17 Things to do/places to go for the HOLIDAYS!

Soo I will be extra busy either stuffing my face or cooking this Thanksgiving so I thought I’d help you plan your time with the Fam. Santa is all around town for the parents who don’t mind stretching their kidz imagination out a bit, a.k.a. Lying.

Have fun! be merry,don’t let the bed bugs bite and all that stuff.

1 The Urban Ballet Theater’s Production Of ‘Nutcracker in the Lower’

Saturday November 27,2010

@Abrons Art Center

466 Grand Street

For the ninth year in a row My daughters Dance School collaborates krumping rats, popping soldiers, and the beautiful sugar plum fairy in Urban Ballet Theater’s production of “Nutcracker in the Lower” at the Abrons Art Center Henry Street Settlement. The classic story of Clara has an urban twist with a diverse-enriched Manhattan adventure. You’ll hear the classical Tchaikovsky scores with hip-hop and flamenco fusions. This two-and-a-half-hour show — that sells out fast — will include returning cast members Natalia Johnson (Her wonderful Ballet teacher) and Alexander Espinal-Rodriguez and will showcase new backdrops by artist Niluka Hotaling and lighting designs by Eric Bruce. The show is from November 27-December 5th with all tickets available for $20. For more information about dates and times–and to order tickets–, website. For a glimpse of the show, check out this video….

2 Freedom’s Feast

Friday November 26,2010

@ Children’s Museum of Manhattan

212 W. 83rd St.

(212) 721-1223
Let your kids roam free around the museum’s Thanksgiving-themed exhibits and workshops. Create Gratitude Place mats, American Journey Sculptures with model magic and markers, or participate in the Americana Family Jamboree on the lower level.  click here for more info!
Free with admission, which is $10 pp

3 Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4D Film (ongoing)

Friday November 26,2010 – Friday July 01,2011

@ New York Aquarium

602 Surf Avenue
Experience the sounds, sights, and scents of the sea with this 4D film experience that takes you right in the middle of the ocean. Hear and feel the ocean’s waves, surf with the dolphins and swim with sea lions. Spend 8 minutes fully immersed in the sights and sounds of the ocean. For more information, click here.

4 Santa Claus!!

Friday November 26,2010

@ ABC Carpet and Home

888 Broadway
One of New York’s longest-running Santas. Santa will be sitting and waiting for you and your kids to join him for pictures, chats and holiday cheer.  For more information, click here. it’s Free!!

5 The Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

Friday November 26,2010

@Grand Central Station

42nd Street and Park Avenue
Uncover the secrets of this history train station by working together as a family. Kids ages 7 and up and their parents will race through the historic building, stopping by the Whispering Gallery, standing on a fish under an upside-down tree, and checking for the arrival of the ghost train. Meet the Wastson Adventures crew at the Grand Central Terminal,  For more information, call 877-9-GO HUNT or click here.   Tickets are $18 kids and $22 adults.

6 Tree Lighting

Friday November 26,2010

@South Street Seaport

Kick off the 2010 holiday season with a tree lighting extravaganza and your favorite guest: Santa! Head down to Pier 17, and join host Jill Martin for a performance by the Elves of Heaven, Big Apple Circus, “A Christmas Carol” from Pace University and singer Darlene Love. The festivities will all countdown to the lighting of the South Street Seaport’s 55-foot tree. For more information, call 212-SEA-PORT or click here. FREE!!

7 Holiday Cards Galore

Saturday November 27,2010

@ Scholastic Store

557 Broadway

Get your kids’ creativity going at this all day event! Children of all ages can sit down to craft and make their own holiday cards to send to all your loved ones this year. All the supplies are provided, just bring energy and ideas to the table. For more information, call (212) 343-6166. FREE!!

8 Beauty & the Beast (ongoing)

Saturday November 27,2010 – Sunday December 19,2010


338 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn


Your family will love the classic French tale, Beauty & the Beast, brought to life with marionettes! Puppetworks presents the classic tale with special effects throughout the fall season. For more information, click here.

9 Family Art Project: Papermaking Party

Starting Nov 27- Nov 28 10am–1pm

@Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center

675 W 252nd St (enter from Independence Ave at 249th St)Bronx

Little ones learn how transform recycled papers, fibers and dried leaves into vibrant new sheets. Ages 4 and up.

FREE! with garden admission. click here for more info


Monday, November 29, 2010, 5:30 PM

@Lincoln Center

Winter’s Eve celebration will have great musicians and dance performances to enthrall your kidz at this magical time of year. NYC’s largest outdoor holiday festival begins at Dante Park, with a traditional Neighborhood Tree Lighting ceremony. Then more fun begins. There’s FREE entertainment at over 15 venues, a neighborhood food tasting from over 30 area restaurants, and fun family activities for kids and parents alike.
Jane Seymour, will be at Border’s in the Time Warner Center with a reading and signing of an inspirational gift book. Among Angels.

Tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park – Broadway& 63rd St

Festivities continue along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th

For more information on Winter’s Eve, visit www.WintersEve.org

11 The 14th Annual American Girl Fashion Show

*Starting Dec 3.
Dec 3 6pm , Dec 4 1pm, 6pm , Dec 5 11am

@Epiphany School

234 E 22nd St (between Second and Third Aves)
Your little angels can enjoy a fun-filled event for girls, families and their favorite American Girl dolls. This colorful fashion show will feature historical and contemporary styles. Your little American Girl fans can also treat their dolls to a trip to the hair salon. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided as well as an exciting raffle for prizes including dolls, clothing and accessories. Ages 6 and up. Click here for more info.
Tickets: $35

12 The Alex Levin Trio’s Friday Night Jazz Shows(ongoing)

Fridays 7pm–9pm

@Downtown Community Center
120 Warren St (between Greenwich and West Sts)

At this weekly jazz jam, children under 16 can bring their own instruments and let loose alongside the band for a few tunes.click here for more info!  FREE!!

13 Friday Family Movie Night(ongoing)

Fridays 6:15pm Through Jul 1 2011.

@Moxie Spot

81–83 (at Hicks St)
Every Friday, the tot spot hosts an evening of films for the fam: first, a short and then a full-length kid flick. Past movies have included favorites like Up and Beauty and the Beast. You are, of course, encouraged to buy eats. All ages. click here for more info. FREE!!

14 LMAO!(ongoing)

Sundays 8pm , Mondays 8pm , Fridays 8pm , Saturdays 8pm Through Aug 22 2011.

@The Times Square Arts Center

669 Eighth Ave (between 42nd and 43rd Sts)
Founded by theater troupe Eight is Never Enough (the same folks behind Improv 4 Kids), this Off Broadway improv show spoofs such kid-friendly movies as Twilight and Harry Potter and TV shows like iCarly. Your kid’s favorite part of the show, though, will likely be the chance to toss a beach ball at any actor whose humor starts veering toward an R-rating. Ages 8 and up.  click here for more info.  Tickets:$20

15 Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid(ongoing)

*Starting Dec 3.
Dec 3 7pm , Dec 4–Dec 5 2pm , Dec 10 7pm , Dec 11 2pm Ongoing through Dec 19.

@Axis Theatre

1 Sheridan Sq (between Washington Pl and W 4th St)


Randy Sharp directs a company-devised adaptation of the fairy tale, in which a boy gets an unfairly fearsome reputation after swatting flies. An onscreen guest appearance by Deborah Harry may help with the buzz factor. Ages 4 and up. click here 4 more info.
Tickets: $12, children under 13 $6

16 Africa United

*Starting Dec 4.
Dec 4 4:30pm , Dec 7 8:30pm

@Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Ave (at 2nd St)

Cultured kids will want to watch this heartwarmer, about three Rwandan children who take a road trip to the capital city of Kigali, with dreams of auditioning for the 2010 World Cup. The film will be screened as part of the African Diaspora International Film Festival. Ages 8 and up. Click here for more info.

Tickets: $8

17 Brunch with Santa!

Saturday, Dec 11th, 10 am -12N!

@ Klub4Kidz 877.543.9558, info@klub4kidz.com

159 N. 4th Street (Bedford/Driggs)

What’s that sound?  Is it the jingle of Santa’s bells?  Yes, kids, it is!Santa is coming to Williamsburg for a delicious pancake brunch!So bring your list, whisper your wishes, & take a photo with your brothers and sisters!  Enjoy music, arts & crafts, and a winter wonderland at the newest, coolest, hippest playground in Williamsburg!

$10 adult, $20 child ($15 child if pre-purchase tickets before Dec 1st) Price also includes the playground and rock climbing wall    For more info.www.townsquareinc.com (347.559.1410 or www.klub4kidz.com





  1. I LOVE this post. This is definitely information for those who want to get their kids out and about. I might go to some of these and I have no children lol. Great post


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