As the month of February approaches, one of the key dates on the calendar is President's Day. President's Day is a time to celebrate the different presidents of the United States. Children and working adults will have an opportunity to enjoy a day off. The long weekend is even more special this year, as the break comes during Chinese New Year. Here is a list of activities occurring around New York City during the President's Day weekend.
We The People
The We The People exhibit takes place at the New York Historical Society. The art installation was designed by Nari Ward, and was made from used shoelaces. People are encouraged to explain how the statement We The People makes them feel.
Recess at the Staten Island Children's Museum
The Staten Island Children's Museum will celebrate the Winter Olympics, Chinese New Year, and Black History Month. There will be special performances, art activities, and much more.
Winter Arts Camp
The Winter Arts Camp takes place at the Kaufman Music Center. There will be plenty of dancing, signing, and acting. Young artists will be given the opportunity to express themselves. Each session at the camp has a theme, and there will be multiple classes for children who are interested in drama, music, and art. At the end of the camp, the children will collaborate to create a performance for their families.
Intrepid Kids Week
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has planned a week-long celebration that features different science activities, demonstrations, and workshops. Children will make their own unique games while they learn about science. There will be live demonstrations and other performances. The Children will have an opportunity to speak with different authors, zoologists, and scientists.
Hands on Pasta
Children can head over to Eataly, which they will receive instruction on how to prepare food through different cooking classes. Children will learn how to create pasta dough and different shapes. The children will also learn about Italian culture through different words and phrases. After class, the children will receive take home recipes to work on.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will manage discovery stations inside the Steinhardt Conservatory. Children can use their different senses to see how plants are able to thrive in multiple eco-system. The library will host a collection of different stories, and there will also be a special scavenger hunt.
Storytime at the Atrium
The Atrium at Lincoln Center hosts families for a special selection of storytime. Authors will read some of their famous stories to the children. This year's featured author is Coretta Scott King Award winner Bryan Collier.
The play will be shown at Flushing Town Hall. The Gruffalo will be a theater adaptation of the award winning book. The plot revolves around a mouse meeting a fox, snake, and an owl. The mouse soon becomes worried about becoming prey. In order to protect himself, the mouse tells the story of the Gruffalo. The play has received acclaim for its enthusiastic performances.
My Neighbor Totoro
There will be daily matinees of My Neighbor Totoro at The Museum of The Moving Image. After the film, there will also be different animation and art projects based on the film.
The Perfect Monster
The TADA Theater will be hosting this original musical production about Sybil, a young scientist whose experiment has unintended consequences. While trying to create a new friend, Sybil ends up creating a large room of monsters.
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