What to do this weekend: Jan 30-31 event picks
Sat Jan 30
Brrr! Welcome back winter! We're in for a cold weekend but that doesn't mean you have to go stir crazy. Bundle up your babes and head out to one of these cozy events. Bonus: most of these options are free or cheap. The Urban Park Rangers kick off their new free family film series with a screening of Charlotte's Web inside the Inwood Park Nature Center on Saturday. Be sure to call ahead to make sure there's still space! Your brood can also celebrate Jewish Arbor Day at the Museum at Eldridge Street's no-cost Tu B'Shvat fest on Sunday. Ready to embrace the chilly weather? Try moonwalking on the ice at a Michael Jackson Skate in Prospect Park--only $5 for parents and $3 for kids. See all free and cheap weekend events here . If you're looking for a way to help families in Haiti, there are a number of kid-friendly benefits, including a Friday night pizza party at Gymtime , a Saturday morning concert at Rodeo Bar and a Sunday afternoon performance at...
Register your kid for free swimming lessons this Saturday
Fri Jan 29
We don't blame you if this weather has you dreaming of a sunny island vacation! Until spring break arrives, why not just pretend you're swimming in the deep blue sea with free swimming lessons at selected indoor city pools. Parks & Recreation's Learn to Swim Program offers complimentary Saturday classes in all five boroughs for preschoolers (ages three to five), kids (ages six to 14) and adults beginning February 13. Registration begins this Saturday at 9am at the pool sites . Space is limited and students are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Ernesto Neto installation now open at MoMA
Fri Jan 29
If you've picked this weekend to see the "Tim Burton" exhibition (truly a must), be sure to stop by a new MoMA attraction: Ernesto Neto's Navedenga. It's an awesome, interactive hollow chamber in which kids can walk around, sniff the scent of cloves and touch super-soft fabric. Any child (or adult) who flipped for Neto's blockbuster exhibition anthropodino last summer will enjoy this one, even though there's no ball pit this time around. Check out our full review of the installation here .
Save 20% on tickets to Literally Alive's Cinderella
Fri Jan 29
Literally Alive children's theater has been mounting its own musical versions of kid-friendly classics for 10 seasons now. The troupe's latest production, Cinderella —the tale of a poor, put-upon girl who fatefully finds love with a prince—begins performances this Sunday. The company is offering a special discount to Time Out Kids readers. Use the code TonyKids when purchasing tickets online or over the phone (212-352-3101) and save 20 percent. That includes a pre-show arts workshop. Sounds magical.
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