21 Jan What’s on for Kids in NYC this Weekend: January 23 & 24
We are quickly heading towards a new month – can you believe how fast this month is passing? Let us share with you some fantastic family-friendly happenings taking place in the city this weekend. Whether online, or in person, there are lots of exciting events to enjoy. Below are our picks for making this weekend wonderful for your family.
Cabin Fever Reliever – Candle Making Workshops
Saturday January 23, 12 noon
Historic Richmond Town,
$50 for up a group of up to 6 people
Join us this winter for Candle Making Workshops! Learn about the history of lighting and make your own taper candles to take home. A great activity for the whole family! Workshops will be held indoors at the 3rd County Courthouse, with limited capacity to ensure safety. Workshops are available as group slots at scheduled times.
Family Art Project: Stories of Small Worlds
Saturday January 23
Online, hosted by Wave Hill
Free with registration
Everyone has a story to share – what’s yours? Transform rocks into landmarks, cardboard into characters and bottle caps into story arcs. Explore the art of oral storytelling by creating your own storytelling props, from small treasures found in nature to up-cycled materials. Then get ready to share the magic as you pull together these newly crafted props to tell a new story every time.
Clay Experience Workshop
Saturday January 23, 11:30am – 1:30pm
In person or online with PAYDAY (269 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
Play with Clay! Experience the unique sensory of clay as create your own texturized piece of art. Parents may attend at no additional charge to make this a Parent and Me workshop! (optional)
Open seven days a week, PLAYDAY provides indoor and outdoor creative activities for children 6+ in a safe small group studio environment with highly educated and experienced instructors. Class sizes will be limited to 12 children – each getting their own workstation (6’ apart), sterilized tools, and materials – with only one group of participants each day, age 6 and older.
Understanding that the world is shaping a “new Normal” PLAYDAY will also offer children the ability to connect from home with all in-person activities to continue to accommodate each family’s unique health, safety, and scheduling concerns.
Learn to Draw with Muppets Illustrator Guy Gilchrist
Sunday January 24, 4pm – 5pm
Online, hosted by Children’s Museum of the Arts
$5, free for members
Have you dreamed of learning how to draw from the illustrator of The Muppets? How about listening to a live reading from a Tony Award-winning actor? Join Jim Henson right-hand man Guy Gilchrist and True Blood actor Denis O’Hare for a virtual workshop celebrating the release of their book Monster Dance.
American Girl Doll Yoga
Sunday January 24, 10am – 10:45am
Online, hosted by Karma Kids Yoga
$15 per child
Bring your favorite American Girl doll along for this special yoga class!
We’ll explore pint-sized poses, mini-mudras, bitsy balances, and teensy twists as we help our American Girl dolls into yoga poses, partner poses and challenging poses. Meet other American Girl dolls through playing fun yoga games!
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*Please always check with the venue before setting off to attend an event. Please also observe social distancing and wear a mask for in-person events.