We’ve scoured the city to find all the freebies available for families, from ice cream to concerts, magic to movies.
For all you traveling moms, here the must-have traveling gadgets and necessities.
Kids will have plenty to sing about when they watch “Lomax: The Hound of Music,” a new children’s musical series on PBS.
Outside it’s cold, but here are some options – from high tech to board games to crafts – to get your family through the winter doldrums.
January is a great time to scoop up theater tickets at excellent prices. Here are a couple of insider tips and a taste of what’s awaiting your family this month on Broadway.
Students can exercise their creativity by writing an original story and win a $2,000 Best Buy gift card!
Making Books Sing, the New York-based company that creates musicals based on contemporary children’s books, premieres Josè Limòn, The Making of An Artist.
In downtown White Plains, there are adult men and women drawing in their sketchbooks, playing with clay, and making funny faces in the mirror. They’re not actors or part of a circus; they’re a team of talented artists who work at Blue Sky Studios, the animation house famous for films like Bunny and Ice Age. Just in time for the DVD release of Horton Hears A Who, this exclusive backstage tour illustrates that making an animated film is not all fun and games.
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, an all-time holiday favorite is being presented at the Emelin Theatre, in Mamaroneck in Westchester. Ebenezer Scrooge changes his life after a Christmas eve encounter with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. This family-friendly show is appropriate for children of all ages as well as the entire family.
Children will learn about the cultures of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other festivals of light that are celebrated around the world during Festival of Lights at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Activities include “Linked by Lights,” “Holiday Decorations,” “Winter Mittens” and “Frosted Sun Catchers.” The event is at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. Children of all ages, in addition to the entire family wil love this holiday event.
The 92nd Street Y is the place to be for Hanukkah celebrations. The Hanukkah Festival allows children to “travel around the world." They’ll enjoy a Hanukkah puppet show and make menorahs. Children will light the menorah and Shabbat candles and eat latkes and challah at a special Hanukkah Dinner. They can dance and sing for the annual Hanukkah Lights. A perfect way for children to learn about the Jewish culture and bond as a family.
Replicas of more than 140 New York landmarks form a seasonal wonderland at the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx. See the Statue of Liberty and the old Yankee Stadium — everything’s made entirely from pieces of plants. Children and parents will enjoy watching the model trains go around the track. The perfect family outing.
Get in the holiday spirit and get your shopping done at The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s annual Holiday Music Festival in Scarsdale, Westchester. Find vintage and contemporary gifts. The international foods party room will feature delicacies prepared by music school parents. Children, parents and families whose children do not attend the Hoff-Barthelson Music School are also welcome to attend this holiday event.
It isn’t often that a parent will leave a children’s production having enjoyed it as much as her kids, but I had that pleasure after seeing the opening performance of Dear Edwina at the DR2 Theatre.
Disney Theatrical Productions today announced a one-of-a-kind limited ticket offer for its three shows currently running on Broadway: THE LION KING, THE LITTLE MERMAID and Mary Poppins.
The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family.
For those families celebrating the holiday of Kwanzaa, the 24th annual Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration is returning to the Queens Library. Parents can show there children the meaning of Kwanzaa’s symbols and traditions. A great family activity and learning experience for kids.
It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker. No matter if you live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Westchester County, Fairfield, Rockland, or Bergen County, there is a place for you to take your children and your entire family to see it. It doesn't matter how old your kids are, there will be a performance of The Nutcracker that your family won't want to miss.
Holiday events are abundant in New York, especially family friendly shows. All over Manhattan, you can find shows and events that not only your children will enjoy seeing, but your whole family will love as well.
This fall from art exhibits to theater, dance, and music performances there is something for everyone.
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There are all kinds of fun activities for families in Manhattan this fall!
Two different parent rockers return this fall.
Editor's picks in children's toys, games, DVDs, and books this month!
As a child, Audrey Kaplan couldn’t get enough of Broadway show tunes. She started Broadway Babies/Superstars to introduce children to that very music. Kaplan’s goal to create new generations of theater-lovers has succeeded far beyond her wildest expectations, with each semester enrolling roughly 900 students for classes.