Struggling to find something to do with the kids? Check out this lineup of weekend family fun. You can discover the North Woods like you haven’t before, rock out with kids for a good cause, or learn something new about the eels (yes, eels) in the Hudson. And that’s just for starters. Scroll for more of our top picks!

Photo: Lucimar Araujo

Downtown

Indoor Open Play
City Treehouse offers drop-in play in a nature-themed indoor play area that includes a two-story treehouse, fibre optic star cave, soft play studio and the largest indoor water play area in New York City. Fri. Event Details.

Craft Stick Tower Challenge
Kids will be challenged by different rules and specifications to follow while attempting to reach the tallest possible height. This activity will explore how city regulations challenge architects to design within parameters. Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

Spring Family Day
Kids and families will celebrate the Harlem Renaissance as part of Spring Family Day, highlighted by interactive performances from Mwenso and the Shakes, plus kids will also have the chance to build their own instruments, write and perform their own poetry, dance, sing, and create Harlem collages. Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Artopia
Professional artists lead thematic arts workshops, encouraging students to use their imaginations and curiosity to build their take-home artworks. Sat. Event Details.

Discovery Walks for Families
The North Woods is the largest of the Park’s woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Learn about the design of this serene landscape and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Sun. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Kids Rock for Kids
Kid musicians, dancers, comedians, and artists (all from Brooklyn!) raise money for kid-related charities, both global and local at this super popular event. Come and support fellow neighbors and help raise money for kids in need. Sun. Event Details.

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Family Sound Circle
This is an informal group meditation where parents, relatives, caregivers, and babies and children of all ages can experience the beauty of sound healing, in a relaxed setting. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

First Weekend: the Herbal Garden
QBG’s First Weekend activities in April are all about herbs! Visit the Herbal Garden for a day of fun. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Little Makers: Recycled Robots
Who says recycling can’t be fun? Use recycled materials to make your own toy robot at this Little Makers workshop series. Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Hudson River Eel Weekend
Get the real deal about eels and their Hudson River ecosystem at Wave Hill’s Hudson River Eel Weekend. Meet scientists studying eel migration, make eel-themed art and see live eels. You’ll look at the river in a whole new way! Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

Weekend Art Studio
Celebrate the beauty of nature by creating works of art using items found in nature. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson