We found lots of cool stuff to see with your family this weekend. Rock out at a free concert from The Itty Biddies. Check out the Affordable Art Fair and go on a special children’s tour. See a magical, musical dance performance of Harold and the Purple Crayon. Watch the unique sport of roller derby – kids get in free. Laugh at a Story Pirates sketch comedy show. Or cure your sweet tooth cravings at a sugar festival with plenty of baked goods to try.
Story Pirates Sketch Comedy
Described as “Monty Phython meets Schoolhouse Rock,” Story Pirates are a unique band of musical sketch comedy artists your kids are sure to love. What’s cool is that their performances, which are hilarious, are created from stories written by kids. Sat., 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. Upper West Side. Adults,$20; Kids, $15. All ages. Event details.
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Have you ever been to see a Roller Derby? This action packed, one-of-a-kind sport is sure to entertain the whole family. This is Gotham Girls Roller Derby’s final home bout of the season and kids 17 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by ticket-holding parent or guardian. Sat., 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Upper Manhattan. $21.68 for adults, free for kids with a ticketed adult. All ages. Event details.
Carnegie Kids: The Itty Biddies Concert
The Itty Biddies are known for putting on concerts with a lineup of songs that create a story over the course of the show. With plenty of charisma and musical influences that span from Africa to Texas, both you and the kids are sure to enjoy their performance. Fri., 10:30 am. Chelsea. Free. All ages. Event details.
Affordable Art Fair Children’s Tours
The Art Therapy Outreach Center will be leading a fun and interactive tour around the Affordable Art Fair, where your little collectors will learn about colors, lines and shapes within artworks they see. This little break from your browsing of the fair will keep your kids interested longer. Don’t forget to grab a children’s tote bag at the fair entrance that includes crayons and an activity pack. Sat. & Sun., 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. Chelsea. Free for kids under 12, adults $15/day. All. Event details.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance company brings this beloved story to life on stage like never before. Watch contemporary dancers grace the stage with purple crayon power in this interactive, musical adventure. Sat., 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm, & Sun., 2:00 pm. Greenwich Village. $22-$34. Ages 4 and up. Event details.
City Reliquary’s Sugar Sweets Festival
This family-friendly celebration of our city’s bakers and sweet-makers features a bake sale, which supports The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization, along with blue-ribbon baking competitions, demonstrations and entertainment. Buy goodies from A Cake Bakes In Brooklyn, Betty Bakery, The Blue Stove, Momofuko Milk Bar, Peter Pan Donuts, Salties, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Treats Truck, and NYC’s best home bakers and sweet-makers. Enjoy a sing-along with Lloyd of the Deedle Deedle Dees at 11:00 am, decorate an apron and more. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Williamsburg. Free. All. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of NYU Skirball Center