Let’s start with rock & roll. The Rock & Roll Playhouse’s winter concert series has three locations, which makes it easier to plan a family weekend activity. It’s a weekly dance party for kids ages three to eight where they rock-out to some of the best bands of all time, played by live bands and veteran DJs, as well as other kid-friendly activities. Created by concert promoter and all-around music biz entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and Amy Striem, a certified early childhood and elementary teacher, Rock and Roll Playhouse has staged more than 400 music happenings since its inception in 2013. To learn more go to Rock and Roll Playhouse
Escape the Cold at Museums & Exhibits. Stay warm and get educated. There are happenings at museums all over the city. Including Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris. A collection of nearly a dozen Cornell shadow boxes is featured in “Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris”; the works were inspired by the artist’s visit to a Manhattan gallery in 1953, where he saw the Gris Cubist collage, “The Man at the Cafe.” Now through April 15 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gallery Online: metmuseum.org.
Window to the Heart
February in Times Square is part of the Valentine Heart Design, curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. Every year, Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating love in Times Square in February, and the winner for 2018 is “Window to the Heart”, by ArandaLasch Marcelo Coelho. Feb. 1 - Feb 28
Located at Father Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Streets) Tickets: free
Teknopolis is an interactive playground and it’s back at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Described as an "interactive multi-space digital art showcase", The playground is designed to inspire creativity and explore new frontiers in interactive technology. Featuring both local and international digital artists and technologists—including Google Spotlight Studios and Fingerlab—the selected installations use technology to inspire the same exploratory and creative impulses satisfied by more traditional arts like theater and music. Tickets are for timed entry, with a 90-minute session during the day, and two-hour sessions in the evening.
Feb. 24 & 25; Mar. 1 - 4, Mar. 9 - 11. Ages 6 & up. Tickets: $18/day entry; $25/evening
BAM Fisher Online: bam.org
Block Party at the Brooklyn Children's Museum is bringing the party inside with its latest visiting exhibit, "Block Party," created in collaboration with Anderson Zaca. Kicking it old school with interactive games and activities like hopscotch, jump rope/Double Dutch, and Skelly, and even man a DJ mixing table. A wall adorned with drawings of Brooklyn Brownstones provides the perfect background for stoop selfies. Through June 10, 2018. Tickets: $11/person