Can you believe it’s Memorial Day Weekend already? With the unofficial start of summer upon us, we’ve gathered the top events happening to get you out and about. Take a ride to solve a mystery in Old Westbury, check out a floating food forest in Brooklyn, have a blast at this family festival on Governor’s Island. Plus, it’s also the end of Fleet Week. Check out the rest of our top weekend events!

Photo: Robert Couse-Baker via Flickr

Downtown

Challah Bread Making Class
Sprouts is teaming up with the incredible bakers at Breads Bakery to get hands-on in the pastry kitchen to make a fan favorite bread – challah! Young chefs will learn how to mix, knead, and braid the perfect loaf. Of course, they’ll be breaking bread together at the end of class to enjoy everything they’ve made. Sun. Event Details.

Write Back Soon! A Creative Writing Adventure with Poems and Letters
In this workshop, participants, led by esteemed poet and educator Karen Benke, will write letter poems to be mailed to friends, family, and acquaintances or left in beautiful Battery Park to delight and astonish unsuspecting pedestrians. Sat. Event Details.

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SEA by Streb Extreme Action Company
The edge-of-your-seat motion is a spectacle of adrenaline as STREB’s action heroes redefine physics with unique “POPACTION” choreography that intertwines dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, circus, and stunt work. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Family Fun Day
This outdoor festival will feature live music, theatrical performances, storytelling, arts and crafts, educational workshops, ice cream, and a build-your-own playground. Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

LEGO® Bricks: A Celebration!
Featuring sculptures, mosaics, and interactive play zones by renowned LEGO® Certified Professional artist Sean Kenney, the exhibition will also include an overview of the LEGO Group’s history and educational mission, as well as a variety of children’s workshops. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Mamapalooza at Summer on the Hudson
This annual festival will feature music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, art, & activism. Sun. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Swale Floating Food Forest
Built on a 130 x 40 FT barge, Swale contains 5,000 SQ FT of edible perennial garden and presents opportunities for New Yorkers to get involved in building ecological resilience through promoting food as a public commons. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Corning Museum of Glass: GlassBarge
GlassBarge will provide free glassblowing demonstrations from aboard a 30’ x 80’ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. Fri.-Mon. Event Details.

Queens

2018 Memorial Day Fair
Kick off summer Sunnyside-style at the Memorial Day Fair! From a flag-raising ceremony at noon to a full schedule of locally sourced entertainment, action-packed rides and games, and variety of refreshments, there will be something for everyone at this festive event. Sat. Event Details.

Science in the Park with APEC
Enjoy nature based programming for kids 7 and up at this fun outdoor workshop. All materials and free giveaways included! Be sure to apply sunscreen and insect repellant before the program begins. Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Family Art Project: At Home in the Sky
With watercolor brush in hand, find a place to perch and view the vistas unique to Wave Hill. What do you see flying off into the wild blue yonder? Experiment with the scale of birds near and far, and with brushy, atmospheric strokes in our outdoor sky-painting project. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Worth the Drive

Think Up- Old Westbury Whodunits
Investigate the wonders of nature and history’s mysteries. Fact finding hunts through Westbury House and gardens uncover clues and solve riddles with this self-guided scavenger hunt. Sat. Event Details.

 

What are you most excited about for the summer? Tell us about it in the comments!

–Jesseca Stenson