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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey all over town (and eat some long noodles). February holidays for us mean more chances to visit family-friendly museums.

All events are free unless noted otherwise. See our Instagram and Pinterest for photos.


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Friday

Let's Explore India Through Srijan Dance

10:30 am - 11:30 am
NORY Studio (156 Fifth Avenue Floor 12, Suite 1219)

$25

Ages 2-4 will be introduced to the beautiful sounds and movements of Indian culture.


MoMA Art Lab Story Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (4 West 53rd Street)

Free with museum admission ($25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under)

Enjoy an interactive story time and creative activities in the engaging <"hhttp://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1552">MoMA Art Lab: Process.


Saturday

Play Fair

9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street)

$30, $110/family 4-pack

Celebrate play and entertainment for all ages at an immersive, experience-rich event presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon. Explore dozens of toy and entertainment brands through hands-on exhibits, displays and never-before-seen exclusive toys of tomorrow plus events featuring fan favorites including Spider-man, Star Wars Bladebuilders, the Story Pirates and hilarious children’s author Jon Scieszka.

Two sessions, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm & 3 – 7 pm. Also on Sunday.


Presidential Superheroes

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Free with museum admission ($20, $15/seniors & educators, $12/students, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under, free/ages 18 & under on summer weekends )

Join the New-York Historical Society to mix, match, and mash up favorite larger than life idols including those featured in Superheroes in Gotham. Travel through America’s past with programming for all ages including scavenger hunts in the galleries for centuries-old objects and hands-on creative activities.

Daily through Feb 21.


MoMA Family Gallery Talks

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults. Make sure you stop by the Moma Art Lab: Process and other family-friendly exhibits.


New York City Ballet Family Saturday: Choreographic Voices

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York City Ballet (20 Lincoln Center)

$20

New York City Ballet artists introduce families to innovative choreographers who have shaped the Company through short works, excerpts and interactive discussions. Very engaging and entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.


Pause/Play

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at First Avenue)

In advance: $10, $5/ages 17 & under, $30/family; At door: $15, $10/ages 17 & under, $40/family

This monthly series invites families to come to the the 14th Street Y for yoga, family swim, music & science classes, plays and more.


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 21st for free art workshops, live music, storytelling and other activities for all ages plus access to indoor playspaces.


Sunday

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults. Make sure you stop by the Moma Art Lab: Process and other family-friendly exhibits.


Second Sunday Family Tours

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)

$20/family

The second Sunday of every month head to the Guggenheim for family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities.


Valentine's Day Party at Kidville Upper West Side

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kidville Upper West Side (205 W 88th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

$35

Enjoy valentine day activities including a Kissing Booth Photo Station, Take-Home Art Project, Rockin’ Railroad Concert, snacks, and open play in the gym.


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.



What We’re Reading

Bringing In the New Year

Bold illustrations and tell the story of a Chinese American family preparing for Lunar New Year. Each family member lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings then celebrate with fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a colorful dragon parade. Simple and tailor-made for reading aloud to young children, with an informative author’s note for parents, teachers and children who want to learn more.

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Discount Sesame Street Live

Dance along as all of your favorite Sesame Street friends join you on the floor. Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie Monster teaches all ‘feets’ to dance and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Tickets available for $13-$31 (usually $31-$51) morning, afternoon and evenings February 13th – 21st at Madison Square Garden.


$10 Off Junior Explorers Subscription plus free 2016 Eco-Calendar

Get $10 off Junior Explorers, an award-winning subscription program that teaches kids all about wildlife and nature, plus a free 2016 Eco-Calendar. Kids receive a kit in the mail every month that sends them on a virtual adventure to a new ecosystem to learn about the animals that live there. Junior Explorers’ adventure kits contain collectibles like wristbands, pins, figurines, and activity books to prepare kids for their mission. A secret code inside the kit unlocks Junior Explorers’ online adventure, where kids play fun learning games to solve a mystery in nature. Last month my 3 & 6 year old had a great time exploring the Great Barrier Coral Reef and its colorful sea animals (and I learned a lot too). Great way to keep kids entertained (and educated) this winter. Plans start at $19/month and can be cancelled at any time.


Off-Broadway Week

Get two tickets for the price of one at Off-Broadway shows February 1-14. Kid-friendly options include Gazillion Bubble Show, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Stomp. Get the offer code online; save on service fees by purchasing at the theater’s box office.



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