Keep the post-holiday blues from getting you down this weekend with these awesome indoor family events happening around the city. Sip some tea with your favorite bear, build bridges straight from your imagination, an indoor family festival and more. Scroll down to see our pics.

(Note, as of publication all the events were still taking place but please check the website for event to confirm before venturing out into the cold with your littles!)



Rubin Family Sundays
Families can drop into the Museum on Sundays for casual art-making and free family-friendly activities. Sun. Event Details.

Family Day: Building Bridges
So what kind of bridge would you design for NYC? Families will learn about different types of bridges and how they work, then create their own bridges to span one of NYC’s rivers, canals or busy streets. Sat. Event Details.

New Year’s Calendar Workshop
Kids will learn about geometric shapes used in architecture and then construct a 3-D calendar that celebrates skyscrapers and geometry. Sat. Event Details.


Teddy Bear Tea
Banish post-holiday boredom with a special event for ages 3 to 6. Bring your favorite teddy (or doll) to meet Mrs. Woodhull, the proprietor’s wife, and role-play the daily activities at the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1830. Sun. Event Details.

Annual Winter Family Festival
Families with children of all ages can enjoy a day out of the cold with fun, free events including face painting, crafts, whipped cream-eating contests, carnival games, storytelling and sing-alongs! Sat. Event Details.

The Amazing Max
Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.


Bargemusic Presents: “Music in Motion”
Climb aboard the music barge floating in the river near Brooklyn Bridge Park for a unique Music in Motion concert followed by a Q&A session with the musicians. Sat. Event Details.

Salsa Sounds for Kids at Industry City
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. Sat. Event Details.


Free Basketball Clinic at CQY
Bring the kids to a free basketball clinic at the Central Queens Y. This open house gives you the opportunity to sample a free class and have some fun! Sun. Event Details.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A family-friendly holiday musical based on the beloved animated TV special. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Fri.-Sat. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Create Your Year—Hello 2018
Check out a farmer’s monthly seed calendar explaining what fruits and vegetables to plant when. What do you want to see grow in 2018? Create an abundant garden or personal vision for your very own calendar at this signature Wave Hill program. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Have you made any resolutions for 2018? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson