Olympic-Inspired Activities in the New York Area

Olympic-Inspired Activities in the New York Area

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Get in the spirit for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games without flying across the globe to Pyeongchang, South Korea

The 2018 Olympics officially begins on Feb. 9, 2018 and there's no better way to get in on the action than to participate in an Olympic-inspired activity in the New York area. Here are events happening in your area.


FREE Chocolate Olympics
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 8, 7-8pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Rampao Road, Garnerville
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Get ready for the Winter Olympics by playing games and eating chocolate. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800. hkdpl.org.


FREE Minute to Win It Olympics Edition
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 9, 6pm
WHERE: Larchmont Public Library, 121 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Celebrate the opening of the winter Olympics in South Korea. Try some Korean-themed food before kicking off the winter Olympics with a series of mini challenges to complete in under a minute. Registration required online.
WANT TO GO? 914-834-2281. larchmontlibrary.org.


FREE Crazy Winter Olympics Day
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4:30pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Participate in a variety of winter Olympic games such as ice hockey.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org.


Strive for Gold Weekend
WHEN: Feb. 17-19, Saturday-Monday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Amidst the world games occurring in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there also are medals to be won at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Aquarium’s “Strive for the Gold Weekend” will invite guests to take part in bonus activities, some of which test their skills in comparison to those of aquatic animals. Can you hop farther than a frog? Can you leap as high as a seal? Others may challenge guests in sporting events, like shooting a puck past an “octopus” goalie or tossing a bean bag into a “shark” mouth. Complete all the activities and earn a “Strive for the Gold” medal. And be sure to bring your camera for a photo opp at the medals-ceremony podium.
WANT TO GO? 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.


Olympic Challenge: Design and Construct a Bobsled Run
WHEN: Feb. 17-23, Saturday-Friday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Can your bobsled go fast enough to win an Olympic medal?
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.


FREE Diaper Derby
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 23, 9:30am
WHERE: Larchmont Public Library, 121 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
AGES: 3-4
WHAT: On your mark, get set... crawl! Witness the slowest race in library history as babies crawl to the finish line in honor of the Olympics. Each participant will be given a Larchmont Public Library onesie. Registration required online.
WANT TO GO? 914-834-2281. larchmontlibrary.org.


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