Spring may be 19 days away (not like we’re counting down or anything), but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy one of these exciting family events this weekend. Join in the fun at this one-man circus, celebrate Nordic Halloween in March, or put on your fanciest frocks for this afternoon tea party. You can also get a jump on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Queens and Staten Island. Concerts, dance workshops, and more round out our top picks. Keep scrolling for details!

Photo: Joshua Bright


The Laurie Berkner Band
Laurie and the band will showcase many fan favorites, including an array of tunes that encourage kids and grownups alike to get up and dance. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads). Sat. Event Details.

3rd Annual Herstory Day
Herstory day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City. Enjoy a day of activities to learn about every day and iconic women making history through archiving, activism, and art. Sun. Event Details.


Fastelavn Workshop
Sometimes called “Nordic Halloween,” the holiday Fastelavn originated in Denmark.. Head to Scandinavia House’s celebration of this holiday, which includes dress-up, traditional games, goodies, and songs. Sat. Event Details.


Rawther Fancy Tea Party
Fans of the books will enjoy Eloise trivia before tea, pink lemonade, tea sandwiches, fruit skewers and delicious pastries are served. Children can color Eloise illustrations, write Eloise a letter, and listen to her adventures read aloud. Fri. Event Details.

Family Silent Disco Brunch Party
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with the whole family! Brunch is served downstairs while the party rocks upstairs. There’ll also be kids’ activities and coloring pages for all! Sat. Event Details.

Boogaloo Familia
A wild and upbeat bilingual musical journey through the history, musical style and worldwide cultural impact of Latin Boogaloo, the 1960s music and dance craze from the streets of Spanish Harlem. Sat. Event Details.


Mark Morris Dance Group Family Fun Series
Learn the basics of Irish dance in this energetic class that uses traditional dance reels to understand the unique sounds of Irish music. Sat. Event Details.

Circus Incognitus
Join Jamie Adkins, clown, juggler, balancing artist, and acrobat, for “Circus Incognitus.” Things go awry when he encounters a disintegrating ladder, an animated chair, a precarious slack wire, and attempts to juggle just about everything. Sat. Event Details.


2019 St Pat’s for All Parade
Wear your green and cheer as this popular St. Patrick’s parade makes its way through Sunnyside. Sun. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Mapping Histories
Make a mosaic with seeds, legumes and grains, and rethink the connection between food, art and family history. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

American Girl Live
In American Girl Live, a new, original, 90-minute musical that celebrates the power of girls and strength of friendship, audiences join five spunky campers and their fearless counselor at Camp American Girl, an overnight camp in the North Woods. Sat. Event Details.

55th Annual St Patrick’s Parade
Join thousands of spectators at Forest Avenue’s annual procession of the borough’s pipe bands, school bands, revelers in Irish pride and celebrated figures. Sun. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson