Mommy Poppins Picks for the December 28th Weekend (NYC)

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Christmas is behind us and we’re all looking forward to the New Year. But first, this weekend brings some great seasonal celebrations like the American Museum of Natural History’s annual Kwanzaa festival, frosty fun at the Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Ice Carving Week, hands-on holiday projects at the New York Hall of Science’s ReMake the Holidays and seal watching at Orchard Beach.

All Weekend

Wildlife Ice Carving Week – the Bronx
Hit the Bronx Zoo to watch renowned carvers transform blocks of ice into animal statues. Kids can also romp in an arctic play land, complete with a 25-foot polar bear-themed ice slide and a giant bowhead whale made out of ice, and enjoy crafts and Christmas caroling. Free with general admission: $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3-12

Saturday, December 28

Kwanzaa 2013: 35th Anniversary Celebration – Upper West Side
Celebrate the seven guiding principles of Kwanzaa at this vibrant annual festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Buy traditional gifts and foods at the international marketplace, and enjoy amazing music, dance and storytelling under the museum’s big blue whale. Free with suggested admission: $22 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 2-12

Pirate School! – Upper West Side
Head to Symphony Space for Dave Engel’s hilarious one-man show. Silly and not-at-all scary Pirate Professor Billy Bones teaches kids how to walk, talk and swagger like pirates. $20 for adults, $15 for children

Sunday, December 29

The Itty Biddies – Upper West Side
Head to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to groove to the funky all-girl trio the Itty Biddies, who make music with a melodica, a stand-up bass and two ukuleles. Free with admission: $11

Teddy Bear Tea – Upper East Side
Tots can bring their favorite doll or bear to the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden to play with 19th-ccentury toys, tackle old-fashioned chores and enjoy fruit tea with cookies. Preregistration required. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12

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