Free Things To Do In New York This Weekend With The Kids, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018 - Kid 101

Free Things To Do In New York This Weekend With The Kids, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors will take place throughout the Citywide, New York from Friday, January 05, 2017 to Sunday, January  07, 2018 at various times.

This event takes its motivation from the international migration crisis and tense sociopolitical battles adjoining the issue in the United States and worldwide, worldwide celebrated artist Ai Weiwei has conceived of this ambitious, multi-site project for the Public Art Fund as a technique of turning the metal wire security fence into a strong artist icon. The guests who attend the exhibition will find that Ai’s “good fences” are not impassable barriers but prevailing, immersive, and resonant additions to the fabric of the city. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend this exhibition. The entry to this event is free.

Three Kings Day Celebration

Celebrate with a dramatic experience at the El Barrio, the route begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends at 115th Street and Park Avenue, New York on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Phone: 212-831-7272

El Museo del Barrio is proud to host the 41st Annual Three Kings Day Parade which is a feast for your kids. Come to rejoice the favorite time of the year for what you have been waiting for. Have fun watching the live camels, vivid puppets, rocking music and dance all along on this magical day. In honor of the 41st anniversary, they celebrate the parade’s long trajectory history and roots by honoring individuals.

CMOM Target Free Friday

Enjoy a lot entirely for free at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, New York 10024 on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Phone: (212)-721-1223

The first Friday of every month can be so much of fun for your little ones when you step into the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. The doors open promptly for free wonderful evening hours, for families to enjoy happily. Enjoy all of the exhibits and special programs, finally, it’s a day well spent with family. These fun hours are apt for kids of all ages, the admission is free.

5-Hour, Glow-In-The-Dark Fitness Challenge

Join the 5-Hour, Glow-In-The-Dark Fitness Challenge at Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan, New York on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Phone: (212) 447-2023 


Wear your best neon fitness gear as they celebrate the New Year with a five hour, non-stop exercise event. This event is FREE for adults 18 years old and older. Schedule of Activities is at 3:00 pm – Power Circuit, 4:00 pm Jump Rope Madness, 5:00 pm – Afro-Brazilian Zumba, 6:00 pm – Step and Tone and at 7:00 pm – Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Space is limited. Please RSVP.

LDBA Free Art Fridays

Budding artists can step in at the Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, at Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211 on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

Phone: 718-230-2100

Now your kids can learn all the current techniques and materials that are used in this visual arts workshop that is specially designed for children. Free Art Friday’s is hosted by Williamsburg art school L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts to encourage kids explore all about art. The program is apt for kids of the age 4 -12, due to limited space it’s ideal to register in advance. The entry to this program is free for all.

Family Art Project: Create Your Year—Hello 2018!

Family Art Project: Create Your Year—Hello 2018! will be held at Wave Hill House in Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, New York on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Come and check out a farmer’s monthly seed calendar explaining what fruits and vegetables to plant when. What do you want to see grow in 2018? Create an abundant garden or personal vision for your very own calendar at this signature Wave Hill program. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Free Daily Tours

This event will take place at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street Floor 3, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, Hearst Art space, New York 10014 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.


Explore and find the creative talent within your little ones at the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! You and your kids can come down here to create your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week they come up with a new theme that is related to different art-making project. The Whitney is proud to welcome families of all backgrounds and abilities to know all about the magnificence and complexity of American art. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend this event for free.

Tours for Fours: Lines, Dots, Squiggles, and Blots

Skilled little ones should drop in at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York 10019 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:20 am.

Phone: (212) 708-9805 


Kids can come here to see and learn all about modern and contemporary, while adults can share ideas on the art field while they explore the place. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities are the best opportunity for you and your kids to participate for free. Every month a new theme is introduced here, the younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the child who takes part must be 4 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. The tickets will be distributed for free so come soon to snag a free ticket.


Save some space by mulching this event will take place Throughout the city at various locations, New York on Saturday, January 6, 2018 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Step in to the NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and Green NYC to save space by transforming your Christmas trees into wood chips. Well the season of joy went well but kids must know not to dump the festive waste as it is a threat to the environment. So instead come and mulch the tree into wood chips that are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens. Last year they recycled about 26,000 trees so help them to top this number! Kids of all ages are welcome to chip your tree, and take your very own bag of mulch home for free.

Erwin Redl: Whiteout

Check these spheres that stand out at the Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, New York on Friday, January 5, 2018 at various times.

Phone: 212-520-7600

Whiteout, a new custom-built public art project by artist Erwin Redl, this project embraces hundreds of transparent white spheres, each entrenched with a discrete, white LED light and dangles from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are such a pleasant sight to see and it gently sways with the wind currents from their positions of one foot above the ground plane. The white LEDs are animated in large-scale patterns superimposing a virtual movement on top of the kinetic movement of the spheres. The pattern of light is an incandescent treatment of urban public space across the dusky seasons of the late fall and winter. Kids of all ages are welcome to see this for free.

Winter Family Festival

Winter Family Festival will be taking place at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York 10025 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Phone: (212) 316-7530

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will host its Annual Winter Family Festival in their community gym. Families with children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a day out of the cold with fun, free events including face painting, crafts, games, storytelling and sing-alongs! Kids from toddlers to tweens will explore a bouncy house, take part in art projects, and get up close and personal with cold-blooded friends at a reptile show. Free and open to all.

Bargemusic “Music in Motion” Family Concerts

Bargemusic “Music in Motion” Family Concerts will take place at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 7, 2018 at 4.00 pm.


Take a refreshing walk across the park and sip some coffee at the refurbished coffee bar for an hour, then enjoy Bargemusic “Music in Motion” Family Concerts, these concerts are family friendly ones and loved by kids. The concert includes a Question and Answer session with the musicians so you and your little ones can clarify all your doubts. The doors open promptly 15 minutes before the performance. The concert is suitable for kids of all ages and is free.

Brooklyn Bowl’s Sunset Sounds

Groove on at the Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm.

Phone: +1 718-965-6450 


The Rock and Roll Playhouse’s Family Concerts are one of its kind with its original, interactive, and educational live music. kids can feel that have been set in a remarkable venue. On January 6 they will feature Salsa Sounds for the little rockers at Industry City. This event is a great one for kids of all ages.  The admission to this event is free for all.

Neighborhood Concert: Sinkane

Neighborhood Concert: Sinkane will take place at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway at Washington Avenue Brooklyn on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Phone: 718-638-5000

London-born Sinkane resided in Sudan until he was five years old. During his early childhood, he successfully managed to grasp the North African musical culture which is the motivation to his rapturous hybrid sound, laced with percussion-heavy Sudanese pop, electronica, funk, and free jazz. He is a prolific recording artist with critically acclaimed EPs and albums to his credit. Sinkane’s most recent recording, Life & Livin’ It, has acclaimed excellent reviews, with The Guardian touting its “socially conscious music suffused with joy.” This concert is apt for kids of the age 7 and up. This event is free to attend.


This Sunday could turn into a fun day if you step into The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York 10011 on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Phone: 212-620-5000 x295

This Sunday could turn into a fun day if you step into The Rubin Museum of Art. The Rubin Museum is the best place to end this weekend with fun. Sundays are dedicated to families! Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon filled with entertaining family-friendly activities. January Sundays: Flourishing Futures– Tuck your worries away in an envelope and seal it with a blossoming, folded lotus made by you to emphasize a fresh start in Family Sundays this January. Grow into your future self by making an artful pact to overcome your fears and journey toward a better tomorrow! This event is free for children and accompanying adults.

Bring Ya Mamma

Laugh until your tummy hurts at the Village Lantern Comedy Club, 167 Bleecker Street, New York 10012 on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

This comedy show is absolutely family friendly and is ideal for kids of all ages to laugh and enjoy. It is very important that little ones are accompanied by their mamma or anyone else from their family to have a great time. Mama’s need not worry about getting a babysitter, feel free to bring the kids too since the comedy is clean and family friendly. Watch NYC club comics as they perform their best clean jokes and relish a delicious brunch menu. Kids of all ages are welcome to cherish the day. The entry to this event is free for all.

Brian Wild and His Interactive Animal Show

Brian Wild nd His Interactive Animal Show will be taking place at the Temple Israel Reform Congregation, 315 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10301 on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm.

Phone: 718-727-2231 


Interact with the wild at the Brian Wild nd His Interactive Animal Show. Check whose here this weekend, Brian Wild and his animals will descend at Temple Israel to interact with your kids. Brian is an expert in animal handling and so he knows how to delight both children and parents.  This is the best opportunity for kids to learn about animals and their lifestyles.  Parents will receive handouts which will help them to tell to their children all about the Jewish value of caring for animals. This event is sponsored by the Dr. Ronald Avis Foundation for Temple Israel. This event is apt for kids of the age 4-12, the entry is free.

Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot

Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot will be taking place at the Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York on Friday, January 7, 2017 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Phone: (718) 365-5516 


Does your kids like to pose? Then bring the little star to the Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot. Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with the fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods. You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (Ages 0-10 years) Free and open to all.

Holiday Train Show

The 16th Annual Holiday Train Show will be taking place at Grand Central Gallery Annex, 87 E 42 Street, New York 10001 until Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Various times.

Phone: (212) 878-0106

There’s no better replacement to celebrate the holidays these model trains will be loved by your kids as they buzz and circle around the base of a magnificently lit tree. Both children and adults are sure to be amazed, by seeing the annual display that features Lionel trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout.  Heading off from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole, this year’s exhibition will display their Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets against a cityscape backdrop designed by Brooklyn-based artist Josh Cochran. Kids of all ages are welcome, the entry is free.

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