"Mother Africa: My Home" At The New Victory Theatre
DECEMBER 2-JANUARY 1
The entire New Victory Theatre audience will be dancing to the beat of Circus der Sinne’s cultural music this winter in “Mother Africa: My Home.” The Drama Desk-nominated star returns to NYC to the delight of families everywhere. These circus performances will include various cultural elements from countries around the world such as Tanzania, Ehtiopia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the Ivory Coast. It’s sure to be educational and enjoyable for the whole family.
Santa And The City At The Museum Of The City Of New York
DECEMBER 3–JANUARY 8
Families will love spending the day learning about Santa and his connection to New York City at the "Santa And The City" exhibit at MCNY. Activities include arts and crafts, holiday snacks, and photos with Santa.
Gingerbread House Workshops At Taste Buds Kitchen
DECEMBER 2-FEBRUARY 12
Bring your kids to the Taste Buds Kitchen for parent/child gingerbread building workshops all December long. Meant for ages 2-8, the workshop is a great way to get your family in the holiday spirit, and there are special BYOB adult-only classes for parents looking for some extra holiday cheer.
“Mariko’s Magical Mix” At The Clark Studio Theatre
Your little ones will love this intriguing play about the culture of music and coming of age. “Mariko’s Magical Mix” is visually pleasing and family appropriate. Stop by the Clark Studio Theatre on December 10, and watch this puppet-show/dance routine collaboration come to life.
“A Season of Miracles” At TPAC
Nothing will get you and the family into the holiday spirit like “A Season of Miracles” at TPAC. Every holiday story is included in Larry Hochman’s masterpiece performance. The show even includes scenes from “The Nutcracker,” “Gift of the Magi,” “The Kwanzaa Kite,” and “The Chanukah Miracle.” This timeless performance is one of a kind.
Winter Family Fair At The Morgan Library And Museum
Celebrate the winter season with the Winter Family Fair at the Morgan Library and Museum, based on the classic holiday play, "A Christmas Carol." The whole family can enjoy musicians, street vendors, craft workshops, and museum experiences. You and your child can even collaborate on a special holiday craft; the fun is never ending.
“Mohammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, And The Art Of Boxing” At The New-York Historical Society
DECEMBER 16-MARCH 12
Stop by the New-York Historical Society to see some of LeRoy Neiman’s watercolor paintings and sketches of famous champion, Muhammad Ali for “Mohammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing.” These celebrated works of art are extremely vivid and depict Ali both inside and outside the ring. You and your family can learn about the culture of the sport, Ali himself, and Neiman’s artistic style.
LOS Kids Concert: “Beethoven” At The Kaye Playhouse
This winter is the perfect season to take your kids to LOS Kids Concert: “Beethoven.” Bring the whole gang to the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, and get down to some classical tunes. The concert lasts over an hour, and you’re sure to hear all your favorite pieces.
Just Kidding: Puppetkabob: The Snowflake Man At Symphony Space
Put on by Sarah Frechette and her award-winning puppet company, “The Snowflake Man” is sure to be a holiday treat. Stop in and enjoy a puppet show based on a scientist-farmer who became the first person in the world to capture a photo of a snowflake. Take a trip back to the 1920s, and see the entire story unfold at Symphony Space.
Hanukkah Playhouse At Merkin Concert Hall
Ring in the eight days of Hanukkah during Sean Hartley’s special music/comedy celebration. With audience participation games, songs, stories, and sing-alongs, the Hanukkah Playhouse at Merkin Concert Hall teaches all there is to know about this special holiday. Show up early and enjoy a Hanukkah book fair, food, music, and storytelling in the lobby.