• Weekend Planner: January 18-20

    MLK Day celebrations, an incredible dinosaur zoo, Duct Tape Mania, and much more family fun.

    By New York Family

    Erth's Dinosaur Zoo at New Victory Theater

    Happy long weekend! An extra day off means plenty of time to partake in all the MLK Day celebrations going on all weekend long, not to mention the incredible dinosaur zoo, Duct Tape Mania, and more. Enjoy!

     

    STARTS FRIDAY

    Winnie the Pooh’s creator is turning 131. Celebrate his birthday with cherished Pooh stories and arts & crafts at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum — it’s party time! (Friday)

    Holy dino! Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings the mightiest creatures of the past to life with incredibly realistic puppets at the New Victory Theater. Can you believe it? (Friday-Monday)

    Get a thrill at the International Motorcycle Show at the Javits Convention Center, whose kids offerings include obstacle courses, a stunt show, and more. Vrrrroom. (Friday-Sunday)

     

    STARTS SATURDAY

    This weekend’s MoMA films series lets kids delight in iconic films from their parents’ childhood, like “The Gingerbread Man” and “The Princess and the Pea.” Classic! (Saturday)

    BAMfamily, the arts series for all ages, kicks of its 2013 programming with a costume party of skits, face painting, poetry, and crafts. Talk about fun! (Saturday)

    The women in “Show Way,” playing at Vital Theatre, track their family history from the  slavery era to modern-day New York with a super cool piece of art. What’s their secret? (Saturday & Sunday)

    Liberty Science Center’s Duct Tape Mania challenges fams to create leg splints, waterproof broken dishes, and more using only tape. Ready to roll? (Saturday-Monday)

    We love shows that are for kids and by kids, and TADA! Youth Theater’s newest “Little Moon Theater” won’t disappoint. Get the scoop here. (Saturday-Monday)

     

    SUNDAY ONLY

    Introduce your children to an educational, rockin’ good time at 92YTribeca, where Jeremy Plays Guitar will jam and dance to songs based on everyday revelations. Jump in! (Sunday)

    Animals Illuminated Family Day means puppet shows, calligraphy lessons, live music, and more at the Jewish Museum New York–what’s not to love? (Sunday)

    Get ready to mambo! This Carnegie Hall Family Concert will transport the family straight to the Caribbean with a fabulous percussionist, vocalist, and 17-piece orchestra. Sweet. (Sunday)

     

    MONDAY ONLY

    Celebrate MLK Day with diversity-minded fun at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where collage-making, special readings, and beautiful gospel singing await. Love it. (Monday)

    Another artsy celebration: stop motion animations, DIY stamps, and embroidery takeon peaceful and inspirational themes at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Be creative! (Monday)

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