Looking for family fun this weekend? Check out Red Tricycle’s editor’s picks of the top six kid’s events from a Little Orchestra Society show to a very special free Veterans Day at the Queens Museum of Art.
Carnival of the Animals Symphony
Introduce your little one to the symphony with Little Orchestra Society’s special LOLLI-POPS kids programs. Kids will be tapping their feet at these fun and funny classic concerts featuring friendly characters – Bang the Lion, Toot the Bird, Bow the Panda and Buzz the Bee. This show features children’s book illustrator and author Peter H Reynolds who will create original artwork right before your eyes. Sat. & Sun., 11:30 am. Upper East Side. $15-$50. Ages 3-5. Event details.
Marimekko Family Design Workshop
Drop in to explore basic apparel concepts through geometric shapes, colors and textures at this workshop where you and the kids can design fashions by collaging Marimekko fabrics and patterned papers. Sat., 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Upper Manhattan. Free. All ages. Event details.
Songs from Above Puppet Show
This 30-minute performance is made for toddlers and small children, but you’re sure to love it too. You’ll enter a magical ten strewn with stars and watch as artist Mette Rosleff uses puppets and other objects to tell stories of typical kid moments like splashing through puddles and being tucked into bed. Fri., Sat., & Sun., Midtown. $15. All ages. Event details.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed Up Chameleon will be transformed from book pages to the stage using collaged tissue paper puppets – which is quite magical. Arrive an hour early to create a caterpillar or butterfly puppet of your own. Sat., 11:00 am. Greenwich Village. $22-$28. Ages 2 and older. Event details.
Sing Along with Jason from the Jungle Gym Jam
Join kindie artist Jason Didner from the Jungle Gym Jam as he sings his kid-friendly hits from international radio: “Five Sea Lions” and “Peek-a-boo Moon” along with children’s classics and many other originals. You and the little ones will be singing and dancing along by the second chorus of each tune. Fri., 11:00 am. Park Slope. $10 per family. Ages 0-3. Event details.
Queens Museum of Art Re-Opening Celebration
The Queens Museum is re-opening on Saturday, November 9 and as part of the 3-day celebration, they’re offering families with kids ages 5 to 12 free admission on Monday. The day is jam-packed with family friendly activities including a scavenger hunt, photo booth, puppet making station and more. Mon., 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Flushing Meadows. Free. Ages 5-12. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of Skirball Center