Diwali Artmaking Celebration

Pier 57 25 Eleventh Ave,

Celebrate Diwali with Children’s Museum of the Arts and The Culture Tree. Learn the art of Rangoli and create a Rangoli coaster to use at home. Embark on an interactive learning journey through the tale of Ram, Sita, Lakshman, and Hanuman in this bilingual Diwali puppet storytime with author and the founder of The Culture…

An Austrian Pop-Up Experience

Project Farmhouse 76 East 13th Street,

Dive deep into the past and the future of Austria's mountain regions. Discover the secrets behind Austria's love for winter sports and its influence on skiing in the United States…

Planet OMEGA

Chelsea Factory 547 W 26th Street,

Explore the unique DNA of the renowned Swiss watch brand and see many of its most innovative and notable timepieces in an elegant, immersive exhibition. See milestones from an iconic…

We didn’t ask permission, we just did it…

Mishkin Gallery 135 E 22nd Street,

A selection of works by Puerto Rican and international artists working in an array of unconventional materials, revisits and honors the legacy of three historic exhibition series in Puerto Rico…

NYC Veterans Day Parade

Madison Square Park Madison Avenue & E 24th Street,

Watch active military units, high school bands and veterans parade on Fifth Avenue from 25th Street to 45th Street in the largest celebration of service in the nation.

Chilifest at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market 75 Nineth Avenue at W 15th Street,

Sample 8 different chili recipes and vote for favorites at a festival featuring bluegrass tunes, games, and more family-friendly activities. Tickets include unlimited samples of unique chili creations from local New York chefs. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales support nonprofits chosen by our participating chefs.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25/in advance, $35/day of
Event Series Free Play at MoMath

Free Play at MoMath

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th Street,

Enjoy free admission to MoMath. Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us - and try to ride a bike with square wheels. An early arrival is strongly encouraged; MoMath may limit entry if capacity is reached.

Meet-and-Greet With MinaLima

Harry Potter New York 935 Broadway,

Join Wizarding World graphic designers, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, to celebrate the launch of their new illustrated and interactive edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Visit…

Joyce Family Matinee: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave at W 19th Street,

Enjoy family-friendly dance in an intimate theater built by dancers for dance. The groundbreaking Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates its 29th season under the direction of co-founding artistic directors, Dwight Rhoden…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $62-$82, $17/ages 6-16

Poster Kids: From Trash to Treasure

Poster House 119 W 23rd Street,

Join Poster House on select Sunday mornings for a family-friendly, interactive poster tour and a related art-making experience. Explore the exhibition We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020. In the gallery, learn about environmental issues and the posters that have attempted to encourage people to save the planet. Afterward, in the spirit of environmental…

Children’s Museum of the Arts Open Studio at Pier 57

Pier 57 25 Eleventh Ave,

Explore hands-on projects with CMA Artists in Residence across a wide range of artistic disciplines. Each month a resident will bring special programming geared for children while caregivers are welcome to enjoy the extraordinary setting of Pier 57 in the adjacent Family Living Room. Classes are small and RSVP is required; online registrations open each…

Winter Glow 2023

Flatiron Plaza 23rd St & Broadway,

March in a glowy parade along Broadway led by Bond Street Theatre. The parade line-up will begin at 4:30pm on Broadway and 28th Street, then march south to the Flatiron North Plaza where this year’s interactive winter art installation, CONTROL NO CONTROL will be officially unveiled. Glowy outfits encouraged. Enjoy refreshments from Slate Cafe NoMad…

Event Series Home Depot Workshop

Home Depot Workshop: Gingerbread House

Home Depot West 23rd St Store 40 W 23rd Street,

Hammer, glue and paint with help from parents and store associates. This month, make a cure gingerbread house. Receive a certificate of achievement, workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Also at Home Depots on 59th Street/Third Ave, Long Island City, New Rochelle and elsewhere.

Event Series Whitney Museum Open Studio

Whitney Museum Open Studio

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street,

All ages are invited to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Make art inspired by works on view in the collection and current exhibitions. Each week is a different artmaking project.

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $25/adults, $18/students & seniors, Free/ages 18 & under

Meet Bob Odenkirk and Erin Odenkirk

Books Of Wonder 42 W 17th Street,

Meet Emmy Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer, comedian, and actor Bob Odenkirk and his daughter, illustrator Erin Odenkirk, as they present their new book of poetic nonsense perfect for all ages Zilot & Other Important Rhymes. This event is ticketed, and the price of each ticket includes a copy of the book Bob…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $23
Event Series Rubin Family Sundays

Rubin Family Sundays: Fabrics of Good Fortune

Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17 Street,

Learn about banners featuring the eight auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism often found in Himalayan shrine rooms. Make your own textile treasures, inspired by the brocade wall hangings in the Museum’s collection. What symbols of good fortune would you like to bring into your home? Pre-registration required. Free tickets include access to the Museum galleries.

Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Madison Square Park Madison Avenue & E 24th Street,

Join the 111th annual holiday tree lighting at Madison Square Park,  home to the nation’s first public holiday tree. Enjoy a free joyful event with photo ops, baked-goods, and live…

Family Fridays: Puppets and Props and Math — Oh My

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th Street,

Learn how mathematics makes Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy feel  like more than puppets –  they look real, they move like they are real, and they live in worlds…

Event Series Hasbro Toyland

Hasbro Toyland

High Line The High Line,

Hasbro teams up with Amazon to present a free pop-up event with fun-filled holiday-themed activities, photo opportunities, product displays, and more. Activities include photo-ops with Santa Claus and Hasbro characters…