Enjoy Food Classes, Dance Classes and Musical Performances – Online

Food workshops, dance classes and musical performances – all to be experienced from your home:
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Indoor Family Entertainment for the Holidays

Finding yourself unimpressed with the weather? Need some entertainment for you and the kids during the holiday season? Looking to be warm and indoors – but outside your home?

We have a few options for you – great for little and big kids alike:

In the Neighborhood:

IMAX VR

This is a can’t-miss for kids and eager-for-adventure adults:

“Prepare for a completely immersive VR experience—with stunning visuals and 360-degree sound—that will launch you and your friends into virtual worlds more realistic than anything you’ve ever imagined. Shoot, soar, save the day and play to win in a state-of-the-art environment with IMAX VR at AMC Kips Bay 15. Welcome to the future.”

Eagle Flight game - at IMAX VR Kips Bay
(“Eagle Flight” – from imaxvr.imax.com )

Modern Pinball

This arcade features a huge collection of pinball machines from the 70s to today!

“All ages are invited to experience the wonderful pastime that has captivated audiences for decades. Located in beautiful Kips Bay Manhattan, this family-friendly and social environment focuses on clean, safe and innocent fun. In the words of the founders, “We’re so excited to bring our passion for pinball to New York City. It is our mission to bring back pinball in a big way and hope to see it re-emerge throughout the country and beyond. “

 

Beyond Kips Bay

The Museum of Food and Drink (in Brooklyn)

Learn about food and culture, through this innovative and interactive museum:

“MOFAD is a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell. We inspire public curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.”

The New York Transit Museum (in Grand Central)

More than the thing that gets you from point A to B, New York City’s Subway system has a wealth of history:

“Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn” and “founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.”

Vintage NYC Subway Car, Interior - New York Transit Museum
(From nytransitmuseum.org )

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (in Brooklyn)

Not just in Austin anymore, this movie theater boasts food, some reclining seats – and utmost respect for movies and the moviegoer experience.

It serves up:

“Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).”

Tasty NYC Museums

We made it through yesterday’s snowfall! Time for a treat.

How about a tasty excursion?

Bring your family to these museums to excite their tastebuds – as well as their cerebrums.

Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard Street)

Open noon to 6pm, Friday to Sunday, this museum in Williamsburg has exhibits you can eat! Can you say that about the Guggenheim?

Their goal is “to show how exciting it is to learn about the culture, history, science, production, and commerce of food and drink”.

Showing now: “Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant” which examines the nearly 170-year history of Chinese American restaurants and its evolution, as well as cultural identity, and what it means to be American. Learn how Chinese Americans persevered despite harsh circumstances and created one of America’s most beloved cuisines.

Experience menus through the decades, as well as chef-designed tastings. You can also: See live demos of a 1,500 pound fortune cookie machine which contains messages of goodwill from around the world – and even submit your own message via Project Fortune.

Plus, on Saturday, March 18th, the museum has a special family program:

Choco-Story New York, Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres (350 Hudson Street)

This just opened this month!

Jacques Torres (of the renowned chocolate factory and store, Jacques Torres Chocolate) is known as “Mr Chocolate“. The store prides itself on purity: Confections made with no preservatives, artificial flavorings or essential oils. And he can school you on chocolate – because knows his stuff! In addition to being the master of his store, he’s a Master Pastry Chef, and in 1986, became the youngest pastry chef in history to earn the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France) medal in pastry. He’s also the Dean of Pastry Arts at the International Culinary Center, was the Executive Pastry Chef at Le Cirque for 12 years, is the author of three cookbooks – and the host of a number of series on Food Network and PBS.

His Chocolate Museum is New York’s first ever chocolate museum!

The 5,000 sq. foot museum (open daily from 10am to 5pm) offers: “a self-guided tour of original artifacts, nine premium tastings, original Mayan hot chocolate freshly ground by hand, and a bon-bon making demonstration”. Moreover, “visitors will also be able to learn about the journey of the cacao tree from the Amazonian rainforest and the origins of the chocolate we eat today.”

And if that doesn’t already sound as though it’s got plenty of kid-appeal, there’s also a kids’ corner!

Want to make your own chocolates? Customers can book a class to learn how to make the delights – and bring their creations home.  Like a an art class – only more delectable!