Visiting hours begin The new New Museum opens this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 235 Bowery (newmuseum.org). Admission is free the first 30 hours. Sculpture by Isa Genzken, part of the inaugural exhibit, Unmonumental.
Advent FairActivities and programs for all ages including origami, wreath making, sing-alongs and more. Sun., Dec. 2 at 1pm. TRINITY CHURCH, 74 Trinity Place, 2nd floor Dining Room, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602-0755. www.trinitywallstreet.org. Free.
Childrens Chanukah PartyJoin CBST, New York Citys synagogue for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews, families and friends, for a family Chanukah celebration. Make a menorah, spin the dreidel and eat some latkes & jelly donuts. Sun., Dec. 9 from 2-4pm. CONGREGATION BETH SIMCHAT TORAH, 57 Bethune St., bet Washington & West Sts. RSVP at www.cbst.org. $15 per family in advance, $20 at the door. Please bring an article of new or gently used warm outerwear to donate to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religions Soup kitchen.
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and MarleyTheater at Trinity presents their annual reading of Israel Horovitzs adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley. All ages. Sun., Dec. 16 at 1pm. TRINITY CHURCH, 74 Trinity Place, 2nd floor Dining Room, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602-0755. www.trinitywallstreet.org. Free.
Flutterbox Childrens ConcertNeill C. Furio and Janine Nichols perform fun and playful songs for families. Sat., Dec. 1 from 2-3pm. Presented by Roulette. Takes place at 20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand St. 212-219-8242. $15, $10 students.
Goodnight MoonBunnys imagination is never at rest. Before his head hits the pillow, he must say goodnight to everything in the room, but with each goodnight, something comes to life. Adapted from Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Sat. & Sun., thru Dec. 9 at 12 & 2pm. MANHATTAN CHILDRENS THEATRE, 52 White St., bet Broadway & Church St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. Ages 4+. $20, $15 kids & seniors.
Little Red Riding HoodThe Society of the Educational Arts presents everyones favorite hooded heroine in a fantastical world with a fresh array of characters that come to life. Sat., Dec. 1 & 15 at 3pm. TEATRO SEA, Los Kabayitos Puppet & Childrens Theatre, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Floor, bet Rivington & Delancey. $15, $12.50 kids.
Menorah LightingArt, music, menorah projects, and fun for the entire family. Come light the candles as a downtown community with JCP, Synagogue for the Arts, Tribeca Hebrew and Battery Park Synagogue. Sun., Dec. 9 from 10:30am - 1:30pm. Takes place at PS 234, Corner of Chambers & Greenwich. $45 family, $15 adult, $10 child.
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little KidAdapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive winter play for kids blends technology, music and live performance. Ages 4+. Dec. 7-22; Fri. at 7pm; Sat. at 2 & 4pm and Sun. at 2pm. AXIS THEATRE, One Sheridan Square, just off 7th Ave. 212-352-3101. www.AxisCompany.org. $10, $5 kids.
Tales of My Life and My People, Sho NuffMichael D. McCarty will share personal, historical and folk stories of Black history and culture as well as stories from his life. Ages 6+. Sun., Dec. 2 at 3pm. THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE, 133 MacDougal St., just south of Washington Square Park. 212-998-5867. $5, children free.