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Things to do with kids in NYC over Presidents' Day weekend

Honor commanders-in-chief of the past and present with fun happenings for kids over Presidents' Day weekend 2014.

  • Courtesy New-York Historical Society

    Presidents in Residence! at the New-York Historical Society on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: David Rosenzweig

    Hands-On Nano Demos at Sony Wonder Technology Lab" on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Image: Alan Richards

    "Get the Picture?" at Queens Botanical Garden on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • The Gustafer Yellowgold Valentine's Ball on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Great Backyard Bird Count at Queens Botanical Garden on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

     

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    Harlem Food Truck Rally on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Presidents' Week at the MMI on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    "Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting" at CMA on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Brunch Baby, Brunch at Brother Jimmy's BBQ on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Aylin Gucalp

    Bessie's Big Shot at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    "City as Canvas" at the Museum of the City of New York on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Hot Chocolate Festival at City Bakery on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Michael Horan

    Bob Marley's Three Little Birds on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    iLuminate: Artist of Light at New World Stages on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    I Heart City Museum Weekend on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Gary Blaine

    "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" on February 15 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Queens Theatre on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    This [Baby] Life on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Intrepid Kids' Week on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Map NYC: ABC 123 at the New York Transit Museum on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Dan Norman

    The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Courtesy Sony Wonder Technology Lab

    The Backyardigans Double Feature on February 15 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Gaetano Salvadore

    Black History Month at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on February 15 and 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Courtesy Penny Jones & Co. Puppets

    Penny Jones & Co Puppet Show: Peppi and the Pop-Up Dragon on February 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Film Forum Jr: Young Mr. Lincoln on February 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Vinnie Amesse

    Project Printmaking at the Museum of the City of New York on February 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: Courtesy Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

    Washington's Birthday Ball at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum on February 16 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Courtesy the New York Botanical Garden

    Culinary Kids Food Festival on February 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Presidents' Day at CMA on February 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Presidents' Day at CMOM on February 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Andrew Kelly

    Engineering Week at the New York Hall of Science on February 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

  • Photograph: courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York

    Winter Wonderland Collages at MCNY on February 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

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    February Vacation Week at the Jewish Museum on February 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

Courtesy New-York Historical Society

Presidents in Residence! at the New-York Historical Society on February 15, 16 and 17 is one of our recommended Presidents' Day weekend 2014 events.

Sure, the kids have off from school for a whole nine days beginning on Saturday, February 15, but let's not forget that Monday, February 17, is still Presidents' Day. We've rounded up the very best events for the long weeekend, including great exhibits, shows and other happenings, to keep the entire family entertained. Over the 2014 Presidents' Day weekend, honor past and present commanders-in-chief at special events like Washington's Birthday Ball at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Presidents in Residence!, running all three days at NYHS.


But not all the fun is POTUS-related—you can treat your little lovebugs to Valentine's Day festivities including The Gustafer Yellowgold Valentine's Ball or take advantage of special Black History Month programming at CMOM on Saturday and Sunday. Don't forget to take advantage of the awesome offerings for little ones at Intrepid Kids' Week either, complete with themed days ranging from superheroes to safari.


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