It’s festival season in the city and you can take your pick of them this weekend. In the city there’s a special pride fest for kids, there’s this annual carnival in Astoria Park, you can check out River Fest in the Bronx, or maybe you’d rather celebrate Brooklyn with BRIC. We’ve also rounded up some awesome workshops and shows, too. Keep scrolling for the rest of our top weekend event picks!
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2nd Annual Pride Cultural Festival
10-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles, “Desmond is Amazing,” will host this year’s festivities as CMA’s Pride Mayor with Special Story Time guest Marti Gould Cummings, and dance artist Quenton Stuckey. The PRIDE Cultural Festival is an inclusive day for children and their families to come together and celebrate their identities. Sun. Event Details.
Sidewalk Art Workshop
Create a colorful and creative city skyline using sidewalk chalk. Draw blueprints for buildings familiar to you, such as your home or school, then draw your masterpiece outside the museum. Sat. Event Details.
Like Father Like Son Album Release Show
All set to herald Father’s Day with a father-and-son musical bonanza, Frank Gallo, of Brooklyn’s award-winning titans of kindie music, Rolie Polie Guacamole, and his dad, veteran children’s musician Lou Gallo of Lou Gallo & The Very Hungry Band, have teamed up to create an all-new kindie band, Like Father Like Son. Celebrate their album release with this awesome show! Sat.-Sun. Event Details.
Little New Yorkers
Bring your little New Yorkers to this weekly playdate to celebrate the city they live in. Each week includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project. Fri. Event Details.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a free, summer-long experience allowing New Yorkers to come back again and again with their friends and family to appreciate or discover a new genre, acclaimed artist, or world culture each night of the Festival. Sun. Event Details.
Treasure Trunk Studio Grand Opening Party
Meet their awesome teaching artists, design your own superhero mask or royal crown, play some imaginative theatre games, and learn about their programming and birthday parties. There will be fun and food for parents and kids alike! Sat. Event Details.
From Wonder Weekend Workshops
Explore the depths of each child’s imagination, without even leaving the city! Each activity is a chance to explore, learn, and grow, and your kids will go home with a brain-buzzing full of new interests and knowledge. Sat. Event Details.
Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park in Queens. Be sure to check out the website before you go, and dress for an adventure. Sun. Event Details.
River Fest BX
The festival is a fun afternoon of outdoor entertainment and environmental education for the community. Participants have opportunities to take boat rides on the Hudson River, listen to music by local musicians, enjoy art exhibits, sample an eclectic variety of food, and learn about the Hudson River Greenway and the history, biology and geology of the area. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.