NYC Winter Fun

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NYC Winter Activities

While it is cold in NYC, we do love the exciting activities that you can experience with your kids. From theatre to ice skating to trips to the museum, here are a few of our favorite winter activities.

Shows in NYC: We are so lucky to have access to so many shows in NYC. I am really excited for The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies where you and your kids can follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting (NY circa 1915) this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish step dancing to African Jubba to classical ballet. The ballet features sets by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and costumes by Sylvia Taalshon Nolan, Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan opera. Held at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City. Performances are at Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1pm and Sunday, January 26 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $39 and are available at online at www.nytb.org, This is also a part of the NYTB's Once Upon a Ballet series with other shows to include i>Cinderella (March 1-2, 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm) and Carnival of the Animals & Sleeping Beauty's Wedding (May 3, 2014 at 1pm, May 4 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm).

We also recently enjoyed the Yo Gabba Gabba Holiday show were we soaked in the music and dancing from one of our favorite shows. We love the high energy that included an appearance from Biz Markie, and of course all of our favorite characters.

We are also really excited about Aladdin, the Musical that included the beloved songs from this Academy-Award winning movie. Be sure to be surprised by this exotic journey through adventure, romance, comedy, and of course the characters that we all love. Aladdin will open in previews on February 26th.

Poison Exhibit at Natural History Museum: My daughter and I recently enjoyed a fun day at the Natural History Museum and one of our favorites was the new Power of Poison exhibit. This thrilling exhibit featured an amazing way to learn all about poison by learning about its role in health, myth, history nature, and literature as depicted in stunning scenes like William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the Mad Hatter’s tea party from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It was also an incredible way to learn all about poisonous species including poison dart frogs, spiny caterpillars, a gila monster, Chilean rosehair tarantula, and more. My 5-year-old loved the part where we had to trek through a remote Colombian forest and I loved how you could learn about so many poisonous cases in history as well as how we could work together to solve the case of the poisoned dog. Another highlight was the interactive theater presentation as we learned all about the advances in this field. The Power of Poison is open until August 10, 2014.

Ice Skating at Bryant Park: We love the Rink at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park where you and your family can enjoy skating in this 170' x 100' rink. Open until March 2, the rink at Bryant Park features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities. In addition to The Rink, you can stop by the Southwest Porch, a resting place for tired feet with outdoor fireside seating, complete with sleeved blankets to keep warm. Adirondack chairs line the café inviting visitors to relax and enjoy the winter atmosphere under heated lamps, or use the space as an outdoor office with the park's free WiFi.

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Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were given complimentary tickets to some of this events.

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