Find the best places to take your kids in NYC!Sign Up Now!
X

Welcome to Mama411!

Mama411 handpicks and delivers the best places to take your kids in New York. Please take a moment to register.

We be jammin'!

2015-01-23

There's a lot of cool stuff going on this weekend, but we're most looking forward to Winter Jam. It's a free, annual + somewhat epic winter sports festival in Central Park complete with snowmaking. When we lived downtown, it just seemed like too much to trudge up there. This year, NO EXCUSES!!!! Equipment will be available at no cost, but I'm sure we'll bring my kid's sled. By the way, did you catch this article today about how horrible it is to raise babies in New York City? Apparently, it was a slow news day at The New York Post. See you next Monday! Image via NYCGovParks.

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Sunday, January 25th
  • Jack & The Beanstalk

    Jack & The Beanstalk

    A fresh retelling of the classic English fairytale takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 9
    Cost: $7.00 to $10.00
    When: January 14- June 28, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    A free story hour series for toddlers, featuring award-winning children's storytellers.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Daily @ 10:30AM (Yup, seven days a week).
  • Robot Swarm

    Robot Swarm

    Interact with two dozen small, glowing robots who react to your presence and communicate with each other, chasing after you or zooming away as you move across the floor.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $9.00 to $15.00
    When: Opens December 14, 2015. Open daily 10AM-5:00PM.
  • The Butterfly Conservatory

    The Butterfly Conservatory

    The butterflies are back!!!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $33.00
    When: November 1, 2014-May 25, 2015
  • Story Time at Books of Wonder

    Story Time at Books of Wonder

    Stroll into the best children's bookstore in NYC for story time twice a week.

    Ages: For ages infants to 6
    Cost: Free
    When: Saturdays @ 11:00AM; Sundays @ 11:30AM
  • Family Concert: Danny Weinkauf

    Family Concert: Danny Weinkauf

    Grammy-winning bassist Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants) + his band perform their hit songs.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: $11.00 to $18.00
    When: January 25, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Family Art Workshops

    Family Art Workshops

    Look at works of art + create your own at the MOMA.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 14
    Cost: Free
    When: Select Saturdays + Sundays through May 2015. See enclosed listing for specific dates and times.
  • Hello from Japan

    Hello from Japan

    Experience Tokyo's vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: Open January 16 - May 17. MUSEUM IS CLOSED MONDAYS.
  • Irish Festival @ CMANY

    Irish Festival @ CMANY

    Live music, dance, theater and storytelling performances, and workshops that Irish culture.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $11.00
    When: January 11, 18, 24+ 25 @ 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • A Closer Look for Kids

    A Closer Look for Kids

    Children 5-10 years of age get the VIP treatment at the MOMA with a dedicated tour.

    Ages: For ages 5 to 10
    Cost: Free
    When: Select Saturdays and Sundays, 10:20AM-11:15AM
  • Tours for Fours

    Tours for Fours

    Little kids can enjoy serious art too, mamas!

    Ages: For ages 4 to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Select Saturdays and Sundays, 10:20 AM-11:15M
  • Macy's Sunday Story Time

    Macy's Sunday Story Time

    Enjoy a new book every week at the New York Historical Society.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 7
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: Sundays @ 11:30AM
  • Mil's Trills 5th Annual Winter Bash

    Mil's Trills 5th Annual Winter Bash

    Hear brand new songs, participate in creative arts activities + schmooze with some of New York's finest musicians.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: January 25 @11:00AM
  • Skyrink @ ChelseaPiers

    Skyrink @ ChelseaPiers

    Drop in for a general ice skating session at Sky Rink!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.25 to $20.00
    When: Open daily with some exceptions. See available skate times.
  • Wollman Rink

    Wollman Rink

    Take a spin around one of the city's most iconic, and beautiful ice skating rinks right in Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $9.00 to $17.00
    When: Open daily October 26 thru April 7, 2014. Hours vary. See encl.
  • Storytime in Nolen Library

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 7
    Cost: Free
    When: Monday - Friday 10:30AM + 3:00PM; Sunday @ 2:00PM.
  • Sunday Brunch @ Tribeca Grand

    Sunday Brunch @ Tribeca Grand

    Back by popular demand: the Grand Hotel Sunday Brunch at the Tribeca Grand.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $15.00 to $29.00
    When: Sundays @ 11:00AM-4:00PM
  • Film Forum Jr.

    Film Forum Jr.

    Classics for kids and their families in glorious 35mm or equally glorious DCP!

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $7.50
    When: Sundays @ 11:00AM
  • Lasker Rink

    Lasker Rink

    A more intimate ice skating experience on the north end of Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00 to $7.00
    When: Open daily November 28 thru March 2015. Hours vary. See encl.
  • Brookfield Ice Skating Rink

    Brookfield Ice Skating Rink

    Open on the waterfront plaza outside the Winter Garden.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $15.00 to $35.00
    When: Weekdays @ 1:00PM-8:30PM, Weekends @ 10:00AM-10:00PM
  • Oshogatsu

    Oshogatsu

    Celebrate Japan's New Year's Day with lion dancing, taiko drumming, rice pounding, kite making + more.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $18.00
    When: January 25 @ 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

    NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

    Step aboard the New York Water Taxi for a winter adventure in New York Harbor!

    Ages: For ages 4 to 12
    Cost: $25.00 to $35.00
    When: Sundays (1/11-3/8), 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Nature Playtime!

    Nature Playtime!

    Nature Playtime Guides facilitate seasonal nature play activities in outdoor locations around the zoo.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Sundays, 10:30AM-12:30PM (November 2nd thru May 2015)
  • Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    A magnificent display of model trains, train stations, sheds, bridges + more!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: November 21 - February 22. (Museum is closed Mondays. See enclosed for hours.)
  • Lionboy

    Lionboy

    A cross-continental rescue mission involving no less than a floating circus, a hot air balloon, a pride of talking lions + one clever chameleon.

    Ages: For ages 8 and up
    Cost: $10.00 to $25.00
    When: January 23-February 1.See available showtimes.
  • The Seaport Ice Rink

    The Seaport Ice Rink

    Families in the city's southern zip codes can hit the ice without trekking uptown.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $10.00
    When: November 15-February 23. See listing for daily hours.
  • Mother Goose Tales

    Mother Goose Tales

    A simple + crafty production which includes The Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Gingerbread Man.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 8
    Cost: $10.00
    When: January 18 + 25, February 15 + 22 @ 11:00AM & 2:30PM
  • The Best of NY International Children's Film Fest

    The Best of NY International Children's Film Fest

    A warm-up for North America's largest festival of film for children and teens.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: $6.00 to $12.00
    When: January 24-February 8. See listing for showtimes.
  • Parsons Dance

    Parsons Dance

    Four family-friendly matinees will feature repertory for dance fans of all ages and a special opportunity to meet the dancers.

    Ages: For ages 6 and up
    Cost: $10.00
    When: January 24, 25, 31 + February 1 @ 2:00PM
  • Peace, Love & Cupcakes The Musical

    Peace, Love & Cupcakes The Musical

    Kylie's classmates at her new school avoid her like the Creature from the Black Lagoon so she starts the Cupcake Club!

    Ages: For ages 6 to 12
    Cost: $30.00
    When: October 10, 2014 - January 25, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • Fancy Nancy The Musical

    Fancy Nancy The Musical

    Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show!

    Ages: For ages 2 to 10
    Cost: $29.50 to $49.50
    When: January 17-19, 24-25 + 31 @ 1:30PM
  • Come Join The Band!

    Come Join The Band!

    A free family show featuring the young musicians of Come Join the BAND! with musicians from Blue Man Group, The Dirty Sock Funtime Band + more.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: January 25 @ 1:00PM (Doors open @ 12:30PM)
  • Brooklyn Inventgenuity

    Brooklyn Inventgenuity

    A weekend of creation and imagination featuring workshops, drop-in activities, and one big collaborative project!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $8.25
    When: January 25-26, 11AM-5PM
  • All Aboard with Thomas and Friends

    All Aboard with Thomas and Friends

    Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $28.00
    When: January 3-25, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • A word from our sponsors