Weekend Activities for December 30th, 2016-January 1st, 2017

December 30th, 2016 by

Families can prepare for the festivities this upcoming weekend by visiting a variety of New Year themed events and programs.

All Aboard with Thomas and Friends: From December 31st, 2016 to January 22nd, 2017, pay a trip to the New York Botanical Garden to join Thomas and Driver Sam on an interactive, sing-along adventure that is sure to delight the whole family.

iLuminate: Parents may have seen iLuminate technology on television shows and around the world. Audiences will get to see dancers in glow-in-the-dark suits performing dynamic and unique routines and illusions.

New Year’s Eve at Eataly NYC: Celebrate the end of the year at Eataly’s downtown location. Parents and children can count down to the Italian “midnight” toast, cheering when the clock strikes 12 in Italy and enjoy a multitude of games and activities as well as delicious food options.

Holiday Programs at the CMOM: The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is hosting numerous events on New Year’s Eve. From dance parties to creating a personalized noisemaker, children can enjoy a slew of hands-on games and activities.

Winter Recess Family Matinee: Kubo and the Two Strings is playing at the Museum of the Moving Image until Monday, January 2nd, 2017. The film is inspired by Japanese folklore and is a marvel to catch on the big screen.

Snow Globes: Winter Wonderland: This program at the Museum of the City of New York is geared toward families and children of all ages. Adults and children can view and learn about some of New York’s iconic buildings and later on, create their own New York City inspired snow globe.

The Magic Flute: The Metropolitan Opera has adapted Mozart’s work into a family-orientated production. Prior to the performance, adults and children can participate in activities related to the presentation and enjoy a live demonstration by the Met artists who are responsible for creating the props and set elements.