Don’t stay cooped up in your apartment this weekend – there’s a full lineup of fun happening for families. Bop along to Charlie Parker tunes with your toddler, watch kids use their bodies to make a city skyline at The Skyscraper Museum (bet you’ve never been there before!), learn new sports skills with your daughter and more. Have fun!
WeBop Family Jazz Party: Meet Charlie Parker
You and your kiddos can dance, swing and bop along to the sounds of jazz. Mr. Tim and the WeBop band will be playing music by one of the founding fathers of bebop, Charlie “Bird” Park. Sat., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Lincoln Square. $20, non-walking babies free. Ages 0-7. Event details.
Beats, Rhymes & Breaking with Manzana City Crew
From head spins to windmills, and from 6-step to the trusty pop and lock, prepare the kids for a unique program of jaw-dropping break dance action from a collective of artists based in New York City. Sat., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Upper West Side. Free. Ages 2+. Event details.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female atheletes. Kids can participate in hands on athletic and health activities ranging from fencing and ice hockey with Columbia University teams, a handball clinic, rhythmic gymnastics and wheelchair basketball. Women from the world of sports will also be there to inspire kids through lectures. Plus there will be giveaways! Sat., 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. West Village. Free. All ages. Event details.
Family Purim Party Featuring the Macaroons
Celebrate Purim with one of the best Jewish kindie bands around – The Macaroons. They’ll sing their irresistible melodies and pop-rock hooks at a 2 p.m. concert. Other activities for the day include kids crafts and family-friendly museum tours. Sun., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Battery Park. $10/adults, $7/children under 10. Ages 3-10. Event details.
Make a Human Skyline
After kids see the SKY HIGH & the Logic of Luxury exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum, they can work with other kids to create a city skyline using their silhouettes. They’ll learn about different shapes and designs of buildings and even turn their “skeleton frames” into drawings of their own buildings. Sat., 10:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Battery Park. $5. All ages. Event details.
Imagine Dragons Theater Workshop
No, not those Imagine Dragons, but a workshop to help kids imagine dragons for a new original play called Dragon Story. Students can meet and play with writers, directors and performers to help shape the world of dragons through puppetry, storytelling, acting and creative play. Students go home with a dragon puppet and new knowledge about dragon lore and mythology. RSVP required, call 718-463-7700. Sun., 1 p.m. Flushing. Free. Ages 5-8. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center