Dec 29 - Jan 1: Fun stuff to do this weekend with Kids


Saturday, Dec 29
Squirm Burpee Circus
Marvel at feats of derring-do, from chainsaw juggling to human cannonballs. Also on Sunday, Monday.
$32 | READ MORE

Family Festival at the Cloisters: The Medieval Court
Embark on a period art hunt after learning about the people and pastimes of the Middle Ages.
Free with museum admission | READ MORE

Uncle Rock's Holiday Show
Join everyone's favorite faux relative for country-infused rockabilly tunes at Symphony Space. 
$20, children $13 | READ MORE

La Bohème for Kids
Treat pint-size theatergoers to Amore Opera's condensed version of the Puccini classic. 
$15 | READ MORE

Kwanzaa 2012: First Fruits of the Harvest
Gather at AMNH to celebrate the holiday with storytelling, dance and hands-on activities.
Free with museum admission | READ MORE


Sunday, Dec 30
Ice Carving Week
Frolic in a marine-themed playground and perch atop a throne of ice at the Bronx Zoo. Also on Saturday. 
Free with zoo admission | READ MORE

ReMake the Holidays
Tinker with sculptures, Lite-Brite boards and boats at the New York Hall of Science. Also on Saturday.
Free with museum admission | READ MORE

Nutcracker Sweets & The Steadfast Tin Soldier 
See wooden marionettes dance through two beloved holiday tales at Puppetworks. Also on Saturday.
$9, children under 18 $8 | READ MORE

3, 2, 1...Happy New Year!
Start your family's countdown by making festive hats and noisemakers at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
Free with museum admission | READ MORE

The Three Bears Holiday Bash
Enjoy Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa themes at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Also on Saturday.
$8, children under 13 $5 | READ MORE

Monday, Dec 31

BR Guest Kids' New Year's Eve Party
Say goodbye to 2012 at Bill's Burger & Bar, Atlantic Grill East, Isabella's or Wildwood Barbeque. 
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New Year's Eve at Big Apple Circus
Join the ringmaster for a countdown and cider toast after the usual clowning around.
$15 and up | READ MORE

New Year's Eve (Day) Party with Patrick
Ring in 2013 well before bedtime with musician Patrick Rafferty at the Staten Island Children's Museum.
Free with museum admission | READ MORE

Confetti Collage
Create a glittery masterpiece to light up the new year at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
Free with museum admission | READ MORE

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park
Welcome the new year with a dazzling pyrotechnic display above the Brooklyn green space.
FREE | READ MORE

Tuesday, Jan 1

JCC Annual New Year's Fitness for EveryBODY Fair 
Get a head start on your family's New Year's resolutions with activities like yoga, martial arts and Zumba. 
FREE | READ MORE

Commitment Day 5K
Take the first step in living a healthier lifestyle at this family race along the Hudson River.
$39, children under 18 free | READ MORE

Ice-skating at Liberty View Rink
Lace up your little one's skates and hit the ice at Battery Park City's new rink. Also on Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
FREE | READ MORE

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends
Catch a performance by Thomas the Tank Engine and Driver Sam at the New York Botanical Garden.
Free with grounds admission | READ MORE

Needlecrafts
Stitch up a storm and jot down a New Year's resolution at Lefferts House. Also on Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
FREE | READ MORE