Mid-Winter Recess Roundup

winter recess round up

Looking for things to do during the break from school? Don’t go stir crazy, check out our recommendations:

 

culinary-kids-winter-1Carla Hall’s Culinary Kids Week at the New York Botanical Garden

February 16–22, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

A week full of culinary events for kids at NYBG. 

As part of the Garden’s Edible Academy initiative, join NYBG and Carla Hall for a family-friendly, weeklong festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods. ABC’sThe Chew co-host, NYBG Edible Academy Committee Member, and celebrity chef Carla Hall will make a very special appearance on Monday, February 16, to host a live cooking demonstration.

Explore the activity stations and the tropical treats in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a kitchen notebook, and join Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff in the Conservatory Tent for ongoing Activity Stations and Culinary Workshops that take place at 11 a.m., 12, and 2 p.m. (first-come, first-served registration). Daily Cooking Demonstrations feature special guests preparing their appetizing kid-friendly recipes at 1 p.m. Programming is geared for children ages 4–12. www.nybg.org

 

unnamedArt Making Afternoons at Wave Hill

Wave Hill hosts three days of family workshops during the break.

TUE, FEBRUARY 17    PRESIDENTS’ VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOPS: STARGAZE
Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media. At today’s workshop, discover the constellations that light up the night sky in winter and throughout the year. Using an empty cereal box, paint and LED light strings, make your own light box to recreate your favorite constellation and gaze at the stars all day long. Geared to children ages five to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. $23/$15 Wave Hill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

WED, FEBRUARY 18:    PRESIDENTS’ VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOPS: WINTER CLOUD MOSAICS
Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media. At today’s workshop, observe the different types of clouds with their distinct shapes and beautiful, soft colors and discover how to use your observations to make weather predictions. Create your own mosaic masterpiece of clouds and sky using a wood base, grout and glass tiles in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. Geared to children ages five to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. $23/$15 WaveHill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Registration required, online atwww.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

THU, FEBRUARY 19:    PRESIDENTS’ VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOPS: EARTH MEETS SKY
Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media. At today’s workshop, create a textured landscape against the winter sky, inspired by the painting techniques of contemporary artist and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Like Kiefer, bring your painting to life by applying thick layers of impasto on canvas and adding dried natural materials, such as flowers, straw, sticks and clay. Geared to children ages five to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. $23/$15 Wave HillMember per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Registration required, online atwww.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

20130623_nyccc_03076LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: YEAR OF THE GOAT at Bronx Museum

Saturday, February 21, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
FREE hands on art activities and performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances, authentic music, and Lion Dance, presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Youth will learn traditional techniques of paper cutting and calligraphy with hands-on art activities at 2:00pm, before the performances begin at 3:00pm. Produced in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Free admission. www.bronxmuseum.org

school-break-kids-week-featNYC Parks Events at your local park

Find out what’s happening at your local park

Activities with the Urban Park Rangers at Van Cortlandt park, Pelham Bay Park, Poe Park, and Crotona Nature Center. Check out nycgovparks.org for the full schedule and details.

 

bykxiuwoe_Julie_Larsen_Maher_2900_Polar_Bear_BB_BZ_01_07_11_cardBundle up and hit the Zoo

The zoo is amazing to experience in the winter.

If you haven’t been to the zoo in the winter, now is your chance. Seeing the animals in their habitats during the cold winter months is awesome, and it isn’t crowded like the warmer months (we’ve gotten some pretty amazing and up close shots of the animals in the winter). Of course there are always the indoor exhibits and 4D movie options if you’re worried about the cold. www.bronxzoo.com

 

tumblr_inline_nhx9796T4J1qk4udbTake your teen to their first gallery exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center

Carlos Javier Ortiz | We All We Got

We All We Got explores the consequences and devastation of gun violence on American youth. The powerful photos from this eight-year-long documentary project bear witness to the true cost of this nationwide scourge. ON VIEW January 24 – March 22, 2015 Thursdays and Fridays 3-7PM, Saturdays and Sundays 1-5PM. Find out more at bronxdoc.org

Winter Carnival at Jacobi Medical Center

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Get some ideas from our 2014 list of Things to do in the Bronx

While not everything on the list is winter friendly, there are still plenty of ideas you can choose from. Check it out here.

 

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