December Music, Dance and Holiday Fun for Families at The 92nd Street Y, New York

December Music, Dance and Holiday Fun for Families at The 92nd Street Y

***In Person***
Fri, Dec 1, 5:30 pm, from $35

The holiday season kicks off with an extravaganza of music, glow sticks, latkes, and light! Gather ‘round to sing and share Chanukah blessings, followed by a catered dinner (kosher and nut-free), wine (for the adults!), dancing, crafts, and of course, glow sticks galore! Led by Rebecca Schoffer, Director of Jewish Family Life and Shababa. NOTE: Chanukah 2023 begins at sundown on December 7.

***In Person***
Sun, Dec 10, 11 am, from $18

This annual event is bursting with crafts, entertainment, make-your-own holiday treats, a live Chanukah Game Show, a special Chanukah Israeli folk dance performance, opportunities to give back and more.

***In Person***
Lyrics & Lyricists, Jr. | CELEBRATING SONDHEIM
Sat & Sun, Dec 9 & 10, 1:30 pm, from $20

How does a show get made? What does a lyricist do? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Lyrics & Lyricists Jr. | Celebrating Sondheim. For more than 50 years, 92NY’s beloved Lyrics & Lyricists™  series has brought audiences and legends of theater together to explore the Great American Songbook. Now, in a special new series to mark 92NY’s 150th anniversary, you can share the history and culture of Broadway with the next generation of theater connoisseurs. This 60-minute performance of Stephen Sondheim works is filled with kid-friendly showstoppers including “Giants in the Sky,” “Comedy Tonight,” “Broadway Baby,” and more. And, just like Lyrics & Lyricists , our host and cast members will share little-known secrets and inside stories from behind the productions to entrance and delight our youngest audiences and their families.

Conceived by: Megan Doyle & Jeffrey Sanzel
Book: Jeffrey Sanzel
Direction & Choreography: Megan Doyle
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

***In Person & Online***
In Person – Sat, Dec 16, 2 pm and 7 pm, from $30 / $10 students
Online – from noon Sun, Dec 17 – Wed, Dec 20. From $20 / $10 students

The Bang Group’s Nut/Cracked — not the usual holiday dance fare! Shake off the tinsel as choreographer David Parker brings tap, vaudeville, ballet, disco, contemporary dance and genre-nonconforming glee to the 92NY stage. Time Out New York  calls this playful mix of tap dances on pointe, barefoot hoofing and a bubble wrap stomp-off “a comedic deconstruction of the holiday classic” and Nut/Cracked makes Tchaikovsky’s beloved score swing with unexpected arrangements by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians.

Following the matinee, stay for a hands-on, family-friendly post-performance party as our art gallery is transformed into a winter wonderland! We’ll have treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar, a photo booth, a cash bar for the adults, and a DIY tap dance station with slip-on tap shoes so everyone can make some noise and get into the holiday swing!

Appropriate for children age 8+.

About The 92nd Street Y, New York:
The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. Now celebrating its 150th  anniversary, 92NY offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y, New York is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92NY’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit

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