It's midwinter recess for millions of public school kids in New York City, which translates to lots of offerings aimed at keeping kids happy, engaged and entertained over the next several days. Highlights include an Inside Out movie screening and art workshops at the Museum of the Moving Image, FREE daily nature activities in Prospect Park, Charlotte's Web at the Queens County Farm Museum, Puppetwork's latest production and hands-on chocolate workshops. The City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival will warm you up as you work your way through new museum exhibits and cool kids theater.
Speaking of theater, we're hosting a second Mommy Poppins Readers Night at the New Victory Theater. Readers save 20 percent on tickets to the 7pm production of Untapped on Saturday, February 20, and enjoy exclusive post-show activities with our friends at Gate Hill Day Camp. See our event listing for more details.
If you're looking to escape the city for all or part of the week, our Day Trip and Travel Guide offers plenty of suggestions. My gang is heading north to Smuggler's Notch for a snow sports extravaganza, but you don't need to go that far to hit the slopes. Plenty of ski and snowboarding resorts are a short drive from NYC. If you've already had enough of the cold weather, a balmy indoor water park may be more your speed.
Read on for this week's top picks. You can find more fun in our 35 Things to Do in NYC with Kids Over February Break, or, as always, check our Event Calendar and Winter Fun Guide. Have a great break!