This weekend we’ve got the most creative ways for your family to get active and have some fun. Go for a spin while enjoying the views at the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s roller rink, train to be a jedi while working on your yoga stretches, or walk for a cause and then cut loose on the water at the after party. Whether your family wants to walk, dance, roll or stretch, we’ve got you covered. Read on for more ways to fill up your weekend!
Photo: Pier 2 Roller Rink
A Sleepover Fit for a Knight
Feel like splurging? You can entertain your knights in training ALL evening into the next morning at this sleepover. Fair knights and their chaperones can journey back to the Middle Ages during a unique experience at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. The medieval fun includes a scavenger hunt, period dances, a clay gargoyle craft, a (foam) swordplay workshop, and more. A healthy snack and breakfast will be provided. Dress-up is encouraged, RSVPs are required, call (212) 316-7518. Fri. 6:30 p.m. Morningside Heights. $135/person. Ages 6-12. Event details.
Earth Day Superheros at the Zoo
Use your super human strength to help protect the Earth. Make a cape, mask and other super hero attire to become a super hero for the planet. Your kiddos will meet some animals that need super heroes like them to help protect them in the wild. Then watch a live theater performance and plant some heroic native plants as part of the zoo’s efforts to green-up. Sun. 10-11:30 a.m. Central Park. $75/child; $65/member. Ages 3-10. Event details.
22nd Annual Pediatric Cancer Give Hope Walk
Help a good cause, enjoy your local park and get some exercise at this annual walk. Take on this 5K challenge through Riverside Park as a family. Then celebrate with an post-walk party on the water at the Boat Basin. Your kiddos can dance to a live band, get their faces painted and enjoy delicious food, we’re sure they will have worked up an appetite! Have some younger kiddies not up for the walk? Push them in a stroller or have them meet you at the post party. Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper West Side. $50/adult; $35/young professional age 19-30; $20/child age 18 and under. All ages. Event details.
Yoga Jedi Training
Bring your little Star Wars fans for some Yoga Jedi training and a screening of Clone Wars! Your Jedis and Wookies will go on a Star Wars Yoga adventure, where they’ll train using their yoga Jedi mind force to get through the obstacle courses alongside Rey in Jakku, go on a search for Yoda and test their balance work over the swamps of Dagobah, use the force to finish challenges left by Obi Wan, and return the Mellennium Falcon to Hans Solo and Chewbacca. All leading up to the final test…face off against Darth Vader. Will your Jedi choose the light side or the dark side of the force? Costumes are encouraged! Fri. 6-8 p.m. Chelsea. $50/child (includes light saber craft, pizza, milk and cookies). Ages 4-8. Event details.
Morgan Spring Family Fair
What do Richard Wagner and Andy Warhol have in common? Bring your imagination, and see for yourself! The museum’s spring exhibitions Wagner’s Ring: Forging an Epic and Warhol by the Book set off a playful take on both artists through costumes, head-in-the-hole fun, a photo shoot, and craft workshops. Join an interactive performance by the Ben Jam troupe and attend a unique live radio show complete with comical sound effects by Spring Training Productions. Sun. 2-5 p.m. Midtown East. Free. All ages. Event details.
Pop Ups Concert and Brunch
That’s right, you read that correctly. Your little rockers can dance and groove to Brooklyn’s popular band The Pop Ups and you can sample some tasty vino, indulge in a brunch bloody or just grab a bite to eat. Now this is how you brunch with kids! Sun. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Soho. $15/person. All ages. Event details.
Earth Day New York
Celebrate the Earth at this annual festival in Union Square. Your little environmentalists can enjoy face painting, special exhibits just for them, and craft projects. We hear there may even be some costumed characters making the rounds so have your cameras ready. And while your kiddos are having fun, you can learn about green products, connect to environmental campaigns, and enjoy live entertainment. Sun. Noon-7 p.m. Union Square. Free. All ages. Event details.
Grand Re-Opening: Pier 2 Roller Rink
Where else can you strap on four wheels and roll around with the New York skyline as your backdrop? Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the grand re-opening of the roller rink. Enjoy top 40 music as you whirl around the rink, or just try to stay on your feet, either way you’ll have fun. Fri. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Heights. Free from 10 a.m. to noon; $8/person from noon to close. All ages. Event details.
Make Some Noise House Party
This daytime party has it all. Go on a scavenger hunt, watch some animated shorts, get crafty in an art workshop, learn to beatbox and more. The theme of the party is social action, so let your family’s voice be heard. Hit up a workshop to make a poster or statement button. Wrap up the day and cut a rug at the ever popular Baby Loves Disco party. Sat. Noon-5 p.m. Downtown Brooklyn. Free. All ages. Event details.
Party 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, pony rides and a petting zoo are all on tap at this fun-for-the-whole-family fest. Fingers crossed for beautiful spring like weather! Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Floral Park. $12/person. All ages. Event details.
Where will your family explore this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.