Friday: what's on this weekend NYC

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Ice Festival @ Central Park
Sip on hot chocolate while watching Okamoto Studio carve Belvedere Castle and its surrounding landscape out of ice and learn about the geologic history of Central Park.

Scandinavian Sing-Along @ Scandinavia House
Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out!

Come, Sit, Read: NYC Dogs READ @ 67th Street Library
Dogs can’t read but they sure are good listeners. Once upon a wag, there were specially trained animal assisted therapy dogs wishing that a child would read them a story.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit Family Scavenger Hunt @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunit? Ages 10+

Parent’s Night Out Pajama Party (with Project Playdate) @ Playgarden
Project Playdate plans fun, educational nights for children with professional nannies.You and your dearest enjoy a night on the town while the kids have a blast under careful and qualified care. Pajama parties include healthy dinner, story time, arts & crafts, games, music, a featured film and much more!

Tiny Creatures @ Children's Museum of the Arts
Sculpt your own creatures in the Clay Bar.

Classic Films For Kids & Their Families @ Film Forum
A new Sunday matinee series at 11 am. All tickets $7. Advance tickets on sale at the box office and online.

Macy's Sunday Story Hour: How Martin Changed the USA @ DiMenna Children's History Museum
What ideas did Martin Luther King, Jr. share with others that changed our country’s history? Everyone can be great and anyone can make the world a more loving place - big ideas that are alive today thanks to Dr. King.

Animals Illuminated Family Day @ The Jewish Museum
Activities include two performances by Father Goose, a huge drop-in art workshop, original puppets and costumes with the Puppeteers’ Cooperative, calligraphy demonstrations, and family tours.

Little Club Heads: Family Dance Party
Little Club Heads Princess & Super Heroes Party will feature: dj, dancing, face painting, balloons, crafts, live performances, best princess costume and best super heroes costume award.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo @ The New Victory Theater
Erth takes tremendous pride in continuing to provide an opportunity that is both spectacular and intimate. Their dinosaurs are magnificent, but as people-powered puppets rather than animatronic inventions, they also can respond instantly to audiences for a unique experience.

Family Art Project: Freedom Pillows @ Wave Hill
Draw on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and traditional African American quilts to display your own personal dream of freedom. Choose from a wide array of cloth, yarn and felt to embellish a pillowcase for your dream-time wish.

Aidee: a hide and seek adventure for the very young @ Old Stone House
This interactive performance is specially designed to spark the curiosity and imagination of the youngest audience members (ages 0-7).

Pippi @ The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
“Pippi” is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren. This wonderful production features nearly two dozen hand-made marionettes.

For the full list of events happening this week please see here

*The above events were correct at time of going to press - you may wish to check with the venue before setting off


We know how busy life as a parent can be, so this website will give you one less thing to worry about.  When your kids ask – “what are we doing today?” – you’ll always find something here.  This is where the parents in the know go to find fabulous family fun!
New York City is a giant child’s playground, whether you are in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan or Staten Island – there are so many things to do and see – parks, playgrounds, museums, zoos, farms, shows, indoor play & activities, clubs and classes.  We’ll also give you info on kids camps to keep your little ones happy in the school holidays.
Our events calendar is sure to keep you informed of family friendly fun in New York.  Also, if you are organizing a family friendly event, don’t forget to submit the information here – we just love to share!