31 Jan What's On For Kids This Weekend in New York (NYC)
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.
R&R @ The JCC Manhattan
Free Saturday programming. Program includes: open play space, children’s art projects, rooftop playground, adventure workshop, circle games, storytelling and structured play.
Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up!
Lunar New Year Festival @ Children’s Museum Of The Arts
Ring in the Year of the Snake at CMA! This is a celebration of Chinese arts and culture by exploring both ancient and modern Chinese art, music and dance. The festival will feature guest artists and performances by the NY Chinese Cultural Center and Music from China, as well as hands-on workshops.
Bedtime Math @ National Museum of Mathematics
Bedtime Math’s activities make learning basic math skills fun, and what better place to do that than at New York City’s hottest new museum? Kids can come dressed in their pajamas or not – it’s entirely up to them. They’ll serve pajama party fare: milk and cookies for the kids, hot chocolate and cordials for the adults.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3
Macy’s Sunday Story Time: Groundhog Day @ DiMenna Children’s History Museum
Every year, Staten Island Chuck gets nervous because so many people expect him to predict the weather! To make matters worse, his rival Punxsutawney Phil disagrees with him – what if he’s wrong? Join in with this heartwarming tale about self-confidence and friendship.
Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces @ The Jewish Museum
Inspired by the Museum’s renowned collection of extraordinary art and artifacts, children will be invited to discover the world of archaeology through a fascinating in-depth study of art and artifacts from ancient times to the present day.
Sunday Studio @ The Metropolitan
Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the Museum’s galleries! This Sunday focuses on Modern Sculptures and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies are provided.
Free Family Concert: Princess Kate & Racer Steve @ JCC Staten Island
This is a free family concert for children and their families who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Princess Katie and Racer Steve, a Manhattan based children’s rock group are donating their performance. This fun family group is geared to children 8 and younger. Admission free (reservation required).
Drop In Art Workshop @ Queens Museum Of Art
The museum offers free Family Drop-in Art Workshops as a means to develop art skills through a variety of materials and themes. Targeting children ages 5-12, this program offers fun and educational activities to fuel conversations about art on view.
Bugs & Other Insects @ Staten Island Children’s Museum
Crawl through a human size ant hill and move larvae from chamber to chamber, try on an exoskeleton, watch butterflies being born and bees working on their hive and jam with the Insect Orchestra.
Family Art Project: March Out The Mardi Gras! @ Wave Hill
Join visiting native New Orleans artist and instructor Paul Deo to make a colorful parasol, hat, nature mask or funky bead necklace. Then join an imaginative indoor parade and create the sights, colors and sounds of the Mardi Gras.
Show Way @ McGinn/Cazale Theatre
11-year old Toshi Georgiana has lost a beloved family heirloom. As she searches for it, she is led by generations of women who came before her, from slaves who sewed paths to freedom to civil rights marchers. Come join Toshi as she tries to find her special connection to the past and celebrates the possibilities of the future!
For the full list of events happening this week please see here
*The above events were correct at time of going to press – you may wish to check with the venue before setting off