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."

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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.
Now that the influx of holiday tourists has subsided, its finally time for New Yorkers to get out and flex their skating muscles at Citi Pond. January and February are the perfect time to enjoy a less crowded, yet no less beautiful spin around the ice rink in the park. Remember, Citi Pond is New York's only free admission skating rink. What better reason do you need to plan a visit?
This year Martin Luther King Day is on Monday January 21. This day lets us celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. As it is a federal holiday, there is lots going on so there is also lots of choice as to how to spend the day. Below we are highlighting just a few of the happenings for families in the city.
SATURDAY JANUARY 19 Ice Festival @ Central Park Sip on hot chocolate while watching Okamoto Studio carve Belvedere Castle and its surrounding landscape out of ice and learn about the geologic history of Central Park. Scandinavian Sing-Along @ Scandinavia House Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out!
Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott updated New Yorkers on the potential School Bus Strike. Unfortunately, it now looks like the union-Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union- will go on strike this week, possibly Wednesday.
If they decide to strike, it would jeopardize the education and safety of the more than 150,000 students who take school buses every single day, in a year when students have already missed a week or more of school because of Hurricane Sandy.