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The best 50 winter activities for kids in NYC
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The best 50 winter activities for kids in NYC

Bored? This list ensures you won't miss out on any of the best winter activities for kids this season.

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Upcoming NYC events and festivals

Chanukah Festival
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Chanukah Festival

Known for their long history of providing family-friendly events and programming, the 92nd Street Y continues their tradition of throwing a fun-filled Chanukah festival this year. The day’s schedule of events is full of crafts, music, and games. The day will start off with holiday songs sung in English and Hebrew, followed by a “Miracle of Light” holiday show. Stick around for Jewish Drum Tales at 1pm to hear “The Delightful Story of Chanukah.” Throughout the day, little artists will learn to make their own snowflakes, dreidels, menorahs, holiday cards and much more. All ages.

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Holiday on the Hudson
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Holiday on the Hudson

Join Summer on the Hudson and the Riverside Park Conservancy for the annual holiday-tree–lighting party. In addition to the Christmas tree, there is a festive celebration of the season with live music and dancing. Kids can create unique ornaments for their own tree at a decoration-making crafts station. All ages.

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The New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
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The New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Head to Chinatown's annual Lunar New Year celebration on Feb 5! Families can walk the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown to visit tasty food vendors and see cool street performances, and starting at 1pm, the parade will begin winding its way down Mott St. Don't miss January 28's noon fireworks show at the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival in Sarah D. Roosevelt Park, either!

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Paul Winter Consort's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
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Paul Winter Consort's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

This year’s winter solstice will come alive at the grand Cathedral of St. John the Divine with the Paul Winter Consort’s 37th annual celebration. The event will be a tribute to the late George Martin, who served as producer for The Beatles as well as the Paul Winter Consort’s album Icarus. Gary Brooker, vocalist for band Procol Harum, and gospel singer Theresa Thomason will be special guests. And the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre will present a new choreographed piece to help our spirits leap towards the new year. Ages 5 and up.

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