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Culture For City Kids
Holiday

Rosh Hashanah Family Service

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 am–11:30 am
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
$60

Sing, dance and welcome the new year in this meaningful and joyful service, filled with music, dancing and creative prayer. A soulful, energetic, and creative High Holiday experience with a live band, led by Rebecca Schoffer, Director of Jewish Family Engagement and Shababa. For families with children 0-7.


High Holiday Candy Land Children's Experience

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Chabad Sutton (1076 First Avenue between East 58th & 59th Streets )
$25, $50/family

Celebrate the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah with Candy Land themed games, activities and characters.


Yom Kippur Family Service

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am–11:30 am
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
$60

Reflect, renew and experience Yom Kippur together as a family in a warm and meaningful service, filled with live music, movement and interactive storytelling. Led by Rebecca Schoffer, Director of Jewish Family Engagement and Shababa. For families with children ages 0-7.


Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)

Visiting artist Francisco Donoso, exhibiting in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, works with the visual language of cartography and abstraction to make multi-layered artworks. Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces like Wave Hill.

Also on Sunday.


Family Art Project: Raptors in the Autumn Sky

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)

Make your own movable, raptor puppet resembling the migrating hawks circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Form a procession of raptor puppets in flight, leading up to an outdoor group soar.

Also on Sunday.

Jefferson Market Garden Children's Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 7, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street)

Decorate kid-size pumpkins, make seasonal autumn crafts, sample goodies, enjoy entertainment sponsored by the New York Public Library, kick leaves and roll off big bales of straw.


Family Art Project & Nature Walk: Raptors in the Autumn Sky

Sunday, October 8, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)
Free with admission

Make your own movable, raptor puppet resembling the migrating hawks circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Form a procession of raptor puppets in flight, leading up to an outdoor group soar. At 12 pm, join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.


Halloween Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Boulevard)

Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with a vibrant procession and dance performance presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York Join spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists and Free Style Arts Association, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to an ancestral community altar. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for pets, and dogs can join the annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges.


Halloween Party With The Music of The Grateful Dead for Kids

Sunday, October 29, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave)
$10, free/ages 1 & under

Enjoy an interactive and educational Halloween-themed live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the Music of The Grateful Dead.


Scandinavian Christmas Children's Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)
$15

Experience how Scandinavians prepare for Christmas in this holiday craft day. Learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts such as woven hearts and yarn tomtar. Includes a brief candlelit Saint Lucia procession.


Saturday Morning Storytelling With The Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers: The White Cat on Dovre Mountain and the tale of Carpenter Andersen

Saturday, December 9, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)

Storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north. Julie DellaTorre and Rolf Stang return with a delightful basket of seasonal stories from Norway and Denmark for joyous start to December’s holidays.


Rock And Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles

Sunday, December 17, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave)
$10, free/ages 1 & under

Enjoy an interactive and educational live holiday-themed music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the music of the Rolling Stone – because Jagger and Santa are kind of the same.


MEGA CirKiz - Halloween Extravaganza

Saturday, October 28–Monday, September 24, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Space Ibiza New York (637 West 50th Street)
$25

An exclusive NYC nightclub is transformed into a unique kid-centric daytime party space where families together can groove to DJs and experience a nightclub environment in a safe controlled daytime setting. Includes dance lessons, dance contests, friendship bracelet making, a snack bar, demonstrations by the The CirKiz Dancers and a LED ROBOT performance by The Dream Lab fusing alien science to human bodies.