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Things to do with kids in NYC this Sunday

Discover the family-friendly events where you can while away your Sunday with the little ones.

Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival

Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival courtesy Littlefield

Sunday, January 25

Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

Ring in the Year of the Sheep at this festival curated by the Brooklyn Japanese American Family Association. Families can participate in craft projects, learn about calligraphy, play New Year's games and enjoy live dance performances (from Biwanko, an all-kid taiko troupe, and Ryukaji, an Okinawan sanshin group, among others) and karate demonstrations. Snack on tasty Japanese delights like fried chicken, vegetarian sushi, rice balls and fresh mochi, and enter a raffle to win all kinds of exciting prizes, including jewelry, electronics and museum memberships. All ages.

  1. Littlefield 622 DeGraw St, between Third and Fourth Aves
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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Thalia Kids' Book Club: 40th Anniversary of Tuck Everlasting

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic children's novel Tuck Everlasting. Author Natalie Babbit will discuss the book with fellow esteemed writer Gregory Maguie (Wicked). In the novel, young Winnie Foster grows tired of her life and decides to run away to the woods beside her house where she meets the Tucks, a family that can never grow old. The Tucks teach Winnie incredible lessons about living and loving life. All ages.

  1. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St, 10025
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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Mil's Trills Winter Bash

  • Price band: 1/4

Attention parents, toddlers and infants: Bring your blankets, shakers and rattles to the fifth annual Mil's Trills Winter Bash in Brooklyn! This interactive affair not only features live music from artists like Ayo Awosika, but also lots of kid fare before and after the show, including an introduction to instruments from around the world, musician meet-and-greets and arts & crafts activities. Babies of all ages are invited to participate in the show and take home an "I'm in the Band!" sticker. Stroller parking and refreshments available. Ages newborn to 4.

  1. ShapeShifter Lab 18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll and 1st Sts, 11215
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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Jewish Museum Family Concert: TMBG's Danny Weinkauf

  • Price band: 3/4

Head to the Jewish Museum for a rockin' family concert. Danny Weinkauf (of They Might Be Giants) and his Red Pants Band will get heads nodding and hands clapping to songs like "The Moon is Made of Cheese" and "Archaeology." They'll also treat the audience to a few quirky, kid-friendly TMBG hits like "Where Do They Make Balloons?" and "I Am a Paleontologist." Ages 3 and up.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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New Year's Celebration: Oshogatsu

  • Price band: 2/4

Ring in the New Year with this exciting family event at Japan Society. Kids will be mesmerized by lively taiko drumming and lion dancing (shishi-mai); they'll even get the chance to join the fun during a practice session. Other activities include calligraphy lessons, kite-making workshops, top spinning and rice pounding, a traditional Japanese New Year activity that results in tasty mochi. All ages.

  1. Japan Society 333 E 47th St, between First and Second Aves, 10017
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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