February 22-24 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Head to Bounce! for FREE healthy workshops.

Start of Maple Sugaring Season, Sword Swallowers, and Getting Active with Lacrosse, Ballet, and Trampolines
February 22-24

Play astronauts!

"We had an awesome experience...and everyone wants to go back for the next mission," says one of our readers, Nicole, about her family's recent trip to the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center (highlighted in our Family Outing column). Check out the center to go on public space missions and play astronaut.

Also see our extensive where-to guide of kid-friendly museums in your neighborhood.
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Top 20 Activities for Kids

Cool and Unusual

• Witness death-defying sword swallowers for free in Manhattan

Brush animal fangs in Brooklyn and decorate your own new toothbrush

• Tap sap and learn the maple sugaring process in Westchester

• Play investigator to solve the mystery of the missing turtles on Long Island

• Make a bird feeder on Long Island

• Discover the great-horned owl in Westchester

• Get hands-on to learn about Water Wonders on Long Island

Exploring Cultures

• Try your hand at Native American Pottery Making on Long Island

• Honor African American History Month with storytelling and watching performances in Fairfield, CT

• Head to a free Chinese New Year party with art projects, storytime, and puzzles in Manhattan

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Witness the Greatest Show on Earth with 4 free tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built to Amaze in NY or NJ!

See Clifford!

Score VIP tickets to see Clifford LIVE! at The Paramount on Long Island!

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Watch 'How I Became a Pirate' at Westport Country Playhouse for $18!

Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia, Movie-making, Puppet Plays, and Kid Music

• Drop in for art class during Inclusive Weekend Classes in Manhattan

• Make your own paper bag puppet on Long Island

• Learn about filmmaking in Queens

• Listen to Grammy-nomianated kid rock star Justin Roberts and his band in Manhattan

• Celebrate Amelia Bedelia's 50th with storytime in Rockland

• Explore The Met with discussions and sketching in Manhattan

Sports and Trampolining

• Attend free ballet workshops in Queens

• Try Lacrosse at free clinics for boys and girls in Brooklyn

• See how high you can jump at a Bounce! fundraiser in Rockland

• Tweens and teens are invited to a Pump It Up party in Fairfield, CT

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Family Camp

Though the weather is still chilly, thinking ahead to warmer months and figuring out what you'll do this summer as a family is not a bad idea. One Queens family spent their summer at Family Camp in the Catskills where they learned archery, built shelters, completed a camp-wide scavenger hunt, and bonded with one another. See if family camp is for you.


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