Spring into action with your kids this weekend and enjoy Red Tricycle’s lineup of awesome family-friendly activities. From a free music-filled fest and a yoga class that’ll teach you some amazing feats to a sculpture-inspired art workshop and a fun-for-preschoolers science project, there’s something for everyone in the city this weekend.
VH1 Save the Music Family Day
Nick Lachey hosts this free family fun-day that gives kids a chance to show their love of music, creativity and individuality. Enjoy musically-inspired activities, games and educational workshops, plus lots of live performances by Colour of London, The Annie Minogue Band, DJ Beauty & the Beatz and more. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Upper West Side. Free. All ages. Event details.
This Land is Your Land Art Workshop
Visit Madison Square Park’s latest sculptural art installation This Land is Your Land and enjoy a free family art workshop based on Ivan Navarro’s work. You’ll be encouraged to look up at the cityscape around you and help to build a brand new city alongside the water tower sculptures using cardboard, markers and colorful decorations. Sat., 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Flatiron District. Free. All ages. Event details.
Family CircusYoga Workshop
The consciousness of yoga meets the communal celebration of circus, along with a whole lot of fun. The whole family, ages 7 and older, can participate in Group Games, Partner Acrobatics, Thai Massage (yes please!), Circus Skills including juggling and even Flying Partner Yoga. Call 646-638-1444 to reserve your spot. Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. West Village. $30/adults, $15/kids. Ages 7 and older. Event details.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
Watch Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang solve an epic mystery, live on stage. They’ll travel across the county in the Mystery Machine to crack the case with ghosts, plenty of Scooby Snacks and all your favorite characters like Shaggy and Velma. The show features big musical numbers too, including the classic “Scooby-Doo Where Are You?” Sun., 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. Greenwich Village. $24-$49. Ages 3 and older. Event details.
Charlie’s Kid Pantomime Performance
The legacy of cinema’s greatest clown inspires this award-winning theater work by one of Sweden’s leading children’s companies. Based on Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent film The Kid, this 60-minute version blends classic theater techniques with technological innovation, using mime, half-mask, music, film projection and an inventive set to channel Chaplin’s limitless creativity. Sun., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Fort Greene. $12. Ages 7-11. Event details.
Create a Ball Run Science Workshop
Take your little maker to the NYSCI for an exciting drop-in workshop. He’ll get to make a ball run using cardboard, tubes and other household materials, all while learning about the properties of mass, force and motion. Sun., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Corona. $8 plus Museum admission. Ages 2-5. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
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