Holiday Still Happenings

It may be January, but some of NYC’s extensive holiday festive decor, shows, trains and other seasonal delights are still around.

Beauty & the Beast The Musical

The Players Theatre ~ 115 MacDougal Street
West Village/East Village

$21 at this link
Feb 24 – Apr 28

See an adaptation of  the story of a young girl named Beauty who didn’t seem to fit in based on the original book by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont (not the Disney version) with charming musical numbers, dancing, amusing characters, wonder and magic. Free family workshops 1 hour prior to performances.


Beauty & the Beast The Musical

The Players Theatre ~ 115 MacDougal Street
West Village/East Village

$21 at this link
Feb 23 – Apr 28

See an adaptation of  the story of a young girl named Beauty who didn’t seem to fit in based on the original book by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont (not the Disney version) with charming musical numbers, dancing, amusing characters, wonder and magic. Free family workshops 1 hour prior to performances.


Puss in Boots

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park ~ West 79th Street & Central Park West
Upper West Side

$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months
Mar 20 – Sep 15

See a classic story with a twist at historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Looking for a change, sly cat Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend to his owner Fergus Mundingle. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers – though fun for older kids, who espeically like the marionette demonstration at the end


Winter Garden Wonderland at The Standard East Village

The Standard, East Village ~ 25 Cooper Square
West Village/East Village

$10/fried apple pie,

Nov 28 – Mar 30

Cozy up in heated alpine yurts with complimentary furs to borrow for the night and dine on fondue, fried apple pies and more cozy treats (and sip on hot spiked drink or kid-safe spiced apple sider and super dark hot chocolate). Also pick up a tree, its trimmings and an extra toddy at a tree market with Crest Hardware. A portion of all tree sales will benefit The Lower East Side Girls Club.


 READ  

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This holiday classic belongs in every family’s library. Perfect for reading aloud at special holiday moments to cleverly celebrate the true meaning of Christmas (spoiler alert – it’s not about the presents).

The Magic Flute: An Opera by Mozart
Simple prose with dialogue and occasional sound effects and Kyra Teis’s painted papers and collages tell the fantastical story of Mozart’s famous opera. Prince Tamino must save Princess Pamina from her evil mother, the Queen of the Night with the help of a magic flute that charms both animals and humans and jovial bird-catcher Papageno. Includes an introductory spread of the ethnically diverse characters and a parent-teacher guide with ideas for activities.

The Nutcracker by New York City Ballet
Prep for the quintessential New York City Ballet Nutcracker with a gorgeous picture book that mimics George Balanchine’s choreography and illustrations inspired by the backdrops and scenery from the actual production. A holiday favorite with stylish and modern sensibility.