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KIDS THEATER IN MANHATTAN WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19

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Theater for Kids in Manhattan Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of November 19 in Manhattan. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Manhattan or will just be visiting during the week of November 19, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Manhattan, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Scholastic Storytime - Scholastic Book Store SoHo
November 20, 2012 - SoHo

Enjoy eadings of old favorite and exciting new children's books from Scholastic. These stories will spark imagination and fun in your budding bookworm.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation -
November 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

It takes a lot of helium to keep the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons afloat. Enjoy this opportunity to see the balloons grow, and get a 1st look at the parade balloons on Thanksgiving eve.

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Manhattan
November 22, 2012 - Manhattan

An annual holiday tradition featuring the signature giant helium character balloons, fantasy-filled floats, marching bands, performance groups and a variety of clowns.

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -
November 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

As much a part of Turkey Day as family feasts, post-consumption naps, and watching football, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns this year to the delight of families across the nation. The floats, performers, and larger-than-life balloons promise endless entertainment. The parade line-up includes performances by Spirit of America Dance and Camp Broadway Kids, among others, and even younger kids will recognize their favorite characters in balloon form, like the Kool-Aid man, Buzz Lightyear, and SpongeBob. Not brave enough to bundle up the little ones and battle the crowds gathered across Manhattan? Not a problem. You can watch the whole thing on TV while still in your PJs (check your local listings).

Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings - Wave Hill
November 24, 2012 - Bronx

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods, and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

13th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - Lincoln Center
November 26, 2012 - Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District hosts its thirteenth annual "Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square," a huge, outdoor neighborhood festival featuring free family fun, children's activities, live entertainment from Suzanne Vega, Brave Combo, Avenue Q and more, and outdoor food tastings from over 25 restaurants and shopping throughout the Lincoln Square area. Celebration will be rain, snow, or shine.

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences. If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s). This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants; if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Valerie for more information at vharchencko@cmany.org. Each session accommodates 16 participants.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

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