May the Fourth be with you this weekend (see what we did there?) as you embark on some serious family fun. Check out this unique kids festival, satisfy your taste buds at this pizza pop-up, or pitch in at this first annual community clean up and party on Governor’s Island. That’s just a small sample of everything happening this weekend. Scroll for the rest of our top event picks!

Downtown

CAULIPOWER House: Pizza Pop-Up
The CAULIPOWER House is a powerhouse of FREE PIZZA samples, photo ops, a claw machine and surprises. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

MOCACREATE: Celebrating APA Heritage
Learn about awe-inspiring Asian Pacific Americans across the generations. Then decorate a mixed-media portrait in honor of them and your personal heroes. Sat. Event Details.

1st Annual ShinDIG
Pitch in by working all over the park on a series of quick, high-impact volunteer projects to help gardeners prepare the Island’s landscapes for the busy summer ahead. Then enjoy the rest of the day on the Island with special perks and discounts from food and recreation vendors, plus there’s a closing party at 3pm featuring free treats, prizes, music, lawn games and more. Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

Children’s Day Festival, Kodomo No Hi
Hang the koinobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmet)—Children’s Day is on its way! Enjoy Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary
Celebrate 60 years of Lincoln Center at this block party featuring free live music, dance presentations, art-making and craft stations, film screenings, tours, and more. Sat. Event Details.

Chickenshed Interactive Puppet Show
Tales from the Shed is inclusive theater program for children 0-6 of all abilities and backgrounds.   The cast of professional teaching artists will lead you and your children in an hour of interactive theater, puppetry, music, and theatrical magic. There will be an opportunity to take pictures with favorite puppets at the end of the show! Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

House Party: Saturday Morning Cartoons
Wearing your pajamas or dressed in cartoon cosplay, enjoy an animated day of hands-on art making, podcasting, puzzles, live performances, and a free cereal bar, all culminating in a lively dance party, hosted by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby. Sat. Event Details.

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Celebrate Holi
Celebrate this colorful festival of springtime and play which originated in India and is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Go early, hungry, and ready to play throughout a day of art, dance, food, and more! Sat. Event Details.

6th Annual Party on Wheels
This festive family benefit features exclusive early morning access, crafts and face painting, and rides on vintage R-1/9 subway cars right from the Museum platform to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station and back. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Hands on History
Learn about popular 18th and 19th century scents and make your own scented sachet to take home! Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Bronx Book Fair
The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting to readers and book lovers of all ages through readings, book talk, workshops, panels, an open mic and special programs for children and families. Sat. Event Details.

Staten Island

Family Art Workshop
Create a seed collage and then experiment with making prints or rubbings of your design. Sat. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson