It’s the first weekend of spring in NYC! Time to shake off those winter blues, and we have some ideas on just how to do that. Don’t miss your chance to stump the AMNH scientists at ID Day, tap your toes to the sounds of the Itty Biddies at this special free concert, or satisfy your sweet tooth at this dessert only fest. If that’s not enough, scroll on for the rest of our top weekend event picks!

Photo: ©AMNH/R. Mickens

Downtown

Yoga: Grown up & Me
Kids Yoga is a class that aids children to grow in a supportive and non-competitive environment. Classes are structured but flexible, incorporating new techniques and exercises with each lesson. Sun. Event Details.

Mixed Media Art Class
Mixed Media class will encourage students to try other drawing and painting mediums. This drop off class will focus on composition, colors, and finishing one picture. Fri. Event Details.

Midtown

Extend the Moment With Pinhole Cameras
During this hands-on workshop, participants will cast aside the latest equipment and return to photography’s historic roots to create their own camera obscura. Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

AMNH ID Day
For those unaware of ID Day, it’s an annual event at the American Museum of Natural History where visitors are invited to bring in their specimens and artifacts for Museum scientists to attempt to identify. Kids will love trying to stump the professionals! Sat. Event Details.

Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas
The duo will perform selections from their Parents’ Choice Award-winning album The Land of Yangalele — gentle, happy songs with traditional African instruments and harmonies in English, Swahili, Lingala and Kikongo. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

PS 56 Brooklyn Reading Campground Event
PS56 Brooklyn’s signature annual celebration of reading and storytelling is back! Visit the indoor campground and gather round the campfire for songs, comedy, stories and more. Sat. Event Details.

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BMS Rock Band Showcase
Families, friends and lovers of rock are encouraged to come and enjoy a great show featuring the up-and-coming rock talent at Brooklyn Music School. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Dessert Goals
This year’s fest will feature a curated range of the city’s top dessert vendors, hand-picked to include both new and well-established purveyors of the best desserts in NYC and beyond. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: the Itty Biddies
The Itty Biddies’ foot-tapping tunes, crystal-clear vocals and instrumental skills inspire audiences of all ages to sing and dance along with the band. Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Riverdale Temple Purim Carnival
Join Riverdale Temple in the Bronx for the 5th Annual Purim Carnival. The $36 family admission covers four bouncy castles, carnival games with cool prizes, Purim arts & crafts, glitter tattoos, face painting and a balloon artist. Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

New Shanghai Circus
Watch as these amazing athletes defy gravity and leave you breathless as they stretch the limits of human ability in this mesmerizing show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson