What To Do with Kids This Weekend in New York City

What To Do with Kids This Weekend in New York City

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From concerts and perfomances, to workshops and exhibits, plan your weekend with our round up of the best things to do with kids in NYC this weekend, Jan. 20-21. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Also see our guides for weekend fun on Long Island and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

Manhattan Weekend Activities 

'The Gustafer Yellowgold Show'
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Live music, hand-drawn onscreen animations, and vivid storytelling, featuring Gustafer Yellowgold: a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, and is living an explorer's life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.
WANT TO GO? $17. 212-864-5400. symphonyspace.org.
 

FREE 'Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History' by Vashti Harrison
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am
WHERE: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 W. 62nd St., Upper West Side
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African-American women who shaped history.
WANT TO GO? 212-721-6500. kids.lincolncenter.org.
 

The New York Flute Club Presents: Mindy Kaufman, piccolo
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 5:30pm
WHERE: Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., Murray Hill
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Introduce your child to the beautiful sounds of the flute at this incredible performance by a highly sought-after musician.
WANT TO GO? $25; $15 students and seniors. nyfluteclub.org.
 

'The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T'
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 11am
WHERE: Film Forum Jr., 209 W. Houston St., SoHo
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Introduce your kids to a new Dr. Seuss favorite, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
WANT TO GO? $9. 212-727-8110. filmforum.org/ffjr.
 

Discoveries Family Workshops
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Children with disabilities, together with friends and family, explore the day’s theme on a gallery tour followed by an art activity in the studio. These workshops support development of social and life skills, such as communication and independent living skills.
WANT TO GO? $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.
 

'Undesirable Elements: Generation NYZ'
WHEN: Through Jan. 21: Saturdays, 2pm and 7pm; Sundays, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: New Victory Theater, 229 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: National Medal of Arts recipient Ping Chong + Company casts young New Yorkers to share the jubilant victories, recent discord, and distant dreams of coming of age in this great, big city. Created exclusively for The New Victory Theater and featuring a cast of seven in their theatrical debuts.
WANT TO GO? $25. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.
 

Showtime Saturdays
WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Saturdays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Sugar Hill
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Move your body, make music, and be a part of the story every Saturday with dancer, actor, and in-house talent Alexander Elisa.
WANT TO GO? $7; $4 seniors, students, and children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9. 212-335-0004. sugarhillmuseum.org.
 

The Amazing Underground Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Saturday-Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Slattery's Midtown Pub, 8 E. 36th St., Murray Hill
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about what lurks beneath the surface of NYC while having a fun, interactive experience. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way.
WANT TO GO? $39. 718-344-8962. pogoevents.com.
 

Contra-Tiempo
WHEN: Jan. 20-27, Saturdays, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, 165 W. 65th St., 7th Floor, Upper West Side
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Drawing from salsa, Afro-Cuban dance, hip-hop, and contemporary dance-theater, this critically acclaimed, multicultural Los Angeles dance troupe is dedicated to transforming the world through dance.
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-875-5456. lincolncenter.org.
 

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., Union Square
AGES: All
WHAT: Stop by for a free storytime on Saturday mornings. Books of the month include What Do You Do With a Chance?, Paddington, YOU!, and Fancy Nancy.
WANT TO GO? 212-253-0810. barnesandnoble.com.
 

'A Sick Day For Morris McGee'
WHEN: Through Jan. 28: Saturday-Sunday, 10am and 1pm
WHERE: New Victory Theater, 229 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Based on the Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kind-hearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills.
WANT TO GO? $20. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.
 

The Amazing Max
WHEN: Through Jan. 28: Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 W. 71st St., Upper West Side
AGES: 3-8, Adult
WHAT: Magician and entertainer Max Darwin mixes magic and comedy to make objects appear and disappear and defy the laws of physics to the amazement of his audiences.
WANT TO GO? $34.50 and up. 866-811-4111. theamazingmax.com.
 

Family Sundays: Flourishing Futures
WHEN: Through Jan. 28: 1-4pm
WHERE: The Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th St., Chelsea
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Enjoy art-making, a family exhibition tour, and a thematic gallery search. The activity involves tucking your worries away in an envelope and sealing it with a blossoming, folded lotus to symbolize a fresh start.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors and students; free for children 12 and younger. 212-620-5000. rubinmuseum.org.
 

FREE People and Portraits
WHEN: Through Jan. 28: Saturday-Sunday, 10:20-11:30am
WHERE: The Museum of Modern Art, 4 W. 54th St., Midtown
AGES: 5-8, Adult
WHAT: Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while focusing on people in paintings, sculptures, and photographs during this month’s A Closer Look for Kids.
WANT TO GO? 212-708-9805. moma.org/family.
 

FREE Tours for Fours: Lines, Dots, Squiggles, and Blots
WHEN: Through Jan. 28: Saturday-Sunday, 10:20-11:15am
WHERE: The Museum of Modern Art, 4 W. 54th St., Midtown
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: Look, listen, and share ideas while exploring modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate.
WANT TO GO? 212-708-9805. moma.org.
 

Third Annual Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival
WHEN: Jan. 20-Feb. 4, daily, check individual store hours
WHERE: Ladurée Soho, 76 Thompson St., SoHo
AGES: All
WHAT: Ten bakeries and chocolatiers will create decadent hot chocolate recipes for the festival. The festival is ideally timed for New Yorkers and visitors to warm up this winter as the specialty hot chocolates.
WANT TO GO? $35 kickoff event. 212-868-1900. valrhona-chocolate.com.
 

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show'
WHEN: Through Feb. 4, 2018: Thursday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: DR2 Theatre, 103 E. 15th St., Gramercy Park
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Carle’s beloved books for the stage.
WANT TO GO? $49.50 and up. 1-800-982-2787. hungrycaterpillarshow.com.
 

FREE 16th Annual Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Through Feb. 4: daily, 6am-8pm
WHERE: Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole.
WANT TO GO? 212-340-2583. nytransitmuseum.org.
 

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress
WHEN: Jan. 20-Feb. 11, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St., East Village
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: An invisible boy and an invisible girl wander through an invisible town - but in this invisible world, there is no sound. Then one day, a sound begins: a beating, a drumming, a thumping calling out to the invisible friends. The audience is led into a parallel world of sound and visual poetry.
WANT TO GO? $40. 212-780-0800. 14streety.org.
 

Studio PSK: Polyphonic Playground
WHEN: Through Feb. 11: Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm
WHERE: The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, Columbus Circle
AGES: All
WHAT: Part of the Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound exhibit, this climbing frame aspect has swings, a slide, monkey bars, and pads that emit electronic sounds to act as a giant 3D synthesizer for anyone who interacts with it.
WANT TO GO? $16; $14 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 18. 212-299-7777. madmuseum.org.
 

'Owen & Mzee The Musical'
WHEN: Through Feb. 11: Saturday-Sunday, 11am
WHERE: Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 W. 71st St., Upper West Side
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: The true story of an orphaned baby hippo and a 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world.
WANT TO GO? $25 and up. 212-579-0528. vitaltheatre.org.
 

'The Perfect Monster'
WHEN: Jan. 19-Feb. 16, Friday, 7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2pm and 4pm
WHERE: TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th St., Chelsea
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: A young science nerd sets out to create the perfect friend in the basement of her castle, but ends up with a room full of marvelous, yet michevious monsters.
WANT TO GO? $25; $15 children. 212-353-9585. tadatheater.com.
 

 Gazillion Bubble Show
WHEN: Through Feb. 25: Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm; Sunday, 12pm and 3pm
WHERE: New World Stages / Stage 2, 340 W. 50th St., Midtown West
AGES: All
WHAT: Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres.
WANT TO GO? $55-$75; $20 lap seat tickets for children younger than 2. 212-239-6200. gazillionbubbleshow.com.
 

Bank of America Winter Village
WHEN: Through March 4: daily, 8am-10pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: The park becomes a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink (free entry!), a European-inspired open-air market for holiday shopping, rinkside dining, and an observation deck full of games and art supplies.
WANT TO GO? $20 skate rental. 212-768-4242. bryantpark.org.
 

Earthflight
WHEN: Through March 8: daily, 10am-5:45pm
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover the fascinating science of flight and how birds maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong, navigate across whole continents, and collaborate with other animals to find food.
WANT TO GO? $27; $22 students and seniors; $16 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2. 212-769-5200. amnh.org.
 

PAUSE/PLAY
WHEN: Through March 17: Saturdays, 2-6pm
WHERE: The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St., East Village
AGES: All
WHAT: All are welcome in the community for a day of relaxation and renewal every first Saturday of the month. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children. 212-780-0800. 14streety.org.
 

FREE R&R Shabbat Diversity Day
WHEN: Through March 17: Saturdays, 2-5pm
WHERE: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in the community with art, yoga, and meditation workshops, creative art projects, music, food, and spa experiences, plus indoor and outdoor play.
WANT TO GO? 347-604-3964. jcc.org.
 

Ocean Odyssey
WHEN: Through March 31: Sunday-Thursday, 10am-10:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-12am
WHERE: National Geographic Encounter, 226 W. 44th St., Times Square
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This newly opened, immersive entertainment experience takes families on a simulated underwater adventure to witness Pacific Ocean life firsthand. Meet sea lions, humpback whales, and great white sharks, plus a stunning coral reef.
WANT TO GO? $39.50; $36.50 seniors; $32.50 children younger than 12. 646-308-1337. natgeoencounter.com.
 

FREE Sea of Light
WHEN: Through March 31: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St., Seaport District
AGES: All
WHAT: A fully immersive sensory adventure of light and sound activated by proximity and touch.
WANT TO GO? 646-374-0867. southstreetseaport.com.
 

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Brooklyn Weekend Activities

FREE Dance with MMDG
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 3-4pm
WHERE: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene
AGES: All
WHAT: Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. Featured repertory will be Mosaic and United. All ages and levels are welcome.
WANT TO GO? 718-624-8400. markmorrisdancegroup.org.
 

FREE Birding: Winter Birds
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Greenwood Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are offered throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a ranger to borrow a pair.
WANT TO GO? 718-210-3080. green-wood.com.
 

January Drop-in Play: I Have a Dream Clouds
WHEN: Jan. 20-21, Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., DUMBO
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in January in the Studio. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed that one day his community and country would be free of racial injustice. Decorate a dream cloud for your family, community, and country. Hang up your cloud on our skyline to help create a Dr. King display at SPARK and watch your dreams soar. 
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark.
 

FREE Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 1pm
WHERE: Salt Marsh Nature Center - Marine Park, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Marine Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials provided.
WANT TO GO? 718-421-2021. nycgovparks.org.
 

FREE Winter Waterfowl
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Clove Lakes Park, Park Drive and Clove Road, Staten Island
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in this beautiful park.
WANT TO GO? 718-967-3542. nycgovparks.org.
 

FREE Three Kings Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2-5pm
WHERE: Graham Avenue, Starting at Meeker and Grand Avenues and ending at Broadway, Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: The Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade is celebrating its 21st annivesary and will travel down Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. This year's parade is dedicated to the children and families of Puerrto Rico who strive for social and economic justice.
WANT TO GO? eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-three-kings-day-parade-parada-de-los-tres-reyes-magos-tickets-40881963052.
 

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
WHEN: Through Jan. 21: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: The mummification of animals in Egypt has remained largely a mystery. This exhibit explores the religious purpose of these mummies, how they were made, and why there are so many.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students and seniors; free for children 19 and younger. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.
 

Sunday Mommy/Daddy & Me Classes
WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Sensory Street Pediatric Occupational Therapy, 703 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Welcome crawlers and parents! Sensory Street Pediatric Occupational Therapy is hosting Sunday Mommy/Daddy & Me classes in three new time slots, Call to RSVP.
WANT TO GO? $12. 718-789-2451. sensoryst.com
 

The Rock and Roll Playhouse
WHEN: Through Jan. 28: Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, an Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity. 
WANT TO GO? $12 per child or adult; free for children younger than 1. 646-230-0100. therockandrollplayhouse.com.
 

Color Cove
WHEN: Through Jan. 31: Tuesday-Sunday 12-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Color Cove is a place where children can release their inner artist by using a variety of art materials including paint and stickers. The entire room is their canvas and they can let their imaginations run wild.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. Pay as you wish on Thursdays 2-6pm. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.
 

FREE Earth Line
WHEN: Through Feb. 17: daily, 8am-11pm
WHERE: 99 Plymouth, Plymouth and Main streets, DUMBO
AGES: All
WHAT: Created using ordinary household refuse, this installation consists of a 3D representation of the New York City skyline as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as a series of photographs highlighting the intricate detail of the work. The New York-based artist’s installation reveals the impact of the city landscape, and the objects the same city discards.
WANT TO GO? brooklynbridgepark.org.
 

 Nature Walks with Brad Klein
WHEN: Through March 4: Sundays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Atrium, 990 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Join naturalist Bradley Klein and look for birds, mammals, and insects that remain active in winter, and observe clues hinting at life sleeping through the season.
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200. bbg.org.
 

First Sundays
WHEN: Through March 4: Sundays, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Programs every first Sunday of the month include discovery workshops for kids, family storytime, a winter wildlife nature walk, and a tour inside the Steinhardt Conservatory featuring tropical, desert, and Mediterranean climates. After touring the garden, warm up with seasonal brunch and lunch menus in Yellow Magnolia Cafe.
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200. bbg.org.
 

FREE Brian and His Wild Animals
WHEN: Through March 11: Sundays, 12:30pm
WHERE: Temple Israel, 315 Forest Ave., Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Brian Wild and his interactive animals are coming to Temple Israel. Learn about animals and their lifestyles, and parents will receive handouts that will help them talk to their children about the Jewish value of caring for animals. This event is sponsored by the Dr. Ronald Avis Foundation for Temple Israel.
WANT TO GO? 718-727-2231. templeisraelsiny.org.
 

Magic at Coney
WHEN: Through March 18: Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: Magical Promotions together with Coney Island USA presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Enjoy a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians and featuring illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists from around the world.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 for children 12 and younger. 347-699-4386. coneyisland.com.
 

Sundays@Senesh
WHEN: Through March 25: Sundays, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St., Carroll Gardens
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring the little ones to this Sunday morning programming and indoor playspace that includes a full-size, sunlit gym play area that encourages exploration, interaction, and discovery.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-858-8663. hannahsenesh.org.
 

Brooklyn Flea
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Industry City, 241 37th St., Sunset Park
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: For the holidays and the winter months the Flea returns to their Brooklyn digs at Industry City. Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the popular market will be open every weekend through March. Find 50 vendors from Brooklyn Flea plus 10 Smorgasburg vendors.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 201-417-6423. brooklynflea.com.
 

'The Prince and the Magic Flute'
WHEN: Through April 1: Saturday-Sunday, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, 338 6th Ave., Park Slope
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy this classic fairly tale as performed at the Smithsonian Institution and incuding glimpses of Mozart's original score. Adapted for marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.
WANT TO GO? $10; $9 for children younger than 12. 718-965-3391. puppetworks.org.


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Queens Weekend Activities

Dreams of Sand: Family Performance
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2:15pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Artist Borja González of Spain tells the audience, with only a little bit of sand and his hands, the story of two people throughout their lives, from the dreams that start building up during their childhood, through the experiences of their adult life. This show is accompanied by beautiful live music.
WANT TO GO? $14; $8 children. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.
 

Dreams of Sand: Interactive Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Participants will stimulate their imagination, creativity and precision, while learning the basic technique of sand art. Join sand artist Borja González, as he instructs participants in working with sand, first on paper, then on a small-scale light table.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.
 

Stargazing Wonders:Astronomy Night
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 7pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Features an indoor Q&A session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $16. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.
 

APEC Adventure Time: Animal Homes
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: Newborn-2
WHAT: Learn about different animal homes of local wildlife including birds, rabbits and squirrels. A special time for little ones as they socialize with others and learn about nature.
WANT TO GO? $18. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.
 

Young Chefs: Nutella-Stuffed Pancakes
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Young chefs will be delightfully surprised when they dig in to these delicious pancakes stuffed with rich chocolate-hazelnut spread while enjoying a mouth-watering cup of hot cocoa. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.
 

FREE Science Fair How-To Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am
WHERE: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Science Fair assignment coming up and you're not sure what to do? The Discovery Team will showcase amazing science projects and help find the right one for you.
WANT TO GO? queenslibrary.org.
 

FREE Guess What: A PG Stand Up Comedy Show for Families
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1pm
WHERE: The Creek and the Cave Comedy Club, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
AGES: All
WHAT: The Guess What comedy show is a stand up comedy show with the perfect recipe for parents and kids: funny jokes and no sailor talk. Plus parents now don't need a babysitter to see a comedy show. Watch top NYC comics do their PG best jokes and, in between, kids gets a chance to go on stage and tell a joke.
WANT TO GO? 718-706-8783. facebook.com/guesswhatpg.
 

FREE Winter Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am
WHERE: Rochdale Village Library, 169-09 137th Ave., Jamaica
AGES: 3-8, Adult
WHAT: A family-friendly storytime for all ages. Enjoy stories and songs, plus an indoor "snowball fight."
WANT TO GO? 718-723-4440. queenslibrary.org.
 

Toddler Tales: 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?'
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Enjoy Eric Carle’s classic book to learn about colors and animals. Encourage a child’s love of reading by listening to a nature related story specifically chosen for our littlest nature lovers.
WANT TO GO? $21. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.
 

Family Cooking Class
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: A farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce families to all aspects of cooking. Participants will enjoy a tasty treat that they make for lunch at the end of each session. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $12 and up. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.
 

FREE Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan: East Meets West, A Fusion of Musical Traditions
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2pm
WHERE: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: An energetic, exciting, and educational concert that taps into other cultures. Experience a blend of Indian Classical and folk music on the sitar, tabla, and vocal, with violin, flamenco, jazz and rock guitars, keyboard, and world percussions.
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org.
 

 Winter Family Programs at Queens Botanical Garden
WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Saturdays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk.
WANT TO GO? $10. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.
 

FREE Super Cinema Saturday
WHEN: Through Jan 27: Saturdays, 2:30pm
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Come be entertained by the magic of the movies. Watch Cinderella on Jan. 6; The LEGO Ninjago Movie on Jan. 13; Despicable Me 3 on Jan. 20; and My Little Pony: The Movie on Jan. 27.
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.
 

FREE Super Saturday Morning
WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills
AGES: 3-12, Adult
WHAT: Kids of all ages and their caregivers have fun on Saturday mornings with coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks, Legos, and the occasional craft.
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.
 

Sea Lion Feedings
WHEN: Through Jan. 31: daily, 11:25am, 2pm, and 4pm
WHERE: Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Corona
AGES: All
WHAT: Sea lions may seem clumsy on land, but their oar-like flippers and torpedo-shaped bodies make them strong swimmers and divers. Come see.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children. 718-271-1500. queenszoo.com.
 

 Drop-In Moving Image Studio
WHEN: Through Feb. 11: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Families can create media and other projects, build their own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Activities include stop-motion animation, puppet making with found objects, create your own meme, and coloring.
WANT TO GO? $15; $11 seniors and students with ID; $7 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 7187776888. movingimage.us.
 

Installation: A Memory of Astoria
WHEN: Through Feb. 11: Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-5pm; Fridays, 10:30am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am-6pm
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image, 35-01 35th Ave., Astoria
AGES: All
WHAT: Commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image, this is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding the Museum. Wube walked the neighborhood to observe the area’s confluence of cultures, focusing on everyday moments, sights, and sounds. The exhibit reveals the diverse and rapid changes throughout Astoria.
WANT TO GO? $15; $11 seniors and students with ID; $7 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 718-777-6888. movingimage.us.
 

Mornings @ MoMI
WHEN: Through Feb. 24: Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
AGES: All
WHAT: Families on the autism spectrum can enjoy access to the museum including refreshments before it opens to the general public. Explore the exhibitions and participate in art making projects, reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children younger than 3. 718-777-6888. movingimage.us.
 

Geometric Figurative Works: Art Exhibit
WHEN: Through April 14: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
AGES: All
WHAT: Karl Szilagi creates visual puzzles that use black and white geometric patterns to create figurative images. His art explores how we perceive patterns as both flat and three-dimensional at the same time.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 seniors and children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.
 

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