We have almost made it through winter! Spring is coming this month and I’m so excited! Bring on a blooming Central Park and more days outside! Until then, NYC still has some amazing indoor fun to be had. This months calendar of events seems to be very art forward! Whether your children love movies, painting, story telling, or more, so many of this months events are centered around encouraging our children’s imaginations and creativity! Let’s help all our kids dive deep into their brilliant ideas!
Visit The New “secret” Bar Inside An Ice Cream Shop
A new ice cream shop with a bubble-gum pink storefront near 88th Street just opened and its dishing out more than just ice cream. Enjoy flavors from banana brownie to espresso cookie, trucked in from artisanal creamery, but many patrons devour their frozen desserts and walk out the door — but they’re missing out. An employee is always stationed beside the counter. Make sure you say, “I’d like to see the storage room, please.” Hand over your ID, and if you’re 21 or older, you’ll be shown a door lined with 180 empty ice cream cartons that swings open to reveal a neon “I scream, you scream” sign. You’ve found it: the secret bar. In the hidden back room, guests recline on tufted banquettes under exposed brick, chandeliers and gilded picture frames. The glowing bar, lined with stools upholstered in hot pink and studs, is stacked with exotic liqueurs and house-made syrups.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artist of our time. Best known for her immersive installations, millions of visitors have experienced her exhibits. Coming this May to The New York Botanical Gardens is an inside look into her lifelong passion for the natural world. The installation is inspired by her love for flowers and plants. Exhibit opens in May but limited tickets now on sale.
Learn all about Brooklyn’sdarkpast on Madame Morbid’s funeral-inspired Victorian trolley, which will make stopsacrossthe borough before dropping you off at Kings County Distillery, where you’ll take part in a spooky tourandtasting.
Add to the ever evolving art display at The GIANT Room. Children will create projects around the theme of bugs, microbes, yeast, bacteria and fungi, while also contributing to the community art display. Children of all ages will also have the oppotunity to discover laser cutters, 3D printer, microscopes, and more.
Alexa Meade brings her creative and imaginative talent to NYC through this interactive art exhibit opening March 13th. This visually sticking exhibit encourages guest to become part of the art. Explore the different worlds while letting your own imagination soar. A must see event for all the little artists in your life.
An immersive planetarium show of worlds beyond! Witness fascinating videos and images of the latest discoveries of the solar system and its planets. Truly an incredible experience for families of all ages. I know my whole family is looking forward to checking out this super cool exhibit!
This is the most straight forward title for an exhibit we’ve ever seen. Haha! Head on over to the Children’s Museum Of Manhattan for this incredibly interactive exhibit where children can climb and crawl on the art. This makes for the most perfect day indoors for these final winter days!
Celebrate to joy of reading while having fun ice skating. Join Pier 17 on March 2nd from 3pm-5pm for a special Skate The Skyline Storytime event in conjunction with their local Seaport book store McNally Jackson Books. Activities include free readings, word searches, make your own bookmarks, and so much more!
An event where parents might have just as much fun as the kids! Join The Rock and Roll Playhouse family concert series and help your kids discover all “The Greats”. Event also include activities like story telling and crafts. Saturday concerts at Industry City are free, while Sunday concerts at Brooklyn Bowl require a paid ticket.
Take your kids for an international creative and imaginative experience. Think Sundance for kids! Movie goers will witness the newest animation, live-action, documentary and experimental films from across the globe. Event also includes workshops, Q&A’s, and so much more. Perfect for all our little movie buffs!
Based of Chelsea Clinton’s best selling children’s book She Persisted is a sweet new musical for children 5+. Story follows Naomi as she goes on a field trip to a Women’s History Museum. Once there she time travels meeting inspirational women from different decades. A lovely experience for young girls! Shows run February 22-March 22.
Slime! What kid isn’t totally obsessed with slime? Well now NYC parents can avoid the slime at home and take their families to this sensory playground totally centered around this sticky favorite. Sloomoo is only in town for six months, so hurry over during these cold winter months and enjoy the super oozy fun!
This imaginative exhibit will thrill all families of all ages. Enjoy the interactive playful rooms that include a sprinkle pool, a three story slide, a pink MOSIAC subway, a magical floating sweets table, and more. Enjoy the signature ice cream flavors like “Queen Bee” and “Pinata”. Museum of Ice Cream is the coolest and most beautiful multi-sensorial experience there is!
Color factory has decided to stay and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Head indoors for the most exciting traveling art collaborative. Color Factory is bound to excite joy with its vibrant colors and interactive installations. Past exhibits have included scratch and sniff wall, a confetti room, a yellow ball pit, and more…