Events This Week

Are you stay-cationing like us?  Don’t let the weather get you down; so many fun family-friendly events happening in NYC.

 HOLIDAYS 

 ART & MUSEUMS 

* Try ice and snow inspired art and actvities at CMOMs Japanese Snow Festival
* Visit sunny paintings by David Hockney and Josef Albers, delightful vintage train sets, and an interactive Sonic Arcade.
* Dance among thousands of colorful balloons at the NYCB Art Series featuring Jihan Zencirli explore immersive cat-inspired art and check out other intriguing public art & gallery exhibits.

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 THEATER, FILM & DANCE 

* Learn to fly with marionettes at Neverland: Peter Pan Returns at the Swedish Marionette Cottage or acrobatic British dudes in Bromance at the New Vic.
* Or stay grounded and stomp away at a Flamenco performance and workshop at the Joyce.
* See Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro on the big screen and participate in film-making workshops.

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Bringing In the New Year
Bold, gloriously patterned illustrations and simple text tell the story of a Chinese American family preparing for Lunar New Year – sweeping out the dust of the old year, hanging decorations, making dumplings then celebrating with fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a colorful dragon parade.
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Monday


Kids Week at the Intrepid: Science is Everywhere

10:00 am–5:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum (Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue)
Free with museum admission ()

Participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, hands-on workshops, live performances, and special guests, from NASA astronauts to Shimmer and Shine. Look for science in your favorite places—from the basketball court to your backyard. Discover how science intersects with art, sports, games and nature in fun-filled activities for all ages.

Daily though Feb 24.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

10:30 am–11:30 am
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train in the “Kissing Room,” see where a missile pierced the ceiling, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and find funny details in the latest exhibit inside the Transit Museum Gallery.

Also on Feb 22 & 24

Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt

11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Create with guest designers and artists with a focus on accessible designs for those with disabilities. Workshops geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.

Neverland: Peter Returns

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)

See the Swedish Cottage’s spin on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales, featuring charming marionettes. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the value of forgiveness and friendship.

February 19 –23 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm

Presidents' Day Celebration: Meet George & Martha Washington and Abraham Lincoln

11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/lets-celebrate-presidents-day

Celebrate Presidents Day with George Washington, his wife Martha and Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Living Historians . Talk to the first commander-in-chief about his inauguration right here in New-York, ask Martha how she welcomed everyday citizens to the first presidential household, and take a close look at their 18th-century fashion—including Geneal Washington’s military uniform. Wish Honest Abe a happy 209th birthday and hear stories about his daily life. Also participate in a Presidential Scavenger Hunt, make your own Tricorn Hat, handwrite the Constitution and check out the Holiday Toys & Trains before they’re gone for the season.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

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.

11 am Saturdays through March 31

That Physics Show

12:00 pm–1:00 pm
The Physics Theater (300 West 43rd Street)
$39 at this link

Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific “magic” from the world of physics to an off-Broadway show for all ages. Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, the show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and much more from our incredible world.

12 pm & 3 pm alternating Saturday/Sunday

Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

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.

Daily through Feb 23.

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology

1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City’s Central Park.

Archaeology Mondays

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

A simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure.

Bromance

3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$16-$38

See a trio of British dudes who flip, throw and catch each other, turn handshakes into handstands and race through fast-paced, high-risk stunts featuring parkour, hand-to-hand balancing tricks and Cyr wheel skills. A tour-de-force of cutting edge physical heroics and adrenaline-fueled contemporary acrobatics.

Also Wednesday & Thursday 2 pm
Friday & Saturday 2 & 7 pm
Sunday 11 am & 3 pm

Tuesday


Kids Week at the Intrepid: Science is Everywhere

10:00 am–5:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum (Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue)
Free with museum admission ()

Participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, hands-on workshops, live performances, and special guests, from NASA astronauts to Shimmer and Shine. Look for science in your favorite places—from the basketball court to your backyard. Today & tomorrow, discover the science of arts and music. Enjoy performances from the casts of Broadway musicals, showcase artistic skills at drawing and puppetry workshops, create comic books, meet special guests including popular Nickelodeon characters Shimmer and Shine, and more.

Daily though Feb 24.

Mount Vernon Hotel Winter Break Crafts and Games

11:00 am–4:00 pm
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (421 East 61st Street)
Free with museum admission ($8 adults, $7/students & seniors, Free/kids under 12)

Pick up an activity bag to take on a child-friendly tour; help build a Lego version of the big old stone house, create 19th-century newspaper advertisements, and play fun historic games.

Daily through Feb 25.

Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

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.

Daily through Feb 23.

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Inwood Hill Park (218th Street and Indian Road)

Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.

Met School Break Program

1:00 pm–4:00 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)

Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 pm and create works of art at the Met. For families with children ages 3–11. Also check out the sunny paintings in the exhibit David Hockney, closing soon.

Daily through Thursday.

Tour & Family Art Making: Ian Berry’s “The Secret Garden”

3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Experience Ian Berry’s “The Secret Garden,” a stunning indigo garden of flowers, plants, and animals made entirely of denim. Then head into the studio to create works of art using upcycled blue jeans/

Art Explorers: Family Tour & Art Workshop for Preschoolers

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.

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met

4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
$42, $31/ages 10-21, students & seniors

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. A great way to discover—or rediscover—the Met.

Also on Feb 23.

Lunar New Year Performances

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.

Wednesday


Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt

11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Create with guest designers and artists with a focus on accessible designs for those with disabilities. Workshops geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.

Little Guggs

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)
$30 (includes museum admission, materials and snacks)

Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries, and then make a work of art in the studio.

Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

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.

Daily through Feb 23.

Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk

1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.

Thursday


Kids Week at the Intrepid: Science is Everywhere

10:00 am–5:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum (Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue)
Free with museum admission ()

Participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, hands-on workshops, live performances, and special guests, from NASA astronauts to Shimmer and Shine. Look for science in your favorite places—from the basketball court to your backyard. Today through Saturday, explore science and the natural world. Get up close and personal with a penguin, kangaroo and other exciting animals and learn about outer space from astronauts and engineers from NASA. Build, tinker and play while learning about robotics, space, wildlife and the natural world.

Daily though Feb 24.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

10:30 am–11:30 am
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train in the “Kissing Room,” see where a missile pierced the ceiling, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and find funny details in the latest exhibit inside the Transit Museum Gallery.

Also on Saturday.

Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

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.

Daily through Feb 23.

Olympics in the Library at St. Agnes Library

3:30 pm–4:30 pm
St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam @ 81st Street)

St. Agnes Library hosts child friendly winter games. Make your way through a library obstacle course and claim your Olympic medal.

The Magician's Assistant

5:30 pm–6:30 pm
UNDER St. Mark’s Theatre (94 St Marks Place)
$15, $5/kids

See a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until a magician’s lovely assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in a magician’s absence. Clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. Video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly. Encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies.

Friday


Rise and Ride the Holiday Express

7:30 am–9:00 am
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Get a free train fix every Friday morning through February, we’re opening the doors early at 7:30 am. Explore the Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection before the museum opens, read fun train tales, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, available for purchase from the museums’ Espresso & Coffee Bar.

Fridays though February 23

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met

10:30 am–12:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
$42, $31/ages 10-21, students & seniors

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. A great way to discover—or rediscover—the Met.

Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt

11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Create with guest designers and artists with a focus on accessible designs for those with disabilities. Workshops geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.

Neverland: Peter Returns

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park (West 79th Street & Central Park West)

See the Swedish Cottage’s spin on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales, featuring charming marionettes. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the value of forgiveness and friendship.

Also at 1 pm & 3 pm

Global Inspirations: Vacation Week Art Workshop

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.

Daily through Feb 23.

Saturday


Saturday Morning Show

10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place (220 Vesey Street)

Enjoy interactive concerts and shows at Hudson Eat in Brookfield Place, a fun place to wander in the winter. Part of a weekly series.

Sights & Sounds at the Met Cloisters: Family

10:00 am–11:00 am
The Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive)
Free; advance reservations required.

Discover treasures from medieval castles and sacred spaces and participate in fun and engaging musical activities. Designed for children ages 4–11 on the autism spectrum and those with developmental and learning disabilities, but all are welcome. Free but advance reservations required.

New York International Children's Film Festival 2018

10:30 am–5:30 pm
SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street)
$14

Over 100 groundbreaking, thought-provoking films for ages 3-18 from 35 different countries screen at theaters around Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. See website for schedule.

Saturday & Sunday through March 18 at various locations.

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

10:30 am–11:30 am
Atlantic Theater Company Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street)
$20/adult, $15/kid

Three young sisters are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home. Years later, having circumnavigated the globe and fought vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three sisters meet again, as women. A moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fairytale for the whole family.

Saturday & Sunday through March 4

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

10:30 am–11:30 am
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train in the “Kissing Room,” see where a missile pierced the ceiling, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and find funny details in the latest exhibit inside the Transit Museum Gallery.

Celebrate Pinkster, a Historic African American Holiday

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.

Also on Sunday.

Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt

11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Create with guest designers and artists. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration Storytime

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway (2289 Broadway)

Celebrate the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday at an activity-filled storytime. Pin the tail on Horton, decorate a Cat in the Hat hat and more. Also at Union Square, Tribeca, Upper East Side, Midtown East & Fifth Avenue Barnes & Nobles.

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Dog

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

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 Joshua Show: Episode 2

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
$17

Friendship, joy and puppetry come together once again with a whimsical production Joshua Holden featuring multiple styles of puppetry, live music, physical comedy, and tap dancing.

Also at 2 pm.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

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.

11 am Saturdays through March 31

Black History Month: Family Screenings

12:15 pm–4:15 pm
The Paley Center for Media (25 West 52 Street )

See screenings that celebrate the African American experience with historical figures, characters, and inspiring performers. Program include TV shows in genres such as Superheroes, Music, Comedy, Drama, and News/Non-Fiction.

R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC

2:00 pm–5:00 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))

Stop by the JCC every Saturday afternoon through March 17th for free art workshops, live music, storytelling and other activities for all ages plus access to indoor playspaces. Weekly themes include Jewish Holidays, Israel, gratitude, the circus, diversity, and more.

Indian Dance Workshop

3:15 pm–4:15 pm
Morningside Heights Library ( 2900 Broadway at 113th Street)

Travel to India in an interactive, dance- and music-filled performance/workshop extravaganza. After watching some Mohiniyattam-style dance, and listening to Carnatic singing and the music of the tablas, you will have a chance to try out the moves yourself. Also learn about the origins of these beautiful Indian art forms.

Sunday


New York International Children's Film Festival 2018

10:30 am–5:30 pm
SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street)
$14

Over 100 groundbreaking, thought-provoking films for ages 3-18 from 35 different countries screen at theaters around Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. See website for schedule.

Saturday & Sunday through March 18 at various locations.

Milstein Science Series: Ocean Technology

11:00 am–4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
Free with museum admission (suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under)

Try hands-on activities and experience dynamic performances in this family-friendly science festival celebrating underwater technology including advanced devices such as submersibles, robotics, and sensors that enable scientists to descend to depths unfit for divers, transmit data more quickly, and collect samples of unexplored ecosystems. Learn more about the explorers and equipment that make today’s investigations possible.

The Magician's Assistant

12:00 pm–1:00 pm
UNDER St. Mark’s Theatre (94 St Marks Place)
$15, $5/kids

See a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until a magician’s lovely assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in a magician’s absence. Clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. Video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly. Encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies.

Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog

1:00 pm–3:00 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)

Enjoy food, red envelopes, and festivities celebrating Lunar New Year. Many New Yorkers say Gong Hey Fat Choy each new year, but have you also heard Chuc Mung Nam Moi, sur s’dey chh’nam t’mey? Learn about all the ways Lunar New Year is celebrated through food and culture in Southeast Asia.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade And Festival

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street between Delancey and Broome Street)

This annual spectacle features lion and dragon dancers, floats, marching bands, several hundred schoolchildren from Beijing, magicians, acrobats and more. Parade participants gather around noon at Sara Roosevelt Park, then move to Hester and Mott street where the parade starts at 1 pm, winding though the main streets of Lower Manhattan/Chinatown (Mott, Canal, Bowery, Chatham Square, East Broadway, Eldridge, Hester, Forsyth & Grand St.) and ending back at Sara Roosevelt Park, where the celebration continues until 4 pm at an outdoor cultural festival with food, booths and performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists.

Rubin Family Sundays: Earth Painting

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Celebrating Losar, the Himalayan New Year, and 2018’s lunar sign, the Earth Dog, by painting with the most basic element: earth. Get down and dirty painting with mud and soil. Playing with dirt serves as a nostalgic exploration of the environment. Tibetans have used mud for art-making in the past, and we are reviving this element for the future. Also plant a Losar metok, Tibet’s winter flower. See how the metok grows over time.

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