If you’re looking for something new and different to do with the kids this weekend in NYC, why not try one of these? Learn about how you can use science in the kitchen at this workshop, take the kids to party at a silent disco, or grab tickets to this bilingual concert that will have everyone tapping their toes to the beat. We have even more events rounded up, just for you. Scroll down to see them!

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Downtown

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup Puppet Show
Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a puppet show by Wonderspark Puppets based on the beloved PJ Library book by Pamela Mayer. The story revolves around two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, who come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter that their cultural heritage (their chicken soup) is the best. The themes in this story include mixed-race families, cultural heritage, and the joy of cooking. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Fantasque
Tuxedoed fish, giant babies, and blue angels are all characters in this unforgettable tale. Performed to live music, this delightfully unusual mix of dance and puppetry will captivate audiences of all ages. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Kids Silent Disco and Ping Pong Party
Bring the whole family to this all ages Silent Disco Party! Not only will there be three channels of family friendly music, but also tons of open ping pong tables to challenge your fam. With three live DJs playing your favorite hits, this party has something for everyone. Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Yeti, Set, Snow
An original story and production from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

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Opera for Kids
Puccini’s unmatched gift for melody adds remarkable poignancy to the simple joys and heartbreaking sorrows of a group of young Parisians in this universally popular classic – a smash hit for over a century. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Moona Luna in Concert
Join a joyous sing-along with the Brooklyn based kindie group. The band will perform songs from their acclaimed and award-winning albums, and staying true to their bilingual mission, most songs are in both English and Spanish. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

12th Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair
Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators at the annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair! This free event features author readings, illustrator presentations, and book-related art-making opportunities with over forty creators presenting storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels. Sat. Event Details.

Farmhouse Family Day
Explore the oldest house in New York City at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum’s Family Day. Drop-in for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more! Sat. Event Details.

Queens

Hello, Cello (with Holiday Favorites)
Hello Cello! Meet the cello and hear the different sounds it makes when combined with piano, voice, and ukulele. There will be some holidays favorites and fast tunes to get everyone dancing. Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind. Sat. Event Details.

Gender Expansive Gymnastics Class
Gymnastics can be a heavily gendered sport, which can make entering a gym intimidating for gender-expansive children. This specially created class lets transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-creative, gender-variant children get comfortable in the gym, hang out with other gender-variant kids, get to know some of the coaches, and have fun! Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Fall Field Day
NYC Parks presents the fourth annual Fall Field Day! Kids, teens, and their families are invited to relive classic and re-imagined field day activities as they are introduced to a new generation. With an array of activities fit for all ages and abilities, Fall Field Day will have something for everyone to enjoy! Sat. Event Details.

Staten Island

Super Science: Kitchen Chemistry
From copper cleaners to cold packs, chemical reactions are part of our daily lives. Participants will learn the science behind these and other examples of everyday chemistry through hands-on activities. Sat. Event Details.

 

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