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It's Winter Break. Thank G-d.

2014-12-19

You guys, I am deeply tired. It seems that I can take newborn induced sleep deprivation. However, my sick five year old has made a guest appearance in my bedroom for the last two nights in a row. And now I'm just...blergh. There's a sitter here so I can go conk out for a few, but first - of course - here are our weekend picks. Find out why Santa is the world's greatest scientist, bring the kids to a concert at The Met for only $1.00, boogie down with Father Goose at Symphony Space, craft a gingerbread house, have a Charlie Brown Christmas, or take in Mary Poppins at Film Forum Jr. If these don't ring your jingle bell, there's lots of other fun stuff on the calendar. Have a peaceful, merry, happy holiday!!!

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Saturday, December 20th
  • New York City Ballet Children's Workshop

    New York City Ballet Children's Workshop

    Little ones can whirl, twirl + perform!

    Ages: For ages 5 to 8
    Cost: $12.00
    When: Select Saturdays @ 12:45PM
  • The Science of Santa

    The Science of Santa

    Science and magic are one and the same in this spectacular new holiday show where Doktor Kaboom declares Santa Claus the world's greatest scientist!

    Ages: For ages 4 to 10
    Cost: $20.00 to $28.00
    When: December 20 @ 11:00AM
  • The Butterfly Conservatory

    The Butterfly Conservatory

    The butterflies are back!!!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $33.00
    When: November 1, 2014-May 25, 2015
  • Lasker Rink

    Lasker Rink

    A more intimate ice skating experience on the north end of Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00 to $7.00
    When: Open daily November 28 thru March 2015. Hours vary. See encl.
  • Brookfield Ice Skating Rink

    Brookfield Ice Skating Rink

    Open on the waterfront plaza outside the Winter Garden.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $15.00 to $35.00
    When: Weekdays @ 1:00PM-8:30PM, Weekends @ 10:00AM-10:00PM
  • Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    A magnificent display of model trains, train stations, sheds, bridges + more!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: November 21 - February 22. (Museum is closed Mondays. See enclosed for hours.)
  • The Standard Rink

    The Standard Rink

    Grab your mittens, grab your kids + get your skate on!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $9.00 to $15.00
    When: M-F: Noon - Midnight; Weekends: 9:00AM - 1:00AM
  • Grand Central Holiday Train Show

    Grand Central Holiday Train Show

    Trains zip, zap + whizz through their journey from a miniature Grand Central station.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: November 16, 2014 - February 22, 2015
  • Pinkalicious

    Pinkalicious

    Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 10
    Cost: $49.50 to $59.50
    When: See available showtimes. (11/1/2014-2/7/2015)
  • Somebody Come and Play

    Somebody Come and Play

    Come play and discover things you never knew about Sesame Street on the show's 45th anniversary!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: September 18 - January 31. Mondays - Saturdays, 12:00PM-6:00PM. Closed Sundays.
  • Peace, Love & Cupcakes The Musical

    Peace, Love & Cupcakes The Musical

    Kylie's classmates at her new school avoid her like the Creature from the Black Lagoon so she starts the Cupcake Club!

    Ages: For ages 6 to 12
    Cost: $30.00
    When: October 10, 2014 - January 25, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • La Mama Kids

    La Mama Kids

    Storytelling, music making, puppet craft, mask making + more!

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $5.00 to $8.00
    When: Select Saturdays @ 11:00AM
  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    Explore the creative genius of Chuck Jones, the creator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote + Road Runner.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $12.00
    When: July 19, 2014-January 19, 2015. CLOSED MONDAYS + TUESDAYS.
  • Holiday Train Show

    Holiday Train Show

    Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $10.00 to $20.00
    When: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., mid-January - February). Closed Thanksgiving + Christmas. Open select Mondays: 12/15, 12/22, 12/29, 1/19.
  • Into The Third Dimension

    Into The Third Dimension

    Artwork from the Children's Museum of the Arts' permanent collection goes 3D in the West Village.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: November 20 - January 15
  • GingerBread Lane

    GingerBread Lane

    GingerBread Lane is a 1.5 ton, 450-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing + candy at the New York Hall of Science.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $8.00 to $11.00
    When: November 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015
  • Cirque Zi-va

    Cirque Zi-va

    Captivating acts of ancient artistry and dazzling showmanship are on display in this in a stunning spectacle of breathtaking skill + beauty.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $13.00 to $36.00
    When: December 5 thru January 4. See available showtimes.
  • Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland

    Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland

    Participate in a toy drive, snap a pic with Santa + enjoy some of New York City's best community choirs.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: December 20, 2:00PM-6:00PM
  • The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things

    The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things

    This fast-paced, humorous magic show has kids dazzled and the whole family giggling.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $34.50 to $59.50
    When: Limited engagement: November 28 ? January 4, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • Splendiferous Christmas

    Splendiferous Christmas

    Nancy is excited about having a VERY fancy Christmas, but when things don't turn out the way she planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

    Ages: For ages 2 to 7
    Cost: $39.50 to $49.50
    When: November 22-January 4. See available showtimes.
  • Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

    Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $22.00 to $35.00
    When: April 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center is the hottest holiday ticket in town.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $57.00 to $162.00
    When: November 28 - January 3. See available showtimes.
  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular

    Radio City Christmas Spectacular

    High kicks, precision choreography, and exciting, show-stopping numbers.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $42.00 to $110.00
    When: November 11 - December 31
  • Submerged

    Submerged

    Explore a submarine's sleeping quarters, mess hall, navigation system + engine room.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Permanent exhibit opening 8/5/2014.
  • Jazzed!

    Jazzed!

    Enter a world of big bands, intimate jazz clubs and shimmering stages.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: May - December 31, 2014. See museum hours.
  • Super Sabado

    Super Sabado

    Free art-making workshops, storytelling, concerts + more.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 & 12/20 @ 11:00AM-6:00PM
  • The Three Bears Holiday Bash

    The Three Bears Holiday Bash

    The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $7.00 to $10.00
    When: November 12 - December 30. See available showtimes.
  • TLB Playroom

    TLB Playroom

    A fun indoor playspace stocked with eco-friendly, developmental toys + activities for children ages 6 months-6 years.

    Ages: For ages infants to 6
    Cost: $20.00 to $25.00
    When: Mondays thru Saturdays. See enclosed schedule.
  • Drawn to Language

    Drawn to Language

    Words are given visual form by emerging and mid-career artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: September 28 - January 11th. See enclosed hours.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage in this beloved family musical.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $40.00 to $160.00
    When: December 5-28. See available showtimes.
  • Family Art Projects @ Wave Hill

    Family Art Projects @ Wave Hill

    Explore the gardens and make nature-inspired creations with artist and naturalist Ilse Murdock on weekends year-round.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10AM-1PM
  • Father Goose

    Father Goose

    Longtime Dan Zanes friend and collaborator Father Goose makes his triumphant return to Just Kidding with his unique, high-energy mix of hip-hop, calypso, and reggae.

    Ages: For ages 2 and up
    Cost: $12.00 to $21.00
    When: December 20 @ 11:00AM
  • R & R at the JCC

    R & R at the JCC

    Show up and have an afternoon of FREE fun at the JCC on Saturdays.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Satudays, 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Art Trek

    Art Trek

    Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met.

    Ages: For ages 7 to 11
    Cost: Free to $25.00
    When: Saturdays, 11:00AM + 2:00PM
  • Bring the Kids

    Bring the Kids

    One full-price adult ticket allows you to purchase up to three kids' tickets for $1 each at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Ages: For ages 7 to 16
    Cost: $1.00 to $65.00
    When: 12/16-12/20 + 12/23 @ 7:00PM
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    We're pretty sure Charlie Brown would approve of this jazzy tribute.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $12.00
    When: December 13-14, 20 - 21 @ 1:00PM + 4:00PM
  • Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

    Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

    Start the holiday season with endless candy, cheerful laughter, copious amounts of icing + live music!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $95.00
    When: December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
  • Puppetworks

    Puppetworks

    Classic fairytales adapted for marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: $7.00 to $9.00
    When: Saturdays + Sundays @ 12:30PM + 2:30PM (thru December 21, 2014). Also 10/13 + 11/11.
  • Winter Solstice

    Winter Solstice

    A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, this glorious event celebrates the bounty of the Earth and the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York's greatest Cathedral.

    Ages: For ages 8 and up
    Cost: $35.00 to $90.00
    When: December 18 thru December 20. See available showtimes.
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