has song, dance, puppetry and a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long.

Through Dec 30
Tuesday–Friday 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Friday, December 1, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Not Your Typical Story Hour

Friday, December 1, 11:30 am–12:15 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
$20

Look at books, listen to stories, create an art project and dance to music with preschool educator Petra. Bring your lunch (optional).

Also at 12:30 pm.

Holiday Tea with American Girl

Friday, December 1, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
American Girl (75 Rockefeller Plaza)
$24

Celebrate the holidays with your doll with a special teatime together and a couple of crafty project. Enjoy teatime treats, make a fleece headband to keep the dolls’ ears warm on chilly days, and do a holiday-card-making craft. Holiday Table Talkers prompt fun conversation and laughter.

$24 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up


Sing-along with The Buttons

Friday, December 1, 3:15 pm–4:00 pm
Sacred Sounds Yoga (163 Bleecker Street between Sullivan & Thompson Streets)
$25/family

Through a mixture of classic children’s songs, favorite oldies and their own original songs, Brooklyn-based duo The Buttons create a high energy, joyful singalong that inspires participants to move their bodies, use their imaginations, observe the world around them, and learn new things.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, December 1, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway (2915 Broadway at 114th Street)

Hear stories read in Persian in the charming children’s section of an independent bookstore.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, December 1, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


Virtuous Journeys

Friday, December 1, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)
Free with museum admission ($7; $4/ages 9-17, seniors & students; Free/ages 8 & under)

Join Mando as he shares amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility and Love. Sing along, dance and play musical instruments.


Free Music Fridays

Friday, December 1, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

Enjoy live music every from local artists in a range of musical styles in a small, intimate setting (plus a donation-based cash wine bar for grown ups).


Free Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Friday, December 1, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

The enchanting, interactive Children’s Museum of Manhattan is free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Go early or late to avoid the crowd.


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