There's a still a weekend left in winter break to fill with fun and memories! For those of us who didn't get to vacation on the islands this year, the Children's Museum of Manhattan celebrates Caribbean traditions this weekend. And Kids Week at the Intrepid rolls to a close on Saturday—stop by for roller coaster physics, a meet-and-greet with Snoopy, mad science shows, and rocket building.
The International Children's Film Fest kicks off this weekend too. While the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater is the main hub for the festival, hosting piles of screenings and special programming, families can also watch some of the best new kid flicks at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn and Scandinavia House in Manhattan.
Black History Month closes with interactive performances, art-making, and more at the Black Future Festival at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. At Wave Hill, learn about the African term Ubuntu, which means humanity towards others, and create mixed-media tributes to loved ones. Learn about Jim Crow at the Historical Society, or take a spin back in time to the Civil Rights Movement and the music that roused a generation at Lincoln Center's Soundtrack '63.
Barnes and Noble stores around town celebrate the new Lego movie with workshops to build Emmet's Dream House. Pirate Pete's Parrot squawks in Long Island City on Saturday, and Humpty Dumpty Cracks Up all weekend in Brooklyn. The New Shanghai Circus sommersaults in to the Schimmel Center on Sunday. And BAMKids' Teknopolis invites kids to experiment with technology in a series of virtual reality and multi-sensory installations.
Need more ideas for family-friendly fun to fill your weekend? Our fun-packed events calendar and Winter Fun List are here to help.