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Tuesday, November 12

Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

One event on November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements and toys. Dynamic displays explore the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. Hop on custom-made Busytown vehicle-themed benches and take photos throughout the gallery with Busytown characters. Pick up an "I Spy" scavenger hunt at the 77th St.…

Free with museum admission
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Yeti, Set, Snow!

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tues–Fri 10:30 am & 11:30 am, Sat & Sun 1:00 pm
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Central Park, West 79th Street & West Drive

An original production from the historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre features a young girl who teaches a sweet, snow-hating yeti with a sparkly silver cat the value of snow and friendship. A fun musical with clever staging in a magical Central Park setting. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers (though my 9-year-old was also enchanted). Unassigned seating on benches in a small theater (grown-ups are encouraged to sit in the back). Stroller parking available in…

$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months
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Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

November 12 @ 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 indefinitely

New York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.

Free with museum admission
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Wednesday, November 13

Big Apple Circus

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Schedule varies
Lincoln Center
65th Street & Broadway+ Google Map

Local troupe Big Apple Circus presents intimate family-friendly shows with clowns, horse-riding dogs, horizontal juggling, aerial duo, flying trapeze and more in a one-ring Big Top tent with comfortable arena style tiered seating. It's a small venue so pretty much any seat location is great, and there are fun photo ops in the lobby. Schedule varies week to week; lots of options at all times of day.  

$33-$90, free/ages 1 & under
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Thursday, November 14

Jam with Jamie

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Monica + Andy NYC
410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street

Join a 45-minute music class of upbeat tunes- fun children’s songs, rock n’ roll oldies, and today’s hits. The teacher comes armed with a guitar and props/instruments for the kids to use throughout the class: shakers, scarves, a parachute and more. Pre-register for a $3 discount.

$32
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Friday, November 15

Gateway Storytime

November 15 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:10 am on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

Ages 2 to 5 can play in the 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're even in the website's photos. Two sessions: 10:10 & 11:10 am. Free passes available same day on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining tickets are distributed in the Discovery…

Free with museum admission
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Live Music With Dan The Music Man

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

One event on October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Monica + Andy NYC
410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street

Join NYC based children’s performer and guitarist Dan the Music Man for a high energy, interactive song and dance experience with guitar, shakers, scarves, bubbles, and parachute.

$15
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Saturday, November 16

Just Kidding: Wonderspark Puppets Fox Fables

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

WonderSpark Puppets presents the story of a fox who loses his precious tail, and with it, his identity. He tries to be several other animals instead - with hilarious results - before realizing the moral lesson of this classic ancient fable. Also at 2 pm. Part of the Just Kidding family performances series.

$17
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Finding Dory at Lenfest Kids: H2O

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrates Columbia's Year of Water with a series of aquatic-themed family films. This week, see the epic adventure of wide-eyed, blue tang fish Dory  (Ellen DeGeneres) trying to find the parents she became separated from as a child.  Her journey is complicated by memory loss every 10 seconds or so, but she has the help of her friends Nemo and Marlin. Screenings at 11 am and 3 pm.    

$7/in advance, $9/at the door
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November Picture Book Biographies

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Books of Wonder Uptown
217 West 84th Street Upper West Side

Celebrate picture book biographies  with authors Julie Leung (Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist) and  Jeff Scher (The President Sang Amazing Grace). They will discuss their work, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books.

FREE
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Beyond Chocolate: Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Drink it all in with a bevy of colonial beverages in this multisensory Living History program exploring global trade and colonial silversmithing in Paul Revere’s time. Discover recipes, smell spices, and handle hot chocolate preparation tools. Afterwards, visit the exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.

Free with museum admission
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Launch Party for Frozen 2: Forest of Shadows

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Books of Wonder Uptown
217 West 84th Street Upper West Side

Author/illustrtor Kamilla Benko discusses her new original middle grade novel bridging the epic adventure of Frozen with the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen 2.  She will answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all her books. Ages 8+

FREE
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Sunday, November 17

Stroller Tour Through History

November 17 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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First & third Sundays of each month.
New York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America’s past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before the museum opens for the day. Includes singing, movement, texture exploration and art-making in the galleries. First & third Sunday of the month.

$25/family
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Mozart for Munchkins: Metropolitan Horn Authority

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Metropolitan Horn Authority plays lively fanfares, classical favorites, and familiar nursery rhymes at a relaxed, fun concert. All ages (even babies) can crawl, squeal, and dance while everyone enjoys outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians. Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and trying instruments after.

$35/adults, free/kids
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Tea & Tales with Frozen II Author Kamilla Benko

November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Shops at Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle Midtown+ Google Map

Enjoy a Tiny Tea at Bluebird London NYC and meet author , author of Frozen II: Forest of the Shadows</a. The tiny tea includes: three finger sandwiches, two scones, a tiny cupcake, a fruit skewer, a cookie, and a strawberry milkshake. Additional items can be chosen from A La Carte. Includes a $15 gift card to the children’s specialty bookstore Books of Wonder which can be used towards the purchase of Ms. Benko's books at the event or for purchases…

$30
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Saturday, November 23

Native American Arts Fest

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side+ Google Map

Celebrate Native American culture with performances by ‒Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Native American games like the ring and pin, hacky sack, and the stick game, themed storytimes.

Free with museum admission
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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on November 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

Explore the Museum of Natural History on a quest to find strange creatures that seem straight out of the world of Harry Potter. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary; you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. Designed for ages 10 and up.

$45/adults, $33.50/kids (includes museum admission)
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Just Kidding: Alastair Moock

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

Sing along witha GRAMMY nominated folk singer in a rowdy, rootsy dance party for the whole family. Cozy theater with no assigned seating - all views are good. Part of the Just Kidding family performances series.

$17
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Living History: Meet the ‘She-Merchants’

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Meet the she-merchants, pioneering woman who worked in business and trade in 18-century New York. Explore their unique stories and discover the goods and artifacts they imported, exported, and sold in shops with historical interpreters who bring their world to life.

Free with museum admission
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Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Inflation

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Celebrate Thanksgiving eve with a grand New-York Historical tradition: the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation. Members at the Family level and above are invited to enjoy festive treats and special access to watch the inflation fo the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon

$160/annual membership
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Saturday, December 7

LC Kids Free Saturdays at the Atrium: Paige Hernandez – Havana Hop

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets Upper West Side

Meet young Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba and learns to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style. All ages are invited to dance along at this dynamic participation play, Havana Hop, where multidisciplinary artist Paige Hernandez creates three generations of lively women and celebrates the joys of her multicultural heritage. Relaxed atmosphere with room to roam in the back. Sensory supports (noise-cancelling headphones and fidgets) are available to borrow. Snacks welcome. Enter at the doors on Broadway.

FREE
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Just Kidding: PuppetKabob – Dirty Gerts

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

See paper pop-up extravaganza all about growing pains. See a groovy blend of historical fiction, 60s pop culture puppets made entirely out of re-purposed paper products and colorful confetti. Come on get happy with Carol Lee Bell as she finds the fold to fitting in at school, and discovers the best way is to not actually fit at all. Part of the Just Kidding family performances series.

$17
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Families and Folk Art: Memory Palaces

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2020

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street)

Explore visualizations used to organize and recall stores of information in an ever-expanding mental landscapes on a guided tour of Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, then make your own 3D interpretation of a memory palace. Space is limited; online registration required.

FREE
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Young People’s Concerts: A Composer’s Toolkit

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until December 9, 2019

Lincoln Center
65th Street & Broadway

Learn about the tools composers use capture their unique musical sounds and ideas in an interactive New York Philharmonic concert conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts. Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers. Recommended for ages 6+

$16-$43
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Sunday, December 8

Young People’s Concerts: Music as a Change Agent

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lincoln Center
65th Street & Broadway

Drawing on centuries of repertoire, this interactive New York Philharmonic concert highlights composers whose works both reflect and contribute to larger social issues. Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers. Recommended for ages 6+

$16-$43
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