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.
Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Sunday, December 21
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The New York Pops celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in style this holiday season. John Bolton (Spamalot, Contact, Titanic) narrates the classic tale with help from the New York Theatre Ballet, TADA! Youth Theater and Essential Voices USA. Families should stick around after the concert for cookie decorating and crafts. Proceeds from the event will benefit music education and community programs at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Ages 5-12.
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Caroline Boundaries will bring the stories of history to life in their puppet show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show's narratives will be inspired by the museum's temporary exhibit "Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry." Familes can hear the stories of kings and emperors from days of old like Henry VIII and the de Medicis. After the show, everyone can journey behind the curtain to see how the puppeteers put on the show. All ages.
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Families can celebrate Hanukkah with Hot Peas 'N Butter, who have performed on Nickelodeon and Noggin. The group specializes in singing songs from a wide variety of genres and cultures including Peutro Rican folk and American jazz. Hot Peas 'N Butter will sing classic Hanukkah songs with a new twist like “Ocho Kandelikas” with a Ladino sound. Ages 3-8.
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Make Music New York, which inundates public spaces with live music every June 21, now brings its magic to the winter solstice, as well. Look out for participatory musical parades on Sat 21 everywhere from the West 4th subway stop and the High Line to Grand Army Plaza and The Met. At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, folks will line up at 11am for a 45-minute holiday boombox parade through the grounds (electronics will only be distributed to the first 50 people there, so bring your own if you've got one!) Check out makemusicny.org/winter-2014 to find out how you can play along elsewhere around the city. Ages 7 and up.
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Kids will definitely be in the holiday spirit after this delicious and interactive brunch. Join musician Tina deVaron around the piano to sing holiday carols. A scrumptious menu will be provided for kids to pick for brunch. Do not forget to get pictures with Santa before you leave humming festive tunes and swinging a gift bag with some sweet goodies inside. All ages.
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