Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Photo courtesy of the venue
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Photo courtesy of the venue

31 Winter Events for Preschoolers and Toddlers in New York City

We're 10 days into January and your kids are already tired of playing with their holiday gifts, and you're feeling a little anxious about yielding to excessive screen time. If this sounds familiar, we've got you covered with nearly three dozen events for preschoolers and toddlers. Read on for our roundup of shows, festivals, and fun things to do this winter for the toddler to preschooler set.

Bookmark this list for loads of ways to keep your little one engaged during the cold days ahead. There's a gingerbread giveaway, Sesame Street Live, terrific indie theater, and new exhibits coming to some of our favorite local children's museums.

Looking for more? Our list of 50 Things to Do Indoors might do the trick, and you can always find more daily activities in our Event Calendar.


New York Hall Of Science
47-01 111th St
Queens, NY

Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect/Lefferts)
632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Damrosch Park
Lincoln Center
Manhattan, NY

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY

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

BAM Rose Cinemas
Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

China Institute
100 Washington Street
New York , NY 10006

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10128

Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
7th Ave & 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
150 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10128

Lincoln Center
61 West 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY 10023

Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Kaye Playhouse
68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues Hunter College
New York, NY 10065

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

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
Flushing, NY 11354

Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Theater at Madison Square Garden
7th Ave & 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater
West 79th Street and West Drive inside Central Park
New York, NY

DR2 Theatre
103 East 15 Street Union Sq
New York, NY

Puppetworks
338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

St. Luke's Theatre
308 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024