Still searching for signs of spring in NYC? Here’s one – this weekend marks the opening of Prospect Park’s carousel for the season. And just in case the weather isn’t so spring-like, there are lots of fun indoor activities on tap this weekend too including kids concerts, a family swim night, a yoga mat painting workshop and a genius carnival that’ll sneak in math lessons.
Photo courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance
Catch a Frances England Family Concert
The acclaimed, San Francisco based singer-songwriter is bringing her full band to perform sweet songs expressing the joys and challenges of childhood at Symphony Space. Sat. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Upper West Side. $12-$21. All ages. Event details.
Play Math Midway Games
Mathematics meets carnival games in this interactive and playful exhibit at MoMath. Play with patterns, shapes and numbers before the exhibit moves on to DC for the National Math Festival. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Flatiron. $15/adults, $9/kids. Ages 6 and older. Event details.
Paint a Yoga Mat
Yoga mat artist and children’s yoga instructor Melissa will inspire kids to design their own yoga mat. Kids can transform their own mat. Once the mats are looking awesome, Melissa will lead a magical yoga class. Sat. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Chelsea. $65/includes new yoga mat or $45/bring your own mat. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
Make Friday Night Pool Night
Swim with your kids in a indoor half-Olympic sized pool. You bring the towels, locks and swim caps and the Community Center will provide pool toys, noodles and floaties to make your swim night fun. Fri., 7 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Battery Park. $10 and up. All ages. Event details.
Go On a Passover Scavenger Hunt
The day starts with a Matzo Madness scavenger hunt following crumbly clues to uncover hidden matzo and discover how the Eldridge Street Synagogue tells its own Passover story of freedom. Kids will also make an edible plaque and holiday art. Sun. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Lower East Side. $15/family. Ages 4-11. Event details.
Ride Prospect Park’s Carousel
Get ready to ride Prospect Park’s 102 year old carousel – it’s opening weekend. With 51 carved animals – a lion, giraffe and dragon-pulled chariots to name a few – it’s sure to be a thrill for your little one. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Prospect Park. $2. All ages. Event details.
Attend a Rockin’ Kids Party
Enjoy a rockin’ day of music, fun, games and food to support scholarships at Maple Street School. Hear performances by Jeremy Play Guitar, The Good Ms. Padgett and a special guest DJ. Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boerum Hill. $15 pre-sale, $50 family 4-pack, $18 at door. All ages. Event details.
See The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
Anything is possible with a crayon and a BIG imagination! With a burst of inspiration, Harold launches a magical exploration and simply draws where he wants to go. Escape into this magical musical and watch what happens when this curious four-year-old pushes the boundaries of imagination with animation and puppetry. Sun., 2 p.m. Flatbush. $9. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
What are you up to this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.
— Julie Seguss