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Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

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Chanukah On Ice
Date: 11/29/2021 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Ice skate to festive Chanukah Music with a DJ and live band, giant Ice Menorah will be lit, and boxed dinner including delicious Chanukah donuts. Attendees will need to comply with the rink's Covid rules.
Events At The 92nd Street Y
Location: 92nd St. Y,
Date: 11/30/2021 from to
Join the 92nd Street Y for many events! Check out their website! Kids in the Kitchen Lunchtime Ages 2-5 Parkbench (Ages 16-24 Months)
Chanukah Kids In The Kitchen
Contact: Tara at 2124155418, [email protected]
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Chanukah Celebration for the Whole Family! If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Chanukah this year, join us in Parenting Center for a special virtual Chanukah experience. We will make a creative snack, play games, read a story, and sing with Jody Doomchin to celebrate Chanukah together. This is a lively, fun-filled Jewish experience that is great for the whole family from toddlers to grandparents.
Virtual Tour Of The Met!
Location: Virtual Website, New York
Date: 11/30/2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tour the various exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from home!
Brooklyn Public Library Virtual Activities
Contact: 5084558030
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from Various to
The Brooklyn Public Library is now offering virtual programming for all ages including story time with local librarians, foreign language learning, SAT test prep, virtual Mario Kart and much more.
Laurie Berkner Live Facebook Concerts
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
During this time of social distancing, it can be difficult to think of ways to keep kids active while indoors. Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner is giving families a reason to get up and move during this time indoors with live "Berkner Break" concerts, streamed most weekday mornings at 10am on Facebook. Berkner's songs, movement activities, and stories will lift spirits and get the kids dancing and singing along to well-loved favorites by Berkner!
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Online Tours
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The museum has put together a one-stop-shop of all its digital resources, -- “Experience Intrepid Anywhere” – where the public, including educators, parents and students, can stay engaged with the museum digitally through teacher and home-school resources, virtual tours, oral histories, virtual talks, virtual veterans programs, and much more.
CuratedCare.com Virtual Lessons
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.
CuratedCare.Com is offering one-on-one, interactive, virtual lessons with an epic community of babysitting teachers and artists (Juilliard grads, Rhodes Scholars, Alvin Ailey dancers, Broadway actors, and more).These our super accessible, cost effective and one-on-one which offers face to face interaction and a chance to go with the flow if your 4 year old decides half way through they want to switch to a different activity :) We are waiving the $45 membership to all fams during this wonky time.
Remote Dance Learning
Location: Online ,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Remote Dance Learning, an opportunity to keep students moving while they are out of school. These free sessions are led by Notes in Motion teaching artists and are available online. Classes are available for children by grade level: PreK-2nd Grade, 3rd-5thGrade, Middle School, and High School, and include Yoga, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, among others.
NYBG At Home
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration more than ever. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, NYBG's virtual gates are wide open. Stay connected through the collections’ vast digital resources, creative educational programs, and many other online offerings. As spring unfolds, see the brightness and color of the season, a reminder of how the natural world brings everyone joy.
Storyline Online Literacy Videos
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In light of the current pandemic and quarantine, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is reaching out to families all over the world offering educational and recreational tools to help children, parents and caregivers create meaningful moments and keep academic goals on track. Includes a digital library of 57 read aloud by top Hollywood talent who engage young viewers with their animated interpretations of historic, adventurous and fantastical tales that promote imagination and inclusion.
Harry Potter At Home Portal
Location: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
J.K. Rowling launched the Harry Potter at Home portal, giving kids access to a free collection of "child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, articles, and more," according to the Wizarding World Team, to help combat the boredom during this period of social distancing (with a little magic). The portal will give kids new to the Wizarding World and those who have been lifelong fans access to fun and engaging content to keep the magic alive during this time.
The Frick Collection Online
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Frick, yeah! This mansion-turned-museum (and research center) recently had renovations done, so they were already prepared for virtual museum viewing.
Staten Island Zoo Online
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Check out a virtual field trip with your kiddos by checking out the Staten Island Zoo from your home!
Panda Cam Live
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pandas. Live. All day long. Need we say more?
Art And Culture In Quarantine
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
During the strange new normal presented by the challenges of COVID-19, the team at Historic Richmond Town remains dedicated to creating opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience from the colonial period to the present. Arts & Culture in Quarantine is a free, online series our staff has put together to continue to provide diverse programming and digital content to our audience. New content posted every day for your kiddos to learn about history & art!
The Great Wall Of China Virtual Tour
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
As China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on all China tours. Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet. Take a virtual tour to learn from home!
Virtual Tour Of The Vatican
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Check out a 360-degree virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, the Niccoline Chapel, Chiaramonti Museum and more.
Google Arts And Culture Virtual Tours Of Hundreds Of Museums
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
An all-inclusive, A-Z virtual tour collection of hundreds of museums all over the world. Tour museums across the globe from your computer.
Learn At Home With National Geographic
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Explorer Classroom’s live video events occur daily at 2pm and connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life.
NASA Glenn Virtual Tours
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Get an inside look at NASA Glenn Research Center’s facilities. Perfect for your little astronauts!
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Location: Online YouTube,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Virtual Rollercoaster: Skyrush Hershey Park
Contact: 5084558030
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a wild rollercoaster ride - from your house!
Virtual Rollercoaster: Cyclone Coney Island
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy this Coney Island classic from the comfort and safety of your house!
Sports & Parkour Kids Night
Contact: Tara at 212.415.5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/03/2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Drop your child off and enjoy a Parents Night Out! Children have access to our basketball court and a state-of-the-art Parkour gym with professional 92Y coaches. Please ensure that your child has had a snack and/or dinner prior to this event as food is not being served at this time. Please pack a water bottle with your child’s name as frequent hydration is encouraged and only water bottle filling stations are open at this time. We hope to see you for a Sports & Parkour Kids Night Out!
Baby Toddler CPR And First Aid
Location: 92nd Street Y,
Date: 12/04/2021 from to
This class provides the knowledge required to help you respond to breathing emergencies, such as choking & cardiac arrest, and basic first aid for infants and children. Course topics include Recognizing an emergency Sudden cardiac arrest Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Using an AED Choking First Aid Course Length: Online, 4-5 Hours, completed prior to in-person class date In-person skills review, 4.5 Hours Online content will be emailed once registration is confirmed.
Santa Brunch Cruise
Contact: Seastreak at 800-262-8743, [email protected]
Location: 326 Shore Drive, Highlands
Date: 12/04/2021 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Board in Highlands, NJ and travel throughout New York Harbor to admire the stunning city skyline. A delicious, kid-friendly brunch will be served on the way up, along with as much hot cocoa and eggnog as you can drink! We’ll make a brief stop downtown to pick up two surprise guests (Hint: Ho Ho Ho)! Our special guests will ensure that the ride back to NJ is packed full with holiday magic, cheer, carols, and story-telling. The kids are going to love it! Trips are on Dec. 4, Dec 11, & Dec 18!
Rescue Rue
Contact: Michael at 2123925800, [email protected]
Location: 101 E 15th St, New York
Date: 12/05/2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
When a little dog named Rue wishes for a "Happily Ever After" from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound before finding her "Furever" home and realizing life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings! Based on a true adoption story, this family-friendly pop musical is told by a colorful cast of puppets and people.
Chanukah Under The Stars
Contact: Tara at 212.415.5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Ave, New York
Date: 12/05/2021 from 4:00 pm to
Bundle up and join us on our twinkle-light covered rooftop for a magical candle lighting and concert! Led by 92Y Director of Jewish Family Engagement, Rebecca Schoffer. We will rock out to Chanukah songs and celebrate the festival of light beneath the stars! Get ready for a fun & festive evening with the whole family (glow sticks galore!) In the event of rain, this event will move indoors to a large space.
Theater For Young Audiences At 92Y: The Velveteen Rabbit
Contact: Tara at 212-415-5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/05/2021 from 11:30 am to
A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.
Theater For Young Audiences At 92Y: The Velveteen Rabbit
Contact: Tara at 212-415-5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/05/2021 from 1:00 pm to
A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.
Shababa Saturday – On The Roof!
Contact: Tara at 2124155418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/11/2021 from 10:00 am to
Join Rebecca Schoffer (and her puppets!) for in-person Shababa! Meet us on 92Y’s rooftop for Shabbat celebration, filled with singing, dancing, movement, play and giving thanks! No experience celebrating Shabbat necessary. You bring the family. We’ll bring the challah, good tunes and good vibes!
Theater For Young Audiences At 92Y: The Velveteen Rabbit
Contact: Tara at 212.415.5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/12/2021 from 11:30 am to
A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.
Theater For Young Audiences At 92Y: The Velveteen Rabbit
Contact: Tara at 212.415.5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/12/2021 from 1:00 pm to
A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.
Shababa Saturday – On The Roof!
Contact: Tara at 2124155418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/18/2021 from 10:00 am to
Join Rebecca Schoffer (and her puppets!) for in-person Shababa! Meet us on 92Y’s rooftop for Shabbat celebration, filled with singing, dancing, movement, play and giving thanks! No experience celebrating Shabbat necessary. You bring the family. We’ll bring the challah, good tunes and good vibes!
The Home Project Summertime In Winter
Contact: Tara at 2124155418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/18/2021 from 200 pm to
Ages 1-5 plus parents. With Rabbi Joui Hessel and Rabbinic Intern Evan Traylor Do you miss summer? No need to wait six more months to feel warm again! Join Rabbi Joui Hessel and Rabbinic Intern Evan Traylor for an afternoon of summer fun … in December! We’ll have games and activities to remind us of our favorite parts of summertime.
Ride A Vintage Train To Visit Santa Claus - All Aboard The Snow Clipper!
Location: 120 White St., Danbury, Connecticut, 06810,
Date: 12/19/2021 from 12 pm to 7 pm
That portly gent from the North Pole will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him. This is a major fund-raising event for the museum and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19. Reservations are necessary for this very popular event.
Theater For Young Audiences At 92Y: The Velveteen Rabbit
Contact: Tara at 212-415-5418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/19/2021 from 11:30 am to
A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.
Theater For Young Audiences At 92Y: The Velveteen Rabbit
Contact: Tara at 2124155418, [email protected]
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 12/19/2021 from 1:00 pm to
A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.
New York Aquarium Family Camps
Location: 602 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11224,
Date: 12/31/2021 from 9:30 am to 11 am
Wild Winter Wonders: 12/30/2021 & New Year's Eve SEAabration: 12/21/2021 Finally, a camp for the whole family! Bring your crew to Family Camp at the Aquarium and enjoy a morning of fun activities and unique animal experiences. All ages with caregiver.
LuminoCity Festival
Location: Whitney Pond Park, 7 Community Drive East, Manhasset,
Date: 1/09/2022 from 4:30 pm to 9 pm
Inspired by the power and warmth of light overcoming the darkness, our theme this year is “Shine Again”! Lumi and the team have been hard at work preparing for this year’s immersive light festival! For the first time, we will be taking LuminoCity into two cities this year - Whitney Pond Park in Manhasset, NY.
Shimmering Solstice
Location: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury,
Date: 1/09/2022 from Various to
Shimmering Solstice is an unforgettable walkthrough event of seasonal sights and sounds! Be prepared to be enchanted by magical light displays that are set along Old Westbury Garden’s beautiful paths that will lead you through the world-famous Walled Garden, Rose Garden, South Lawn, and Allée. In a dramatic finale, an astonishing light and projection show will be displayed onto the south face of Westbury House. Don’t miss this one-of-a kind event!
Rescue Rue
Location: 103 E. 15th St., Union Square,
Date: 1/16/2022 from Various to
A family-friendly musical about a little dog named Rue who realizes life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings! Told by a colorful cast of puppets and people!
Disney Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation
Location: 410 W 42nd St., Midtown,
Date: 1/30/2022 from to
Breaking box office records, Rockefeller Productions will debut its newest and most anticipated production Disney Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, featuring songs by the Sherman Brothers and A.A. Milne. This beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation is set deep in the Hundred Acre Wood and told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (and Tigger too!).