Fall is in the air and it’s time to get the most out of the crisp and refreshing weather before the snow sets in. This weekend, your dancing divas can really move it with lessons in Caribbean and Brazilian dance at Central Park or they can experience a little Saturday Night Fever with Baby Loves Disco. If your little ones are burgeoning musicians, the Barge Music Concert in Brooklyn Heights should hold their attention. Head inside to the Mama’s Expo in Astoria where you will have access to over 40 local vendors, screenings of The Muppets and hands-on museum exhibits. You can also take the kiddos out for some evening fun at Pajama GLOGA Yoga in the West Village or even a Family Overnight Safari at the Bronx Zoo.
Pajama GLOGA Yoga
Dress your kids in their pajamas for this special Friday evening class that includes yoga, a story, yummy smelling foot rubs, milk and cookies. Then take your little yogis home and tuck them in for bedtime. Call 646-638-1444 to reserve a spot. Friday. 6:30 pm. West Village. $20 per child. Ages 4-7. Event details.
Baby Loves Disco
Boogie down with bum shufflin’ cuties, diaper-wearing tots, dance-crazy pre-schoolers and other parents at a nightclub turned child-proof disco. The afternoon dance party features a real DJ mixing real disco beats from the 70s and 80s – no Barney or Laurie Berkner allowed. You’ll have fun socializing outside the usual playground scene and your kids will go home exhausted – guaranteed! Sunday. 12:00 pm. East Village. $60 for a family of 4 or $20 each. Ages 6 months to 7 years. Event details.
Family Overnight Safari
Think a night at the museum would be fun? How about a night at the zoo? Take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to camp out at the Bronx Zoo’s campsite with your kiddos. Lots of fun activities will be included – you’ll meet animal guests during Late Night at the Bronx Zoo, enjoy a late-night snack and the sea lions will wake you up for breakfast. You’ll need to bring your own tent, sleeping bags and picnic dinner. Saturday. 4:30 pm. The Bronx. $165 per person. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
A Clearing in the Forest: Dance
A team of dance educators from Global Arts will get your kids moving with Caribbean and Brazilian Capoeira, Maculele and Afoxe dances to celebrate the harvest. Sunday. 12:00 pm. Central Park at West 106th. Free. All ages. Event details.
Barge Music Concert
Board the floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge to hear a special one hour family concert: Music in Motion. The venue is breathtaking and the chamber music will be nothing less than beautiful. After the performance there will be a Q&A session with the musicians. No reserved seating; doors open at 2:30 pm. Saturday. 2:30 pm. Brooklyn Heights. Free. All ages. Event details.
From finding new local classes and schools to learning about the best innovative products and retail stores, parents will receive an exclusive look at all of the newest resources available to them! In addition to gaining insider access to more than 40 vendors in the Museum’s Education Center, you and your kids ages 4 and up will be able to watch screenings of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and The Muppet Show, explore the museum’s exhibitions, watch a marionette performance and participate in hands-on, creative fun at the museum’s drop-in Moving Image Studio. Saturday and Sunday. 10:00 am. Astoria. Free with museum admission: $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $6 children 3 – 17. Free for museum members. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
What are you and the kids doing this weekend? Let us know below.
— Aya Takemoto