We don’t know about you, but spring fever around here is reaching serious levels. Luckily, we found the cure. Try your luck at a hula-hoop contest, see a circus unlike any other, check in at CMA’s Annual Family Day, or learn how to make kimchi. All this and more in our weekend event picks! Scroll down to find your next family outing.
Spring-A-Ding Ding: A Circus Like No Other Cirque-tacular brings the brilliance of springtime in all its glory and magic to audiences with Spring-A-Ding DING. A young heroine has lessons to learn and also to teach to the woodland creatures as she eagerly searches for the butterfly that will usher in summer in this one-of-a-kind show. Fri.–Sun. Event Details.
Hula Hoop Contest and Tween Party Tribeca’s biggest Hula Hoop competition and Tween party is back for its 9th year! This year the festivities include the annual hula-hoop contest, a fun photo booth by Classic Kids Photography, French Braiding and Emoji Nail Tattoos by Katie, treats, and prizes. Sat. Event Details.
CMA’s Annual Family Day This is a rare and exciting opportunity for your kiddos to create art with some of New York’s most talented artists, plus they’ll enjoy a street fair, delicious snacks, and art-inspired gift bags. It will be a day they’ll surely remember. Sun. Event Details.
7th Annual New York Baby Show Now it its 7th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. Sat.–Sun. Event Details.
Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Sat. Event Details.
Florine Stettheimer Family Day Explore the world of painting and theater presented in the “Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry” exhibit. Design an imaginative character, pose in costume for a portrait, paint a dancer, and groove to the sounds of sounds of Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards. Sun. Event Details.
Gelsey Kirkland ballet presents “Russian Treasures” The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet brings another evening of Russian miniature masterworks by Petipa, Yakobson, Galeizowski and Lavrovsky. Fri.–Sun. Event Details.
Food is Culture: Kids Kimchi Workshop This hands-on children’s culinary workshop will teach young chefs how easy it is to make their own kimchi and take home a bag to share, plus recipes for future fermentation fun. Sat. Event Details.
The Good Ms. Padgett Children’s Music Show The Good Ms Padgett sings lovely lullabies and wild rock jams about lollipops, monsters, singing rabbits, and pizza at this interactive music show. Sat. Event Details.
Ladybug Girl Storytime with David Soman and Jacky Davis A gentle celebration of learning and curiosity, and a love-letter to the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, Ladybug Girl’s Day Out With Grandpa is an original story that brings the Natural History Museum to life. This very special storytime with the bestselling author/illustrator duo, David Soman and Jacky Davis is for their newest Ladybug Girl book, Ladybug Girl’s Day Out With Grandpa. Sat. Event Details.
QBG Children’s Book Reading and Craft Day Bring your little nature lovers for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, followed by crafting a flower pot popup card. Sat. Event Details.
How do you handle spring fever in your house? Tell us about it in the comments!
— Jesseca Stenson