The Rockettes are kicking up their heals for another fabulous season of ho, ho, ho. This holiday tradition begins when the curtain rises, the music swells, and the dancers kick their way onto the stage. Enjoyable for every age. various times.
To represent the abundant birdlife and environment of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Hilary Lorenz has arranged the richly colored and textured prints along the hallway in groups of aquatic birds including Canada geese, mallard ducks, wood ducks, mergansers, seagulls, and more. 8 am–11 pm.
Based on the Izhak Scheiger-Dmi’el book, this is a magical and interactive musical for children, about the power of good deeds. Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors. The show is 50 minutes with no intermission. 10 am and noon.
5th Annual Holiday Train Show is an iconic holiday image of a model train, whirring by as it circles the base of a brightly-lit tree, evoking feelings of warmth and wonder in children and adults alike. To the delight of all, Lionel trains will journey 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. This year’s exhibit showcases Lionel’s Grand Central Express, Metro-North, Pennsylvania Flyer, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets against a backdrop designed for the Museum’s 40th anniversary. 10 am to 6 pm.
The exhibit feature ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur (Yutyrannus huali) and a small four-winged dromeosaur (Anchiornis huxleyi) with a 22-inch wingspan and vivid, patterned plumage. Visitors will encounter a tiny dinosaur whose sleeping posture precisely echoes that of a living bird, an extinct-dinosaur nest containing remains of the adult that guarded the hatchlings, and the fossil cast of a relative of Triceratops that had simple feathers on its body. 10 am to 4 pm.
The restaurant and bar Oleanders hosts a family-friendly brunch program, where the private dining room converted into a playroom. 10am – 3pm.
More than 150 New York City landmarks are recreated in miniature out of bark, nuts, leaves and other plant parts. Large scale model trains zip around such familiar sites as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. A recent addition of 3,000-square-feet of exhibition has made room for new trains, bridges and tracks. See website for extended hour). Closed on Thanksgiving. Reservations strongly recommended. 10 am to 5:30 pm.
A series of pop-up programs inspired by water, in honor of the opening of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. Children have fun with arts and crafts, listening to a story and taking a nature walk. 10 am to 2 pm.
The cast of the largest dinosaur that ever walked the earth is now on exhibit. The 122-foot long dino is residing on the fourth floor. This giant herbivor belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, and weighed about 70 tons. 11 am to 5 pm.
Artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with musician and personality Iggy Pop as model and subject. Come see the results! 11 am–6 pm.
Check out handmade goodness from artisan makers, plus food, drink, music, and lots of seasonal festivities. 11 am–6 pm.
The shop, built to mimic a boxing ring, will offer products from Opening Ceremony’s new CLUB USA capsule collection. The collection draws inspiration from 1980s and 1990s sportswear, featuring block logos, composition book prints, and summer colors. 11 am–6 pm.
This chic curated indie market showcases local handmade goods from indie artists. 11 am–6 pm.
The iconic feminist artist’s first retrospective, highlighting her technical virtuosity and examination of some of our deepest cultural impulses, compulsions, and fantasies. 11 am–6 pm.
Lace up those skates and get sliding across the ice. 11 am to 9 pm.
This chic curated indie market will showcase over 45 independent artists, designers and makers. Discover local handmade goods directly from the makers and one of a kind gifts for this holiday season. There will be jewelry, accessories, vintage finds, fashion, art and photography, home and kitchen items, bath and body essentials, and much more. Don’t miss out on this hip retail outpost. 11 am to pm.
The junior hockey teams compete. 11:45 am.
More than 30 dealer tables selling thousands of rare and collectible vinyl records! Drink specials all day, and food catered by TOUM Lebanese cuisine. Noon.
An exhibition by Leroy Campbell about Muhammad Ali and his continuing influence on the world. Noon–7 pm.
This version based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale is adapted into a gentler version and tells the story of two beloved children lost in the wood after a bird eats their breadcrumb trail, and their adventure with Rosina Sweet-tooth, a silly witch who wants to turn them into Gingerbread, only to end up as a cookie herself. Folk songs from Humperdinck’s opera accompany the production. Suitable for children 3 years and older. Reservations suggested. 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Get creative with a variety of Jewish themed crafts to choose from! 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
A marionette version of the fairy tale, with folk songs from Humperdinck’s opera. Suitable for children 3 years and older. Reservations suggested. 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Presented by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, this holiday show celebrates the holiday season with song, dance and puppetry. See what happens when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa’s annual show. Interactive participation too! Reservations are strongly advised. Closed on Nov. 24 and Dec. 24 through 25. Special times for Nov. 25, Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. 1 pm.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
A screening of Lee Fulkerson’s documentary about vegan diets. Use garden gate entrance on Fourth Avenue. 1:30 pm.
In this hands-on workshop, visitors will learn how olive oil is made, and have a chance to extract the oil and light a Chanukah menorah using a hand-made wick and freshly produced oil. 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Brooklyn’s favorite annual affordable art sale and holiday party. A variety of artworks - including paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, and mixed-media works - will be available for purchase at an affordable price, donated by Brooklyn’s leading artist and more. 2–5 pm.
Experience the semi-improvisational American take on the timeless 18th century Italian comic masterpiece by Carlo Goldoni, about a servant so hungry he takes on two jobs to survive. 2 pm and 7:30 pm.