This weekend, all you and your fam are going to need are some big imaginations! Pack your overnight bag for a sleepover at the museum under the big blue whale, stretch and bend at magical yoga fit for a princess catch a flick at a film festival just for the kiddies or dress up in your favorite costumes for the Winter Spooktacular. We’ve done all the planning for you, so all you need to do is get out there and have fun!
Photo: Karma Kids Princess Yoga
Pack a Sleeping Bag for a Night at the Museum
Take your little ones on an adventure just like they’ve seen in the movies. This sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History is worth the splurge. When the doors close and the lights dim for the night, you will just be beginning your adventure. Use flashlights to make your way through exhibits, visit T. rex, watch a 3-D movie and sleep under the giant blue whale. Evening snacks and a light breakfast will be served. Must call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to reserve a spot. Fri. Event details.
Play in the Snow at Winter Jam
No matter what the weather forecast says, grab your snowsuits because today is going to be a snow day. Central Park will be making they’re very own snow for this winter sports festival. Learn to ski, snowboard, go snowshoeing or sledding, play some arctic golf, and snack on delicious food at the the Taste NY Winter Market. Sat. Event details.
Cruise Over to the New York Boat Show
Do your little one’s love boats? If the answer is yes, we’ve got just the way for your to spend your weekend. Swing by the boat show to see everything from yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft. Not only can they check out all these cool aquatic rides, but your kiddos can also hop behind the wheel of a virtual boat and take a spin and build a nautical masterpiece at the Kids’ Create-A-Boat exhibit. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Party at the Winter Carnival
Bundle up to celebrate winter in Bryant Park at their annual Winter Carnival. You and your tiny tots can enjoy ice skating, a silent disco, outdoor games, live music, a photo booth and a super cool ice castle made of translucent EverBlocks. Then swing by the warming lodge or Brew House for hot drinks and food to warm up. And don’t forget the winter village is still set up so you can even get in a little shopping. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Princess Strong Yoga
Join Elsa, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Merida as you go on an adventure to learn strength, bravery, kindness, and how helping and loving each other is what being a princess is all about! Each princess will have a challenge. Gather each castle gem to complete your crown for Coronation Day and celebrate the strength that lies within every princess! And of course, costumes are encourage so dress as your favorite princess! Sun. Event details.
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Pow Wow
This show includes amazing costumes, storytelling, The Heyna Second Son Signers and dancing ranging from a Stomp Dance to a Deer Dance from a variety of tribes. Your kids will love the end of the program when everyone is invited to join in on the dancing. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Chinese New Year’s Day Firecracker Festival
This one isn’t for the youngest of babies, but if your little one is ok with loud noises, the view is spectacular. 600,000 (yes, that’s six hundred thousand) rounds of firecrackers will go off to celebrate the New Year. Expect lots of live entertainment and delicious food too! Sat. Event details.
BamKids Film Festival
BAMkids Film Festival returns with the best shorts and features from around the globe. This year’s film-filled weekend features curated selections from the top children’s film festivals in North America, representing 27 countries. There will be a BAMkids lounge at the BAMcafé for families to partake in animation activities, magic shows, face-painting, balloon-making, lunch, and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Boo! The Winter Spooktacular Ball is Back!
Dress to impress at this annual Spooktacular winter costume party! The Museum’s second floor galleries will be transformed into a supernatural New York cityscape featuring the Staten Island Ghost Ferry, Menacing Manhattan Skyscraper Tightrope, Bronx Zoo Freaky Feather Balancing, Quaking Queens Photo Booth, Bewitched Brooklyn Ball Toss, Ghosts and Godzillas Scavenger Hunt, and much more. Of course, spine chilling spirits for parents and shocking snacks for kids are on the menu. Sat. Event details.
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