It’s time to gather up the kiddos and get in some quality family time! If you’re looking for something exciting happening this weekend, check out this silent disco and brunch, watch in awe at this jaw dropping performance, or learn about how Japanese kids play with snow. Keep scrolling for the rest of our top event picks!

Photo: Joshua Bright

Downtown

Girls Leadership Bold Book Swap
Bring a book, take a book, all featuring strong female characters—this year, all books collected will benefit the Read Alliance! Enjoy fun activities, enter the raffle to win fabulous prizes, step up to the open mic, and celebrate your inspiration. Sat. Event Details.

Sprouting Sculptures
What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements. Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

Snow Sculptures
Explore Japan’s seasonal customs and culture through storytelling, creative play, songs and art making. See how Japanese children play with snow! Create your own experimental snow sculptures with snow that won’t melt and colored lights inspired by the Sapporo Snow Festival. Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Mozart for Munchkins: Rise & Shine
What better way to wake up than with music? They’ll have a chance to meet different instruments, dance, and listen to live music ranging from classical to sing-alongs. Each interactive performance is followed by an “instrument petting zoo” where everyone is welcome to try the instruments and meet the performers! Fri. Event Details.

Beats, Rhymes and Breaking: Two Shows
From head spins to windmills, and from 6-step to the trusty pop and lock, prepare the kids for a unique program of jaw-dropping break dance action from Manzana City Crew, a collective of artists based in New York City. Kids will join company members onstage to try out their own moves in an engaging and fast-moving atmosphere of fun. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Puppetsburg Boozy Sunday Funday
Catch a weekend Puppetsburg show with the whole family, with free Grown-up Juice (BOOZE) for the parents! You’ll love Wild Was Mama’s beautiful, nature-inspired space almost as much as you love treating your munchkin and yourself. Sun. Event Details.

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The Botanical World of Harry Potter
Herbology is more than just a course at Hogwarts. The study and use of herbs for healing, health, and beauty go far back in the history of humankind and continue, very actively, in the present. This interactive tour explores these plants and the ways wizards (and Muggles) use them. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Snapology Basic Engineers Class
In Snapology’s Basic Engineers children will build super-cool models that use gears, axels, and pulleys. Students will work in teams under guided instruction to build a different model each week. This class is designed so that children of all building abilities can build together. Sat. Event Details.

Kids Silent Disco & Bottomless Brunch
Let Quiet Events DJs watch your kids while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch. Katch Astoria is Queens’ Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. There will also be a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party. Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Family Art Project: Sunrise, Sunset
With Wave Hill’s grounds as inspiration, design your favorite dawn or dusk landscape with the silhouette of a forest, city skyline or bridge. Create the multitude of shades in the twilight sky by blending together different colors of paint and using dyed tissue paper to construct your stunning scenes. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

Happy Hibernations
Explore how certain animals survive the winter months and meet some special critters from the Staten Island Zoo. Sat. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson