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
Saturday, November 26
Sat 26 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 cancelled holiday dance pageant, Angelina and her friends must get creative to save the show. All ages.
Sat 26 10am--1pm. Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, 675 W 252nd St at 249th St, Bronx (718-549-3200, wavehill.org). Subway: 1 to 242nd St. Free with garden admission.
Kids turn nature into wall art by gathering leaves, cones, pods and more from the grounds and weaving them together to form a seasonal decoration. Ages 5 and up.
Sat 26 at 3pm. 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.
Sat 26 at 2pm. National Comedy Theatre, 347 W 36th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-352-3101, gallitheaterny.com). Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St--Port Authority. $20, children ages 2--12 $15, children under 2 free.
It's your little one's last chance to watch Hansel and Gretel's journey unfold at this interactive show, where they'll have to help the siblings outwit the wicked witch and escape. All ages.
Sat 26 at 10am, 1pm. 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.
Sat 26 at noon, 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.
Families join the founder of kids' caf and cooking school Bean Sprouts for an afternoon session of hands-on cooking demonstrations, recipes and tips. Ages 5 and up.
Sat 26 at 11 am, 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.
Sat 26 at 4pm. Canal Park Playhouse, 508 Canal St between Greenwich and Washington Sts (866-811-4111, canalparkplayhouse.com). Subway: A, C, E to Canal St; C, E to Spring St. $9.
Take your little rascals to enjoy weekend screenings of (you guessed it) The Little Rascals. Kids and adults will all enjoy the adventures of Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla and the rest of the gang. For an extra $10, families can make the screening extra special with a prix fixe brunch at the Waffle Iron Cafe. All ages.
Sat 26 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.
Sat 26 at 1pm. 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.