Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there's still plenty going on before this short month is over! February may be the shortest month of the year, with the worst reputation for those who suffer from winter blues, but here in NYC, it's impossible not to find fun and exciting reasons to leave the house. There's no shortage of activities for you and the kids to enjoy together this February. The days are getting longer at last, so bundle up the kids and make the most of them!
We've put together a few of our favorite February activities for kids in NYC below:
February Activities for Kids in NYC:
Lunar New Year for Kids
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the China Institute
Do your kids have off from school for the Lunar New Year? Not sure what to do with them? Join in in celebrating the Lunar New Year public school holiday with a free day of fun for the little ones. Activities include storytelling, chinese lantern making, traditional snacks and games, and a Chinese acrobat! They’ll love learning more about this special day, and joining in in the celebrations.
President's Day Storytime and Crafts for 3-6 Year Olds!
February 16, 2018, 10:30 am at the Mount Vernon Hotel
What’s Presidents Day all about? Get the kids engaged and informed about this special holiday by bringing them down to the Mount Vernon Hotel, Museum and Garden for a special Presidents Day event. Bring the little ones for storytime to hear all about our Presidents! Listen to funny stories about George Washington and Abrham Lincoln, and then make president’s stove pipe hats afterwards. Free for kids and caregivers!
Saturday Art Workshop: PATTERNS, PATTERNS, PATTERNS!
February 17, 2018 at the Scandinavia House
Each Saturday morning, Scandinavia House presents arts and storytelling for children. The Saturday morning art workshops invite children to work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography. This Saturday, they’ll take a look at Scandinavian patterns and discuss their properties and origins. We will then create handmade stamps, which we will use to make our own motif on textiles. Ages 5+ are welcome. Join in for a day of creative expression!
Children’s film festival
February 23 - March 18, 2018 at participating NYC theaters
During four weekends in February and March, the Festival welcomes over 25,000 young people, parents, and movie-lovers to explore the world without leaving NYC. Presenting the best new animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film from across the globe, the NYICFF shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from all around the world, suitable for children and families. Check out what’s playing near you, you’re sure to find something the kids will love!
Have any ideas of February Activities for Kids in NYC that we forgot? Tell us about them in the comments below!
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