Spend the first weekend of 2019 right where you left off – by making memories with the kiddos! Dance your hearts out to the sounds of ABBA, take a drive to see Elsa and Anna like you’ve never seen them before, or enter a Winterland courtesy of these popular brothers. Of course that’s not all you have to choose from. Scroll down for more of our event picks!

Photo: Kara Birnbaum

Downtown

Little Blue Book Club
You and your toddler are warmly invited to share stories–and songs and materials, movement and giggles– at Blue School. Fri. Event Details.

All-Ages Music Showcase
Experience some of the liveliest, most unique and exceptional performances for today’s families at the Mayers Consulting All-Ages Showcase during this year’s APAP conference. Stay for as little or as long as the kids can last. It’s going to be a total blast of quality family friendly music. Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

17th Annual Holiday Train Show
Dazzling both children and adults alike, the Transit Museum’s display will feature Lionel trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout. Departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole, the model train’s featured in this year’s festive exhibit will be set against a backdrop designed by artist Ebony Bolt. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Whodunit at the Met Scavenger Hunt
A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunit? Sat. Event Details.

The Okee Dokee Brothers: a Winterland
Performing songs from their new album Winterland, a tribute to the season of coziness, family time and fun, the Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other and the world we live in. They’ll inspire your family to get outside and get creative. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

FAM (Family Art Magic)
Children ages four to six and their adult companions can explore together to discover the world through art, play fun gallery games, and create their own masterpieces in the studio. Sun. Event Details.

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Story Time: Brooklyn Music Factory
Peira Moinester, director of Little Songwriters classes, will lead kids and adults in a group sing-along using songs from the class curriculum that address basic musical concepts and incorporate shakers, scarves, African drums, and other instruments. She will also lead the group in writing an original song together. Sat. Event Details.

Rock and Roll Playhouse
Using the songs created by ABBA, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Jim Henson’s Tales From Muppetland
No one can tell a classic fairytale better than Kermit and his friends. This program is a compilation of classic Muppet fairytale and storybook moments, including some of Kermit’s Sesame Street Newsreports, excerpts from The Muppet Show and special condensed versions of Tales of the Tinkerdee, Hey Cinderella, and The Frog Prince. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Family Art Project: Create Your Year
Embrace the circle of time by creating a calendar highlighting your favorite aspects of each season. Use vibrant colors to capture the delights that nature presents throughout the year on a circular calendar that you can hang on your wall and enjoy all year long. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Worth the Drive

Frozen: Presented by Disney on Ice
Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Be part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson