Bundle up for a fantastic (and free!) winter celebration this weekend, or stay warm inside and enjoy one of our other top picks for weekend fun. Kids can craft their own LEGO minifig head or play a life size game of Candy Land, while babies can see their first theater performance. Read on to discover all the fun happenings around the city.
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Discover the Art of Kamishibai Storytelling
Learn about traditional Japanese Kamishibai story telling at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan all weekend long. Special activities include a puppet performance, woodblock print making and a storytelling performance that concludes will kids making their own story. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. Upper West Side. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.
Musical Fun with Baby Got Bach
Introduce your little one to all sorts of different musical instruments during Baby Got Bach’s three-concert series. Kids can try out sound experiments, jam on real instruments, and enjoy an interactive classical concert that includes storytelling and more. Sat. 10 a.m. Upper East Side. $18/. Ages 3-6. Event details.
Explore a Starry Sky
Crawl into a portable planetarium to see constellations come alive. You and your budding scientist will learn about astronomy basics, black holes, lifecycles of stars and the celestial equator. Sun. 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. Upper East Side. $15. Ages 6 and older. Event details.
Bryant Park Winter Carnival
Bundle up for an outdoor celebration of winter at the Bank of America Winter Village. Fun for the whole family, this festival features comfort food from local chefs, an outdoor winter brew house, a warming lounge, ice golf, hockey, curling and a summer themed skate night. Fri. & Sat. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Midtown. Free. All ages 4. Event details.
Go On an Interactive Sound Experience
See Hayes Greenfield’s Give Me Sound!, a highly interactive, audience participatory, journey into the fun, and joyous world of creating new, and imaginative sound sculptures. Sun. 11 a.m. West Village. $15. Ages 3-7. Event details.
Play a Life-Sized Candy Land Game
The basement program room of the library will be transformed into a life-size Candy Land game board with you and your family as the game pieces! A craft and small candy treats will be available while supplies last. Sat. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. West Village. Free. Ages 3 and older. Event details.
See Spellbound Theatre’s Wink
Even the youngest theater goers will enjoy this imaginative and multi-disciplinary performance. The show explores a child’s dreams from the perspective of her teddy bear. Shadow puppetry, animation and physical theater come together in a captivating way. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. Park Slope. $16/adults, $12/kids over 4 months old. All ages. Event details.
Make a Custom LEGO Minifig Head
Drop in to learn some cool new toy hacks at this woodworking workshop. Kids will use simple hand tools to create their own wooden LEGO Minifig heads and pencil pets. Sat. & Sun. 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Corona. $3 plus admission. Ages 6 and older. Event details.
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— Julie Seguss