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Tuesday, November 5
Meet fascinating creatures in the largest and least understood habitat on earth. Explore the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds with stunning 3D footage of clever dolphins, cunning octopus, resourceful tusk fish and more biological wonders. Buy tickets in advance at the admissions desk. 2D screenings also available.
Wednesday, November 20
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…
These weekly drop-in classes feature incredible music performed by world-class musicians, familiar songs, activities, movement and singing. Each week meet a different professional musician and explore and try a new instrument. Save with semester passes ($20 for 8 classes).
This truly spectacular show is great 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. * Can be a bit loud and over-stimulating for some kids but the noise and bustle are more forgiving for those not behaving perfectly. * The theater is gorgeous but…
Three visionary Tony Award winners — playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) and set and costume designer Rob Howell (The Ferryman) — offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story. Transferring from a critically acclaimed run at London’s Old Vic. Limited $40 rush tickets available at box office day of show.
This wistful, mostly language-free theatrical adventure offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world. Created and staged by Slava Polunin, considered by many to be one of the world's greatest clowns, this Tony Award-nominated Olivier Award-winning spectacle is known for its climactic blizzard and its wordless clowns who roam a wintry landscape. Includes (fake) snow fights at intermission.
In partnership with The Diller-Quaile School of Music, this six-week program for preschoolers and their families explores how music and art playfully intertwine. Each class will embark on a thematic musical tour of the Museum’s galleries followed by an art-making experience in the studio. Experiment with how music and art work together through form, line, color, and texture. Includes live accompaniment with a professional musician
This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. All ages welcome.
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.
Thursday, November 21
Enjoy songs and poetry readings for ages 1 - 3 in a lovely room filled with objects intended to promote thought and creative association.
Friday, November 22
In this immersive theatrical adventure, kids and their families to become part of an empowering journey to save a mystical Island and its inhabitants from darkness. Actors guide young explorers through extravagantly designed spaces featuring live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, where they face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold. My kids loved this unique experience and keep asking to go back.
Join a 45-minute music class of upbeat tunes- fun children’s songs, rock n’ roll oldies and today’s hits in an upscale baby store. 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.
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride on ice. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the audience embark on a wild ride to favorite Disney destinations featuring excellent ice skaters, acrobatics and special effects. Travel with Moana to the sun-soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky. Impressive production numbers. It's a stadium,…
See wordless and quirky visual theater from the masked mimics of MUMMENSCHANZ. This playful production of timeless vignettes, RE:PLAY is as much about what you don't see as what you delightfully do. Includes pre-show activities in the spacious, friendly amenity-filled lobby.
Saturday, November 23
For the first time in forever, the whole FROZEN gang is coming to Alamo Drafthouse – a full-blown winter wonderland. Break out Elsa’s and Olaf’s costumes for a magical return to Arendelle. Enjoy activities, games and fun family photos before the movie. Build their own snowman, make a reindeer headband and much more. Snowman cookie decorating kits, collectible juice glassed and sketchbooks available for purchase.
Dance along to Mil’s Trills, a children’s music project dedicated to creating positive inclusive experiences that strive to empower young audiences and families at 10 am. Enjoy a magic show by Gary the Great at 11 am. Part of a weekly series in Hudson Eats (with lots of yummy options) in Brookfield Place.
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.
Children take the lead in this vibrant, interactive theatre shows. Performers and audience share the same space - children are always encouraged to participate and their imaginations help the story unfold. Sing, dance and laugh with colorful puppets and live music. Reserve tickets for 3 shows in advance and get a $5 discount for the rest of the season.
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 theatergoers ages 3-8. Clara’s narration throughout the performance helps young theatergoers follow the classic holiday story. Pre-show activities before every performance and photo ops with the cast after. Stroller parking available in the lobby of the theater complex.
Vital Theatre Company presents a cheery musical based on popular children's book Pinkalicious, about a pink-lover who eats so many pink cupcakes she changes colors.
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.
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is just right for Macy’s Santa – but what if he thinks he really is Santa? Skeptical Maureen O’Hara wants the store’s (pseudo) shrink Porter Hall to commit him, John Payne ends up defending him in court, and precocious kid Natalie Wood becomes convinced. Warning: can cause doubt in Santa believers.
Happening, high-design Industry City hosts several kid-friendly activities. Dance with a live band playing the music of Rihanna (12:30-2:30 pm), play games with Chess at Three (1-5 pm), see coin and card magic by Tyler Schwartz (2-4 pm) and jig to live Irish music (3-7 pm).
Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians and a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs. Seating is limited; first come, first served.
A musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief centers around teenager Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, as he struggles with his newfound powers and teenage angst. A story about self-discovery and embracing your differences, all set to rock music. Produced by TheaterWorksUSA. Discount tickets availble at TodayTix.