Does your family love grilled cheese? If so, The Big Cheesy grilled cheese competition is a must-do this weekend! Then, kids can work off the greasy goodness at The New York Hall of Science’s Skate Day complete with skateboarding lessons and a design-your-own skateboard station. Also in our weekend lineup are three performances worth seeing – the epic journey of a clown named Morgan, an awesome showcase of tap dancers and Kindur, a magical, interactive theater experience at BAM. And don’t forget Easter is coming up next weekend. Start your celebration early by sharing breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Sunday and start planning your Easter egg hunt with our list of the top picks here.
Follow Morgan the Clown on an epic journey of self discovery in this super-interactive and delightful show. Rest assured Morgan isn’t a clown of the crazy hairedBozo type, instead he’s more of a refined clown you’d see in French silent films. Sat., 11:00 am. UWS. $15 for kids, $25 for adults. All ages. Event details.
The Big Cheesy
Say cheese! The 3rd annual Big Cheesy grilled cheese competition is here and sure to delight the whole family’s taste buds. Seven of the best sandwich makers will be there including last year’s champs Melt Shop and 2011′s winner the Milk Truck. Parents take note – Sixpoint Brewery will also be in attendance. Your ticket grants you one hour of grilled cheese sampling and celebration. Sat. & Sun., 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Soho. $25. All ages. Event details.
Rhythm in Motion
Do your kids like the noisy, rhythmic draw of tap dancing? Then they’ll love this amazing showcase of some of NYC’s finest tappers and choreographers. While this performance isn’t made just for kids, we bet they’ll think it’s pretty cool, and so will you. Fri., 7:00 pm. East Village. $15 for kids, $30 for adults. All ages. Event details.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
The Easter bunny is hopping into Brooklyn and stopping by for an Easter Bunny Breakfast. Reserve your spot and you’ll get to enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring all the favorites from eggs and fresh fruit to bagels and pancakes. Then kids can decorate cupcakes, make crafts, go on an Easter egg hunt and take home a candy bag. Sun., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Fort Greene. $22 for adults, $20 for kids and free for ages 3 and younger. All ages. Event details.
Get ready for a magical adventure complete with a fairy-tale landscape of flower-filled meadows, volcanoes and glaciers! Three dancers take on the roll of kindur, that’s sheep in Icelandic, in this interactive theater experience from Italy. Kids will be invited to get up on stage to trigger music, images, sounds and colors that create the enchanting world. Sat., 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Fort Greene. $12. Ages 4-10. Event details.
Pro skateboarders will be on hand at the New York Hall of Science to help kids learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, including stunts and safety (whew!). You can register at 10:00 am the day of the event for a 30-minute session for your kid. Both beginner (where to put your feet, balance, stop, etc.) and advanced beginner (how to do an ollie, basic tricks) sessions are offered. While you’re there, kids can also use stencils, air brush and taping techniques to design their own skateboard or join the Nerdy Derby, a mini car building and racing competition. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Flushing. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
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