NYC is full of artists and this weekend you can experience the talents of some of the more musically inclined, and maybe feel the beat yourself. Enjoy the classics at this concert, rock out at this Monster’s Ball, or if your kiddos are younger, take them to this music workshop instead. If all else fails, there’s always the 1st Annual Pizza NY Festival. Scroll to see the rest of our top event picks!

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Downtown

A Concert of 100 Strings
Co-founders Sara Sherman and Hilary Castle are joined by cellist, Luke Kafka, and violinist, Ashley Windle to present The Concert of 100 Strings! Your munchkins will be moving and grooving as they pluck and bow their way through the classics and beyond! Sat. Event Details.

Saturday Morning Show
Be sure to catch everyone’s favorite kids show at Hudson Eats featuring storytelling, music, magicians and more! Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

The Amazing Story Machine
The Grimm family is on the verge of unveiling their amazing new Story Machine, which runs on steam and dreams and promises to revolutionize how stories are told and how people connect. When their fabulous contraption malfunctions, they have to invent a new way of storytelling on the spot, using puppets and help from the audience. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Michael & the Rockness Monsters
This award-winning rock band for kids offers creative lyrics and interactive props to invite crowd participation. At this exclusive NYC show, the band debuts songs from their new album Monster’s Ball, and kids are invited to come in costume for the musical masquerade party. Sat. Event Details.

Hogwarts House Badges
What makes each Hogwarts House unique? Discover the history of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, and learn about some of the most famous witches and wizards from each House. Then choose from the four House crests to decorate and proudly wear! Sat.–Sun.Event Details.

Brooklyn

Music Workshop
Award-winning singer/songwriter, Peartree Preschool music teacher, and popular Bank Street story reader, Esther Crow, brings her zany blend of interactive singing to backing tracks of her funky band, Thunder and Sunshine, as well as original, acoustic guitar songs. Fri. Event Details.

Queens

Making Music With Musica Reginae
In this free, family-friendly workshop, Musica Reginae will guide participants to use nature as inspiration to make creative choices when composing music together. Sat. Event Details.

Sunnyside Gardens Park Annual Oktoberfest
Sunnyside Gardens Park will transform into an authentic beer garden serving award winning beer from local Queens breweries, traditional German food, live music and entertainment, plus an arts and crafts fair and a huge pumpkin patch. Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Spooky Pumpkin Gardens
Every day kids can explore more 100 friendly larger-than-life scarecrows set among nearly 1,000 rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds; pot up a spooky black coleus to take home; put on your own haunting show with insect, owl, and scarecrow puppets; and investigate a mysterious Victorian playhouse to learn all about bats. Fri-Sun. Event Details.

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1st Annual New York Pizza Festival
When you think NY, you think pizza. And now there’s a festival dedicated to everyone’s favorite hand-held delight. It’s a national, start-studded, 2-day event show-casing the talents of the most renowned US Pizza Makers, Chefs, culinary personalities, as well as top pizza makers from Italy. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson