From science to sing-alongs there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend with your kids. Read on to discover where fans can meet Peppa Pig, the special factory hosting a free Passover party and Brooklyn’s hottest brunch happening this Saturday.
NanoDays Science Festival
Explore the minuscule world of atoms, molecules and nonoscale forces at this free festival for kids at Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Hands-on activities will make learning about nanoscale science, engineering and technology fun and engaging. Use electricity to make a nickel look like a penny, imagine what life would be like if invisibility cloaks existed and measure yourself in nonometers. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Midtown. Free. Ages 6 and older. Event details.
Dance Puppet Workshop
Get on out to this movement and puppet manipulation workshop for the whole family. Children get to make their own butterfly puppet, learn to manipulate a caterpillar puppet and create their own dance as they move through the jungle of imagination. Sat., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. East Village. $5. Ages 3 and older. Event details.
Mama Doni’s Passover Palooza
Mama Doni’s “funky music with a Jewish twist” is coming to the Streit’s Matzo Factory thanks to the second annual Mama Doni’s Passover Palooza. You can kick off your Passover celebration with this free concert and tour of the Streit’s Matzo Factory where you’ll see Passover matzos being made. You can also count on lots of Passover Prize Breaks where you’ll get prizes for answering Passover questions. Sun., 1 p.m. Lower East Side. Free. All ages. Event details.
Meet Peppa Pig
Watch episodes from the new DVD Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party in the Scholastic Auditorium. Then, head to the store to play with stickers, color and most exciting of all, meet Peppa Pig. Sat., 11 a.m. Soho. Free. All ages. Event details.
Brooklyn Boogie Brunch Family Benefit Concert
See performances by Gilmar Gomes, Captain Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley of The Roots with Ricc Sheridan, Blue Lightning, Chicha Libre and Songs for Unusual Creatures at this family brunch event that benefits PS 295, The Studio School of Arts & Culture. There will also be food and raffle prizes. Sat., 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Gowanus. $5-$12, infants free. All ages. Event details.
Sing Along with Miss Nina
Hosted by the upbeat Miss Nina, this bookish sing along features songs like The Brown Bear Rap based on Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See and other book-inspired tunes. Fri., 4 p.m. Park Slope. Free. All ages. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of Sony Wonder Technology Lab