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Open: 12/27/19- Close: 01/04/20 2nd Annual Up Close Festival
An Immersive Theatre Festival About New York For New Yorkers Of All Ages.


Presented by New Ohio Theatre for Young Minds, the 2nd Annual UP CLOSE Festival – an immersive theater event modeled after the community organizing principles of Jane Jacobs – returns for a program of three new participatory works that bring Greenwich Village history to life. The event transforms New Ohio’s basement theater into an interactive archive of the neighborhood where audiences are free to navigate a 360° pre-show installation, then engage in a series of 10-minute pieces by some of NYC’s most adventurous theatre artists. This year’s program includes a life-size game of chess inspired by the ‘90s-era conflict between two local chess shops; a sonic laboratory with sound scientists from an imagined

New Ohio Theatre : 154 Christopher Street
For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in "A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa" from December 19 to January 5. The show is an adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. Adapted, directed and reinvented by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal including a quartet of Rockettes in Slovak, Moravian and Ruthenian folk costumes and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew, Slovak, Spanish and Swahili.

Schedule:  Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, Jan. 2, 3, 4, 5. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, matinees Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00 PM.

Come dressed as character of Dickens' Christmas Carol or any seasonal holiday and use discount code SCROOGE for $2 off all tickets

Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 12/13/19- Close: 12/15/19 Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker
Dances Patrelle


The Yorkville Nutcracker

December 13-15, 2019


Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 13-15, 2019 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $70 (extended family, group, student and senior discounts available) and will be available beginning October 21 at 

The Kaye Playhouse : 68th Street between Park & Lex.
Open: 09/19/19- Close: 05/09/20 NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON



The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, announces an exciting 2019-2020 season. The Company will continue to be in residence at the New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ with extensive community activities including dance curriculum planning, teaching, rehearsing, research, and choreography. The company is especially proud of its award winning program at the A. Harry Moore School for children with multiple disabilities where Nai-Ni Chen's dancers collaborate with therapists and teachers to create a uniquely creative dance curriculum for a population of 100 students from pre-K to 12th grade.


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Open: 12/13/19- Close: 03/03/20 PADDINGTON GETS IN A JAM
Jonathan Rockefeller brings a new show to New York featuring the star of page and screen: Paddington. This new fun-filled comedy, Paddington Gets in a Jam, is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, and will begin a strictly limited 12-week run from December 13, 2019 through March 6, 2020.
In Jonathan Rockefeller’s Paddington Gets in a Jam, Paddington is at home making his favorite marmalade jam, with the help of the Brown’s housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar. Paddington goes next door to borrow some sugar, where he finds his ever-grumpy neighbor Mr. Curry in a panic, expecting an important visitor. Paddington volunteers to help get the house ready for the visit, but in typical Paddington fashion, his good intentions lead to hysterical chaos.
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: 12/14/19- Close: 12/14/19 Peter Pan
TheaterWorksUSA is partnering with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center once again to bring their high-quality family entertainment to New York City.

Peter Pan on December 14, 2019 at 11 am. BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007) are $30 (General Admission) and can be purchased by visiting or by calling (212) 220-1460. Peter Pan, Saturday, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11 am


Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr. : 199 Chambers Street
Open: 10/31/19- Close: 04/26/20 Season-Long Dutch Focus at the Kennedy Center: Five fun-filled performances for young audiences
Season-Long Dutch Focus at the Kennedy Center Dutch Never Grow Up! program brings five fun-filled performances for young audiences to the Kennedy Center October 31, 2019-April 26, 2020 Throughout the 2019-2020 season, Kennedy Center Performances for Young Audiences will present five award-winning music, theater, and dance companies from the Netherlands in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts. This season-long Dutch focus will bring the unique, high-caliber work of Woest, BonteHond, Mass Theater & Dance, Oorkaan, and De Dansers to families and student audiences at the nation's cultural center in Washington, D.C. Performances kick-off in October and November 2019 and will continue in January and April 2020. For tickets and more information, please visit:
Kennedy Center : 2700 F Street Northwest
Open: 11/29/19- Close: 12/29/19 South Street Seaport Museum presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience
South Street Seaport Museum presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience November 29 - December 29, 2019 FIVE WEEKS ONLY! The South Street Seaport Museum presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience, a fun-filled hour-long experience complete with an interactive puppet show, activities, and the opportunity to take a picture with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from November 29 through December 29, 2019 with three performances on select dates at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are $25 (children under one are $5 with accompanying paid adult ticket) and are available via the Museum website at or directly from OvationTix at
South Street Seaport Museum : 213 Water Street
Open: 09/06/19- Close: 06/01/20 The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2019-2020 Season
The Theater at the 14th Street Y 

Announces 2019-2020 Season


The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village with the 2019-20 Season from September 6, 2019 through June 2020. All productions are chosen through a submission process and the curated season is co-presented by the Theater at the 14th Street Y. From a wide range of artists the season is a deliberate program of artistic discourse around the theme of Life and Death.


Highlights of the season include:

14th Street Theater : 344 East 14th Street
Open: 12/07/19- Close: 12/15/19 Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi
Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 7-15, 2019   "Book fast. This is a popular show." - The New Yorker   "A new holiday tradition" - The New York Times   "Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural storyteller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." - The New York Times   Video Preview - Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi from December 7-15, 2019, with performances Saturday, December 7 and 14 at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm; Sunday, December 8 and 15 at 2:30pm and 4pm; Friday, December 13 at 6:30pm   Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue
Open: 09/05/19- Close: 12/15/19 Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2019 Season
Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the

Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2019 Season



New commissions by Machine Dazzle and Caroline ShawRotunda performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Roomful of Teeth, and Caleb Teicher and Ben FoldsTheatrical first looks at Joe Iconis, Theresa Rebeck, and Erica Schmidt featuring Peter DinklageDance previews featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet West, National Ballet of Canada, and Washington BalletBehind-the-scenes glimpses of the Metropolitan Opera's Akhnaten and Porgy and

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue