New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

All aboard! Win a full semester at Kidville (worth $725)! The amazing playspace has launched a new interactive music program for newborns to children five-years-old--Rockin' Railroad. And we're giving away a 16-week semester of classes to one lucky reader! To enter this special giveaway, write on our Facebook Page telling us why your kid would love Rockin' Railroad. Then, email us with the subject line "Kidville." Deadline is Friday, February 24.

Special Promotion 

Are you ready to "1-2-3...Imagine!" with Elmo & friends at Sesame Street Live? Starting tomorrow through February 26, the high-energy production for families is coming to Madison Square Garden. New York Family readers can save up to 40% using the discount code: NYFAM. Purchase your tickets here. 

Weekend Plans & More     

It's a President's Day weekend chock full of storytimes. Learn why Abe Lincoln was so honest (Monday), celebrate the birthday of George Washington (Sunday) and find out exactly who is on the $2 bill (Saturday).

The Intrepid's Kids Week 2012 kicks off with a weekend of circus-themed fun. Learn how to juggle and spin plates--just like a clown! (Saturday-Sunday)  


It's the opening weekend of Mo Willem's Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical at the Manhattan Children's Theatre. Don't miss the events on opening night, like cake, crafts and a meet-and-greet with the cast. (Saturday-Sunday)


Get a little bit of gospel, jazz, hip-hop and soul at the American Museum of Natural History's African-American Musical Mosaic. And don't miss a special performance from legendary member of Run DMC, Darryl McDaniels! (Saturday)


Wear your purple, gold and green to Le Carrousel in Bryant Park for a free Mardi Gras bash for families with chocolate coins, warm apple cider and magic tricks. (Saturday)

At El Museo
Del Barrio's celebration of Carnaval, kiddos can take a dance class, make their own jaguar mask or sample the sounds of Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs. (Saturday)


Do as the Cajun do and celebrate Mardi Gras with the Arty Gras Festival & Parade at the Children's Museum of the Arts. This bash will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of Two Boots Pizzeria complete with masks, noisemakers and of course, slices. (Sunday)


Don your best party duds and head to Signature Theater's Peter Norton Space for opening day of The Hundred Dresses by the Atlantic Theater Company. Based on the novel by Eleanor Estes, this musical teaches the meaning of acceptance and tolerance to kids ages 6-13. (Sunday)


Singing kid-friendly covers of all your favorite Beatles songs, the indie pop band Bubble Do Beatles will perform at 92Y Tribeca. (Sunday)


Find out what happens when lightning strikes a greenhouse and ordinary vegetables obtain superpowers at the Children's Museum of Manhattan's Super Sprowtz Puppet Show. (Sunday)


The Doktor is in at the Queens Theatre. By combining wacky humor with his love of science, Doktor Kaboom teaches children all about the modern scientific method. (Sunday)


12 English folk dance troupes from across the country will perform at the Brooklyn Museum. Bonus: their hybrid Irish jigs will include double-handed swords. (Sunday)


Be a guest at George Washington's Birthday Ball at The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. Costumed performers will teach traditional country dances. Light refreshments and a museum tour are included. (Sunday)


Bring your little builder to the New York Hall of Science's Engineering Day. Construct a dome with gumdrop candies or erect a high-rise from JENGA blocks. (Monday)


Fall into a fit of laughter with the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Songs in the Key of Giggles. Sing along to favorites from Little Red, Puss in Boots and The Three Little Pigs. (Monday)


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

Bonus Tip 

Next week is mid-winter break for public schools, and mini camps are a great way to keep kids active. We've gathered twelve fantastic mini programs for you to consider--from cooking classes and art instruction to chess and sports--and keep in mind that most of your favorite activity centers offer these kinds of classes.   

February 16-22, 2012



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