Have you thought about your weekend plans yet? Take a break from the end of school madness and get out to one of these awesome events happening across the city. You can go on a magic quest in Brooklyn, check out the classic midway at this Queens carnival, or experience this nautical-themed community fest in the Bronx. Need more ideas? Keep scrolling for the rest of our top event picks!

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Little Chefs Afternoon
Little chefs will get to chop, taste and explore the tools of the kitchen in this culinary adventure. This class will focus on cooperation and sharing, and story time is included at the end of each class. Fri. Event Details.

NPYA Presents: “Popularity Coach”
Popularity Coach is an original script for young audiences being developed by playwright Brian Guehring exploring gender expectations, best enjoyed by ages 9 and up. Sat. Event Details.


Le Carrousel Puppet Shows
Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to the line-up. WonderSpark Puppets perform Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse, Princess Petunia and the Dragon, to name but a few. Sat. Event Details.


Mary Poppins Returns
The magic continues in Disney’s classic as Mary Poppins helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child. This outdoor movie event features games and crafts before the movie and free popcorn while supplies last! Sat. Event Details.

Puerto Rican Day Parade at CMOM
Celebrate un pueblo, muchas voces (one nation, many voices) at the Children’s Museum as they recognize the creativity and diversity of Puerto Rico and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.


The Quest for the Magic Potion
This is a one-of-a-kind, 90 min long immersive theater and treasure hunt game designed for kids between 5 to 9 years old. Sat. Event Details.

Drag Queen Story Hour
DQSH is just what it sounds like — drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores – or in this case, Brooklyn Children’s Museum! Sat. Event Details.


Astoria Park Carnival
Queens’ picturesque Astoria Park comes alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the colorful midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Space: the Cosmos for Kids
Space! The Cosmos for Kids is a fun techno-space-dance-party for kids and teens. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. They’ll meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation. Fri. Event Details.


River Fest Bx
RiverFestBX is a community festival to celebrate the Hudson River in the Bronx. In its 9th year, this fest will feature art, music, greenway talks, food and sails on tall ships. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Frog and Toad Day
Hop on over to Wave Hill for a day devoted to the wondrous world of frogs and toads. Explore specialized amphibian adaptations while making art, listening to stories and enjoying a nature presentation, and getting a close-up view of live frogs, toads and tadpoles with our visiting naturalists. Sun. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson