Things to do with NYC kids over Thanksgiving weekend 2011
After you finish your Turkey Day feast, find all kinds of fun activities to do around the city.
Fri Nov 11 2011
Friday, November 25
Fri 25 at 11am, 1pm. McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway at 76th St, third floor (212-579-0528, angelinaballerinathemusical.com). Subway: 1 to 79th St. $29.50.
Katherine Holabird's lovable, rosy-hued mouse dances into the holiday season in this new take on the original play. When faced with a canceled holiday dance pageant, Angelina and her friends must get creative to save the show. All ages.
Fri 25 at 7pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave at 37th St, Astoria, Queens (718-777-6800, movingimage.us). Subway: M, R to Steinway St; N, Q to 36th Ave. Free with museum admission.
Take the kids to see this Disney classic. Walt Disney put it all on the line for this passion project combining his love of cartoons and classical music. Set to works by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky and others, the wordless film is sure to enchant audience members of all ages. All ages.
Fri 25 10am--11:15am. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (212-721-1223, cmom.org). Subway: B, C to 81st St--Museum of Natural History; 1 to 86th St. Free with museum admission.
Celebrate the fall season by decorating paper cutouts of colorful, tasty fruits and veggies with glitter glue. Ages 4 and under.
Fri 25 at 2, 3pm. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (212-721-1223, cmom.org). Subway: B, C to 81st St--Museum of Natural History; 1 to 86th St. Free with museum admission.
Soak up a little post-Thanksgiving magic when Justin entertains audience members with tricks and plenty of laugh-inducing feats. All ages.
Fri 25 at 2pm. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 La Guardia Pl at Washington Sq South (212-352-3101, skirballcenter.nyu.edu). Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St. $15--$25.
Based on Mo Willems's Caldecott Honor--winning picture book, this musical follows Trixie and her dad's hilariously doomed trip to the local laundromat in their Brooklyn neighborhood. When Trixie's titular stuffed animal accidentally goes into the wash, things get interesting—gigantic dancing laundry interesting. Ages 2 and up.
Fri 25 at 1, 3pm. Queens Theatre in the Park, 111th St at 53rd Ave, Flushing Meadows--Corona Park, Queens (718-760-0064, queenstheatre.org). Subway: 7 to Mets/Willets Pt. $14.
In this twist on the Christmas favorite, the Queens Theatre adds music to Charles Dickens's classic story about a man whose cold heart is warmed after a Christmas Eve encounter with a group of ghosts. All ages.
Fri 25 at 11am, noon, 2, 3, 4pm. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (212-721-1223, cmom.org). Subway: B, C to 81st St--Museum of Natural History; 1 to 86th St. Free with museum admission.
On the day after your family feast, give your child (and yourself) a break from all that Black Friday shopping by dropping into the museum to decorate a plate with all the things he's thankful for. Ages 5 and up.
Fri 25 1:30--3:30pm. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Sts (212-873-3400, nyhistory.org). Subway: B, C to 81st St--Museum of Natural History. Free with museum admission.
Every family has its signature stories. Grab that video camera and put those tales to good use during this holiday workshop. Staff members help create a historical context for each memory, and a master storyteller will offer up tips for the best presentation possible. Plus, learn about notable families from the past and tour the new DiMenna Children's History Museum for even more fun facts. Ages 6 and up.
Fri 25 at 11am, 1, 3 pm. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, west side at 79th St (212-988-9093, cityparksfoundation.org). Subway: B, C to 81st St--Museum of Natural History. $8, children under 12 $5.
This seasonal offering of song, dance and, of course, puppetry comes from the talented folks at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Tots will see a mix of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas themes incorporated into the company's take on "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." The plot snowballs after Baby Bear invites St. Nick to star in Mama and Papa Bear's festive spectacular. All ages.