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Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony, then continues through the evening and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Stop by the Tisch WNET Studios to meet Sid the Science Kid and maybe get a free thank you gift.
The highest-grossing animated film of the 20th century will be shown at QPAC as part of a one-of-a-kind interactive family-oriented film series. Here, the crowd sings (and dances) along with their favorite characters without an ounce of apprehension.
New York City wastes no time getting into the holiday spirit. A week after Thanksgiving, the largest tree in New York City gets its lights (30,000 of them, to be exact). The celebration also features performances by well-known musicians and singers.
Many of today’s elevated subway stations feature faceted glass scenes of the surrounding community and local culture. See examples of these vivid installations, and then create a window scene of your own design.
Die-hard fans and first-timers can take their pick of Nutcrackers this season—or choose to chew them all up. The holiday ballet can be seen in trademarked virtuosic style at Lincoln Center; adapted for young audiences; free in the Winter Garden; as an R-rated cabaret; and many more variations.
Scandinavia House invites young children and their caretakers to experience how Swedes prepare for Christmas in this customary julpysseldag (Christmas craft day). Kids will learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts like woven hearts, yarn tomtar and paper angels.
After a tour of the museum and the current exhibition "Urban Fabric," kids will have traveled the world and seen many different types of skyscrapers. Once they have found their favorite skyscraper, they will create holiday postcards to send to friends and family.
The company’s highly popular one-hour “Opera for Kids” presentations, led with great flair by Mr. Capasso, are aimed at children 4 years old and up.
Dubbed the "It girl" in kids/family music by New York Magazine and the "Sheryl Crow for kids" by The New York Post, Bari Koral's catchy, pop tunes, are a huge hit with children and adults.
Started in 1991, YOUTHWORKS is a yearly opportunity for young people (ages 7- 18) to imagine, create, and perform their own original performance work at BAX.
The Kung Fu Masters of The Shaolin Warriors present a portrayal of a typical day in their lives, including the serenity of morning meditation and chants, daily exercises that strengthen both the body and mind, and dazzling synchronized fighting rituals.
Learn what Pop art is all about! Families with kids ages 6-10 will discover how artists explore themes such as popular culture, celebrities and consumer culture in America.