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Wednesday, October 27

Mozart for Munchkins: UWS Spooktacular

Central Park, Diana Ross Playground
10:00 am–10:45 am

Celebrate Halloween with favorites by Bach and Grieg, plus spooktacular Halloween tunes, and sing-alongs. Costumes encouraged; little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns can march to Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King." Dance and clap at an outdoor, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe,…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$37/adult, free for kids
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DRIFT: Fragile Future

The Shed
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Multidisciplinary artists DRIFT transform The Shed with sound, movement, and film.  Journey through a series of interconnected installations - from multitudes of shimmering lights that traverse the gallery like glowing seeds caught in the wind to massive concrete blocks, or Drifters, that magically float on air - exploring the universal desire to seek out connection…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25/adults, $8/seniors/students, free/ages 18 & under
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Jazz+Wednesdays

American Folk Art Museum
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 24, 2021

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook outside the American Folk Art Museum (which has a fun, free exhibit on American Weathervanes inside).

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Live Music at Industry City

Industry City
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Enjoy socially distanced live music - Bossa Nova, Jazz, Funk, 90s covers and more  - Wednesday-Friday evenings Saturday & Sunday afternoons at this public art & high design hub. Also find cool art and photo-ops throughout the buildings and courtyards plus tons of great international food options including Japan Village. Try Korean comfort food,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, October 28

Mozart For Munchkins: West Village Spooktacular

Greenwich House Music School
10:00 am–10:45 am

Join an outdoor, relaxed, interactive concert in the Greenwich House Music School Garden and celebrate Halloween with favorites by Bach and Grieg, plus spooktacular Halloween tunes, and sing-alongs. Costumes encouraged; little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns can march to Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King." All ages are welcome to dance, clap, and sing while enjoying …

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$37/adults, free/kids
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Piano Series at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2021

One event on October 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Enjoy live musical performances from a variety of artists on a rare, original 1932 Chippendale Steinway Grand M was restored by master craftsmen to meticulous historical accuracy and standards, encased in rich mahogany and finished with a warm satin veneer.  Comparable modern Chippendale Steinway grand pianos are in limited…
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Studio Ghibli Fest: Howl’s Moving Castle

AMC Empire 25
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

See acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's fantastical animated adventure on the big screen. Also at AMC Loews Kipps Bay, Regal Union Square, Regal Battery Park, New Rochelle and other theaters.

Suggested Ages:
FREE
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Live Music at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Enjoy live music from local musicians at Chelsea Market, which also has great food options and art throughout.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Bhangra In The Plaza

Greeley Square Park
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2021

In a bustling city, find community and move to the beat of the dhol with Bhangra In The Plaza. Watch and learn choreography that celebrates contemporary Indian music and dance. After Masala Bhangra's energetic dance performance, Sarina Jain, founder of Masala Bhangra, leads a Bhangra lesson followed by a dance party in the plaza to…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Friday, October 29

Winnie the Pooh

Theatre Row
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Featuring songs by the Sherman Brothers and by A.A. Milne, this beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation set deep in the Hundred Acre Wood is told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl (and Tigger too!). By the…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
$42-$192
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The Bandwagon

Metrograph Cinema
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
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One event on October 31, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Swanky cinema Metrograph screens Vincente Minnelli’s miraculous self-reflexive backstage musical masterwork starring Fred Astaire as Tony Hunter, an aging, out-of-fashion song-and-dance star, struggling to salvage his stardom by starring in a Broadway re-staging of Faust. Packed with show-biz inside jokes and show-stopping numbers courtesy Astaire and Cyd Charisse and crowned by the sprawling, film noir-inflected…

Suggested Ages: Adult Friendly to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly
$17
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A Happy Henson Halloween

Museum of the Moving Image
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm

See a selection of classic monsters, music, and Muppets, including episodes of The Muppet Show featuring Vincent Price and Alice Cooper and other haunting classic clips from Jim Henson’s work in a gorgeous theater at the Museum of the Moving Image.. Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin will introduce the screening and bring along…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under
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Saturday, October 30

The Learn. Play. Grow Center Halloween Community Event

Corlears School
9:00 am–3:00 pm

Join the Corlears School for weekly free, public programming intended to provide equitable creative play experiences to the community. Activities include Open Play and Halloween Activities in the school's backyard, Love Child Music and Movement, Arts for All Theater Class, Giant Room STEAM Activities and New York Live Arts Movement-Based Artistic Activities.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Boo at the Zoo

The Bronx Zoo
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 October 31, 2021

One event on October 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze, take a haunted pirate hayride, make creepy crafts, see magic acts, watch a musical with a witch and all her creepy crawly puppet friends and enjoy more Halloween-themed family fun at the zoo.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$39.95/ages 13+, $29.95/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under
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Seaport Trick or Treating & Hester Street Fair

Seaport District
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Come dressed in your Halloween best at a Halloween-themed edition of eclectic Hester Street Fair . Snack on crispy empanadas and other local treats while perusing themed antiques, jewelry, and vintage garments. Also shop locally grown fall produce, hot cider and baked goods from over 100 New York regional farmers and small-batch food producers at…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Halloween Harvest Festival

Socrates Sculpture Park
12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Socrates Sculpture Park's annual Halloween Harvest Festival, featuring a Celebrate Halloween in scenic Socrates Sculpture Park with a doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving and catapulting competition, artist-led workshops, and the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band. Two teams will square off in a pumpkin carving competition: Kids Vs. Adults.  A group of kids will challenge artist fellows…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Backyard At Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards
12:00 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

One event on October 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Watch live sports, movies and featured screenings on an outdoor 30-foot big screen. Reserve socially distant ‘pods’ with cabana-style seating in the courtyard of Hudson Yards. Also play lawn games, experience pop-up events and take part in family-friendly activities. Enjoy delicious bites from a rotation of food trucks curated by New York Food Truck Association.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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The Book of Life

Museum of the Moving Image
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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One event on November 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm

See a 2014 lively animated musical comedy weaving the Day of the Dead holiday and the theme of love transcending death. Bullfighter Manolo (Luna), who would rather wield a guitar than a sword, yearns for his childhood crush Maria (Saldana), but must face off with the swaggering military hero Joaquin (Tatum) for her affection. What…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15/ages 18+, $11/students & seniors, $9 ages 3-17
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City of Trash

Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join a found object puppet building workshop to build superheroes and complete the story of City of Trash residents who do not know what to do as their beloved city is overrun with waste (avaialble virtually beforehand). Bring scissors; glue/tape; markers; and a variety of found/recyclable objects. A theatrical experience created by Grand Pistachio, who…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Contemporary Dance at NYBG

New York Botanical Garden
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

A series of spontaneous outdoor performances among the spectacular Kusama: Cosmic Nature  celebrate the infinite possibilities of our connection with nature and each other. See renowned local companies like Pilobolus and Paul Taylor Dance Company among pretty flowers and a giant 'Dancing Pumpkin' sculpture. See our full guide to visiting NYBG.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$35/adults, $32/students & seniors, $15/ages 2-12
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Movie Night at the Garden: Coco

Queens Botanical Garden
7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Watch Coco outdoors in the Queens Botanical Garden. Go on an adventure with Miguel on Día de los Muertos, as he searches in the Land of the Dead for familia who shares his passion for music. Make sugar skull masks as an accompanying craft. Each ticket comes with after-hours admission to the Garden, a magic…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$12-$15
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Sunday, October 31

Seaport Halloween Block Party

Seaport District
11:00 am–6:00 pm

Paint pumpkins with the South Street Seaport Museum (12 – 4pm), enjoy face painting (1 – 3pm) and listen to live music sets with trick-or-treating for the kids and mysteriously refreshing treats available at Garden Bar for adults (12- 5pm). The pumpkin arch makes a great costumed photo-op. See our guide to the happening…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Frankenstein at Film Forum

Film Forum
11:00 am–12:30 pm

See a 90th Anniversary DCP Restoration of Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein. Karloff wordlessly conveys the Monster’s humanity and terror beneath the iconic makeup. Join a Frankenstein Costume Contest and win prizes,

May be too frightening for younger children.
Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$11
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Mozart for Munchkins: Jazz Spooktacular

Hudson Yards
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Enjoy a concert is lovers of jazzy brass, dancing, and bubbles of all ages. Come dressed up to join in a costume parade. Presented by Mozart for Munchkins at the fun-to-explore Camp Store in Hudson Yards.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 6
$30
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Rock And Roll Playhouse: Halloween Spooktacular

Brooklyn Bowl
12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Celebrate Halloween with a kid-friendly interactive rock concert, face painting, a costume contest and more festivities in super cool Brooklyn Bowl. Loud (bring hearing protection earmuffs for sensitive ears) with lots of dancing. Doors open at 11:00 am. Order pizza, salads, ribs, milkshakes, burgers and more from the in-house Blue Ribbon. Stay and bowl for…

Suggested Ages: All
$12, free/ages 1 & under
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Washington Market Park Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Party

Washington Market Park
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

This long-standing Tribeca tradition features a costume parade down Greenwich Street led by the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Marching Corps, culminating with a party in the decorated park with games and music.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Village Halloween Costume Ball

Theater for the New City
2:00 pm–10:00 pm

Enjoy performances, a costume competition and dancing in the street to swing and Latin bands at a an all-ages open-air celebration outside Theater for the New City (on East Tenth Street between First & Second Avenues). A large tent will provide rain protection.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hippo Halloween Celebration

Hippo Playground, Riverside Park
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

While the traditional Hippo Halloween Parade won't be happening this year, still enjoy Halloween fun with Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band.  

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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The Not-So-Spooky Ghost by Wonderspark Puppets

Hudson Yards
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
A timid ghost, his skeleton father and a mysterious scarecrow have lots of laughs in this all-ages Halloween puppet show. The little ghost can't scare a soul to please his Big Bad Dad, but help is on the way as the audience and some friends scare up some…
Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Monday, November 1

Day of the Dead Celebration

Museum of the Moving Image
4:00 pm–6:30 pm

Celebrate Day of the Dead with a performance by Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Academy, a group of talented teen and kid musicians, followed by a presentation of Aztec Mexica dance, poetry, and music from indigenous dance troupe Yayauhki Tezcatlipoka depicting the roots of this holiday. Explore a public altar in the Museum's courtyard, followed by a…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Broadway Performaces at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards
5:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 20, 2021

One event on November 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Enjoy live weekly Broadway performances from shows such as Aladdin, Chicago, Diana, Lion King, Moulin Rouge, Wicked, Waitress, Jagged Little Pill, Hadestown, Phantom of the Opera and more at stage on the 4th level of this interesting shopping complex. See our guide to Hudson Yards.  

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, November 2

Los Hacheros

Hudson Yards
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Enjoy a free concert by Brooklyn's Los Hacheros, a modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Their beat revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combines them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. See our guide…
Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Thursday, November 4

Start with Art and Music

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2021

Look, move, and sing while exploring art and music together in the galleries around the theme Música y Movimiento in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Part of a monthly series and absolutely magical. See our guide to the Met

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
Free with museum admission
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Friday, November 5

Chelsea Symphony

Chelsea Market
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 December 3, 2021

Come curbside to Chelsea Market along West 16th St on the first Friday of every month for a series of free, socially-distanced performances by musicians from The Chelsea Symphony. Enjoy participatory educational activities for kids.  

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, November 9

Magic Show with The Great Dubini

Hudson Yards
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Watch an amazing and hilarious magician who's performed on the streets of New York, the stage of Tokyo and beyond. Presented by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. See our guide to Hudson Yards.

 

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, November 14

Wonderspark Puppets at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 12, 2021

One event on November 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Enjoy free family friendly puppet shows from Wonderspark Puppets every other Sunday. See our guide to Hudson Yards.

 

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Tuesday, November 16

The Bailsmen

Hudson Yards
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Hear rhythmic jazz and vintage swing music from Brooklyn's The Bailsmen. These four young musicians mix the sounds of Paris, New Orleans and New York City hustle and bustle to form a uniquely fun and upbeat show. See our guide to Hudson Yards.

 

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Friday, December 3

First Friday at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

The Greek Revival period rooms of this splendid 19th century home close to the bay are currently only open 12 - 3 pm Saturdays & Sundays ($15/adults, $10/seniors & students), but the gorgeous grounds including specular formal, terraced gardens can be explored any day. Situated within a 60-acre New York City Landmark Historic District and is surrounded by a “forever wild” zoned forest. Look for a circa 1840 Carriage House, a Children’s Organic Garden, climbable sculptures, a colonial graveyard, an authentically fabricated Lenape wigwam and lots of nature.

Enjoy outdoor music the first Friday evening of each month and other interesting programming for all ages.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15/adults, $10/seniors & students
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Friday, December 10

Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas: A New Musical

The New Victory Theater
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2022

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Based on Jim Henson’s beloved television special, this tuneful tale takes audiences to Frogtown Hollow where Ma and Emmet Otter risk what little they have to make each other’s holiday dreams come true. Featuring a lovable cast of performers with puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and a toe-tapping score by legendary songwriter Paul Williams.…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
$25+
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