NEIGHBORHOOD AGENDAS

All the holiday tourists are long gone; which means no crowds and big savings for locals! Get 2-for-1 Broadway Week tix, dine for less during NYC Restaurant Week and snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC's iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts during NYC Must-See Week (PS these all last longer than a week).

Lunar New Year celebrations continue begins with lots of Lion Dances (and an amazing ice cream special).

So many cool exhibits for all ages - and great museum programs for in-depth exploration. Interactive Inside Art at CMOM just opened and we heard it's so much fun Plus lots of family-friendly shows and live concerts for all ages, from hilarious improv to folk music for kids.

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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…

Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements and toys. Dynamic displays explore the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. Hop…

Stroller Tour Through History

Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America’s past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before the museum opens for the day. Includes singing, movement, texture exploration and art-making in the galleries. First & third Sunday of the month.

Very Young People’s Concerts: Strings

Join Philippe the Penguin and musicians of the New York Philharmonic on a musical playground. Enjoy an interactive concert designed by New York Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College for age 3–6. At 12:30 pm and 3 pm. Includes musical games with musicians beginning a half hour before concert time throughout…

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat

May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Rat, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops. For all ages. Includes a Lunar New Year Parade with the Chinese Center on Long Island Lion Troupe, Sesame Street Puppeteers, drum and dance performances, a collaborative communal…

Impulse

Climb on one of 12 over-sized seesaws to make them radiate with light and musical elements, creating a custom winter light show. On Broadwaybetween 37th and 38th Streets (temporarily closed to vehicles).

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

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…

Read-to-Skate StoryTime

Read and sing along with Cali Co Cat and earn a free skate rental. Free books from Penguin Random House (while supply lasts). New stories every week. To earn a skate rental, attend 2 StoryTimes plus attend 1 program at New York Public Library Children’s Center at 42nd Street and/or read and enjoy 1 library book.…

Ice Fishing, Tartan Kilt Skate & Read-to-Skate StoryTime

At 11:30 am, read and sing along with Cali Co Cat and earn a free skate rental. Free books from Penguin Random House (while supply lasts). New stories every week. To earn a skate rental, attend 2 StoryTimes plus attend 1 program at New York Public Library Children’s Center at 42nd Street and/or read and enjoy…

Salute to Black Achievements in Television Family Screenings

In celebration of Black History Month, see classic television shows that celebrate the black and African-American experience on a big screen. Includes episodes of the The Proud Family, That’s So Raven, The Harlem Globetrotters animated cartoon, and a 1978 Sesame Street fantasia featuring Big Bird and Richard Pryor.

Toy Lab Camp

Past a secret magic door in a toy and clothing store find an an immersive retail experience where families can test (and shop) for the best toys of the season. Pick a job (FunFluencer, Awesomeness Agent, Play Pioneer) and then…

The Rink

Eat, dink and skate at a winter dreamscape under the High Line with rainbow trees and a small street-side ice rink. Free penguin skate aids for small beginners and furry blankets for spectators. Easy and fun, though we were warned…

Home Depot Workshop: Mini Hockey Game

Develop hands-on skills with sanding, nailing, painting and more while creating a mini hockey game. 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,…

The Art of Chinese New Year

Explore the Lunar New Year holiday and the related traditional visual and performing arts in a vibrant, interactive art experience for all ages. Experience the sights and sounds of the holiday through displays, artist workshops, and hands-on activities. Learn about nianhua (New Year pictures), spring couplets, and papercutting. A showcase on the…

Lunar New Year Family Festival

Join diverse communities from the 5 boroughs to celebrate the Lunar New Year with storytelling, drop-in arts and crafts, teaching artist demonstrations, special guests, and more.    

Film Forum Jr.: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Grant Williams as a hapless human fighting for his life in a microscopic world. Described as not only one of the best sci-fi movies of the 50s, “but one of the finest films ever made in that genre.”

Show Up, Kids!

In a fun, interactive twist on traditional kids shows, the main attraction doesn’t show up, so improvisor Peter Michael Marino (formerly the hilarious villain in Pip”s Island)  makes one up on the spot and has the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong?…

Lunar New Year

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance presented by Arts Brookfield in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.  A dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers launches an afternoon filled with bursts of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical…

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert

See dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. Meet the dancers afterward.

JR: Chronicles

See bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in a survey of Pierre Cardin’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Explore an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes containing over 170 objects drawn from legendary couturie atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films.

Curious, Unusual, and Extraordinary

Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his band, presents songs about Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions geared to curious families, extraordinary children and their unusual friends. The show draws from Michael Hearst’s highly successful series of…

Brooklyn Museum F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

Discover the world through art, play fun gallery games, and make  masterpieces in the studio. Be inspired by art, fashion, and activism to think about the future we want to see. For ages 4–6, with an adult companion. 11 am–12:30 pm…

Mozart for Munchkins Piano Trio

Enjoy works from Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Mozart and more for the violin, cello and piano a relaxed, fun concert for all ages (even babies). Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and trying instruments after.

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Sleepy Seeds, and Winter Dormancy

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Because winter is a time of rest for many beings, having fun creating masks to mimic dormant seeds, hibernating groundhogs, torporing bats, and more. Take the newly made mask and perform a dreamy tale of what it…

Garry Krinsky: Toying With Science

Enjoy a fast paced, varied and dynamic program combining circus skills, daring feats of balance, mime, original music, and audience involvement to explore basic scientific principles. Performances at 11 am & 1:30 pm. Recommended for ages 6+

NYC Must-See Week

Through Feb 9, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC’s iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Save of our family  faves – click on the link for exhibit, events and info. – Big Apple Circus – Bronx Zoo – Brooklyn Museum – Guggenheim – Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – Museum of the…

NYC Restaurant Week

Get three-course, prix-fixe meals from fabulous NYC restaurants for $26 for lunch or $42 from January 21 through February 9. Choose from more than 380 participating restaurants including The Dutch, Hearth, Lafayette, ABC Kitchen, Lincoln, Tavern on the Green, and many more tasty options. Read these tips on getting the most bang for your buck.…

2-for-1 Broadway Week

Get 50% off tickets for select Broadway shows through Feb 9. Kid-friendly options include Aladdin and Frozen. Use code BWAYWK (BWAYUP for upgraded seats for $30 more). Buy at the box office to save $10+ on service fees. More options for family-friendly theater.

60% Off the Museum of the City of New York

Save on admission to family-friendly Museum of the City of New York – two adults for $15 or of four for $25 (ages 19 & under are always free). Learn about the past, present and future of New York City with interactive exhibitions and great family programming.