New York Family Weekend Planner: February 24-26

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While it seems that the city decided to usher in spring a little early this week, we're notentirelysold just yet. So here's a list of fun indoor activities to whip your weekend into shape, from a really cool family day at the Rubin Museum to an Oscar kick-off (with the Muppets, of course) in Queens.


The recipe for a great weekend: birthday bashes and safari animals. Head to thefinal days of The Intrepid's Kids Week.

CatchCirque Le Jazzat the Theater for the New City for some Big Band anthems, Broadway-style dancing and aerial acrobatics.


Classic scenesfromThe Nutcrackerplus brand new ballets will be shown atBallet Academy East's Studio Showing.


Girls ages 8 and upcanmeet award-winning author Mary Casanovaat The American Girl Place. Bring a book to have signed!

Screen a few unique family filmsat the Film Society of Lincoln Center this weekend. Those with imaginary friends of their own will love the tale ofTwigsonand also find out what happens whenThe Great Bearkidnaps Jonathan's little sister.


It's the New Year all over againat the Rubin Museum'sHimalayan New Year celebration for families. Get ready for butter sculptures and tea, plus a collaborative mandala project.

Bring your royal wee onesto theMedieval Arts Children's Workshopat St. John The Divine. 4's and up will learn how to carve a block of limestone or master the art of weaving.

Recess always reigns, even on weekends. Check outRecess Monkey, a quirky pop rock trio, at Symphony Space.

Join theJCCfor theirSpecial Free Saturday spotlighting Street Arts. Events include a graffiti workshop, art from Keith Haring and a panel discussion.

NoMoonSoup partyis completewithout music, dancing, instruments and stories.

For the full list of weekend activities for you and your family, head to

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