Fireside Stories: On Friday, January 27th, 2017, visit the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, Connecticut for a relaxing night at the campfire. Families can listen to stories and sing-a-long to rhymes and songs.
Winter Carnival: The 3rd annual Winter Carnival is open at the Bank of America Winter Village until Saturday, February 4th, 2017. The festival features a skating showcase starring famous ice-skater Johnny Weir, an ice ball and ice castle, as well as free curling and skating lessons.
Moon Over Manhattan: The celebrations observing the Lunar New Year continue at the Asia Society this weekend. On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, the Asia Society looks to ring in the Year of the Rooster with performances and traditional craft activities, including a lion dance, kung fu demonstration, and other musical performances.
New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival: On the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 28th, 2017, the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, kicks off at 11am. Make sure to arrive early at Sara D. Roosevelt Park to grab a good view of the Firecracker Ceremony, scheduled for 12pm.
Groundhog Day Celebration: The Watershed Center and Reserve is hosting a Groundhog Day celebration on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. Children can take a hike through the reserve to visit the groundhog burrows while learning more about their role in the ecological community.
The LEGO Batman Movie: Barnes and Noble is welcoming all young builders to celebrate the upcoming LEGO Batman film. The events kick off on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, where fans can sing along with the movie’s brand new single, participate in some imaginative building of their own Batmobile. There will also be giveaways of collectible trading cards. Attendees of all three events at Barnes and Noble can combine their six collectible trading cards to create a scene inspired by the film.
Princess Strong Yoga: Your child can join some of his or her favorite Disney princesses on Sunday, January 29th, to go on an adventure to discover what being a princess is all about. Elsa, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Merida will provide children ages 2 to 6 years old with a set of obstacles to circumnavigate. Children should arrive dressed as princesses and stay for photos with characters after class.
New York Boat Show: The New York Boat Show leaves town this Sunday, January 29th, 2017. Before it does, stop by with your family to visit the latest and greatest in boating. Parents and children can see the most recent innovations here first.
A Night at the Museum Sleepover: The American Museum of Natural History is hosting a monthly sleepover until June 23rd, 2017. The event is open to 6 to 13-year-olds as well as to boy and girl scouts on different nights. Groups will get a chance to explore live-animal exhibitions, going behind the scenes for an insider’s view. This limited opportunity will culminate with falling asleep beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to the African elephants, or at the base of a volcanic formation.
Philadelphia Zoo’s Overnights: The Philadelphia Zoo, considered to be America’s first zoo, is doing its own version of an overnight throughout 2017. Children can meet the zoo keepers and experts responsible for animal care and enjoy exclusive access to various animal homes.