Weekend Events: Holiday Theatre, Kwanzaa Celebrations, and Tons of Winter Break Open Play Hours!

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Kwanzaa Celebrations are this weekend!

We hope that everyone is enjoying their Winter Break by resting and rejuvenating. Can you believe it’s the last weekend of 2012?! Wowsa! There are several events that are ending this weekend, so check them out if you haven’t done so — The Circus Oz Holiday Show, The Holiday Circus, George Balanchine’s Nutcracker, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. ReMake the Holidays at the New York Hall of Science sounds like it’ll be really fun. And while you’re at it, visit some of our favorite museums, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum and The American Museum of Natural History for their annual Kwanzaa Celebrations!

Visit our events calendar for more fun! Have a great weekend!

Wait… there’s more:

  • Looking for spectacular Christmas lights? See our Brooklyn guide here.
  • Stumped for what to do on Christmas Day? We have a fun list of events here.

Have a great weekend, Brooklyn!

ONGOING

Through December 30th: various times
Circus Oz Holiday Show at The New Victory Theater

Though it’s not really a holiday show, it’s spectacular from start to finish. The acrobatic tricks are top-notch, but what makes this show genuinely entertaining is the plot line, character development and charm of the cast.
Join Aussies of CIRCUS OZ as they return to The New Victory for the fifth time with their bold, bodacious and brassy brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists and sassy ringleaders who manage the whole irreverent mob, this all new, saucy show delivers downright Down Under fun. A live rock band propels the already ecstatic energy into the stratosphere, and with one amazing and madcap act topping the next, you and your whole family will hoot, holler and hunger for more this holiday season.”
Details: 229 West 42nd Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: starting from $17. Contact: 646.223.3010. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 6, 2013
Ann Hamilton’s The Event of a Thread at Park Avenue Armory
This spectacular show is a worth a trip into the city with your kids- and it’s open this Monday- just for New Year’s Eve. It’s such an event that everyone I know is talking about it. You and your kids will love to swing on the old-fashioned large swings with fabric billowing around you. The New York Times, “…surprisingly visceral…the air filled with sounds of glee”
Details:
Tuesday through Sundays from 12-7 pm. Closed Mondays, except for New Year’s Eve.  643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.  $12 General Admission $10 Students (with ID), Seniors (65+),  Groups (8 or more) FREE: Children 10 and under

Through December 30th at 3pm and 7pm
The Holiday Circus and Millennium Theatre
The Holiday Circus is an extravaganza that blends world renowned performers under one roof. This classical circus features performances by world famous jugglers, clowns, magicians, acrobats and animal acts from acclaimed circuses such as Big Apple Circus, Cirque Du Soleil, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, Circus and many more.
Details: 1029 Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $35-55; FREE/children under 3. Contact: 718-615-1500. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 30th
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is one of the most complex theatrical, staged ballets in the company’s active repertory. The popularity of the ballet is immense and it provides an unforgettable spark to everyone’s holiday season. Set to a classic score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet debuted in 1954 and has been a holiday tradition ever since.
Details:
Tickets range from $55-$135. The Nutcracker is playing at Lincoln Center Plaza, David H. Koch Theater (63rd Street and Columbus Avenue), New York, NY 10023. For additional information, please call (212) 870-5570 or click here.

Through December 30, 2012
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
This show is quite simply dazzling complete with gorgeous trees, ornamental chandeliers and the friendliest staff you have ever met. The Rockettes are incredible to watch as they dance and move their magical gams. The costumes are also amazing as well as the festive music. This show also features an amazing digital backdrop where they switch from grand manor to the streets of New York City. We were totally entertained. Yes, the show is somewhat nostalgic and sentimental, and a bit kitschy at times, but it is rich in entertainment, excellent choreography (I always love that Tin Solider piece) and thrill.
Details:
All children who have reached their second birthday require a ticket to gain admittance into Radio City Music Hall. Tickets range from $45 (non-peak – third mezz) to $110 (peak – orchestra). For additional information or to purchase tickets, call (888) 858- 0007 or visit: http://www.radiocitychristmas.com/

Through December 30th
The Three Bears Holiday Bash at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance, and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear’s annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance! Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Details: $8/adults; $5/children. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 31
The Little Engine That Could Puppet Show

The classic tale of The Little Engine That Could ™ is brought to life in an exciting presentation by New York City puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain! The show is included when you buy tickets to the Holiday Train Show.
Details: The New York Botanical Garden  Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) at Fordham Road Bronx, New York.

Through January 13th
Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical
Angelina and her friends are back and planning a holiday dance pageant. True to Angelina form, this lively show also features dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone’s holiday season!
Details:
The musical is held on Saturdays at Sundays at 11am and 1pm with holiday shows Tickets are $29.50 per person or $49.50 for Premium Section. IMO, the regular seats are just fine at this theatre and you don’t need to purchase the premium seats. The Vital Theater is located at 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor, at 76th Street, New York, NY. For additional information, please click here.

Through January 2013 from 10:30am — 4:30pm (every hour on the half hour)
IMAX: Flying Monsters at The American Museum of Natural History
Let Sir David Attenborough be your guide as you fly alongside reptiles with 40-foot-wing spans and find out how pterosaurs took to the skies in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students, seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 6, 2013
The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at The Children’s Museum of Art
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum,” the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “wild style” graffiti writer and hip-hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum” showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE’s artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery’s ceiling are RAMMELLZEE’s legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to “break free.”
Details: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets), New York, NY. Cost: $10/person; FREE/seniors and members. Contact: (212) 274-0986. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 13, 2013: various times
Big Apple Circus: Legendarium at Damrosch Park
For its 35th season the Big Apple Circus presents “Legendarium,” an all-new show, where international circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. See the hijinks of hilarious clowns, magnificent horses and playful pooches, soaring aerialists, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and a contortionist with a back as flexible as an archer’s bow. With an affable ringmaster as your guide, watch as an amazing inventor spins in a giant steel hoop and a fearless finambulist astonishes the onlooker.
Details: West 62nd Street (Lincoln Center) between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC. Cost: $25 — $175. Contact: (212) 875-5766. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 27th: various times
The Velveteen Rabbit at DR2 Kids Theatre
The Velveteen Rabbit is truly a favorite amongst kids and adults alike with it’s heartfelt plot and lovely theme! With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props become a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.
Details: 103 East 15th Street (at 20 Union Square East), NYC. Ages 4 and up. Cost: $39.00. Contact: 212.375.1110. Visit the website for more information.

Through February 12, 2013 (train show)
Grand Central Holiday Train Show and Market
Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 is celebrating my creating a brand new layout built by Lionel. In this free show at New York City Transit Museum Annex, the model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North.  Vintage model trains from the Museum’s collection will also be on display joined by  New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central’s heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. This free train show is especially fun as it takes place in a real train station: Grand Central. View our entire review of the Train Show and Market HERE.

Ongoing — Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
The Adventures of Maya the Bee at Culture Project
This jazz puppet show is one that children and adults alike will enjoy! The revamped productions of The Adventures of Maya the Bee is back after its first successful run! It still features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Will a sparkling new set of props and great puppets, this is one glorious jazz-themed show!
Details: 45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25. Visit the website for more information.

Ongoing
Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages Theater
You’ve seen how your kids react to bubbles. Now, imagine how they would react to seeing people inside bubbles, or lasers shooting through bubbles, or bubbles within bubbles?!  They will be enthralled…and so will you. I’m been to this twice because we love it so much. Awesome show and well worth the price and trip. The Gazillion Bubble Show in Manhattan, is all about bubble magic and everyone from David Letterman to Oprah thinks the show is pretty fantastic.
Details: 340 West 50th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $44.50 -$89.50 (VIP package). Purchase tickets: Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Visit the website for more information.

ALL WEEKEND

Friday, December 28th — Saturday, December 29th: 11:30am — 2:30pm
Kwanzaa Celebration at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Participants will explore the celebration of African culture and holiday by learning about the principles of Kwanzaa and the traditions behind them. Visitors will also be able to create a Kwanzaa-inspired craft to take home.
Details: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: (718) 735-4400. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 10:30am — 12:30pm
Saturday, December 29th from 10:30am — 1:30pm
Open Play Hours at The Gym Park

If you’re looking for a place where children can get some energy out, have some fun, and learn, you’ll be able to find it at The Gym Park Gymnastics and Play Center!
Details: 81 Oak Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $15/child. Contact: 718-349-6627. Visit the website for more information.

Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm — 5pm
Family Days Bowling at Brooklyn Bowl
Grab your kids and gather ’round for a day of indoor fun! Seriously, bowling is the new black and it is certainly fun for the entire family. Pack a snack or try tasty food from Blue Ribbon, which will be available for purchase.
Details: 61 Wythe Ave (Btwn N 11th St & 12th St), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: Saturday $25/lane/half hour; Sunday $20/lane/half hour; Shoes: $4.95/per person. Socks: $3/pair. Contact: (718) 963-3369. Visit the website for more information.

All Weekend beginning at 12pm
ReMake The Holidays at The New York Hall of Science

Budding scientists make their mark on the holiday season through hands-on workshops, demos and installations at NYSCI’s four-day-long festival. The DIY celebration kicks off on Thursday with light-themed projects like LED grow light terrariums and a collaborative lite brite board that NYSCI will use to ring in the new year. Parents, you may want to bring your earplugs on Friday for sound-related activities including futuristic noisemaker creations and jam sessions with a percussion sculpture. Heading into the weekend, little ones can keep their creative juices flowing with paper (think origami and greeting cards) on Saturday, before dabbling in H2O-themed crafts like upcycled boats and tie-dyed bandannas on Sunday. Plus, throughout the festival children ages 8 and up can sign up as short-term apprentices with ice sculptor Bill Bywater.
Details: 47-01 111th St, (at 47th Ave), Queens. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 718-699-0005. Visit the website for more information.

All Weekend from 10am — 5pm
MoMath Exhibitions at the Museum of Mathematics

Welcome to NYC’s newest museum — the Museum of Mathematics! More than 30 exhibitions reveal the wonders of math in this 19,000-square-foot space. Interactive, hands-on, engaging and fun, the exhibitions invite participation, encourage experimentation, and spark curiosity in visitors of all ages and math skills. They bring math concepts to life in ways that amaze, astound enlighten and entertain. Many have surprising outcomes that stimulate visitors to want to understand why.
Details: 11 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $15/adults; $9/children. Contact: (212) 542-0566. Visit the website for more information.

Saturdays and Sundays: various times
The New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show
The beloved Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden is celebrating its 21st season where you can view this year’s display of model trains chugging by more than 140 New York landmarks such as Penn Station, Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and Radio City Music Hall – all of which are created from leaves, twigs, bark, berries, seeds, pine cones, nuts, and pods.  A new structure will be added this year to the already expansive display: a replica of Macy’s flagship location. Check out our review of the train show HERE.

Saturday and Sundays through March 3, 2013 at 1pm
DreamWorks Animation at Museum of the Moving Image
This is your chance for your family to catch your fave family flick in a cool museum. The museum presents an accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday that includes the “Shrek” and “Madagascar” series, “Antz,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and much more, in a theatrical setting. Lights! Camera! Action!
Details: 36-01 35th Avenue (at 37th Street). All are welcomed. Cost: $15/person. Contact: (718) 777-6888. Visit the website for more information.

December 28th — 30th
The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Nutcracker Sweets
Puppetworks performs these holiday classic at their Brooklyn space in Park Slope. The show is $5 per person (only in person). Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Details:
338 Sixth Avenue  (at 4th Street)  Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-965-3391

FRIDAY DECEMBER 28TH

Friday, December 28th from 9am — 3pm
Brush Bot and Robot City All Day Session at The Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Calling all robot lovers! This is a great all-day holiday activity for kids while we are enjoying Winter break from school. Children can make a Brush Bot, enjoy loads of free play, and even create a Robot City. All parents have to do is provide a nut-free lunch and snack for your child, and be sure to dress them warmly so that they can enjoy outdoor breaks. Please note: advance registration is required.
Details: 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn. Recommended for ages 5 — 9. Cost: $10/hour; $125/ for extended day until 6:00pm. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 10am — 5pm
Art Week at The Jewish Children’s Museum

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to watch how highly skilled artists create their masterpieces.
Kids can try their own hand at art as they craft a traditional braided candle. Show support for the Newtown, Connecticut community by sending a candle-gram to those affected by the tragedy.
Details: 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: info@jcm.museum. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 10:30am — 3:30pm
School Vacation Activities at The Museum of The City of New York

Spend your school vacation at the Museum of the City of New York. Children can choose one of three activities, or participate in all of them: Winter Wonderland Collages, Chet the Secret Agent Architect, and/or Pushing Buttons: Activist New York.
Details: 1220 Fifth Avenue (bet 103rd and 104th Streets), NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: (212) 534-1672. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 11am — 2pm
PlaySpace Hours at Cumbe

Here’s one way to enjoy Winter Break — at Cumbe! There will be music, crawling tunnels, games, toys, arts and crafts, story telling, and much more!
Details: 558 Fulton St., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $10/family (suggestion). Contact: 718-935-9700. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 11am — 3:30pm
December Vacation Fun at New York Transit Museum

This is a cool and engaging way for the kiddies to spend a day of Winter break, the transit way. The museum will be offering activities at two different times:
11am — Subway Safari Stories and crafts about the different animals that, just like the New York subway trains, spend most of their time underground!
2:30pm — Map NYC: Create your own variation on the NYC subway map!
Details: Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admission. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 11:30am — 12:00pm
Story Time with Jordan at powerHouse Arena
Join in the fun on Fridays as powerHouse Children’s Book Specialist Jordan Nielsen reads from some of our favorite kids books. It’s a perfect pre-nap activity, if you ask me. Please note: RSVP is highly recommended.
Details
: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. Recommended for ages 2-6. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049 or email kids@powerHouseArena.com. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Baby Boogie at the Prospect Park YMCA
Are you a new parent?! Then this class may just be perfect for you. Listen closely and you’ll hear the class calling your name. Not only will you have time to meet other parents here, but the class also includes games for babies, singing, and dancing. Jackpot!
Details: 357 Ninth Street. Ideal for parents with babies up to 13 months. $12/visit. Telephone: 718.768.7100. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th at 3pm and 4pm
Mil’s Trills Holiday Show at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Not only will children be able to enjoy the exhibits at CMOM, but they will also enjoy the musical genius that is Mil’s Trills. Celebrate the community with Mil’s Trills in an interactive concert quirky original tunes played by Amelia Robinson on her electric ukulele joined by a cast of musical guests.
Details: 212 West 83rd Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 3pm — 6pm
Fa-La-La Fridays at Klub4Kidz

It’s an all-you-can play buffet! Rock climbing, face painting, tattoos galore! And… access to all Klub4Kidz, including painting and drawing in the art studio, board games, video games, and dancing! Fun!
Details: 159 North 4th Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $15 per kid; $12 for 3 years and under; $10 for each additional kid; additional $5 if doing the holiday craft. Contact: 718.599.5900. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th from 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program
Where are our animal lovers? Or parents of animal-loving children? You’ll want to check out this FREE event that introduces children and young teens to basic animal care and teaches them about existing issues in animal welfare. Through exciting lesson plans and interactive activities with cats and dogs at the shelter, participants learn the importance of treating animals humanely. They will not only make an impact on the lives of the animals they encounter, but it can certainly be a significant experience for them as well.
Details: 251 Centre Street. Ages 5-12. FREE for all, but RSVP is required. Contact: KendraM@ah-nyc.org or visit the website for more information.

Friday, December 28th at 6:15pm
Family Movie Night at The Moxie Spot
Still stumped on how to enjoy Family Friday Nights after a long week? Head on over to The Moxie Spot, a family-friendly restaurant and play space for a fun Friday night film screening. Kids will eat for free when you purchase an entrée from the dinner special after 5:30pm. Now that what we call “family friendly.”
Details: The short feature begins at 6:15pm. The longer feature begins at 6:45pm. 81-83 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks Street). 718.923.9710.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH

Saturday, December 29th from 10am — 5pm
Art Week at The Jewish Children’s Museum

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to watch how highly skilled artists create their masterpieces.
Kids can try their own hand at art as they craft a traditional braided candle. Show support for the Newtown, Connecticut community by sending a candle-gram to those affected by the tragedy.
Details: 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: info@jcm.museum. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, December 29th at 11am
Uncle Rock at Symphony Space

Which is more satisfying, rocking out in front of cheering thousands as a globe-trotting bassist, co-writing a song on a Grammy-nominated album, performing the lead in a musical in London’s West End, or bringing all ages together in a singing and dancing crowd? According to one who has done all of the above – Robert Burke Warren, aka Uncle Rock – the fourth choice is by far the most fulfilling. Join America’s favorite faux-relative for a performance filled with Beatles-esque hooks, Grimm’s Fairy Tales depth, and Woody Guthrie folksiness. Unleash your inner rocker!
Details: 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $20/adults; $13/kids. Contact: 212.864.5400. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, December 29th at 11am
Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore
Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and sometimes activities and crafts too!
Details: 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn. Ages 3 to 8. FREE for all, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, December 29th from 11am — 12pm
Snowflake Making Party for Sandy Hook at Bija Kids

The Conneticut State PTA organization is organizing a ‘winter wonderland’ for students at Sandy Hook Elementary, and have asked for donations of homemade paper snowflakes. We’ll provide the paper, scissors and snacks, you come make snowflakes! From the website, “We will not be discussing what took place at Sandy Hook in any detail at the event. We know that parents have chosen to handle this in different ways and we ask that you keep discussion to a minimum while participating.”
Details: 900 Fulton Street between Waverly and Washington, Brooklyn. Ages 5 and up. RSVP: lauren@bijakids.com. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, December 29th at 11am and 3:30pm
Presents to the Animals at Prospect Park Zoo

The presents come early and often for the animals at the Prospect Park Zoo. Watch as Hamadryas baboons, Pallas’s cats, red pandas, mongoose, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes. Presents for the animals are a form of enrichment. Prospect Park Zoo provides these and other types of mental and physical stimulation to keep the animals’ minds and bodies healthy and active. Please note: This weekend, presents will be distributed to Geoffrey tamarins and North American river otters
Details: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE with admissions. Contact: (718) 399-7339. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, December 29th from 12pm — 5pm
Kwanzaa 2012: First Fruits of the Harvest at The American Museum of Natural History

This is a great Winter Break weekend activity! Join the Museum’s 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration to experience the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honor the holiday’s seven guiding principles. The festival, hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, will include a special interview about Karamu (African Feast) with pioneering restaurateur B. Smith, family-friendly hands-on activities, and an international marketplace. Restoration Dance Theatre Company and Balance Dance Theatre, led by acclaimed choreographer Obediah Wright, will perform in an exciting program that also includes newcomers Soul Steps and Underground System Afrobeat.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admission. Contact: 212-769-5315. Visit the website for more information.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 30TH

Sunday, December 30th from 10am — 5pm
Art Week at The Jewish Children’s Museum

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to watch how highly skilled artists create their masterpieces.
Kids can try their own hand at art as they craft a traditional braided candle. Show support for the Newtown, Connecticut community by sending a candle-gram to those affected by the tragedy.
Details: 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: info@jcm.museum. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, December 30th at 11:00am
Baby Stories and Singalongs at Greenlight Bookstore
Babies and toddlers under 3 years old will be highly entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play as the children’s performers Miss NinaJon Samson, and Vered take turns keeping them busy.
Details: Geared toward ages 3 years and under. Open to public, but on a first come, first served basis. 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland). Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, December 30th at 11am and 3:30pm
Presents to the Animals at Prospect Park Zoo

The presents come early and often for the animals at the Prospect Park Zoo. Watch as Hamadryas baboons, Pallas’s cats, red pandas, mongoose, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes. Presents for the animals are a form of enrichment. Prospect Park Zoo provides these and other types of mental and physical stimulation to keep the animals’ minds and bodies healthy and active. Please note: This weekend, presents will be distributed to Geoffrey tamarins and North American river otters
Details: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE with admissions. Contact: (718) 399-7339. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, December 30th at 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Story Time at Books of Wonder

Each week, they choose several books (based on the age of the children attending) and sit down with children and their parents.
Details: 18 West 18th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212.989.3270 or emailstore@booksofwonder.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, December 30th from 6pm — 9pm
Family Bingo Night at The Moxie Spot
Participants can eat, drink, play bingo, and win big! There will be prizes for the children, who, by the way, will get to eat for FREE with the purchase of an entree.
Details: 81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 9 and under. FREE for all. Contact: 718-923-9710. Visit the website with more information.

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