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Snow storm: NYC will get a blast of winter weather this week

...but don't expect a snow day

Written by
Danielle Valente

The weather outside is going to be frightful. 

A major winter storm is headed for the northeast on Wednesday, and this potential Nor'easter could result in heavy snow, winds and ice. New York City has issued a weather advisory, however, class will be in session. The state Department of Education guidelines require that NYC schools opt for remote learning when storms prevent students from coming into the buildings. This will ensure that the city meets the requirement for 180 days of instruction.

But don't fret, little ones: There will be plenty of snowy goodness to enjoy—fingers crossed—when the virtual bell rings. 

Visit a sledding hill 

It goes without saying that a list of snow day activities would be incomplete without a pitstop at the best sledding hills in NYC. We recommend making the rounds in Central Park (particularly Pilgrim Hill and Cedar Hill) for the quintessential NYC winter experience. Other sled-worthy spots across the five boroughs include Prospect Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Astoria Park and Clove Lakes Park. 

Snack on hot chocolate 

Up the coziness factor into full effect with tasty treats. When snow falls, you're going to want to snag hot chocolate from amazing spots that will make Willy Wonka a bit envious. 

Watch a Christmas movie

Grab that mug of hot chocolate (extra marshmallows and whipped cream) and sit in for a festive marathon with Christmas movies on Netflix (there's a newbie that requires your attention) and classic animated Christmas movies like Frosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sit in for a (virtual) story 

Get cozy and listen to a reading of your favorite book, courtesy of librarians from the New York Public Library. See what's on schedule this week. 

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