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    Snag free slices from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van

    Fri Dec 12

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza van

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza van Photograph: Marc Serota

    Chow down on the superheroes' favorite food, get a Turtle eye mask and donate toys to the Boys & Girls Club Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van rolls through town next week to treat NYC kids to their all-time favorite food. In celebration of the home entertainment debut of the film starring our favorite heroes in a half shell, the tricked-out van will sling free slices on Tuesday, December 16. RECOMMENDED: The 30 best 90s cartoons you wish your kids knew It's only appropriate that the van makes its final stop on the 10-city tour in NYC, where Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo protected citizens from evil villain, Shredder.  Hungry kiddos can track down the truck at 345 Hudson St (between King and Charlton Sts) from 11:30am–1:30pm, or in Bryant Park from 2:30–4:30pm and customize their 'za with wacky, Turtle-inspired toppings like marshmallows, gummy bears, sprinkles and chocolate chips. (If one slice isn't enough, check out the best Italian...

    Get crafty with recyclable materials at ReMake the Holidays

    Fri Dec 12

    ReMake the Holidays

    ReMake the Holidays Photograph: Andrew Kelly/NY Hall of Science

    The New York Hall of Science invites kids to craft lanterns, sew dolls and fold origami during four days of fun workshops With all the spending you've done at holiday markets and toy stores this season, you're probably ready to write up a budget alongside your New Year's resolutions. When things calm down after Christmas, take a break from buying and encourage the kids to create something instead during ReMake the Holidays at the New York Hall of Science from December 27 through 30. RECOMMENDED: 60 things to do in NYC with kids this winter Get crafty as a family at hands-on workshops using different recyclable materials each day between noon and 4pm. Most activities are free with museum admission, though a few have a small materials fee. Kick things off by re-purposing plastic into bright lanterns and jump ropes, plus put holiday lights to a different use. Make regular paper into something 3-D like origami, lanterns or puppets and use fabric, metal and glass to create dolls,...

    Kids can get their jingle-bell on at Make Music Winter

    Thu Dec 11

    Make Music Winter

    Make Music Winter Photograph: Clare Schuhmacher

    Grab your instruments and speakers and hit the streets to join in on musical parades throughout the boroughs on the winter solstice With Hanukkah and Christmas quickly approaching, holiday tunes can be heard in stores and restaurants throughout the city, but why not make some music of your own with the kids? Don't worry about complaints from your cranky neighbors—on Sunday, December 21, New Yorkers of all ages are invited to play loud and proud during the fourth annual Make Music Winter. The event, held on the winter solstice, ushers in the season with a dozen free, creative musical parades that let the public get involved. RECOMMENDED: 60 things to do with kids in NYC this winter Gather your brood and head over to one of the many musical events held in various boroughs between 11am and 9pm. Kids are welcome to jingle bells, blast speakers and dance along to all varieties of music at these unique outdoor gatherings. Bell By Bell Get in the holiday spirit with an innovative group...

    Catch Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera

    Thu Dec 11

    Let little ones soak in a colorful, action-packed performance featuring music composed by Engelbert Humperdinck We all know and love the story of Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm, where children encounter a house made of candy and narrowly escape a wicked witch. Get ready to embrace it in a whole new way at the Metropolitan Opera’s “Hansel and Gretel,” where you’ll see desserts of all kinds, suit-wearing trees, a waiter with a fish head instead of a human one and talented actors Aleksandra Kurzak and Christine Rice as Gretel and Hansel! With the help of talented composer Engelbert Humperdinck, choreography by Linda Dobell and set and costume designs by John Macfarlane, this lively musical will keep the kids captivated all evening.  RECOMMENDED: December events calendar for kids in NYC While all ages are welcome, "Hansel and Gretel" is best suited to older children (the show run time is 2hrs 10min) and will run Thursday, December 18 through Thursday, January 8. Get tickets...

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