Kittens, superheroes and musicians, this weekend has it all! Take your kiddies to Cat Camp for some feline fun, enjoy live music and meet the musicians at Lincoln Center’s Young People’s Concert or put on your best disguise and head to the Big Apple Comic Con for a day filled with superheroes and fun. We’ve got even more ways to rock your weekend, read on for all of our picks!
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Young People’s Concert at Lincoln Center
We can’t think of a better place to introduce your budding musicians to some live music than Lincoln Center. And good news, they are hosting a series of interactive concerts showcasing leading composers of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras designed for the younger ears. This particular concert will feature the Modern music of John Adams. And be sure to show up early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out orchestral instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers. Sat. Event details.
Your little artists will explore one or two works of art in the galleries and then make a work of art in the museum’s studio. The hour includes a short story, trips to the galleries and art making activities. Sat. Event details.
Big Apple Comic Con
New York City’s longest-running comic book convention will feature top celebrities like Stan Lee and many famous and up-and-coming comic book artists, and hundreds of dealers of comics, toys, and memorabilia, as well as special activities just for the little superheroes. And don’t miss the kids’ costume contest with special prizes! Come dressed as any character from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, video games, cartoons, or make up your own. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Passport to Eataly
Embark on a delicious adventure through NYC’s very own Italian marketplace. Your little ones will fill up their passports with stamps while following their Eatalian ambassador on a tour of Eataly, all along the way learning Italian words and tasting the local cuisine. While your little travelers are busy exploring, kick back and enjoy a complimentary espresso at Lavazza Cafe. The tour meets at the Guest Relations desk, located just inside the 23rd Street entrance. Sat. Event details.
Here Kiddie Kiddie: Cat Camp is Here
This feline-focused conference and adoption extravaganza will bring cat lovers together to learn about cat care from speakers and panelists, shop for cat-related products, meet adoptable cats and generally celebrate all things kitty. There will be a public lounge area with games set up for your little ones to play, including Catopoly and Exploding Kittens, as well as a photo booth. Should you need to refuel, the Neapolitan Express food truck will be on hand outside with pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day
Where is a more fitting place to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday than at the Irish Arts Center? You and your little ones can put on your green and enjoy a free day filled with Irish arts and culture. Learn the basics of Irish language or a new dance step, get your face painted, create art with children’s crafts, or simply relax with a cup of tea to experience a taste of Ireland’s rich culture. Sun. Event details.
Celebrate Plant a Flower Day
Celebrate Plant a Flower Day by adding your green creation to CMA’s “Community Garden!” Using wire, tissue paper and recycled materials, young artists will build sculptures of plant life from their imagination. And of course, explore all the other very cool exhibits at the museum, including an a play section for the littlest of artists. Fri. Event details.
A Brunch for You AND Your Kiddos
FIDI Families and Project Playdate are teaming up so your fam can have a brunch where EVERYONE is happy. This means, you get to sit back, relax and enjoy a tasty meal and maybe even an adult brunch beverage, all while your kiddies are upstairs enjoying a more child friendly meal (think grilled cheese and pancakes) with fun activities and sitters. Happy weekend! Sun. Event details.
Drop Your Kiddies Off for a Rescue Adventure
Calling all Firefighters, Police officers and EMT’s! The City needs your help to save the day! Children will climb a giant firetruck made of mats, help and protect civilians through exciting thematic games and create their own rescue mission vehicles. Be a little hero and learn to give back to your community! And don’t forget, this is Friday night DROP OFF where your little ones will enjoy a pizza dinner, so make sure to plan a little dinner adventure of your own! Fri. Event details.
Family Fun Series: Unleash Your Inner Bollywood Star
Designed for the whole family, this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness workshop combines the exhilarating choreography and upbeat music from the film industry of India, embodying its infectious energy, expression, and movement. Feel free to dress the part of a star and get ready to move! Sun. Event details.
Play in the Dirt at the Children’s Garden Open House
Got a kid that likes to play in the dirt? Head to QBG’s annual Open House at their Children’s Garden where digging in the dirt is part of the fun! Your little gardeners will enjoy planting activities, garden crafts and more. And of course get some fresh air and stroll through the botanical garden while you’re there. Sat. Event details.
19th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Go green for this annual parade that winds through the streets of the Bronx filled with music and dancing. Bring your little leprechaun to Mass at St Benedict’s Church and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Then hit the streets to continue the festivities. Sun. Event details.
How will your family enjoy the weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.