From turn-the-lights-off fun to creativity-boosting activities, we have a great lineup of family activities for you to choose from this weekend. Start the weekend with a little me-time by dropping your kids off at Glow-in-the-Dark Pajama Yoga on Friday night. Speaking of PJs, Baby Loves Disco is hosting another dance party this weekend and it’s a pajama party for the whole family! Spend Saturday evening with the kids learning about the stars at Hayden Planetarium’s family night. If you’ve got a skateboarding fan, you must go to Queens to see a live demo of awe-inspiring tricks. And, if you’re looking for hands-on creative fun visit the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for their Building Our Imagination Weekend or stop by The Morgan Library and Museum to see some art and build a mini circus.
Family Astronomy Show The American Museum of Natural History is opening up the Hayden Planetarium this Saturday night for an evening of family-friendly star hopping. The show, led by astronomer and NASA Ambassador Laura Venner, will include mythology and stories of the sky. Venner will teach you and your kids about the stars found in the late-winter sky and show you how to identify them on your own. Sat., 6:30 pm. UWS. $12. All ages. Event details.
Itsy Bitsy Big TopYou and your family can bring the magic of the circus to life at The Morgan Library & Museum – clowns, jugglers, elephants, acrobats and all! First, visit the Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando exhibition. Next, you and the kiddos can build a mini circus using wire, fabric, paper and other materials. Sat., 2:00 pm. Midtown. $6 adults, $2 kids. Ages 6-12. Event details. Downtown Baby Loves Disco Pajama PartyBoogie down with bum shufflin’ cuties, diaper-wearing tots, dance-crazy pre-schoolers and other parents at a nightclub turned child-proof disco. The afternoon dance party features a real DJ mixing real disco beats from the 70s and 80s – no Barney or Laurie Berkner allowed. You’ll also find musical instruments, a dance contest, crafts, face painting, healthy snacks and even a chill out room stocked with books and quiet activities. You’ll have fun socializing outside the usual playground scene and your kids will go home exhausted – guaranteed! Today’s party is a pajama party so wear your best footies! Sun., 12:00 pm. Greenwich Village. $20 each or 4 for $60. Ages 6 months to 7 years. Event details. Glow-in-the-Dark Pajama YogaDress your kids in their pajamas for this special drop-off Friday evening class that includes yoga, a story, yummy smelling foot rubs, milk and cookies. Then take your little yogi home and tuck him in for bedtime. Call 646-638-1444 to reserve a spot. Fri., 6:30 pm. West Village. $25. Ages 4-7. Event details.
Invent It! It’s the Building Our Imagination Weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. As part of this weekend-long program, your kids can get inspired to invent their own creations. In this workshop they’ll learn how to build a giant Rube Goldberg-style machine complete with pulleys, wheels, levers and ramps that’ll start an awesome chain reaction. Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Crown Heights. Free with museum admission. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
Radical Skateboarding Tricks DemoHave you seen the Tony Hawk | Rad Science exhibit at the New York Hall of Science yet? Rodney Torres, pro skateboarder and Queens native, is bringing the skateboarding tricks featured in the Radical Tricks section of the exhibit to life in this live demo event. Little skateboarders might learn a thing or two! NYSCI members can also meet Torres and skateboarders from Team Torro after the demo. Sat., 1:30 pm. Flushing. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details. What fun activities do you have planned this weekend? — Julie Seguss Image courtesy of Karma Kids Yoga