If you’ve been too busy to plan out your weekend, no worries, we have you covered. Check out this lineup. Don’t miss this one of a kind show that’s performed in the dark (yes, really!)or your chance to see these awesome birds of prey up close. Have a Disney Junior fan in your house? The super popular dance party tour is hitting our area this weekend. And that’s just some of what’s happening this weekend. Keep on scrolling to see the rest of our top event picks!

 

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Downtown

Family Day: Collage City
Help design a city in this two-hour hands-on workshop for families. Learn more about the city’s architecture, then create your own building, park or other structure using a fun mix of collage materials. Before participants take their architectural collages home, gather everyone’s designs together to form a one-of-a-kind city. Sat. Event Details.

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Schimmel Center: ILuminate
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance conveyed by an array of dance styles from contemporary to pop to break dancing expressed through a glowing visual design to popular and classic music by artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, LMFAO, The Wanted, and Sam Smith. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

MOCACREATE: Healing Herbs
For September, see and smell herbs commonly used in Chinese medicine as you practice grinding them with a mortar and pestle. Then, design your own colorful herb planter and plant real seeds inside! Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

Saturday Stories
Meet award winning author and illustrator, Carin Berger! Carin will read from her most recent book, All of Us, a celebration of the power of family, community, and love. She’ll demonstrate her exciting process of creating picture books and lead participants in a fun collage-making workshop inspired by All of Us. Sat. Event Details.

Disney Junior Dance Party Tour
Featuring live appearances by favorite Disney Junior characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, interactive on-screen moments with Puppy Dog Pals, The Lion Guard and Muppet Babies, as well as the first-ever live appearance by Vampirina, “Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour” features 20 songs from Disney Junior’s hit series, as well as two brand new original songs for the tour. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

A La Calle Block Party
Enjoy performances by Ballet Hispanico’s Company and students, plus live music, free dance classes, kids activities, raffles and more! Sun. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Photoville
Photoville, the festival from Brooklyn-based nonprofit United Photo Industries celebrating and showcasing photographers and organizations from New York and around the world in a rare open setting, returns for a seventh year. UPI and their team will transform the festival’s picturesque location into an immersive photography village populated by over 80 exhibitions in 60+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Grupo Cántaro Performs Rare U.S. Show
The audience will be invited to sing and dance along to a variety of engaging rhythms and melodies, entering a playful, fanciful world inhabited by singing frogs and a dancing skeleton. This show is part of the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day. Sat. Event Details.

Queens

Aqualia, a Show for the Whole Family
Inspired by the underwater world, a show for families of all ages can see how some fish are involved in the great adventure of saving a shipwrecked. Finally the marine species calls the attention of human beings, which helps them save the world. Sat. Event Details.

Musical Wilderness
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. Each interactive performance is followed by an “instrument petting zoo” where everyone is welcome to try the instruments and meet the performers! Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Raptor Fest
This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, including owls and hawks, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats. Sat. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson