No matter your kid’s age, we found fun events to fill your weekend. Have a baby? Take a sign language class. A toddler? How about a 5-book strong picture book storytime or a free Friday morning concert? Older kids will love making graffiti art or learning to cook apple cider. And our top pick for the weekend is sure to be a favorite of all ages. Meet lots and lots of dogs and cats at the Javits Center during Meet the Breeds.
Meet the Breeds
Got a dog or cat lover? Here’s a way to cure his love for furry friends without adding a pet to your brood. You can meet more than 200 breeds of dogs or cats all under one roof at this American Kennel Club event. If you have a pet already, you’ll also love checking out a variety of awesome products, trainers and more. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Midtown. $15/adults, $10/kids. All ages. Event details.
Storytime with Picture Book Creators
Meet 9 talented minds behind 5 different picture books including Doreen Cronin of Click, Clack, Boo! and Brian Floca of Locomotive. Get copies signed, buy new books and enjoy readings at this afternoon of fun. Sun., 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Flatiron District. Free. All ages. Event details.
Baby Sign Language Workshop
Your baby can’t talk yet, but you can teach her to sign. At this one-off workshop, you’ll learn basic signing vocabulary that will help your baby communicate with you before you speaks. Bring your baby along. You’ll learn fun activities, have the chance to ask questions and go home with materials to help you remember what you learned. Sat., 11:00 am – 12:15 pm. Chelsea. $55 for one adult/baby, $65 for couple/baby. Ages 0-18 months. Event details.
FAB Friday Kids Concert
Even though summer is over, free outdoor concerts live on! See a kids concert in Putnam Triangle Plaza today by The Rozz and Val Show. This local duo is sure to have your kids tapping their toes and clapping their hands. Fri., 10:00 am. Fort Greene. Free. All ages. Event details.
Make Graffiti Paintings at Brooklyn Flea
Visit the Brooklyn Flea and drop by the Private Picassos mobile art studio to make a graffiti painting for free. Kids can get inspired by the graffiti and street art found throughout NYC and then use stencils, spray bottles and more to make their own masterpiece. Sat., 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fort Greene. Free. Ages 5+. Event details.
Fall Fun at the Queens Botanical Garden
Explore the Queens Botanical Garden with your child during a special fall session in the Children’s Garden. This Saturday kids will learn to cook with the Garden’s crops and even make apple cider in the cider mill. You’ll also plant herbs to take home for the winter. Sat., 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Flushing. $15. Ages 5-12. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of American Kennel Club