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Weekend Family Events - January 9 and January 10

Weekend Family Events - January 9 and January 10

So tell us truthfully, how many times have you written or said 2015 this week? Well there's nothing like a fun weekend to help you forget your mistakes from the past week. The Big Apple Circus is ending its run at Lincoln Center with shows all weekend long. All aboard with the Thomas & Friends show at the New York Botanical Garden also taking place all weekend long. The Pop Ups will be performing at Symphony Space on Saturday. Galli Theater is performing Snow White on Saturday and Sunday and Puppetworks is performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears also on Saturday and Sunday. Circus fun, trains, puppets and performances - looks like 2016 is off to a great start. Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: January 4 through January 10

The Week Ahead: January 4 through January 10

The first full week of 2016 is officially underway. It’s time to wave goodbye to Christmas trees and Holiday windows. If you haven’t stopped by Macy’s on 34th street, Saks Fifth Avenue or Lord & Taylor yet, you may well have missed out on a few truly spectacular displays. But don’t fret! There are lots of events to take part in this week in NYC. El Museo del Bario will celebrate the Three Kings with a parade on Wednesday. Also, we’ve got an appearance by one of our favorite kids bands, The Pop Ups, at Symphony Space and a boat show at the Javitz Center. Here is the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - January 2 and January 3

Weekend Family Events - January 2 and January 3

Last licks! Squeeze the last bits of the holidays out before eating cake and candy is no longer acceptable as a proper meal. The New York Botanical Garden train show will be leaving the station soon, be sure to pay a visit before it goes. Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science will be disassembled and given away next weekend. Go take a peek this weekend to see it in all its glory. The Nutcracker ends its run this weekend and Christmas Village in NYC ends next weekend. Happy New Year to all, welcome to a fun 2016 ahead. Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: December 28 through January 3

The Week Ahead: December 28 through January 3

Happy 2016! We hope everyone had a great 2015 and enjoyed the festivities of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. We’d like to give a big thank to all of our readers who have joined us throughout the year both on igokids.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This may be the last week of 2015, but there are still plenty of things to do, including celebrating the New Year! This week, we’re enjoying Pedal Punk at the New Victory Theater, celebrating the holidays with a few cheerful pirates, enjoying the First Noel at the Apollo Theater, seeing the Barber of Seville one last time at the Metropolitan Opera, learning to reuse everyday material to make art and much more. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - December 26 and December 27

Weekend Family Events - December 26 and December 27

Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and merry Christmas! Continue the holiday fun and enjoy the weekend with shows galore. Some of these shows will be ending their holiday run so catch them before they go. The Nutcracker ballet is taking place at Symphony Space on Sunday. The high energy show Pedal Punk is happening at the New Victory Theater on Saturday and Sunday and Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas is also happening on Saturday and Sunday on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on Saturday and the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday. Puppets, opera, trains and clay creatures round out fun events this weekend! Here are this weekend's picks

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The Week Ahead: December 21 through December 27

The Week Ahead: December 21 through December 27

Merry Christmas! With temperatures heading back to the high 60s, it’s hard to imagine that Christmas is already here. It may not feel like winter, but you can still take your kids to see Santa as he enjoys the warm weather before heading back to the North Pole. This week, we’ve picked out a few post-holiday-art workshops to participate in as well as holiday movie screenings. There are also a few more opportunities to see Santa in the city. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - December 19 and December 20

Weekend Family Events - December 19 and December 20

Get ready the big guy is coming! No not Darth Vader, Santa! He's making stops all around NYC this weekend. You can eat breakfast with Santa at Lehman College on Saturday in the Bronx, then you can catch him in the East Meets West Christmas Parade in Chinatown and Little Italy, then head uptown to the Apollo Theater to hear caroling and take pictures with the man himself. You can also watch him on screen at the classic movie screening of Miracle on 34th Street this Sunday at the United Palace Theater. Good thing he's got a sleigh to travel all over town this weekend. He's making a lot of stops! For those of you braving the theaters to see Star Wars - May the force be with you! Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: December 14 through December 20

The Week Ahead: December 14 through December 20

The force is strong in this holiday season. But Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t the only reason to venture outdoors this week. We’ve picked out several dance, musical, theater and puppet shows to enjoy around the city. And, why not go outside? Next week is the official start of winter and the weather still feels like fall in October. This week, we’re enjoying lollipops in the morning, listening to an orchestra celebrate Charlie Brown, celebrating Christmakwanzukah and heading out to the opera. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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