Looking for something fun to do as a family this weekend? Kick it off with free after-school cookie decorating in Tribeca on Friday. Then, pick your passion from an indie rock concert that both you and the kids will enjoy to a free winter sports fest in Central Park, plus many more great ideas below.
Winter Jam Sports Festival in Central Park
Here’s your chance to try a bunch of winter sports for free in Central Park. You can learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding, try snowshoeing, go cross-country skiing, take a Pure Barre class and more. Plus, if you have a dog, bring him along. There’s a special enclosed area for pups celebrating the Super Bowl. Sat., 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Central Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
Family Day at the Jewish Museum
Celebrate and make wearable art, get inspired by the fashion collective threeASFOUR and learn about patterns, hear Oran Etkin in concert, create a metallic painted poster and more at this special family activity filled day. Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Upper East Side. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details.
See a Live Family Quiz Show & Play Along
Whether you’re smarter than a fifth-grader or you actually are a fifth-grader, don’t miss out on this live game-show spectacular. The whole family can play along with six rounds of fast and funny multimedia trivia. From pop culture to history to sports to the undefinable: It all culminates in the buzzertastic Three-Way Finale, to determine who goes home with honor, glory and fantastic goodies from A-list prize partners (including Broadway shows, local bakeries, kid-friendly stores, and more). Sun., 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Noho. $15-20. Ages 7+. Event details.
45-Minute Hansel & Gretel for Kids
When Hansel and Gretel get lost in the woods and stumble upon a house made of gingerbread they think their bad luck has ended, but the delicious house is a wicked witch’s home. This brother and sister most work together to outsmart the witch and find their way back to their father in this made-for-kids performance. Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen. $20/adults, $15/children. Ages 4-8. Event details.
Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl
Kidrockers and Brooklyn Bowl have teamed up to present a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring some of the city’s finest all-ages bands. Today’s show features one of NYC’s most talked about unsigned bands, psych-rockers Spires. Plus TEEN, a three sister strong Brooklyn quartet. Kidrockers is an opportunity for you and your kids to discover artists and get to see them play live in a fun, safe and comfortable environment. There’s even bowling and food. Sun., 11:30 a.m. Williamsburg. $11-$13, $35 for 4-pack in advance. All ages. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Photo credit: Maryanne Ventrice