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

Celebration of Math presented by the Russian School of Mathematics

RSM Upper East - 1st Ave 1745 First Avenue at e 91st St, New York, NY
FREE

RSM invites all to a math action-packed day across all 5 RSM NYC branches. Free activities include musical performances by students, a Math & Art exhibit, inspiring talks with artists on how Math & Art are connected, New York scholars sharing their love for math, school tours, games, math puzzles, competitions, sample lessons and more.…

Suggested Ages: All
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Lunar New Year Fair

East Broadway Mall 88 E Broadway, New York, NY
FREE

Meet amazing local vendors, creators and experiences at community organization Welcome to Chinatown's fair. Try a meet Chinatown scavenger hunt and explore an AAPI artist alley. Sample treats from Banh by Lauren, Butterboy Baking, Lunar Hard Seltzer and Nguyen Coffee Supply. Shop Dae Tea, Dawang, Ga Ma Diam Goods, Lotus Haus Studio, The Revolutionary Mushroom,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

National Museum of the American Indian - New York One Bowling Green, New York, NY
FREE

Play Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Try your hand at Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, Hawaiian chess, hoop throwing, and more.

Suggested Ages: All

DTBK Presents Lunar New Year Celebration

Albee Square Fulton and Bond St Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
FREE

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit at City Point with free kids activities, lion dances and story time. From 11 am–1 pm, make arts & crafts featuring the 2023 Rabbit Coloring Calendar and Make Your Own Mini Drums. From 1 pm–2 pm, join Lunar New Year story time at McNally Jackson bookstore…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Miffy Presents Lunar New Year

Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY
$5 suggested donation

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Miffy, the globally beloved bunny. Enjoy lion dance performances, zodiac crafts, demonstrations, storytime, lucky plant sale, and more in a gorgeous garden.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Moon Over Manhattan: A Lunar New Year Family Day

Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at East 70th Street Upper East Side, New York, New York
$12/adults, $7/students & senior, free/ages 12 & under

Asia Society rings in the New Year with performances and craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Enjoy a Lion Dance and interactive Kung Fu demonstration by the Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school. Sing and dance along with Elena Moon Parkto Korean New Year’s songs, fun and silly songs about…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Lunar New Year Celebration at Local Roots

Local Roots Market & Café 398 Court Street, New York, NY
FREE

Celebrate the year of the Rabbit with a local Chinese owned farm-to-table cafe. See a lion dance at 2pm to ward off evil spirits, performed by golden lions based in Chinatown.

Come earlier for lunch and order fan tuans, scallion pancake cheese melts and organic vegan Mapo tofu.…
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar NYC 100 West 77th Street, New York, NY
FREE

Shop for unique gifts from over 200 hand-picked independent local artisans, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers, and food entrepreneurs. Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and giftable items: candles, skincare, fashion, handbags, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver- and glassware, and delicious artisanal treats and foods. Profits are donated to four local…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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New York Boat Show

Jacob Javits Center 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY
$20, free/ages 12 & under

Boat lovers can admire luxury motor yachts, sport fishers, sailboats and more watercrafts, plus see antique engines, build a toy boat and other maritime activities. Try paddle boarding and kayaking in an an indoor paddle pool, enjoy chef & mixologist demos, sample food tastings, and groove to live DJ sets at the Discover Boating Beach…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Winter Festival at Hommocks Park Ice Rink

Hommocks Park Ice Rink 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
$11/ages 12+, $8.50/ages 11 & under, $5/Skate Rental

Skate with favorite characters, jump in bounce houses and an inflatable snow globe, get temp tattoos enter raffles and more all-ages activities at an enclosed public skating facility.

Suggested Ages: All

Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration

Japan Society 333 East 47th Street Midtown, New York, New York
$15, free/ages 2 & under

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Japanese-style. After watching a riveting Japanese taiko drum performance, kids are invited on stage for a hands-on drum mini-workshop.  Activities include a live giant ink-painting demonstration, a New Year’s calligraphy workshop (kakizome) and postcard-making (nengajo) and take-home craft kits. Healthy Japanese light meals, snacks and festival-related refreshments available for purchase. Sign…

Suggested Ages: All

Lunar New Year at Essex Market

Essex Market 88 Essex St, New York, NY
FREE

Celebrate the year of the rabbit with variety of all-ages on the mezzanine of Essex Market.  Sample dumpling sand enjoy lantern crafting, giveaways, and a lion dance.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

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+

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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Lunar New Year Day Lion Dancing

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

Ring in Lunar New Year D with a showstopping performance from the Wan Chi Ming Dragon Lion Dance Team. Check out stunning new art exhibition, OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP by Warren King, and shop the iconic Asian emporium feature.  

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Old-Fashioned Winter’s Afternoon

Rye Nature Center 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
$25/group of 6

Enjoy log-sawing, archery, maple sugaring, live raptor shows, fire-roasted marshmallows, archery, winter-themed carnival games, a petting zoo, and fun crafts like decorating candles, walking sticks, and a plant pot. Soup, hot dogs, waffles and popcorn available.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade And Festival

Sara D. Roosevelt Park Rivington Street between Chrystie Street & Forsyth Street, New York, NY
FREE

This annual spectacle features lion and dragon dancers, floats, marching bands, 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 to Chatham Square to East Broadway…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Gov­er­nors Island Ice Sculp­ture Show

Governors Island Governors Island, New York, NY
FREE

Join an excit­ing after­noon of live ice carv­ing from skilled ice artists. Enjoy every­thing the Win­ter Vil­lage has to offer and help choose the win­ner at the end of the event. Food available for purchase includes Lit­tle Eva’s sea­son­al menu, with warm drinks and new takes on clas­sic com­fort food like brats, veg­an chili,…

Suggested Ages: All

Lunar New Year at Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
$10/adults, $6/ages 3-18

Kick off the Year of the Rabbit with traditional Asian arts, crafts, demonstrations, and performances for all ages. Celebrate the fourth of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, and, according to Chinese culture, the luckiest animal of all. Festivities begin with the colorful ceremonial Lion Dance. Make Chinese knots, posters, and cut paper decorations…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Carnegie Hall Fall Family Day: Spring Fest

Carnegie Hall 57th Street & Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

Enjoy free, interactive, and fun musical activities and performances in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing. Journey through a musical celebration of the earth, the elements, and all things spring. Activities are ongoing; drop in anytime.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 12