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It's Mid-Winter Break. Thank G-d.

2016-02-13

Those of you who follow me on Snapchat (mama411nyc) know that I've been running a full-time infirmary for about three weeks. One husband with a broken foot, one baby on a nebulizer, one six year old with an ear infection and a prescription for amoxicillin that apparently does not really taste like bubblegum. So let's just say that I am MORE THAN READY to get on a plane to Florida this week to visit my parents! As always, there's tons of stuff do to while school is out including on Presidents Day. Just use the calendar which we'll continue to add to all week long. Enjoy the week off, and see you all back here in a few days.

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Sunday, February 14th
  • Star Wars & The Power of Costume

    Star Wars & The Power of Costume

    Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, this exhibition reveals the artists' creative process and uncovers the connection between character and costume.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $20.00 to $27.50
    When: November 14, 2015-September 15, 2016. Open daily. Timed entry.
  • Pixar: The Design of Story

    Pixar: The Design of Story

    A capsule examination of the collaborative design process behind Pixar Animation Studios.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: Free to $16.00
    When: October 8, 2015 through August 7, 2016. Weekdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Drop In Play @ City Treehouse

    Drop In Play @ City Treehouse

    Children can climb, slide and splash around on an hourly basis at this fantastic indoor playground in Chelsea.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 6
    Cost: $20.00 to $100.00
    When: Daily 10:00AM-5:00PM. Call ahead to confirm availability.
  • Little Athletes Exploration Center

    Little Athletes Exploration Center

    Babies and toddlers can crawl, roll, jump, and explore!

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: $12.00 to $155.00
    When: Open Daily. See enclosed for hours.
  • Drop In Play @ The Playroom NYC

    Drop In Play @ The Playroom NYC

    This 3,000 square foot facility offers an indoor climbing structure, a toddler room, pretend play areas, a modern party room and much more!!!

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: $30.00 to $600.00
    When: Monday-Friday @ 9:00AM-5:00PM; Saturdays @ 8:30AM-11:30AM; Sundays @ 8:30AM-3:30PM. Hours can change. Please check their website, or call 212-729-6149 to verify.
  • Little Red's Hood

    Little Red's Hood

    Enjoy this contemporary adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $7.00 to $10.00
    When: Open February 2-June 26, 2016. Schedule varies, refer to the ticket purchasing website for up to date showtimes.
  • Lunar New Year Parade

    Lunar New Year Parade

    Join the parade which starts in Little Italy and winds through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: February 14 @ 1:00PM
  • Little Maestros @ JCC

    Little Maestros @ JCC

    Award-winning Little Maestros takes children on a fantastic journey. You will love our musical story times, imaginative play, language development activities, puppet shows, and "bubble music." *Sponsored.

    Ages: For ages infants to 3
    Cost: $624.00 to $846.00
    When: Fall classes are scheduled Monday-Friday, and Sunday too! See enclosed listing for a detailed schedule.
  • Physique Swimming Lessons & Summer Camp

    Physique Swimming Lessons & Summer Camp

    Learn to swim with the best teachers in NYC. From babies to adults, Physique Swimming has lessons for all ages and abilities. Enroll before February 23rd using code MAMA411 to receive a 15% discount. *Sponsored.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $40.00 to $700.00
    When: Spring classes and summer camp. See enclosed listing for details.
  • TLB Playroom

    TLB Playroom

    A fun indoor playspace stocked with eco-friendly, developmental toys + activities for children ages 6 months-6 years.

    Ages: For ages infants to 6
    Cost: $20.00 to $25.00
    When: Mondays thru Saturdays. See enclosed schedule.
  • Arty Facts

    Arty Facts

    Explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 7
    Cost: $25.00 to $50.00
    When: Sundays @ 11:00AM & 1:30PM
  • Target Free Sundays: Studio Museum Harlem

    Target Free Sundays: Studio Museum Harlem

    Meet at the Studio Museum in Harlem for a gallery tour for the whole family.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Sundays from 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • The Butterfly Conservatory

    The Butterfly Conservatory

    The butterflies are back!!!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $33.00
    When: September 5, 2015 - May 29, 2016. Open daily from 10:00AM-5:45PM except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Sunday Studio at the Met

    Sunday Studio at the Met

    Drop in and create works of art right next to those in the Museum's galleries.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: First Sunday of every month from 1PM-4PM
  • The Discovery of King Tut

    The Discovery of King Tut

    The Discovery of King Tut takes you back more than 3,000 years to trace the story of the boy king who reigned for a decade and died suddenly at age 19.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $20.00 to $29.00
    When: Monday-Thursday @ 11:00AM-7:00PM; Friday @ 11:00AM-9:00PM; Saturday @ 10:00AM-9:00PM; Sunday @ 10:00AM-7:00PM (Through May 1, 2016)
  • Puppet Works: Alice in Wonderland

    Puppet Works: Alice in Wonderland

    Enjoy a musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland performed by marionettes.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: $4.50 to $5.50
    When: Saturday & Sundays @ 12:30PM & 2:30PM (January 16 - April 24)
  • Wollman Rink

    Wollman Rink

    Take a spin around one of the city's most iconic, and beautiful ice skating rinks right in Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $9.00 to $17.00
    When: Open daily October 26 thru April 7, 2014. Hours vary. See encl.
  • Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Pow-Wow

    Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Pow-Wow

    Voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture at this annual pow-wow.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $1.00 to $10.00
    When: Feb. 5 - Feb 14 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM Saturdays and Sundays at 3PM
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    One of the most beloved and widely-read children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, emerges from the page in a masterful and beautiful theatrical experience for the whole family.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $29.50 to $65.50
    When: January 30 - March 27. See listing for times.
  • Character Visits @ The Strand

    Character Visits @ The Strand

    Your child's favorite storybook characters are coming to visit downtown NYC!

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Every Saturday & Sunday @ 11:00AM + 2:00PM
  • Film Forum Jr.

    Film Forum Jr.

    Classics for kids and their families in glorious 35mm or equally glorious DCP!

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $7.50
    When: Sundays @ 11:00AM
  • NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

    NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

    Step aboard the New York Water Taxi for a winter adventure in New York Harbor!

    Ages: For ages 4 to 12
    Cost: $25.00 to $35.00
    When: Sundays (1/10-3/13), Boards: 11:45AM | Sails: 12:00-2:00PM *NO Cruise on February 7th
  • Bank of America Winter Village

    Bank of America Winter Village

    Take a spin in Bryant Park, eat at Celsius + drop some dough at the Holiday shops.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $28.00
    When: Open daily through March 6, 2016. Typically 8:00AM-10:00PM.
  • Storybooks and Art

    Storybooks and Art

    Listen to a story from our library of children's book favorites, then participate in an activity in the Museum's galleries.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 7
    Cost: Free
    When: Sundays 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • Sunday Art Discoveries

    Sunday Art Discoveries

    Exciting activites + gallery tours related to monthly special exhibitions.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: Free to $12.00
    When: Select Sundays 11:30-12:30
  • Pinkalicious

    Pinkalicious

    Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 10
    Cost: $49.50 to $59.50
    When: January 23-February 28th Saturdays and Sundays @1PM
  • Drop-In Art Workshops

    Drop-In Art Workshops

    Create a variety of projects inspired by the current exhibitions.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: Free to $12.00
    When: Sundays 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

    Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

    Use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine's Day.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: February 13, 14 @ 10:00AM-1:00PM
  • Lasker Rink

    Lasker Rink

    A more intimate ice skating experience on the north end of Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00 to $7.00
    When: Mondays-Thursdays @ 10:00AM-4:00PM; Fridays @ 10:00AM-4:50PM and 6:00PM to 11:00PM; Saturdays @ 1:00PM-11:00PM; Sunday @ 12:30PM - 4:30PM.
  • Archeology Zone

    Archeology Zone

    Explore an interactive archaeology exhibit at The Jewish Museum.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 10
    Cost: Free
    When: Sundays 12 to 5:45PM
  • Macy's Sunday Story Time

    Macy's Sunday Story Time

    Enjoy a new book every week at the New York Historical Society.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 7
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: Sundays @ 11:30AM
  • February Brunch: Little Bookworms

    February Brunch: Little Bookworms

    Nitehawk's Booze & Books goes kid friendly in February as we present four favorite films adapted from classic children's books.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $9.00 to $16.00
    When: February 6-7, 13-14, 20-2, 27-28 @ 11:30AM
  • Flight School The Musical

    Flight School The Musical

    A delightful musical based on the book Flight School by best-selling author Lita Judge.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 7
    Cost: $30.00
    When: Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00AM (January 23-February 28)
  • Family Programs on The Intrepid

    Family Programs on The Intrepid

    Special programs specifically designed for children and their parents or caregivers guarantee that your day will be fun and educational!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $31.00
    When: Select Saturdays @ 11:00AM See schedule for program details.
  • Rock and Roll Playhouse: Music for Little Rockers

    Rock and Roll Playhouse: Music for Little Rockers

    The Music for Little Rockers series is designed to keep children moving, playing and singing while simultaneously teaching developmental milestones and listening to classic tunes.

    Ages: For ages infants to 7
    Cost: $10.00
    When: Sundays @ 11:00 AM (9/27/2015-12/27/2015. No event 10/11.)
  • Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    A magnificent display of model trains, train stations, sheds, bridges + more!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $20.00
    When: October 30, 2015-February 28, 2016 (Museum is closed Mondays. See enclosed for hours.)
  • Art for Families

    Art for Families

    Discuss art on display with your children, and make a little art while you're there.

    Ages: For ages 5 to 11
    Cost: $10.00
    When: Select Saturdays + Sundays @ 10:30 AM
  • Open Studio @ The Whitney

    Open Studio @ The Whitney

    Families are invited to make their own artworks based on works on view in current exhibitions.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: Free to $22.00
    When: February 6,7, 13,14, 21, 28 @ 10:30AM to 3PM February 20,27 10:30 AM to @ 2PM
  • A Closer Look for Kids

    A Closer Look for Kids

    Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art.

    Ages: For ages 5 to 10
    Cost: Free
    When: Select Saturdays and Sundays, 10:20AM-11:30AM
  • Tours for Fours

    Tours for Fours

    Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Select Saturdays and Sundays, 10:20-11:15 AM
  • The LeFrak Center at Lakeside

    The LeFrak Center at Lakeside

    A skating pavilion with two rinks providing 32,000 square feet for seasonal ice skating, roller skating + water play.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $6.00 to $9.00
    When: Opens October 2015.
  • America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

    America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

    Celebrate the diversity of Muslim cultures in America and around the world through art, architecture, design, music, travel, trade, and more!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Opens February 13, 2016. Museum hours: Sunday & Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm.
  • The Standard Rink

    The Standard Rink

    Grab your mittens, grab your kids + get your skate on!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $9.00 to $15.00
    When: M-Thursday: Noon - Midnight; Friday: Noon-1:00AM; Saturday: 9AM-1AM; Sunday: 9AM-Midnight.
  • Untapped!

    Untapped!

    Tap along to this raucous reinvention of rhythm at the New Vic.

    Ages: For ages 7 and up
    Cost: $15.00
    When: February 5th-February 21st.See listing for detailed & schedule.
  • Handa's Surprise

    Handa's Surprise

    During this playful and intimate production your little ones will be sure to sing and dance along!

    Ages: For ages 1 to 4
    Cost: $20.00
    When: February 12-February 21. See listing for times.
  • Ice Festival - CANCELLED

    Ice Festival - CANCELLED

    Baby, it's cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors.It's a dance party with headphones; you choose the music.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: February 14, 3:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Family Art Workshops

    Family Art Workshops

    Look at works of art + create your own at the MOMA.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 14
    Cost: Free
    When: Select Saturdays + Sundays. See website for specific dates and times.
  • Family Nature Walk

    Family Nature Walk

    Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk to look at what's new in the gardens and woodlands.

    Ages: For ages 6 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: January 10th @ 1PM
  • Twinkle Tames a Dragon: The Musical

    Twinkle Tames a Dragon: The Musical

    A brand new musical filled with fairies,dragons and fun!

    Ages: For ages 2 to 7
    Cost: $49.50
    When: Saturdays & Sundays @ 1:00PM (January 16th-February 21st)
  • School Vacation Week: Presidential Superheroes

    School Vacation Week: Presidential Superheroes

    Scavenger hunts in the galleries for centuries-old objects and hands-on activities to create and bring home.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Saturday,February 13th - Sunday,February 21st. (Museum closed on Mondays.)
  • Grand Central Holiday Train Show

    Grand Central Holiday Train Show

    Trains zip, zap + whizz through their journey from a miniature Grand Central station.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: November 14, 2015-February 21, 2016. Monday-Friday @ 8:00AM-8:00PM; Saturday & Sunday @ 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • Inside Out in 3D

    Inside Out in 3D

    View this animated adventure at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 12
    Cost: $6.00 to $12.00
    When: February 13-19 @ 12:30PM
  • play: ground

    play: ground

    Build a world of your own imagination at this temporary exhibit .

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays @ 12:00PM-5:00PM; Saturday & Sunday @ 10:00AM-5:00PM (February 1- February 16)
  • Dig Drop In

    Dig Drop In

    Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 10
    Cost: Free
    When: Second Sunday of every month 12:00PM-3:00PM
  • The Gumball Gang: Crime Solving Kids

    The Gumball Gang: Crime Solving Kids

    Join The Gumball Gang as they try to solve the Case of the Missing Masterpiece!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $10.00 to $20.00
    When: January 22 - February 15. See listing for times.
  • Culinary Kids Weekend

    Culinary Kids Weekend

    Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods. Family Garden staff will offer cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of music and tastings.

    Ages: For ages 2 and up
    Cost: $8.00 to $20.00
    When: February 13-15 @ 11:00AM, 12:00PM & 2:00PM
  • Miles of Tiles

    Miles of Tiles

    Discover the art of mosaic making!

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $5.00 to $7.00
    When: Saturday 13, Sunday 14, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21
    @ 1:30PM - 2:15PM
  • Toby's Silly Tales

    Toby's Silly Tales

    Mother Goose's dog Toby is back and he's putting on a show!

    Ages: For ages 2 to 8
    Cost: $10.00
    When: Jan 17, February 7 and 14 @11:00AM and 2:30PM
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