Yes I know the kidz are home…(Aww too bad, so sad) so Here’s how to cope, take them as many places as u can where you can learn and have fun together, get them so tired and exhausted for as little money as you can possibly spend. So when it’s time to reach home… bath time it is! and off to their beautiful slumber while you still have money left over for a Haggan Dazz cookies in cream Ice cream and a snickers Bar (yes I said a sneakers bar The more chocolate the better).
Lets start the week off with a little positive motivation with a workshop for your kids designed to make them dream higher. Ms. Feona Huff a great motivational speaker and the owner of The Online MOMMY magazine Solo MOMMY is the collaborating this event. (please email her for subscriptions)
I Have a Dream!
Monday, February 21, 2011
11 am — 3 pm
Truth South Books
492 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Do your children have a dream? Is there something in life that they want to accomplish? If so, let them join Powerhouse Media Group for a vision board workshop to help them put their dream on paper and work to manifest it!
**(Must be paid in advance)**
*** event is postponed***
For more information and to attend, contact: Feona Sharhran Huff, CEO (347) 386-9206 or firstname.lastname@example.org
President’s Week Crafts
Mon 21–Feb 25 11am–noon
FREE Mon 21–Feb 25 10am–5pm
@Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The week long event will have young citizens learning about the First Amendment and civil liberties as well as joining in silly activities, like going on a presidents’ scavenger hunt and meeting costumed actors dressed as former commanders-in-chief and first ladies. All ages.
FREE Kids’ Week at City Parks
Mon Feb 21~Feb 25
Various times and locations. Go to nycgovparks.org for schedule.
The Parks Department is running programs throughout the five boroughs, at Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Nature Center, Staten Island’s Blue Heron Nature Center, Fort Totten Visitor’s Center in Queens, the Bronx’s Crotona Nature Center and other locations, where kids can learn about nature and participate in fun activities such as animal tracking, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and trivia games like You Smarter Than a Park Ranger? Ages 2 and up.
FREE Tech For Tots: Learning with Computers
Mon Feb 21~Thu Feb 24 1–2:30pm.
@Sony Wonder Technology Lab,
Young kids get a basic introduction to computers by learning about letters, shapes and colors. Up to two children per family can be registered starting Monday, February 21. Ages 3 to 5.
FREE Staten Island Children’s Museum
Mon Feb 21 10am–5pm.
@ Staten Island Museum
In honor of Presidents’ Day, the tot hot spot is waiving its admission fee. Kids can pretend to be a spider in “Bugs and Other Insects,” explore the extreme environments of “Great Explorations” or take part in the Kidz Quiz Olympic Knowledge Challenge. All ages.
FREE Presidents’ Day Celebration
Mon Feb 21 1–3pm.
@ Hunts Point Recreation Center
Think your kid has what it takes to be president one day? Take her to this Bronx rec center, where she’ll learn about our previous commanders in chief and write letters explaining what she would do if ever voted into the Oval Office. (Letters will be displayed in the center’s art gallery.) Ages 6 and up.
FREE Winter Festival: Coming in from the Cold
Mon Feb 21~ Fri Feb 25 1–3pm.
@Lefferts Historic House
Your kids might not believe it, but children found plenty of ways to entertain themselves before the advent of Wii. Today at the old-school house, they’ll learn how to play Nine Men’s Morris (a precursor to checkers dating back to ancient Egypt) and make a game board to take home. Ages 6 and up.
The African Drum
Tue 10:30am, 1pm
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
FREE Wave Hill
Tue Feb 22 9am–4:30pm.
During off-season, admission to the landscaped public garden is free all day on Tuesdays. Check out hearty high-altitude flora in bloom outside the Everett Alpine House and a diverse collection from around the world in the Conservatory’s three enclosed glass rooms. All ages.
FREE Museum of American Finance
Tue Feb 22 ~ Wed Fri 25 10–11am.
@ Museum of Finance
Teach your kids the value of a dollar by bringing them to the fiscal institution in the morning, when admission is free for all. You won’t find the permanent collection’s unique items—which include beaver pelts once used as currency, gold bars, vintage $1,000 bills and a park bench made of nickels—at your neighborhood bank. Ages 5 and up.
FREE The Art of Storytelling with Gene Tagaban
Tue Feb 22 ~ Thurs Feb 24 at 11am, 1, 3pm.
@ National Museum of the American Indian
Tlingit storyteller Gene Tagaban shares entertaining and enlightening tales enriched by Native flutes, drums, rattles, dances and masks. All ages.
FREE Staten Island Museum
Tue Feb 22 noon–2pm.
@ Staten Island Museum
Entrance to the island institution is free this afternoon. Enjoy gospel and soul music from Jahneen Otis and friends, exhibits on the Lenape Indians and the Staten Island Ferry, and the “Wall of Insects” (butterflies, cicadas and beetles). Ages 3 and up.
FREE Forever the Moment
Tue Feb 22 at 7pm.
@ Tribeca Cinemas
I know….it’s subtitled—and about handball—but this wildly popular Korean movie is based on a true story and teaches lessons in perseverance and sportsmanship that you won’t find in any Air Bud flick. A former champion fights the odds as she coaches the South Korean women’s handball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Service. Ages 11 and up.
FREE Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Wed Feb 23 & Thurs Feb 23 9am–5pm.
Thirty-minute tours offered on the hour from 10am–4pm except at noon.
The Gramercy brownstone was rebuilt—and its bedroom, dining room, library and nursery re-created—to look as it did when Rough Rider Teddy lived here , from 1858 to 1872. Check out family photos, animal trophies, political cartoons and even the shirt Roosevelt was wearing when there was an attempt on his life (complete with bullet hole!). Stop by the front desk on your way in and pick up a Junior Ranger booklet. Children who answer the questions receive a badge the end of their visit. All ages.
FREE Painting with Sounds
Wed Feb 23 11:30am–12:30pm.
@ El Museo del Barrio
Puerto Rican composer Angélica Negrón and her band Balún offer an interactive audio-video concert, in which audience members are invited to sing and play their own instruments. R.S.V.P. required. All ages.
FREE “Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind”
Thu Feb 24 11am–9pm.
@ Museum of Chinese in America
Admission at MOCA is free every Thursday, which makes it a perfect day for kids to investigate this exhibit revealing China’s rich tradition of “intelligence games,” with hundreds of puzzles, books and illustrations from the collection of husband-and-wife curators Peter Rasmussen and Wei Zhan. Kids can try their hands at modern reproductions of classic puzzles, including the popular tangram (in which blocks are combined to make a larger shape), the nine-linked rings and the sliding-block puzzle. All ages.
FREE Children’s Museum of the Arts
Thu Feb 24 4–6pm.
@ Childrens Museum of the Arts
Thursday afternoons are pay-what-you-wish at the downtown culture spot. Make some art or check out “Art Within Reach: From the WPA to the Present,” an ongoing exhibit featuring children’s works created during the Great Depression juxtaposed with contemporary kids’ pieces. All ages.
FREE “Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists”
Fri Feb 25 11am–8pm
@ The Bronx Museum
The Bronx hub is free on Fridays, so give the kids a history lesson with this collection of figurative sculptures, prints and drawings by the pioneering 96-year-old African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett, who has been addressing issues of race, history, gender and culture since the 1930s. Ages 5 and up.
FREE Carnegie Kids presents Polygraph Lounge
Fri Feb 25 at noon.
@ Museum of the City of New York
Song-and-comedy duo Mark Stuart and Rob Schwimmer amaze young audiences (and adults) by turning almost anything—a baseball hat, a bouncy ball, a water glass—into a makeshift melody maker. Bring the whole fam to check out these guys who also sing, dance and perform on the didgeridoo, melodica, theremin and electric guitar. Ages 3 to 6.
FREE New York Hall of Science
Fri Feb 25 2–5pm
Admission to the Queens science museum is free on Friday afternoons. Kids can enjoy interactive exhibits like “1001 Inventions,” the Preschool Place and “Marvelous Molecules,” which shows what humans have in common with plants, bacteria and marine mammals. All ages.
FREE Museum of the Moving Image
Fri Feb 25 4–8pm.
@ museum of the Moving image
Admission to the newly renovated museum is free tonight, so take the clan to explore “Behind the Screen,” its core exhibit featuring more than 1,000 cinematic objects (like a replica of Edison’s movie-viewing machine from 1892), artwork and props—including the Yoda puppet from The Empire Strikes Back. While there, kids can make stop-motion animations and flipbooks and add music, dialogue and sound effects to movie scenes. Ages 6 and up.
FREE “On to Pop”
Fri Feb 25 4–8pm.
Admission to MoMA is free on Friday afternoons. Some of the museum’s current exhibits are be too mature for many kids, but this Pop Art show is a great way to introduce them to modern art, with whimsical takes on everyday objects like soup cans, flags, comic books and more from Andy Warhol and other masters of the genre. Ages 7 and up.
FREE American Folk Art Museum
Fri Feb 25 5:30–7:30pm.
This museum devoted to traditional American crafts waives its admission charge on Friday evenings. Introduce inquisitive young minds to an amazing array of hand-stitched quilts and an exhibit devoted to self-taught artist Eugene Von Bruenchenheim, known for his creative use of colors, shapes and patterns. While you’re there, enjoy free music at 5:30pm from Jus Post Bellum, Shanna Zell and members of the Ramblers. Ages 7 and up.
Fri Feb 25 6–10pm.
@ Rubin Museum of Art
The Himalayan art museum throws this funky free shindig every Friday (it’s named after the world’s second-tallest mountain, situated between China and Pakistan). While the movie screenings and cocktail mixers are geared to grownups, the galleries are open as well, and “Gateway to Himalayan Art” is a family-friendly introduction to the region’s artwork, rife with symbols, figures and design elements not typically found in Western art. Ages 8 and up.
Which FREE event will you be attending?? I think each event with live entertainment and sum …”drinks” will be just fine 4 me!
I definately will be attending the I have a dream workshop.
Hope to c you there!