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Tuesday, November 5

Oceans: Our Blue Planet

November 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West+ Google Map

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.

$28/adult, $16.50, ages 2-12, $16.50, seniors & students (includes museum admission)
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Wednesday, November 20

Yeti, Set, Snow!

November 20 @ 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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Mozart in the Classroom Upper East Side

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Ave at East 93rd Street+ Google Map

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).  

$35
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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Multiple shows daily 10:30 am to 8 pm
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Avenue at 50th Street Midtown+ Google Map

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…

$25-$300+
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A Christmas Carol on Broadway

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Lyceum Theatre
149 West 45th Street+ Google Map

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.

$49-$109 with discount code CCPBL925
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Slava’s Snowshow on Broadway

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until January 5, 2020

One event on November 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Stephen Sondheim Theater
124 West 43rd Street between Broadway & Ave of the Americas+ Google Map

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.

$59+
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The Sound of Color Series

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street Upper East Side

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

$36 /session, $200/series
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Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Old Stone House
336 3rd Sreet

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.

$5 suggested donation
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Big Apple Circus

November 20 @ 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 21

Tiny Poets Time

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Poets House
10 River Terrace Soho/Tribeca/LES+ Google Map

Enjoy songs and poetry readings for ages 1 - 3 in a lovely room filled with objects intended to promote thought and creative association.

FREE
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Friday, November 22

Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

One event on October 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

One event on November 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Pip’s Island
400 West 42nd Street+ Google Map

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.

$24.50 with code ISLAND50 (limited time offer)
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Jam with Jamie

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Brookfield Place
220 Vesey Street Lower Manhattan

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.

$32
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Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 29, 2019

NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike

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,…

$19-$95
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RE:PLAY

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Friday, repeating until December 1, 2019

One event on December 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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.

$17+
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Saturday, November 23

Frozen II Family Party

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 29, 2019

One event on November 30, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
445 Albee Square West Brooklyn+ Google Map

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.

$15
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Brookfield Place Saturday Morning Show: Mil’s Trills & Gary the Great

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brookfield Place
220 Vesey Street Lower Manhattan

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.

FREE
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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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Tales from the Shed

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 25, 2020

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 25, 2020

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.

$15 per person
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My First Nutcracker

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street Midtown+ Google Map

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.  

$32.25
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Pinkalicious The Musical

November 23 @ 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 28, 2019

St. Luke’s Theatre
308 West 46th Street Midtown

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.

$49.50
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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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Film Forum Jr.: Miracle on 34th Street

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 8, 2019

Film Forum
209 West Houston Street

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.

$9
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Rock And Roll Playhouse: Rihanna, Chess at Three, Magic & Irish Music

November 23 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Industry City
220 36th Street Brooklyn

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).

FREE
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Cara’s Caterpillars

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

FREE
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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 5, 2020

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.

$39-$199
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