Squirm Burpee Circus
Marvel at feats of derring-do, from chainsaw juggling to human cannonballs. Also on Sunday, Monday.
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.
Uncle Rock's Holiday Show
Join everyone's favorite faux relative for country-infused rockabilly tunes at Symphony Space.
La Bohème for Kids
Treat pint-size theatergoers to Amore Opera's condensed version of the Puccini classic.
Kwanzaa 2012: First Fruits of the Harvest
Gather at AMNH to celebrate the holiday with storytelling, dance and hands-on activities.
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.
ReMake the Holidays
Tinker with sculptures, Lite-Brite boards and boats at the New York Hall of Science. Also on Saturday.
Nutcracker Sweets & The Steadfast Tin Soldier
See wooden marionettes dance through two beloved holiday tales at Puppetworks. Also on Saturday.
3, 2, 1...Happy New Year!
Start your family's countdown by making festive hats and noisemakers at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
The Three Bears Holiday Bash
Enjoy Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa themes at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Also on Saturday.
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.
New Year's Eve at Big Apple Circus
Join the ringmaster for a countdown and cider toast after the usual clowning around.
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.
Create a glittery masterpiece to light up the new year at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
New Year's Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park
Welcome the new year with a dazzling pyrotechnic display above the Brooklyn green space.
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.
Commitment Day 5K
Take the first step in living a healthier lifestyle at this family race along the Hudson River.
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.
All Aboard with Thomas & Friends
Catch a performance by Thomas the Tank Engine and Driver Sam at the New York Botanical Garden.
Stitch up a storm and jot down a New Year's resolution at Lefferts House. Also on Saturday, Sunday, Monday.