This weekend’s festivities taking place around New York include Valentine’s Day cooking workshops and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, a chance for your little ones to meet breeds from all around the world.
Ice Festival: The 6th annual Ice Festival takes place on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 in Central Park. Families can observe a live ice carving by artists from Okamoto Studio. These artists will to alter more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a replica of one of the Park’s most well-known statutes. Other activities at the festival include trivia and a sculpting station as well as treats and food truck fare by Wafels and Dinges, Don Café, and Crepe Crave.
Hearts and Towers: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, families should stop by the Skyscraper Museum on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 to participate in the Hearts and Towers workshop. During the program, children can construct a one of a kind card featuring a homemade skyscraper for their parents or other loved ones in their lives.
Read to Fritz: During Saturdays in February, children ages five and up can stop by the Yorkville Library to read with Fritz, the therapy dog. Pre-registration is required for each 15-minute slot.
Love Shack Workshop: The Taste Buds Kitchen is holding a creative Valentine’s Day workshop all weekend long. Caregivers and children can build and decorate a gingerbread house using pink frosted roofs and heart shaped window panes. Pink hot cocoa will also be provided.
The Westminster Kennel Club: The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 and lasts through Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Families will have the opportunity to meet the breeds and to observe breed judging across hound, toy, non-sporting, and herding groups.
The Painter’s Journey: The Painter’s Journey is a combination of theater and interactive programming based on the PJ Library book, “Anna and Solomon.” The play is geared toward children ages 3 to 7 years old and is held on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Fire Bird Masks and Lanterns: For this week’s Family Sunday, the Rubin Museum is hosting a slew of family-friendly activities celebrating the Lunar New Year. Children can adorn themselves with a feather filled bird mask or build a lantern to commemorate the holiday.
Bilingual Birdies: During this 45-minute session on Tuesdays, children can learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin through live music. Teachers introduce new vocabulary to the kids using instruments and puppetry, all of which is provided to them. At the end, families receive a free CD download of their original music to keep the learning going.