Prismatica brings 25 rotating, rainbow-hued prisms to the Garment District. Photo by Jody Mercier
Prismatica brings 25 rotating, rainbow-hued prisms to the Garment District. Photo by Jody Mercier

Best Things To Do in NYC With Kids: Candle-Making, Prismatica and More

Post-holidays, NYC traditionally slows down and takes a breath before barrelling into Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, and longer days. January's also a month where the weather is more often than not grey and chilly (what's more fun than stuffing a toddler into a snowsuit? Just about everything), which makes outdoor fun more challenging. Still, we're thinking a candle making workshop might motivate us to shake off hibernation mode for an hour or so, or we might meander through Prismatica or make a pilgrimage to Alley Pond to explore the ramifications of giving a mouse a cookie.

This week is the PERFECT time to explore some of the new virtual wonders cropping up, like a drawing/dancing workshop with a Sesame Street artist and Dyckman Farmhouse's Spoken Word celebration. History buffs won't want to miss the Smithsonian's special program on the Presidency.

Remember that Poppins@Home is adding new at-home goodies all the time, including a Minecraft Online series, an early childhood music and movement class with Hopalong Andrew, DMF Youth mini lessons to get kids up and moving, and a Snapology Scientists Virtual Series.

The NYC Event Calendar is updated constantly with virtual and in-person events, and we have a special scoop on 2021 family friendly openings you don't want to miss!

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, reservations are required for many of these events, so plan your outings in advance, and be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing.