Adventures in Adaptations

Through Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx

$8-$20, 718 817-8700


Let your kids run wild while learning about plants from different places with Adventures in Adaptations, which takes kids throughout the gardens.


Assignment: Subway

Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Transit Museum

95-99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn

$5-$7, 718-694-1792


This interactive tour explains each job at the MTA — from what each worker does and how their role is important in keeping the subway safe.

Junior Engineer: Dig it

Feb. 18-19, 1:30 p.m.

Transit Museum

95-99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn



Did you know that various archeological treasures were discovered during the construction of the subway tunnel system? At this exhibit, your family can dig up various replicas of these artifacts from the museum’s pretend excavation site.


Start with Art

Thursdays to Sundays, various times

The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave.



Families can explore and learn about art at the Met through the family-friendly Start with Art program, where children can try their hand at sketching their own art work, listen to stories about the Met’s collection and discover the true meaning of art. This program is geared to children age three to seven and their parents or caregivers.


Chinese Lantern Installation

Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Children’s Museum of the Arts

103 Charlton St., New York

$10, 212-274-0986


Families can create a collage or create their own Chinese lanterns. Once completed,their finished work will be put on display, creating an installation of lanterns.

Comics for Kids: Workshop with George O’Connor

Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m.


126 Franklin St., Brooklyn

Free, 718- 383-0096


Author/illustrator George O’Connor (his most recent work is “Hera: The Goddess and her Glory”) will give a presentation and lead a hands-on workshop for kids on creating comics at this special event.


Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade

Sunday, 1 p.m.

Mott and Hester Streets, free


The spectacular annual parade in Chinatown starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Chinatown with a colorful display of marching bands, floats and lion and dragon dancers. Before the parade starts, enjoy cultural demonstrations at the Sara Roosevelt Park.


“Puss In Boots”

Now through April 7, Saturday and Sunday

Puppetworks INC.

338 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn

$7-$8, 718-965-3391


The 1697 French version of “Puss In Boots” has been adapted by Puppetworks for audiences of all ages to enjoy — with puppets! This version uses the original score and even features a “live” ogre.

“Cinderella: A New Version of the Oldest Story Ever Told”

Monday through Feb. 10,

10:30 a.m.

Circle in the Square Theatre School, 1633 Broadway

$5, 212- 307-0388


Audiences will be treated to versions of the fairytale “Cinderella” from China, India, and Africa. How different can they be? Well, one features a flying cow and, in another, Cinderella is a boy.


The African American Musical Mosaic

Feb. 18, noon to 6 p.m.

American Museum of Natural History,

Central Park West,

Free with admission



Celebrate African-American History Month with a day of family-friendly activities and live musical performances with such notable acts such as the Harlem Quartet, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, and IMPACT Repertory Theatre (the choir who performed “Raise it Up” from the film “August Rush” at the Oscars). The day ends with a special concert by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, co-founder of the hip-hop group Run-DMC.

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