Every third Monday in February we celebrate this holiday in honor of all of the nation’s Presidents and the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. President Richard Nixon proclaimed this holiday in 1971, and we still celebrate it today. Take advantage of this mini-vacation to have fun with your child and to teach him or her about the country’s history.
What activities can you do on Presidents’ Day in New York with your kids?
- Learn the history of New York. Show your child New York’s history! Treat yourselves to an entertaining afternoon at the Museum of the City of New York, where you will learn all about the history of the city, see photographs and models and even check out some toys.
- School Vacation Week: Presidential Superheroes. The New York Historical Society organized the ‘Superheroes in Gotham’ event for February 21st. During this event, children will learn about historical superheroes through toys and interactive activities. It is a unique opportunity and your children will have a great time! Link to the event
- Learn about Native American history. The National Museum of the American Indian provides a look into the life and culture of America’s first colonists. You will find everything you want to know about Native American culture with the museum’s collection of sculptures, masks, musical instruments and pottery. You will love your visit! The museum also organizes special activities for children and has educational videos on all of the cultures that populated the United States. This is a great way for your little ones to explore the country’s rich culture and history!
- The Statue of Liberty, New York’s symbol. Your kids will have a blast! Take advantage of the holiday and organize a trip to Liberty Island. This outing has it all: a ferry ride, a visit to the island, the Immigration Museum, and the most exciting part…Going up the Statue of Liberty! An unforgettable experience for children and adults alike, together with the best views of New York!