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Olympic Family Fun, EagleFest, & Make-Your-Own Sweets
Feb. 7-9

The opening ceremony of the XXII Olympics kicks off the Winter Games on Friday, Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, but there’s plenty of local Olympic fun to be had right here in our area. Cheer on U.S. women's hockey player Julie Chu (a Fairfield, CT native) and other hometown heroes who are representing the U.S. in Sochi. To make the games more accessible to younger fans, Elmo and his friends on Sesame Street are partnering with Team USA to provide kid-friendly coverage of the contests. Check out our Olympic Special for details on more family fun during and after the games.


Sponsored Events

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Balloon Ninja
Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch College, Manhattan
Join the fun at this mind-blowing event showcasing Japan's most celebrated balloon twister as well as the country's most exciting acrobat.

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Girls World Expo 2014
Terrace on the Park, Queens
Enjoy a day of activities designed for girls ages 11-18. Festivies include the Girls of Merit Breakfast, hot-topic seminars, a street-style marketplace, a science fair, an art show, a college and career fair, live music, dance, poetry, and an opportunity to win great prizes.

Saturday, April 6, 2014
Everything Kids Expo
Long Island City YMCA , Queens
It's all about kids and fun at this expo featuring entertainment from the Big Apple Circus and tons of activities. Don't forget to sign up for great raffle prizes and giveaways.

Saturday, April 6, 2014
Special Needs Expos: Long Island
The Viscardi Center, Albertson
NYMetroParents is proud to sponsor this event aimed at providing parents and caregivers of children with special needs with essential information and, of course, giving the kids a fun-filled day.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, Feb. 7

• Party at a zombie prom for tweens and teens in Fairfield, CT

• Create something sweet for someone special at Floral Park Library on Long Island

• Get jazzed as Joshua Redman plays a soulful saxophone in Manhattan

• Sing along to tunes from your favorite films at a Disney Cabaret on Long Island

Watch a flick as a family at the Moxie Spot in Brooklyn

• Help Ziggy conquer his fears during Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds in Manhattan. Also on Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, Feb. 8

• Use some arts-and-craft materials to dream up your own planet in Manhattan

• Get active with a day of inclusive sports clinics for kids with and without special needs on Long Island

• Learn about buildings with secret powers at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. Also on Sunday • Cheer on dogs of all breeds as they compete in the Masters Agility Championship in Manhattan

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Party-Planning Central!

birthday parties

Make this year's party the best ever! Check out our birthday guide for all your local party needs.

Indoor Activity Guide

indoor guide

Snowbound (or just taking a break from the cold?) Get 50 amazing ideas for indoor fun!


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Saturday, Feb. 8 (cont'd)

• Discover the power of friendship, family, and hope with Pedro Pan, a new children’s musical based on the life of a real boy, in Queens. Also on Sunday

• Welcome our national bird to the Hudson River Valley at EagleFest in Westchester County

• Take a a cruise through the harbor and spot some winter creatures in Norwalk, CT. Also on Sunday

Confect your own chocolate creations on Long Island

Sunday, Feb. 9

• Tap a tree and siphon off some syrup at Maple Sugaring Day at Nissequoque River State Park on Long Island

• Try your hand at the ancient art of Peruvian featherwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan

• Experience the sounds of vernal virtuosos (and Mozart) in Westchester County

• Bring your own bear for a tea party with teddy in Stamford, CT

• Make a pile of play dough that you can eat at the NY Hall of Science in Queens

Explore our solar system at the Challenger Center planetarium in Rockland County

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