Free & Fun Things to Do this Weekend for NYC Kids: Thomas the Tank Engine, Dinosaur Day, KamiKaze FireFlies January 12-13
We're all settling back into the usual post-break routine and getting used to writing 2013 instead of 2012. NYC is getting back into the swing of things, too, with a wide variety of activities for families throughout the weekend. Although the holidays already feel like a distant memory, you can catch the final days of the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show featuring a special appearance by Thomas the Tank Engine, and it's time to recycle your Christmas trees at the Parks Department's annual MulchFest.
Other fun on tap includes the wacky antics of comedic circus duo KamiKaze FireFlies at Symphony Space, Wave Hill's annual winter fest Hibernator's Pajama Pop-In, a few rocking kids' concerts and special art workshops, and a live trivia competition for families. Plus the Parks Department is holding its online lottery for free winter swimming lessons for all ages.
Those are just a few of the great things going on this weekend. Read on for all of our picks. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar. And if you're looking to plan out your month, not just your weekend, be sure to check out our first-ever NYC Go List, which highlights the absolute best things to do with kids throughout January.