You’ll love the events we’ve found for you this weekend. Aspiring artists will enjoy learning all about surrealism at the Morgan Library and Museum. You can enjoy a Cavemen concert with your kids at Brooklyn Bowl or see a unique bilingual musical performance of Cinderella. And don’t forget this Sunday is Chinese New Year. You can celebrate the Year of the Snake with all kinds of events (find a full list here) including a delicious dumpling making workshop and rocket building program at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. And don’t forget Valentine’s Day is coming soon. The whole family can celebrate with a kid-friendly dance party with Baby Loves Disco or you can find plenty of other card-crafting, sweet-baking fun events to spread the love in our full list of NYC Valentine’s Day Events.
Surrealism 101 for Families
Automatic drawing, frottage, collage, decalcomania, collaborative chance drawing, oh my! This Morgan Library program introduces the playful side of Surrealism as you explore the different techniques of this art style through game, creative projects and viewing the exhibits pieces from Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp and more. Sat., 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Midtown. $6 adults, $2 children. Ages 6 and older. Event details.
Baby Loves Disco Valentine’s Day Party
Boogie down with bum shufflin’ cuties, diaper-wearing tots, dance-crazy preschoolers and other parents at a nightclub turned child-proof disco for the annual Valentine’s Day Disco afternoon party. You’ll have fun socializing outside the usual playground scene and your kids will go home exhausted! Sun., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Greenwich Village. $20 each or 4 for $55, non-walkers are free. Ages 6 months – 7 years. Event details.
Dumpling Making Workshop
Get your hands dirty in the kitchen with your kids at this special Museum of Chinese in America event. Once you learn how to make the Chinese appetizers yourself, you’ll head on over to the nearby Red Egg restaurant where you’ll get to nosh on those very same handmade dumplings along with other festive and celebratory foods. Fri., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Chinatown. $60 for 1 adult and 1 child; $100 for family of 4; $20 for additional guest. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
Cinderella / Cenicienta
You know the story of Cinderella, and your kids probably do too. But this bilingual musical version of the classic fairytale will renew everyone’s interest and beyond enjoying a theater performance, your children might pick up some Spanish language skills in the process. Sat., 3:00 pm. Lower East Side. $15-$18. All ages. Event details.
Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl
Kidrockers and Brooklyn Bowl have teamed up to present a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring some of NYC’s finest new bands. Today’s show features Caveman. Kidrockers is an opportunity for kids and parents to discover artists and get to see them play live in a fun, safe and comfortable environment. Plus, there is bowling and food. Sun., 11:30 am. Williamsburg. $8 per person, $20 for four in advance. Ages 3 to 13. Event details.
Kaboom Chinese New Year
Celebrate the Chinese New Year by learning about the ancient Chinese invention of rockets. Kids will learn Newton’s laws of motion and the basics of propulsion before blasting off. Sun., 1:30 pm. Crown Heights. Free with museum admission. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
What holiday is your family celebrating this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
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