Who says festivals are just for summer? We have a few just for you, plus more awesome picks for your weekend fun! Enjoy everything winter at this annual carnival, learn about birthdays around the world at this festival, or celebrate NYC at this cultural festival. Rather keep it low key this weekend? Scroll for even more of our top event picks!

Photo: Children’s Museum of the Arts


Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games
Head into the museum, get warm, and celebrate winter as you learn and play Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Diverse games include Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, the Olympic high kick, hoop throwing, and other fun activities. Sat. Event Details.

Celebrating Life Around the World!
Every person in the world has a birthday. But, birthdays are not celebrated the same way around the world. Take your little ones on a trip to explore the different customs and traditions of birthdays in other countries. It will be a fun, multicultural experience filled with storytelling, songs, games, and crafts. Sat. Event Details.

New York City Cultural Festival
This cultural festival celebrating New York City will have workshops and performances inspired by New York artists and the city’s diverse neighborhoods. The spirit of the legendary Savoy Ballroom will fill the museum with an interactive dance presentation by The Harlem Swing Dance Society, too. Sun. Event Details.


Saturday Art Workshops: Vintage Selfies
Edvard Munch was not only a prodigious photographer, but also an early master of the selfie. In this workshop, you’ll try fun self-photography experiments with manual techniques. Sat. Event Details.

The New York Times Travel Show
Travel smarter, with globe-trottting tips from a huge variety of experts, plus special deals and offers. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world’s most delicious destinations and enjoy activities and demonstrations for the whole family. Fri-Sun. Event Details.

Winter Carnival
Now in its 4th year, at the Winter Carnival you can learn curling and broomball, take skating lessons, dance at Silent Disco, and much more. The Ice Castle will be back on the Fountain Terrace for photo ops, you can take the chill off at the Warming Lodge, and the Outdoor Winter Brew House will offer beer, glühwein, and comfort food for purchase, as well as host live music and trivia contests. Fri-Sun. Event Details.


Kids’ Night Out: S’mores Saturday Night
The night will start with a hot pizza dinner, followed by a camp themed scavenger hunt, and a very special activity with Coach Anthony in the gym – Parkour! The evening ends in true KNO fashion with a delicious dessert. Sat. Event Details.

Best of Family Music Concert
This “Best of Family” music concert will feature kid-hop artists Alphabet Rockers, Amazon Music artist Lisa Loeb, three-time GRAMMY nominated Justin Roberts, and Symphony Space favorite Gustafer Yellowgold (Morgan Taylor). Kenny Curtis, from SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live will emcee the show. Sat. Event Details.


Rock and Roll Playhouse: The Music of Michael Jackson!
Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. Sun. Event Details.


Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs
Bugs are all around us! Explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and hunting for bug homes in the Woodland. Sat. Event Details.

Spooktacular: Monster Metropolis
For the past seven years, the Museum’s second floor galleries have been transformed into a super spooky space for the most fun-filled and distinct costume party of the year. Spooktacular is always an afternoon full of exciting performances, live music, face-painting, art-making, scavenger hunts, raffle prizes, and tasty treats for all ages! Sat. Event Details.

Is your family adventurous in the winter or do you prefer to rock it indoors? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson