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Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

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NYBG GLOW
Location: 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York 10458,
Date: 1/22/2022 from 5 pm to 10 pm
Experience the magic of New York City’s longest outdoor illuminated color spectacle! This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of our landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience.
Lines And Squiggles
Location: 100 Playland Parkway Rye, NY, 10580, Rye, New York, 10580,
Date: 1/22/2022 from 11 am to 12 pm
Straight, curvy, squiggly, zigzag, and spiral lines! In this workshop, we will use paint and oil pastels to create unique works of art using different types of lines. Children will observe and learn about how artists (Piet Mondrian, Vincent Van Gogh, Beatrice Pizzi, Jackson Pollock, and Georgia O'Keeffe) used different lines in their famous works of art and create their own masterpiece! Best for ages 4-7 with their caregiver.
Disney Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation
Location: 410 W 42nd St., Midtown,
Date: 1/30/2022 from to
Breaking box office records, Rockefeller Productions will debut its newest and most anticipated production Disney Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, featuring songs by the Sherman Brothers and A.A. Milne. This beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation is set deep in the Hundred Acre Wood and told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (and Tigger too!).
Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: String ‘Stravaganza With The Kodak Quartet
Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street, Upper West Side,
Date: 1/30/2022 from 11 am to
Welcome to Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard, the interactive concert series for children! Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians and lots of audience participation. The internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham and her friends introduce musical concepts, instruments and the experience of concert-going to children ages pre-k through early elementary. The String ‘Stravaganza program featuring the Kodak Quartet brings violins, viola and cello to the stage.
Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: String ‘Stravaganza With The Kodak Quartet
Location: 129 West 67th Street, Upper West Side,
Date: 1/30/2022 from 11 am to
Welcome to Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard, the interactive concert series for children! Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians and lots of audience participation. The internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham and her friends introduce musical concepts, instruments and the experience of concert-going to children ages pre-k through early elementary. The String ‘Stravaganza program featuring the Kodak Quartet brings violins, viola and cello to the stage.
Countdown To Camp 2022
Contact: Tara at 212.415.5500, [email protected]
Location: 92Y 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Date: 2/13/2022 from 10AM to 12PM
Join us at the 92nd Street Y as we celebrate summer camp early at our annual Countdown to Camp event with crafts, coding and robotics, art, Zing! Fitness, sports with our friends from Super Soccer Stars and so much more! For ages 3-11. Plus, Yomi Bear will make a special appearance that day. Sun, Feb 13 10-12 pm R.S.V.P and invite friends! *Please note that children and adults ages 5+ will be required to be vaccinated to enter the building. Vaccination cards will be checked upon arrival.*​
Holiday Express: Toys And Trains From The Jerni Collection
Location: 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side,
Date: 2/27/2022 from Varies to
This year Holiday Express goes to the amusement park! Joining a selection of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, this year's festive display includes never-before-seen toy rides. The display also includes a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 20th century to the World War II era, showcasing the evolving designs of American and European toymakers.
South Street Seaport Museum Winter Exhibitions
Location: 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan,
Date: 2/28/2022 from 11 am to 5 pm
This exhibition features both original and reproduction artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First Class passengers. The exhibition will familiarize viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class.
The Rink
Location: 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues,
Date: 3/06/2022 from to
Now through March 6th! The centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, this 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high-quality rental skates, and free skating shows, events, and activities.