Are you ready for adventure? Our top weekend event picks will have you embarking on a quest for family fun. Test your investigative skills at not just one, but two scavenger hunts, learn the secrets behind making a classic NY pizza, or celebrate Earth Day at the St. George Day festival. All you have to do is pick your favs, pack some snacks, and make some memories!

photo: Watson’s Adventures


47th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Your kiddos can go off on a scavenger hunt in the exhibition, Activist New York, to learn all about the ways that New Yorkers make an effort to protect our planet. Then enjoy activities, songs, books, healthy snacks and more. Sat. Event Details.

Flight School: The Musical
Kids will be on the edge of their seats as they follow a penguin through his quest to fly, starting with his first day of school, flight school that is. We’re sure your theatre-goers will be on their feet applauding for an encore by the end of the show. Sat.Sun. Event Details.

Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt
To score points, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. Sat. Event Details.


Have a Rawther Fancy Tea at The Plaza
Enjoy hot tea, pink lemonade, tea sandwiches, fruit kabobs and delicious pastries. Your kiddies can write a letter to Eloise herself and enjoy a story about one of her many adventures. Fri. Event Details.


Make Some New York Style Pizza
You and your little chefs will learn the secret tricks behind making a killer, one-of-a-kind thin crust and then delve into the history behind some of the most popular pies at the top of Gotham’s list. Sun. Event Details.

5k Run/Walk & Community Day
If you’re not up for the challenge of a 5k, swing by after the race for Community Day, where the whole fam can enjoy food, entertainment, fun activities and spectacular views. Sun. Event Details.


Carnival Night
Come one, come all! Drop your little clowns off to play carnival games, bounce in the bouncy house and make delicious candy apples! Fri. Event Details.

Bargemusic: Music in Motion Family Concert
Head to the Brooklyn waterfront and climb aboard this floating barge for a unique Music in Motion concert for families, followed by a Q&A session with the musicians. Sat. Event Details.


This Seussical Is Magically Musical
In this Seuss-meets-musical aka Seussical, Dr. Seuss’s beloved characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous “think” ever saves the day! Sun. Event Details.

Annual Mamas Expo
While the kids are singing, crafting and playing, you can learn all about why the Big Apple is such a fun place to have a family! Not to mention your fam has all day access to the New York Hall of Science so plan a whole day. Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

NYC Chili Cookoff 2017
This event is mouth-watering so be sure to bring your appetites! Enjoy delicious chili from some of the best chefs around, fun activities and live entertainment at this festival calling itself the best chili cook-off on the east coast. Happy eating! Sat. Event Details.

St. George Day
This all-volunteer community festival celebrating Earth Day and the arts is a veritable explosion of music, dance, art, puppetry, and more. Sat. Event Details.

What’s your family’s favorite thing to do on the weekend? Tell us in the comments!

­­—Jesseca Stenson