Weekend Activities for February 3rd to February 5th, 2017

February 3rd, 2017 by

The Lunar New Year festivities continue this weekend so don’t miss your last chance to enjoy the various performances and parades taking place around the city.

The History Mystery: The Tada Theater is hosting an interactive musical until February 20th, 2017 where kids can travel back in time and explore “not so famous” children who changed the world. These include Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Wright brothers, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jungle Discovery Exhibit: The Jungle Discovery Exhibit at the Jewish Children’s Museum is on display until February 23rd, 2017. Children will get to utilize their five senses to find different animals in the sand box, play in a moon-bounce house, and experiment with constructing a lion’s den.

Wilderness Camp Workshops: As part of the visiting exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Wilderness Camp is an indoor, hands-on experience that allows families to explore the wonders of nature. Children will put on a backpack filled with equipment such as a compass, canteen, mess kit, blanket, and other tools to help them traverse the outdoors. Additional activities include learning survival techniques like food preservation, how to build a campfire, and tool making.

Meet the Scientist: On select Saturdays through June 3rd, 2017, children ages 7 years old and older will have the chance to discuss science and other fascinating discoveries with scientists at the American Museum of Natural History.

First Sundays: The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are filled with a multitude of programs inspired by water on Sunday, February 5th, 2017. Pursuits include crafting a paper pond, making your own snow globe, and a pretend petting zoo for toddlers.

Chinese New Year Spectacular III: On Friday, February 3rd, 2017, Carnegie Hill will ring in the Year of the Rooster with world-renowned pianist, Jiaxin Tian.

Lunar New Year Celebration: The Queens Zoo has a number of projects dedicated to celebrating the Lunar New Year. Families can enjoy puppet show performances, arts and crafts, fortune cookies, and a calligraphy workshop all weekend.

Lunar New Year Parade Festival: Manhattan’s Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year festival takes place on Sunday, February 5th, 2017. The street fair features a variety of different vendors, food and entertainment for all ages. Additional Lunar New Year parades and festivals will take place in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens.