Winter Recess Family Activities @ MCNY

A gallery displaying gingerbread houses.

The Museum of the City of New York welcomes children of all ages and their families to join us this holiday season for winter-inspired activities for all to enjoy!  

This Winter Recess, the Museum will come alive with activities for children and families to enjoy! We’ll celebrate the season with art activities, musical performances, and holiday film screenings. Make the Museum of the City of New York a part of your family’s holiday tradition by stopping by. 

Drop in anytime! Activities will take place from 11am–3pm from Tuesday, December 26th through Saturday, December 30th. See below to register. 


Admission, Tickets, and How to Register

Pre-registration is strongly recommended and can be completed using the registration link above. Registrants will receive a reminder email about the event. 

All activities above are free with Museum Admission. Pay-what-you-wish admission is only available at ticket counters. 

Do you live or work in zip codes 10029, 10035, or 10037? You can visit the Museum for free! Simply show your I.D. or a piece of mail with your current address and the suggested admission charge will be waived. 


The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

Family Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Tianaderrah Foundation. 

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