Read books with Cali Co Cat as part of the Read-to-Skate Program. Photo by Angelito Jusay for Bryant Park
Read books with Cali Co Cat as part of the Read-to-Skate Program. Photo by Angelito Jusay for Bryant Park

40 Free Activities for NYC Kids to Enjoy in February

It's a leap year, and that means February brings an extra day to fill with fun, FREE activities. The pressure's really on this month with a jam-packed calendar that includes the weeklong mid-winter break and holidays like Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year. It's also Black History Month, and we've managed to find plenty of FREE activities to fill your days and mark these milestones while helping you keep your fiscally responsible New Year's resolutions.

Read on for 40 FREE activities for NYC kids in February, and consult our Event Calendar for even more options. Plus, find lots of seasonal to-dos in our NYC Winter Guide for Families.

Places featured in this article:


Ingersoll Community Center

Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect/Lefferts)

China Institute–Online

LeFrak Hall at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College

Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center

Weeksville Heritage Center

National Museum of the American Indian

Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Prospect Park's Audubon Center

National Museum of the American Indian

Brooklyn Central Library - Dweck Center

Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
Kusama: Cosmic Nature
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puppet Time!
Williamsbridge Oval - 12:00 PM Pick
Picnic Performances in Bryant Park
Bryant Park - 7:00 PM Pick
Journey to the Stars
Brooklyn Bridge Park - 8:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides