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Blog Archives - November 2015

The Week Ahead: November 30 - December 6  
Happy Holidays. This week is filled with holiday festivities, including several tree lightings around the city. But that’s not all. This Sunday, December 6 is also the first evening of Hanukkah. This week, we’re learning about a Young Charles Dickens at Theater 3, listening to lots of live music at tree lighting parties and enjoying the classic story of Snow White. One show to look out for is Pedal Punk. This performance features steampunk acrobats that will surely delight kids of all ages. Here are our picks for the week ahead.
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Weekend Family Events - Thanksgiving Weekend  
Good food to eat, photos to be taken, memories to be made. This weekend is all about friends, families, sharing old traditions, making new ones and of course, giving thanks. Thanks for elastic waistbands! Before the inevitable food coma sets in, you can start your Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with a family bike ride through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Then sit back and watch the one and only Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. The Big Apple Circus also has a show on Thursday afternoon as well as shows all weekend long. Santa is in town for pictures and gift requests at Macy's and at Elfprov a musical interactive comedy show at the Broadway Comedy Club. There are tons of shows, shopping and special holiday programming this weekend. Enjoy the holiday! Here are this weekend's picks.

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2015 Holiday Performing Arts Round-Up: “Nut-Free Zone” Edition  
As always, this holiday season has a full line-up of theater and performing arts events and shows in the five boroughs. Here is a list of some happening through out the season that do not include any nutcrackers, armies of mice or sugar plum fairies.
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The Week Ahead: November 23 - November 29  
Happy Thanksgiving week! The temperature might be dropping in NYC, but families in the city are gearing up for the “warmest” family season of the year. This is a great chance to use the long weekend to take in one o the many holiday activities and theater shows in NYC. Take your kids to see Clifford the Big Red Dog celebrate his 50th Anniversary or stop by the American Museum of Natural History to watch the balloons get inflated before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You can also venture off to Narnia or take in Afro-Cuban sounds right in NYC. Here are our picks for the week ahead.
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2015 Nutcracker Round-Up  
The enchanting score of “The Nutcracker” is such a holiday season soundtrack that sometimes we forget that it’s only one part of an iconic dance piece. The city offers plenty of opportunities to see the visual aspects of the legendary ballet and understand why it’s such a classic.
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Weekend Family Events - November 21 and 22  
This weekend you can sit back, relax and take in some great movies, shows and performances. Brookfield Place invites families Saturday morning to watch Mil's Trills and Mario the Magician wow everyone with their upbeat, friendly and super fun performances. 80's kids rejoice! The Museum of the Moving Image is screening the classic holiday tale Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas on Saturday. And BAM Rose Cinemas is screening The Wizard of Oz on Sunday. If you'd rather get up and get moving Bari Koral is hosting a yoga and music experience at YogaPalooza Live this Saturday. And on Sunday you can help "strike out" pediatric cancer at the annual PCF Bowlathon at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers. Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: November 16 - November 22  
It is that time of year again. Tree lighting ceremonies and Nutcracker shows are popping up all over the city. And, of course, we’ve got more Holiday Train adventures to see. This week, we’re heading up to the Bronx for our first tree lighting of the season and heading to Washington Heights for a new twist on the Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. We’ll also explore Alice in Wonderland through the poems and spoken word of contemporary artists at the NY Public Library and listen to the sounds of Duke Ellington at Symphony Space. There are lots of activities to take part in this week. Here are our picks for the week ahead.
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Weekend Family Events - November 14 and November 15  
The early bird catches the worm! Get started on your holiday fun and beat the crowds this weekend. We've rounded up a bunch of holiday season-centric events that will make the whole family happy. It's Brookfield Place's opening weekend at the skating rink. The Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is back and choo chooing into the station for all to see. The New York Hall of Science is hosting Gingerbread Lane and a special kids workshop on Sunday where kids can build their own gingerbread house. Have Star Wars fever? Go check out costumes from the franchise at the Discovery Times Square. Happy Diwali to those who celebrate. Here are this weekend's picks.
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The Week Ahead: November 9 - November 15  
Trains! Trains! And more, Trains! As the sweet smell of gingerbread begins to mix with the latent smell of pumpkin spice, the holiday season steamrolls forward with the return of some annual favorites. This week, we’ve got three holiday train shows opening up in NYC. But that’s not all. We’re also celebrating Veteran’s Day this week. It’s time to take a moment and remember the sacrifices of all of those who have served their country. What else is on deck for the week? How about a vivacious dance show from Havana, Cuba?! We’ll be checking out Afro-Cuban fusion dance and music at the New Victory Theater, while getting ready for this year’s Radio City Holiday Spectacular. Here is the week ahead.
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Weekend Family Events - November 7 and November 8  
Smash your pumpkins and get ready for the upcoming holiday and winter season. Start getting festive with Diwali events. Diwali is the Hindu celebration Festival of Lights. The Asia Society is hosting a Diwali family day on Saturday. The Rubin Museum of Art is hosting a family day on Sunday. Head to pumpkin smashing events all over the 5 boroughs to smash and compost your pumpkins, enjoy refreshments and prizes. Get ready for winter by choosing a new winter sport to take part in. Lakeside in Prospect Park is hosting a "try for free" day with ice skating, hockey clinics and more. Concerts, workshops and shows round out this weekend's events. Here are this weekend's picks.
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A Few Ideas for Veteran’s Day 2015  
November 11th should not be treated as just another day off from school or work but as a day dedicated to the members of our military and veterans of foreign wars. The city offers many opportunities to celebrate the service of others and to spend time with family. Here are some great ways to spend your upcoming Veteran’s Day.
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The Week Ahead: November 2 - November 8  
As we wave goodbye to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, the holiday season starts to move into full swing. It won’t be long before we’re knee deep in Nutcracker performances and holiday train shows. But for now, we can enjoy a few more pre-holiday activities. This week, we’re checking out a Master Puppeteer at Symphony Space, watching Charlie Brown and Snoopy at the movies, enjoying Spanish melodies at BAM and learning about the famous composer Franz Schubert through a whimsical musical. We’ll also celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Fantasia, take a journey inside the secret world of the human body at AMNH and create a stop motion video at the New York Hall of Science. There’s a lot to do in NYC. Here is the week ahead.
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