Events


Japanese Snow Festival

Monday, February 19, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

CMOM hosts its own Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. Take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Activities include ice experiments and ice cream making, Kamishibai Storytelling, snow call sculptures, Taiko, Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa, Origami, Sachiyo Ito Dance and Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Monday, February 19, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets create a warm and joyful experience that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.


Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

Monday, February 19, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Discover costumes from India to Greece to Ethiopia and design a one-of-a-kind fabric piece inspired by clothing from across the globe on view in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Use printmaking techniques to create bold patterns and incorporate other decorative elements for your colorful tapestry.


Taíno Culture and Identity

Monday, February 19, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Learn more about the history, culture and worldviews of Taíno Indians, the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Through cultural materials and live demonstrations in the galleries, examine the persistence and depth of Taíno lifeways and living traditions.


Japanese Snow Festival

Tuesday, February 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

CMOM hosts its own Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. Take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Activities include ice experiments and ice cream making, Kamishibai Storytelling, snow call sculptures, Taiko, Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa, Origami, Sachiyo Ito Dance and Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio.


Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Discover costumes from India to Greece to Ethiopia and design a one-of-a-kind fabric piece inspired by clothing from across the globe on view in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Use printmaking techniques to create bold patterns and incorporate other decorative elements for your colorful tapestry.


Art Explorers: Family Tour & Art Workshop for Preschoolers

Tuesday, February 20, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
$10

During this monthly program for preschoolers and their families, explore the Jewish Museum’s exhibition Scenes from the Collection with themed gallery tours and art-making in the studio.


Lunar New Year Performances

Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

See Year of the Dog dances by National Dance Institute Celebration Team and a Lunar New Year Dragon Dance.


Japanese Snow Festival

Wednesday, February 21, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

CMOM hosts its own Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. Take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Activities include ice experiments and ice cream making, Kamishibai Storytelling, snow call sculptures, Taiko, Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa, Origami, Sachiyo Ito Dance and Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio.


Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Discover costumes from India to Greece to Ethiopia and design a one-of-a-kind fabric piece inspired by clothing from across the globe on view in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Use printmaking techniques to create bold patterns and incorporate other decorative elements for your colorful tapestry.


Japanese Snow Festival

Thursday, February 22, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

CMOM hosts its own Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. Take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Activities include ice experiments and ice cream making, Kamishibai Storytelling, snow call sculptures, Taiko, Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa, Origami, Sachiyo Ito Dance and Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio.


Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

Thursday, February 22, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Discover costumes from India to Greece to Ethiopia and design a one-of-a-kind fabric piece inspired by clothing from across the globe on view in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Use printmaking techniques to create bold patterns and incorporate other decorative elements for your colorful tapestry.


Japanese Snow Festival

Friday, February 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

CMOM hosts its own Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. Take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Activities include ice experiments and ice cream making, Kamishibai Storytelling, snow call sculptures, Taiko, Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa, Origami, Sachiyo Ito Dance and Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio.


Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

Friday, February 23, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Discover costumes from India to Greece to Ethiopia and design a one-of-a-kind fabric piece inspired by clothing from across the globe on view in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Use printmaking techniques to create bold patterns and incorporate other decorative elements for your colorful tapestry.


Japanese Snow Festival

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

CMOM hosts its own Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. Take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Activities include ice experiments and ice cream making, Kamishibai Storytelling, snow call sculptures, Taiko, Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa, Origami, Sachiyo Ito Dance and Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio.


Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, February 24, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)

Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.


Celebrate Pinkster, a Historic African American Holiday

Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

Join Culinary and Living Historian Lavada Nahon for a special, hands-on exploration of a holiday used to celebrate the changing of the seasons in New York before it was New York. Pinkster, originally a Dutch religious observance of Pentecost, was primarily celebrated with various African cultural expressions over three to five days during the beginning of spring in the Dutch colony of New Netherland in the 17th century and later New York until the mid-19th century. Explore the ways early American food was used to celebrate this holiday in the past, take a close look at Lavada’s historical clothing designed for cooking over an open hearth, and discover some of the cooking utensils from long ago. Also check out the Holiday Toys & Trains before they’re gone for the season.


Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Dog

Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under)

May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Dog, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, live music, bilingual storytimes, Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony & Bubble Tea Gatherings, Hand-Pulled Noodle Demonstration, a scent-focused tour, traditional dancing, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.


Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)
$10

Each Saturday morning, Scandinavia House presents arts and storytelling for children. Work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography in January.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets create a warm and joyful experience that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.


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