Banish cabin fever with one of these awesome family friendly weekend events! Marvel at the remarkable feats and athletes in this circus, step outside of your comfort zone and tackle climbing as a family, or catch a screening (or three) at this renowned children’s film festival. But there’s so much more. Keep scrolling to see the rest of our top event picks!

Photo: Shanghai Circus 


Erin Lee at Saturday Morning Show
Celebrate all the wonders of winter in this sing-along, sneeze-along when Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band visit Saturday Morning Show. They’ll be singing (and sneezing) favorite songs about the snowy season – nice and cozy, indoors. Featuring quirky tunes about sleds, sneezes and hand-me-down snowsuits, it’s the perfect way to stay warm on a winter’s morning! Sat. Event Details. 

New Shanghai Circus
Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. Sun. Event Details. 


Dodgen Chamber Orchestra
The Dodgen Middle School Chamber Orchestra from Marietta, Georgia is on their 2019 Performance Tour to New York. It is made up of a select group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who performed in the 2011 and 2015 G.M.E.A. In-Service Conferences. You don’t want to miss a performance from this talented Middle School. Fri. Event Details. 


Family Saturdays
Join New York City Ballet for an interactive presentation featuring excerpts from the NYCB repertory performed by Company dancers and members of the NYCB Orchestra. Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer and Family Saturdays Creative Director, hosts the program, offering insight on choreography, music, and dancers. Sat. Event Details. 

Doppelskope: “The Amazing Story Machine”
In this delightful puppetry romp, the Grimm family is on the verge of presenting their cutting-edge new Story Machine, which runs on steam and dreams. When their contraption unexpectedly malfunctions, they have to invent a new way of storytelling on the spot, using puppets and ongoing help from the audience. Sat. Event Details. 

Family Climbing Day
Families are invited to try the growing sport of rock climbing! Learn about the different disciplines within rock climbing, and get a taste for each with help from staff! Sun. Event Details. 


New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival
In its 22nd year, the Festival is a leading authority on intelligent, insightful, and creative options for viewers of all ages, and will present four weekends of short and feature films, panels with visiting filmmakers, interactive VR experiences, and more—spanning a diverse array of styles, themes, and subject matter—carefully curated for a new generation of discerning filmgoers. Fri.-Sun. Event Details. 

Family Fun With Suzi Shelton
Join NYC family performer Suzi Shelton along with percussionist Abigail Levin as she returns to her favorite theatre in Brooklyn for a monthly heart-warming family show. Sip on a coffee or Bloody Mary while your little one delights in the show, and then head next door to the Jalopy Tavern for brunch. Sun. Event Details. 


Bugging Out
Bugs are all around us! Explore the world of bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and searching for bug homes in the Woodland. Fri. Event Details. 


Family Art Project
Primarily using African wax fabric and incorporating other assorted materials and objects, participants create mixed-media portraits in tribute to loved ones—and as a celebration of ourselves. Sat.-Sun. Event Details. 

Staten Island

Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Pig! Play a traditional bamboo pole game with the Vietnam Heritage Center. Sun. Event Details. 

–Jesseca Stenson