Getting Ready for Winter

Sheldrake Environmental Center 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont

Join a late-fall walk to see what Sheldrake Environmental Center's birds and animals are doing, and try to figure out why. Now that the trees are bare, see what secrets…

Art Sundae with Debbie Lawson

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

Debbie Lawson leads a children’s art-making workshop inspired by her current Art In Focus exhibition at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. Referencing the artist’s carpet-camouflaged animal imagery, Lawson invites children to study…

Making Holiday Decorations with Natural Materials

Hudson Park Children's Greenhouse 44 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle

Learn how to make wreaths and other holiday decorations with leaves, fruit and other elements found in nature. Session 1: 10 am–11 am for grades K-2 Session 2: 11:15 am–12:15…

Event Series Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Avenue, Bronx

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Trees give us shade, beauty and food—even oxygen. Wonder at the beauty of these…

$4 – $18
Event Series Hanukkah at CMOM

Hanukkah at CMOM

Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 W 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam, New York

Celebrate the start of Hanukkah and learn the origins of the dreidel game and its importance as it was used to protect freedom. Discover the songs and story books the…

$1 – $13

Brooklyn Pop-Up: Holiday Artisan Market

Old Stone House 336 3rd Sreet, Brooklyn

This seasonal Old Stone House Artisan’s Markets brings together 40+ local artisans, makers, and small businesses. Discover handmade ornaments, meet local artists, grab a unique gift, and pamper yourself with…

PS 133 Holiday Bazaar and Kids Carnival

PS 133 William A. Butler School 610 Baltic St, Brooklyn

The PTA of P.S. 133 welcomes everyone for a day of holiday shopping from local merchants, artists and makers. The Kids Carnival features crafts and games, face and nail painting,…

Event Series Holiday Nostalgia Rides

Holiday Nostalgia Rides

Second Avenue Subway Station Second Ave & Houston Street, New York

Ride back in time on a vintage fleet of subway cars. Catcha a 1930s R1/9 train cars from F line’s 2nd Avenue Subway stop. Modern for their time, the R1/9s complimented the IND’s Depression-Era Art Deco aesthetic. Featuring rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans, incandescent light bulbs, roll signs, and period advertisements, the R1/9s are the…


Families and Folk Art: It’s a Mood

American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at W 66th Street, New York

Explore the exhibition Marvels of My Own Inventiveness, which features an immersive viewing of paintings by five contemporary Black artists. Learn about the artistic self-expression of Black makers working in…

Jingle Bell Swing

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church 921 Madison Avenue at E 73rd St, New York

Join an interactive concert featuring Evan Harris and band, blending classical elegance with toe-tapping jazz favorites. Sing along to timeless holiday tunes and enjoy lively dance breaks. Sing, dance and…

Event Series Mario the Maker Magician

Mario the Maker Magician

SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam Street, New York

Enjoy vaudeville and magic, cardboard and robots, science and innovation at Mario the Maker Magician's interactive off-Broadway show. This romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of…

$2 – $46

Pete’s Big Hollywood Adventure

Emelin Theatre 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck

Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including “Cavecat Pete,” “Pete the Cat and the…

$19 – $24
Event Series Gimme Please

Gimme Please

Lincoln Center W 65th Street & Broadway, New York

Join a poetic play about friendship from Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. A highly visual work that follows the journey of two friends from initial meeting to lasting connection as they pretend,…

$5 – $25
Event Series City Point Holiday Hub

City Point Holiday Hub

CityPoint BKLYN 445 Albee West, Brooklyn

Make holiday memories at a December family experience each Saturday & Sunday. Activities always include Legos, block building, coloring and holiday crafts. Other options daily and include Santa Portraits (Dec…

MoMA Family Art Workshop: Drips, Blobs, and Splats

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street, New York

Take inspiration from Ed Ruscha / Now Then, featuring artworks made from “overlooked things” and learn what coffee, beets, chocolate, and flowers have to do with art. Experiment by making marks with a multitude of materials in this hands-on, sensory workshop. Register for one hour sessions at 11 am, 12:30 pm or 2 pm. Come…

Event Series Hasbro Toyland

Hasbro Toyland

High Line The High Line, New York

Hasbro teams up with Amazon to present a free pop-up event with fun-filled holiday-themed activities, photo opportunities, product displays, and more. Activities include photo-ops with Santa Claus and Hasbro characters…

Event Series St Nicholas Cookie Walk

St Nicholas Cookie Walk

St. Nicholas Church 288 E 10th Street & Avenue A, New York

Purchase an empty bakery box and stroll through a delectable array of over 75 varieties of homemade holiday cookies. Fill your box with as many of your favorites as it…

$20 – $40

Japan Village: Popin’Cookin’ Workshop and +MNA Performance

Japan Village 934 Third Avenue, Brooklyn

Dive into the magical world of Kawaii Gummy Land at the Popin’Cookin’ workshop hosted by Japan Village. Join the fun and make your own edible miniature creations. Discover the magic…

All About Owls: A Celebration of Winter

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

Learn all about owls, the nocturnal birds who live in our backyards, neighborhoods, and forests, in a program inspired by exhibit Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art. Enjoy art and…

$3 – $18

Big Annie

Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Queens

Enjoy an interactive musical puppet show that also includes a winter holiday Sing-Along, with songs for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Big Annie is a larger than life heroine - a Creole flatboat captain who uses her amazing strength, and the help of the audience and some animal friends, to pull a boat…

$12 – $15
Event Series Meet Us at Nordstrom NYC

Meet Us at Nordstrom NYC

Nordstrom NYC 225 W 57th Street, New York

Join free indoor activities for the whole family on Nordstrom's Lower Level 2 - Story Time (12 pm), free Arts & Crafts with lunch purchase (1 pm) and Kids hosted by Creativities Studio (3 pm). Complimentary Mini Facials available all day at Cle de Peau.

BRIC’s Winter Wonderland

BRIC Arts Media House 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

BRIC House unveils a wintry realm brimming with family fun, where art, music, dance, and interactive media weave a magical tapestry. Craft delightful winter-themed cookies, embark on a festive scavenger…

Holiday Hornucopia

Old Stone House 336 3rd Sreet, Brooklyn

Join Metropolitan Horn Authority as they play unique arrangements of holiday favorites, highlighted by a family friendly sing along.

$20 – $25

Drop-in Drawing at The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York

Experience The Met Cloisters collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook. Only pencils are allowed in the galleries. Demonstrations repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages.

$12 – $30

Lenfest Kids: “The Princess Bride”

Columbia University: Lenfest Center for the Arts 615 W 129th Street, New York

Columbia University School of Arts' monthly series of films for the whole family offers a free screening of the 1987 family favorite The Princess Bride In the mythical kingdom of Florin, farm boy Westley leaves his true love, Buttercup, to make his fortune. Unfortunately, his ship is beset by pirates, which leads to news that…

Morris-Jumel Mansion Family Day: Make Victorian Holiday Pomanders

Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace, New York

Make your own Victorian holiday pomander at a historic mansion. A popular tradition that dates back hundreds of years, 19th-century families like the Jumels used pomanders – dried oranges studded with cloves – to sweeten the air. Take one home and experience one of the earliest forms of aromatherapy and protection. Also enjoy children’s musical…

Event Series Art Above the Mantel

Art Above the Mantel

Art on the Ave 33 Maiden Lane, New York

This holiday season, Nassau Street's empty storefronts are transformed into artistic displays of holiday cheer. The fireplace mantel - symbolizing warmth, home, and the holiday spirit - serves as the…

Family Day: Winter Wonderland

The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, Bronx

Celebrate the holiday season with The Bronx Museum. Join an afternoon filled with festive wintry art making activities for the whole family.

The Knickerbocker Suite

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center 248 W 60th Street, New York

A New York City themed Nutcracker features famous landmarks woven into the time-honored tale performed by students at a pre-professional ballet school and professional guest artists. Based on the jocular…


Storytime with Lionel the Lying Lion

Art on the Ave 33 Maiden Lane, New York

Join artmaking, music and a very special story time with artist Amir Diop (plus free hot cocoa). Amir’s first storybook, Lionel The Lying Lion is illustrated in the neo-savage painting style…

The Nutcracker: InsideOut Concerts Experience for Everyone

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music 450 W 37th Street, New York

Journey through Tchaikovsky's musical imagining of the Land of the Sweets from a seat inside a full symphony orchestra. Following this engaging program, children will have the opportunity to play…

$39 – $60
Event Series Alvin Ailey Family Matinees

Alvin Ailey Family Matinees

New York City Center 131 W 55th Street, New York

See acclaimed modern dance troupe Alvin Ailey in family-friendly performances followed by question-and-answer sessions with Ailey’s phenomenal dancers. Diverse programs of dances conclude with Alvin Ailey’s timeless American masterpiece Revelations - one of the most well-known and respected ballets in the history of dance, a must-see for all ages. The Dec 2 matinee features live…

$42 – $192

Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland at the Apollo

Apollo Theater 253 W 125th Street, New York

Under the twinkling lights of its famous marquee, the Apollo hosts holiday-themed activities including picture taking with Santa and amazing performances from local choirs. In the spirit of giving, donate to the Apollo's toy and book drive for children. Bring books CDs, DVDs and toys that are in new or good condition, suitable for boys…

Event Series Senior Center Caroling

Senior Center Caroling

Amsterdam Nursing Home 1060 Amsterdam & West 112th Street, New York

Sing and spread cheer at a nursing home. Singers of all ages and abilities welcome and greatly appreciated. Great way to feel holiday spirit. Please RSVP via email. Song books provided. Wear red or green or something festive.

Event Series Santa Fun Cruise

Santa Fun Cruise

Pier 36 299 South Street, New York

Sail with Santa and his elves along the NYC harbor and participate in fun holiday activities and crafts. Sing carols and make gingerbread houses with amazing views. Enjoy delicious treats…

$69 – $119

Jingle Fest! Holiday Concert & Cookie Swap

All Saints’ Episcopal Church 286-88 Seventh Ave, Brookyln

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for a joyful holiday family concert and interactive singalong. Belt out kid-friendly classics and enjoy beautiful sacred carols. Close out the concert with a…


Peridance Contemporary Dance’s The Nutcracker

Peridance 126 E 13th Street between Third & Fourth Avenues, New York

Renowned choreographer Igal Perry presents an innovative contemporary Nutcracker experience. The classic story blended with a fusion of hip hop and contemporary dance is set to excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s original score…


Emanu-El Downtown: Teddy Bear Hanukkah Rave

Emanu-El Downtown 440 West 21st Street, New York

Join Emanu-El Downtown for a Teddy Bear Rave to celebrate Hanukkah. Spin like a dreidel on the dance floor, make Hanukkah crafts, eat latkes, see a donut robot, and so…

$25 – $30

Grand Holiday Illumination

Untermyer Park and Gardens 945 North Broadway, Yonkers

Explore a free, outdoor holiday light display at the gorgeous Untermyer Gardens with striking architecture overlooking the Hudson River. The Walled Garden is lit with more than 100,000 lights. Recorded…

Morningside Park Tree Lighting

Morningside Park Morningside Ave, 113th to 115th St, New York

Join the lighting up of the tallest tree in an NYC park. Enjoy cookies, music and holiday cheer.