New York City Winter Family Fun!
New York City takes winter indoors with style!
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is hosting “Victorian Valentine Workshop” (February 9). Learn about the history of valentines and create your handmade original expression of love. You can tour the mansion or stroll the grounds, too.
On February 2, to celebrate Black History Month, African Children’s Choir performs at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Also upcoming: “A Chorus Line” (February 9), China National Symphony Orchestra (February 16), “Forever Freestyle” (March 2), Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz (March 9), and Russian National Ballet’s “Giselle” (March 10).
While you’re in the Bronx, Mike’s Deli, The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli, is THE place to go for favorite Italian foods, fresh and made the traditional ways.
Warm up your winter with Tropical Paradise (through February 24) at The Bronx Botanical Gardens. And, then, The Orchid Show (March 2-April 21): spring IS on the way!
“Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn,” is an innovative long-term installation at Brooklyn Museum, and a fascinating introduction to one of the oldest American art museums.
St. Ann’s Warehouse, renowned for 32 years for an eclectic body of innovative presentations at the intersection of theatre and rock ‘n roll, presents the World Premier of Cynthia Hopkins’ “This Clement World” (February 5-17) and the New York Premier of “The Wild Bride” (February 23-March 17).
“Freed From The Vault,” a new exhibit at The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, features many items unseen by the public in over 20 years.
The Alice Austen House exhibits the work of Alice Austin (1866-1952), one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers, along with temporary exhibits, programs for teens and seniors, and more!
The 27th Annual Purim Ball (February 27) at The Jewish Museum is a BIG evening of masked revelry at the magnificent Park Avenue Armory. Don’t miss it!
The Noguchi Museum conducts a First Friday Film Series, Artist Talks, Second Sundays dialogues, free gallery talks, and Artist in Residence Weekends. “Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s Studio Practice” features photographs, select sculptures, and explores the artist’s tools. Louis Armstrong House Museum remains much the same as it was during his lifetime. Tours include audio clips of Louis practicing, talking with friends, and exhibits of his life and legacy.
For over 46 years, Queensborough Performing Arts Center has made world-class entertainment accessible to everyone. This winter, they offer “You’ve Got Hate Mail” (February 9); “Black Stars of the Great White Way” (February 17), Russian National Ballet’s “Giselle” (March 17) and “The Hit Men” and special guest John Carfi (March 23).
The Secret Theatre in the heart of Long Island City’s artist’s quarter has BIG events, including a new children’s musical, “Dotty Dot!” (every other Saturday); Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” (February 14-March 2); and, late Friday nights, in March, “Improvius Maximus by Face Off Unlimited.
The hottest cars and trucks, all under one roof! The New York International Auto Show (March 29-April 7) gives sneak peaks on ’13 and ’14 production models and concept vehicles.
Alice Austen House – Staten Island
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – Bronx
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts - Bronx
Louis Armstrong Museum - Corona
Mike’s Deli - Bronx
New York Botanical Gardens – Bronx
Noguchi Museum – Long Island City
Queensborough Performing Arts Center – Bayside
St. Ann’s Warehouse – DUMBO
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art – Staten Island
The Jewish Museum - Manhattan
The New York International Auto Show - Manhattan
The Secret Theatre, Long Island City
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