Searching for something to do with the kiddos this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Take your creative kids to Design Fest, or pop in to this pop up party. Have a sweet tooth? Then this dessert-only food fest is a must-see. If all this sounds fun, keep scrolling to see the rest of our top event picks!

Photo: Joshua Bright


Family Day: Build a Lego City
In this free drop-in program, families will explore architecture, design and construction with everyone’s favorite building material – Lego bricks! Create a Lego masterpiece as you work together to create buildings to add to a model city inspired by New York City! Sat. Event Details.

Chalk (a Silent Comedy)
This playful and inventive one-man show takes audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp guaranteed to “Draw You In.” Sat. Event Details.


Obake Friends
Enjoy an interactive reading of the popular Japanese children’s story Gracie Meets a Ghost by Keiko Sena and learn about the girl who decorated a whole village of friendly ghosts with her crayons. Decorate your own ghost costume with fabric markers just in time for Halloween! Sun. Event Details.


Design Fest
Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer, learn new design skills, and explore the museum with free admission. See how many stickers you can collect as you participate in Design Fest workshops. Sat. Event Details.

Kids STEM Fest
Child explorers, engineers, tinkerers, and inventors! PLAY at the 3rd Annual Kid’s STEM F.E.S.T. This year’s theme is “Play in real & virtual spaces.” Sat. Event Details.


WOW in the World Pop up Party
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre explodes with a curious mix of science, live music, and sketch comedy. It’s the new “Wow in the World Pop Up Party,” a live and interactive spin on NPR’s wildly popular science podcast for kids. The show features a live performance by twice GRAMMY-nominated band The Pop Ups, along with short interactive games and foley-infused comedy skits presented by host Mindy Thomas. Sat. Event Details.


Private Picassos Studio 3rd Anniversary
Private Picassos Art Studio is celebrating its 3rd anniversary! They’ll have free Art Activities and a larger than life painting palette will be $5 all day long. Sat. Event Details.

Luna Park Halloween Harvest
More than 100 four-legged friends will take part in this annual extravaganza for a barkin’ good time! Dressed to impress, pups will be evaluated based on Audience Choice, Cutest, Mister/Miss Congeniality, Most Original and Best of Show. Sun. Event Details.


NY’s First Dessert-Only Food Festival
This fall’s fete boasts a refreshed lineup of 20+ sweets vendors, a new theme (costumes very much encouraged), lots of Instagrammable opps (naturally), waterfront views of Manhattan, and more! Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

It’s Electric
This STEM workshop covers the basics of energy, electricity, electric vehicles, batteries, and includes a lesson on how to build your own solar-powered toy car. The workshop will also help children explore how our energy and transportation choices can affect our natural environment and local wildlife. Sat. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Papermaking with Lavender
Work alongside papermaker extraordinaire Randy Brozen, using vats of luscious, violet-colored cotton and abaca pulp to make paper from scratch. Add a bit of the natural material of your choice or sprinkle in a few lavender buds for marvelous texture and scent. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

–Jesseca Stenson