• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (February 21-23)

    Seal-Watching NYC + Big “Green” Family Party + Kids Film Fest At BAM + Much More Family Fun

    By New York Family
    The Okee Dokee Brothers will perform at Symphony Space; photo by Alex Johnson

    The Okee Dokee Brothers will perform at Symphony Space; photo by Alex Johnson

    The Horticultural Society of New York is hosting its 2nd annual Green Bean Bash this Saturday. Come join the “green” fun!

    If you’re out and about, you may also want to check out the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Here are 5 things to know about the museum right now!

    Those looking for some outdoors fun might enjoy our seal-watching tour roundup.

    And expectant and new parents are invited to a special event next week celebrating Munchkins’s new baby lines and sponsored by our friends at Momtrends. Get the details here!

    Read on for more fun-to-do activities this weekend.

    STARTING FRIDAY

    Set in Central Park, “Curse on Summit Rock” at the Roy Arias Theater teaches families that environmental conservation should be a part of everyone’s lives. Think green! (Friday-Sunday)

    Kids can learn a new meditative art known as “Zentangles” at the Greenbelt Nature Center.  Create beautiful images and relax at the same time. Get zen! (Friday)

    To accompany an exhibition about games throughout time, the Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a game-making workshop for families. Be crafty! (Friday)

    STARTING SATURDAY

    For a taste of the great outdoors, see the bluegrass show by the Grammy-award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers at Symphony Space. Sing along! (Saturday)

    Celebrate Black History month at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, where the Center for African and Diaspora Dance will present an African dance performance and workshop featuring Iris Wilson. Dance to the beat! (Saturday)

    In the Tribeca PAC’s production of “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly,” the namesake characters face a rough start to the school year. Watch their travails! (Saturday)

    BAMkids 16th annual film festival takes place this weekend with more than 70 films from around the world. Take a seat! (Saturday-Sunday)

    Create and color your own unique (and sometimes silly!) vehicles in a fun and imaginative bookmaking workshop at the New York Transit Museum.  Calling all authors-to-be! (Saturday- Sunday)

    It’s a Super Fun Saturday benefit at the Children’s Aid Society—kids enjoy everything from jewelry-making to Xbox games, while parents can partake in some pampering like manicures. Sounds like fun! (Saturday)

    STARTING SUNDAY

    “Hansel and Gretel” get a special accompaniment at the New York Botanical Garden: the musicians of the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Enjoy the show! (Sunday)

    The New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet will introduce children to the art and beauty of ballet at the Queens Theatre. Learn the ropes! (Sunday)

    Take a NYC Audubon Winter Eco Cruise to see the winter seals and waterbirds of the New York Harbor. Bundle up! (Sunday)