Channel your inner kid this weekend and go wild with the kiddies. Take a spin on a carousel, join in a massive pillow fight, or put on your pjs and party with the animals at the zoo. Whether your 50 or 5, we’re positive you will be smiling by the end of the weekend, read on for even more fun events.
Photo: Prospect Park Carousel
Pajama Party with Penguins
Looking for a night out? Bring the kids in their jammies for a Pajama Party at the zoo. Drop your little party animals off for an evening filled with games, cool crafts, and of course animals. Then your little zoo keepers will feel like VIP when they get to go for a visit with the penguins at night. Your kiddies will be dining on delicious pizza, so you can take yourself out for a tasty dinner of your own. Make sure to pack a blanket and cuddly friend! Fri. 5-8 p.m. Central Park. $100/first child; $80/sibling. Ages 5-10. Event details.
Spring Break at Le Carrousel
Celebrate Spring at this bash with music, crafts, balloons and more. And of course, now that Spring is here the carousel is open, so be sure to take a spin on the merry-go-round. Sat. 1-2 p.m. Bryant Park. Free ($3/per carousel ride). Ages 2-10. Event details.
Disney Live: Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic
Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. Sat. & Sun. Midtown. $25/person and up. All ages. Event details.
Join a Massive Pillow Fight
Join thousands of people for a giant pillow fight right in the city. Your kiddos will love the chance to swing and whack soft pillows with other New Yorkers at this carefree event. And the best part? Your silly behavior is actually helping a good cause. This year’s pillow fight is to benefit Dare2B, fighting to eliminate child poverty and homelessness in New York City. You can also donate your pillows at the end of the event. Last year over 1500 pillows were donated to homeless shelters in the area. Sat. 3-6 p.m. Greenwich Village. Free. All ages. Event details.
Bareburger Brunch with Project Playdate
Project Playdate wants you to enjoy a juicy burger without worrying about your little ones. Bring the whole fam out to this delicious burger joint, your kiddos will head upstairs for music, crafts and a “build your own burger” lunch and you can hang downstairs and enjoy a meal in peace. There is a prix fix menu for adults, with an option for wine, it is the weekend after all. Sun. Noon-2 p.m. East Village. $40/first child; $35/sibling. Ages 3 and up. Event details.
Put Your Game Face on for Game Night
Put on your game face and get ready for Zingo, Twister, and Musical Chairs! It’ll be a show-down in this faux game show. And this is a drop off, so while your kiddies are gaming, go out and have a little fun of your own. Fri. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dumbo. $40/first child; $30/sibling. Ages 2.5-6. Event details.
Opening Weekend in Prospect Park
Spring is finally here and Prospect Park is celebrating with a weekend full of fun ways to enjoy the park. Head to the Children’s Corner and take your first spin of the year on the beloved 1912 carousel. On Saturday, celebrate the opening of baseball season with a parade. Over 1000 little leaguers will march down 7th Avenue led by a marching band. Make sure to swing by the Lefferts Historic House to make a pot and plant a herb seed to take home and watch grow. Stop in at the The Audobon Center, where they will be giving out Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kit filled with nature activities for families. And if you visit between 10-11 a.m. you and your kiddies can also join in on Nature Play, a fun outdoor play-based class that will teach your little nature lovers to appreciate the great outdoors. Sat. & Sun. Various times. Prospect Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
Pajama Time at the Zoo
Sure it’s evening but don’t go to sleep yet! Put on your PJs and visit the zoo after hours and meet some of the animals up close. You and your little zoo keepers will do a night-time trek through the zoo and then have some milk and cookies during story time. Fri. 6-8 p.m. Corona. $35/person; $25/member. Ages 3 and up. Event details.
Where will your family go wild this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.