Spring is in the air and you can get in the spirit with the city’s first Easter egg hunt this weekend. Little bakers can whip up matzah or Olaf-themed cupcakes, bookworms can meet some of their favorite authors and babies and toddlers will enjoy meeting Elmo or seeing a theater show made just for them. Read on for all the details. Happy weekend!
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See Elizabeth Mitchell in Concert
GRAMMY-nominated, Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Elizabeth Mitchell will be joined by husband Daniel Littleton, daughter Storey, and special guests for this sweet family show. Sat. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Upper West Side. $12-$21. All ages. Event details.
Take Your Baby to His First Theater Show
Developed in close creative consultation with nursery schools and language specialists in Belfast, this theatrical experience will have your baby babbling and giggling along. Fri., 10 a.m., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. Chelsea. $15. Ages 4-18 months. Event details.
Bake Olaf Cupcakes
Do you wanna build a snowman? If your kids still can’t get enough of Frozen, this workshop is a must. Learn how to whip up cupcakes that resemble Olaf. Dressing in Princess Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Sven attire is welcome and encouraged. Sat. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Chelsea. $40. Ages 2-6. Event details.
Meet Scholastic Authors
The Worlds Collide Convention is a must for little readers. This free event is filled with reading, gaming, giveaways, crafts, live performances and the chance to meet favorite Scholastic Authors like Linda Sue Park, Gordon Korman, Jennifer Nielsen and more. Don’t forget to preregister for this free event. Sat. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Soho. Free. Ages 8 and older. Event details.
Meet Elmo at the Strand
Sesame Street’s Elmo is making a special appearance at the Strand bookstore. Join in the fun for hugs, photo opps, stories and crafts. Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Union Square. Free. All ages. Event details.
Go On an Easter Egg Hunt
Don’t miss the first egg hunt of the season with the Lower Manhattan Community Church. Toddlers through third graders can hunt for eggs and enjoy a photo booth, games, crafts and prizes. Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tribeca. Free. Ages 2-8. Event details.
Make Matzah As Fast As You Can
Visit the Jewish Children’s Museum and take home your very own matzahs. Kids will learn how to cut, thresh and grind what into flour and then they’ll race against the clock to mix, punch and roll their matzahs. Sat., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Step Into the Cube
Step into the Hakanai installation cube and be amazed as it interacts with and responds to your movement and energy. Reservations for this one-of-a-kind experience are a must. Sat., 2-5 p.m. & Sun., 2-4 p.m. Fort Greene. Ages 8 and older. Event details.
What are you up to this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.
— Julie Seguss