It can be hard to keep the kiddies entertained on these long winter weekends, but don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you! Travel back in time to a Hamilton themed family party, stop by the Inventgenuity Festival for some hands on science fun or check out the winter wonderland show, Snowkus Pocus, filled with circus performances and acrobatics. We’ve got even more ways to have fun despite the cold, read on for all of our picks.
Photo: Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival
Hamilton Themed Family Party
If you feel like splurging for a cause, your fam can celebrate all things Hamilton at this benefit party. Families will take over the museum for a private event for the afternoon and dig into the past. Try fun historical activities, meet Alexander Hamilton and friends, and enjoy delicious food. Sat. Event details.
The Big Family Quiz Thing
Put on your smarty pants for this family-friendly multimedia quiz show spectacular. The Big Quiz Thing brings a ridiculous amount of fun to Symphony Space for an afternoon of fast and funny team trivia with quizmaster extraordinaire Noah Tarnow. Team up to show off your knowledge of topics ranging from history, sports, art, animals, geography, pop culture, and more. And there will be loads of great prizes! Sun. Event details.
Octavitas: Puerto Rican Celebration
Close out the holiday season with a celebration of Octavitas, one of the final celebrations of the Puerto Rican holiday season. Learn about traditions including parrandas or asaltos (caroling) to join in the singing and dancing. Enjoy special snacks of Puerto Rican cuisine while you decorate a holiday craft to take home with you! Sun. Event details.
CirKiz, A Cool Kid’s Dance Party
So you feel too old or too tired (or both) to go out clubing these days… Well now you can hit the club during the day with your little ones, at a CirKiz dance party designed for the next generation of electronic music fans. Kids can take dance and DJ lessons, party with an LED Robot, and light the room up at the glow station. Enjoy a free snack bar, water for the kids and a cash bar for the older folks. There are no strollers allowed inside so plan ahead. Sun. Event details.
Disco Get Down
Get ready to get down! Dress in your disco best for a night of indoor roller skating. You and the kiddies can enjoy a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Skates will be provided or you can bring your own. RSVP is recommended. Fri. Event details.
This snow show will melt your heart! A winter wonderland tale told through dazzling cirque, ballet, and acrobatics that will amaze, inspire and enchant the imagination of the young and young at heart. After being confined indoors due to an approaching blizzard, Brianna’s dampened spirit turns to joy as she enters an enchanted winter wonderland. In this magical world she encounters the North Wind, a man of many moods, the wily and wicked Jack Frost, the elegant Snow Queen, and the charming Metamorphina, Meta for short, who is ever-changing. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Drop Your Kids of to Party at Seussville
Your little book worm’s favorite stories come to life as they explore Seussville, run relay races with Thing 1 and Thing 2, Play Sam I Am Says!, create their own fantastic Seuss-inspired characters and help Horton save the Whos! The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham…the children will experience them all! The night will culminate with a delightful dance party in Whoville! And of course, a delicious dinner will be served, so make sure to plan a little dinner date of your own! Fri. Event details.
2017 Inventgenuity Festival
Bring your creative little ones out to Beam Center’s festival for hands on fun with art, science and most importantly imagination. Your little innovators will enjoy hands-on learning, technology-integrated crafts, and a site specific, community built, collaborative project. After this day, your kids really will believe learning is fun! Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities. Sun. Event details.
Winter Family Program: Winter Trees
Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean your family can’t spend a day in the garden. Bundle up and spend an afternoon learning all about trees. Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft to take home. Sat. Event details.
How will your family enjoy the weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.