If you’re looking for something a little different this weekend, we’ve got just the thing for you. Choose your adventure from one of our top event picks. You can witness a “real” unicorn in Brooklyn, go old school and boogie down in the Bronx, or celebrate the kiddos at Children’s Day in Midtown, just to name a few. Ready to plan your day? The rest of our top weekend events are just a scroll away!

Photo: Brooklyn Owl

Downtown

Chelsea Farmers Market Opening Day
Welcome back your favorite vendors, explore the flavors of spring and learn about what’s in store for the 2018 season. Sat. Event Details.

Mozart for Munchkins!
Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind. Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

Watson Adventures’ Super Powers Scavenger Hunt
Walk in the footsteps of heroes as you visit places in midtown Manhattan that have served as locations in famous superhero movies such as the Avengers, Spiderman and the Fantastic Four. You’ll seek answers tricky, humorous questions about the secrets you uncover, plus be challenged to take team photos that show off your own super powers. Sun. Event Details.

Children’s Day: Kodomo No Hi
Hang the koinobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmet): Japan’s Children’s Day is on its way! Enjoy Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Enjoy a performance of Peach Boy (Momotaro) featuring storytelling, music, dance, taiko drumming and lots of audience participation. Continue the adventure with other authentic Kodomo no Hi activities! Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Thalia Kids’ Book Club Presents Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass
Two masterminds of middle-grade fiction, Wendy Mass (The Candymakers) and Rebecca Stead (Goodbye Stranger), team up for the first time on Bob, a magical story about growing up and the enduring power of friendship between a young girl and an unusual creature. Sun. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Family Fun Series: Hip-Hop
Designed for the whole family, you will learn a Hip-Hop routine and freestyle with your own moves in this style born in the South Bronx. For all ages and abilities. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing in which you can easily move, and no street shoes. Sat. Event Details.

Drop-In Art Zone: Mother’s Day Gifts
Explore the collage process by offering a hands-on experience to create a Mother’s Day gift for your loved one. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn Owl’s Annual Unicorn Celebration
Brooklyn Owl is celebrating their 2nd Annual Unicorn Celebration, and you’re invited! The party will include unicorn goody bags for the first 50 customers, a real live Unicorn approximately 2-3pm, unicorn crafts, prizes, and even food tastings from local businesses! Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Storytime and Craft
Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Sat. Event Details.

Free First Fridays at Noguchi
Museum admission is free all day on the first Friday of the month. Tours of collection highlights and special exhibitions are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese. Fri. Event Details.

Bronx

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo
Enjoy DJ dance parties, kids games, street art workshops, breakdancing, food tastings, “old school” fun like hula hooping and double dutch, plus special performances from Hip-hop legends Grandmasters Melle Mel and Caz and more! Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

 

When was the last time you went to a place in the city you have never been before? Tell us about it in the comments!

­–Jesseca Stenson