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.
This Valentine's Day, Project Playdate have joined forces with Watch Me Grow in Gramercy to bring you a special Valentine's Day treat - a night out with your nearest and dearest whilst your littles ones enjoy a fantastic pajama party.
Valentine’s Day? Think, Cockroach [caption id="attachment_10542" align="alignnone" width="245" caption="Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS"][/caption] The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has thousands of new bugs in need of names just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now in its third year, this light-hearted Valentine’s gift is the perfect way to make sure your loved one knows your feelings are forever – with a roach in their name.
There is so much happening in the City this weekend - Groundhog Day events, Lunar New Year celebrations along with drop in art workshops, storytime sessions and family concerts. Below we highlight just a few of the fun family activities you can join in with. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 Artopia! Free Family Arts Festival @ The Anderson School Performances from Wingspan Arts school programs and Conservatory students will run “Mainstage” in the auditorium; while in other rooms they will have master classes in visual arts, step, puppetry and other interactive art forms.

David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band will perform two concerts for kids at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 10 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Families will hear favorite songs that celebrate being a kid in New York City such as City Kid, Taxi, Jack Hammer Joe and Modern Art. David Weinstone, founder of Music for Aardvarks, explains, "our shows are rockin', and we try to have as much audience participation as possible. We've even had kids come up on stage with us to sing or dance."


The Adventures Of Maya The Bee @ Culture Project The new revamped production of Maya the Bee, back after its first successful run at Culture Project, will feature the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. American Legends Family Opening Day @ The Whitney Museum of American Art Families are invited to a special party to celebrate the opening of the American Legends exhibition! This is an opportunity for you to introduce your kids to iconic American artists whilst enjoying gallery-based activities, an art workshop, refreshments, and more! Children ages 5-10 and their parents.
Wave Hill really is a spectacular place to enjoy with your kids. With 28 acres of gardens, grounds and woodlands there is plenty to do to keep your little ones having fun. Overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx, it is a little bit of paradise in New York City.