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Events for kids this week in New York

Activities, events, performances, festivals and other things to do with kids throughout New York City over the next seven days.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

  • Critics choice
  • Free

An annual pilgrimage here never fails to remind us why we love New York

  1. Rockefeller Plaza Fifth and Sixth Aves, between 48th and 49th Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Jan 7
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Grand Central Holiday Train Show

  • Free

While you’re exploring the New York Transit Museum, be sure to visit its

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Feb 22
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Macy's Santaland

  • Price band: 1/4

Head up to the eighth floor of the Herald Square behemoth for 13,000 sqare

  1. Macy's Herald Square 151 W 34th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 24
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Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is

  • Price band: 1/4

See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's new permanent

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sat Feb 28
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Science Playground

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, climb a giant

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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GingerBread Lane

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids will adore this totally sweet, Guiness World Record-winning exhibit

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 11
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Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins

  • Price band: 2/4

The former Human Biology and Evolution Hall has evolved into an

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This exhibit explores our 4.5-billion-year-old solar system through

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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12 Days of Science

  • Price band: 1/4

Just because school's out doesn't mean you need to stay bored. Curious

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 30
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"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"

  • Critics choice

It's a balmy 80 degrees in the museum's 1,200-square-foot vivarium, which

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Mon May 25
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"Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Take a journey back in time as you peruse this vintage collection of

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Feb 22
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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

You'll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which—after 86 years—still

  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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Holiday Train Show

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Some 150 landmarks featured in NYBG's popular diorama are made entirely

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Mon Jan 19
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Columbus Circle Holiday Market

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Run by the same company that organizes the Holiday Market at Union Square,

  1. Columbus Circle Holiday Market Central Park South, at Central Park West
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 24
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Origami Holiday Tree

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Around 1,000 handmade origami ornaments adorn the holiday season's

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 11
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"Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park"

Water has played a big part in the design and maintenance of Central Park.

  1. Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center enter at E 110th St and Fifth Ave
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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"Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street"

  • Price band: 1/4

In partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, CMOM explores the

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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"Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs"

By virtue of dinosaurs' size, diversity and the fact that they disappeared

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 4
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Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

  • Price band: 2/4

Superheroes-in-training are granted special S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the

  1. Discovery Times Square 226 W 44th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 4
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"Mac Conner: A New York Life"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

McCauley ("Mac") Conner made a career in the publishing industry of New

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Mon Jan 19
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From Soil to Oil

Learn about the ancient art of oil-pressing and other seasonal traditions

  1. Jewish Children's Museum 792 Eastern Pkwy, at Kingston Ave
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 24
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One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature

Little bookworms can take in some literary history at the Grolier Club,

  1. The Grolier Club 47 E 60th St, between Madison and Park Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sat Feb 7
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Grand Central Terminal Annual Holiday Fair

For once, take a leisurely stroll through Grand Central instead of rushing

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall 42nd St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 24
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"Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters"

  • Price band: 2/4

If Hurricane Sandy has taught New Yorkers anything, it's that no one is

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Aug 9
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Holiday Train Show

  • Price band: 2/4

A perfect excursion for train lovers of every age, the New York Botanical

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Mon Jan 19
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Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York: Assembled Realities

Little New Yorkers will love seeing their world in a new light through

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Feb 15
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Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

  • Price band: 1/4

A holiday tradition at the Met Museum since 1957, this towering Christmas

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Jan 6
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Robot Swarm

Kids will marvel at the Museum of Mathematics' futuristic new exhibit,

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Mon Dec 14
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The Three Bears Holiday Bash

  • Price band: 1/4

This seasonal offering of song, dance and, of course, puppetry comes from

  1. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre west side, at 79th St
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 30
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Bloomingdale's Santaland

  • Price band: 1/4

Venture to Bloomingdale's this holiday season for a chance to meet Santa

  1. Bloomingdale's 1000 Third Ave, at 59th St, 10022
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 23
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The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free

More than 125 artisans fill the custom-designed kiosks encircling Bryant

  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 4
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Blue Man Group

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Three deadpan, blue-skinned men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry

  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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"Drawn to Language"

  • Price band: 1/4

Let your pint-sized Picassos discover artistic works that speak to

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 11
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"Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger and Kinder"

Go behind the scenes with Elmo, Grover, Big Bird and other furry friends

  1. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sat Jan 31
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Lord & Taylor holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Lord & Taylor, the oldest luxury retail department store in the U.S., is

  1. Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth Ave, between 38th and 39th Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Thu Jan 1
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"Into the Third Dimension: 3D Printing for Young Artists"

  • Price band: 1/4

Mini minecraft-lovers and other video game gurus have likely mastered the

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 11
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Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis

  • Price band: 3/4

Gotham's favorite circus troupe kicks off an all-new sawdust spectacular

  1. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center W 62nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 11
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Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

  • Price band: 2/4

Take your brood aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan for a classic, cozy

  1. Chelsea Piers Eleventh Ave, between 17th and 23rd Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Fri Jan 2
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Gingerbread House Decorating Classes

  • Price band: 3/4

Parents and their petite pastry chefs can craft delicious dwellings out of

  1. Taste Buds Classes 109 W 27th St, at Sixth Ave, tenth Floor
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 23
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Holiday Under the Stars

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Take a break from Christmas shopping and check out Time Warner Center’s

  1. Time Warner Center 10 Columbus Circle, at Broadway
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 4
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World's Largest Menorah Lighting

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Fifth Avenue at 59th St. This 32-ft menorah requires a crane to light its

  1. Grand Army Plaza enter at Flatbush Ave and Prospect Park West
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 23
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This Lincoln Center production is the one people have in mind when they

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sat Jan 3
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

  • Price band: 3/4

Even the grumpiest of grinches will work up some holiday spirit after

  1. 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (Seventh Ave), between 31st and 33rd Sts
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Dec 28
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Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

More than 100,000 visitors make the pilgrimage to this south Brooklyn nabe

  1. Location TBA
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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Aladdin

  • Price band: 2/4

This adaptation of the Disney classic tops the rest with its

  1. New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jul 5
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A Christmas Memory

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Treat your family to some southern hospitality at this down-home holiday

  1. 103 E 15th St, between Union Sq East and Irving Pl
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 4
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Swamp Juice

  • Price band: 2/4

Puppeteer Jeff Achtem marvels as he uses everyday items like bits of wood,

  1. 27 Barrow St, at Seventh Ave South
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Sun Jan 4
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The Fantasticks

  • Price band: 2/4

It won't knock your socks off, but this musical revival (the original was

  1. 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Wed Dec 31
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Bloomingdale's holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Bloomingdale's stepped it up with high-tech holiday window displays this

  1. Bloomingdale's 1000 Third Ave, at 59th St, 10022
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Macy's holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The holiday window displays at Macy's are possibly the most famous in the

  1. Macy's Herald Square 151 W 34th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Barneys New York holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Walking by Barneys New York on Madison Avenue this holiday season, New

  1. Barneys New York 660 Madison Ave, at 61st St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Tiffany & Co. holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Good things come in small packages—in this case, small blue boxes. This

  1. Tiffany & Co. 727 Fifth Ave, 57th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Henri Bendel holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This year, the luxury department store invites holiday shoppers to gaze

  1. Henri Bendel 712 Fifth Ave, at 56th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Thu Jan 1
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Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Bergdorf Goodman was inspired by The Arts this year, decking out the

  1. Bergdorf Goodman 754 Fifth Ave, at 58th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Jan 7
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Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

As if Christmas in New York weren't enchanting enough, Saks Fifth Avenue

  1. Saks Fifth Avenue 611 Fifth Ave, at 49th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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"Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World"

  • Price band: 1/4

Come discover the evolution of this rockin' instrument through the

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sun Jan 4
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Metropolitan Museum Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The city’s most elegant tree is an exhibit unto itself, hung with more

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Tue Jan 6
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"ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Rails"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Kids will stand on subway platforms with a new appreciation for the third

  1. New York Transit Museum Boerum Pl, at Schermerhorn St, 11201
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Christmas in the Colonies

Go back in time—to the 18th century—at the Van Cortlandt House Museum. For

  1. Van Cortlandt House Museum Broadway, at 246th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sun Jan 11
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More Than Meets The "I"

  • Price band: 1/4

Budding scientists can indulge their curiosities at "More Than Meets The

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sun Jan 18
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Handmade: Artists' Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

  • Price band: 1/4

Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like a homemade gift. Crafty kids can

  1. The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave, at 36th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sun Jan 4
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Hansel and Gretel

  • Price band: 2/4

The Engelbert Humperdinck rendition of this classic tale returns to the

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Thu Jan 8
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Mini-Matisse Workshop

Story time and painting come together in this fun class. The children will

  1. The Paint Place 243 W 72nd St, between Broadway and West End Ave, 10023
  2. Tue Dec 23
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Decorate Your Own Ornaments

  • Price band: 1/4

Each child can decorate two ornaments using all sorts of fun supplies

  1. The Paint Place 243 W 72nd St, between Broadway and West End Ave, 10023
  2. Tue Dec 23
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Cirque Ziva

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform amazing stunts in this traditional

  1. 209 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sun Jan 4
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PolyPals

  • Price band: 2/4

Toddlers and preschoolers can learn about patterns, numbers, shapes and

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Tue Dec 30
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Little New-Yorkers

  • Price band: 1/4

The youngest NYC residents explore their city through storytelling,

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Tue Dec 23
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The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child

  1. Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Wicked

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Based on novelist Gregory Maguire's 1995 adult variation on L. Frank

  1. Gershwin Theatre 222 W 51st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Cinderella

  • Rated as: 3/5

Calling all princess fans: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is coming to

  1. Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway, at 53rd St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sat Jan 3
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Matilda

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Not since Billy Elliot has an English musical import been so hyped. And,

  1. 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Stomp

  • Price band: 3/4

Ideal for kids who think banging on pots and pans (and garbage-can lids

  1. 126 Second Ave, between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Wed Dec 31
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"Behind the Screen"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

At the museum’s core exhibit (which was completely updated during

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Wed Dec 24 - Wed Dec 31
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"What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones"

  • Price band: 1/4

Chances are, the iconic cartoon characters of your childhood were brought

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Wed Dec 24 - Sun Jan 18
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Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness-record holder for blowing the

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Wed Dec 24 - Wed Dec 31
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Caroling in Washington Square

  • Free

Locals gather on the night before Christmas to celebrate the season. The

  1. Washington Square Park W 4th St to Waverly Pl, between MacDougal St and University Pl
  2. Wed Dec 24
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Klez for Kids

  • Price band: 1/4

The museum’s annual family concerts showcase clarinetist Greg Wall and his

  1. Museum at Eldridge Street 12 Eldridge St, between Canal and Division Sts, 10002
  2. Thu Dec 25
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Art Week & Artists in Action

During the kids' week off from school, head to the Jewish Children's

  1. Jewish Children's Museum 792 Eastern Pkwy, at Kingston Ave
  2. Thu Dec 25 - Thu Jan 1
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Family Concert Series at the Jewish Museum

  • Price band: 2/4

Little ones are invited to a fall family concert series, featuring the

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Thu Dec 25
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Family Concert Series at the Jewish Museum

  • Price band: 2/4

Little ones are invited to a fall family concert series, featuring the

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Thu Dec 25
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Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

  • Price band: 2/4

Based on the children’s book series by Jane O’Connor, this new holiday

  1. Vital Children’s Theatre 2162 Broadway, at 76th St, fourth floor
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Jan 4
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Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Week

Visiting the Bronx Zoo over the winter-holiday break may not have crossed

  1. Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Wed Dec 31
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Holiday @ City Museum

  • Price band: 1/4

Get the kids feeling festive with winter-themed family programs at the

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Tue Dec 30
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Holiday Open House

  • Free

Just because they live in the city doesn't mean your kids can't enjoy a

  1. Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Dec 28
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The Amazing Max

  • Price band: 2/4

During this family magic show (which is back for an extended run!), the

  1. Manhattan Movement & Arts Center 248 W 60th St, between Amsterdam and West End Aves
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Mon Jan 19
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Eloise at the Plaza Workshops

  • Price band: 3/4

The arrival of December means the holiday season is truly in full

  1. Eloise at the Plaza One W 58th St, at Fifth Ave
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Tue Dec 30
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Stop-Motion Shapes Workshops

  • Price band: 1/4

Over the winter holidays, little ones can watch as simple shapes come to

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Jan 4
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Pinkalicious The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based off a bestselling children's book series, Pinkalicious revolves

  1. Vital Theatre 2162 Broadway , 76th St and Broadway , 10024
  2. Fri Dec 26
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Peace, Love and Cupcakes The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based on the popular chapter book, Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Cupcake

  1. Vital Children’s Theatre 2162 Broadway, at 76th St, fourth floor
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Jan 25
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See It Big! Animation series

  • Price band: 1/4

Give your Frozen DVD a break and introduce the kids to some unique

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Dec 28
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Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Family Art Project: Create Your Year–Hello 2015!

  • Price band: 1/4

Crafty kids look into the future and create a calendar inspired by

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Holiday Express: December School Vacation Week

The DiMenna Children's History Museum will remain open during the holiday

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Jan 4
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Artists & Fleas Holiday Market

  • Critics choice
  • Free

You're sure to find something for everyone on your list at one of Artists

  1. Artists & Fleas 70 North 7th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Time Travel Through History

  • Price band: 2/4

Need to get the kids out of the house over winter break? During vacation

  1. New York Historical Society New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77h Street), 10024
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Feb 22
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Just Kidding Series: "Sister Rain and Brother Sun"

  • Price band: 2/4

The Catskill Puppet Theater tells the whimsical tale of Brother Sun,

  1. Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Holiday Craft Weekends at Torly Kid

Let this Tribeca kids' shop help keep the tots occupied while you finish

  1. Torly Kid 51 Hudson St, between Duane and Jay Sts
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Family Canvas Painting

  • Price band: 2/4

Bring the kids to the Paint Place for an art lesson. Kids can make their

  1. The Paint Place 243 W 72nd St, between Broadway and West End Ave, 10023
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Brooklyn Family Boogie

Get moving and learn about the history of Brooklyn as a family at the

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Sat Dec 27
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The Little Orchestra Society Presents Peter and the Wolf

  • Price band: 2/4

Hear a story told entirely through music in the Little Orchestra Society's

  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Families can take in the sights and sounds of African and African-American

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat Dec 27
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ReMake the Holidays

  • Price band: 1/4

Budding scientists make their mark on the holiday season through hands-on

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Tue Dec 30
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Christmas Movies at Nitehawk

  • Price band: 1/4

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the abundance of

  1. Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11249
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Family Workshop: New Year's Celebration

  • Price band: 1/4

At this hands-on workshop, little ones can craft festive party hats,

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Jim Henson Favorites at the Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image has decided to count down to the 2015

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Chuck Jones Matinees

In honor of their new exhibition "What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Jan 18
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The Little Orchestra Society Presents Peter and the Wolf

  • Price band: 2/4

Hear a story told entirely through music in the Little Orchestra Society's

  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Sat Dec 27
More info

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Radio personality, poet and songwriter Imhotep Gary Byrd hosts this annual

  1. Apollo Theater 253 W 125th St, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Gingerbread House Workshop

The fact that most New Yorkers live in apartments small enough that they

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Gingerbread House Workshop

The fact that most New Yorkers live in apartments small enough that they

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Dec 27
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New Year's Dance Party

  • Price band: 1/4

Dance into the new year just like the Plaza Hotel's most fabulous

  1. One W 58th St, at Fifth Ave
  2. Sat Dec 27
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A Christmas Carol

  • Price band: 2/4

Literally Alive Children's Theatre presents a musical twist on the classic

  1. Players Theatre 115 MacDougal St, at Minetta Ln
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Tue Dec 30
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Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Families can take in the sights and sounds of African and African-American

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Pinkalicious The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based off a bestselling children's book series, Pinkalicious revolves

  1. Vital Theatre 2162 Broadway , 76th St and Broadway , 10024
  2. Sat Dec 27
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New Year's Dance Party

  • Price band: 1/4

Dance into the new year just like the Plaza Hotel's most fabulous

  1. One W 58th St, at Fifth Ave
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Radio personality, poet and songwriter Imhotep Gary Byrd hosts this annual

  1. Apollo Theater 253 W 125th St, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
  2. Sat Dec 27
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A Classical Holiday

  • Price band: 2/4

Russian pianist Katya Grineva graces Carnegie Hall for a night of holiday

  1. Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Ave, at 57th St
  2. Sat Dec 27
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Nature Playtime

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots can get their zoo fix at free family workshops on Sundays at the

  1. Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Ave, at Empire Blvd
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Film Forum Jr.

  • Price band: 1/4

Your kids may never get bored with Frozen, but you also know they'll never

  1. Film Forum 209 W Houston St, between Sixth Ave and Varick St, 10014
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Penny Jones & Co Puppet Show: Toby's Silly Tales

  • Price band: 1/4

The youngest theatergoers will love watching three goofy tales come to

  1. Westbeth Center for the Arts Community Room 463 West St, between Bank and Bethune Sts
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Holiday Tea at Wave Hill

  • Price band: 2/4

Cozy up in the historic Wave Hill House for a traditional Holiday Tea.

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Sundays in Soho

The Museum of Modern Art provides the perfect excuse to get the kids out

  1. MoMA Design Store 81 Spring St, at Crosby St
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Alvin Ailey Family Matinees

  • Price band: 2/4

Treat the kids to a dynamic performace at Alvin Ailey this season at

Family Tours at The Met

  • Price band: 3/4

Browsing the enormous collections at The Met can be overwhelming,

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Penny Jones & Co Puppet Show: Toby's Silly Tales

  • Price band: 1/4

The youngest theatergoers will love watching three goofy tales come to

  1. Westbeth Center for the Arts Community Room 463 West St, between Bank and Bethune Sts
  2. Sun Dec 28
More info

Holiday Tea at Wave Hill

  • Price band: 2/4

Cozy up in the historic Wave Hill House for a traditional Holiday Tea.

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sun Dec 28
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Warm & Cozy Camp at Taste Buds Kitchen

  • Price band: 3/4

The schools are still closed and your kids are bored…and hungry. At this

  1. Taste Buds Classes 109 W 27th St, at Sixth Ave, tenth Floor
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Fri Jan 2
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The Hunter Games Scavenger Hunt

  • Price band: 3/4

If you're as excited as your older kids for the November 21 release of The

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Mon Dec 29
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Zoo Kid Fun Days

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids fantasize about being a zookeeper in this interactive and educational

  1. Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway, between Colonial Ct and Glenwood Pl
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Tue Dec 30
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Pinkalicious

  • Price band: 2/4

A tot obsessed with pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy

  1. 2162 Broadway, at 76th St, fourth floor
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Thu Jan 1
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Pinkalicious The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based off a bestselling children's book series, Pinkalicious revolves

  1. Vital Theatre 2162 Broadway , 76th St and Broadway , 10024
  2. Mon Dec 29
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