This weekend let your kid’s talents shine! Dancers will love the New York City Ballet’s Family Saturday, little artists can hang their work in a real gallery show, athletes can show off their skills in a street game bonanza or kid’s run and yogi’s can practice their posing in a special glow-in-the-dark class. Happy weekend!
Photo: The New York Baby Show
Celebrate Moms at Mamapalooza
Don’t miss this annual outdoor extravaganza at Summer on the Hudson Riverside Park South. Enjoy an afternoon of mom and kid bands, a Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, exhibitors with sampling items, products for purchase, great food, activities for the whole family and a positive and empowering message for all: Moms Rock! Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Upper West Side. Free. All ages. Event details.
Put on PJs for Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga
Dress your kids in their pajamas for this special Friday evening class that includes yoga, a high energy dance party, a story, yummy smelling foot rubs, milk and cookies. Then take your little yogi home and tuck him in for bedtime. Fri. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Chelsea. $30. Ages 4-8. Event details.
Explore the New York Baby Show
One of the city’s biggest parenting and baby expos, the New York Baby Show features a mix of top products and services for maternity, baby and toddler, speakers and demonstrations from parenting experts, raffles and hands-on fun. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Midtown West. $30 per family, $20 per person. All ages. Event details.
Dance with the New York City Ballet
Learn about the connection between ballet and music at this New York City Ballet Family Saturday. Artists will lead the audience through different excerpts featuring a variety of melodies and rhythms. March, waltz and snap your way through the show with the NYCB! Sat., 11 a.m-12 p.m. Midtown West. $20 per person. All ages. Event details.
See The Meanest Birthday Girl at the New York Children’s Theater Festival
In this musical birthday tale, one very big present starts to cause some very big problems, and it’s time for Dana to rethink her birthday behavior. Stick around after the performances for free crafts, refreshments, a Magic Wand parade and a meet-and-greet with cast members. Fri., 5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & Sun., 2 p.m. Greenwich Village. $19.50-$27.50. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
Play Old Time Street Games
Let your kids try out a few old faves in the street game category – stoop ball, handball, jump rope, stickball, hit the penny and more will be on the lineup at this weekend’s Museum at Eldridge Street’s event. Sun. 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Lower East Side. $15 per family, reservations required. Ages 4-11. Event details.
Race 1 Mile on the Coney Island Boardwalk
The Airbnb Brooklyn Half ends with a magical last mile on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Now, this year, for the first time, kids can see what that magic is all about. They can run in a special kid’s mile-long race along the boardwalk. Sat. 11:30 a.m. Coney Island. $10. Ages 7-18. Event details.
Bring Your Own Drawing to the Gallery
We love this B.Y.O.D. (bring your own drawing) concept! The Mini-Matisse Pop-Up Show features work by local artists who create kid-friendly painting, illustrations, books and more. But the coolest thing is that the gallery invites kids to bring their own drawing to hang on the exhibition wall. How proud will yours feel? Sat. & Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Park Slope. Free. All ages. Event details.
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— Julie Seguss