Three Ways To Celebrate Presidents' Day With Your Kids
In 1971, the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both in February, were combined into Presidents' Day which is celebrated on the third Monday of the month. Coinciding with Presidents' Day is the mid-winter recess. New York City children are out of school from February 21st thru the 27th. Don’t let the stubborn cold air keep your family from enjoying all the entertaining and educational activities throughout the city. Here are a few ways for your child to get the most out of their break:
- The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will be hosting plenty of patriotic acitivities. Check out their “Raising Citizens” events and meet costumed presidents and first ladies, make a U.S. coin collage and create your own campaign button.
- The NY Historical Society will lead kids on a scavenger hunt to learn about the United States 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
- Celebrate George Washington’s birthday at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights. Create a birthday card and try on colonial costumes after touring the mansion that Washington used as his headquarters in 1776 during the Revolutionary War.