This city is top-notch for family friendly entertainment, and this weekend is no exception. Pack up the kiddos and grab tickets to one of these shows. You can see Suzi Shelton preview new songs, catch a new take on the old Robin Hood story, or support this kids-centric cabaret for a good cause. Keep on scrolling for the rest of our top weekend event picks!

Photo: Center for Architecture

Downtown

Family Fun with Suzi Shelton
Join Suzi and her band as they preview her NEW SONGS from her soon to be released album at the Saturday Morning Show at Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place. Sat. Event Details.

Family Day: Design for Living
Families will explore the Center’s exhibition Social Housing – New European Projects to see examples of creative designs and new options for affordable housing being built in other countries. Kids will then have a chance to create their own innovative housing designs for New York City. Sat. Event Details.

WQXR Family Concert: Oran Etkin’s “Timbalooloo”
Timbalooloo fundamentally reimagines the way music is taught and how music is conceived by children during their formative years. Joined by Oran’s friends Clara Net (his Clarinet), the Piano, and the Violin, he’ll take kids on an interactive musical journey around the world. Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

Spring Family Fair
Celebrate art and literature at this annual Spring Family Fair! Inspire your family’s love of books with a visit to Mr. Morgan’s historic library, explore spring exhibitions, compose your own poetry on the poetry wall, make crafts inspired the collections, and through an interactive performance, meet Belle da Costa Greene, Pierpont Morgan’s librarian and the first director of the Morgan Library. Sun. Event Details.

Mozart for Munchkins Presents Caleigh Drane!
Get Ready to Get Loopy with Caleigh Drane! In addition to classical cello repertoire, Caleigh will also be serenading audiences with songs using her very own loop machine. Sat. Event Details.

Robin Hood Now
Spark Movement Collective introduces a new family-friendly dance production of the age-old tale of Robin Hood with a contemporary twist. Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

Kidz for Kids
This cabaret event for children and adults celebrating Child HELP Partnership and A Caring Hand will feature a performance by talented teens from the Star Kidz All Stars! Sun. Event Details.

Big Umbrella Festival
The Big Umbrella Festival is the world’s first month-long festival dedicated to performing arts programs for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Over the course of five weeks, the festival will offer a wide range of experiences, including three original interactive theater productions, as well as relaxed performances across the Lincoln Center campus. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Ari the Sing-along Guy
First, Ari makes an entrance– then he leads kids in an interactive sing-along with a rock-show feel, filled with classic songs that everyone knows, plus a few new easy-to-learn songs sprinkled in. Fri. Event Details.

Story Time Fridays
Story Time is geared toward 2 to 4 years old kids and their families, and there are always great stories, smiles and giggles to be had by all. Fri. Event Details.

Queens

Family Cooking Class: Whole Grain Bowls and Salads
Cook some fun and nutritious grains as a base for a number of meal-sized salads incorporating the bright and fresh produce of early spring, like radishes, baby greens, and peas at this family workshop. Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

2018 Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium
The Runyon 5K route winds through the ballpark’s concourses and ramps, and up the stairs between levels. Sun. Event Details.

 

What is your favorite family-friendly stage show? Tell us about it in the comments!

­–Jesseca Stenson