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Looking for kids activities and events near you in the New York area this weekend? NYMetroParents produces the largest family event calendar in the city for parents just like you who are looking for kids events today and this weekend. Use the filters below to sort for kids events near you, by age range, and more. If you’re looking for recommendations, our editors round up their picks for the best kids events in BrooklynManhattanQueensLong IslandWestchester and Rockland.

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Dance to the Holidays

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 4pm
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
  • All Ages
  • $75

The magic of the holiday season comes alive when your favorite TV stars perform LIVE on The Ridgefield Playhouse stage!  “Dancing with the Stars” p...

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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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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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Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of The Joy of X by Steven Strogatz (online)

  • Dec. 08, 2021, 6:30pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $10

This reading group is designed especially for those interested in mathematics and science and how they affect our lives. No prior math or science background is necessary.

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St Joseph's Tutors

  • Dec. 08, 2021, 5-6:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main St., Patchogue
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Tutoring available for children in grades 1-6 in reading and math by St. Joseph's College students in half hour sessions.

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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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Animation Creation: the math of visual effects: “The Art of Digital Light and Color” (online)

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 6:30pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $40

Join Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Beau Janzen for a look behind the scenes of computer graphics and the math used to create the stunning visual art in movies and games

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Meet a Mathematician featuring Tatiana Toro (online)

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 4:00pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $15

Meet Tatiana Toro. When she was a student, Tatiana competed for Colombia in the 1981 International Mathematical Olympiad. She is now a professor at the University of Washington, where she does research at the interface of geometric measure theory, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations. 

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Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 5-7pm
  • Boost Mobile
  • 4702 5th Ave. , Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Santa Claus is coming to town at 50+ participating Boost Mobile locations across all five boroughs. Free pictures with Santa and the first 50 kids ...

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Kohl's Give With All Your Heart Installation

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 6-11:30pm
  • Flatiron Plaza
  • 27 W 24th St, Flatiron District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kohl's is inviting TikTok users to visit their holiday Give With All Your Heart installation and capture their favorite content of holiday trad...

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Kohl's Give With All Your Heart Installation

  • Dec. 09, 2021, 6-7:30pm
  • Flatiron Plaza
  • 27 W 24th St, Flatiron District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kohl's is inviting TikTok users to visit their holiday Give With All Your Heart installation and capture their favorite content of holiday trad...

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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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Folding Fridays

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 4:30 pm ET
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $12

Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays. To celebrate the holidays and the superstar folders this season, fold ?Estrella Ana Mari...

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Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games (online)

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 7pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $15

Enjoy a fun-filled, adult evening featuring a broad array of mathematically rich games. Enjoy classics like SET and Connect Four, modern options from Ubongo to Skiwampus to Ricochet Robots, and even MoMath's own twist on mathematical favorites like Hex and Nim.  

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Welcome Winter

  • Dec. 10, 2021, 1-1:45pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For children ages 2 1/2-5 years with parent/caregiver. Enjoy Montessori-inspired activities that celebrate the winter season!

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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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Gingerbread Holiday Event

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm, 2:30-4pm
  • Old Bethpage Restoration Village
  • 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
  • All Ages
  • $25 per gingerbread house

Take in the sights and smells of the season! Throughout the historic village there will be numerous cooking and baking demonstrations, with each ki...

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Candy House

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 9, 10:15, 11:30am; 12:45, 2, 3:15pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE

Create a candy house to take home and enjoy. Bring a container of white icing and a bag of candy to share. Graham crackers and milk cartons will be provided.

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Design Your Own Power Pendant

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 12am-3pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $25

Drop by RoCA and design your own power pendant. $25 includes a chain, two charms and a wire wrapped bead.

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Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Christmas Celebration

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 5:30-9pm
  • Holy Family Church
  • 9719 Flatlands Ave, Canarsie
  • All Ages
  • $20-$30

Braata Productions presents their annual “Christmas Grand Market"—a Caribbean Christmas experience. This year's event returns ...

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Joy Around the World: The Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt for Kids

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 7-8:30pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • Online
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19

Join Watson Adventures on a virtual sleigh ride across the internet. This virtual scavenger hunt takes you to holiday markets and festivals, amazing museums and many scenic places around the world, in search of answers to fun, holiday-related questions.

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Meet Santa at The Market!

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am-2pm
  • Essex Market
  • 88 Essex St. , Lower East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Head to the market's mezzanine level to get your photo taken with Santa (one free print-out per family) and to decorate holiday ornaments. 

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Watson Adventures’ Ho-Ho Holiday Midtown Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Paley Park
  • 3 East 53rd St. , Midtown
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17.50-21.50

Join Watson Adventures on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt for adults and kids. The game is played on smartphones using a browser-based app.

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The Tide Pool

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11-11:30am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway Rye, NY, 10580, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $5 plus museum admission ($9; $8 seniors; children younger than 1 are free)

A 30-minute drop-in program with marine biologist Kyle from the Marine Education Center. Each wave delivers fresh nutrients (in the form of fun information) and a visit from a live sea critter.

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues!

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 7pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • $10-$30

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) in partnership with Queensborough Community College Dance Program (QCC Dance), Rhythm N Dance, Ebon...

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Community Day: Winter Wonderland

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10am-5pm
  • The Newark Museum of Art
  • 49 Washington St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Step inside this Winter Wonderland for food, art, and festive fun!  The transformed Museum Garden presents Hip-Hop performances, music, and dance t...

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The Kids Komedian

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children
  • 303 West Ave., Norwalk
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission: $16; $12 seniors; free for children younger than age 2)

Get ready to laugh and learn during this "Komedy" show for kids of all ages. This fun and fast-paced comedic variety show features Kid Komedian "Mr. Joel" delighting the crowd with music, magic and comedy.

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Breakfast with Santa

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10am and 12:30pm
  • Rivertown Taphouse
  • 5 Roundhouse Road, Piermont
  • All Ages
  • With menu purchase

Enjoy a Buffet Brunch with Santa! Gluten Free options are available. 

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Holiday Craft and Food Fair

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am-3pm
  • Rockland Farm Alliance
  • 220 South Little Tor Road, New City
  • All Ages
  • $5 per person; $20 per family; free for children younger than 2

This Holiday Craft and Food Fair fatures live music, food trucks, craft vendors, games, photo ops and more!  Tickets available at the door if space...

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Winter Wonderland Skyline Lanterns

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10:30am
  • The Skyscraper Museum
  • 39 Battery Pl., Battery Park City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children are invited to learn about skyscrapers and skylines around the world. The workshop will finish with an easy and fun activity to build lanterns illuminated with various cityscapes or buildings of choice.

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Krazy Kahoot with Steve Sherman (online)

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 3pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $15

Join MoMath's favorite math quizmaster Steve Sherman for a fun-filled family game that features a wide range of entertaining questions for all ages. 

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Community Healing Banner Project

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 12-5pm
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Ln. , Southampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Led by Sag Harbor artist Mare Dianora, this collaborative project will address how the effects of the pandemic have impacted lives and how people are choosing to move forward.

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Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 3-5pm
  • Boost Mobile
  • 2480 8th Ave., Morningside Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Santa Claus is coming to town at 50+ participating Boost Mobile locations across all five boroughs. Free pictures with Santa and the first 50 kids ...

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Ballet Breaks

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11-11:30am
  • New York City Ballet,
  • Online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $6 per workshop livestream, $12 per workshop livestream plus access to workshop recording for 21 days.

Get your family moving alongside the artists of New York City Ballet with Ballet Breaks. Each 30-minute workshop will be taught by a different NYCB...

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Children's Workshops

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 12:30-1:15pm
  • New York City Ballet Rehearsal Studios, Samuel B. & David Rose Building
  • 165 West 65th Street, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary
  • $15

New York City Ballet Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, complete with costumes and props. This 45-minute...

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Holiday Baking with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE

It's that time of year of getting ready for the holidays and baking yummy treats. Try out some new cookie recipes this year with Chef Rob! He w...

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Holiday TikToks

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11:30am-12pm; 12:30-1pm; 2:15-2:45pm; 3:15-3:45pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building M, Staten Island
  • Young elementary
  • Included with $8 Admission

Dancer Kiara Caesar will host a dance workshop on how to create viral family hits for the holidays on the social media platform TikTok. To secure a...

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Ice Theatre of New York Winter Holiday Skating Celebration and Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 4pm
  • Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
  • 679 Riverside Dr., Hamilton Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) will perform at the Winter Holiday Skating Celebration and Tree Lighting. The ITNY ensemble and apprentice performer...

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Winter Play Date

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 10-11am
  • Portledge School
  • 355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bring your 1-4 year old child for outdoor play and art activities. Explore the Portledge Campus Learn about Portledge's Reggio Emilia Inspired ...

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Gigi and Mario’s Brunch with Santa

  • Dec. 11, 2021, 11am-2pm
  • Gigi and Mario
  • 86 The Promenade, Edgewater
  • All Ages
  • Order from the menu

The recently opened casual American Italian pizzeria and restaurant is celebrating the holidays with a special visit from Santa Claus. Bring the ki...

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Puppet Shows by Wonderspark Puppets: The Gingerbread Man

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 3-4pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch the Gingerbread Man outwit and outrun various hungry animals.

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Living History: 18th-Century Winter Traditions

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $22; $17 seniors, educators, active military; $13 students; $6 children 5-13; free for children 4 and younger

Hang out with historical interpreters and learn some fascinating facts about winter traditions in 18th-century America. Afterwards, create your own festive decorations!

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Sunday Afternoon Concert: The Rock Underground Holiday Show

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 2-3pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Students from The Rock Underground, Patchogue's new music school, will be performing holiday tunes for your enjoyment!

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Cookie Make and Take

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

Make many different types of cookies and take them home to share with friends. Ages 10 and older. 

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New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 5:30pm
  • Birdland Jazz Club
  • 315 W. 44th St, New York
  • All Ages
  • $20

The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band is performing a concert at the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club!

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Greenland Nursery 6th Annual Community Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 5-7pm
  • Greenland Landscape and Nursery
  • 292 Town Line Road , Commack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Be there for this special tree lighting featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Christmas music, hot cocoa and more! Please bring an unrwrapped toy for children in need. 

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Breakfast With Santa 2021

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 11am-1pm
  • The Royal Palm
  • 2143 Boundary Ave., Farmingdale
  • All Ages
  • $40; $22 children younger than 17; $20 additional child

Celebrate the joys of the season with a festive celebration at Breakfast with Santa.

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30th Annual Orangetown Recreation Santa Claus 5K Run!

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 8:15am, race day registration; 10am, kids race; 10:30am, 5K begins
  • Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 81 Hunt Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • $30; $25 in advance; free kids race

Everyone is invited to the 30th Annual Orangetown Recreation 5K Run! Children will enjoy their own Kids Fun Run and the 5K will have professional c...

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Brunch with Santa Beachside!

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 11am-1pm and 2:30-4:30pm
  • Gatsby On The Ocean
  • 2000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
  • All Ages
  • $39.95; $19.95 per child

Santa and his Elf will be meeting and greeting, taking photos with your little one(s), and giving a gift to each child! Parents, this event is for ...

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Winter Family Fair

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 2-4pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 225 Madison Avenue, New York
  • All Ages
  • $22; $14 seniors 65 and older; $13 students with ID; free for children younger than 12 and members

Celebrate the holiday season with the Morgan's annual display of the original manuscript of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol and enjoy h...

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Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Christmas Celebration

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 4:30-8pm
  • Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School
  • 136-25 218th St., Laurelton
  • All Ages
  • $20-30

Braata Productions presents the annual Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Christmas experience. This year's event returns to an in-person format after going virtual last year due to the pandemic. The Christmas Grand Market keeps alive the old, rural Jamaican Christmas tradition by showcasing authentic folk forms of fine and culinary arts, dancing, and music.

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Living History: 18th-Century Winter Traditions

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 12:30pm
  • New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($22; $17 seniors, educators and active military; $13 students; $6 kids 5-13; Kids younger than 4 are free.

Did you know that decorating trees for the holidays wasn't a common practice until the mid-19th century? Hang out with historical interpreters and learn more fascinating facts about winter traditions in 18th-century America.

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Junior Keepers: Mammals

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 9-10:30a.m.
  • Central Park Zoo
  • 64th Street & 5th Avenue, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $60

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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All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 1pm
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge St. , Lower East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $15; Children five and up $10; Children under five: Free

Join this walking tour and follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor's children's classic All-of-a-Kind Family.

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Nyack's Holiday Promenade

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 11am-6pm
  • Downtown Nyack
  • Main Street and Broadway, Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Nyack, and Visit Nyack are pleased to present Nyack’s Holiday Promenade, a fun and festive celebratio...

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Santa Claus is Coming to Estuary

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Estuary at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina
  • 159 Bridge Park Drive , Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See Santa arrive in a festooned police car, take photos, and drink some complimentary Hot Chocolate from Ebb & Flow Bakery! Help spread holiday che...

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Gingerbread House Build 2021

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 12pm or 2pm
  • Bailey Arboretum
  • 194 Bayville Road, Locust Valley
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7 members; free for adults

Join the Bailey House for some delicious holiday fun! Families will enjoy a classic holiday storybook, followed by candy-filled gingerbread house d...

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Family Workshop - Christmas Ornaments

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 2-3:30pm
  • The Ukrainian Museum
  • Online
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $7; $5 members

Clowns are a traditional Ukrainian Christmas tree ornament. Create your own charming clown ornament the traditional way, using hollow blown-out egg...

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Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein (online)

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 5:30pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • 11 E 26th St, NoMad
  • All Ages
  • $23

The stars were closed to Max Jones. To get into space you either needed connections or money, and Max has neither. What Max does have going for him...

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Music at Asbury presents 'God Bless Us, Everyone'

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 4pm
  • Asbury Crestwood United Methodist Church
  • 167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church will celebrate its 250th Anniversary with a free holiday program, “God Bless Us, Everyone,” pr...

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Mighty String Demons

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building M, Staten Island
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Mighty String Demons, an ensemble of young musicians who specialize in string instruments, will perform a selection of seasonal and holiday classic...

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Sunday Afternoon Concert: The Rock Underground Holiday Show

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 2-3pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Students from The Rock Underground, Patchogue's new music school, will be performing holiday tunes for your enjoyment! Registration is recommen...

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The Nutcracker featuring Joffrey Ballet School

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 3:30-5pm
  • LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
  • 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10-$15

The Nutcracker brings to life Clara’s holiday dream of a mighty battle between a Mouse King and a Nutcracker, a meeting with her very own Sugar Plu...

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The Nutcracker featuring Joffrey Ballet School

  • Dec. 12, 2021, 3:30-5pm
  • LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
  • 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10-$15

The Nutcracker brings to life Clara’s holiday dream of a mighty battle between a Mouse King and a Nutcracker, a meeting with her very own Sugar Plu...

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QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)

  • Dec. 13, 2021, 7pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $10

Parents: Join visiting professor Steven Strogatz for an hour of math learning designed with you in mind. Starting with the basics, participants will explore and learn to leap right over some of the most common stumbling blocks in K-12 math

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The Bailsmen

  • Dec. 14, 2021, 6-8pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

These four young musicians mix the sounds of Paris, New Orleans and New York City hustle and bustle to form a uniquely fun and upbeat show.

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Earring Making with Joan Lloyd

  • Dec. 14, 2021, 4-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Here's your chance to make a pair of earrings with Joan Lloyd. Joan asks that you make two pairs, one for yourself and one to donate to a women's shelter.

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Fingerprint Penguin Wood Ornament

  • Dec. 14, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make an adorable penguin ornament that will look great on any tree or window.

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Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Dec. 14, 2021, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Make a fun craft. Registration begins two weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and one week before for everyone else.

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Exhibit Opening: Sharks

  • Dec. 15, 2021, 10am-5:30pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $28; $16.50 for children ages 3–12; $22.50 for seniors and students

The new exhibition Sharks features dozens of life-sized models, fossils, touch-free interactive exhibits, and more

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Human Growth Foundation 17th Annual (Virtual) Awards Gala

  • Dec. 15, 2021, 6:30-8pm
  • Human Growth Foundation
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

Join the global community for the Human Growth Foundation's 17th Annual (Virtual) Awards Gala - reaching new heights for children and adults wi...

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What Is Autism: Behavior Planning

  • Dec. 15, 2021, 7pm
  • Jawonio
  • 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City
  • Adult
  • FREE

Discuss when a behavioral intervention is called for, the A*B*C Chart, target behaviors, the functional analysis, contextual factors, pro-active st...

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

  • Dec. 15, 2021, 7:30pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $39.50-$99.50

The show features favorite classic carols from the first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album, along with magical multimedia effects to delight the whole family.

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Sing!

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

Sing outside 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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Stroller Tours

  • Dec. 16, 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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Christmas With The Celts

  • Dec. 16, 2021, 7:30pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
  • All Ages
  • $47.50

This show is the perfect combination of ancient Irish Carols, contemporary Christmas standards, spontaneous humor and thrilling Irish dancing giving audiences a most memorable Christmas experience.

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Snowman Bookmark

  • Dec. 16, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

There is nothing like reading a book on a cold winter night. Now you will never lose your spot with a snowman bookmark.

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Tree Lighting and Children's Concert

  • Dec. 16, 2021, 6pm
  • Congers Lake Memorial Park
  • 8 Gilchrest Road, Congers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Clarkstown residents are invited to a Tree lighting where Santa will arrive on Fire Truck. Children’s concert and hot chocolate upstairs afterwards...

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Stories & Craft with Miss Cheryl

  • Dec. 16, 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 two weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and one week for everyone else.

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G&R Events Presents: All Revv'ed Up - The Ultimate Meatloaf Tribute Show!

  • Dec. 16, 2021, 8pm
  • Bellmore Movies and The Showplace
  • 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore
  • All Ages
  • $23

Hear your favorite Meatloaf songs performed by "All Revved Up", as part of the new The Showplace Concert Series.

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Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 16, 2021, 4-6pm
  • Boost Mobile
  • 82-06 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Santa Claus is coming to town at 50+ participating Boost Mobile locations across all five boroughs. Free pictures with Santa and the first 50 kids ...

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Snowman Breakfast

  • Dec. 17, 2021, 3-4:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $28

Take part in a nature walk and prepare scrumptious snowman pancakes, snowman powdered donut kabobs, & even snowman poop! Ages 8-12. 

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Build-A-Snowman Holiday Party

  • Dec. 17, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Rye Reads Learning Center
  • 180 Theodore Fremd, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $50 per child

Make hot chocolate, bake cookies and then build an adorable, cuddly snowman

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Family Dodgeball

  • Dec. 17, 2021, 7-8:30pm
  • Pascack Community Center
  • 87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Play a variety of Dodgeball games with soft Gator Skin Dodgeballs.

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Holiday Family Hoedown

  • Dec. 17, 2021, 7-8:45pm
  • Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium
  • 8 Gilchrest Rd, Congers
  • Young elementary, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

All Clarkstown residents 6 years of age and older are invited to a family evening of square dancing co-sponsored by Rockland Rockytops Square ...

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A Christmas Carol

  • Dec. 17, 2021,
  • Blauvelt Free Public Library
  • 541 Western Hwy S., Blauvelt
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Attention, South Orangetown: You are first to hear about Jonathan Kruk's performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Blauvelt Free L...

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Hamptons Jazz Fest Winter Series: Lew Tabackin Trio

  • Dec. 17, 2021, 7pm
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 for SAC Members

Hamptons Jazz Fest Winter Series and Southampton Arts Center present the Lew Tabackin Trio for a special evening of jazz music. Lew Tabackin, fluti...

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Outdoor Adventure with Ranger Eric

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 10-11:30am
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $16; $6 per child; $12 members; $2 members per child

Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous natur...

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Beary Merry Holiday

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 10:30am
  • Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
  • 55 Hessian Drive, Highland Falls
  • All Ages
  • $1 suggested donation

Celebrate the holiday season when the bears come out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats!

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Clumsy Reindeer Paint Event!

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 W Oak St, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25 per painter

Join Key to My Art to paint a clumsy reindeer and celebrate the holidays! Step by step painting taught by a certified teacher. All supplies included!

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NYSoM HolidayMania 2021

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 2-6pm
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • 2050 2nd Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

HolidayMania 2021 is a holiday extravaganza that features giveaways, activities, games and more in celebration of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. 

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Jessica Lynn’s A Very Merry Country Christmas

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 8pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $25-$35

This show is a full multi-media presentation featuring dancers, marching bands, choirs, special effects and even an annual visit from Santa himself.

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Farmhouse Family Day: Calm Candles

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 11am-3pm
  • Wyckoff House Museum
  • 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create your own source of light during these dark winter months with a candle made fresh from scratch!

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Nutcracker Suite

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 3pm and 6pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $40; $25 children

This performance goes right into the Snow Scene and the Kingdom of Sweets, with its character dances, Waltz of the Flowers, and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. 

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Saturday Science

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

When the Crazy Professor explores dry ice and liquid nitrogen, fun and learning ensue! Kids learn how to make artificial snow, a banana hammer, and much more. 

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Holiday Adventures from The Shed

  • Dec. 18, 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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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 2pm and 8pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $29-$79

This contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event.

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Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 7pm
  • Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Mind-Builders online for their Annual Zwanzaa Celebration. This year the program will be virtual. 

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PiP Holiday Extravaganza

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 9:30am-12pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave, Piermont
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $60.00

Learn how to channel excitement for the holidays into making gifts and cards for loved ones, plus yoga, a special gift, and more. 

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Kids Night Out

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 6-8:30pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave, Piermont
  • $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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2021 Holiday Craft Fair

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 10am-4pm
  • Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center
  • 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This holiday market has something for everyone! Featuring Hudson Valley handmade products.

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Kozlova's 'Nutcracker Suite'

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 3pm and 6pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $40

The production is ALL-DANCE, and opens with the Snow Scene, and then the Kingdom of Sweets.  All the Act II divertissements will be performed for Clara, including Waltz of the Flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, the Russian, Chinese and Arabian dances, and more!

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Holiday Caroling with Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 2pm
  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
  • 58 Seventh Ave. , Park Slope
  • All Ages
  • FREE

All ages, voices and faiths are invited to join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for a joyous evening of caroling. 

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Family Matinee

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 2pm
  • The Joyce Theater
  • 175 8th Avenue, Chelsea
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 ages 6-16, accompanied by an adult

Created by Trocks founding Artistic Director, Peter Anastos, this new work, set to nocturnes by Frédéric Chopin, is a parody of Jerome Robbins’ In the Night. Ages 6-16 with an adult. 

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LICSB: This 70's Nutcracker

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 3pm
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $25; $20 seniors and children younger than 12

Come and experience LICB’s psychedelic take on the classic tale, The Nutcracker. Set in the '70s, a young man is transported magically to ...

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Open Studios: Winter in the City

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 11am–3pm
  • UrbanGlass
  • 647 Fulton St. , Downtown Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • Prices vary up to $65

Discover the many ways glass art is made during an afternoon of free and paid hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations in 17,000-square-foot studio. Sign up for one activity or try them all.

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Circuit Circus

  • Dec. 18, 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)

In this workshop, participants will design and create their very own light-up greeting card while learning how easy it is to create a simple working electrical circuit. 

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Wellness: Sound Meditation

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 10:30am
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton
  • Adult
  • $25

Enjoy a soothing, relaxing and immersive sound meditation led by bowl master and meditation DJ Daniel Lauter. 

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Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 3-5pm
  • Boost Mobile
  • 1757 University Ave., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Santa Claus is coming to town at 50+ participating Boost Mobile locations across all five boroughs. Free pictures with Santa and the first 50 kids ...

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Industrial Rhythm's 'Litt Percussion Show'

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children
  • 303 West Avenue, Norwalk
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with Museum Admission: $16; $12 seniors; free for members

Join the museum for an awe-inspiring live performance of light and sound! A talented group of dancers and percussionists from New York City and Los...

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Gingerbread Houses

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • FREE

Stop by and make a delicious gingerbread house or take a kit to take home. All ages. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Public Library Board of Trustees ...

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An Italian Christmas

  • Dec. 18, 2021, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Collina Italiana - Italian Language and Cultural Center
  • 1556 Third Avenue, Suite 602-603, Upper East Side
  • Young elementary
  • $35

Christmas is around the corner, and Collina Italiana wants to celebrate with you! Join them for a great Italian Winter Holiday Workshop where kids ...

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CANCELED Peppa Pig's Adventure

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 1pm and 4pm
  • Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
  • All Ages
  • $29.50-$79.50

Join Peppa Pig on an exciting camping trip during this 60-minute live holiday show musical experience.

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Christmas M&M Brownies

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 6pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • Online
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Description: Decorate your own Christmas M&M Brownies (Registration required).

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Breakfast with Santa

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 10am-12pm
  • The Roslyn, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  • 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
  • All Ages
  • $53; $26.50 ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3

Indulge in a Festive Buffet Breakfast, Take Memorable Photos with Santa & Tell Him Your Christmas Wishes. Enjoy Holiday Music and Children's Entertainment. Reservations Required by December 14th.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 3pm
  • Ballet Long Island
  • 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma
  • All Ages
  • $18; $9 children and senior citizens

Join Charlie Brown as he finds his holiday spirit and learns about the true meaning of Christmas from his friend Linus.

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Hip Hop Nutcracker

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 2pm and 6:30pm
  • Kings Theatre
  • 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • $29.50-$79.50

Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take us on a journey that celebrates love, community, and the magic of the holiday season.

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The Nutcracker Performed by New York Theatre Ballet

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 3pm (6pm performance has been canceled)
  • Tarrytown Music Hall
  • 13 Main St., Tarrytown
  • All Ages
  • $35; $25 kids

This is an enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults!

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Wildlife History of New York

  • Dec. 19, 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

As towns and cities have grown over the last 400 years, the balance of nature has been greatly affected. Learn about five animals and trace their natural histories through the present day.

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Winter Solstice Campfire and Night Hike

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15; $10 members

Celebrate the longest night of the year and the changing season with a night hike, followed by a toasty campfire with songs, stories, games and S’mores!

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Holiday Reading: O.Henry's The Gift of Magi

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Renowned actor and raconteur, Queens native Kevin R. Free will lead a reading of O.Henry's The Gift of Magi in the farm's 3-acre pasture.

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Camp Combe Summer Day Camp Open House

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 2-4pm
  • 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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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of The Beatles for Kids & More

  • Dec. 19, 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 Beatles with a new generation of music lovers.

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National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join the Director of Conservation, Steve Ricker, as he partakes in the 122nd Annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. This year, Steve...

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Brunch with Santa

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm
  • Babes Bar and Grill
  • 73 East Railroad Avenue, West Haverstraw
  • All Ages
  • $35; $25 child

Reserve your table now for Brunch with Santa at Babe’s Restaurant.  Take a selfie with Santa enjoy a delicious buffet brunch that includes coffee, ...

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Brunch with Santa

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm
  • Babes Bar and Grill
  • 73 East Railroad Avenue, West Haverstraw
  • All Ages
  • $35; $25 child

Reserve your table now for Brunch with Santa at Babe’s Restaurant.  Take a selfie with Santa enjoy a delicious buffet brunch that includes coffee, ...

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Pictures with Santa

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 11am-3pm
  • Rob's School of Music
  • 104 Lafayette Ave., Suffern
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family down for pictures with St. Nick!

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NYC Master Chorale: What Sweeter Music

  • Dec. 19, 2021, 3pm
  • Saint Ignatius Episcopal Church
  • 552 West End Avenue, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $25; free for concert goers younger than 18

Join the New York City Master Chorale for the opening concert of their 15th Anniversary season and first live performance since February of 2020. T...

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Homeschoolers of Haverstraw

  • Dec. 20, 2021, 2-3pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For families who are homeschooling children ages 5-12. Talk about what the library can do for you, and choose future discussion topics.

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Magic Show with The Great Dubini

  • Dec. 21, 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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Winter Solstice Walk 2021

  • Dec. 21, 2021, 4-5pm
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 Weaver Street, Larchmonnt
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Take a walk on the trail and around the pond and take in the beauty of nature and usher in the winter season. Catch a few minutes of sunlight on th...

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Winter Solstice Yoga Walk

  • Dec. 21, 2021, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $20

Take a walk, read a book and learn some yoga poses.  While listening to Jenny’s Winter Walk – A Kids Yoga Winter Book by Giselle Shardlow, discover...

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Nefesh Mountain Virtual Family Concert

  • Dec. 23, 2021, 4-4:45pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Nefesh Mountain, led by singer Doni Zasloff and her multi-instrumentalist husband Eric Lindberg. Dance to a vibrant...

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Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

  • Dec. 23, 2021, 6:45pm
  • Congers Station Park
  • Burnside Avenue, Congers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Clarkstown residents are invited to a Tree lighting where Santa will arrive on Fire Truck. Children’s concert and hot chocolate upstairs afterwards...

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2021 Washington Square Christmas Eve Caroling

  • Dec. 24, 2021, 5-6pm
  • Washington Square Park Arch
  • Washington Square North, Greenwich Village
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Sing carols on Christmas Eve with the The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and revelers from all over the city.

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Christmas Dinner Cruise 2021

  • Dec. 24, 2021, 7-10pm
  • Event Cruises NYC, Pier 36 (NY)
  • 299 South St. , Downtown Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $159

Enjoy a Christmas Dinner Cruise for a special family gathering, surrounded by holiday decorations, festive music and the sparkling NYC night view.

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NYC Christmas Dinner Cruise 2021

  • Dec. 25, 2021, 7-10pm
  • Event Cruises NYC, Pier 36 (NY)
  • 299 South Street, Downtown Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • from $159

Join Event Cruises NYC on a Christmas Dinner Cruise for a special family gathering with no hassle! You will be surrounded by festive decorations, h...

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The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical

  • Dec. 26, 2021, 2pm and 7pm
  • Kings Theatre
  • 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • $44.95-$89.95

This thrilling spectacle of music and dance transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. 

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Poster Kids: Cosmic Creations

  • Dec. 26, 2021, 10:30am-12:15pm
  • Poster House
  • 119 W. 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Peter Max’s colorful, fantastical designs are some of the most commercially successful of the 1960's. After engaging with his posters from the curr...

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Poster Kids: Cosmic Creations

  • Dec. 26, 2021, 10:30am-12:15pm
  • Poster House
  • 119 W. 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Peter Max’s colorful, fantastical designs are some of the most commercially successful of the 1960's. After engaging with his posters from the curr...

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Kwanzaa Celebration

  • Dec. 26, 2021, 3-6pm
  • Community Center
  • 71 Columbus Avenue , Tuckahoe
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate family and culture and this special Kwanzaa event.

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Your Queens 5th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

  • Dec. 26, 2021, 4-7pm
  • Linden Studios
  • 187-17 Linden Blvd , St. Albans
  • All Ages
  • Admission by donation

You are invited to the Fifth Annual Kwanzaa Celebration! The celebration will Include: Lighting of the Seven Kwanzaa Principles, dance performance,...

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Kwanzaa: A Regeneration Celebration

  • Dec. 26, 2021, 7pm
  • Apollo Theater
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $10 suggested donation

An Apollo tradition for more than 15 years, the annual Kwanzaa Celebration returns to bring together families and to create and build communities i...

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Chemical Conundrums Holiday Workshop

  • Dec. 27, 2021, 10am-3pm
  • Science Museum Of Long Island
  • 1526 N Plandome Road, Manhasset
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $90 per child

Get in the lab and create all sorts of chemical concoctions! Learn the difference between acids and bases, make solutions change, fizz, and disappe...

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Ballet Long Island presents The Nutcracker

  • Dec. 27, 2021, 3pm and 7pm
  • CM Performing Arts Center
  • 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale
  • All Ages
  • $40

Follow Clara as she embarks on a journey filled with brave soldiers, dancing snowflakes and excitement.

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Pianist Katya Grineva Returns to Carnegie for Annual Holiday Concert

  • Dec. 27, 2021, 8pm
  • Carnegie Hall
  • 881 Seventh Ave., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $50

Acclaimed Russian pianist Katya Grineva returns to Carnegie Hall for her annual holiday concert for one night only.

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Watson Adventures’ Ho-Ho Holiday Midtown Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Dec. 27, 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Paley Park
  • 3 East 53rd St., Midtown
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17.50-$21.50

Join Watson Adventures on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt for adults and kids. The game is played on smartphones using a browser-based app.

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ShopRite Kidz Cook

  • Dec. 27, 2021, 11:30am-12pm, 12:30-1pm; 2:30-3pm; 3:30-4pm
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building M, Staten Island
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Included with $8 admission

Ms. Becky will host a food workshop in preparation for New Year’s Eve parties, to create your very own Kid’s Charcuterie Board! Kids wi...

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Winter Kids Totally Chill Program

  • Dec. 27, 2021, 10:30am-12pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $24

Take a walk, read a book and learn some yoga poses.  While listening to Jenny’s Winter Walk – A Kids Yoga Winter Book by Giselle Shardlow, discover...

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Winter Wonderland Holiday Workshop

  • Dec. 28, 2021, 10am-3pm
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • 1526 N. Plandome Rd., Manhasset
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $90 per child

Celebrate the season with a day dedicated to winter! Discover the science of snowflakes, freeze objects with liquid nitrogen, and meet some cold-lo...

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Popsicle Stick Arctic Fox

  • Dec. 28, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create this adorable winter animal out of popsicle sticks. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Public Library Board of Trustees.

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STEM Factory Holiday Workshop

  • Dec. 29, 2021, 10am-3pm
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • 1526 N. Plandome Rd., Manhasset
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $90 per child

Design and create vehicles, contraptions, and more in this STEM-focused workshop. Test and tinker until it's perfect as you explore the enginee...

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Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Dec. 29, 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 East 42nd Street, Midtown
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17.50-21.50

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids. Uncover the secrets of this amazing train station.

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Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Dec. 29, 2021, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Make a fun craft. Registration begins two weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and one week before for everyone else.

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Kid's New Year's Bash

  • Dec. 29, 2021, 1-3pm
  • Newburgh Mall
  • 1401 Route 300, Newburgh
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See a live magic show with The Great Charlini then a New Year's countdown as the ball drops with a New Years toast. Then enjoy face painting and fu...

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Candy Chemistry Holiday Workshop

  • Dec. 30, 2021, 10am-3pm
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • 1526 N. Plandome Rd., Manhasset
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $90 per child

Taste the science in this day centered around candy! Use the energy in sugar for crazy chemistry experiments, build structures with candy, and even...

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