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Friday, February 21

Museum of Ice Cream

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 4, 2020

Museum of Ice Cream
558 Broadway at Prince Street+ Google Map

Celebrate all things ice cream at the return of the sweet pop up that started then trend. This new permanent location has 13 interactive installations across 3 floors, the biggest sprinkle pool ever, a three-story slide and lots of ice cream to try. The first few rooms are not that exciting, but kids love the later rooms, especially that pool (ps make sure they know these sprinkles are not edible - plenty of other treats throughout).

$38
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Submerge

February 21 @ 10:00 am - March 7 @ 10:00 pm
Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Descend into the sights, sounds and feeling of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue in an immersive installation inspired by Pantone Color of The Year 2020. The multi-sensory installation surrounds visitors in a realm of boundless blue, evocative of infinite evening sky at dusk, the vastness of deep, serene ocean waters, and limitless reflections in the rain. Suggested age is 6+ but younger kids allowed as long as they agree t0 no running, no poking, no stepping on and no touching the hardware or…

$24/ages 15-54, $17/ages 2-14, $20/students & seniors, free/under 2
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Black Future Festival

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

Reflect, act, and look toward the future at the Brooklyn Children's Museum week-long Black Future Festival. Enjoy art, and take part in activities inspired by the celebration of peoples of the African Diaspora and Black History Month. Explore TRiPTIC—an Afrofuturist galaxy created by festival artist-in-residence, Kwame Brandt-Pierce. With Dr. Shabazz B. Spacely as your guide, create decoding goggles in ColorLab, enjoy interactive performances, meet JuB JuB and other creatures, and handle objects only found in the TRiPTIC galaxy. Journey through…

Free with museum admission
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Sloomoo Institute

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sloomoo Institute
475 Broadway between Broome & Grand Streets+ Google Map

Explore a sensory playground centered around slime. Play with beautiful and seemingly endless vats full of slime, relax in an immersive tunnel, enter a glow-in-the-dark cove,  and create at a 150-foot long DIY bar Wear clothes that can get messy. Every ticket comes with an 8-oz. custom slime and other surprises.

$38
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Off Broadway Week

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 23, 2020

New World Stages
340 West 50th Street Midtown+ Google Map

Get 2-for-1 tickets on Off-Broadway shows (including kid-friendly Gazillion Bubble Show, Blue Man Group, Sistas: The Musical, Little Mermaid and Stomp) a Feb 10 through Feb 23. Buy at box offices to save on ticketing fees.

FREE
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Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until April 18, 2020

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

See a dazzling array of high-fashion clothing and accessories inspired by classical ballet including tutu-inspired couture gowns, American ready-to-wear separates based on leotards and tights and leg warmers, and footwear ranging from “ballerina” flat slippers to fetishistic “pointe”-style high heels. A choice selection of ballet costumes worn by legendary ballerinas such as Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn, as well as stars of the New York City Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem showcase how mid-century designers icoroporayed ballet-inspired materials…

FREE
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Vale Rink

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

The William Vale
55 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn+ Google Map

Glide on an impact absorbent/environmentally friendly ice-like surface with incredible city views at this outdoor rink on the 23rd floor of hip hotel The William Vale. Warm up in a winkside tent with hot chocolate and treats.

$20 adults, $12/ages 12 & under (includes skate rental)
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Museum Sleepovers

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - February 22 @ 9:00 am
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One event on February 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West+ Google Map

So the exhibits didn't come to life like in the movie (though my daughter swore the statue of Teddy Roosevelt was in a different place in the morning), but sleepover at the Natural History Museum i still one of the most magical NYC experiences. Sleep on cots underneath the famous blue whale (or next to African elephants, or surrounded by striking models of our planet - requests can be submitted at registration).* After the doors close and the lights dim,…

$150
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Saturday, February 22

BAMKids Teknopolis

February 22 @ 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 22, 2020

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place Brooklyn

Transform the world around you at an interactive technology showcase. Create a living painting, play a rock concert using only household objects, and fly through a surreal dreamscape. Today’s leading digital artists use virtual reality, augmented reality, projection mapping, and other innovative tools to create multisensory installations that are only fully realized through audience participation. Choose from an experience for ages 6+ featuring drawing, dance, storytelling, and music-making or add on + VR for access to virtual reality and 360°…

$45/adults, $18/ages 6-8, $25/ages 9-17
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Color Factory

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hotel Manisses
251 Spring Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists and a giant blue ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue ball pit. My daughter especially enjoyed an activity where we drew each other with our eyes closed and picked the colors of each other's essences. The 1 year old we…

  $38, $28/ages 2-12, free/ages 2 & under
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Winter Village Kids Week

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until February 22, 2020

Bryant Park
42nd Street & Fifth Avenue Midtown+ Google Map

Join free kids activities at Bryant Park's Winter Village including daily free group skate lessons (9:30 am, skate rental not included), ice skating performances (10:45 am & 12:15 pm), indoor drop-in arts & crafts (2 pm-3:30 pm), curling demos, ice fishing, puppet shows, chess lessons, science demos, yogi beans classes, latin dance classes clowning workshops and more. Ages 7+ can try for stand-by tickets on the Bumper Cars on Ice ($17). Activities vary by day. Find a variety of food…

FREE
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A Tango-Dancing Cinderella / Cenicienta Tanguera

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 7, 2020

Teatro SEA
107 Suffolk Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

A bilingual musical of the classic fairytale about a humble girl who works very hard to reach her dreams. With a little bit of magic (not to mention that she is the best tango dancer in the kingdom), she discovers her self-esteem and Prince Charming. Great for both English and Spanish speakers

$20/adults, $10/kids
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Wave Hill Family Art Project: Bronx Photo & Poetry Archive Story

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020

Wave Hill
West 249th Street & Independence Avenue Bronx

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Join Winter Workspace artist Stephanie Alvarado in archiving Bronx stories through photos. Create “choreo-poems” to help capture the stories of the people of the Bronx.  

FREE
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Icebreakers – Skate School

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2020

The Standard High Line
848 Washington Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Take weekly professional lessons on the Standard High Line's street-side The Rink Wednesday 4 pm (kids only) & Saturdays 10 am (kids + adults), Cozy up rinkside with seasonal favorites including mulled wine, tomato soup + grilled cheese, and kid-friendly macaroni & cheese, burgers, hot cocoa, sweet treats and s'mores.

$17/adults, $12/ages 11 & under, $8/skate rental
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Lola Star’s Dreamland Rink Toddler Skate Party

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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City Point
445 Albee Square West Brooklyn+ Google Map

Kids 6 and under can party like the big kids beneath the glittering disco ball lights. Learn to skate in a safe environment without big kids and adults (besides guardians) zipping around. Starts with a 20 minute class on the basics of roller skating-got kids and their parents. Then we hit the dance floor to skate to favorite toddler jams. Parents are welcome to skate or assist on the rink wearing shoes. Colorful clothes, Disco outfits, glittering dresses, rainbows and…

$18 (includes skate rental)
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Mission Solvers – Kids-only Escape Game

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2020

apple seeds
10 West 25th Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Solve puzzles, manipulate objects, and open locks in exciting escape room games geared towards children ages 8-14. Recover a stolen book of spells in 'School of Magic,' or find the antidote to a virus outbreak in 'Outbreak' before time runs out.

$36
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The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 19, 2020

One event on February 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard+ Google Map

Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, and enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family (most of it in the climate-controlled indoors).

Free with admission
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Medieval Arts Children’s Workshop

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

Carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more in  a gorgeous gothic style cathedral. Recommended for ages 4 – 8 years old.

$10
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Brookfield Place Saturday Morning Show: Sweetbeatz & Cardone the Magician

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brookfield Place
220 Vesey Street Lower Manhattan

At 10 am, Sweetbeatz songbird Meredith Wright leads a sweet and soulful, edgy and energetic musical adventure inspired by the hustle bustle of city life. At 11 am, join Cardone the Magician for a magic show that both kids and adults will find mystifying and exciting. Part of a weekly series in Hudson Eats (with lots of yummy options) in Brookfield Place.

FREE
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Intrepid Kids Week: Exploring Space & Science

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2020

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue Midtown+ Google Map

The always-interesting Intrepid gets even more kid-friendly with interactive programming for all ages. Activities include arts & crafts, Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by museum educators and presentations by Kerbal Space Academy, a NASA astronaut and NASA flight director, Mad Science and a Planetary Geologist. This former aircraft carrier has lots of indoor space to play with tons of hands-on displays, but be prepared to traverse the uncovered  deck whatever the weather. Save $2 online with code KW-20. Annual family membership…

$33/adults, $24/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 & under
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Doug Wheeler

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2020

Enter a new light installation by American artist Doug Wheeler,  an immersive environment that further expands on his groundbreaking investigations of the possibilities of luminous space. Magical and stunning.

FREE
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MoMA Family Gallery Talks

February 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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 in the newly reopened MoMA. 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 available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early.…

FREE
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The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Supertalls of the Future

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place Lower Manhattan

Skyscrapers keep climbing higher! After a brief tour of the new exhibit, Supertall 2020, kids will take on the role of master planners as they design a future city. Ages 6-10. RSVP required

$5
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Yeti, Set, Snow!

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tues–Fri 10:30 am & 11:30 am, Sat & Sun 1:00 pm
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Central Park, West 79th Street & West Drive

An original production from the historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre features a young girl who teaches a sweet, snow-hating yeti with a sparkly silver cat the value of snow and friendship. A fun musical with clever staging in a magical Central Park setting. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers (though my 9-year-old was also enchanted). Unassigned seating on benches in a small theater (grown-ups are encouraged to sit in the back). Stroller parking available in…

$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months
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Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party!

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Multiple times daily through Feb 23
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza+ Google Map

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and other favorite Sesame Street friends for an interactive musical show. Fun for young fans, and stadium-style atmosphere is welcoming to all ages. Arrive early to leave time for security lines. Beware the $10 Elmo balloons and other aggressive merchandising. Save 50%+ at this link  

$25-$45, free/babies under 1
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