What to do this free-day weekend: Event picks Feb 13-14 and beyond
Fri Feb 12
You may have trouble finding the time to pack in all the Valentine's Day , Presidents' Day and Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend...but it can't hurt to try. If amusing the brood during next week's public-school recess is on your mind, we've got free activities to keep 'em busy every day of the week. There are plenty of free events happening all over the city in honor of the holidays. We recommend checking out the Lunar New Year Flower Festival in Chinatown on Friday and Saturday, or stopping by The Moxie Spot's Valentine's + Chinese New Year disco party on Saturday night. Want to honor our Founding Fathers? The New-York Historical Society pays tribute to them with free admission and special programming on Saturday, while the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum throws its annual George Washington Birthday Bash the same day. See all free events this weekend here . If you're looking for more happenings on Saturday, check...
The Intrepid's Kids Week starts tomorrow!
Fri Feb 12
In addition to its weeklong February break mini-camp , the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is holding its annual Kids Week. Running February 13 to the 21st, the festivities kick off tomorrow with a visit from the famous New York Red Bulls and a performance by Ringling Brothers . Later in the week, there will be kids fashion shows (courtesy of Gap and Old Navy ), interactive exhibits on loan from Madame Tussauds , shows by Puppetry Arts Theatre and much more. The museum is also highlighting its two newish exhibits: " Mission to Mars ," a time line of the American space program, and " Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace ," a collection of drawings showcasing the pooch's fictional fight against the evil Red Baron. Check out the full list of events here , then bundle up and hop aboard!
Catch "When Elmo Grows Up" at MSG this weekend
Fri Feb 12
If you have a toddler at home, there's a good chance he's a big fan of Sesame Street—and more specifically, Elmo. This weekend, Sesame Street Live's "When Elmo Grows Up" is finishing up its almost two-week run at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The premise of the show is fairly simple: In preparation for a career pageant, the Muppets sing and dance about what they want to do when they get older. Cookie Monster croons about being a fireman, Grover a policeman and Abby Caddaby a Fairy Godmother (hey, when did that become a profession?). Unfortunately, Big Bird and Elmo don't find the task as easy. The big yellow guy has no idea what he wants to do and Elmo wants to be everything under the sun. While the show is clearly tailored to a very young set, the songs are catchy (listen for "Down on the Corner," "Home on the Range," "Give a Little Love" and the Sesame Street-inspired version of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles") and parents will most likely find themselves singing...
New social network dedicated to children's music
Fri Feb 12
If you happen to be as obsessed with children's music as we are, you'll be excited to hear about a new social networking site dedicated to discovering the best new bands in the kindie world. On WiggleNation , which launched last weekend, you can peruse bands' profiles, listen to tunes, watch videos and more. Some faves on the NYC scene have already joined including The Dirty Sock Funtime Band , Gustafer Yellowgold and Suzi Shelton . Our favorite feature, though, is the site's Twitter feed , where WH offers free weekly downloads, so you and your youngsters can constantly scope out new music.
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