You know spring is coming once the Little Leaguers take over Prospect Park’s baseball diamonds every Saturday and opening day pitches will be thrown this weekend! Join the fun there or head to Queens for a carnival, celebrate Qing Ming in Chinatown, enjoy an early-bird breakfast at FAO Schwarz or peruse the coolest new cars at the Auto Show. Read on for the details!
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Craft a Paper Bird Plane
Get inspired by the New-York Historical Society’s exhibit Audubon’s Aviary, then fold your own paper bird plan and fly it at the Museum’s target wall of clouds. Choose from a hummingbird, falcon or spoonbill style at this drop-in workshop. Fri., Sat., Sun., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upper West Side. Free with Museum admission. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
Spring Into Spring With a VIP Breakfast at FAO Schwarz
Celebrate spring with Big City Moms at FAO Schwarz. The store will be open early for this VIP breakfast featuring a performance by Little Maestros. Take the opportunity of being in the store early to dance on the big piano, play with toys and shop til you drop. Sun. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Midtown. $21.99 per person, babies under 12 months free. All ages. Event details.
Take the Kids to the Auto Show
The New York International Auto Show is offering sneak peeks to new ’15 & ’16 production models and concept vehicles. Bring your vehicle lover along to see awesome cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. Be on the lookout for kid-centric activities including video games, simulators and movie cars. Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Midtown West. $16/adults, $7/kids, under age 2 free. All ages. Event details.
Search for Shapes a MoMA
Start a day at the Museum with this family program. You’ll look closely at the collection’s contemporary art to find and identify shapes throughout. Sat. & Sun., 10:20 a.m. Midtown. Free with Museum admission. Ages 5-10. Event details.
Spring Into Qing Ming at MOCA
Join MOCA for a fun-filled afternoon of activities celebrating family, springtime, and Qing Ming traditions! Share your family memories and learn all about this unique holiday by making nature inspired crafts, listening to classic tales, and creating a community kite. Sat., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Chinatown. $10/person, under age 2 free. All ages. Event details.
Celebrate Baseball’s Opening Day in Prospect Park
Celebrate the start of the baseball and softball season in Prospect Park when more than 1,000 little players (4-18 years old) will parade down 7th Avenue to the Park’s bandshell. Local marching bands and civic leaders will join the Little League march and ceremonial first pitches will be throw to start the season. Pack a picnic and spend the day in the park. Sat. 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. Park Slope. Free. All ages. Event details.
Attend Brooklyn’s Coolest New Playdate
It’s like a playdate, with drinks, and no clean up. There will be movies and toys for the kids, and drinks and good vibes for the adults along with jazz to listen to. Sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Bushwick. $5 suggested. All ages. Event details.
Go for a Ride (or 5!) at the Children’s Carnival
The Queens County Farm Museum is hosting their spring carnival for kids in the apple orchard. Rides, midway games, prizes, hayrides and kid’s entertainment are all on tap at this fun-for-the-whole-family fest. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Floral Park. $12 (includes unlimited rides). All ages. Event details.
What are you up to this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.
— Julie Seguss