Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

New Year's Week + Weekend Roundup

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you're enjoying a fantastic holiday break! I went four whole days without cracking open my laptop -- our break has been replete with entertaining, ninja baking, dear friends, and delicious food! I'm going to continue to take it easy this week but wanted to take a moment to share a New Year's week mashup of events for the upcoming week + weekend. Enjoy, and also be sure to check out Asha and my favorite podcast episodes of 2015!

December 28: A sensory-friendly performance of The Pirate Princess (Cambridge)

December 28: Make some Star Wars inspired crafts (Easton)

December 28-29: Sing along with The Sound of Music (Arlington)

December 28-30: Puppet show performances of The Frog Prince and Other Frogs (Brookline)

December 28-31: Learn how animals adapt during winter, enjoy winter-themed crafts, and more during school vacation week at the zoo (Boston)

December 28- 31: The Ecotarium has My Place in Space all set for Winter Break, allowing imaginations to soar to outer space (Worcester)

December 28-January 1: The USS Constitution Museum has interactive exhibits and crafts designed to keep kids busy and learning (Boston)

December 28-January 3: The MFA also has families covered during December Vacation Week (Boston)

December 28-January 3: Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove (Boston)

December 28-January 3: Make crafts using boxes, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows (Easton)

December 28-January 3: Old Sturbridge Village welcomes vacationing students with a wide range of crafts and outdoor activities (Sturbridge)

December 29: Enjoy a nature-themed scavenger hunt (Stoneham)

December 29: Roleplay surviving in the woodlands of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (Topsfield)

December 29-30: Marble runs made with emerging engineering skills bring lots of fun at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

December 30: The library comes to Chill On Park for a December story hour -- cookies will be served (Boston)

December 30: Meet the Ice Queen, Ice Princess, and Ice Master inside Santa's Castle at Zoolights (Stoneham)

December 30: Build a birdfeeder with your child and learn about the birds that might visit (Topsfield)

December 30: Take in a free viewing of Shaun the Sheep (Waltham)

December 31: Bessie's New Years Eve Pajama Dance Party helps kids count down to 12 (that's noon, not midnight) (Acton)

December 31: A parade, magic show, fire spinning, cookie decorating, films, and more at Beverly's New Year (Beverly)

December 31: More activities than we could list during First Night (Boston)

December 31: Ring in a Happy Noon Year at the Children's Museum, make fun hats and watch the ball drop (Boston)

December 31: There's an all day New Year's Eve celebration with magic shows, activities, games, crafts and more (Easton)

December 31: Kid favorites like Josh & the Jamtones and Karen K & the Jitterbugs appear at Jammin' New Year’s 2016, and there are tons of other fun activities  (Wellesley)

December 31: Fancy hats, a ginger ale toast, puppet shows, and more at this Countdown to "Midnight" (Wenham)

December 31: Celebrate Noon Year's Eve at the Ecotarium with faux-champagne, a dance party, time capsules and more (Worcester)

December 31-January 3: A puppet performance of Peter and the Wolf (Brookline)

January 1: First Friday Nights are always free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

January 1: Enjoy the annual First Day Hike in the Blue Hills Reservation (Milton)

January 1: First Day ACA is a free event with great music, acrobats, and art making (Watertown)

January 2: Take on everyday engineering with a fun pasta challenge (Acton)

January 2: Learn all about the eastern coyote and search for signs of the predator and its prey (Topsfield)

January 2: Owls and Art: Bringing the Magic of Art & Nature Together helps children learn and create (Topsfield)

January 2-3: Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance comes to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium (Lowell)

January 3: Explore the history and tradition of Three Kings' Day (Boston)

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