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13th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop presented by Jenny Allen/Compass

  • Nov. 26, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021 , Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6pm; Photos with Santa: Mondays-Fridays, 12-6pm; Saturdays, 9am-6pm; Christmas Eve, 9am-3pm
  • Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
  • 437 North Street, Greenwich
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; prices vary for photos with Santa

Take a photo taken with Santa, meet his reindeer and enjoy the new Santa's Workshop!

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Holiday Bricktacular

  • Nov. 26, 2021 - Jan. 02, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 12-5:30pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
  • 39 Fitzgerald Street , Yonkers
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $24.99

Explore a Bricktacular Winter Wonderland at the Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground!

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Home for the Holidays

  • Dec. 09, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021 , Thursday-Sunday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 12/11 2-5pm
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • $40; $20 Youth 7-17; $38 Senior; $100 Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids); free for children 6 and younger

Experience the magic of the holidays next to a roaring fireplace, listening to live jazz with a big mug of cocoa in a 1920’s Tudor revival, decorated to fill your heart with the holiday spirit. 

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Reindeer Decorations

  • Dec. 14, 2021 - Nov. 14, 2021 , 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Make an adorable reindeer using a cork and other materials. (Registration required).

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Puppet Shows by Wonderspark Puppets: The Lion & The Mouse

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3-4pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See this double feature including the fables 'The Lion and the Mouse' and 'The Tortoise and the Hare.'

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Native American Herbaceous Plant Walk

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 1-3:30am
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • All Ages
  • $10

Led by Jocelyn Perez, Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) NYC Queens Chapter Coordinator, naturalist, and conservationist. As she identifies plants you will hear about their medicinal uses, edibility, and Native American folklore!

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POSTPONED: A Magical Cirque Christmas

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6pm
  • Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
  • All Ages
  • $39-$99

Experience an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.

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Peru Andino

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3pm
  • Landmark on Main Street
  • 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Peru Andino performs traditional music and dance while costumed in handmade Peruvian attire.

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Grand Menorah Car Parade & Lighting (outdoors)

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6pm
  • The Chai Center
  • 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with a Grand Menorah Car Parade & Lighting with live music, donuts, latkes and fun for the entire family.

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Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6pm
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a special Chanukah menorah lighting in celebration of the festival of lights where guests will enjoy live music, cultural dancing and treats.

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Pound Ridge Outdoor Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6pm
  • Chabad of Bedford
  • Across from 55 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with an outdoor Menorah lighting ceremony and gift bags!

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Bedford Outdoor Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3pm, Chanukah Village; 4pm, Menorah Lighting
  • Chabad of Bedford
  • Bedford Village Green, Bedford
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bedford Village is turned into Chanukah Village where every store will have a Chanukah treat for you! Then, get ready to light the Menorah for the first night of Chanukah!

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Sensory Sensitive Performance: A Christmas Carol

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 11am
  • Theatre Three
  • 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See a special performance of this holiday classic. 

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Hike Off the Turkey

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 10-11:30am
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $8; free for members

Hike to Teatown Hill to get a glimpse of the Hudson Highlands and watch for the last of the migrating hawks. For families with children over 8 years old.

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Chanukah Experience

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 4:15pm
  • Chabad Center for Jewish Life
  • 2174 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick
  • All Ages
  • $18 suggested donation per family

Park your car and join the walking parade to the Merrick Long Island Railroad Station for 12 ft. Menorah lighting, latkas, dancing rabbi's, doughnuts, juggling show and more!

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Town of Oyster Bay Chabad: Chanukah Spectacular

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3:30pm
  • Plainview Shopping Centre
  • 327-392 South Oyster Bay Road, Plainview
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with vaudeville stunt act David Darwin plus festive music, and Chanukah foods such as 'Latkes' and Jelly Doughnuts, and classic Pizza. The highlight of the event will be the Grand Giant Menorah lighting . 

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MenorahCade

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3:30pm, departs from Chabad; 4pm, Chanukah Celebration
  • Chabad of The Hamptons
  • 13 Woods Lane, East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Drive through the streets of East Hampton with a Menorah on your car during the MenorahCade then take part in the grand finale celebration featuring Chanukah treats, fun surprises for the whole family, and the lighting of a 6 foot tall menorah.

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CKids Chanukah Disco

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 10-11am
  • Chabad of The Hamptons
  • 13 Woods Lane, East Hampton
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Boogie down at this glow in the dark dance party complete with glowing cupcake decorating & a glowing dreidel spin-off.

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Chanukah Car Parade and Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3:20pm, parade line up; 3:45pm, parade begins; 4pm, menorah lighting and fire juggling show
  • Chabad of Yorktown
  • 2629 Old Yorktown Road, Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Participate in a Chanukah car parade followed by a public menorah lighting and a fire juggling show.

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Chabad Somers Public Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6pm
  • Elephant Hotel
  • 335 US-202, Somers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kick off the first night of Chanukah with a public Menorah lighting.

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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of The Grateful Dead for Kids & More

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 11am, door open; 12pm, show begins
  • Brooklyn Bowl
  • 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • $12-$15

This concert for kids and families shares the music of The Grateful Dead with a new generation of music lovers.

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Outdoor Clinton Hill Chanukah Celebration

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 5:30pm
  • Rohr Chabad of Clinton Hill & Pratt Institute
  • Across 541 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See a Menorah get carved our of ice and lots of FREE holiday fun to enjoy: Live music, Hot latkes & sufganiyot (friend donuts), fun giveaways for kids and “Lighting” of a unique ice menorah!

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Christmas in the Pearl Room

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 10:30am-12pm
  • Saloon
  • 45-49 West Central Avenue, Pearl River
  • All Ages
  • $35

Have brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus! There will be balloons, glitter tattoos, and a professional photographer there, too. Plus, special guests El...

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Community Chanukah Extravaganza: Fire on Ice

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 4pm
  • Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park
  • 87 Ogden Park, Dobbs Ferry
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Chabad of the Rivertowns at the waterfront park in Dobbs Ferry for "Fire on Ice." Watch the fastest ice carver in Guinness world rec...

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Chanukah at The Seaport

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3-5pm
  • The Seaport
  • 25 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah in a fun and safe environment at the Seaport! Fun for the whole family with face painting , balloons, Live Music, arts & crafts,...

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Chanukah at The Seaport

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 3-5pm
  • The Seaport
  • 25 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah in a fun and safe environment at the Seaport! Fun for the whole family with face painting , balloons, Live Music, arts & crafts,...

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Theater for Young Audiences at 92Y: Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 1pm
  • 92nd Street Y
  • Lexington Avenue at 92nd St., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20

A very modern heroine is whisked away by tornado from her New York City apartment to that magical land that lies just Over the Rainbow. Follow Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion as they encounter challenges and celebrate friendship. 

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Tree & Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6pm
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church
  • 68 Bedford Road, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the community for a Tree and Menorah Lighting. 

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Momo Crawl

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 2-5pm
  • Diversity Plaza
  • 73-19 37th Road, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $5; free for kids

Participants pay $5 for a Momo Map then buy individual momos at momo shops and restaurants for $1 each. At the center, there will be music, dance, ...

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Screening of 'The Polar Express' and Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 2pm
  • The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • $10

Join The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts for a screening of Warner Bros.’ The Polar Express, the groundbreaking festive favorite...

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LongHouse Reserve: Holiday Gathering

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 1pm
  • LongHouse Reserve
  • 133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • $15

LongHouse Reserve, the sprawling 16-acre nature reserve and sculpture garden in East Hampton, will host its annual Holiday Gathering. Festive music will fill the pavilion while guests sip on warm apple cider and hard cider, and enjoy freshly baked doughnuts.

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Chanukah Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 4pm; 4:30pm Menorah Lighting
  • Ridge Hill
  • 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Ridge Hill and Chabad of Yonkers for a Chanukah Celebration! Enjoy music from Mr. Shabbos, Chanukah Treats, and a Gelt Drop!!

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Dinner with the Grinch

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 5pm
  • Beginnings
  • 1986 Park Street, Atlantic Beach
  • All Ages
  • $20 per child; adults order from regular menu

Have dinner with the Grinch! Children receive food, drink dessert and character time.

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Festival of Lights

  • Nov. 28, 2021, 6:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Village Hall
  • 104 Main St., Mt. Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come out for a community-wide ceremony and celebration of the Festival of Lights or Festival of Dedication. Look on and celebrate in the Lighting o...

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WWE Monday Night RAW

  • Nov. 29, 2021, 7:30pm
  • UBS Arena
  • 2400 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $26-$206

Featuring the 6-man tag team main event: WWE Champion Big E, RAW Tag Team Champions Randy Orton and Riddle vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos

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Chanukah on Ice

  • Nov. 29, 2021, 6-9pm
  • Wollman Rink
  • 830 5th Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Online: $22; $30 with skate rental; At the event: $28; $35 with skate rental

Ice skate to festive Chanukah Music with a DJ and live band, giant Ice Menorah will be lit, and boxed dinner including delicious Chanukah donuts.

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Public Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 29, 2021, 6pm
  • Chabad of Great Neck
  • LIRR Station, Middle Neck Road & Station Plaza, Great Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with Music, Dancing, Doughnuts & Prizes for all kids. Great Neck dignitaries will light the Menorah. 

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Menorah Lighting

  • Nov. 29, 2021, 6pm
  • Stratford Town Hall
  • 2725 Main St., Stratford
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the 2nd nigh of Hanukkah with a Menorah lighting.

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Menorah Lightning

  • Nov. 29, 2021, 6pm
  • Cross County Shopping Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Menorah lightning @ Cross County Shopping Center, (Located near Adidas and BeBe) Chocolate gelt, donuts. Live Music with the What's Up band.

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Performances from Los Hacheros

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 6-8pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Brooklyn's Los Hacheros revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combines them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. 

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Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 4:30pm
  • Queens Borough Hall
  • 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. in a festive celebration of Chanukah.

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GCA Menorah Lighting Ceremony

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 5-6:30pm
  • Harborfields Public Library
  • 31 Broadway, Greenlawn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the 3rd night of Hanukkah with a community Menorah lighting.

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Chanukah Outdoor Extravaganza

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 4:45-5:45pm
  • New York Hebrew
  • 40 West 22nd Street, Stuyvesant Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Help honor and recognize our heroic firefighters as they treat everyone to a chocolate gelt drop! Collect as much "gelt" as you can as it rains dow...

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Holiday Fam Jam

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 3-5pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Please join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for a Holiday Fam Jam: an afternoon outdoor dance party where people of all ages can bust a move, cele...

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#GivingTuesday Wonder Girls Volunteer Day

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 6-7:30pm
  • Nyack Center
  • 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join WONDER GIRLS, for their monthly VOLUNTEER DAY at the Nyack Center in Rockland County. This event is open to girls in middle and high school. G...

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Chanukah Party

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 6pm
  • Chabad of Mineola
  • 261 Willis Avenue, Mineola
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Chabad of Mineola for an outdoor Menorah lighting, hot latkes, and dessert! Sword swallower and amazing entertainer Adam Realman will leave yo...

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5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Nov. 30, 2021, 6-8:30pm
  • Tavern on the Green
  • 1 Tavern on the Green, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature Tavern on the Green’s very own 20-foot Christmas tree, topped with more than 2,000 or...

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What Is Autism: Family Support Group

  • Dec. 01, 2021, 5pm
  • Jawonio
  • 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City
  • Adult
  • FREE

A support group for family members, caregivers, or others involved in the care and support of individuals with autism. This will be an open discuss...

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Chabad of Long Island City: Community Chanukah Celebration

  • Dec. 01, 2021, 6pm
  • Gantry Plaza State Park
  • Center Boulevard at 48th Avenue, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with an Ice Menorah Carving Show, 3-D Glow in the Dark Glasses, lively Chanukah Music, Menorah lighting and more! Enjoy donuts, chocolate gelt, and treats!

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Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop

  • Dec. 01, 2021, 6:30pm
  • Temple Beth El of Rutherford
  • 185 Montross Ave., Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with a Menorah lighting, music, latkes, donuts, and a gelt drop from a fire truck!

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 01, 2021, TBA
  • Rockefeller Center Plaza
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See the lighting of the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! 

The tree will be lit daily from 6am-12am. On Christmas Day, the Tree...

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 01, 2021, TBA
  • Rockefeller Center Plaza
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See the lighting of the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! 

The tree will be lit daily from 6am-12am. On Christmas Day, the Tree...

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Consulate General of India - New York Announces An Evening of Indian Dance Curated by Jonathan Hollander as Part of Iconic Week

  • Dec. 01, 2021, 6pm
  • 3 E 64th St New York, NY 10065
  • 3 E 64th St New York, NY 10065, Lenox Hill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Battery Dance is collaborateing with the Consulate General of India in presenting an evening of performances by diverse Indian dancers curated by Jonathan Hollander, artistic director and founder of Battery Dance. Space is limited, so early reservations are encouraged: culture.newyork@mea.gov.in. 

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Stories & Craft with Miss Cheryl

  • Dec. 01, 2021, 10:30-11:15am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd. , Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, craft and more. Registration begins to weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and one week for everyone else. 

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A Magical Cirque Christmas

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 7:30pm
  • Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
  • LIU Post/720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
  • All Ages
  • $43-$103

Experience an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.

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Orchestra 914 Holiday Concert

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 7pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY
  • All Ages
  • $25-50

Orchestra 914 presents an array of holiday favorites that will set the tone for this magical time of year. 

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25th Annual Holiday Lighting

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 5:30pm
  • Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
  • Central Park N on the East Side at 110th, East Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and take part in other seasonal festivities. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

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Holiday Market

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 5-8pm
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center
  • 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This Holiday Market features the hand-crafted work of local artisans. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition opening of "The Artistry of Jacques Pépin." Book and exhibition poster signing with the artist.

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Annual Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 6:30-7pm
  • The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District
  • 119-158 Newark Ave., Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the season with the HDSID Tree Lighting and Menorah Ceremony.

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Public Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 6pm
  • Chabad of Great Neck
  • The Village Green, Middle Neck Road & Beach Road, Great Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with Music, Dancing, Doughnuts & Prizes for all kids!

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Holiday Lights

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 6-8:30pm
  • South Cove Park
  • Battery Place and 2nd Place, Battery Park City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kick-off the season at the Holiday Lights celebration with special guest appearances by Sing Harlem Choir, PS/IS 276 Advanced Chorus, and you-know-who!

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Wooden Superhero Figurine

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Spiderman swings back into action this month at the theaters, so create your own mini-Spidey to keep away the bad guys.

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DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 4-7pm; 5:30pm, tree lighting
  • DUMBO Archway
  • 155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY, DUMBO
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Carols, Calypso and Cocoa! Ignite some holiday cheer with the community! 

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Chabad Upper East Side: Chanukah in the Park

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 6pm, entertainment; 6:30pm, menorah lighting
  • Carl Schurz Promenade
  • E. 85th St. and East End Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the 5th night of Chanukah with live entertainment, dougnuts, latkes and of course, the lighting of the Menorah. 

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Chanukah Celebration

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 5:30pm
  • The Chelsea Green Park
  • 140 West 20th Street, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with crafts, latkes, donuts, chocolate gelt, dreidels and a grand Menorah lighting. 

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Chanukah Celebration

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 5:30pm
  • The Chelsea Green Park
  • 140 West 20th Street, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Chanukah with crafts, latkes, donuts, chocolate gelt, dreidels and a grand Menorah lighting. 

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Artistree Fall Cabaret

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 6:30pm, doors open; 7pm, show begins
  • Artistree Performing Arts
  • 114 W Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
  • All Ages
  • $40

Join Artistree for a very special evening of food, drinks and music! The Artistree Fall Cabaret will feature the music of Jason Robert Brown
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Commack Community Hanukkah Celebration

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 7pm
  • The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center Inc.
  • 6500 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family to a grand Menorah lighting- dreidels, chocolate gelt, music and more! @ Commack corners shopping center. Co-sponsors: C...

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Success Academy Upper West Prospective Family Virtual Info Session/Tour

  • Dec. 02, 2021, 5:30-6:10pm
  • Virtual
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn about all things Success Academy. Topics covered will include the application process, uniforms and the school's whole-child approach to education. 

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Free First Friday

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 11am-6pm
  • Noguchi Museum
  • 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

On the first Friday of every month, Museum admission is free. All visits must be scheduled in advance. Tickets for Free First Friday are released two weeks before each date.

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Family Activity Night

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Pascack Community Center
  • 87 New Clarkstown Rd., Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Play a variety of gym games designed for the whole family. Open to all Clarkstown residents with a current community center ID card. Sponsored and ...

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The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 7:30pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $39-$59

See the iconic film on the big screen, followed by a moderated conversation with actor Cary Elwes (the heroic Westley, of course!).

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Stories of the Stars

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • Sunrise Highway, Bohemia
  • FREE $4

Come out for a fun night all about constellations and the exciting mythological stories that go along with them.

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Annual Christmas Boutique Shop & Sip

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 5:30-10:30pm
  • Albertus Magnus High School
  • 798 Route 304 , Bardonia
  • Adult
  • $10

Enjoy holiday shopping with local vendors and crafters. There will be unique and trendy gift items, music, and refreshments. Admission fee includes...

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United Women of Rockland Inc. presents 'The Prize is Right'

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 6pm, doors open; 7pm, game begins
  • Kirkbride Hall
  • 5 Patriots Hill Lane, Stony Point
  • Adult
  • $40; $50 at the door if space allows

Come on down to raise money for a good cause! Play the "Prize is Right" and have fun while winning prizes and gift cards. 

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The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores: The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza

  • Dec. 03, 2021, 6-10pm
  • Veterans' Memorial
  • corner of Bedford Ave & Broadway/Pettit Ave , Bellmore
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy an Old Fashion Christmas! Festivities will include: Christmas Tree Lighting (7 PM), A Visit from Santa, Live Nativity, Festive Holiday Music,...

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Saturday on the House

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 11am-6pm
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Guggenheim invites you to experience all of the exhibitions on view each Saturday that this program is offered. 

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Annual Christmas Tree Sale

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 8am-12pm
  • Huguenot Memorial Church
  • 901 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop Fraser fir trees in all sizes, decorated and undecorated wreaths, poinsettias, swag, and pine roping.

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Holiday Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10am-5pm
  • Old Stone House & Washington Park
  • 336 3rd St., Park Slope
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Find perfect gifts for everyone on your list, with unique and handmade products for all ages and interests.

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Hands on History: All the World's a (Puppet) Stage!

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 1-4pm
  • King Manor Museum
  • 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Since puppets were a popular holiday gift for children living in the 19th century, you'll get to make your own puppets and miniature puppet theatre!

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Mark Morris Dance Group: Holiday Party on the Plaza

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • The Plaza at 300 Ashland
  • 300 Ashland Place, Boerum Hill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Mark Morris Dance Center for a little caroling and holiday cheer!

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Annual Holiday Fair

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 9am-4pm
  • Southold Historical Museum at Peconic Lane Community Center
  • Peconic, 1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Take photos with Santa and shop for the holidays. Plus, raffles, face painting, crafts, and more. 

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Family Holiday Wreaths

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 1pm; 1:30pm; 2pm; 2:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Bring your family to the library to design a holiday wreath (Registration required).

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Winterfest

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 3-7pm
  • Palisades Free Library
  • 19 Closter Road, Palisades
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This holiday market is in celebration of the 4th edition of the Pots & Pans in Palisades cookbook. Shop from food and gift vendors. 

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Long Island Ballet Theatre presents 'The Nutcracker'

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 2pm and 6pm
  • Landmark on Main Street
  • 232 Main Street, Suite 1, , Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • $35; $28 per child

This classic full-length ballet production features professional and pre-professional dancers from across the Long Island & NYC. This is a special narrated version suitable for everyone!

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Christmas Meet & Greet Walkthrough

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10:30am-12pm
  • United Skates of America
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $10

Meet Frosty the Snowman, The Grinch, The Gingerbread Man, The Merry Minion The Red Nosed Reindeer & mail your letter to Santa and more. 

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St. Nicholas Day

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 12-4pm
  • Vander Ende - Onderdonk House
  • 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood
  • All Ages
  • $10; free for children

This annual St. Nicholas Day celebration will feature caroling, crafts, story time, and of course- a chance to visit with St. Nicholas himself!

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 5-7pm
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10 suggested donation per family

Watch as Santa Claus lights the Hatchery’s Christmas Tree at 5:30pm.

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Holiday Lights

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 4-6pm
  • Veterans Park
  • Corner of Main & Cedar Streets, Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come out to kick off a multicultural Holiday Light Display that will brighten Nyack throughout the season.

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Holiday Adventures from The Shed

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 9:45am, check in begins; 10am, doors open; 10:15am, show begins
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15; $55 for a 4 pack of tickets

Enjoy a special holiday performance featuring puppetry, music, movement, storytelling–and a bit of theatre magic! 

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Baby Toddler CPR and First Aid

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 9am-1:30pm
  • 92nd Street Y
  • Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $125.00

This class provides the knowledge required to help you respond to breathing emergencies, such as choking and cardiac arrest, and basic first aid for infants and children.

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Kids Night Out

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 6-8:30pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave, Piermont
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $44

Drop your little love off for a night of fun featuring paint + craft, board games, a talent show + end the night with glowga (glow-in-the-dark yoga) and more. 

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Ocean Creature Encounters

  • Dec. 04, 2021, Drop In between 1-3pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10 or $5 members plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID

Check out real whale bones, shark jaws and other artifacts from the museum's collections, go on a scavenger hunt, and create an ocean-tastic craft.

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Jingle Bell Rock & Outdoor Winter Market

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10am-4pm
  • Westport Museum
  • 25 Avery Pl., Westport
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop, check out the gingerbread village of local buildings, take a quick picture with Santa and more!

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Holiday Party for Wildlife and Craft Market

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 3-9pm
  • Sweetbriar Nature Center
  • 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods; donation accepted

Bundle up with a cup of hot chocolate, browse through local handmade craft and artist vendors, enjoy short animal presentations, photo opportunities and story times for kids. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 

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2021 Jingle Bell Run

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 9am
  • Westchester Community College
  • 75 Grasslands Road , Valhalla
  • All Ages
  • $35

Strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume while running for a good cause. 

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2021 Nanuet Tree Lighting Celebration

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 5-6:30pm
  • Nanuet Chamber of Commerce
  • W. Orchard St., Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Nanuet’s Tree Lighting Celebration will feature Santa, live entertainment, food offered by local restaurants, and more. 

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Winter Wonderland Family Festival

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10am-8pm
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • 125 Route 340, Sparkill
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

The Winter Wonderland Family Festival is an all-day event with food, beverages, children's events, live music, and a TON of local vendors.

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Western Wind Vocal Ensemble in "The Light Returns: Joyous Music for the Holidays"

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 7pm
  • Church of St. Luke in the Field
  • 487 Hudson St., West Village
  • Teen, Adult
  • $35; $15 students and seniors

This musical performance will include Hebrew, Sephardic and Yiddish Chanukkah Songs, Medieval and Renaissance Christmas Motets and Carols.

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Northeast Etsy Artists Collective Holiday Artisan Market

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10am-3pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Shop at this artisan holiday market, located upstairs in the libraray's large meeting room.

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20th Annual Sinterklaas- St. Nicholas Day Celebration

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 2-4:30pm
  • Wyckoff House Museum
  • 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Sinterklaas- St. Nicholas Day at this outdoor, socially-distanced event full of craft activities, a tree lighting, and a special visit from St. Nick on horseback.

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BSA Rockland District Scouts: Winter Wonderland

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10am-1pm
  • Camp Bullowa
  • 15 Franck Road, Stony Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Admission by donation

It's a Wonderland of fun featuring hot cocoa, reindeer games, crafts, caroling, Elf Workshop, pictures with Santa, and more. Grades K-5. 

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Parsons Dance Family Matinee: Parsons Dance

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 2pm
  • The Joyce Theater
  • 175 Eighth Avenue, Chelsea
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 ages 6-16

See four dazzling new dance perofrmances highlighting the Parsons Dance company’s 36-year history of delighting audiences.

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Lunch with Santa

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 12-2pm or 2:30-4:30pm
  • Antun's
  • 96-43 Springfield Boulevard , Queens Village
  • All Ages
  • $45; $25 child

Enjoy some delicious food, decoate cookies, and take photos with Santa! 

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Winter Wonderland

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 11am-2pm
  • Flushing YMCA
  • 138-46 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $15

Get in the holiday spirit with ice skating, family photos with Santa, bounce house fun, hot chocolate, and doughnut making.

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Jewlu's Holiday Bazaar

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10am-5pm
  • St. Stephens Lutheran Fellowship Hall
  • 2806 Newkirk Avenue, Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Jewlu is hosting a Holiday Bazaar this December so you can beat Santa to the Christmas punch! Great food, fashion, skincare and other interesting b...

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P.S. 18 Winter Market

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 1-4pm
  • P.S. 18 Edward Bush
  • 101 Maujer Street , Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Join P.S. 18 for their Winter Market, an outdoor winter festival for the school community in the schoolyard of P.S. 18. The event will feature Vend...

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Sustainable Holiday Pop-Up

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 12-5pm
  • Farm To People
  • 1100 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop local, sustainable merchants and socialize with other community members in a beautiful warehouse space. Snacks and refreshments will be provid...

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Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 4:30-6pm
  • West Harlem Piers
  • 125th Street and Marginal Street, West Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come out for a holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last...

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Winter Wonder at the Garden

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 12-5pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the best of December with free live musical performances, a tree and menorah lighting, holiday crafts, a tree tour, selfies with Santa (d...

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Village Tree Lighting & Blessing of the Crèche at the Fountain

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 5pm
  • Village of Malverne
  • Francis Street, Malverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See the Holiday Parade with Santa and his elves begining on Francis Street withlLive entertainment and block party along Hempstead Avenue & Church ...

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Village of Westbury Holiday Festivities

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 4:30pm
  • Village Community Center
  • 360 Post Avenue, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join neighbors and friends at this Holiday Celebration. Refreshments will be served (OUTSIDE) as the Mayor, Board and Village Staff welcome everyon...

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2021 Holiday Electric Lights Parade

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 6:30pm
  • Yorktown Parks & Recreation
  • Front Street, Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Holiday Electric Lights Parade have beautifully lit Trucks and Vehicles and tons of Holiday Spirit! The parade will start and travel down Front...

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Conservation Corps Volunteer Days

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 12-2pm
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd. , Mount Kisco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE

Volunteers will go with Westmoreland Naturalists into the field to help remove invasive plants and protect native plants. Contact 914-666-8448 or info@westmorelandsanctuary.org if you are interested in attending. 

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 1-3pm
  • Broadway Commons
  • 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the holidays at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy a visit with Santa, Face Painting, Characters, a Chance to Win a Gift Card to on...

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Holiday Tree Lighting at The Shoppes

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 3-7pm
  • The Shoppes at East Wind
  • 5768 Route 25A, Wading River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stop by to put a letter in Santa's mailbox* , enjoy the live DJ and dancing, and more holiday fun including holiday shopping at Winter Fest. Sa...

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Bowling with Santa

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 12pm and 2pm
  • San-Dee Lanes of Malverne
  • 342 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne
  • All Ages
  • $13

Children are invited to bowl with Santa!

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Candy Cane Lane- Family Fun!

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 11am-1pm
  • Jefferson Valley Mall
  • 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the kiddos for some fun with the Lake Mohegan Fire Department and Valley Pediatric Dentistry! Bouncy houses, costume characters, the Bubble B...

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Christmas Parade

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 6:30-8pm
  • Village of Suffern
  • Lafayette Avenue , Suffern
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Village of Suffern on Lafayette Avenue at the Annual Christmas Parade. Kick off is at 6:30pm – the parade goes up Lafayette Avenue to the ...

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Family Zoo Explorers

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10-11am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th Street, Corona
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $30

Family Zoo Explorers is a program designed for early learners to explore through play and observation. Each session includes a tour, free-play experiences and a personal animal encounter. 

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Junior Art Show Reception

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 10:30am-12pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come celebrate the local artists that contributed to this month's Junior Art Exhibit at the library. Refreshments will be served.

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Keeper-in-Training: Polar

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 9-10:30am
  • Central Park Zoo
  • 64th Street & 5th Avenue, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $70

Think you've got what it takes to be a zookeeper? Put your skills to the test during this hands-on, interactive program.

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Role With It

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway Rye, NY, 10580, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $5 plus museum admission ($9; $8 seniors; children younger than 1 are free)

Play with patterns and create dazzling, layered, images in the museum's pop-up printshop.

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The TaSH Holiday Market

  • Dec. 04, 2021, 2-5:30pm
  • Patriots Park
  • Route 9 in Patriots Park, Tarrytown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Shop from over 50 local craft, food and gift vendors including holiday decor like wreaths, swags, ornaments and more. See the Patriots Park tree illuminated in 20,000 LED lights.

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Santa Brunch

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 10am, 12pm and 2pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $59.95; $53.95 members; $29.95 children 3-12; $26.95 children members; $5 children 2 and younger

Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch, make a special take-home holiday keepsake and capture a family photo with Santa!

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Abingdon Square Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 5pm
  • Abingdon Square Park
  • Intesection of Bleecker St. and Hudson St., Greenwich Village
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Giant menorah, latkes, doughnuts, entertainment for kids, and gelt drop.

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Christmas Craft Fair

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 9am-4pm
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
  • 800 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop crafts, gits, Christmas items, enter raffles, and more. 

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Hot Chocolate and Santa

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm
  • Ballet Long Island
  • 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma
  • All Ages
  • $20; $10 child or senior; additional fee for photos with Santa

Have hot chocolate and cookies during this Christmas themed performance, then decorate a Christmas ornament before you get to meet and take a photo with Santa! 

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Family Hour Sunday

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per child

Children ages 5 through 10 are invited for a family-friendly art experience to explore works of art in the Museum and create fun art projects!

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Chanukah Wonderland

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 9:30-11:30am
  • The Chai Center
  • 501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
  • All Ages
  • $12

Celebrate Chanukah with arts & crafts, games and activities such as decorating donuts, sand art, finding Judah the Maccabee, and making special Chanukah candles. 

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A Magical Cirque Christmas

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 4pm and 8pm
  • The Palace Theatre
  • 61 Atlantic St., Stamford
  • All Ages
  • $27-$62

Experience the enchantment of Christmas with an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music.

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The 42nd Annual Holiday Festival

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 12-6pm; 5:30pm, tree lighting
  • Stony Brook Village Center
  • Main Street on the Harbor, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The 42nd Annual Holiday Festival will feature a Legends & Spies Puppet Procession; Santa listening to children’s wishes, Holiday Train Display, plus Carolers and live music before the Holiday Tree Lighting.

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Stroller Tours

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Adult
  • $25

This stroller-friendly tour, led by museum educators, is an interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation.

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Seashell Celebration & Ornament Workshop

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 1pm and 2pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10 or $5 members plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID

Find out how to identify shells local to Long Island, and decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at home during this festive time of year.

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6th Annual Hudson Valley Holistic Holiday Market 2021

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 10am-5pm
  • Comfort Suites Hotel & Banquets
  • 835 Route 52 , Fishkill
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Your favorite Holistic vendors, practitioners, and readers are back! Free swag bags to the 1st 25 attendees through the door.

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Barnyard Birds Paint Party

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 2-3:30pm
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center
  • 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
  • All Ages
  • $18; $15 members

Start with a tour of the galleries, then head to the farm for inspiration before creating your own masterpiece inspired by the museum's latest exhibition, The Artistry of Jacques Pepin.

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DIY Ornament Class

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15

Create something special during this DIY Holiday Ornament Class. Ages 10 and older. 

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Central Park Dance Presents the Nutcracker

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 12:30pm and 5pm
  • The Capital Theater
  • 149 Westchester Avenue , Port Chester
  • All Ages
  • $25-$100

Join Clara on her wild journey through a blizzard of ballerinas into a Land of Sweets filled with colorful characters and pure holiday magiic featuring over 100 dancers from Central Park Dance and surrounding Westchester communities.

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Where Did Everybody Go'

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 1:30-3pm
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • All Ages
  • $4

Take a walk around the park to discover some clever and resourceful ways animals survive the colder months.

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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of Bruce Springsteen for Kids & More

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 11am, door open; 12pm, show begins
  • Brooklyn Bowl
  • 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • $12-$15

This concert for kids and families shares the music of The Boss, aka Bruce Springsteen, with a new generation of music lovers.

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Hanukkah Hunt Gallery Program

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 10:30am-3pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $18; $12 seniors 65 and older; $8 students; free for children younger than 18 and members; free on Saturdays

Embark on a playful hunt of Hanukkah menorahs from around the world, draw your discoveries in a sketchbook, experiment with whimsical shapes, touch replicas of artifacts, and chat with Museum Educators.

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South Street Seaport Museum December Virtual Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Live Sing-Along

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 2pm
  • South Street Seaport
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Sign up to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior: seaportmuseum.org/chanteysing. 

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9th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 3-4:30pm
  • Astoria Park Lawn
  • 19th Street and 23rd Avenue, Astoria
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will proudly host its 9th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration. This beloved annual ...

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Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 3pm
  • Great Lawn at Astoria Park
  • 19th Street and 23rd Avenue, Astoria
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Central Astoria Local Development Inc. is proud to sponsor this free, fun and traditional holiday event that will bring balloon art, kids hand tatt...

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Young Families Chanukah Celebration at Emanu-El

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 10:45am
  • Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
  • 2125 Westchester Avenue, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families are invited to celebrate Chanukah together with song, movement, crafts, stories, community, and fun! This program is free and open to the ...

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Chanukah Drop-off Program for Pre-K & K at Emanu-El

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 9:30-10:45am
  • Congregation Emanu-El
  • 2125 Westchester Avenue, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Give your little ones a taste of Religious School! Led by the talented early childhood specialist, your little Maccabees will experience the light ...

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Cookies with Santa

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
  • FourFiveSix
  • 199 Richardson Street, East Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • $20; $5 parent; $10 face painting; $50 Santa photo shoot

Hey kids, what's that sound? Is it the jingle of Santa's bells? Yes, kids! Santa will be at FourFiveSix in Williamsburg/Greenpoint! So ready your l...

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SCIENTIST IN TRAINING: Keeping It Real

  • Dec. 05, 2021, 10-11am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th Street, Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30 regular

No matter how they move and behave or their amazing habitats, animals at the zoo rely on the care and attention of zookeeper staff. Do you have what it takes to be zookeeper? Meet one and spend some time doing what they do in the zoo. 

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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park’s Annual Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 06, 2021, 6pm
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will host its annual Tree Lighting this year. The event will be hosted by Classical Theatre of Harlem...

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Magic Show with The Great Dubini

  • Dec. 07, 2021, 6-8pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the whole family to enjoy an amazing and hilarious show with your new favorite magician.

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Hannah Senesh Community Day Lower School Open House

  • Dec. 07, 2021, 9-10am
  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School
  • Online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Hannah Senesh is a K-8 Jewish community day school in Carroll Gardens that is home to a diverse community of approximately 220 students from many different Jewish backgrounds. 

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Free Zoom Adoption Information Session

  • Dec. 07, 2021, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Zoom Conference Meeting
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parent...

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Snowman Mug

  • Dec. 07, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Keep warm by sipping your favorite hot beverage in these adorable snowman mugs.

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Healthy Holidays with Essential Oils

  • Dec. 07, 2021, 4-5pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn how aromatherapy and essential oils can help you manage holiday stress. Participants will make a roller ball of their choice to take home.

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Music and Movement with Miss Fran

  • Dec. 07, 2021, 10:30-11am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join Fran Roesmann and her guitar to sing together with puppets, instruments, props, and lots of movement, laughter and fun.

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OPEN HOUSE Grades 1 - 12: For Parents/Guardians

  • Dec. 08, 2021, 8:30-9:30am
  • The Waldorf School of Garden City
  • 225 Cambridge Ave, Garden City
  • Adult
  • FREE

Families of prospective students entering Grade 1 -12 are invited to an in-person Open House. Masks required. Covid Health Protocols will be follow...

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Sing!

  • Dec. 08, 2021, 9:30-10:15am
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • $30

Sing outdoors while the weather is still nice. Join Jody Doomchin and the Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive in-person sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics. 

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2021 Washington Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Dec. 08, 2021, 6-7pm
  • Washington Square Park Arch
  • Washington Square North, Greenwich Village
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Be there for the lighting of the tree, sing holiday songs, and see Santa Claus!

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Science in Action - The Hour of Code

  • Dec. 08, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join this year's #HourOfCode. Registration begins two weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and one week for everyone else.

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Snowman Cards

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Design your own snowman greeting cards for your family and friends. (Registration required).

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Long Island Nets vs College Park Skyhawks

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 7pm
  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $20

See the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League take on College Park Skyhawks!

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Live Q&A for Parents Balancing Hanukkah and Christmas

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 8-9pm
  • 18 Doors
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

PJ Library and 18 Doors present this webinar for parents in interfaith families. Moderator Lauren Schreiber Sasaki from Jewish& and panelists Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Malka Packer-Monroe will answer the questions they get asked the most from parents around the December holidays. 

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Choo Choo! Mr. Tootwhistle's Invention

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 10-11am
  • Fairfield Museum and History Center
  • 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • Free with admission: $5; $3 seniors and students ages 6-22; Free for children 5 and younger and members

Hear a story about a little engine that could and then visit the Museum’s gallery to learn how people got around a long time ago. Then make some awesome art. Ages 2-5 with an adult. 

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Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 7pm
  • NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • 960 Brush Hollow Road , Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $39.50-$189.50

This all-new production features some of the greatest holiday songs of all time performed with the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica.

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Glittery Pinecone

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make gorgeous, glittery pinecones that will add sparkle to any household or tree.

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Letters to Santa

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 9am-12pm
  • JTS Community, Health & Sports Center at Torne Valley
  • 115 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Every family gets a set visit for photos with Santa.

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Family Holiday Gingerbread House Kits (Virtual)

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 6pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Work with your family to construct a holiday-themed gingerbread house (Registration required).

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Wooden Snowmen Ornaments

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 5pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Make and decorate your own cute snowmen (Registration required).

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Brookhaven Town Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 6pm
  • Holtsville Ecology Site
  • 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hang out with costumed characters, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes, music, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who will arrive by helicopter to assist in the tree lighting.

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Floral Design Series: Winter Wreath Workshop

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 7-9pm
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Mount Kisco
  • Adult
  • $35

Join Nadia Ghannam as she coaches a group through the process of creating seasonal, fully compostable wreaths.

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Rotary Club of Pearl River's Share Christmas and the Holidays

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 7pm
  • Braunsdorf Park
  • Intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue, Pearl River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A community service holiday extravaganza organized by the Rotary Club, Share Christmas and the Holidays begins with caroling, hot chocolate and coo...

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Puppet show & Puppet Making

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 4-5pm
  • Playlab Kids
  • 135-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Tickets start at $45

A holiday puppet show followed by puppet making. 

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Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10am-3pm
  • Highbridge Bike Park
  • 131 Ft George Ave. , Washington Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Dig, then ride at NYCMTB's monthly welcome days at Highbridge Park in Manhattan! Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woo...

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Guided Nature Walks

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10-11am
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 members; $5 children; free for children members

Explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conserva...

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Princess Tea Party

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 1pm
  • Ballet Long Island
  • 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $19

Join the princesses and their friends for a tea party including cupcakes, candy canes, hot chocolate and more. Plus, take photos with the princesses and Santa!

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Downtown Riverhead’s Holiday Parade & Riverfront Bonfire

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 3pm
  • Downtown Riverhead
  • Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch the Holiday Parade, warm up by a bonfire, have some hot cocoa and drop off your wish list with Santa.

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Make An Adorable Raccoon With Polymer Clay

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 2pm, ages 5-8 at 2pm; 12-3pm, ages 9-12
  • The Rye Arts Center
  • 51 Milton Rd., Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Make an adorable raccoon using polymer. Learn how to make simple shapes and put them together to form a cute sculpture. 

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Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas: Sensory-Friendly

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 7pm
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W 42nd St, Midtown West
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25

Jim Henson’s Ma and Emmet Otter risk what little they have to make each other’s holiday dreams come true in this special sensory friendly performance. 

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2021 Jingle Bell Run

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 9am
  • Hofstra University
  • 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
  • All Ages
  • $35

Strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume while raising money for a good cause. 

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Wreath Festival 2021: Family Day

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10-11 am; 11:30am-12:30pm; 1-2pm; 2:30-3:30pm; 4-5pm
  • Woodcock Nature Center
  • 56 Deer Run Road, Wilton
  • All Ages
  • $65 per family of 4 includes 1 wreath

Choose your 24” balsam wreath and Woodcock Nature Center will provide some fun, kid-friendly decorating materials, music and a festive atmosphere.

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StoryTime at Le Carrousel

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join in on an interactive story telling at Le Carrousel with hopping, skipping and singing along with CaliCo Cat and Hugo Horse!

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The Brooklyn Nutcracker

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 2pm and 7pm
  • Kings Theatre
  • 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • $30-$115

A re-imagined holiday classic, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and a myriad of world dance genres to create a new tradition for todays audience.

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Breakfast with Santa

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • United Skates of America
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $22; $18 per child; free for children 2 and younger

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast and meet Santa and his friends, Frosty, the Gingerbread Man, The Wooden Soldier, Rudolph & Mrs. Claus!

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Festival of Games - Retro Holiday Shopping and Gaming Event

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10am-9pm
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 children 2-12 and seniors

Shop local small businesses for retro video games, toys, comics, and collectibles. Plus, enjoy free gameplay in the Arcade Age Exhibit featuring over 70 arcade classics.

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Long Island Nets vs College Park Skyhawks

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 7pm
  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $20

See the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League take on the College Park Skyhawks!

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Aglow: A Holiday Experience at the Moran Studio

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 5-7pm
  • Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio
  • 229 Main Street, East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; $5 children younger than 16

Discover the origins of many of today's holiday customs, visit with Santa Claus, enjoy live Christmas music, and a make a small children's craft.

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Repair Cafe

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am-3pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your broken items and get them fixed with the help of expert volunteers, and learn how it is done! Volunteer repair experts will be avai...

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The Nutcracker State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine'

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 3pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $29-$79

This holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland featuring a magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters. 

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Winter Walk

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10am and 1pm
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
  • All Ages
  • $10; $8 children 3-12; Members: $8; $6 children 3-12

Learn about how animals prepare for and adapt to the cold snowy climate, how to recognize some simple evidence that reveals who lives in your neck of the woods, and more. 

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The Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am and 2pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • In person: $12; $8 children and members; Online: $5; $3 children and members

The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above.

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Camp Combe Summer Day Camp Open House

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Putnam Valley YMCA Camp Combe
  • 684 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Located on the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester’s beautiful 100 acres facility in Putnam Valley, the Camp Combe Day Camp serves campers ages ...

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Origami to Rejuvenate Mind & Body

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 1:30-3pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Adult
  • FREE

Origami is used as a tool to gain several rejuvenating benefits. Maintain a peaceful, Zen-like mind and make something fun and useful while creating inner happiness. 

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Keeper For A Morning: Predators!

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10-11:30am
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Leffert
  • Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • $25; $20 members

Go on a short walk and learn about fierce carnivores like the Pallas Cats and Dingoes. 

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Winter Family Outing: Winter Trees

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 2-3pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $22 per child and adult

Kids learn about the various parts of trees and their functions, and use parts of trees to make a craft to take home! Ages 4 to 12-year-olds with an adult.

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Jingle Jangle Free Trial Class

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 12-1pm
  • Broadway Bound Kids
  • Online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join Broadway Bound Kids for a FREE CLASS this December to shake up the holidays! To celebrate the launch of their Spring Mini Musicals, and to tha...

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Christmas Market

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am-3pm
  • The Babylon Beautification Society
  • 244 W Main St., Babylon
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

The Babylon Beautification Society is pleased to host a new event in the Village of Babylon. The Christmas Market will be held around the Village G...

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Family Day: Architectural Lanterns

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am-1pm
  • Center for Architecture
  • 536 LaGuardia Place, West Village
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10

Join the Center for Architecture for a celebration of light. In this program, families will explore the role of light in architecture and learn how...

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Holiday Parade

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 6pm
  • Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lester Drive and Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department and Carolyn’s Elves will host this year’s 11th Annual Holiday Parade. The Parade will Start on the corner ...

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Student Showcase: Nutcracker Cirque Ballet

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 2-3:30pm
  • The Muse Brooklyn
  • 350 Moffat Street, East New York
  • All Ages
  • $18; free for children 12 and younger

Be a part of an imaginative performance where classical ballet meets circus arts. Enjoy the conclusion to the children's semester as they perform T...

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Candlelight Holiday Special: “The Nutcracker” and More!

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 6:30-10:30pm
  • St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
  • 157 Montague St., Downtown Brooklyn
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $35-$45

Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. You do...

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