Monday's pick of the day: Tree lighting at AMNH
Mon Nov 23
It's the second big tree lighting of the season. Head to perennial kiddie fave the American Museum of Natural History to see its famous Origami Tree lit up for the season. Amaze your tots with these facts before you attend: The towering tree will hold over 500 paper ornaments, all of which follow an alphabet theme. Challenge them to find a "T" snuggled up to a parchment T-Rex among the thousands of needles. You can also check out the museum's Holiday Barosaurs , which will also be illuminated this evening. Find out about all of the Big Apple's tree lightings by checking out our guide , as well as a super-cool slide show of Gotham tannenbaums past and present.
What to do this weekend: Nov 21-22 event picks
Sat Nov 21
Yes, Thanksgiving is less than a week away (where has November gone?), but we think you should skip the stress of planning the festivities and enjoy the weekend with your brood instead. Since holiday decor is already gracing the windows of stores and institutions around the city, make a checklist of the various spots and spend the afternoon peering at their lights and life-size panoramas; the weather is supposed to be perfect for a fall stroll. Our favorites so far are the brightly colored windows of Macy's and the traditional arrangements at Bloomingdale's. If you're looking for other no-cost activities, check out Super Sabado at El Museo del Barrio, which is hosting a bunch of family-friendly happenings and free admission to boot. Should you find yourself in Queens, stop by City Ice Pavilion's Opening Weekend Celebration , which includes free ice time and skates (Sat 7--9:30pm, Sun noon--2pm) and a performance by NY's Ice Theater. If you'd rather cozy up...
Discounts on The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Wintuk and more
Fri Nov 20
So many shows to see, so little money to spend on them! It's a holiday headache that's hitting everyone hard this year. We share in your frustration, that's why we've rounded up a bunch of discounts to family shows. Love the New Victory? We sure do. The theater's raucous holiday show, Chestnuts Roasting on the Flaming Idiots , is likely to be a smash. Snag tickets to the show, which opens December 4th, for 20% off by using code TOKids when purchasing . Haven't seen Wintuk or The Radio City Christmas Spectacular yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Use discount code EM1040 to receive a whopping 40% off select performances of Wintuk, and code TONYK for $50 orchestra and first mezzanine seats at select performances of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Just be forewarned: Both offers expire November 29.
Friday's pick of the day: Brian Stokes Mitchell + TADA! Theater performance
Fri Nov 20
Parents may know Mitchell from his stage performances in the original Ragtime and the most recent revival of Kiss Me, Kate (for which he snagged a Tony) . If your kids haven't yet been introduced to the Broadway star (and New York City dad), today's the day to do it. Head over to Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center, where Mitchell will read from Lights on Broadway: A Theatrical Tour from A to Z , a book about backstage for which he penned the foreword. After the reading, Mitchell will and kids from TADA! Youth Theater will treat the audience to a free mini concert.
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