Browse Holiday Shops, a European inspired open-air market curated by Urbanspace featuring artisans from around the world. Shop for local crafts, artisan provisions, and exquisite gifts from around the world in housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks.
🎠 Ride the small, charming Le Carrousel specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, with brightly colored animals and French cabaret music (11 am-7 pm daily, $3/ride).
🍽 Try all sorts of international food, including ramen, macarons, crepes and chocolate in the market or cozy up with a festive cocktail and food to watch the ice skaters at the open-air The Lodge.
New York City’s longest-running indoor Holiday Fair returns to the stunning beaux-arts Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central. 36 local-artisan vendors offer one-of-a-kind products across a variety of categories, with a focus on quality craftsmanship and products made in New York and the United States. Shop a diverse mix of gift-able items, including men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, original artwork, jewelry, holiday keepsakes, home décor, self-care products, and more.
Stop by Jaques Torres in the Lexington passage for hot cocoa and other treats.
Mon-Sat, 10 am – 7 pm
Sun, 11 am – 6 pm
Shop over 160 vendors for unique gifts created by local craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs. Nibble on sweet and savory treats and sip on cider and cappuccino at this unique and eclectic holiday experience.
Mon – Fri 11 am – 8 pm
Sat – Sun 10 am – 8 pm
Shop for holiday gifts among booths featuring adorable puppets, gingerbread houses, handcrafted home accessories, handmade jewelry, and more at this charming market near the southwest entrance of Central Park. Don’t miss the nutella-stuffed churros, Japanese tacos, chocolate and savory truffles, and other delicious snacks.
Warm up in nearby Shops at Columbus Circle and watch the jazzy Holiday Under the Stars light show.
Nov 29 – Dec 24
Mon-Sat 11 am – 8 pm
Sun 11 am – 7 pm
Find gifts for everyone in our adorable holiday market trailers which feature Gifts for Home, Gifts Under $25, Gift for Them, Gifts for Kids, Wellness Gifts, and Pantry Gifts, all curated by presenting partner, Brik + Clik.
The striking architecture gets festive with “cobblestoned” paths, light projections, shiny snowmen, glistening garlands and cute photo-ops. Look for roaming carolers performing on the Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony on select afternoons.
Head upstairs to Eataly for culinary gifts from Italy including fluffy panettone cakes and holiday desserts, Caffarel chocolates, salumi and formaggi, truffles, and more.
Don’t miss the stunning luminaries at nearby Brookfield Place, accessible by an underground tunnel on bad weather days.
The Harlem Night Market is back this holiday season with fun, food & winter shopping at the historic, twinkling La Marqueta. Support local entrepreneurs and shop neighborhood eats, drinks & gifts in the.
Enjoy visits with Santa, a bounce house and 360-degree photo booth. Get on the dance floor with DJs Stormin’ Norman and Ted Smooth with special guests.
Shop for unique gifts from over 200 hand-picked independent local artisans, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers, and food entrepreneurs.
Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and giftable items: candles, skincare, fashion, handbags, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver- and glassware, and delicious artisanal treats and foods.
Profits are donated to four local public school.
Shop over 30 talented makers, artisans and small businesses who live and create in Brooklyn.
At Empire Stores in DUMBO, browse a curated selection of goods including handmade jewelry, apparel, body and skincare, tableware, and artisanal packaged food, then eat at Time Out Market, drop a letter off at Santa’s Mailbox and explore nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Mon-Fri 12 pm – 6 pm
Sat- Sun 11 am – 6 pm
Outdoor market presenter Urbanspace’s newest holiday market presents Brooklyn-based artisans, food and beverage operators, vintage and antique collectors selling one of a kind pieces and more to create and curate a Brooklyn centric market mix.
Shop a festive holiday market with a rotating roster of over 50 of the region’s most talented makers, designers and artisanal food brands offering a highly curated selection of impeccably crafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, handmade food items, home furnishings and more. Come discover unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
Not far from the New York Transit Museum, which has a great gift shop.
Shop mom owned vendors for gifts for everyone from kids, to spouses.
Enjoy cocktails by MiniBar, gifts from sponsors and and a special live performance by the Shaw Time Duo. A child area with face paintings will be provided by sponsorT he Bubble Brigade with free pizza.
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 Warhol. Join Wearecolores for a earning adventure of songs and crafts with native Spanish speakers. Groove to playful jazz trio Chaz Martineau.
Just in time for the holidays, 35 artists in DUMBO open their studios to the public to sell their art. Organized by the DUMBO Improvement District and Art in DUMBO, Shop the Studios is an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to connect directly with artists working in DUMBO, Brooklyn, explore their studios, and take home an original artwork priced for the holidays.
Shop more local artists at the DUMBO x Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market. Stop by Shop the Studios information table at the Brooklyn Flea market to learn more.
Make holiday purchases that directly support local artists and the local arts scene. Shop unique artisan items, handmade gifts and affordable artworks include media–ceramics, wood, prints, jewelry, accessories and homewares, available at every price point. Collect works by local, emerging and mid-career artists.
Monday– Wednesday 10am-5pm
Shop 50+ artisanal vendors from around the Westchester County region. Pick up your Christmas tree or holiday wreath and find interesting and unique gifts for all age, then walk to nearby downtown restaurants for a drink and a bite to eat.
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Friday, November 1
Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.
Make cheerful cards for isolated seniors. Use big print (not cursive) so the card is easy to read. Provide stickers and stencils to help the younger kids. Adults can make cards too. Join the NYC-based Caring By Card Nursing Home Project, donate through DOROT and Meals on Wheels NYC or check with local nursing…
Join hosts Guy Raz and the hilarious Mindy Thomas on a journey into the wonders of the world. Go inside brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology - with lots of wacky fun along the way. One of our family's faves.
Hear sound- and music-rich radio plays based on folktales from around the world. Explore important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity with guest stage and screen stars. Each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups. My daughter's favorite at bedtime.
Find great books recommendations for all ages in all sorts of diverse & inclusive categories, from Harlem Renaissance picture books to graphic novels talking about race. Includes themed collections like Halloween, Weddings,, Kids with Disabilities and RBG. Find links to buy at bookshop.org, an alternative to amazon that supports independent bookstores.
Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
Albert Einstein is a NY-loving graffitist in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives. See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian -…
Order rustic Italian cooking, including handmade pastas, cured salumi, artisanal cheeses, panini, salads, soups, and desserts, from the counter to eat at rows of communal, high-design tables. Kids menu with pizza, pasta etc. available as well as cute high chairs. The line to order can get pretty long mid-day, but near a gift shop for…
Thursday, January 2
Watch short, well-written animated films on a variety of topics including antiracism & Black history, STEM, arts, math and much more starring a very funny robot. Take quizzes and play games to test what you learned. Two editions, for ages K-3 or 4th -12th Grade (which can thoughtfully address some weighty topics, so monitor…
Saturday, February 1
Contact your local soup kitchen to ask if they accept donations of home cooked meals or desserts. Find easy recipes that include stirring, scooping, and other kid-friendly steps. Here are tips for cooking for crowds (you may need to borrow extra pots etc. from friends); we’ve found baked ziti, roasted baby carrots and brownies all scale well.…
Monday, February 10
Lots of seating to eat (counter-service) pizza that regularly appears on best of NYC lists. The signature Nonna Maria — thin-crust specimen with mozzarella, marina, parm, and basil — is delicious but might be too spicy for some young palates. Fresh, flavorful cheese, pepperoni etc also available plus appetizers, pastas, salads, and dessert. Fun…
Wednesday, April 1
Follow along step by step as a professional artist and his kid draw animals, emojis, people, vehicles and more. Clear, simple steps turn anyone into an illustrator.
Children's Museum of the Arts' blog features how-to videos and detailed instructions for art projects like Paper Chains of Kindness and Collaborative Drawing Games. Projects can be adapted for different ages and made with materials around the house.
Listen to hundreds of audio books handpicked by Audible editors, including original exclusive content (we love The Mystwick School of Musicraft). Choose from a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian selections also available. Free 30-day-trials available.
Find a trove of educational, easy-to-set up creative and sensory activities from a K-1 teacher turned SAHM. So many great ideas, quick & easy to messy messy, babies to tweens plus links to useful art supplies. Follow their great instagram account for daily inspiration.
An educator and mom to 3 shares daily 'Breakfast Invitations,' easy-to-set-up sensory and art activities for preschoolers and toddlers.
Take virtual journeys to over 1,200 museums around the world via Google Arts & Culture. See collections and gallery views of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology, Paris's Musée d'Orsay and more (plus NYC faves like the Whitney, Guggenheim and MoMA).
This fascinating historic museum (now partially open for visits) hosts engaging live educational programs for all ages, audio and video resources (including the inspirational We Rise) and interactive 360 degree tours drawing on its world-renowned collections. Excellent educator resources including videos, remote lesson plans, and media-rich curriculum website Women…
Find tutorials and interactive ways to collaborate and make media art with Astoria's Museum of Moving Image educators. Create Jim Henson-inspired puppets, learn about film editing and apply to have your media art shared on their YouTube channel.
MoMA provides resources and ideas—from art-making activities to books and films—to spark creativity and fun at home. Explore artworks in MoMA’s collection through activities (available in English and Spanish), watch favorite kid-friendly short films with prompts to spark discussion, dig deeper into Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, find favorite Children’s Books about Art, listen…
The acclaimed Alvin Ailey dance company shares full length videos of past performances. Also see videos of company members dancing the landmark Revelations and other pieces together from home, join free online dance classes and check out the great Resource Guide for Educators. Find free live and on-demand classes for all ages in a variety of dance…
Learn about musical culture and tradition around the world - African-American Freedom Songs, South African Zulu songs and many more - with lessons plans, music and video featuring global artists. The well-designed site features a world map to explore. Also Learn about symphony orchestras in an animated adventure in Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures.
Watch curated educated videos on the from Jazz at Lincoln Center's educational programs and learn about it's roots in African-American traditions and communities. WeBop instructors demonstrate fun activities to get families swinging and singing, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra share performance secrets, and Middle School Jazz Academy instructors break down jazz techniques.…
Learn about African American art history with curated lists from Culture Type, a website exploring art by and about people of African descent. Find gorgeous books about Jean-Michel Basquiat, fashion designer Ann Cole Lowe, Jacob Lawrence and other great black artists on posts Black Art History: 10 Children’s Books Illuminate the…
Learn about a range of subjects for grades K-12 though catchy, educational hip-hop songs. Watch videos about math, history, science and more, learn new words, take quizzes then (this is the coolest part) write short raps/songs using your new words and knowledge.
Watch short videos taught by excellent instructors with an electronic whiteboard in just about any subject for preschool through college. The free Khan Academy Kids app (for ages 2-7) teaches reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, and more through open-ended activities and games like drawing, storytelling, and coloring guided by adorable animal characters. Also…
The educational arm of Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science offers online kids science courses, videos, games, puzzles, quizzes and science experiments in fun topics like the science of soccer and (safe) homemade explosives.
Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices. Learn puppetry, dance, songwriting and other art forms with simple materials found at home with Lincoln Center Pop-up…
Join a former Disney duo on a musical adventure for the whole family. A cast of quirky characters navigate timely challenges to help kids save the world. Explore topics like honeybees and pollinators, plastic in the oceans, germs and our immune system, inclusion and kindness vs. bullying (as expressed by a T-Rex!) and…
Get creative and have fun with the creator of cult favorites Dog Man and Captain Upderpants. Watch short videos of Pilkey drawing and reading aloud and download printable activity sheets, drawing guides, comic book creators, games and more.
Engage with the vast CMS archive of concerts and lectures including the Meet the Music family programs, short videos with the wacky Inspector Pulse and Digging Downbeats with Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry (who has his own web series). Weekly themed classical music playlists include fun assignments and activities.
Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History, US President's Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, popular American songs and more. Designed for grades K-12.
Explore classical music with dramatic stories based around works by Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other great composers. My kids especially love Mozart's Magic Fantasy: A Journey Through 'The Magic Flute' about a girl and a dragon's journey through the Queen of the Night's realm to Sarastro's castle featuring dialogue mixed in…
Play art-inspired games, take cheeky quizzes, find art activities, and share your art on a fun website from British museums Tate and Tate Modern. Find detailed instructions for activities such as "think like the artist Alberto Giacometti" and create interesting portraits and landscapes.
Find tons of games, activities, experiments and projects from Queen's New York Hall of Science. At-Home STEM resources encourage open-ended exploration and imaginative learning. Learn about physics, engineering, design, biology, math, chemistry and more with videos, instructions for experiments and art projects, interactive graphic novels, engaging apps and more.
Learn that history can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone in a podcast featuring stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more. A professional music…
This absurdist sketch comedy show based on stories written by kids features original music and celebrity special guests. Young listeners are invited to submit their own stories that might be brought to live in the podcast or a future live show. Find comprehensive activity guides for each episode online with recipes, poetry lessons, and more.…
Kindie musicians Andrew & Polly and their friends consider music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast enjoyable for kids and grown-ups. Developmentally appropriate & absurdist but never untrue.
Learn about extraordinary, inspiring women women in a podcast based on global best-selling book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (a great purchase for all ages). Features famous leaders like Harriet Tubman and RBG as well as lesser known heroes from around the world.