Experience the sounds of the city this weekend with one of these awesome musically-themed events! Find out more about Timbalooloo, step to the beat at Stam-pede, or watch your favorites perform at this all-ages music showcase.

Bonus: Honor Dr. King by volunteering at this day of service, participating at this commemorative march, or by visiting this museum’s three-day I Have A Dream Celebration. Looking for more? Scroll on for more of our top event picks!

Photo: Joshua Bright


Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo Celebration Concert
Timbalooloo is celebrating the opening of its first flagship location designed especially for young children and their families: Timbalooloo SoHo Space! Join them for a full-band Timbalooloo family concert at City Winery followed by a parade one block down the street to Timbalooloo SoHo for a ribbon cutting and reception! Sat. Event Details.

Family Fun: Unexpected Painting!
Families create hands-on art projects inspired by discussion and activities in the galleries. This month, visit artworks by artist Laura Owens and learn how she uses experimental techniques to reimagine what painting can be! Then make your own artwork with your family. Sat. Event Details.

Mayers Consulting All-Ages Music Showcase
This eclectic, modern and diverse roster of artists is carefully curated for the youth and family audience from interactive multi-media shows to a variety of genres including pop, rock, folk, jazz, comedy and world music. Sun. Event Details.


Studio PSK: Polyphonic Playground
This multi-component exhibition features interactive installations, immersive environments, and performing objects that explore how the ephemeral and abstract nature of sound is made material. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Puffs the Play
PUFFS, the Harry Potter spoof, is a fast-moving, colorful comedy where the jokes are fast-paced and the joy of the story all boils down to victory by ones least expected to win. Sun. Event Details.


Rise and Ride the Holiday Express
Does your little one need their train fix early in the day? Take over the beloved exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, read fun train tales, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, available for purchase from the Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar. Fri. Event Details.

Stam-pede at Symphony Space
From lively Irish dance to innovative body percussion, and from mesmerizing tap dance to delightful clogging, this impressive collection of companies offers something for everyone who loves the power and precision of percussive dance. Sun. Event Details.


I Have a Dream Celebration
Honor the life and legacy of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Families will celebrate themes of diversity, equality, freedom, and resistance through workshops, story times, a kid’s march, and so much more. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.


Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations
In Herbals Creations, participants will learn about the various medicinal, culinary, and practical uses of herbs. Kids will get to make an herbal tea bag, plant an herb to take home, and take a stroll through the Herb Garden. Sat. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Freedom Quilting Bee
Create your own brilliant, improvisational compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric, just for the joy of it and to honor Dr. King’s birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

All Aboard with Thomas and Friends
Join Thomas on a fun-filled, sing-along performance, Thomas’ Budding Adventure, where kids will help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden! Be sure to bring your camera to capture the special day. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Orange County

Worth the Drive: Dancing Lance’s Family Hoedown
Lance will teach you all you need to know to enjoy this evening of American folk dance including favorites like the Virginia Reel, Cotton Eyed Joe, and many more. Pull on your boots and come promenade with the entire family. Sun. Event Details.

What’s your go-to indoor activity? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson