Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Announces 2020 Kids Week Schedule
February 15 – February 22, 2020
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Over 40 Partners Participating in Themed Week of Fun, Educational Programming During NYC Public School Winter Break
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival from Saturday, February 15–Saturday, February 22. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests, 3D experiences and interactive demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.
The Kids Week theme is Full STEAM Ahead where science, technology, engineering, arts, math and fun take center stage. Through themed daily activities, kids can explore space and science, engage with the arts and music and learn all about animals.
Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, Kids Week will explore arts and music fun. Kids can enjoy a storytime performance by Paddington Bear, make their own puppets and origami, solve some out-of-the-box problems with Rosie Revere, learn about the history of 3D film and photography and enjoy a live performance by Joshua David Stein and his ensemble The Band Books.
Monday, February 17 through Wednesday, February 19, families can discover a safari and nature adventure. Kids will have the opportunity to meet animal ambassadors from around the world including a frilled dragon, kangaroo, golden eagle, screech owl, alligator and more. Families can learn all about skulls and skeletons of vertebrate animals, the diverse life of our oceans and get a drawing lesson from Drew Brockington, the author and illustrator of CatStronauts.
Thursday, February 20 through Saturday, February 22, kids will explore space and science. Families can explore our solar system with a planetary virtual reality experience and discover the science of baseball. There will be Mad Science shows, an augmented reality escape room and coding and robotics activities. Kids can also learn about Mars and Moon landers, baking cookies in space and the Apollo lunar samples.
Special guests include NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, NASA flight director Allison Bollinger, Jarod Miller, a zoologist and naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, birder, educator and author Heather Wolf and planetary geologist Natalie Curren.
Kids Week programming partners include Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts, OrigamiUSA, Story Pirates, Brooklyn Music School, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, the Museum of Interesting Things, WonderSpark Puppets, TheaterWorksUSA, the Climate Museum, Wild Encounters, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Two by Two Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Gazillion Bubble Show, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Billion Oyster Project, Wildlife Theater Group, NYU Tandon and Columbia Engineering, Math Matters to Me, Cornell University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center, Curious On Hudson, Mad Science, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, ROBOFUN, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy, CUNYSAT-1 Lab, Rube Goldberg, the Columbia Space Initiative and more!
In addition, Intrepid Museum educators will lead live demonstrations, planetarium presentations and performances throughout each day.
All Kids Week activities are free with Museum admission.
Performers and schedule are subject to change. For complete Kids Week activity and performance schedules, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is proudly supported by Coca-Cola.
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke
February 26, 2020
333 E 47th Street
The Japanese art of tea ceremony is a time-honored tradition still widely practiced today, but with so many tools and so much etiquette, learning this beautiful practice can seem daunting. At our workshop, an instructor from the Omotesenke Domonkai Eastern Region USA school of tea ceremony will guide guests through the delicate steps of a traditional tea ceremony in a casual setup.
New York Flute Fair 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:30 am-7:00 pm
W83 Ministry Center
150 West 83rd Street, NYC
(between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)
Looking back and moving forward
Concerts • Masterclasses • Workshops • Exhibits • Competition • Ensembles
With guest artists
Seth Morris, Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Khoury, and Koren McCaffrey, flutists of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Japan’s Alcohol Traditions: Sake, Shochu, Whisky and More
March 10, 2020
The scope of alcoholic beverages in Japan encompasses traditional drinks like sake, as well as Japanese interpretations of historically Western beverages. Japanese whisky, whose early fans included such luminaries as Jean-Paul Sartre and Ian Fleming, is today acclaimed as some of the world’s best. In this day and age, it isn’t even necessary to travel to Japan to enjoy some of the country’s finest alcohol; much of it can be found right here in New York. At this talk, Stephen Lyman, co-author of The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks: Sake, Shochu, Japanese Whisky, Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Other Beverages, will be your personal guide to Japan’s alcohol traditions.
Followed by a book sale and signing accompanied by a sampling of Japanese drinks.
Must be 21 years of age, or older.