Winter

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Brrrrr! It’s colder than a polar bear’s nose outside! Sure there’s a blanket of snow on the ground, but that’s no reason to hit hibernation mode. There’s plenty of family fun to be had all winter long. Enjoy some fun snow-day activities and games, get creative with adorable winter-themed crafts, or simply read up on ways to stay safe and warm during inclement weather. Just click the links below!

Winter Activities, Recipes & Fun

• 45 Ways to Keep Kids Busy on a Snow Day

• Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

• Kid-Friendly Soup Recipes

• Winter Craft Ideas

• Fun Indoor Games

Ideas for Family Game Night

• Snow Jokes

• “Snow” Much to Learn

Midwinter Break Fun: Free Days at Local Museums

Wintertime Health & Safety Tips

Frostbite Prevention

Avoid the Winter Blues

Shoveling Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Superfoods

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Mid-Winter Holidays

All About Auld Lang Syne

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

New Year’s Traditions Throughout Asia

Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids

Chinese New Year Recipes

Super Bowl Party Ideas

DIY Super Bowl Snackadium

February Holidays

Black History Month

Valentine’s Day Recipes

• Valentine’s Day with Kids

Valentines Day Craft

Interesting Facts about our Presidents (plus a fun quiz!)


Click here to see the S.I. Parent Calendar for fun, family-friendly events every day, all winter long!



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  1. Brunch with Santa

    December 17
    December 17, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Harvest Cafe
    Call for time and reservations
  2. Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

    December 17 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 am - 5:00 pm
    College of Staten Island
    Sat. December 16 at 2pm & 5pm Sun. December 17 at 2pm & 5pm Click here for more information or call 718-980-0500
  3. NYRR Open Run

    December 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    December 17, 2017  |  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all
  4. Art Studio

    December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  5. Science Time

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  6. Merry Music Series

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    From 2-3PM and again from 3-4PM Celebrate Hanukkah with a special Jewish cultural music performance and sing along.
  7. Sea Shanty Sessions

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Noble Maritime Collection
    Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and
  8. Story Time

    December 17 @ 4:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff each day to share and listen to a story related to this months theme, the Letter M. Books about Music, Magnets, Monsters and other fun themes. TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE, check by calling the Museum for daily
  9. Toddler Time

    December 18 @ 10:30 am
    December 18, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Huguenot Library
    Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required
  10. Baby Time

    December 18 @ 10:30 am
    December 18, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library