Weekday Fun: Comic Book Fest, Free Sports, Tot Party

Oasis Camp, Comic Book Fest, Winter Fun for NYC Kids, Jan 9-13

This week, keep kids active and outdoors with organized—and gratiswinter games in Battery Park or get creative with a music engineering workshop at the Microsoft Store. Comic book fans, listen up! Friday kicks off the Fifth Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center in Harlem; and for more Harlem storytelling fun, take little ones to Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling for Topsy Turvy Thursdays, a fun interactive storytelling presentation.

If this weekend's snowfall has you wanting more, be sure to check out our Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snow Sports Guide for great kid-friendly spots to enjoy winter sports. Or for a more low-key outing, head to one of NYC's outdoor ice skating rinks, then warm up with a comforting cup of delicious hot cocoa.

Our best weekday bets are below. As always, be sure to peruse our daily Event Calendar and out January GoList, featuring the top family-friendly events happening all month long!

Monday, January 9
Winter After Schoool Sports and Games — Battery Park
Cold weather doesn't have to mean indoor play. Head to Battery Park City Ball Fields after school for guided, organized winter games—or have fun on your own! Equipment is provided. Can't make it today? The after-school fun continues on Wednesdays and Fridays, too, all winter. FREE

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, January 10
Notes for Life — Midtown East
This after-school workshop explores music technology and creation, offering hands-on learning in music production and audio engineering. If you can't make it today, the series runs weekly through February 28. FREE

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, January 11
The Little People Party  — Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bring tots to this open play session at The Backyard at Berry Park. Kids can romp on the indoor turf loaded with kid playthings like balls, hula hoops, tunnels, and more.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, January 12
Topsy Turvy Thursday — Harlem
Join storyteller Carletta Joy Walker for an interactive, lively storytelling presentation at Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

See all Thursday events.

Friday, January 13

Jamar Nicholas, author of Leon: Protector of the Playground, will be one of the panelists at the Black Comic Book Festival.

Fifth Annual Black Comic Book Festival — Harlem
This two-day event kicks off today with comic creator exhibition tables, drawing demos, informative talks, comic fest swag, and more.

See all Friday events

Top image: Trevor Von Eeden, author of the comic Black Lightning, will be on a Black Heroes Matter panel.