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Global Holidays - Brooklyn

Global Holidays - Brooklyn

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.

Hanukkah Celebrations - Manhattan

Hanukkah Celebrations - Manhattan

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.

All Aboard! - Bronx

All Aboard! - Bronx

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.

Festive Tunes - Westchester

Festive Tunes - Westchester

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.

Advice from Edwina

Advice from Edwina

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.

Free Admission for Kids for Disney's Broadway Shows

Free Admission for Kids for Disney's Broadway Shows

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.

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family.

Queens Kwanzaa Celebration

Queens Kwanzaa Celebration

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.

Where to: See The Nutcracker

Where to: See The Nutcracker

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.

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows

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.

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

This fall from art exhibits to theater, dance, and music performances there is something for everyone.

Thanksgiving Events 2008

Thanksgiving Events 2008

Of course, there's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for family fun....but don't forget there's so much more to do to enjoy the holiday with your children!

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Parents, enjoy the holiday dinner with your family and get the kids involved in the festivities. We've compiled Thanksgiving events, recipes, crafts, helpful articles, and more!

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Jonas Brothers' member Nick Jonas has been battling diabetes for the past three years. Read more of his story here.

City Fall Preview

City Fall Preview

There are all kinds of fun activities for families in Manhattan this fall!

Queens Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Queens Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Queens!

Westchester Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Westchester Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Westchester!

Rockland Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Rockland Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Rockland!

Fairfield Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Fairfield Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Fairfield!

Brooklyn Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Brooklyn Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Brooklyn!

Manhattan Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Manhattan Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Manhattan!

Two at One

Two at One

Two different parent rockers return this fall.

Fun and Games: Children's Toys, Books, CDs, and DVDs

Fun and Games: Children's Toys, Books, CDs, and DVDs

Editor's picks in children's toys, games, DVDs, and books this month!

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance: Broadway Babies/Superstars

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance: Broadway Babies/Superstars

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.

In the Pink

In the Pink

Once you’ve seen a Broadway show, maybe bought the souvenir program and cast CD, your involvement ends. But "Legally Blonde: The Musical" is changing the rules. The show has a special Elle’s Lounge VIP Experience that makes going to the theater a deluxe event.




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