Enjoy an entire evening of FREE concerts and dance performances, arts and crafts for the kids, samplings from more than 30 top NYC restaurants Monday, Dec. 2nd, at the 14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square. It all begins at 5:30 pm with a tree lighting ceremony and continues at various spots on the Upper West Side, including Time Warner Center, and in special tents set up on Broadway between 62nd and 64th Streets.
The evening begins with a performance by Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell accompanied by Rosie’s Theater Kids, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars, Bond Street Theatre’s Shinbone Alley Stilt Walking Band, and Channel 7′s Sade Baderinwa for the holiday tree lighting ceremony at 5:30pm at the main stage in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street.
Winter’s Eve’s Kids’ Central will be located at the American Bible Society (Broadway & 61st Street) and will feature three free musical and dance performances by GRAMMY nominated Brooklyn-based children’s band The Pop Ups, who will be rocking Kids’ Central with their colorful cast of original puppets. Activities at Kids’ Central include face painting and temporary tattoos hosted by the West Side YMCA, a holiday card workshop with New York Society for Ethical Culture, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes (while they last!), and Voice Painter, which allows young people to create amazing paintings with their voices just by talking, singing or making funny noise into a microphone.
Additional family entertainment includes -
- Jack Frost presented by Big Apple Circus performing sing-a-longs, juggling acts and many other interactive games
- ice sculpting outside Time Warner Center and on Columbus Avenue between 65th & 66th Streets by Okamoto Ice Studio.
- Dance to the sounds of the XYLOPHOLKS, a dynamic group of musicians who mostly play novelty ragtime music from the 1920′s while wearing furry animal costumes located at 62nd & Broadway
- next door at TD Bank little ones can enjoy craft making.
- Step out, warm up, and dance till you drop at the Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party on Broadway and 61st Street with Renowned DJ David Chang, Arthur Murray Dancers and energizer, dancer leader Bryant “Drew” Andrews.
- Meet PBS Kids/THIRTEEN characters Curious George and Daniel Tiger outside the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center – Broadway and 66th Street.
- The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present three free screenings of Miracle on 34th Street – a family favorite and holiday classic returning to the big screen exclusively on Winter’s Eve! Whether you watch it every year or want to enjoy it for the first time, the Academy Award-winning Miracle on 34th Street is a must-see for all ages. Join the Film Society for this beloved classic and enjoy delicious popcorn from indie food and wine free of charge! The screenings will take place at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam at 3:30pm, 5:30pm & 7:30pm. Doors open 15 minutes before each performance.
- a chance to visit with SantaClaus