It’s the first official weekend of Spring, so lets get out there and celebrate! Dance the night (ok late afternoonish) away at a rooftop Silent Disco party for kids, stop and smell the flowers at Macy’s annual Flower Show Family Day, go for a spin on the Forest Park Carousel (it’s opening weekend!), or get in one last St. Patrick’s Day celebration at this annual Brooklyn parade. Read on for our full list of ways to enjoy your first Spring weekend!
Photo: Battery Park City Stories Under the Stars
Field Trip to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
School’s out, but your little ones can still go on a field trip with their friends! Drop your kiddos off with Project Playdate for a fun day of exploring at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Of course the day will also include enriching play time, craft time, snack time and more! For an extra cost, there’s even a downtown drop off location for Lower Manhattan fams. Fri. Event details.
Greek Independence Day Parade
Opa! It’s time to celebrate Greek Independence Day, and in true NYC fashion, there’s a parade to do just that! Grab a spot along the parade route to enjoy floats, dancing, music and entertainment. The Parade will start on 64th Street and 5th Avenue and roll north to 79th Street, the floats will go to 81st Street. Sun. Event details.
We’re Fired Up! Paw Patrol Live!
Calling all pups! No job is too big, no pup is too small! If you know exactly what were talking about, then your household is part of the Paw Patrol craze. Snag tickets to this live show and your little fans can see all their fav pups live on stage. It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Thurs.-Sun. Event details.
Kids Rooftop Silent Disco
Put on your dancing shoes and hit this rooftop party to enjoy an amazing view and dance the night away to music from THREE live DJs. Your kiddos will love rocking headphones and glow in dark gear for this silent disco party, and you won’t have to worry about the music being too loud! Bonus: there will be plenty of tasty snacks and drinks. Sun. Event details.
Macy’s Flower Show Family Day
Come one, come all and join Macy’s in the Kid’s Department for this year’s carnival-themed Flower Show Family Fun Day. Take part in fun and funny hands-on circus activities led by New Victory Teaching Artists, inspired by the imaginative modern circus show SOMETHING. Plus, with a purchase of $75 or more in the Children’s Department, receive your very own tickets to see SOMETHING playing at The New Victory Theater. Roam the carnival grounds to enjoy games, face painting, and complimentary treats. Be sure to visit Sinclair Oil’s Carousel Chariot where you can pose for a photo op with their mascot, Dino. Sun. Event details.
Stories Under the Stars
Ever wonder how the constellations got their names? Why does the amount of daylight change every day? Evoking the spirit of a family campfire under the night sky, spend the evening celebrating camping while exploring the mysteries of the cosmos. Your fam will enjoy indoor astronomy experiences and explanations, storytelling, art projects, and camping-themed fun! Pre-registration is required. Sat. Event details.
Annual Bayridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Expect lots of bagpipes, step dancers and local celebs, including Seamus Butler, the parade’s mascot, an adorable labradoodle, at this parade in one of Brooklyn’s Irish neighborhoods. The Parade marches down Third Avenue after Mass at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Get there for the start of the parade and your kiddies can get a shamrock painted on their face too. And this year, the neighborhood is having the first Annual Shamrock Fun Run before the parade. So if you want to get in a little exercise before the partying begins, join in the fun! Sun. Event details.
Bob Marley Kids Brunch
Bring your tribe and share the vibe at this very chill brunch for the whole fam. Enjoy tasty eats and live music by the CCB Reggae Band. Participation is encouraged, so bring your own acoustic instruments to jam with the band or just groove to the beat. And while you dine on a delicious brunch menu by celebrity chef Michael Psilakis, including some adult beverages, your little ones will be thrilled to find their favs on the menu too, including chicken fingers, mac n’cheese and mini pancakes. Sun. Event details.
Strike a Pose with the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny is hopping into town and he wants your little rabbits to pay a visit! Head over to Queens Center to snap a pic with your furry friend and find out if he’ll be stopping by your house to hide eggs on Easter morning. If you’ve got some impatient little ones on your hands, make a reservation online to skip the lines. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Go For a Spin! Forest Park Carousel Opening Weekend
Tis’ the season… Carousel season! Hope on a pony and take your kiddies for a spin… or two or three! And while you’re there, hop on a choo-choo train and go for a ride on the Woodhaven Express or try your luck at some classic amusement games like ring toss or basketball shoot-out. There will even be a live performance and music on Saturday. Pack a picnic and make a day of it. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in this classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy, piano prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally, blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy, and the “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. This show has the sweet and joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
How will your family enjoy the weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.