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President's Day weekend for kids in NYC

Enjoy your President's Day weekend with plenty of kid-friendly fun around town. These events will keep you plenty busy!

Photograph: Kid President

Presidents' Day weekend is a day for celebrating the presidents of the United States, and it's awesome because most kids get the day off from school. This year, according to our NYC school calendar, it falls during midwinter break, which also encompasses Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year. Yippee! The kids are going to have an amazing time. Psst: these cool indoor playgrounds are a great way to kill time indoors, too.

When is Presidents' Day? 

Presidents' Day is Monday, February 19, 2018. 

President's Day 2018 activities for kids

"We the People"

From the donations of many visitors' used shoelaces comes "We the People," an art installation by Nari Ward. From Feb 20–24, you can see the sculpture as it gets installed, and from February 20–26 you can post a sticky note on the museum's preamble wall to share how the words "We the People" make you feel. All ages.

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New-York Historical Society | Manhattan, NY , Upper West Side Saturday April 21 2018 - Saturday December 29 2018

Magic at Coney!!!

Calling all junior magicians! Illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from all over the world will descend on the Coney Island Museum for a full afternoon of mind-blowing tricks and feats. Expect to see plenty of card tricks, levitating objects and perhaps some stuff disappearing right before your eyes. Who knows—maybe someone from your family will have the chance to become to be part of the magic if they’re picked as an assistant for a particular trick. And then catch more magic on Monday nights when the Brooklyn Cyclones treat fans to a magic show during their home games this summer. Magic at Coney performances run noon to 2pm. All ages.

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Coney Island Museum , Brooklyn Sunday April 22 2018 - Sunday December 30 2018
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Cinderella the Musical

All your favorite Cinderella characters — including the singing mice and fairy godmother — are brought to life in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The one hour performance includes music by Michael Sgouros & Brenda Bell, and is the perfect length of time for keeping young audiences engaged. Arrive one hour early to the Saturday matinees or Sunday morning showtimes for a performing arts workshop for the kiddies. Ages 4 and up.

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Players Theatre , Greenwich Village Saturday April 21 2018 - Sunday April 22 2018

Farmhouse Family Day

Children are invited to explore the oldest house in New York City on the third Saturday of every month, for free! This event offers seasonal activities like artifact investigation, scavenger hunts, gardening and other hands-on projects. Ages 4-10.

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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum , Brooklyn Saturday April 21 2018 - Saturday September 22 2018
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Farmhouse Family Day

Children are invited to explore the oldest house in New York City on the third Saturday of every month, for free! This event offers seasonal activities like artifact investigation, scavenger hunts, gardening and other hands-on projects. Ages 4-10.

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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum , Brooklyn Saturday April 21 2018 - Saturday September 22 2018

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