BEST OF NYC

Stay warm this chilly weekend up with destination hot cocoa and indoor family museum programs. Join the last week of Lunar New Year celebration and check out family-friendly shows.

Save during NYC's slow season with NYC's Must-See Week, 2-for-1-Broadway Week and Restaurant Week (which are all actually 4 weeks long).

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Sculpture Casting & Coloring Workshop with Artist Rachel Owens Sugar Hill

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🎨 Take a sculpture casting and coloring workshop with artist Rachel Owens at delightful Sugar Hill Children's Museum (which also hosts musical interactive Story Hour every Saturday).

🎨Join Color Wink Studio and Sugar Hill Creamery for art-making and ice cream.

🎨 Learn about Black and Afro-Latinx artists through storytime, discussions and art projects at interactive, bilingual Coquí Club at El Museo.

🎨 Look for fairy tale motifs at the castle-like Cloisters.

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UPPER WEST SIDE

🎺 Dance the Charleston; craft paper trumpets in honor of jazz legend Louis Armstrong; design Jazz Age cloche hats; and try more-hands-on arts & activities at CMOM's month-long Harlem Renaissance: A Celebration of Black Brilliance.

🎺 Go on an I Spy scavenger hunt among historic toy trains, figurines, and miniature models in Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, dress up like favorite Jewish Deli foods and join Sunday storytime.

🎺 Stop by the weekly R&R: Shabbat at the JCC for free art workshops, live music, storytelling, food, indoor and outdoor play and other activities for all ages.

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Johann Strauss Jr., Pop Star!

UPPER EAST SIDE

🎶 A professional orchestra, young soloists and zany Professor Treblemaker explore what happens when "classical" music is more like "pop" music in LOS Kids: Johann Strauss Jr, Pop Star

🎶 Dance to the delightful sounds of Little Miss Ann at the Jewish Museum then make watercolor nature scenes.

🎶 Parents of wee ones can join Guggenheim Stroller Tours. All families can explore two must-see exhibits: Alex Katz: Gathering, with NYC characters in freestanding cutouts and Nick Cave: Forothermore, with elaborate installations and textile works.

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MIDTOWN

🌹 Add freshly cut roses to trellises among heart-shaped hedge rows in Love's h|Edge, the winner of this year's Love in Times Square Design Competition.

🌹 Join a Bryant Park Lunar New Year Celebration, then bump and spin on Bumper Cars on Ice.

🌹 Visit The Little Prince: Taking Flight before it closes at the fancy Morgan Library and join a kid-friendly exhibition tour and storytime.

🌹 See a Yayoi Kuasma robot painting polka dots.

🌹 Snag great deals on Broadway shows, including 2-for-1 Broadway Week.

🌹 Head to Hudson Yards for lion dances and ribbon-twirling performances.

Chiharu Shiota- Signs of Life

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MEATPACKING/CHELSEA

🔨 Make valentine vases at Home Depot at free monthly workshops

🔨 Feel the pink in the immersive, cinematic MAGENTAVERSE (part of 2-for-1 NYC Must-See Week).

🔨 Explore immersive gallery installations - go inside a woven wonderland at Chiharu-Shiota: Signs of Life and get free candy from an evocative 700-pound pile at Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

🔨 Join free art-making at Rubin Family Sundays.

🔨  Browse a spacious LV pop-up store covered in artist Yayoi Kusama's signature black and yellow polka dots.

🔨 Ride bumper cars on ice & dine on seasonal fare at 80s-themed Bump! at the Standard High Line.

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DOWNTOWN

🧧 Look for Super Saturday Lion Dancing around Chinatown and at iconic Asian emporium Pearl River Mart, also home stunning cardboard sculptures in , OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP.

🧧 Join Adventures from The Shed, lively immersive performances featuring puppetry, singing, dancing, storytelling and a bit of theatrical magic.

🧧 See a classic tale with a comic twist in Teatro SEA's bilingual musical play  The True Story of Little Red.

🧧Jump in a ball pit at a shoe store and explore winter-themed interactive pop-ups.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

FIDI/SEAPORT

🪀 Play and learn in the museum's ImagiNATIONS Activity Center at National Museum of the American Indian. always a good free option for cold-weather days. 

🪀 Shop and eat at gourmet emporium Tin Building or dine like the Golden Girls.

🪀  Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, fire pits and a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink at Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage.

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Best of BAMkids Film Festival

BROOKLYN

🎥 See animated and live action short films from around the globe at BAMkids’ annual film festival - and create your own new stories through experiential activities, performances, and play.

🎥 Celebrate music and diversity with renowned clarinetist Oran Etkin and Moroccan Gnawa musician Samir Langus  at Timbalooloo Jazz for Kids.

🎥 Commemorate Jewish holidayTu BiShvat, the new year of the trees with nature-inspired activities at Brookyln Children's Museum and Senesh Day School.

🎥 Enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment for all ages at Brooklyn Museum's Free Saturday. Explore the art of fashion at the spectacular Thierry Mugler: Couturissime.at Brooklyn Museum.

🎥 Groove at Rock and Roll Playhouse: Bob Marley then stay for family bowling.

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