New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways 

Treat your kid to an out-of-this-world birthday at ExerBlast! Your child and up to 12 friends will be treated to an all-inclusive party that includes a private party zone, invitations, balloons and two adventure guides. Plus, photographer Karen Haberberg will capture all the special bday moments. Appropriate for kids ages 5-14. To enter this giveaway, post on our Facebook Page telling us about one of yourNJ Camp Fair Dates favorite parenting moments from the past year. Then, email us with the subject line "ExerBlast" and be sure to leave your contact information. Deadline is Friday, February 3. 


Ricki Lake has once again teamed up with Director Abby Epstein to bring us an in-depth look at childbirth with More Business of Being Born. This four-part DVD is full of celeb interviews, from Alanis Morissette to Christy Turlington-Burns. And we have five copies to giveaway. To enter, please email us with the subject line "Birth." Deadline to enter is Wednesday, January 18.

Weekend Plans & More

Unleash your child's inner Project Runway at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park with an afternoon of nature-inspired printmaking. (Friday)


Catch the shadow-collecting tale of Miss Ophelia as she makes her New Victory Theater premiere in a limited three-day run. Homespun puppetry is sure to dazzle! (Friday-Sunday) 


Head to the Brooklyn Children's Museum for a MLK Jr. birthday weekend full of activities designed to teach and inspire kids. Learn about different cultures, tolerance and harmony with fun crafts and inspirational presentations. (Saturday-Monday)


After learning how to play the new Ninjago LEGO game, LEGO maniacs will then have an opportunity to battle it out with other gamers under the watchful eye of the Scholastic Store's own sensei. (Saturday)


Check out cool 3D cities inspired by The Sims. On display at the Sony Wonder Lab, talented 7th and 8th graders created these urban models as part of the Future City Competition. (Saturday)  

The whole family will go
MAD over a day designed just for them! From the awe-inspiring works of contemporary Korean artists to an energetic dance workshop, the Museum of Arts and Design is the place to be. (Saturday)


Head to the Scandinavia House's Luminous Modernism Workshop where children can get versed in all-things Nordic. Kids will design their own buildings to show off their newfound knowledge of the Dragon Style. (Saturday)


Fish that think they can fly? Prepare for an uproarious time at Symphony Space this Saturday as Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke entertain you with their quirky and upbeat tunes. The accompanying four-piece band is just an added bonus! (Saturday)


The 92Y Tribeca hosts Jeremy Plays Guitar for a musical morning sure to get everyone moving. (Sunday)


At the Studio Museum in Harlem, children can create portrait collages embodying who they want to be in the New Year. (Sunday)


Ages 5-10 can sample dance classes in everything from salsa to ballet at The PeriChild Program Kids Dance Fair. (Sunday)


Bring the whole fam to the famed Gotham Comedy Club for some hilarious acts (by kids!) on those pesky resolutions we never end up keeping. (Sunday)  


At the Children's Museum of Manhattan, young citizens will brainstorm how to make a difference in their schools and communities--just like MLK Jr. did--and create their own Make A Difference Pledge. (Sunday)


For a day that is out of this world, bring the kiddos to SpaceFest at The American Museum of Natural History. Don't miss stargazing, storytimes and a guest appearance by astronomer Ted Williams. (Sunday)


Take in the sights and sounds of historic Harlem with the Big Onion Walking Tour on MLK Day. Sample some treats along the way! (Monday)


Catch a 60-minute family stage presentation on the extraordinary life of Zora Neal Hurston at the New-York Historical Society, for ages 7 and up. (Monday)

For even more events this weekend and beyond, check out our Family Calendar.      

New York Family Events

Now is the time to start thinking about summer camp. Come research the possibilities at the upcoming installment of New York Family's Camp Fairs on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, produced in collaboration with the American Camp Association NY & NJ. From the Upper East Side to Somerset, NJ, the next four camp fairs will house representatives from over 60 camps for children ages 3-17. For more information and to register, click here.  


Love the idea of exploring foreign cities with your child? The New York Public Library has made it easy with its Passport to Adventure Benefit on Sunday, January 22 from 10am-12noon. Bring the whole family to travel the world at the historic Astor Hall (in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), all while supporting the NYPL's prolific programming. For more information, click here.      

Bonus Tip

The wintertime holds some of the city's best indoor and outdoor fun. So we've compiled an inclusive list to keep your family busy all season long--from prime skiing mountains just a car trip away to ice skating in Manhattan and beyond, from warming up at local hot chocolate haunts to bowling and crafting snowy days away!

January 12-18, 2012

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