This weekend is filled with kids events that are out of this world! Start and end your weekend with a party, including a drink for you (because you deserve it). Friday there’s a NYC-themed bash at the Battery Park NY Kids Club and Sunday, Greenwood Park is hosting an underwater-themed beer garden day. Catch a concert at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day, design a muppet or see some of the most talented, high-jumping pogo stickers! Plus, be sure to check out SpaceFest to meet an astronaut and learn a thing or two about science at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Sesame Street Muppet Design Drawing Studio
This Target Design Kids Saturday Workshop is not to be missed! Kids can work with an art and design team to create their own Sesame Street Muppet. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Harlem. Free. All ages. Event details.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day
The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is presenting a full day of family-friendly programming starting at noon at Hearst Plaza and later moving to Damrosch Park at 5:00 pm. The lineup includes the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Asian folk songs for kids, a DIY instrument-making workshop and play-along concert, contemporary classical music, the high-energy OzoKidz New York debut and kids music superstar Dane Zanes paying tribute to Lead Belly. Sat., 12:00 pm. Lincoln Square. Free. All ages. Event details.
SpaceFest at the Intrepid
The 2nd annual SpaceFest is here. Celebrate science, technology, engineering, math and innovation. Learn with hands-on interactive displays from NASA, meet astronauts, tour the newly reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion feature Enterprise, learn about comets, gaze at stars with local astronomers and so much more. And be sure to see the LEGO Space Shuttle Enterprise unveiled at 10:00 am on Friday! Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Midtown West. All ages. Event details.
NYC-Themed Friday Family Fun Night
Enjoy extended open play in the NY Kids Club gym and fun NYC-themed art projects – create NYC handprints, read a metropolitan book during storytime and participate in a Big Apple themed sing along with a live guitarist. Plus, there’s pizza for the children and wine, beer and hors d’ouevres (hooray!) for adults at this party for the whole family. Fri., 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Battery Park. $40. 5 months – 6 years. Event details.
Pogopalooza 10 – World Record Day
“Pogopalooza 10″ – the 10th Annual World Championships of Xpogo (extreme pogo) is coming to NYC. It’s the largest interactive pogo stick event in the world, featuring the top Xpogo athletes internationally competing in a high-flying action sports competition sure to wow your kiddos, open qualifiers and a world record day in association with Guinness World Records. Sat., 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. East Village. Free. All ages. Event details.
Hip Tot Family Day at Greenwood Park
Kid-friendly bar Greenwood Park is hosting a Sunday Family Day of fun at their 13,000 square foot indoor/outdoor beer garden space. You can enjoy a beer and lunch while your kids enjoy activities. Today’s theme is an Underwater Adventure featuring author Melanie Hope Greenberg reading Mermaids on Parade and Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills playing water-friendly songs on the ukelele. Plus, kids can make a bubble wrap octopus at the crafts table. Sun., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Park Slope. Free. All ages. Event details.
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum by Kathy Lloyd Boehm