February may be a short month, but it’s definitely not short on fun. Kick off mid-winter recess with this annual kids week, take a drive to experience this ultimate family concert, or see this classic movie in a whole new way. And that’s just the beginning. Scroll down to see the rest of our top event picks!

Photo: Erika Kapin Photography

Downtown

Indoor Open Play
City Treehouse offers drop-in play in a nature-themed indoor play area that includes a two-story treehouse, fiber optic star cave, soft play studio and the largest indoor water play area in New York City. Fri. Event Details. 

New Year Family Festival
Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with arts & crafts, and dance performances, teaching artist demonstrations, storytelling, and much more family fun! Sat. Event Details. 

Midtown

Intrepid Museum’s Kids Week
Kids Week is back at the Intrepid Museum—and moving full STEAM ahead! Science, technology, engineering, arts, math and FUN take center stage at the Intrepid Museum. Visitors will enjoy animal shows, performances, science demonstrations, maker space activities and more! Sun. Event Details. 

Uptown

Queer Kid Stuff Live
Raise your rainbow flag and bring your little ones for LGBTQ+ songs and stories! While free, this event is ticketed, so be sure to get yours before all spots are gone. Sun. Event Details. 

Brooklyn

Hopalong Andrew
Hopalong Andrew adapts the classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. He performs as a rollicking 1-man band, bringing his guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit. He’ll get everybody to sing along, dance along, play along, and have an all-Americana good time.  Fri. Event Details. 

Lil Hawk Movie Screening
Enjoy a wild, imaginative adaptation of Roald Dahl’s essential novel, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which remains a childhood classic to this day. Sat.-Sun. Event Details. 

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34th New York Sword Dance Festival
The 34th Annual New York Sword Dance Festival offers a weekend of free family-friendly performances of an ancient English folk tradition interpreted for a new generation. Sat.-Sun. Event Details. 

Queens

Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzalez
This family performance by master storyteller-performer David Gonzalez is a rhymed verse spin on the classic fairy tale with live music and image projections that create a magical multimedia world in which our beautiful (and funky) princess is awakened by true love’s kiss… or not. Sat. Event Details. 

Little Makers: Cornstarch Chemistry
Kids explore the chemistry of cornstarch by squishing, mushing and sculpting it during this drop-in workshop. Sun. Event Details. 

Bronx

The Great Backyard Bird Count
This global “citizen science” research project engages bird watchers of all ages in helping to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Using smartphone apps and official, field-data forms, track and record the birds in Wave Hill’s backyard, guided by naturalist Gabriel Willow. Sat. Event Details. 

Worth the Drive

KIDZ BOP Live
KIDZ BOP Live Tour is the ultimate family concert experience with the most ambitious stage design and choreography to date. Fri. Event Details. 

The Lion Guard
Based on Disney Junior’s hit series The Lion Guard, the exhibition takes guests on an adventure through the Pride Lands, the magnificent kingdom first introduced in The Lion King. Kids will be inspired to protect the Circle of Life, train in the Lion Guard’s secret lair, explore the power of teamwork by going on special missions, and learn about the African savanna and the animals that live there. Sat. Event Details. 

–Jesseca Stenson