February Must Do List for NYC Kids

February Must Do List for NYC Kids

Welcome to our February Must Do List. Here we share fun family happenings for the month ahead. We may be looking at a cold start to February, but that doesn’t stop us having fabulous fun with our little ones.

Manga Workshop: Basics for Aspiring Artists
Wednesdays, February 3—April 21, 4—5 PM
Hosted by Japan Society

Learn to become a manga artist from home! With this series, manga enthusiasts can transform their imaginations into their very own manga. This ten-session course for artists will establish the basic drawing skills, character design and story development needed for manga design. Manga artists will help students infuse their designs with their own unique style, and unlock their inner manga artists through personal attention.

Tuition: $250/$200 Japan Society members. Designed for students ages 11-17. Space is limited to 15 students: advanced registration required.
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TADA! Youth Theater February Mini-Series
Selected dates: February 3-25
Online, hosted by TADA! Youth Theater

Sing! Dance! Act! Play! TADA! Youth Theater invites your child, ages 4-10, to explore their creative side in a 4-week musical theater class! During this online, interactive musical theater mini-series, students will:

  • Engage in weekly musical theater training
  • Learn vocals and choreography to a song from a popular Broadway musical
  • Play fun, active theater games!

*Song selections and musical theater skills for each class will be chosen based on the age range, skill level, and interests of the group.

Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25
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Virtual Punk Rock Magic Party with Mario the Maker Magician
Thursdays Feb 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 7:00pm
Online, hosted by Mario the Maker Magician
$25 per household on the same device

It’s not just a “magic show.” Mario’s Virtual Punk Rock Magic Party is a Zoom experience for kids and their grown-ups full of Mario the Maker Magician‘s all-original DIY + robotic magic, punk rock slapstick, and even an epic air guitar competition. It’s a half-hour of interactive entertainment, giveaways, and maker inspiration for you and your family.
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Family Art Workshop: Suncatcher
February 6, 1pm – 2pm
Online, hosted by Staten Island Museum
$5 suggested donation/ free for members

Spring hasn’t arrived yet and we’ll take all the sun we can get! Brighten up your window by creating your own suncatcher using a unique print-transfer technique along with materials found around the house.
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Daddy Daughter Date Night!
February 7, 11:30am – 3pm
Color Me Mine, 177 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
$12/person plus the cost of pottery

Daddy Daughter Date Night is as sweet as it can get! Come in with your sweetheart and create a beautiful Masterpiece and colorful memories together! Due to social distancing we have limited tables. Reservation is required!

You can pick and choose from a variety of our ceramics – heart plates, picture frames, heart mugs, love plaque, heart box, or any ceramic you would like! Complimentary chocolates will be served. Studio fee covers unlimited paints, all supplies glazing and firing.
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Family Sundays at The Rubin
February 7, 1pm – 2pm
Online, hosted by The Rubin

At home art-making, ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

Sundays are for families! This fall join the Rubin Museum live on Zoom every first Sunday of the month from the comfort of your own home for an afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy.
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Lunar New Year Creative Day Camp with PLAYDAY
February 12, 9am – 5pm
Ages 6+
2 Locations: Long Island City & Cobble Hill

Led by dynamic art instructors, multi-cultural socially interactive take-home projects include painting, sculpture, drawing, cartooning, stencilling, creative writing, and much more…
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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt
February 13, 5pm – 6:30pm
Online, hosted by Watson Adventures
$19, ages 10+

Grab your magic wands for a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies, all without leaving your home. You’ll track down slithering serpents, Hagrid-like giants and eerie figures as scary as any Dementor. This hunt references the books and provides a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art.
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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Daily till March 7, 2021
Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, the Holiday Shops, and rinkside eats and drinks at The Lodge Deck by Urbanspace.

Per New York State safety guidelines, things have changed in order to keep all visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Little New-Yorkers @ Home
Every Tuesday and Friday
Via Zoom with the New-York Historical Society
Free; ages 3-6

Join us via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and songs, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. This week, read This Moose Belongs To Me, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, and meet Wilfred who thinks he owns a moose named Marcel.  Find out who Marcel the moose really belongs to! Then, create your own moose that belongs only to you.
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Skyline Drive-In
Movies shown every evening
Skyline Drive-In, 1 Oak St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
From $22

Enjoy the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline whilst at the drive-in. Movies are shown nightly. – see this link for the full list – lots of family friendly options. NYC is a walking city and that’s why they have a brand new seating area! Have a bicycle? That works too! Outdoor seating is an option, so you can sit back and enjoy a movie even if you don’t own a car.

Situated on the East River with views of the Manhattan Skyline
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Click here for all events and happenings this month.

Always check ahead with venue before setting off. Please stay safe at all times adhering to social distancing, and wearing a mask.


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