TOP PICKS: BABIES

Take your wee one to a cool museum exhibit - maybe interactive Super Powered Metropolis and Inside Art at CMOM and the gorgeous the Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham Kaleidoscope  at the Botanical Garden. 

Or see a toddler-friendly show - Elmo & Friends in Sesame Street Live, sensory shadow puppets and two-for-one bubbles and more.

Plus fun pop-ups to explore, indoor playspaces, storytimes and more family fun.

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Yeti, Set, Snow!

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…

Milstein Science Series: Polar Bears

Celebrate a phenomenal species on the eve of International Polar Bear Day. Learn about its behavior, diet, territory and how climate change has made it a vulnerable species. This family-friendly festival dives into all things polar bear with activities, show-and-tell with Museum collections, and an interactive theater performance. Scientists will be on hand to discuss…

St. Agnes Library Book Sale

Support the Library and shop a large selection of gently used books and multimedia. Materials for readers of all ages at great prices.

CMOM Superpowered Break Week – Meet the Author: John Sazaklis

Celebrate the opening of CMOM’s interactive exhibition Superpowered Metropolis: Early Learning City with all-ages fun including Power Pigeon Puppet Pals, superhero gear/gadgets and comic book workshops plus other activities designed to improve executive function in ages 6 & under. At 2 & 3 pm, meet John Sazaklis, a New York Times bestselling author with over…

2120: An Art Experience

Imagine the future in blockchain enabled immersive art exhibition featuring work by artist Jacob M Fisher in collaboration TG Agency and  Portion.i. The work imagines an art world 100 years into the future, a world that emphasizes fractional, shared ownership and blockchain transactions. Lots of rainbow colored fringe and cool digital projections.

Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party!

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  

Black Cultural Festival

Celebrate the Black experience culture with workshops and performances inspired by the African Diaspora. Activities includes interactive dance workshops and performances by It’s Showtime NYC (12 & 2 pm), storytime (1 pm) and art workshops in a variety of media throughout the day.

Taste the Clouds

Can you touch the stars? See the music? Taste the clouds? Join an adventure as a young girl learns to harness her imagination and use her senses to better understand the world around her. Take a journey of the senses through shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive theater. Join pre-show activities and post-show photo-ops with…

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Swamp Spectacles and Marsh Marvels

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Make a statement about the importance of protecting the wetlands. Create spectacle-art of the plants and animals that make up these rich, biodiverse ecosystems by crafting large-scale puppets and float-like structures. Join neighbors in committees at…

Black History Month: Poetry Hike

Celebrate Black History Month on a poetry and nature hike through Pelham Bay Park. Attendees will be able to view the beautiful natural vistas of the Bronx while experiencing the nature poetry of some of the greatest African-American poets, such as Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes. For younger children, there will be an arts and crafts…

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

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).

Wave Hill Family Art Project: We Build Our Homes

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Join guest artist Anh Ta in creating an accordion-style zine to use as a journal, field notebook or book of recipes for holding the memories and plans that help define what home is.   

Off Broadway Week

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.

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Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

Get $25 rush tickets online for Metropolitan Opera performances. Available online, first-come, first-served, same day at for Monday through Friday evening performances, four hours before curtain for matinees and at 2 pm for Saturday evenings. * Create an account and log on before the tickets go on sale, they go quickly. *  Specific seat locations…