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Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:30-4pm
  • Mandarin Discovery School
  • 515 North Street, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $40; $20 children

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 with traditional Chinese food and students' performances.

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InsideOut Concert Experience

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 2pm
  • The DiMenna Center For Classical Music
  • 450 W. 37th St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25-$45

Sit inside a symphony orchestra as "Wolfgang's World" brings the music and adventures of one of the greatest composers to life all ar...

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Kids Week

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission: $33; $31 seniors; $24 children ages 5-12

Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is an exciting, indoor, family-friendly festival offering a variety of hands-on activities. Join all week long for live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances, and so much more!

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Cartography

  • Jan. 10, 2020 - Jan. 19, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17 and up

Hear the stories of young refugees when CARTOGRAPHY asks what part we play in the lives of young people who set out into the unsure waters of their futures. 

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Torah Tots

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - May. 16, 2020 , 11:00-11:45am
  • Congregation Or Zarua
  • 127 East 82nd. Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....

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Tot Shabbat

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 4pm
  • Chabad of the Rivertowns
  • 303 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Bring your little ones for a program full of Shabbat songs, spirit, and tradition.

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Open House for Early Childhood Program

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • Hoff-Barthelson Music School
  • 25 School Lane, Scarsdale
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Children ages 6 months to 5 years and their adults are invited to learn about the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Early Childhood Program.

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Dungeons and Dragons for Teens

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 4-5:45pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join a band of adventurers on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. For grades 7-12. Beginners encouraged.

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LEGO Lounge

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Rye Free Reading Room
  • 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for this hands-on, independent playtime with LEGO bricks.

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Tommy Gardner and the Uncle Brother's Band

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

The Uncle Brothers concerts are always chock full of fun! For ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Please contact library about tickets. 

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ICE SKATING THEME PARTY: 80'S HITS

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 11am-8pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental

Skate into winter with the music of the 80's!

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Chinese New Year Arts & Crafts

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a beautiful craft relating to Chinese New Year.

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Langston Hughes Library-Community Cultural Center
  • 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a reading of a book about Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and use your creative skills to create a banner or sign.

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Family Night Out

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the whole family to spend an evening out at the movies!

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Frozen - Family Science Night

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 5-8pm
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
  • All Ages
  • $15 admission in advance with pizza and drink; $10 members pizza and drink; $10 admission only

Make messes, conduct experiments, learn new STEM skills, all in a winter wonderland. 

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Rockin' Babies

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 10-10:30am OR 10:45-11:15am
  • Middle Country Public Library Selden Building
  • 575 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Baby
  • FREE

There's no better way to spend the morning than with your little one sharing stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages birth-3 years. Registration required. 

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Learn to Take Care of YOU

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 6-7:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Join Christine Lomangiano from "A Voice Above Wellness" to learn about taking care of yourself. Children 3 and older can participate in activities with library staff. 

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Friday Night Teen Program

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Middle Country Public Library Selden Building
  • 575 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Teen
  • FREE

Get creative with other teens. Registration required.

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Snack Around the World: Healthy and Organic

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Explore healthy, natural, and organic snacks from around the world. Registration required. 

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Teen Fitness Club

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Floral Park Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join the library for games, competitions, and prizes! Snacks, drinks, and mats will be provided. Registration required. 

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Lunch and Learn: Cooking with Penn Hongthong

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 12-1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • FREE

Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat (the Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac) with healthy and delectable Vegetable Wonton So...

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Chinese New Year Story Time

  • Jan. 17, 2020, 11am
  • Tuckahoe Library
  • 71 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

A bilingual storytime, featuring stories and songs in English and Mandarin, is planned in honor of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat.

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ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11am and 1:30pm
  • Emelin Theatre
  • 153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15-$20

See how three inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinkers in Mrs. Greer’s class — Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist — save the day!

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Feeding Fun

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; free for members

Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding indoor animals as well as birds of prey and barnyard.

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Aquarium Yoga

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 8:30-9:45am
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • Teen, Adult
  • $25; $22 for members

This unique slow flow all-levels yoga class takes place in a serene environment in front of the big sharks. Ages 14 and older. Registration suggested. 

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Chinese New Year Celebration with Dream Performing Arts

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Bristol Public Library
  • 5 High Street , Bristol
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Dream Performing Arts, the performing division of Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford, perform Chinese folk songs and authentic Asian dancing styles.

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NATURE STORY TIME

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 10-10:30am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5; free for members and children younger than 2

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors.

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ANIMAL STORY TIME

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $2 suggested donation

Help the animals get through the winter by warming their day and reading them a story.

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PARENTS NIGHT OUT

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 5:30-9pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $45; $35 members; sibling discount available

Children will have a meal and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out.

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NJ CAMP FAIR

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 12-3pm
  • Bergen Town Center
  • 1 Bergen Town Center, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet summer camps from all over the area at this free event. 

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SAT/ACT Grammar No One Ever Taught You with Trevor Hochman

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 1-2:45pm
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • Teen
  • FREE

Students will learn usage, mechanics, and rhetorical skills tested throughout the SAT Writing and ACT English tests but seldom touched on in school. Registration required. 

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GEORGIA SWARM @ NEW YORK RIPTIDE

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 7:30pm
  • NYCB Live
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • $15-$65.50

Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!

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MOCACREATE: Lunar New Year Museum Makeover

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • 215 Centre Street, Chinatown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($12; $8 for children, students, and seniors)

Transform the museum with colorful creations, which will be on display through the annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!

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FARMHOUSE FAMILY DAY: DELFT DISCOVERIES

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11am-3pm
  • Wyckoff House Museum
  • 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore the fascinating international history of blue-and-white ceramics. Sculpt your own mini plates and bowls to decorate, keep warm in Wyckoff House Museum's cozy picture book nook, and play with traditional toys and games.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.

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Lunar New Year Tradition: Puppet Making & Dragon Walk

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $10; $5 students and children; free for teens

Make your own “tricky rat” puppets. Then go on a Dragon Walk with exciting PiP puppeteer and storyteller Luciano Cohen. Bring your rat puppets back to our parade on February 1.

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APEC Adventure Time – Furry Friends

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby
  • $20

Touch and feel soft, furry friends including the rabbit and guinea pig. Toddlers and parents/caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. 

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His Dream: A Look at the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11:00am and 1:00pm
  • Queens Library - St. Albans Branch
  • 191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two film screenings, "King of the Wilderness" and "Selma."

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Featuring Freedom Fighters

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 1:00pm
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Children's Library Discovery Center presents "Freedom Fighters."

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Meet Your Compost Microbes

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Teen, Adult
  • $6

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. Learn how to use a compound trinocular microscope. Registration required. 

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Lunar New Year Performance

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A memorable performance by the singing group and silver dancing group of the Austin Senior Center with special guest/host Ying Tang and Weng Jue Shen.

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Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Metal Rat

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 4:00pm
  • Abrons Arts Center
  • 466 Grand Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Ring in the Year of the Metal Rat with a celebration for the Lower East Side community, featuring live performances, karaoke, and DJ sets.

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Open Shabbat at JCC Harlem

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • JCC Harlem
  • 318 W. 118th St., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Join Open Shabbat, a free afternoon of programs for children and adults, including workshops in art, yoga, meditation, food, music, lectures, and more.

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JUST KIDDING: THE FOREST OF THE WITCH

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $17

When Karagoz, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical neighbourhood tree, he and his friend are transformed into a donkey and goat, learning the importance of nature and protecting the environment along the way.

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Unicorn Cupcakes Class

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
  • Taste Buds Kitchen
  • 109 W. 27th St., 10th Floor, Chelsea
  • Young elementary
  • $45

Whip up oh-so-delicious cupcakes complete with sparkle ear, a unicorn horn, and a rainbow mane.

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Kid's Kitchen

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Eataly
  • 200 Fifth Ave., Flatiron
  • Tween
  • $100

We are inviting smaller chefs (children ages 8 to 12) and their parents to our classroom. This is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together and learn valuable techniques that you can practice in your own kitchen, too!

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Babies Boogie

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Baby
  • FREE

Boogie, wiggle, and giggle with your little dancing partner! Ages birth-23 months. Registration required. 

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Toddlers Tango

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and wiggle with the beat! 24 months-4 years. Registration required. 

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Jungle Bob Storytime

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Jungle Bob as he reads his new book, "Lenny, a most unusual reptile" and meet some real, live characters from the story. Grades K-2nd. Registration required. 

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Magic the Gathering Tournament

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2-3:30pm
  • Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Bring your favorite deck to the library to battle fellow teens in one-on-one duels. Prizes will be awarded! Registration required. 

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Family Wellness Day

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Highbridge Recreation Center
  • 2301 Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A day of fitness, health, and fun in the park, in collaboration with New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

 

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Chinese New Year Vegan Style (Teen Edition)

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2:30-4pm
  • Island Trees Public Library
  • 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat the vegan way. Grades 5-12. Registration required. 

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Welcome to My House - Time For Kids

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join A Time for Kids, to play, learn, and grow in this fun and fast-paced music, movement, and storytelling program. There will also be a craft.  Ages 2-5.

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WINTER BIRD-WALK

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years

Many species of birds live on the Garvies Point Museum preserve year-round, for some birds, this is their wintering grounds! Join a Garvies naturalist on a casual walk to observe these winter residents. 

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Lunar New Year MOCAKIDS Author Meet & Greet: Michele Wong McSween

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • 215 Centre Street, New York City
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Museum admission ($12 adults; $8 children)

Join author Michele Wong McSween for a meet and greet at MOCA! Michele will teach English and Mandarin words from her new bilingual book, Gordon & Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year, where Gordon & Li Li learn about New Years' preparations, good luck foods, and special greetings for a happy and prosperous New Year. A special Year of the Rat bookmark craft and book signing will follow the reading! Best for children ages 3-5. Older and younger siblings welcome!

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ART AND THE LUNAR NEW YEAR: CERAMIC PAINTING FOR THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • Art League of Long Island
  • 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
  • Teen, Adult
  • $125; $10 additional fee if borrowing materials for course

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian brush painting on ceramic tiles and vessels! Paint your Chinese Zodiac sign and explore calligraphy, fish...

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Lunar New Year Party

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
  • 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
  • All Ages
  • $22; $18 BKCM Families; $15 ages 12 and younger; free for ages 2 and younger

Celebrate the passing of a new lunar year with an afternoon of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, a performance of the lion dance, dumplin...

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $31-$39 (includes museum admission)

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books...

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Open House at Massapequa Bowl

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Long Island Voyagers Day Camp
  • 4235 Merrick Road, Massapequa
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Long Island Voyagers Day Camp at Massapequa Bowl where they will be interviewing all staff and registering new campers. Receive discounts...

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Earth Living Skills: Tracking and Movement Part II Session for Children

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 10am-12:30pm
  • Threefold Educational Center
  • 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • Tween, Teen
  • $45

Throughout history, humans have recognized that their security and survival depends on providing for themselves the four sacred, basic needs: shelt...

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Improv Show at Rhino Comedy

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 8pm
  • Rhino Comedy
  • 96 Lafayette Ave, Suffern
  • All Ages
  • $15

Evening of Improv with Rhino Comedy's professional house teams The Rhinos and The Hammerheads. A super fun evening of participatory comedy. Fam...

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Family 'Barn' Dance

  • Jan. 18, 2020, 7-9pm
  • Westbury Friends School and Community Center
  • 550 Post Avenue, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7 members; $3 children; $2 children members

Join the Long Island Traditional Music Association for a fun-filled evening of dancing to live music for all ages. Bring the kids, the grandparents...

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Creatures of the Night

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; $5 members

Meet some nocturnal animals and find out why they only come out at night.

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Family Fun: Families in the City

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students with valid ID, and Veterans; $4 youth 3–18; free for children younger than 3

Create a take-home, mixed-media urban landscape in this interactive gallery program for families.

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Movie: Homeward Bound 2

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2-4:30pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See this film about how three homely pets escape to the big city and encounter various obstacles along the way in their new life of vagrancy.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12pm and 2pm
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
  • 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills
  • All Ages
  • $8

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by following the lion through the woods. Be prepared to make some noise with games, trivia, crafts, and traditional stories.

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Angelina Ballerina The Musical

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • 100 South Street, Morristown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12-$15

Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and, of course, ballet.

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Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2-3:30pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
  • All Ages
  • $16; $10 adults 65 and older, students (valid I.D.), and visitors with disabilities (care partner free of charge); free for ages 19 and younger and members

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra plays a family-friendly range of classical music from across the globe.

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The Period Talk

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Kiddie Science, Inc.
  • 509 Rogers Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • $20

This will be an informative discussion and exploration of menstruation and some of the products available for use. Adults and children ages 7 and older. Advanced registration required.

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Winter Run Series 5K

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11am
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • 600 Robert Moses State Parkway, Babylon
  • All Ages
  • $40 for all races in series; $15 individual race

Each of the four races in the series will be 5K in length and will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. Register online. 

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Oran Etkin

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:30am
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $18

Jazz clarinetist Oran Etkin's recent release, Finding Friends Far From Home.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • $8; free for members

Join the New York Chinese Cultural Center in a special Year of the Rat dance performance.

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Japanese Storytime for Little Ones

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:00-11:30am
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., Midtown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages 0-5.

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Writopia Lab: Playwriting and the Civil Rights Movement

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Tween, Teen
  • $125

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by exploring the stories of unsung heroes from the Civil Rights Movement. First, investigate Civil Rights-era documents and artifacts from New York Historical's collection, then ask questions and interact with sources before translating stories to the stage in the form of a monologue or short play. At the end of the workshop, writers can submit their work to Writopia Lab's off-Broadway Worldwide Plays Festival! Ages 12 and up

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Jungle Bungle Friends

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2-2:45pm
  • Wantagh Public Library
  • 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families will enjoy guitar singalongs, animal puppets, and more. Ages birth-6 years. Registration required. 

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Music Exploration

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Wantagh Public Library
  • 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Help Hope and The Smiles Foundation will be hosting a special needs/autism friendly music workshop. Ages 4-10. Registration required. 

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FrozenFest

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11am-2pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $6; $15 children; Family-level Members $10 Kid, Adults Free.

Join this family-friendly event inspired by the “Frozen” films. Find out about arctic creatures, touch a walrus tusk and narwhal tusk, have fun creating lots of “Frozen” crafts, and enjoy a meet and greet with Elsa!

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Songs for Seeds Concert

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Beth El Day Camp
  • 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle
  • All Ages
  • $5 per family

Join Songs for Seeds for a live musical concert! Sponsored by Beth El Day Camp…because it is never too soon to start thinking about camp! St...

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Happy New Year Family Disco!

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
  • The Venue
  • 2284 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $12 advance; $15 at door; $40 family of 4

Happy New Year Family Disco! Come celebrate the 2020 New Year with laughter, fun, family and DANCING! Music by: DJ Jerry Dee Kids Dance Revolution,...

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Seussical The Musical Open House

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2-5pm
  • The Play Group Theatre
  • One North Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Interested in learning more about The Play Group Theatre? Join The Play Group Theatre for their third Open House of the season! Each Open House inc...

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Sunday Morning Story Time & Craft at The Dolphin Bookshop

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:30am
  • The Dolphin Bookshop
  • 299 Main Street, Port Washington
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

The differences between cats and dogs have never been funnier! In this hilarious new story "Bad Dog" by Mike Boldt, A little girl really,...

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Soul to Soul

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2:00PM
  • National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
  • 36 Battery Place, New York
  • All Ages
  • $35 and up

Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history ta...

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Charlotte's Web LIVE!

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11am
  • YMCA Boulton Center
  • 37 West Main St., Bay Shore
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12

The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years,"...

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Sing & Sign With Chloe

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:30-2pm
  • Palisades Free Library
  • 19 Closter Road, Palisades
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language!

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Picture This! Gallery Tour, Art Workshop & Concert with Oran Etkin & Friends

  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:00am–12:30pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $25 per person; Includes Museum Admission

Create art, share ideas, listen to storybook readings, and enjoy live music as a family in this exciting series. This month, explore the striking s...

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The Best of the 2019 New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks One

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12pm
  • Jacob Burns Film Center
  • 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15; $10 members; $8 children age 13 and younger

See these fun and clever stories of growth and transformation.

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Meet the Animals

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; $5 members

Get up close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals!

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MAKE YOUR OWN MOVIE DAY

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9am-4pm
  • Westchester Sandbox Theatre - Sandbox Studios
  • 300 Waverly Ave - 2nd Floor, Mamaroneck
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $75

Spend your day off from school at the Sandbox with a whole day of writing, storyboarding, filming, directing, and acting in our very own short movi...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 1pm
  • St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt.Vernon
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore the life and civil rights activities of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9am-5pm
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children
  • 303 West Ave., Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 1, members and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.

Stepping Stones pays tribute to the inspirational Civil Rights Movement leader with a special viewing of his famous I Have A Dream speech.

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Hot Chocolate Open House

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:30am-2pm
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
  • 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Spend the day at the Arboretum to learn about the exciting things comming up in 2020, take a hike, play a game, hear a story, and enjoy this winter wonderland. 

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Dog Man: The Musical

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 1pm and 4pm
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • 100 South Street, Morristown
  • All Ages
  • $12-$15

A hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants.

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FAMILY FUN: PIZZA AT HOME

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10am
  • Sur la Table
  • 1145 Fashion Drive, Nanuet
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $59

Kids and adults alike will enjoy making pizza dough for homemade pizzas and learn how to put together a super simple and delicious tomato sauce.

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Do You Wanna Build a Snowglobe'

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3-3:45pm
  • Rose Memorial Library
  • 79 East Main St., Stony Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create your very own beautiful mason jar snowglobe. Registration required. 

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The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
  • 881 Seventh Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $20 and up

DCINY presents the 20th Anniversary of 'The Armed Man, A Mass For Peace' by Sir Karl Jenkins.

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Family Science: There's A Zoo In Here!

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10-11:15am
  • Kiddie Science, Inc.
  • 509 Rogers Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • $20

Invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles! Families with children age 10 and younger are invited to learn about animal habitats, adaptations, and ecology efforts.

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY FAMILY BOWL

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12-6pm
  • Brooklyn Bowl
  • 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • $25 per lane per half hour; $4.95 shoe rental; up to 8 people per lane

Bowling begins at 12pm and will be featuring Brooklyn Bowl's brunch menu and kids menu.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Storytelling & Music Event

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11am-3pm
  • Grace Reformed Church of Flatbush
  • 1800 Bedford Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This annual gathering celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and fosters literacy and awareness of the Civil Rights Movement and social justice issues among youth and their families. 

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Anime Club

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3:30-5:15pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon
  • 2035 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn
  • Teen
  • FREE

Interested in anime and manga? Join the club! 

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School's Out Club

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:00am- 3:30pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers

Drop off your child for a day of dance, crafts, and fun!

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FOOD WEBS AND ME

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $100

Explore the importance of food chains and food webs in ecosystems around the Americas. Campers will explore exhibits around the zoo and even visit the zoo kitchen to see how we prepare food for the animals.

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Are you the Missing Piece' Team Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
  • 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Lost Battalion Hall for a fun-filled day of puzzles! Teams of two will compete in the 100-piece puzzle division, while teams of four will compete in the 350-piece puzzle division. The first team to complete the puzzle will be the winner.

 

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School Break Camp: MLK Day

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9am-3pm
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
  • Young elementary
  • $125; $100 members

This day is filled with hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters. K-4th grade

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
  • What’s Cooking?
  • 30 East Main Street, Oyster Bay
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $49

Your child will learn to make delicious foods like mac n' cheese, chicken fingers, sugar cookies, and more. 

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AdvoKids – Peaceful Paintings

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $4 fee plus admission: $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members

Pay tribute to Dr. King's message of peace by creating a colorful collage.

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Kids Ages 8 to 16 (Basic Skill Level)

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:30am-12pm and/or 1:30-4pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $80 both sessions; $45 for one session

Take one class or both and perfect your culinary skills. 

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One Day Theater Camp on MLK Day

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren Street, Tribeca
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $95

Has your child ever wanted to play a prince, princess, king, or queen? Do the singing seven dwarfs or magical fairies tickle your fancy? This camp is just the right place to try out different roles from different fairy tales.

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Cool School Holiday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10am-5pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Free admission all day. 

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School’s Out! MLK Day

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9am-5pm
  • Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $70; $60 if paid 48 hours before program

Kids spend the day exploring nature, meeting animals, conducting experiments, and more. 

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Drop In on Design

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • 2 E. 91st St., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Design activities and gallery bingo on the Ground Floor.

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Beauty's Enchanted Tea Party presented by Royal Princess Prep Party Company!

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Chat Noir
  • 230 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $35

Be Our Guest at Beauty's Enchanted Tea Party complete with tea service, a story-time and sing-a-Long, and of course, plenty of photo opportunities!

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Dance

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Syosset Public Library
  • 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about several Chinese dance styles and interact with the artist by dancing with ribbons to celebrate Lunar New Year. Registration required. 

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Holiday Program: Science and Technology

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10am-3pm
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • 1526 North Plandome Road, Plandome
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $75; $65 members

Explore the world of science and technology in this STEM centered day. Registration required. 

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Build-A-Boat Workshop

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12-3pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $12 per participant; Members half off

Both adults and kids can get creative and freely design and build their own vessels out of an array of wooden materials. Hot glue guns used; children with adult supervision.

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MLK Jr. Day of Service with Kehillath Shalom Synagogue

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:30am
  • Kehillath Shalom Synagogue
  • 58 Goose Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make lunch for the guests at the Helping Hands Rescue Mission in Huntington Station and take action to end hunger. All ages and donations to suppor...

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MLK Family Day at the Bruce Museum

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10am-4pm
  • Bruce Museum
  • One Museum Drive, Greenwich
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by creating artwork inspired by Dr. King's values of compassion, love, courage, and forgiveness. Live p...

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SING PLAY LEARN

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Bloomingdale School of Music
  • 323 West 108th Street, Bloomingdale School of Music, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE Free

Parents and children ages 3 months to 8 years are welcome to join us at Bloomingdale on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM for a morning of musical adventure led by the school's early education faculty. Children ages 5 and up are invited to try our beginner discovery classes in keyboard, guitar, violin, flute, and ukulele. Please RSVP to events@bsmny.org.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fashion Camp

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm (Half Day), 9:00am-5:00pm (Full Day)
  • The Fashion Class
  • 21 West 39th Street, 4th Floor, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $125 (Half Day), $175 (Full Day)

Join The Fashion Class for a day of fashionable fun & sewing during the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on January 20th 2020! Fashion camp is a ...

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Martin Luther King

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 1:30-4pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $45

Take home a cake that looks like a Snowman! Plus we will make a some tasty pizza snacks!

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Martin Luther King Day Workshop

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:30am-12pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $45

Learn how to bake a variety of muffins and learn and Make Melted Snowman Cookies.

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Family fun for all

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11am-4 pm
  • Barnes & Noble
  • 230 Main Street, City Center, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Spend the day at Barnes and Noble and enjoy the following: 11am-4pm: Arts & Crafts, Story Time for kids; 11am-3:30pm: Face Painting; 11-11:30am...

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MLK Day of Service

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10am
  • Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
  • 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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Short Hair Don't Care

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3-9pm
  • Roosevelt Field Mall
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

We're starting the year off with a BANG! Roosevelt Field and @amprogel Presents Short Hair Don't Care Runway, an @enjoilux production. Host...

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Wacky Winter Science!

  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp
  • 500 Yorktown Road, Croton on Hudson
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp on a day off from school for some fun with science! Experiment with snow and ice and use your science...

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Tinker Tuesdays: Rubber Band Crossbows

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4-5pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn to make a crossbow with rubber bands and paint stirrers. Snacks will be served.

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Tween Corner - Coding

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Tween
  • FREE

Using the Vidcode program, learn to create memes, stop-motion, video games, and more. 

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Winter Scene Canvas

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Island Trees Public Library
  • 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create a frosty forest scene on an 8x10 canvas. Ages 5-10. Registration required. 

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Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:15-5:15pm
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

 Join the library for stories, songs, crafts, and cookies to celebrate this milestone! 18 months-1st grade. Registration required. 

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Coding Workshop

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Teens will take a beginners class on coding and learn coding while working on a fun creative project. Grades 6 and up.

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Giant Games for Tweens

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Freeport Public Library
  • 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Tween
  • FREE

Play games like Uno, Jenga, and more in giant form.  For students in grades 5 and 6.

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Tots Night Out

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Massapequa Public Library- Central Avenue Building
  • 523 Central Avenue, Massapequa
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

This one hour evening class includes music, motion, motor activities and a craft. 18 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Special Needs Storytime

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Shelter Rock Public Library
  • 165 Searingtown Road South, Albertson
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for stories, songs, sensory activities and a craft at this storytime designed for children with special needs and a parent or care...

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Snow Crafts

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4pm
  • Keeler Library
  • 276 titicus road, North Salem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Snow Crafts With the Recreation Department for children of all ages. For questions, you can call or email the library at keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org....

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Valentine Crafts

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4pm
  • Keeler Library
  • 276 titicus road, North Salem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Valentine Crafts With the Recreation Department for children of all ages. For questions, call or email the library at keelerlibrary@wlsma...

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DIY Tree and Birds Winter Art

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make your own wintry scene from the warmth of the library with this fun art project. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. S...

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Kindergarten Readiness

  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join this kindergarten readiness series, and have your child work on a variety of skills to ease them into their future roles of being a student. L...

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Wee Craft Together

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 5-5:30pm
  • Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road , Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Make a fun craft together designed to help young child develop their fine motor skills. Ages 2-4. Registation required. 

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Which Craft' Wednesday: Candle Holders

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4-5pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • Teen
  • FREE

Decorate a candle holder using tissue paper. For students in grades 6 and up.

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Infant CPR

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Nest Space Brooklyn
  • 518 Court Street, Carroll Gardens
  • Adult
  • $85

Learn how to safely and effectively administer CPR in case of an emergency.

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Light Up Snowflake Wand Craft

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library - East Flushing Branch
  • 196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 4 and up will create a snowflake wand that lights up with a LED light.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Unity Project

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy, then create a craft project that is meant to unify our community.

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Mama Tingo Book Reading And Craft

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:15-5:15pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The author will read "Mama Tingo" and children will do a guided painting of Mama Tingo on canvas.

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Family Snowman Cake

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Have some family fun while creating a delicious snowman cake together. Ages 3 and older with adult. Registration required. 

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Glitter Clay Snowflakes

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Use air-drying clay to make beautiful snowflake ornaments to decorate your room Registration required.

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Children's Movie Afternoon: The Angry Birds Movie 2

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Kips Bay
  • 446 Third Ave., Kips Bay
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The birds team up with the scheming green pigs to fight against a new threat to the island.

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Learn to Draw Chibi

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:30-6pm
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to draw "chibi" characters, small and cute versions of your favorite characters. Grades 3 and up. Registration required. 

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Teddy Bear Story Time

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Freeport Public Library
  • 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 2 to 6, and a parent are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite teddy bear to this story program.

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Giant Games for Teens

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Freeport Public Library
  • 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Do you like to play games like Uno, Jenga, and checkers? Then come and play these and more in giant form in the TRAC Room.

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Martin Luther King Birthday Storytime and Unity Craft

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE free

Children will learn about Martin Luther King by stories about him read aloud. Then the kids will make a craft in honor of MLK that inspires peace a...

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Kindergarten Readiness (Bilingual) - Listos Para El Kinder

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:30-7:15pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join this kindergarten readiness series, and have your child work on a variety of skills to ease them into their future roles of being a student. L...

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Kindergarten Open House

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 9:15-10am
  • Corpus Christi Holy Rosary School
  • 135 South Regent Street, Portchester
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Learn all about Corpus Christi Holy Rosary School at their Kindergarten Enrollment Open House and Information Session. Meet their experienced and c...

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Stories & Craft

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 6:30-7:15pm
  • Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road , Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, a craft, and more! Registration is open for everyone. Ages 3-5. 

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Paw Patrol Storytime

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Rose Memorial Library
  • 79 East Main St., Stony Point
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

At this special storytime you’ll read PAW Patrol books, play a rescue game, and make some PAW Patrol inspired crafts! Children will even get to “adopt” their own rescue pet to take home. Ages 2-5. Registration required. 

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Make your own... Balloon Animals!

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 5-6pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to make some fun winter-themed balloon animals. Grades 3-5. Please register.

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Architecture For Children: From Here To There, Bridges Of NY

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will learn about the city’s notable bridges. They will build a working model of an arch, suspension, lift, or swing bridge. Preregistration is required. This program is for children ages 6-12.

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Math Trivia

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Fresh Meadows in kids’ math trivia.

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Sign, Sing, and Play

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Learn sign language in a meaningful and playful way. Ages birth-5. Registration required. 

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Geometric Canvas Painting

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Tween
  • FREE

Using painter’s tape and your creativity, make a fun and colorful piece of art! Registration required. 

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Happy Lunar New Year!

  • Jan. 23, 2020, Grades K-2, 5-5:45pm; Grades 3-5, 6:15-7pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Design a paper lantern and dragon, then try your hand at calligraphy as you learn to write "whale" in Chinese! Registration required.

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Edible Cookie Dough

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 4-5:15pm
  • Wantagh Public Library
  • 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The Baking Coach will show you how to mix and measure ingredients to create your own flavor of cookie dough. Grades 5-12. Registration required. 

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Teen Karaoke Night

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Everyone's a star at karaoke. Grades 5-12. Registration required. 

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Chinese New Year Cooking Program

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn a little about Chinese New Year and make your own traditional fried rice to take home. Grades 6 and up.

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Singer-Songwriter Night

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 7-10pm
  • Main Street Gallery
  • 213 Main Street, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • $10 donation to perform; $5 suggested for all others

Singer-Songwriter Night is a community-based opportunity for people to create and perform in a supportive, all-inclusive environment. Original musi...

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Loosen Up and Paint: A BYOB Night Out!

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 6:15-9pm
  • The Rye Arts Center
  • 51 Milton Road, Rye
  • Adult
  • $55; discount for members

BYOB and join enjoy an evening of self expression through paint! No paint-by-numbers, no pressure to be perfect  – workshop will st...

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DIY 3D Snowman Craft

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

You won't need snow to create your own adorable snowman. We promise he won't melt. All ages - (under 5 with caregiver). Registration recomm...

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Preview of 'Venn Pirouettes, the Art of Michael Schultheis'

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics
  • 11 East 26th Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Michael Schultheis paints and sculpts using math equations as models for stories about human relationships: lima on curves that have interior and e...

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Peekskill Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Peekskill Youth Bureau
  • 840 Main Street , Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the City of Peekskill’s Youth Bureau as they celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, honoring the ...

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GISNY Campus Open House

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • German International School New York
  • 50 Partridge Road, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet the Heads of School, faculty, administrators, the admissions team, tour classrooms, and more.

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Tot Shabbat

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center
  • Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Bay Ridge
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Laugh, jump, sing along, and welcome Shabbat with stories, music, challah, and grape juice, led by the amazing Tkiya Music. Ages 0-5.

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Extreme LSC

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 6-10pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, 3rd flr., Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • $25; $20 children

Laser tag! Slime! A massive ball pit! Blast off into a brand new adventure for kids at Liberty Science Center: Extreme LSC!

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End of Midterms Party

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 5-7pm
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • Teen
  • FREE

Celebrate the end of midterms with a movie, pizza, and popcorn.

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Friday Night Jokers ft. John Pizzi

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 8pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • Adult
  • $25

Laugh the night away with The Friday Night Jokers! John Pizzi is one of the hottest rising comics in the entertainment industry bringing his unique...

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ICE SKATING THEME PARTY: 90'S HITS

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 11am-8pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental

Skate into winter with the music of the 90's!

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Teen Night

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 6-8pm
  • Hall That Fun
  • 509 Rogers Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • Teen
  • $20

Youths will be chaperoned in a safe, kid-friendly environment where they can network with other peers, play games, stream music, and simply have fun.

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GAME ON! and RIF Book Club

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Play with board games and get free books in the RIF book club.

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Free Art Fridays with Sadie Kadlec

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh
  • 240 Division Ave. , Williamsburg
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Explore new techniques and materials with local artist Sadie Kadlec in this visual arts workshop for children ages 4 to 12 years old! Advanced registration required.

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Baby/Toddler Sign Language

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join certified Baby Sign Language instructor Christina Napoletano as she leads children and their caregivers through ASL vocabulary, music, and play. Through her thoughtfully crafted themes and practical memory aid techniques, you can be communicating with your pre-verbal baby or toddler!

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Family Movie

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Pomonok Library
  • 158-21 Jewel Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children and their families are invited for a family-friendly movie!

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Belly Laugh Day at Friday Kids' Club

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the gift of laughter on Global Belly Laugh Day. There will be an open mic for participants to read a joke from a book, write an original joke and share it, or tell a funny story. Share some laughs with friends and family.

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Open Mic Jokes For Belly Laugh Day!

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Performers will sign up with the library staff with their joke or riddle and will be called up in a random order. Spectators are welcome.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In astrology, the Rat represents wisdom, intelligence, and strong life force. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a story and a simple craft.

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Podcast Club for Kids

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Tween
  • FREE

Share your thoughts and ideas and learn about audio recording and what it takes to make your own podcast. Registration required. 

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 6pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn how to make this classic, cozy, and extra delicious winter dip. Registration required.

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ORIGIN 1ST IRISH PRESENTS SCOR ON BROADWAY

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $25 adults; $15 children

This unique crossover of Irish Culture and Sports will include performances from NY GAA Clubs, County Associations, and many groups celebrating their hidden stage talents for one night on Broadway!

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Nintendo Night: Mega Man

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Discuss Nintendo games new and old, make fun gamer crafts, and participate in gaming competitions for prizes! Registration required. 

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Yeti, Set, Snow! - Autism Friendly Show

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $8-12

An original story and production from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl and her friend who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. This show will have reduced sound and the lights will be dimly kept on.

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PlayHooray Kids

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 12:30-1:15pm
  • Floral Park Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Music, movement, and lots of fun with Molly Mouse. Ages 6 months-preschool age. Registration required. 

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Music by Genine - Preschool

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children will use age-appropriate instruments and props to learn about colors, counting, and rhymes. Ages 18 months-5 years.

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Open House

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 9-10:30am
  • The Elisabeth Morrow School
  • 435 Lydecker Street, Englewood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

See how The Elisabeth Morrow School's dynamic classrooms, forward-thinking curriculum, and experienced early childhood educators can set your child up for a lifetime of learning.

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Mandarin Immersion Program Info Session

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 8:45am
  • Science, Language & Arts International School
  • 9 Hanover Place, Brooklyn
  • Adult
  • FREE

Find out about open seats, scholarships and financial aid, and admission to Mandarin immersion tracks! Enrolling nursery to 1st grade for Fall 2020...

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Art Engineers Make: Drawbots

  • Jan. 24, 2020, Ages 5-8, 5-6pm; Ages 9-12, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Learn how to build, operate, and decorate your very own drawing robot! Call to register.

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Misha Quint, cello at Carnegie Hall

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 08:00pm
  • Carnegie Hall
  • 154 W 57th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40

Like a symphony enriched with famous melodic delicacies and sparkling virtuosity, "Variations on a Cello Theme" offers New York's music lovers a rich, versatile program grasping the whole range of the cello playing art, perfectly reflecting the theme and variations musical form, gradually unraveling from Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, and eventually becoming a variation in itself.

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Babysitting Course

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Keeler Library
  • 276 titicus road, North Salem
  • Teen
  • FREE

Students will learn vital skills for the safe and responsible care of children.

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EXPLO Info Meeting

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2pm
  • Hilton Long Island
  • 598 Broadhollow Rd, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

EXPLO info meetings give you and your family the opportunity to ask questions and get a first-hand feel for their programs.

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Winter Information Session and Campus Tour at Blue Rock School

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10am-3pm
  • Blue Rock School
  • 110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
  • Adult
  • FREE

Meet Blue Rock faculty and discover how Blue Rock School's unique educational approach brings learning to life.

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Winter Information Session and Campus Tour at Blue Rock school

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10am-3pm
  • Blue Rock School
  • 110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
  • Adult
  • FREE

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in kindergarten through 8th grade to visit their beautiful, five-acre campus and to learn more about the school. 

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Winter Walk

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 1pm and 3:30pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $8; $5 members

Head outside to see if you can find any traces of animals and learn how to differentiate their tracks. Suggested for ages 4 older.

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Eyes on Owls

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; $5 members

Get to know the resident owls and uncover the secrets of these mysterious night dwellers.

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Family Yoga Time

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11am
  • Ossining Public Library
  • 53 Croton Ave., Ossining
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Young Yoginis 12 and younger, along with caregivers, can enjoy easy yoga activities, including movement, stories, and crafts.

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Good Deed of the Month Club

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household

Join WCM in the Book Nook for a kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art-educator led good deed project. 

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