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The Little Engine That Could Puppet Show

New York Botanical Garden

bronx Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

This classic tale is brought to life in an exciting presentation by New York City puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain!

The Thief of Bagdad

Film Forum

Manhattan Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

In a Baghdad influenced by the Arabian Nights, the Ballets Russes, Art Nouveau, and Fritz Lang, Doug Fairbanks’ “what I want, I take” thief, jumping effortlessly from earthenware jar to jar, wins princess Julanne Johnston by posing as a prince himself.


Film Forum

Manhattan Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

Enter horseless, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed Franco Nero dragging a coffin through the inches-thick mud of a crummy town, seemingly populated only by whores and a bartender — and fought over by bandidos and red-hooded clansmen. But what’s in that coffin?

Happiness is… Cabaret Cinema

Rubin Museum of Art

Manhattan Thu, Oct 18, 2012 - Fri, Dec 28, 2012

To complement the Happy Talk series, Friday night’s popular Cabaret Cinema film series will look at happiness, from contentment to ecstasy, expressed in world cinema classics such as "8 ½," "An American in Paris," "The Leopard," and "Rear Window."

School Vacation Activities at the Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Manhattan Wed, Dec 26, 2012 - Fri, Dec 28, 2012

Spend your school vacation at the Museum of the City of New York. Children can choose one of three activities, or participate in all of them.

Kids Flix Mix

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan Thu, Dec 27, 2012 - Fri, Dec 28, 2012

In collaboration with New York International Children's Film Festival, enjoy some of the best animated short films from around the world showcasing a spectacular array of traditional, CGI and collage animation styles.

Jackie Hoffman’s A Chanukah Charol

New World Stages

Manhattan Sat, Dec 08, 2012 - Sat, Dec 29, 2012

In this hilarious holiday show, the kvetching comedienne is forced to examine her life when she is visited by the Ghosts of Chanukah Past, Present and Future…and Molly Picon.

Chris March’s Butt-Cracker Suite!


Manhattan Sat, Nov 24, 2012 - Sat, Dec 29, 2012

"Chris March’s Butt-Cracker Suite!" is an outrageous re-creation of "The Nutcracker" set in a trailer park.

Family Festival at The Cloisters: The Medieval Court

The Cloisters‚ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manhattan Fri, Dec 28, 2012 - Sat, Dec 29, 2012

From knights and ladies to courtiers, cooks, and jokers, a medieval court included many different people. Learn about their lives and the ways they enjoyed themselves, such as hunting, feasting, playing games, and musical entertainment. Programs will include family gallery workshops and a self-guided art hunt.

Family Art Project: Create Your Year―Hello 2013!

Wave Hill

bronx Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Envision the year ahead, design your seasons and capture their delights with beautiful, Wave Hill-inspired images to create your very own hanging calendar for the new year.

Kwanzaa 2012: First Fruits of the Harvest

American Museum of Natural History

Manhattan Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the museum’s 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration to experience the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honor the holiday’s seven guiding principles.

What Rhymes With America

Atlantic Theater Company

Manhattan Mon, Nov 19, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door. Life is unraveling for him, and is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson’s poignant, funny new play about estrangement and the partially examined life.