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Saturday, December 5

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 27, 2020

This beloved children's museum re-opens with two options. In 90-minute Play Sessions, explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Space is limited to ensure that families can distance. Explore world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits. In ColorLab Sessions (10:30…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$13/ages 1+
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Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Explore curated family experiences in one-hour-and-forty-five-minute session with limited capacity to allow increased space to safely explore, climb, move, and play. Play, learn and imagine in Playworks and Adventures with Dora and Diego exhibits. Enjoy educator-led experiences such as storytime, singing and music. Or explore Inside Art and Superpowered Metropolis exhibits with educator-led…

Suggested Ages: Babies to Toddlers
$15, free/babies under 1
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Whitney Open Studio From Home

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Kids, teens, and families are invited to join Whitney Educators for free weekly online art classes. Experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials.  Each week features a new theme and project connected to a work of art in the Whitney's collection or current exhibitions.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
FREE
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Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

New-York Historical Society
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 21, 2021

See historic toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection. Look for fun details in a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century to the WWII era. Giant screens display animations and fun facts about the toys. Pick up a train-themed I Spy scavenger hunt and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$22/adults, $13/students, $6/ages 5-13
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Sunday, December 6

Hanukkah Family Day

Online
10:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 18, 2020

Join the Jewish Museum for an exciting mix of Hanukkah related activities and performances that will launch on their YouTube channel for families to explore. Groove with musicians Daphna Mor, Saskia Lane, and Daniel Freedman in partnership with the Beineinu community during a festive concert. Discover and sketch unexpected Hanukkah objects on a virtual tour.…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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Outdoor Astro Show: Rainbows, Exoplanets, and Aliens

Hudson River Museum
12:30 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Uncover exoplanets, find out what things are made of, and, just maybe find aliens in the Hudson River Museum Courtyard. Learn how light is used to investigate questions about space. Connect rainbows and barcodes, noise makers and neutron stars and identify mystery materials. Also tour the Glenview Historic Home Tour (with an amazing dollhouse) and…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
$8/adults, $4/ages 3-18
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Monday, December 7

History @ Home

Online
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

Learn about history in real-time with New-York Historical Society educators on Zoom. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum's collections using shared PowerPoint presentations. Grade levels vary by day with grades K-12. Themes include The People of New York, Exploring Black History and History of American Protest. Great lesson…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
FREE
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Tuesday, December 8

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Online
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Join an interactive exploration of works from the Guggenheim’s collection and exhibitions designed for adults with small children (up to 24 months).

Suggested Ages: Babies to 2
$20
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Intrepid Online Family Programs

Online
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

Join an Intrepid Museum Educator each week to explore history, science, and ingenuity online together. Family-friendly and engaging for all ages. Includes hands-on projects. Advance registration required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
FREE
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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

Online
3:30 pm–4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until December 22, 2020

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. Designed for ages ages 3-6.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 7
FREE
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Loving Math

Online
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for a wacky workshop designed for rising kindergarteners through third graders. Enjoy stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event. Presented by the Museum of Math.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
FREE
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Wednesday, December 9

Living History @ Home: Let’s Bake for Christmas

Online
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Did you know that decorating trees for Christmas wasn't a common practice until the mid-19th century? Join New-York Historical Society online to learn more fascinating factoids about winter traditions in 18th-century America. Then, bake the Christmas dessert almond cake along with us at home.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 14+
FREE
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Friday, December 11

Museum of Math Folding Fridays

Online
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

Origami expert Kathleen Sheridan teaches unique origami models. Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold. To participate, you’ll need several sheets of printer paper as well as several sheets of square paper (size should be 5.5″ – 8.5”). Origami paper is preferred - available to ship now from the…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$10
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Sunday, December 13

Picture This! Dream Menorahs

The Jewish Museum
10:00 am–10:45 am

Join the Jewish Museum for a virtual family tour and art-making experience inspired by its popular Picture This! series. Discover unique Hanukkah menorahs made with unexpected materials in a virtual tour with interactive activities, and create a folded sculptural menorah book with dreams and hopes for each night of the holiday. The museum is also…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Guggenheim Sunday Family Tour

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on December 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

Family-oriented virtual tours explore works from the Guggenheim's collection with conversation and creative hands-on activities utilizing materials you can find at home. Includes art looking and hands-on art exploration. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions (plus some discussion of the museum's amazing…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
$15/family (includes museum admission)
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Wednesday, December 16

Living History @ Home: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa

Online
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Celebrate community, family, and culture with this deep dive into the Black American holiday of Kwanzaa. Join New-York Historical Society online to learn about the history of the holiday, its significance, and the seven principles.  Discover and learn about New-York Historical artifacts that connect with the principles of the holiday. Then, create a guided activity…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
FREE
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Wednesday, December 23

Train Tales and Crafts

Online
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Celebrate New-York Historical Society's annual Holiday Express exhibition with all things trains via zoom. Join a hello song, silly movement activities, a train-themed story book reading, and a train-themed craft to do at home.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
FREE
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Friday, December 25

Nefesh Mountain

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Nefesh Mountain, led by singer Doni Zasloff and her multi-instrumentalist husband Eric Lindberg. Dance to a vibrant blend of bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian tunes with a Jewish soul, as the band performs original melodies from their notable family release Songs from the Mountain and heralded album Beneath the Open Sky…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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