There’s a bunch of fun and exciting events happening this weekend for families. Are you ready to join the circus? Okay maybe not for good, but kids can experience circus life at this festival in Queens, or learn how to clown around at this workshop. Or you can catch this classic holiday tale live on stage in Brooklyn. All that and more happening all around the boroughs. Read on for more details and top picks!

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Downtown

Family Day: Architecture and Nature
In this program, families will design their own green architecture based on this year’s Building Connections exhibition theme: Architecture and Nature. Sat. Event Details.

La MaMa Kids: Clown Workshop
In this clowning workshop for all family members (large and small), you will practice the ancient art of physical comedy — creating laughter by sharing your authentic silly self. No prior experience necessary! Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

RE:PLAY
Inspiring audiences across five continents over four decades with three stints on Broadway, the “Musicians of Silence” will surprise you with each artful scene. A playful production of timeless vignettes, RE:PLAY is as much about what you don’t see as what you delightfully do! Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Historical Hats Story time
This month’s story time will explore different types of hats worn throughout history. Listen to hat-themed stories and hunt for hats inside the museum. Afterward, make a simple pilgrim hat or bonnet to wear home. Fri. Event Details.

Yeti Set Snow
An original story and production from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

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WonderSparks Puppets Fox Fables
This is a story of a fox who loses his precious tail, and with it, his identity, all told through glorious puppetry. Fox tries to be several other animals instead — with hilarious results — before realizing the moral lesson of this classic ancient fable based on Jewish folklore and Aesop’s Fables. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, this heart-warming show boasts a live trio playing the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. Sun. Event Details.

Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy—and you—embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Sat.- Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Coronate Cultural Festival
This cultural festival celebrates the best of Corona and Queens. Bring your entire family to enjoy art-making workshops, face painting, games for kids, a showcase of works by the collective BordeAndo, a special performance by People’s Theater Project, and the opportunity to learn more about your community. Sat. Event Details.

2019 New York Regional AYCO Festival
This regional circus festival event is filled to the brim with workshops and closes with a youth showcase. They are a great way to learn from different coaches, perform for your peers, and meet circus youth from your region! Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Seasonal Arts and Crafts
Participants will create projects inspired by the changing seasons. Fri. Event Details.

Staten Island

NYC Parks Play Mobile
Join the NYC Parks Play Mobile at Tompkinsville Park for an afternoon of fun and play. The Play Mobile is stocked with recreational games, toys, and more! Sat. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson

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