We’re midway through November already (how did that happen?) and there’s no time like the present to enjoy the weekend with the family. Celebrate the stories of E.B. White. Tap your toes at a rollicking kiddie concert. There’s even room for an afternoon full of clarinets. Just think of your crazy-fun weekend schedule as Turkey Day prep. Have a great weekend!

Award-winning clarinetist Oran Etkin has been praised for his Timbalooloo music education program by everyone from Time Out New York Kids to Harvey Keitel. In this live performance, Etkin brings instruments to life with a tale about a sleepy clarinet named Clara Net and her mother, Big Mama Tuba.

Photo credit: BAM


Social Cause Buttons at the Museum of the City of New York
After exploring the MCNY’s Activist New York exhibition, little ones are invited to create a button that expresses a view or cause that’s important to them. Sat. 11 a.m. East Harlem. Free with Admission. Ages 6-12 Event details

Celebrate the work of E.B. White
Take your literary little ones to a ultra-special showcase of readings by New Yorker writer and treasured children’s novelist E.B. White–creator of Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and Trumpet of the Swan. White’s work will be read by the likes of Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) and more. Sun. 5 p.m. Upper West Side. $25. Ages 9 and up. Event details

Battle of Fort Washington at Fort Tryon Park
Take the family and be transported back in time to learn about the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. You’ll see everything from the Brigade of the American Revolution to a blacksmith demonstration, arts and crafts, games for kids, and more. Sun. 12 p.m. Fort Tyron Park. Free. All ages. Event details.


Artsy 1940s Postcards at The Museum of Chinese in America
Explore the artist Mr. Chin’s life through his personal objects and letters and imagine NYC life in the 1940s. After, kids can design their own postcards and even send them home. Sat. 1 p.m. Chinatown. Free with Admission. All ages. Event details.

Judy Blume Musical at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Don’t miss a performance of Judy Blume’s story about Sheila Tubman–otherwise known as Sheila the Great. You’ll follow Sheila as she deals with her annoying older sister and other trials of a 10-year-old. Sat. 1:30. Tribeca. $25. Ages 5 and up. Event details


Brooklyn Museum’s 8th Annual Children’s Book Fair
Don’t miss this book fair which features more than thirty Brooklyn authors and illustrators as well as hands on art activities and fun photo opportunities for all ages. Sat. 12 p.m. Prospect Heights. Free. All ages. Event details.

A Hard Day’s Night Screening
Introduce your youngsters to The Beatles with this blissfully entertaining romp through jolly old England, featuring early hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “She Loves You,” and of course the title track. Sun. 2 p.m. Fort Greene. $10/General Admission; $7/kids 12 and under. All ages. Event details

Clarinet Concert for Kids
Head to a live musical tale about a sleepy clarinet named Clara Net and her mother, Big Mama Tuba. It’s all brought to life by award-winning clarinetist Oran Etkin. Sat. 10:30. Fort Greene. $9. Ages 2-6. Event details.


Gingerbread Celebration at the NY Hall of Science
In honor of the opening weekend of Gingerbread Lane at the NY Hall of Science, bring the kids to design and create a delicious mini gingerbread house. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Corona. $8/family, plus NYSCI admission. Ages 18 months and up. Event details

What will you be doing this weekend? Let us know in the comment section below.

— Abigail Matsumoto