Happy first weekend of December! We’re in the 2020 home stretch now! If you’re ready to have fun, we’ve got you covered with plenty of family-friendly activities everyone can enjoy.
Lincoln Center AT HOME will present two programs this weekend for families with children, teens, or adults with disabilities. These free programs will take place via Zoom. On Saturday at 10:30 AM, enjoy Let Freedom Swing. This special concert invites families to learn about Blues, Swing, improvisation, and the brilliant artistry of jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. On Sunday at 11:00 AM, is WeBop for ages 2-5 years old. This is an interactive, small group program that will explore the concept of call and response by creating musical conversations with voices.
Today through Sunday, stream Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. It follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. This musical is inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9 and serves as a colorful history lesson for children. Tickets allow you to stream the program for 24 hours and are $15 for individual tickets and $30 for families.
Morris County Park Commission will present a virtual program through Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Fall, with the leaves being down, makes the perfect time to see red-tailed hawks! Learn all about these amazing raptors in this presentation. Virtual Wild Animal Experts: Red-Tailed Hawk will be available to view at your convenience with the link you’ll be provided. This program is free, but preregistration is required.
Brooklyn Museum will offer Virtual Family Film: Petra and Wolfie, the Movie! on Sunday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Grab your family and catch a free virtual screening of the Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra’s Petra and Wolfie, The Movie! In this zany modern adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, find out what happens when Petra, Wolfie, and the Dog Catcher find themselves at the Brooklyn Museum. This online program is free, but registration is required.
December is the perfect time to make a snowflake craft – before Winter actually starts and you’re not too sick of the white stuff to even consider a craft! Using pipe cleaners and beads, you can make these any color you like. This article gives a variety of lessons you can teach you little one while you work, including patterns and counting.
Here’s another super cute winter idea. This Craft Stick Snowman Craft involves pipe cleaners for hats, buttons and ribbon for decoration, and googly eyes for… eyes. If you don’t want little hands touching some of the smaller pieces involved, you could always let them draw the buttons and facial features.