Kid On The Town
Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Events Nov 21-29
Four Seasons A Spinning Planet
Just when you start wondering why you suffer in this cold climate, the city starts lights up with festive cheer. Look for our holiday events guide coming soon, and in the meantime enjoy eclectic (and indoor!) concerts, shows, dance parties, fairs, and more family fun. Some great deals to see you through the season include $50 off holiday cards orders and discount tickets to holiday shows. If you are leaving town, check out our thorough tips for flying with kids. Stay warm and thankful.

**All events are free unless noted otherwise**

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Discovery Walks for Families: North Woods

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides. Space is limited; advance online registration required.

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The Great Turkey Scavenger Hunt

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge Street)


Make turkey-shaped challah and holiday art and go on the Great Turkey Scavenger Hunt. Follow a trail of century old clues and discover the historic synagogue’s own special Thanksgiving tale. Meet Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series, as she reads Katie Saves Thanksgiving (Katie Woo).

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Baby Loves Disco: Pajama Party Jam

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)

$20; $60/family of four, free/pre-walking babies

Cool kids under 8 and their parents can come in their PJs and dance to real music (i.e. no Barney) spun and mixed by bona fide DJs blend­ing dance tunes through the decades. Also enjoy late night and breakfast snacks, jumping on the bed dance contest, prizes for the best family PJs, crafts, tattoos, sock puppets, and more activities.

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Webop Family Jazz Party: Painted Beats

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)

$13/kid, $18/adult

Explore connections between jazz and the paintings of Abstract Expressionists Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis with the all-star WeBop! Band from Jazz at Lincoln Center. Compose and conduct sound collages as a family, bringing together the colorful worlds of art and music.

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Elf Screening & Performance

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United Palace of Cultural Arts (4140 Broadway at 175th Street)

$5/kids under 12, $10/adults

See the 2003 holiday Will Ferrell laugh fest “Elf” on a beautiful big screen and enjoy a pre-holiday stage presentation by the kids of the Broadway Performing Arts Center.

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Origami Holiday Tree

10:00 am - 5:45 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations in the dazzling annual Origami Holiday Tree. Patient volunteers are on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding. Enter through the 77th Street entrance between Central Park and Columbus to view without paying museum admission.

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Thanksgiving Story & Play Time Celebration

9:45 am - 11:15 am
Think ‘N’ Fun NYC (265 West 79th Street)

$20/online, $25/at door

Learn about Thanksgiving in a relaxed story and play time for ages 0-3. Includes a craft, music, bubbles and a themed, light snack.

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Metropolitan Museum Tree

10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25/adults, free/kids under 12. )

A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene adorns the candlelit spruce. 18th Century Baroque creche angels hover over an Italian village filled with animals and interesting characters. Everyday at 4:30 pm, recorded music accompanies a dramatic lighting ceremony.

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Mario the Magician Live

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Drilling Company (236 West 78th Street)

$15/kids, $20/adults

See the popular Mario the Magician in a highly interactive magical performance. Mario’s old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, with a modern spin.

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NY Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concert: “Games and Toys”

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street)


Ages 3-6 can learn about classical music through imaginative engagement, active listening, and hands-on music-making with world-class musicians. Explore how instruments can play games — musical chairs, follow-the-leader, tag — with music from Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C major.

Also at 3 pm and Monday at 10:30 am.

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Nocturnal Wildlife

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Park, West 100th Street Playground (West 100th Street & Central Park West)

Look for birds and other wildlife with the help of Urban Park Rangers. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Book of The Week

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Enrich your Thanksgiving parade viewing with this history lesson, inventor’s sketchbook, and inspirational story all rolled into one marvelous mixed-media masterpiece.


Featured Deals

Save $50 on Holiday Cards and Photo Gifts

Ordering holiday cards or photo gifts? Save $50 off orders of $150+ at using the code TPSAVE50 at checkout. Choose from hundreds of designs for classy photo cards, invitations, stationary, calendars,gifts and photo books.

Discounts On Nutcracker And Other Holiday Shows

The sugar plum fairy is dancing all over Manhattan. Get up to 50% off tickets for various Nutcrackers, ranging from classical to hip-hop, productions of A Christmas Carol, Handel’s Messiah and other seasonal concerts, Christmas Light Tours and the musicalized How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at at $10 so go get in the spirit while getting some culture.

30% Off Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets

Save up to 30% on select performances of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, one of our favorite Christmas in NYC traditions, with discount tickets for $42-$69 (usually $59-$99). The truly spectacular show is great for all ages, even toddlers, with fabulous dancing by the talented Rockettes, dazzling costumes and special effects, camels, sheep, and Santa Clause. Tickets are available for select performances through December 31st.

40% Off Mini Boden

Get $50 to spend at for $35 plus an extra 15% off and free shipping. Mini Boden’s Brit-inspired clothes are carefully crafted with premium, long-lasting materials. We love their delightful prints, clean lines, pops of color, and fun animal appliqués for boys and girls ages 0-12 years.

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