Each winter, Citi brings you NYC's only free admission ice skating rink, situated in Bryant Park. This is a great deal for the regular skaters, who own a pair of ice skates. You bring your skates and a lock, and your time at Citi Pond is completely free!
Here are some of our suggestions on how to spend Presidents' Day with your little ones. Presidents in Residence: February School at DiMenna Children's History Museum Families explore, learn, and compete together in these presidential family programs. They will search for presidential clues on the whole-museum scavenger hunt; create an election slogan to print onto their own election button; and take part in the family Presidents’ quiz, with questions for children, teens, and adults. Prizes for participation and for winning. 
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 Morning Cartoons @ Clason's Point Library Create favorite childhood memories revolving around popular morning cartoons. MAD Family Fun Day @ Museum of Arts & Design Join in with a day filled with fun, laughter, and art at MAD’s Family Fun Day. Inspired by their exhibition, The Art of Scent, join MAD in an engaging, interactive, hands-on education experience designed to illuminate on the science of olfaction, the complexity of scents, and the art of perfumery as you create your own personal fragrance. Gutai Artist-Led Family Tour and Workshop @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Gutai artists Matsutani Takesada and Horio Sadaharu engage families in creating Gutai-inspired art. Visit the galleries and participate in an art-making workshop that embraces Gutai’s participatory and experimental spirit. Ages 4-12.
There really was no escaping Nemo this weekend - we hope that you had as much fun with your kids in the snow as we did. We love seeing how happy kids are in the snow - it's the simple things in life that are the best, and are most definitely what lovely memories are made of!
Snow Day is in Effect for Saturday, February 9, 2013. As the snow falls, NYC Parks is at the ready with winter fun! During times of heavy snowfall, NYC Parks may offer a snow day, which is a day of free organized recreation in several parks throughout the city.

American Museum of Natural History NYC Keeping your kids entertained in NYC can be an expensive business. Did you know that a lot of venues operate timings where you can pay what you wish, or even go admission free? We have researched some of our favorite places to visit with our little ones, and we highlight below the most cost effective times to visit.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 Make Puppet/Play Puppet Workshop @ Brooklyn Acting School Kids get to go on a journey of pure imagination and creativity with their very own sock puppet made during the session. Chinese New Year Celebration! @ Honeydew PlayHouse Celebrate the Year of the Snake in their indoor playground, make crafts, march in the Dragon Parade, have your face painted, get lucky red envelopes with treats inside, and much more.
Mardi Gras For The Byrant Park Kids! Celebrate the carnival season with a decadent Mardi Gras party for the kids at Le Carrousel in Bryant Park. The festivities planned include a magic show by Carrousel Magique favorite R.J. Lewis, candy coins, mask bedazzling, and bead catching. Wear your green, gold and purple finery to join the Bryant Park Krewe in a Mardi Gras celebration with music provided by Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band. The party's on Saturday, Feb 9 from 1pm-2pm.