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    Enjoy live performances, music and merriment at Winter's Eve

    Tue Nov 25

    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Take part in free, family-friendly festivus at Lincoln Center's annual holiday bash Thanksgiving weekend is almost here, and all New Yorkers know that once Turkey Day is behind us, holiday spirit kicks into high gear throughout the city. Give a warm welcome to the most wonderful time of the year at the Winter's Eve celebration, filled with free entertainment for families. RECOMMENDED: Holiday trees and tree lighting celebrations in NYC The annual bash brings musical acts, live performances and fun activities to Lincoln Center with special happenings especially for little ones. Head to Dante Park on the Upper West Side (Broadway and 63rd St) to start off the evening with a festive tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a performance by folk singer Arlo Guthrie, then make sure to hit up the following free, kid-friendly activities throughout the area! Kids' Central at the American Bible Society (Broadway at 61st St) See Suzi Shelton peform songs from her new album, "Smile In My...

    Join the Brooklyn Nets for Kid’s Day

    Tue Nov 25

    BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 9: Brooklyn Nets Kids during a game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Joe Martinez)

    BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 9: Brooklyn Nets Kids during a game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Joe Martinez) Joe Martinez

    Kiddos will love watching a daytime basketball game while seeing awesome musical performances and scoring free gear If your kids love shooting hoops, this Barclays Center event is a perfect way to spend the afternoon! On November 30th, the venue will host a Kids' Day complete with a Brooklyn Nets v. Chicago Bulls daytime basketball game and exciting kids' entertainment. Little ones can see performances from the Brooklyn Nets Beats drumline and hear the national anthem sung by 13-year-old Cam Anthony from Philadelphia (who sang the national anthem for the President at last year's White House easter egg hunt). RECOMMENDED: 60 things to do in with kids in NYC this winter Other kid-friendly fun includes 10-year-old emcee Prince Malachi from Manhattan, free Jersey drawstring bags for kids and a stellar Brooklyn Nets Kids' dance team halftime show with 85 guest performers from a recent Brooklyn's All-Star Kids dance workshop. Look out for T-shirts flying into the crowd: A few will...

    Celebrate the Rockettes with photo ops and cupcakes

    Mon Nov 24

    Radio City Christmas Spectacular

    Radio City Christmas Spectacular Photograph: Dan Niver/MSG Entertainment

    See the Rockettes up close and taste a Christmas Spectacular-themed cupcake at Magnolia Bakery in NYC tomorrow Rockefeller Center's Magnolia Bakery has a way of making things special for the holidays, and this year, they're bringing you some Christmas cheer in the form of Rockettes-themed cupcakes! Inspired by the Radio City Christmas Spectacular's final number, "Snow," Magnolia will offer chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with rich vanilla buttercream and a sprinkle of edible glitter ($3.75). Each cupcake will also feature a milk or white chocolate disc depicting the Rockettes' "Snow" costume.  RECOMMENDED: Christmas for kids in New York During the event, the Rockettes will make a special appearance and pose for photographs while kids scarf down sweet treats. As an added bonus, customers who purchase the Rockettes cupcake will get a discount on the 2014 Christmas Spectacular. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at 10am at Magnolia Bakery, 1240 Avenue of the Americas at...

    Take in unique kids films at the See It Big! Animation series

    Mon Nov 24


    MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) courtesy Studio Ghibli

    Families can explore different animation styles through screenings of Ratatouille, Coraline and more at the Museum of the Moving Image Give your Frozen DVD a break and introduce the kids to some unique family-friendly films at the See It Big! Animation series screening at the Museum of the Moving Image from November 28 through December 28. On weekends, little ones can take in movies displaying different animation styles, from hand-drawn images to paper cut-outs to computer-generated 3-D magic. RECOMMENDED: 60 things to do in NYC with kids this winter In conjunction with the museum's "What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones" and "Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton" exhibits, the series aims to broaden families' understanding of animation through varied flicks. In addition to the kids movies on display, adults can catch animated films for more mature audiences as well. Princess Mononoke (11/28 at 7pm): A Japanese film with English subtitles, this epic tale...
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