Hello Winter Break!

18, Feb, 2011 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

The end of February is fast approaching. After a rough winter of snow, slush, ice and puddles, we’re all eagerly anticipating the coming of spring. Until then, thank goodness for President’s Day and February Vacation Week! If you’re not jetting to warmer climates, there’s a lot to do right here in Boston. Check out these highlights, walk the Greenway to get there, and soak up a little vitamin D along the way. And if you’re in the parks at night, don’t forget to check out Bright Lights for Winter Nights.

Make your way to one of the Greenway’s neighboring attractions for an escape from the winter grind.

Boston Children’s Museum
Saturday, Feb. 19 – Friday, Feb. 25
Back to the Beach
So you didn’t make it to the beach for winter break this year, but let the kids use their imaginations and have some fun exploring water & sand.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 – Thursday, Feb. 24 10AM – 3PM
Art activities for all ages will be offered each day in the Bank of America Art Lab, including collage, making comic books and creating sculptural phrase sticks. While you’re there, check out the 2011 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films in Animation suitable for all ages.

New England Aquarium
Friday, Feb. 25, 10AM – 12PM
Aqua Kids Family Day
Families with young children bring the kidos to hear stories, create art projects and see Live Animal Presentations.

Freedom Trail
Old State House Museum
Wednesday, Feb. 23 10AM – 4PM
Drop In: Fabric of Revolution – Spinning and Weaving
Take in a lesson on Pre-Revolutionary style and try your hand at spinning raw wool. You’ll also get to take home your own weaving project.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Through Sunday, Feb. 27
Ice Skating
Enjoy the day skating and shopping within Boston’s most historic marketplace.