Saturday is Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play in Prospect Park, but if you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets, we still have some other big and almost equally as exciting events for you to choose from this weekend. Head to Queens for the World Maker Fair or the Queens County Fair. Go to Brooklyn for a special festival of fun on Montague Street. Or celebrate the Moon Festival at Chinatown’s Museum of Chinese in America. You can also take advantage of a free Music Together Class in Chelsea and an evening babysitting at Kidville Park Slope.
Moon Festival Family Day
Join the Museum of Chinese in America for mooncakes, lanterns and the Jade Rabbit on the Moon. This day of activities will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with storytelling, performances, arts and crafts and gallery tours. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Chinatown. Free. $10 adults, $6 children 2 and up. Event details.
Free Music Together Sing-a-Long
Never tried Music Together or not ready to sign up for a semester? Then take the class for free at City Treehouse. You’ll sing, chant, dance, play with instruments and more with your child in this music exploration hour put on by Music Together in the City. Sat., 9:30 am. Chelsea. Free. Ages 0-4. Event details.
Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights will be closed to traffic and turned into an oasis of pedestrian fun. See Etsy craft demos and dance performances, ooo and ahh over the Brooklyn Heights Dog Show at 3:00 pm, visit the bubble and beach ball filled Play Land, sample food, take advantage of store promos in the neighborhood and more. Sun., 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Brooklyn Heights. Free. All ages. Event details.
Parents’ Night Out PJ Party
Want a date night, but don’t have a good weekend babysitter? No problem! Take the kiddos to a pajama party. Children get a healthy dinner and lots of fun activities including story time, arts and crafts, dancing, games, songs, a featured film and more! While it’s still not free, all proceeds go to young mothers in need. Fri., 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Park Slope. $45 one child, $25 each additional sibling. Ages 2-6. Event details.
World Maker Fair
This weekend, all the coolest kiddos will be exploring technology, craft, science, fashion, art, food and more in the most hands-on and exciting ways at World Maker Faire. Quench the kids’ curiosity at this event with more than 650 exhibits (like the plywood triangle elephant pictured above) where they can learn to solder, sew, screen print, see amazing robots or even experience a life-size mousetrap. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Flushing. $25 for ages 2-18; $55 for ages 18 and over. All ages. Event details.
Queens County Fair
This fair features pie-eating contests (yum!), lumberjack shows, even pig-racing and hayrides – everything you need to experience at a real county fair. Don’t forget the great food, blue ribbon competitions, carnival rides and games, too. It’s definitely worth the trip to Queens! Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Floral Park. $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. All ages. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival