Music, movies, dancing, and more await you this weekend! You can travel to Malawi without leaving the city, get your groove on at this family dance class, watch this family favorite movie, or be inspired to make a living sculpture at this workshop. But that’s definitely not all. Keep scrolling for more of our top event picks!

Photo: Yamba Malawi

Downtown

Meet Me in Malawi
Now in its fourth year, Meet Me in Malawi will feature crafts, activities, and entertainment – including a magic show, face painting, and African drumming. Sun. Event Details.

Illumination Box: Tinker with Light!
Explore the themes of environment and climate change in the creation of your own miniature light box as you experiment with simple circuits, lights, shadows, and projection. Sat. Event Details.

Kidding Around Family Movie Matinee
Spend the day at the movies as The Center transforms into an incredible theater to screen “The Peanuts Movie.” Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

The Gustafer Yellowgold Show
Live music, hand drawn onscreen animations, and vivid storytelling, featuring Gustafer Yellowgold — a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, and is living an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods. Sat. Event Details.

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Family Benefit Party
Kids 4 to 14 and their families will enjoy hands-on historical activities, meet figures from the past, and eat lots of terrific food at this annual celebration. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Dance with MMDG
Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. Sat. Event Details.

Yoga 4 Tots
Tots are introduced to yoga postures and breath through singing, imaginative play, and stories. Stretch, play, dance, and rest in a relaxed, no pressure environment. Fri. Event Details.

Drag Queen Story Time
DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Family Cooking Class
Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat you make for lunch at the end of each session. Sun. Event Details.

Guess What Family Stand Up Comedy Show
A stand up comedy show for families? Yes, please! These NYC comics who perform at clubs, colleges and on TV will try their PG best to make your whole family laugh. Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Family Art Project: Living Sculpture
Patch a green world together with Wave Hill Winter Workspace visiting artist Pedro Ramirez, and make a collaborative, indoor “living sculpture.” Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

 

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— Jesseca Stenson