Saturday, January 9
Where? Many locations across New York City
When? Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How Much? Free
It’s time to recycle your Christmas tree into woodchips, which are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and in gardens citywide. The 20th annual Mulchfest takes place at over 36 chipping sites and 47 drop-off sites in 80 designated parks across the five boroughs. Take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. Free mulch collection bags will be provided at all chipping sites. More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year.
Camels and Kings: A Gift Giving Workshop
Where? The Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., Upper West Side
When? 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
How Much? $10 per child, with accompanying adult.
Children and their families will gather to hear about the biblical journey of the three wise men who made the voyage to see newborn baby Jesus. The two-hour workshop begins with a story and then children make gift boxes, costumes and sparkling crowns. RSVP required.
39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade
Where? The parade begins at 106th St. and Lexington Ave. and ends at 115th St. and Park Ave., Upper East Side
When? 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
How Much? Free
For more than three decades El Museo del Barrio has celebrated the Three Kings Day tradition with an annual parade. The procession features camels, colorful puppets, floats, and thousands of students and community members as participants.
Sunday, January 10
Free Minecraft Modding Trial Class
Where? 127 E. 82nd St., Upper East Side
When? 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
How Much? Free
CodeAdvantage is holding a free demo class for 4th and 5th graders interested in learning how to program Java by modifying the code in Minecraft. Kids will learn how to create mods (their own, customized objects) and insert them into the Minecraft game. RSVP is required but the class is free of charge. To sign up send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and insert the name Modding, date, time and the child's name and school grade. Space is limited.
Where? Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St, Tribeca
When? Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
How Much? $12
In celebration of Louis Braille’s birthday and CMA’s Art for All Initiative, kids will create artwork inspired by braille. Using a mix of buttons and bottle caps, young artists will attach them to a base layer, and then run it through a press to create a large, textured representation of braille.
“Superheroes in Gotham” Family Tour
Where? New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), Upper West Side
When? From 2 p.m.
How Much? Free with Museum admission
Did you know that Spider-Man grew up in Queens, Iron Man was from Long Island, and Captain America called Brooklyn home? In this unique, educator-led tour of the New-York Historical Society’s "Superheroes in Gotham" exhibition, discover the special connection between New York and the worlds of America’s most infamous superheroes. Also, create your very own alter ego portraits. Recommended for families with children ages 6–10.