Mon Dec 16 2013
Courtesy Jewish Children's Museum
Sunday, December 22
Bishop of New York Andrew M. L. Dietsche leads a reading of author Clement Clark Moore's timeless holiday poem. Afterward, there will be candlelit caroling and a lantern procession to the writer’s gravesite. All ages.
- Price band: 2/4
This holiday musical tells the story of a young girl who is tranformed into the beautiful Snow Maiden by Grandfather Frost (that's the Russian version of Santa Claus, in case you didn't know). Performed in Russian with English subtitles, the production features traditional Russian music, dance, and dress. Bonus--all children in attendance will receive a free box of Christmas candy. Ages 6 and up.
- Price band: 1/4
Outdoor caroling isn't always the way to go. Avoid frozen toes and listen to students from the Mannes College New School for Music sing your favorite holiday tunes. All ages.
During the kids' week off from school, head to the Jewish Children's Museum for a week of art-making fun. Children can learn stained-glass and suminagashi (paper marbelizing) techniques and work on a community mural that will be donated to a nearby children's hospital. On December 25, the Artists in Action lets little ones get introduced to real-live artists and their work, which this year includes toothpick sculptures and encaustic art. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
Today’s 3-D movies and Blu-rays are great, but don’t you want your kids to experience the cinematic classics of past generations, too? At this Sunday series, Film Forum will screen family-friendly silent movies, musicals, animated features, and plenty of classic comedies and shorts. The 2014 lineup starts with a cinematic bang: The Wizard of Oz (12/29), arguably the greatest family film of all time, which kids can choose to watch in either 3D or regular old 2D (11:10). Come back in the new year for The Gold Rush (1/5), Little Fugitive (1/12), Babe (1/19), The King and I (1/26), Shane (2/2), a special Valentine's screening of Funny Face (2/9), Young Mr. Lincoln in honor of President's Day (2/16), North by Northwest (2/23), an Oscar Sunday showing of the award-winning How Green Was My Valley (3/2), Duck Soup (3/9), Annie Get Your Gun (3/16) and finally, The Navigator, which will feature live piano accompaniment (3/23). Most screenings include fun contests and shorts preceding the feature film. Ages 5 and up.
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