5 Things To Do in Manhattan

There's lots of fun happening in New York City - February 11th to 16th, 2021

By Anu Kapur, Publisher, Lower Manhattan Macaroni Kid & Upper West Side Macaroni Kid February 9, 2021

Every Wednesday, Macaroni Kid Upper West Side will share five things to do with your kids in New York City over the coming week. Here are Upper West Side's picks. 

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1. Virtual STEAM Workshop : Lunar New Year with NYC Parks

Join us for a special Lunar New Year celebration! For the Year of the Ox, learn the foundation of sculpture! A sculpture is a 3D work of art and traditionally made from clay, wax, stone, or metal. Nowadays, artists make sculptures out of any material imaginable. Artists work with each material according to its nature; for that reason, sculptures can be made by carving, modeling, or placing materials together. 

2021 is the Year of the Ox! To celebrate this, participants will create ox sculptures using a bar of soap! We will apply some traditional sculpture techniques to make creative works of art.

2. Rockefeller Center Scavenger Hunt

Discover some of Rockefeller Center’s best-kept secrets as a part of the Rock Center Scavenger Hunt. For the next four Fridays, be the first person to solve the clue, head to the correct location on the campus, and post a photo in front of it on Twitter or Instagram using #RCscavengerhunt to win exclusive prizes!

3. Chinese New Year Family Festival: Lion Dance & Puppet Performance with China Institute

Kick off the Year of the Ox with the virtual edition of China Institute’s signature New Year Celebration for families. The exciting festival opens with a Lion Dance & Puppet Performance by Chinese Theatre Works: “Hao Bang Ah, Ox!” followed by engaging New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making and lantern painting.

4. FREE Juggling Lessons at Bryant Park

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Join in for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They’re a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.  

5. Black History Month: Seneca Village

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. Commemorate Black History Month in Parks with the Urban Park Rangers. Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800s and the community's place in pre-Central Park. 


Chinese New Year Family Festival: Dumpling Making Workshop with China Institute

Chinese New Year Family Festival: Watercolor Painting Workshop/Chinese New Year Lanterns with China Institute

Nature Craft: DIY String Valentine Heart with Angel Ehlers

🎨 Virtual Family Paint Nite Sessions - save 50% off!

Family Fitness & Food Virtual Workshop

Sign & Song at Baby Fingers 

Talking About Race Matters - Lecture Series with the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum


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