Another winter weekend is here and it’s full of fun things to do with the kids! Go sledding in the Bronx at this annual Winterfest, celebrate our first President’s birthday at this special ball in his honor, or catch the first weekend of this super popular STEAM fest on the Intrepid. Scroll down for more of our top event picks!

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Downtown

MOCACREATE: What’s Cookin’?
Using colored pencils, yarn, and 3-D elements, dream up and draw an illustrated menu of family recipes and your own culinary creations to share with friends and family. Sat. Event Details. 

Prime Suspects: the Anatomy of Integers
Experience mathematics like never before with this unique graphic novel.  When the Mathematical Sciences Investigation team autopsies Arnie Integer and Daisy Permutation, the victims of two seemingly unrelated homicides, they discover extraordinary and unexpected similarities. Sun. Event Details. 

Midtown

The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl, the iconic story by Hans Christian Anderson comes to life in this brand new musical adaptation set to a contemporary score filled with soaring melodies. Sat.-Sun. Event Details. 

Intrepid Kids Week 2020
Enjoy live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances and so much more! Children of all ages and interests will learn more about STEAM through activities and demonstrations designed to educate and inspire. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Yeti Set Snow
An original story and production from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Fri.-Sun. Event Details. 

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Stevens Puppets: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This classic tale is brought to life in a fresh new setting told with hand-carved wooden marionettes. In an enchanted Alaskan forest, a family of bears encounter a golden-haired trespasser, who learns from them about respect, kindness, humility, and forgiveness. Sat. Event Details. 

Washington’s Birthday Ball
In honor of President’s Day, celebrate the birthday of our nation’s first president as New Yorkers did in the 19th century. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances and encourage everyone to join in. Festivities include toasts to George Washington and historic refreshments, including Washington cake.  Museum tour and a family scavenger hunt are also included. Sun. Event Details. 

Brooklyn

Irina Kolesnikova in Swan Lake
Legendary Russian prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova and the globally lauded St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre make their US debut in this classic tale. Sun. Event Details. 

Farmhouse Family Day
Light up your winter days with a cozy Family Day at the Wyckoff House Museum. Explore forms of light from the Colonial era, and crafting your own tin lanterns to use at home. While you’re there, enjoy toys and games, explore historic crafts and objects, and of course, take a tour of New York’s oldest house! Sat. Event Details.

Queens

Kids Valentines Day Silent Disco Brunch
Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family? Look no further! Kids will have an awesome silent disco dance party, while you enjoy a boozy brunch with your special someone. Sat. Event Details.

Multicultural Celebration
The Central Astoria LDC proudly presents a “Multicultural Celebration” event featuring carnevale and traditional music and dance performances from Italy, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, Mexico, Ireland, and a group representing the countries of the Caribbean. Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Bronx Winterfest
Enjoy a full day of winter activities like sledding, hockey, workshops, dance performances, arts and crafts, and more! Sat. Event Details. 

 

–Jesseca Stenson

 

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