Dia's Top 10 NYC Event Picks of the Week (12/17 - 12/23)


By #myhood December 15, 2021

Check out the full calendar here! These are my Top 10 picks for events and activities happening in and around the Upper East Side this week. Don't miss out on all the fun, and please be sure to let them know you saw it in Macaroni Kid NYC Upper East Side! Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.

TOP 10 for the Week

Friday, December 17th  

1. Bilingual Storytime at Yorkville Library - Join us for a Spanish bilingual storytime. We will sing fun nursery rhymes and learn new words in Spanish!

Saturday, December 18th

2. Paw Patrol Experience: Only at CAMP - Suit up Campers, and join the bravest pack of pups around for The PAW Patrol™ Experience: Only at CAMP, an immersive, one-of-a-kind shopping experience where no job is too big and no pup is too small! Created by CAMP, the experts in all things family fun, kids of all ages will be able to live out their rescue team dreams through themed environments, games, and activities celebrating their favorite group of adventurous canines.

3. A Laurie Berkner Virtual Family Concert Holiday Party- Sing, dance, and play interactive games through your device with Laurie Berkner (plus some special guests) as they perform your favorite songs, interact with you through the computer, and bring in a few surprises – from Laurie’s house to yours! This special virtual concert event is the 10th in this series, and your ticket helps support the team in continuing operations while we can’t tour. Join us for the hour before the concert for some fun pre-show activities and to make sure your stream is working smoothly!

4. A Christmas Carol at the Merchant House; Charles Dickens in New York 1867: Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum.
John Kevin Jones in A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House surrounded by 19th-century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script. Ages 12 and up.

Sunday, December 19th 

5. The Velveteen Rabbit: Theater for Young Audiences at 92Y: Performance at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. A new dance musical performed by 10 dancers to an original score tells Margery Williams’ classic story about a toy who’s transformed into a living creature by the power of a child’s love. Designed for families with children ages 3-11.

6. Winter Village at Bryant Park: Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, the Holiday Shops, and rinkside eats and drinks at The Lodge by Prime Video.

Monday, December 20th 

7. Arts and Processes at the 67th Street Library: - The 67th Street Public Library is offering a FREE short storytime for preschoolers, followed by a session of art-making. Ages 3-5. Register in advance.

Tuesday, December 21st 

8. Little Movers at the 67th Street Library: -Come to the 67th Street Public Library! Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, December 22nd 

9. Steam Adventures: Exploring Hibernation at Yorkville Library:  - Join us for Preschool STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering,  & Math! Join the Yorkville children's librarian as we explore the various forms of hibernation in the animal kingdom.  

Thursday, December 23rd

10. Virtual: Nefesh Mountain Family Concert - Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Nefesh Mountain, led by singer Doni Zasloff and her multi-instrumental husband Eric Lindberg. Dance to a vibrant blend of bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian tunes with a Jewish soul as the band performs original melodies from their notable family release Songs from the Mountain and award-winning album Beneath the Open Sky along with other favorites such as Woody Guthrie's "Hanukkah Dance."