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Saturday, January 1

Six

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power. More like a rock concert than a traditional musical, with each of the wives singing her story in the style of pop stars…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$99-$399
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Wednesday, May 18

Stomp

Orpheum Theater
2:00 pm–3:45 pm

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at, this inventive show stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. No plot, just a rotating cast of eight energetic performers making musical magic out of unexpected objects. ⏱ One hour 45 minutes with…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$48-$100
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Saturday, May 28

Wicked

Gershwin Theatre

This mega-hit musical take on The Wizard of Oz tells the backstory of the the misunderstood, green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and bubbly popular Glinda. Their initial rivalry turns in an unlikely friendship as they discover that the labels good and evil can be misused. Memorable pop-sounding songs, a large cast in spectacular…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$105-$232
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Sunday, May 29

Aladdin

New Amsterdam Theatre
2:00 pm–4:30 pm

Based on the 1992 animated film, the Disney Theatrical Productions musical tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose life changes when he meets a magical genie that can grant him three wishes. Hear all the classic songs, plus new ones that deepen the main character's stories. Abu has been replaced by a trio of…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$57.50-$199.50
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Wednesday, June 1

The Music Man

Winter Garden Theatre

The beloved musical classic returns in a new production with superstars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Considered one of America’s greatest musicals, 'The Music Man' centers on con man Harold Hill's arrival in Iowa preparing to peddle the same musical instrument scam he’s been perpetuating all over the Midwest. However, things become complicated when he…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Little Shop of Horrors

Westside Theatre
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

A man-eating plant sings retro rock in an award-winning Off-Broadway revival of the 1982 horror-sci-fi-musical comedy by Disney legends Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  A hapless resident of 1950s Skid Row discovers a fascinating, blood-thirty plant and figures out how to feed him. Featuring an all star cast of Broadway faves (Tammy Blanchard, Rob McClure…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
$69-$139
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Thursday, September 8

Funny Girl

August Wilson Theatre
7:00 pm–10:30 pm

See a classical musical comedy starring (after some off-stage drama) Glee's Lea Michele as the indomitable Fanny Brice, an early 1900s girl from the Lower East Side who dreams of being a Ziegfeld star. Features iconic songs like “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People" and an excellent supporting cast with…

Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$6-$219
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Tuesday, September 20

The Phantom of The Opera

Majestic Theatre
8:00 pm–10:30 pm

Catch the longest-running show in Broadway history before it closes in February. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gothic mega-musical based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel tells the story of the disfigured Phantom, who haunts the stage of the Paris Opera, obsessed with a beautiful young soprano. Elaborate sets & costumes, thrilling spectacle and an unforgettable musical score.…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+
$38-$268
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Wednesday, September 21

Beetlejuice

Marquis Theatre
7:00 pm–9:30 pm

Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this irreverent musical tells the story of an unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a zany demon with a thing for stripes.  A catchy pop score, an astonishing set, cool special effects and a hilarious titular character make this a…

Suggested Ages: 10 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$69-$249
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Friday, September 23

Sesame Street: The Musical

Theatre Row
11:00 am–8:00 pm

See Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Sesame Street favorites in a new Off-Broadway musical. This all-new stage show features live puppetry and classic Sesame Street songs, plus new numbers by Broadway's brightest songwriters (including Tony Award winner Tom Kitt) and…

Suggested Ages: All
$36-$76
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Friday, September 30

Wake Up, Daisy!

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
11:00 am–12:00 pm

The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 9
$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months
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Thursday, November 10

Big Apple Circus: DREAM BIG!

Lincoln Center
7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Local troupe Big Apple Circus Big Apple Circus returns with its intimate family-friendly shows with clowns, horse-riding dogs, horizontal juggling, aerial duo, flying trapeze and more in a one-ring Big Top tent at Lincoln Center. Experience the excitement of its dazzling newest extravaganza: “DREAM BIG!” here astonishing wonders and daring acrobatics set imaginations soaring to…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25-$153, free/ages 1 & under
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Saturday, November 12

Circus Vazquez

Citi Field
12:00 pm–9:30 pm

See a circus from Mexico City featuring a multi-national cast in a pink-and-blue big top tent. Acts include jugglers, acrobats, aerial, bikers, clowns and more. Classic circus vendor items available for purchase such as popcorn, cotton candy, nachos, funnel cakes, churros, snow cones and more. Save up to 55% on tickets through Groupon.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$20-40/adults, $25/kids
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Saturday, November 19

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall
11:00 am–12:30 pm

A truly spectacular show for all ages, even toddlers, with fabulous dancing by the talented Rockettes, dazzling costumes, special effects, camels, sheep and Santa Clause (many, many Santa Clauses in one of our favorite numbers). Includes a 10-minute Nutcracker section danced by giant bears that little kids love. New this year, the Rockettes don wings…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$41-$599, free/ages 1 & under
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Friday, November 25

Holiday Time in PaleyLand

The Paley Center for Media
12:00 pm–6:00 pm

Explore four floors of interactive holiday fun - photo-ops with holiday backgrounds including Santa's sleigh & a menorah, a classic model railroad display, hot cocoa and candy canes. See screenings of holiday films & TV shows, including big-screen premieres. Screenings in two theaters include stop motion classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Comin’…

Suggested Ages: All
$21.50, $17/students, teachers & seniors, free/ages 11 & under
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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Lincoln Center
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Experience the lavish New York City Ballet Nutcracker that started it all in 1954, featuring exquisite costumes, magnificent sets and top-notch dance talent. See twirling snowflakes, leaping candy canes, waltzing flowers, and so much more to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score (played live by a full orchestra). Pricey but priceless; wait until your kid is able to…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$90-$305
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Sunday, November 27

A Sherlock Carol

New World Stages
2:00 pm–4:30 pm

Two beloved classic tales come together in a holiday-themed mystery. Reunite with beloved the characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in a story of intrigue and suspense, with a helping of holiday cheer. When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$39-$129
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Thursday, December 1

Santa Snow Show

Nordstrom NYC
2:00 pm–6:30 pm

Catch Santa and his elves at daily at 2 pm & 6 pm along the store’s escalator. Grab a photo on modern, colorful stairs. Participate in a daily “Santa Snow Show” with the jolly old elf and a magical in-store snowfall, Thursday to Sunday, the Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program drumline joins. Anytime, write…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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A Christmas Carol Starring Jefferson Mays

Nederlander Theatre
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Dickens' timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as talented Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays plays over 50 roles.  A magical feat of storytelling and virtuosic acting (that may be a bit spooky and intense for younger kids). ⏱ 95 minutes, no intermission 🎟 Discount tickets available at TodayTix  

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$79.50-$214.50
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A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House


6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Join Charles. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum. Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance…

Suggested Ages: 10 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$65-$105
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Saturday, December 3

The Steadfast Tin Soldier & Nutcracker Sweets

Puppetworks
12:30 pm–1:30 pm

See classic Christmas tales adapted for hand-painted marionettes - The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen' and Tchaikovsky's 'Land of Sweets' dances. December 3 - December 18 Saturdays & Sundays 12:30 & 2:30 pm Daily December 26 –30 12:30 & 2:30 pm

Suggested Ages: 3 to 12
$10-$11
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Jingle Fest

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for a festive, family-friendly and free holiday concert and sing-along. Features BKCM faculty, students, and special guests.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15, free/ages 2 & under
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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 Saturday, repeating until Dec 17, 2022

Enjoy live music from local musicians outside Chelsea Market, which also has great food options.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid

Axis Theatre
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Axis Company's interactive play with music, adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, features Axis' signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis production—which teases out some plausible subtexts and includes timely pop cultural references—resonates equally well for adults. Children in the…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
$5-$20/adults, $10/students & seniors, $5/kids
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Lincoln Center Presents at the Atrium

David Rubenstein Atrium
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 17, 2022

Join Lincoln Center for concerts with artists from across the globe in genres ranging from swing to Afro-Peruvian to opera. Performers change daily; some are more kid-friendly than others, but the vibe is usually relaxed with space to walk and dance in the back. The indoor space is weather proof but with fountains and plant-covered…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, December 4

Mozart For Munchkins: Old Stone House

Old Stone House
10:30 am–11:30 am
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One event on Oct 16, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on Nov 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on Dec 4, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join a relaxed, interactive concert with kid-friendly classical, jazz, sing-alongs bubbles & an instrument petting zoo. All ages are welcome to dance, clap, and sing while enjoying the artistry of professional musicians including special guests artists. Also at other locations on other days throughout NYC.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$37/adults, free/kids
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My First Nutcracker

Theatre Row
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 22, 2022

One event on Dec 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

Join Clara and the Prince as they travel to a magical kingdom filled with delicious treats, dancing flowers and a pesky mouse king in this holiday classic reimagined by New York City Children's Theater for theatergoers ages 3-8. Clara’s narration throughout the performance helps young theatergoers follow the classic holiday story in this interactive dance theater…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 8
$32.25
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New York City Ballet Children’s Workshops

Lincoln Center
11:30 am–12:30 pm
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One event on Dec 3, 2022 at 11:30 am

One event on Dec 4, 2022 at 11:30 am

One event on Dec 17, 2022 at 11:30 am

One event on Feb 18, 2023 at 11:30 am

One event on Feb 19, 2023 at 11:30 am

One event on May 21, 2023 at 1:30 pm

One event on May 27, 2013 at 11:30 am

NYCB Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, concluding in a lively performance for accompanying family and friends, in the company's rehearsal studios. No prior dance training needed. See and learn more dancing at Family Saturdays at the theater. 😷 Masks required. Attendees required to present either proof of full…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
$15
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Fifth Avenue for All

Fifth Avene
12:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Dec 18, 2022

For the first time, NYC is making Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th pedestrian-only on select December Sundays. Enjoy the famous midtown decor with more room to spread out - and no cars. Enjoy a range of performances, including choirs, drum lines, and a samba group. Food and beverage vendors and public seating available,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Rock And Roll Playhouse at Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Dec 18, 2022

Dance and sing along to the music of iconic rockers at an interactive and educational live music experience for families at the super cool Brooklyn Bowl. Featured musicians change weekly, from David Bowie to John Lennon to Tom Petty. Loud (bring hearing protection earmuffs for sensitive ears) with lots of dancing. Doors open at 11:00…

Suggested Ages: All
$12, free/ages 1 & under
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New York Theatre Ballet Nutcracker

Brookfield Place
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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Friday 7 pm, Saturday 1 pm & 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm

See a ticketed performance of New York Theatre Ballet's kid-friendly, one-hour version of the Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet The Nutcracker in the Winter Garden benefitting Brookfield Place’s charitable partner, City Harvest. Set in Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by Keith Michael, this production features clockwork imps, an owl that flies above the audience,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Double Dutch Holiday Classic

Apollo Theater
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Watch the best Double Dutch teams in the world compete in speed and music fusion events. Nearly 100,000 girls and boys representing schools and community centers throughout the United States and the world compete for team positions at the national and international events.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$39.95+
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Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

AMT Theater
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Dec 31, 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Dec 11, 2022

Elegant, energetic beloved book character Fancy Nancy comes to life in an hour-long musical from Vital Theatre Company. What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles - and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 10
$39.50-$59.50
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Sutton Pop Up Market

100 Sutton St
2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Enjoy art, music, shopping (and sipping!) a combo arts show/holiday market. Pick up one-of-a-kind gifts and support local artists, crafters, and performers. Shop local talents across art, accessories, home goods, décor, jewelry, handmade gifts and more. Sign up for workshops throughout the day. Experiment with printmaking techniques and create holiday art work inspired by Andy…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music

The Seaport
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Jun 4, 2023

Join South Street Seaport Museum in person or virtually for a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses. See our guide to the Seaport.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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A Very Electric Christmas

Queens Theatre
4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Queens Theatre audience favorite Lightwire Theater returns for one performance of their holiday show. Follow the story of a young bird, named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole...his adventure begins. Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms…

Suggested Ages: All
$18, $60/four tix with code 4FOR60
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Carl Schurz Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Carl Schurz Park
5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Sing carols with the Il Cantori Choir and Orbital Brass by candlelight while sharing candy canes and hot chocolate as the park’s tree is lit. Held snow, rain or balmy weather.  

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, December 5

Le Carrousel Extravaganza

Bryant Park
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until Dec 6, 2022

Enjoy rotating entertainment by the charming Le Carrousel - scientific marvels, singing and hopping along, trickery and magic, storytimes and puppet shows. See our guide to Bryant Park.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Tuesday, December 6

Stomp, Clap & Sing

Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library
10:30 am–11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Dec 20, 2022

Clap, dance, sing and party along with local acclaimed musicians in free interactive concerts. Seating is limited. First come, first served.  

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Tuesday Morning Music

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
10:30 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Mar 28, 2023

Singer and guitar/banjo player Kyle Tigges shares songs with folks of all ages in a cross-generational singalong. Come down to Jalopy to sing, dance, or even just to hang out and listen. We'll keep things easy-going as we slowly get the music flowing again. Space is limited so register in advance; wWalk-ins welcome until space…

Suggested Ages: All
$10-$20 suggested donation
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