5 FREE EVENTS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND!

Family Holiday Decoration Workshop

When:     Saturday, 12.17.2011, 10:00 – 12:00 pm

Where:             Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace, New York NY           

Cost:                 Free           

Contact:             212-923-8008           

Website:             http://www.morrisjumel.org/events/calendar/           

Spice up your holidays by making colonial decorations for your tree at the Morris-Jumel Mansion  – Manhattan’s oldest house.  Advanced registration required.

Jim Vagias Holiday Express

When:                        Saturday, 12.17.2011 1pm

Where:             Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza           

Cost:                         Free           

Contact:             (718) 230-2100           

Website:             http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/culture-arts   

    Join Magic Jim as he takes children on an imaginary train ride around the world. Using books that can be found in your library, Jim teaches participants how different cultures celebrate the winter holidays. With lots of humor and audience participation, kids will learn about Kwanza, Diwali, Solstice, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas.

R&R: Shabbat AT The JCC

When:            Repeats every week until Sat Mar 24 2012 except Sat Nov 26 2011, Sat Jan 21 2012.            Sat, 2011-11-05 14:00 – 17:00

Where:             The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10023           

Cost:                         Free           

Contact:             646-505-5708           

Website:             http://www.jccmanhattan.org/r-amp-r-shabbat-at-the-jcc?page=cat-content&progid=2…           

           

Programs include:

-Children’s Open Play Space

-Access to the Rooftop Playground

-Live Performances

-Film

-Arts & Crafts

-Structured Group Games

-Snacks

The 4th Annual Lyceum Holiday Marketplace

Brooklyn Lyceum, Sat – Sun 11am–7pm. 227 Fourth Ave (between President and Union Sts)

(718) 857-4816

brooklynlyceum.com

Subway: R to Union St

Enjoy two whole days of holiday shopping, eating and holiday spirit at this annual Brooklyn event. Activities include raffles, pictures with Santa, great kids’ activities, fundraiser giveaways and gift bags. Start crossing names off your holiday shopping list by making pit stops by the booths selling everything from clothing to fancy soaps. All ages.

Chanukah Celebration

JCC in Manhattan, Sun 10am–11:30am. 334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St)

(646) 505-5708

jccmanhattan.org

Subway: B, C to 72nd St; 1 to 79th St

 Celebrate Chanukkah with the family at the Manhattan JCC! Over the course of the morning, kids can participate in tons of festive activities such as playing dreidel, making art, decorating cookies and much more. Stick around for a story reading by author Leslie Kimmelman, author of The Runaway Latkes and enjoy a special performance by award-winning infant and toddler music masters, Little Meastros. All ages.

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