Celebrating the holidays with art: Design-forward events for kids this weekend in NYC!

The holidays bring all kinds of fun and festive activities for kids to New York City, and we are always on the lookout for ones that combine our passion for art, design, and culture.  This weekend we are eloping  three NYC holiday events that are sure to enchant kids of all ages.  

Image from elenis.com

Image from elenis.com

For the next two weekends (December 14-15 and 21-22, 2013) Eleni's Chelsea Market Store will be hosting a Gingerbread House Workshop--a wonderful opportunity for you and your little one to let your inner architect loose while taste-testing Eleni's yummy holiday cookies! Each one hour session is $75 and features Eleni's Color Me! Edible Gingerbread House (one of Oprah's favorite things this year!) Tickets can be bought online.  While you're there, be sure to check out all the delightfully decorated cookie collections--we're obsessed! 

Image from guggenheim.org

Image from guggenheim.org

The Guggenheim New York presents a special performance of Peter and the Woolf narrated and directed by designer Isaac Mizrahi (December 7-15, 2013).  George Manahan conducts the Julliard Ensemble, and a special cast performs a new dance by choreographer John Heginbotham to bring this classic tale to life.  

Image from nyhistory.org

Image from nyhistory.org

The New York Historical Society's annual Historical Train Weekend (December 14-15, 2013) celebrates the history of railroad with kids ages 3-6.  Conductor Bob leads the event with storytelling and children are invited to make their own train engine or caboose.  We're personally psyched to check out the exhibit "Batteries Not Included," which highlights nineteenth and twentieth century toys from the NYHS's permanent collection.  

What are you doing to celebrate art, design, and the holidays with your little ones this year? Tweet us @kindermodern