The best new kids' movies on Netflix in January
Wed Dec 17
These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon RECOMMENDED: 20 best Christmas movies for kids The holiday season means visiting the best ice-skating rinks in New York City, checking out the best Hanukkah and Christmas events for kids and even following Santa sightings to meet the big man in red. When you're ready to kick back and relax after a long day of fun, check out Netflix' last calls and new-in-January releases. 101 Dalmatians (1996) Avail 1/1 When scheming Cruella de Vil steals fifteen Dalmatian puppies to make the ultimate fur coat, all the city's animals come to their rescue. Bruce Almighty (2003) Avail 1/1 A TV reporter ridicules God, only to get the Almighty's divine powers. Mean Girls (2004) Avail 1/1 Cady lands herself a spot in her new high school's most powerful clique. When the Queen Bee's boyfriend takes an interest in Cady, there's hell to pay. Other titles coming to Netflix in January 2015: Batman & Robin...
Hot Peas ‘N Butter to perform Hanukkah Concert for families
Wed Dec 17
See your kids’ favorite band shake things up with a Hanukkah-themed performance at the Jewish Museum RECOMMENDED: Hanukkah for kids in NYC Little ones love Hot Peas 'N Butter on Nickelodeon and Noggin, and now they're doing a live show at the Jewish Museum to celebrate Hanukkah with their young fans! The five-member, four-time Parent's Choice Award-winning band will bring their multicultural music and unforgettable rythms to the Museum on Sunday, December 21 at 11:30am for a performance including everything from Puerto Rican Folk to American Blues. For this particular show, Danny Lapidus, Francisco Cotto and the rest of the band will play songs like "Ocho Kandelikas." Grab tickets for $18, $13 per child (ages 3-8) at the Jewish Museum's website. If you aren't able to make the Hot Peas N' Butter show, be sure to check out the Jewish Museum's other upcoming event, Express Yourself in the Abstract. On December 25, families can create abstract art using techniques inspired by painters...
Santa Claus posts up in Bryant Park starting this Friday
Tue Dec 16
Gather the kids in Santa's Corner at the Winter Village for a festive parade, seasonal carols and free photo ops with the big guy RECOMMENDED: Santa sightings for kids in NYC With one of the best holiday markets and most picturesque ice-skating rinks in NYC, Bryant Park is a major destination for families this time of year, and thanks to a very special guest, kids and parents will have even more reason to flock here. Starting this weekend, Santa Claus himself will post up in the aptly named Santa's Corner from December 19 through 24, before he heads out for his trip around the globe on Christmas Eve. Gather the little ones on The Deck in Bryant Park at 1pm to join in on a parade through the Winter Village, complete with Christmas carolers and led by the man in red himself. When the festive march comes to an end at 1:45pm, families will have a chance to get free photos of the kids on St. Nick's lap until 4pm. Cap off your family's cheerful afternoon with a spin on the famed ice rink,...
See Charlie Brown with live music at the Metropolitan Museum
Tue Dec 16
Starting this weekend, families can see their favorite Christmas classic with accompaniment by Rob Schwimmer Trio and the Heavenly Rest Children’s Choir RECOMMENDED: 60 things to do with kids in NYC this winter Love Christmas movies? We know your kids do! After running through our list of the best Christmas movies for kids, enjoy A Charlie Brown Christmas in a whole new way at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary. Families will experience A Charlie Brown Christmas with live musical accompaniment from Rob Schwimmer Trio and the Heavenly Rest Children's Choir. The enhanced experience will include the two groups' interpretation of the classic musical score throughout the film as little ones watch Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy find the real meaning of Christmas. After each film screening, families can also participate in a holiday sing-along hosted by Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer. Catch performances Dec 20 at 11am and 1:30pm; Dec 21 at 2pm and...
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