Where: The Flea Theater, 41 White St., Tribeca
When: 9 to 10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
The highly interactive theater experience has audience members, along with actors, face some artistic versions of emergency situations — and then react. Scenarios include a simulated rainstorm, so you’ll want to wear that poncho they give you. Tickets are $15 - $35.
Where: 42nd Street Entertainment Center, 234 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen
When: 10 a.m., Friday through Monday
Film aficionados who attend one of the festival dates will get a chance to watch student films from all over the world. You can also catch panel discussions on topics related to filmmaking. The festival will also include a “college fair” where guests can chat with representatives from more than 30 film schools. Tickets range from $24.99 to $99.
Friday, Jan. 1
Where: Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth St., NoHo
When: 2 to 5 p.m.
The Merchant’s House Museum carries on one of Old New York’s most storied traditions of paying calls to family and friends on the first day of the year to renew, revive and reaffirm friendships. Visitors will get tours of the house and be treated to 19th-century readings about the city’s long-ago celebrations. A holiday raffle will be drawn at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, or $10 for members.
Where: Dairy Visitor Center, mid-park between 64th and 65th streets
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Central Park’s signature tour will give participants an insider’s look at the most iconic features of the park, including the Dairy, the Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace.
Saturday, Jan. 2
Where: David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
When: 8 p.m.
Joshua Bell and the New York Philharmonic will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and three works by Sibelius.
Where: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., Hell's Kitchen
When: Saturday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Fan Yang, the man who holds the record for largest soap bubble ever blown, will display his bubble-blowing talents at New World Stages this weekend. The show is an “interactive” one that includes “fantastic light effects, lasers and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.” Tickets are $31.
Sunday, Jan. 3
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Families will have the chance to explore imaginative scenes in the “Unorthodox” exhibition and then create their own magical paintings in the museum’s studio. Free with museum admission.
Where: The People’s Improv Theater, 123 E. 24th St., Gramercy
When: 6:30 p.m.
While you’re still sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, dust off your improv ambitions and get some cheapo practice with the faculty of the People’s Improv Theater. Tickets are $5.
These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Lisha Arino, Emily Frost, Gustavo Solis, Maya Rajamani, Noah Hurowitz, Danielle Tcholakian, Irene Plagianos, Carolina Pichardo and Shaye Weaver.