Get your cameras ready because this weekend is going to be filled with photo opportunities. Meet actual superheroes at the Big Apple Comic Con, brunch with the Easter Bunny or watch a magic show performed by Frozen stars Elsa and Olaf. And believe it or not, we have even more ways to entertain your fam on top of this star-studded lineup, so read for more of our top picks this weekend.
Elsa and Olaf Magic Show
Not only will your little Frozen fanatics get to watch their fav movie, but they’ll also get to see Elsa live in person beforehand. Princess Elsa, with the help of her assistant Olaf, will wow the crowd with magic tricks and surprises at a special magic show before the movie screening. Sun. 4:30 p.m. Washington Heights. Free. All ages. Event details.
Grab a Bite at the Kids Food Fest
Get your forks ready for a weekend full of flavorful fun! Appetites of all ages will be satisfied at this food fest designed just for the little eaters. And while your kiddos are snacking on not only delicious but healthy treats, you can enjoy live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a scavenger hunt and more. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bryant Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
Big Apple Comic Con
New York City’s longest-running comic book convention will feature top celebrities like Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank, many famous and up-and-coming comic book artists, and hundreds of dealers of comics, toys, and memorabilia, as well as special activities just for the little superheroes. And don’t miss the kids’ costume contest with special prizes! Come dressed as any character from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, video games, cartoons, or make up your own. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Midtown West. $20/adult; $10/child age 5-10; children under 5 are free. All ages. Event details.
Design Your own City Park
Do your little New Yorkers love going to the park? Here’s a chance to teach them the importance of public parks in dense cities like the one we live in. Your kiddos will first head out to explore Battery Park (right next door to the museum) and talk about all the fun activities that happen at their fav green spaces, from Central Park to Bryant Park. Then your little city planners will have the chance to design their own public space for city. You must RSVP to attend at education@ or (212) 945-6324. Sat. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Battery Park City. $5/child; members are free. Ages 6 and up. Event details.
Hop Over to Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Bring your appetites to this delicious brunch with a special guest of honor, the Easter Bunny. You’ll get a complimentary bloody Mary or mimosa, while kids will get to decorate cupcakes, make crafts, get a photo with the Easter Bunny and enjoy everything from pancakes and bacon to fruit and bagels. Sun. 9 a.m. & noon. Floyd Bennett Field. $24.20/adult; $22.09/child age 3-13; children under 3 are free. All ages. Event details.
Fold Away at the this Origami Academy
Learn from the paper-folding pros at the Botanic Garden’s First Sunday’s series. Taro’s Origami Studio will help your crafty little ones create tiny animals and flowers out of paper, a perfect pastime for those rainy, so take notes and stock up on paper! Classes begin every half hour. Sun. 10 a.m.-noon. Crown Heights. Free with garden admission ($12/adult; children under 12 are free). Ages 7 and up. Event details.
St. Pats For All Parade
Put on your green and march to the streets of Sunnyside for this festive celebration that boasts an all-inclusive philosophy, everyone is welcome! Arrive at 1 p.m. to enjoy live music and bagpipes and then watch the parade kick off at 2 p.m. Feel like keeping the party going? Bring your little leprechaun to the post-parade party at Saints & Sinners (many other restaurants in the area will also be celebrating) for delicious irish food, more festive music and a tasty Guinness for yourself. Sun. 1 p.m. Sunnyside-Woodside. Free. All ages. Event details.
Tilt Kids Festival
Kids and adults alike are invited to discover, play, imagine, think, and create at this festival designed to redefine art for the little ones. From an imaginary zoo to circus and magic tricks to a gastronomy cooking class, there is something for everyone at this festival co-presented by the French Institute Alliance Française and Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The Festival runs from March 4th until April 3rd, check out the official site for details, times and locations of specific events. Mar. 4-April 3. various times and locations. All ages. Event details.
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