NEW YORK (CBS 2) – It’s healthy to get out for some weekend fun with the whole family. Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions. Executive Editor Rory Halperin joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu with the details.
1. Winter Jam NYC
Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, Feb. 5: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Description: This annual party features snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skiing and snowboarding lessons, and the Red Bull Buttercup-where experienced snowboarders will show off their tricks. All ages.
2. BAM Kids Film Festival
Where: 30 Lafayette Ave (between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St) Fort Greene, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, Feb. 5: noon, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $12, seniors and children under 14 $9
Description Consider this annual fest Brooklyn’s must-see indie film event for the younger set. Sixty-five international films will be screened, from Finland’s feature-length Moomins and the Comet Chase and Japan’s Light of the River to shorts like The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, based on a book by Mo Willems. Also on tap are Q&As with some of the filmmakers, hands-on activities and live performances, including two interactive sets by Brooklyn’s own Jon Samson, of CoCreative Music. Ages 2 to 11.
3. CarnegieKids presents the Itty Biddies
Where: Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand St (at Pitt St) Lower East Side
When: Sunday, Feb. 6: 3 p.m.
Description Local jazz and cabaret act the Lascivious Biddies debut their brand-new children’s music as part of Carnegie Hall’s roving series. Expect smooth sounds, thanks to vocals from Leanne Westover, Saskia Lane’s upright bass and tinkling piano keys courtesy of Deidre Rodman. In addition to tunes about colors and counting, parents should listen up for playful covers of ’80s songs from the likes of the Smiths and Toto. Ages 3 to 6.