Hallucinogenic plants, Santa’s Wonderland and you=One BIG Adventure!(12/10~12/12)


Macy’s Santaland

Today–Mon 9am–9pm Ongoing through Dec 24.

@Macy’s Herald Square

151 W 34th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)

212-494-4495

Tickets are  Free!! but it’s an additional charge for photo

If your ready to brave long lines,lingerie poking you in the aisles and Lots of kids to see  Saint nick in his Wonderland then this is the place to go.Visiting this Christmas wonderland won’t cost you much but the trip is a time commitment.  Expect to wait 90 minutes or more on a weekend afternoon to visit with Santa. Just enough time for your little one to make his own list and check it twice (or a few more times).

Santa Visit’s…. again!

*Starting Dec 11.
Sat noon–4pm , Dec 18 1pm–4pm

Brooklyn Childrens Museum

145 Brooklyn Ave (at St. Marks Ave)

718-735-4400

Museum admission $7.50; photo $10

St. Nick poses for photos and presides over a day of seasonal art activities;  like Exploring the symbol of light in the stories and traditions of Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa. You even get to decorate a holiday candle-holder to take home @ 1:30 0n saturdays! 

“Fred Tomaselli”

Tomorrow 11am–6pm , Thu–Fri 11am–10pm , Sat, Sun 11am–6pm Ongoing through Jan 2 2011.

200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave)

718-638-5000

Tickets are Free with museum admission

The Brooklyn artist creates layered paintings combined with cutout images of plants, birds, smiling mouths, and hands (clipped from field guides and magazines) with passages of paint and actual prescription pills and hallucinogenic plants, but you don’t have to tell your kids that!

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Fort Greene Park Winter Games!

Sat 1pm  Free!!

Fort Greene Park

Washington Park (between DeKalb and Myrtle Aves)

Ya  have some extra energy to burn after thanks giving leftovers??How about your lil ones? Head to this park where  you can run off some steam with activities like sack and three-legged races, Frisbee, golf, an ice cube hunt and–weather permitting–sled racing.

Santa’s Winter Garden!(yes it’s Santa…again)

*Starting Dec 11.
Sat 10am–1pm, 2pm–7pm , Sun 10am–1pm, 2pm–5pm .
Alternate venue times
Dec 13 10am–1pm, 2pm–7pm@Winter Garden at the World Financial Center 220 Vesey St (at West St) 

212-417-7050

Photos start at $20.

Yes it’s another Santa Claus siting!  You and your kids can enter this downtown winter wonderland free. Santa, his reindeer and some helper elves will be on hand for photos which will be available for purchase. And while your child is waiting in line you can explain to them the gift of giving because a portion of the proceeds benefit Art Education for the Blind.

Adventure!! Theater

Sat, Sun 11am

Metropolitan Playhouse

220 E 4th St (between Aves A and B)

Call 212-995-5302 for ticket info

You write the plot,Youe make the scene,You play the Hero on a daring journey to free a magical land from a wicked ruler.Recommended for children ages 5 to 105.

WARNING: May be considered too entertaining for those who don’t like fun.

Child Stars of Tomorrow @ The Apollo

Sat 7:30pm

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave))

212-531-5305

Tickets: $17–$27

Kids can enjoy performances by their peers as the top ten finalists from the last two years of Child Stars of Tomorrow–the children s segment of Amateur Night at the Apollo–participate in a special showcase. Expect performances by young musicians, singers and dancers of all disciplines. Ages 3 and up.…Hmmm I wonder if there is Booing allowed….Just kidding…

Happy Chrismahannakwanzika???

Sun 7pm

Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM)

51 North 1st St (between Kent and Wythe Aves)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

718-384-6491

Three December traditions are turned on their heads (literally) in this ninety-minute aerial spectacle. Acts include a tightrope-walking Quasimodo, tap dancing and a live accordionist. While you’re there you can enter a raffle, which benefits local charities like non profit organization Brother hood ans sister Sol  

New York City Fire Museum’s Annual Santa Rescue

Sun 11:30am

New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring St (between Hudson and Varick Sts)

Tickets: $7, children under 12 $1

Kris Kringle makes an early appearance—and gets stranded on the roof when his reindeer fly off without him. Happily, New York’s Bravest come to the rescue. Viewing the rooftop exploits is free to all, but for the cost of museum admission families can head inside to enjoy quality time and a photo op with Saint Nick, plus hot chocolate, live Christmas carols and…hot dogs? 
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Oh ! and plan your trip for this Free upcoming Event

Kwanzaa Children’s Festival

Chase Room (at New Jersey Performing Arts Center)

Dec 18 noon–5pm

1 Center St

888-466-5722

Free!!

The full slate of afternoon activities includes family workshops in African dance and music, storytelling, capoeira and drumming. Little ones can also browse kid lit at book fair, and stop by the arts and crafts village for face painting and crafts. In honor of the week-long holiday your lil ones can make their own spirit masks, sekeres (musical shakers), Kwanzaa wish scrolls and more.
Have Fun!!
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