Have you made it through mid-winter recess? Do you need some ideas on how to round out the week? We have you covered! Have some fun and games, read and skate in Midtown, get silly at this jazz show in Brooklyn, or take your kids on a drive to experience this maple workshop. Keep scrolling on for the rest of our top picks!

Photo: Bryant Park Read and Skate


The Magician’s Assistant
The Magician’s Assistant is a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until the Magician’s lovely Assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in the magician’s absence. The Magician’s Assistant encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies! Sun. Event Details. 

Puppetsburg Weekly Show
Puppetsburg is edgy babytainment for the new generation of parents, with cultural, educational, and lingual elements integrated into each show, as well as regular visits from celebrity puppet guests like Michael Jackson, Ai Wei Wei, and Ru Paul. Fri. Event Details.


Read-to-Skate Storytime
Join Bryant Park resident storyteller Cali Co Cat for a special Read-to-Skate StoryTime program. Free books at every event, while supply lasts! Sat. Event Details.


Winter Break Fun and Games!
Pick up an activity bag to accompany you on a child-friendly tour. Spend time in the Children’s Corner, help build a Lego model of the museum or create your own old-time newspaper advertisements. Fri-Sun. Event Details.

Kidville Upper West Side Drop Off Pajama Party
This three-hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Upper West Side includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more! Fri. Event Details.


Silly Jazz with Camille!
Dance around and sing along with popular Brooklyn Public Library performer, Camille Harris! With popular songs: “The Monster Under My Bed,” “Baby on the Subway,” “Chopsticks,” and more! Sun. Event Details.

Story Time Fridays
Story Time is geared toward 2 to 4 years old kids and their families, and there are always great stories, smiles and giggles to be had by all. Fri. Event Details.


2nd Annual Lunar New Year FUNstival
There will be a sidewalk lion dance, kung-fu demonstration, and traditional dance performances at this annual festival. Sun. Event Details.

Winter Trees Workshop
Explore and learn about winter trees and their life cycle, then create a twig pendant to take home. Pre-registration required. Fri. Event Details.

Rockland County

Worth the Drive: Maple Sugaring Workshop
Learn all about maples trees, discover what it takes to turn sap into syrup, then go outside to tap a maple tree, taste the sap that drips out, see it boiling over a fire, and then, enjoy the sweet taste of thickened maple syrup over crushed ice, accompanied, of course, by a dill pickle. Participants in this program will take home spouts for tapping as well as clear instructions for making your own maple syrup at home, from your very own tree. Sat. Event Details.


How do you keep the kids entertained on school breaks? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson