Eat your heart out at a family food festival, get VIP access to the Rink at Rockefeller Center, celebrate girls in sports and put on your costume for a Purim party this weekend. Read on for all the details on eight top kid activities.
Photo credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney
Party Upside Down Purim Dinner
Put on your favorite costume and get ready for a silly, kosher Chinese food dinner at the 92Y. Singing and a costume parade make this topsy-turvy Shabbat dinner fun for all ages. Fri. 6 p.m. Upper East Side. $15/kids, $30/adults. All ages. Event details.
Learn How to Make Sprinkle Donuts
Learn how to bake your own delicious sprinkle-covered donuts at this workshop for budding pastry chefs and their parents or care givers. Sat. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Chelsea. $40. Ages 2-6. Event details.
Attend Galli Theatre’s Fairytale Festival
Two hours of fairytale fun! This festival includes the best of what the Galli Theater has to offer, including: a festival-exclusive performance of “The Three Little Pigs,” a Kids’ Mini-Theater Workshop, raffles, giveaways and arts and crafts. Sat. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Chelsea. $25/adults, $20/kids. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
Eat & Play at Kids Food Fest at Bryant Park
Geared toward babies to tweens, there’s something for everyone to try at this food festival. The schedule of chef demonstrations and tastings includes breakfast from Whole Foods and everything from veggie chili to cupcake decorating. Plus, see performances by Baby Loves Disco, the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, Super Sprowtz and more. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Midtown. Free. Ages 6 months and older. Event details.
Celebrate Girls in Sports & Play Sports Too!
It’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Sports demos and clinics, fitness classes, games and giveaways will be happening all day long. Plus, girls and boys will get to play sports like volleyball and soccer with collegiate athletes. You’ll also hear the inspiring stories of women who made their mark in the world of athletics. Sat. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Chelsea. Free. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
Go Ice Skating with American Girl
Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center before the crowds. The rink will open for a private skating session just for this event with hot cocoa and muffins. Afterwards, head to American Girl Place for lunch at the cafe. Every girl gets a goody bag. Reservations are required. Sun. 8:30 a.m. Midtown. $60. Ages 8 and older. Event details.
See a Movie at the NY International Children’s Film Festival
It’s opening weekend of this just-for-kids film festival that showcases the best new films from around the world for ages 3 to 18. See everything from Wallace & Gromit shorts to a US premiere of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Fri., Sat., Sun. Various times and locations. Ages 3-18. Event details.
Laugh at a Physical Comedy Troupe
One of Sweden’s most respected physical comedy troupes, Teater Tre, is putting on a show just for younger audiences at BAM. The clowns use big bricks to build and break, engaging children and adults. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Fort Greene. $12. Ages 3-7. Event details.
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— Julie Seguss