Send 2018 out with a bang this weekend, and check out one (or more!) of these super fun family events. Celebrate Kwanzaa at this annual festival, create your own winter wonderlands at this workshop, or you can strap on your skates and roll to your heart’s content at this skate extravaganza. Scroll on for the rest of our event picks!

Photo: Carolina Cabanillas Photography

Downtown

Pier 17 Winterland
Skate the skyline at Winterland Rink, New York City’s only outdoor rooftop ice rink. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and East River, this unique day-to-night venue captures the magic of winter downtown. Enjoy the thrill of skating this holiday season, and take part in a host of festive winter programming. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Mickey: the True Original Exhibition
Celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture. This immersive experience is inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his consistent impact on the arts and creativity in all its forms. Guests will have the chance to explore the 16,000 square-foot exhibition featuring both historic and contemporary work from renowned artists. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

Winter Recess Fashion Camp for Kids
Join The Fashion Class for a day of sewing, crafting, art, design and more! Children ages 6-12 years old will spend their day sewing a real garment or accessory, designing fashion, making amazing fashion accessories and so much more. Fri. Event Details.

Uptown

Angelina Ballerina Holiday
When a mix-up prevents the pageant from going on, Angelina and her friends must use their creativity to save the show. By working together, Angelina, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Marco, and Angelina’s little sister, Polly, discover the true spirit of the holidays. It’s not about things you receive, but the holiday cheer you share. With dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone’s holiday season! Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Winter Wonderland: Snow Globes
Explore images from the collection depicting scenes of New York City during winter time. Make your own New York City-inspired snow globe to celebrate winter and display in your home. The sky’s the limit! Fri. Event Details.

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Kwanzaa 2018
The festival features a local artisan marketplace. Black Comics Collective hosts a live-drawing performance inspired by the seven principles and Oyu Oro performs music and dance from Afro-Cuban traditions. Kwanzaa is hosted by Linda H. Humes, scholar and storyteller. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

10th Annual Celebrate Kwanzaa
Over five days of culture and fun, you will learn about this African-American holiday and explore Kwanzaa’s seven principles through storytelling, performances, workshops and more. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Roll-a-rama Family Skate Extravaganza
Roll-a-rama Family Skate Extravaganza is a roller skating extravaganza that the whole family will love! Each event includes a rad mix of contemporary and retro tunes, a red carpet where you can take fabulous roller disco glam photos, and more. Sat. Event Details.

Queens

Remake the Holidays 2018
Families bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let’s find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park. Fri. Event Details.

All Aboard With Thomas & Friends
Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure. In Thomas’ Budding Adventure, kids will help Thomas discover the steps to growing a beautiful garden. Make sure to have a professional photo taken with the Really Useful Engine to capture the special day! Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson