Cerith Wyn Evans: no realm of thought…

Marian Goodman Gallery 24 West 57th Street Midtown, New York, New York
FREE

Walk around and through new, luminous works by Cerith Wyn Evans, known for his unique sculptural oeuvre. Movements,­­ texts or sounds are transposed into luminous works or exploring the limits of visibility. Mon-Sat 10 am–6 pm   

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

NYC Must-See Week

Various Locations Throughout NYC, New York, NY
FREE

Jan 17-Feb 12, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC's iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Use promo code  MSW23 online for most venues; see nycgo.com for details. Save on these family faves - click on links for more info. MUSEUMS * Cooper Hewitt * Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

NYC Restaurant Week

Various Locations Throughout NYC, New York, NY
$30-$60

Jan  17-Feb 12, sample special prix-fixe dinner options across the five boroughs for $30, $45 or $60 depending on the meal. Hundreds of participants include top-tier restaurants and neighborhood favorites. Register your Mastercard and earn $10 back on in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Alex Prager Part Two: Run

Lehmann Maupin 536 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
FREE

Watch AlexPrager’s surreal new film ’Run,’ featuring absurdist humor as it examines human resilience in the face of catastrophe. A selection of related photographs and sculptures bring the story to life in the galleries. Tue-Thu 10 am–6 pm

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

MAGENTAVERSE

Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue at West 15th Street, New York, NY
$25/ages 15-54, $17/ages 4-15, $20/students & seniors, free/ages 3 & under

Explore the sights, sounds, feelings and inspirations of the Pantone Color of the Year 2023, Viva Magenta. Step into an immersive cinematic journey through a color universe. Explore digital installations inspired by earth and space. Features content and explorations of space and technology from NASA. Presented by Artechouse.  Inside Chelsea Market, also home many…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Some Bunny To Love: Year of the Rabbit, 2023

Emma Lazarus High School 100 Hester St at Eldrige, New York, NY
FREE

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this new mural by BKFoxx and Claudio Picasso in Chinatown.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Chiharu Shiota: Signs of Life

Galerie Templon 293 Tenth Avenue at 27th St, New York, NY
FREE

Go inside a spectacular site-specific installation and explore a series of previously unseen sculptures and drawings by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. Skillfully woven knotted white and red threads create fantastical scenes combining salvaged window frames, a piano, suitcases, books and used clothes. Look for evocative everyday objects - old suitcases, stained dolls, miniature furniture and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP: Finding Home in Chinatown

Pearl River Mart SoHo 452 Broadway at Grand St, New York, NY
FREE

Using only cardboard and glue, Chinese American artist Warren King captures in exquisite beauty and detail everyday moments in nearby Chinatown. Distinctive life-sized sculptures, as well as smaller scale and wall-hanging pieces, depict local residents: women engaged in lively conversation, a hardworking fish vendor, players and spectators of an intense game of Chinese chess, and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Chocolate Makery & Slime Studio

Jewish Children's Museum 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
$15, free/ages 2 & under

Become a chocolatier for a day. Harvest the cocoa pods, grind and roast beans and mold a delicious chocolate creation. Or get all gooey and create fruity slime. Both programs run throughout the day. Each museum admission includes one free program ticket, additional tickets are $3 each.

Suggested Ages: All

Love’s h|Edge

TSq Plaza 46-47 Broadway between W 46th & W 47th Streets, New York, NY
FREE

Journey through hidden pathways, rose-filled trellises, and heart-shaped interior spaces in a playful configuration of four heart-shaped hedge rows designed to be ADA-accessible and inclusive. Illumination and recorded soundscape create an evolving, multi-sensory experience and will evolve over the course of the month. Each day at 1pm, visitors are invited to “Fill Up the Heart”…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Harlem Renaissance: A Celebration of Black Brilliance

Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam, New York, NY
$15, free/babies under 1

Celebrate Black History Month all February long with interactive, hands-on activities that teach children about the culture of the Harlem Renaissance, a golden age of African American culture. Learn about  influential Black artists who and advanced ideas for a changing world. Dance the Charleston; craft paper trumpets in honor of jazz legend Louis Armstrong; design …

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
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Poster House Free Fridays

Poster House 119 W 23rd Street, New York, NY
FREE

Get free admission to this unique museum every Friday of every month. See colorful current exhibitions including Air-India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue and Masked Vigilantes On Silent Motorbikes featuring art made from found, re-configured, and shredded posters. Special events include  Poster History Timeline Tour (3 pm), Street Dancing Workshop (4 pm, $10) and Bollywood Dance…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
FREE

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. MoMA stays open late on the first Friday of every month with free admission for New Yorkers. Enjoy music by DJs from…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Kindness Crafting Club

The Craft Studio 1657 Third Avenue at E 93rd St, New York, NY
$62.50

Make tie dye party shirts to cheer up kids fighting cancer - and shop for your own tie dye apparel with The Craft Studio in partnership with Tie Dye For A Good Cause. The cost for participants will help cover supplies and staffing but The Craft Studio will be proud to donate any leftover funds…

Suggested Ages: All

Furry Friday with The Play That Goes Wrong

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog 101 Park Ave at West 41st Street, New York, NY
$20/human, $5/dog

Roam the galleries with fellow dog owners and lovers during American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog's pet friendly hours. Help off-Broadway production The Play That Goes Wrong look for their canine actor, Winston. Enter to win free tickets to the production, dress up as their favorite characters, and explore the history of dogs…

Suggested Ages: All
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Grassroots Grocery Saturdays

Burlington Coat Factory 1957 Turnbull Avenue, Bronx, NY
FREE
Join neighbors on a Saturday morning to sort, pack, and deliver fresh produce to New Yorkers in need. Grassroots Grocery rescues excess, unsold produce from the biggest produce market in the United States. Their growing volunteer task force delivers this bounty to over 25 communities in need, ensuring that fresh and healthy produce makes its…
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Home Depot Workshop: Valentine’s Vase

Home Depot West 23rd St Store 40 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
FREE

Develop hands-on skills by gluing, hammering with help from parents and store associates. Project change monthly. Receive a certificate of achievement, workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Also at Home Depots on 59th Street/Third Ave, Long Island City, New Rochelle and elsewhere.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12

Coquí Club: Honoring Black & Afro-Latinx Artists

El Museo Del Barrio 1230 Fifth Avenue at E 105th St, New York, NY
FREE

Join an interactive, bilingual program facilitated by El Museo museum educators with storytelling, discussion and an art making project. February is an opportunity to honor and highlight the accomplishments of many Black leaders in the community. Learn bout special Black and Afro-Latinx artists and explore a little more about their identities as Black and Latino.…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 5

25th Annual BAMkids Film Festival

Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM) 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
$14/adults, $10/ages 13 & under

Join BAMkids’ annual celebration of international stories on film—and create your own new stories through experiential activities, performances, and play. Now in its 25th year, this interactive festival showcases over 50 animated and live action short films from around the globe. Before or after screenings, step into a free family-friendly carnival featuring walkabout performers, live…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
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Adventures from The Shed

14th Street Y 344 East 14th Street at First Avenue, New York, NY
$15/one adult + one child, $5/additional adult or child

Join talented Chickenshed teaching artists for lively immersive performances featuring puppetry, singing, dancing, storytelling, some American Sign Language and a bit of theatrical magic. Check-in beginning at 9:45 am to get your backpack of props.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
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Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6-18

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Takes place indoors, but there is some outdoor walking to get to the project. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about nine. If you arrive and capacity is full, program…

Suggested Ages: All
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Wave Hill Hibernators Weekend

Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
FREE

Embrace the beauty and serenity of winter. Hunker down like a hibernator with activities in warm and cozy indoor spaces with books, puzzles, and puppets., or venture out into the peaceful gardens to connect with the creatures that animate the winter landscape. Meet live animals, create a dreamy hibernators mask, chat with visiting artists, join…

Suggested Ages: All
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Start with Art/Art Trek

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 11
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The True Story of Little Red

Teatro SEA 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY
$15-$20

Teatro SEA's bilingual musical play tells the classic fable, but with a comical twist. A Latina Little Red/Caperucita and the wolf trade places, leading the audience on a journey full of surprises. Performed in Spanish and English simultaneously.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
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Story Hour at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th Street, New York, NY
$7/adults, $5/ages 2-17

Join interactive Story Hour with special guest artists. Lots of excellent entertainers and musicians representing diverse cultures and viewpoints. Also at 1 pm.

Suggested Ages: All
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Whitney Museum Open Studio

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY
$25/adults, $18/students & seniors, Free/ages 18 & under

All ages are invited to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Make art inspired by works on view in the collection and current exhibitions. Each week is a different artmaking project. See our complete guide to the Whitney Museum.

Suggested Ages: All

Noguchi Museum Open Studio

The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY
$12, $6/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under

Explore artworks by Isamu Noguchi in the galleries and participate in art-making activities inspired by Lunar New Year in the lower-level education studio. This month, design a tote bag inspired by one of the twelve lunar zodiac animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar. No registration required for…

Suggested Ages: 2 to 11

Brooklyn Indoor Block Party

City Point 445 Albee Square, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

Join an indoor block party hosted by  City Point and Brooklyn Bridge Parents. Free fun activities include bouncy house Lego building, arts & crafts, ceramics, chess, soccer & basketball games, slime making, skate boarding and a summer camp fair at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn at 445 Albee Square West.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12
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LOS Kids: Johann Strauss Jr., Pop Star!

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College 695 Park Avenue at 68th Street, New York, NY
$23-$61

Join Johann Strauss Jr., young soloists, zany Professor Treblemaker and a professional orchestra to see what happens when "classical" music is more like "pop" music. Theatre, comedy, video, dancing, original scripts and expertly crafted music education come together for an engaging show. Includes audience participation during the show and digital pre & post concert guides.…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 10
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Cinderella

Puppetworks 338 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
$10-$11

The classic fairy tale is brought to life with marionettes at intimate Puppetworks. Advance reservations recommended. Strollers must be left on the porch outside (camera monitored). Also at 2:30 pm.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 12
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New York City Ballet Autism-Friendly Access Workshop

Lincoln Center 65th Street & Broadway, New York, NY
FREE

Join the artists of New York City Ballet in movement workshops designed especially for autistic children and their families. During these one-hour events, children will be guided in a ballet-based warm-up and choreography inspired by some of the ballets currently being performed this season. Workshops feature live piano accompaniment and a designated quiet space will…

Suggested Ages: All
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Hands On History: Victorian Valentines

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY
FREE

The home-turned-museum of Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.

Kick off the season of love with Victorian valentine making using reproductions of historic patterns and ephemera. Mean valentines, known as Vinegar Valentines, were also…

Suggested Ages: All
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Lunar New Year Performances

Hudson Yards 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
FREE

Celebrate Lunar New Year with traditional lion dances and ribbon-twirling performances by The New York Chinese Cultural Center. Enjoy other Lunar New Year art and promotions any day.

Performances at 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Color Wink Studio First Saturday Family Art Making

Sugar Hill Creamery 184 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

Join Color Wink Studio and Sugar Hill Creamery to make some art and enjoy some ice cream. On the first Saturday of every month there will be free drop-in art making for the whole family.

Suggested Ages: All
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R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC

JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street) Upper West Side, New York, New York
FREE

Stop by the JCC every Saturday afternoon through Feb 25th for free art workshops, live music, storytelling, food, indoor and outdoor play and other activities for all ages.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Twilight Winter Bird Stroll

Governors Island Governors Island, New York, NY
FREE

Meet the win­ter birds of Gov­er­nors Island with NYC Audubon. Near­ly 240 bird species have been spot­ted on the island, which pro­vides excel­lent habi­tat all year round.  Dis­cov­er all of the bird life the island has to offer this win­ter. The group will meet at 3pm at Sois­sons Land­ing. Free with reg­is­tra­tion;

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Improv 4 Kids

Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
$25

See a hilarious interactive comedy for the whole family improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Food & beverage available for purchase. 🎟 $13 tickets available for some shows at TodayTix.com.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+