Celebrate Black History Month with the family musical FunikiJam's City of Hope! Photo courtesy of the production
Celebrate Black History Month with the family musical FunikiJam's City of Hope! Photo courtesy of the production

Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do in NYC: Sword Dance, Kids Week, Winterfest

The holiday weekend leads right into midwinter break, so it's game on for city kids and incidentally also the opening weekend for City/Game: Basketball in New York at the Museum of the City of New York. Beyond that, NYC is ready to entertain, educate, and dazzle kids of all ages with happenings like the Half Moon Sword Dance Fest, La Mama Kids' Folktales, TADA's How to Eat Like a Child, Winterfest in the Bronx, and a Native American Arts Fest in Queens.

Presidents get their due at Fraunces Tavern's Open House and Washington's Birthday Ball at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden. You can even chat with past presidents at the New-York Historical Society.

Meanwhile, it's kids week at the Intrepid and in Bryant Park. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's February Break Discovery Days, the New York Hall of Science's Engineering Week, and the opening of Superpowered Metropolis at the Children's Museum of Manhattan all serve as excellent kickoffs for the week ahead.

Remember, our Winter Fun Guide and February GoList are jam-packed resources heading into the week off. We've even got a list of FREE Things To Do Over February Break, and as if that's not enough, our event calendar grows by the day.


INTREPID Sea, Air, & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10036

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY

Dimenna / New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St
New York, NY 10004

Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building 212 W 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
74 East 4th Street, First Floor Theater
New York, NY 10003

Museum of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, 10029

TADA! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

Brady playground in Bronx park
2222 Bronx Park east
Bronx , NY 10462

Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Flushing town hall
137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
Flushing, NY 11354

The Museum of Modern Art
in Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
2351 Veterans Rd W
Staten Island, NY 10309

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th
New York, NY 10025

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
73-2 Park Dr E Pat Dolan Trail
Flushing, NY 11367

Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10128

Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th St
New York, NY 10036

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

Bryant Park
42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)
Mid-park about 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
150 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

Dimenna / New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Prospect Park's Audubon Center
95 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY

Citywide
See listing for information
New York, NY

Big Gay Ice Cream
207 Front St
New York, NY 10038
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