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Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

Find the best events, activities and fun things to do with young children around NYC!

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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!).