The holidays are over, the tourists are gone, but the city is definately not quiet. Sing and dance along with New York’s talented young chorus at a neighborhood concert, take your little captain to the boat show for a virtual ride, or stretch and reach your way through a magicial Frozen adventure. We’ve got the lowdown, so get out there and enjoy your city this weekend!
Photo: Young People’s Chorus of New York
Dance the Afternoon Away with The Pop Ups
Get a little crazy at this kiddie concert, the band definately will! The Pop Ups are know for rocking out and using fun props like cardboard bugs and balloons to get their little fans on their feet and having fun. So grab your dancing shoes and sing the afternoon away! Sat. 11 a.m-noon and 2-3 p.m. Upper West Side. $15/person. All ages. Event details.
All Aboard for Brunch
Chug on over to the New York Historical Society and enjoy a private morning brunch among the popular Holiday Express exhibit. Your little conductors can create wooden trains, put on engineer caps and temporary tattoos, go on a train scavenger hunt, and hang out with Conductor Abe, who will entertain with stories and songs from the railroad. For the family discount, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sun. 9:30-11 a.m. Upper West Side. $35/person ($30/member); $120/family of four. All ages. 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, build a nautical masterpiece at the Kids’ Create-A-Boat exhibit, enjoy some balloon art and even snap a pic with a pirate. Wed. to Fri. Noon-9 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Midtown West. $16/adult; children 15 and under are free. All ages. Event details.
Frozen Yoga Adventure
Do you want to build a snowman? Join Ana, Elsa, Olaf, and your favorite Frozen friends on a magical yoga adventure to Arendale! You’ll meet all kinds of animals as you journey through the wintry woods and monstrous mountains in search of Elsa’s magical castle, where everyone will have a sing along dance party to your favorite Frozen songs. Costumes are highly encouraged for this Frozen adventure! Sun. 10-11 a.m. Chelsea. $40/person. All ages. Event details.
Cool Kids Conservation Celebration
Kids theater in the East Village? That’s right! Your kiddos will enjoy a day at the theatre learning all about wild animals, science and what we all can do (even kids) to make our planet a great place to live. Performances by local children’s theater experts including the Central Park Zoo’s own Wildlife Theater and the Liberty Science Center. Sat. 1 p.m. East Village. $18/1 adult, 1 child under 10. All ages. Event details.
Build Your Own Skyscraper
Your little New Yorkers are no strangers to skyscrapers, so bring them to out to learn all about how these giant buildings are created. Your little architects can explore the exhibit Ten Tops, learn about different materials and then have a chance to build they’re very own skyscraper. RSVP at education@ or (212) 945-6324. Sat. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Battery Park City. $5/child. Ages 4-8. Event details.
Drop Off Friday Night Movie Night
It’s Friday night, so let your little ones enjoy a fun night out and you can too. Drop your movie enthusiasts off for movie night where they’ll get to enjoy Ice Age, work on a fun art project and eat some delicious pizza. Fri. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dumbo. $40/child; $30/additional child. Ages 2.5-6. Event details.
Grab a Piece of Gingerbread Lane
By now you may have taken a stroll down the delicious Gingerbread Lane. Your kiddos have drooled over the icing and candy that make up Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, and Peppermint Central Park. So how about taking a little piece of the action home for a special treat? The line starts at 10 a.m. and the gingerbread display will be dismantled and handed out on a first come basis at 11 a.m. Enjoy! Sun. 10 a.m. Corona. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City Concert
What better way to introduce your little ones to live music than taking them to a concert performed entirely by young talented musicians? Enjoy classical music, as well as jazz, pop gospel and folk at this exciting performance put on by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Your registration will get you free general admission to the Hall of Science for the day too, so be sure to come early or stay after to check to explore all the fun exhibits. Sun. 2-3 p.m. Corona. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details.
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