If there’s one thing we New Yorkers know, there is ALWAYS fun to be had in this city and this weekend is no exception. Celebrate Eloise’s birthday at a rawther fancy tea party, bring your fav dolly to learn some pint-sized yoga poses, or take a trip out to the farm to meet wild critter. Oh and there’s a little race happening you may have heard about, the New York Marathon, so get out there and make some noise!

eloise at the plaza

Photo: Eloise at the Plaza 


Daddy and Me Hockey
Daddy and his little athletes can enjoy a special morning together at this event just for Dads and the kiddos. Get warmed up for the hockey season and come play some puck in the gym. After a morning of skill drills and games take your all-stars out for breakfast, they’ll have worked up an appetite! And of course, moms, uncles, aunts, grandparents and special friends are all welcome too. Sat. & Sun. Event details


Rawther Fancy Eloise’s Birthday Tea
Bring your kiddies to wish Eloise a Happy Birthday!  Dress in your fav Eloise inspired outfits (or just hair bows) and enjoy a rawther fancy tea to celebrate her big day. Design a canvas tote bag and enjoy tea, pink hot chocolate, an assortment of tea sandwiches, mixed berry skewers and pink frosted vanilla cupcakes. Wrap up this fun day by writing a letter to Eloise and enjoy a story about one of Eloise’s many adventures.  Each child goes home with a favor bag and a $10 gift card to the Eloise store. Fri. Event details

American Girl Downward Doll Yoga
Take your little yogis and their favorite American Girl doll to explore pint-sized poses, mini-mudras, bitsy balances and teensy twists. All along the way, your little ones will be helping their little dolls try out the poses too. And if your doll is going to be doing her very own yoga poses, she’ll need a mat, so your kiddos will decorate a special yoga mat just for their dolls that they can take home to keep practicing moves on their own. Sat. Event details


Opening Weekend: Canstruction
Show your little ones that literally anything can be made in to art at this cool exhibit where artists, architects and engineers are challenged to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, and trust us, these are works of art. Get in a little lesson on giving while you’re visiting and explain to your little do-gooders that all the cans will be donated to City Harvest after the event. Thurs.-Sun. Event details

Make Your Own Ten and Taller Story Book
Your little architects will think and imagine what it was like to be living at the end of the 19th century when the Ten and Taller Buildings were being constructed. Then they’ll make their very own picture book of the lives within the tallest buildings in New York City in the 19th century. Must RSVP to attend at education@skyscraper.org or call (212) 945-6324. Sat. Event details


Little Laffs, Big Fun for Little Ones
Your little ones won’t stop laughing at this variety show that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. Bonus: your adult/family tickets include a bloody mary or mimosa. So kick back relax and enjoy the show! Sun. Event details.


Get Wild on the Farm
Take a break from the city and bring your little animals to the farm’s Wildlife Weekend event where they can learn about interesting critters like birds-of-prey, frogs, bugs and more. Your little city slickers will feel like true country kids for the day as they take in an animal show, hop on a hayride, feed the farm animals, and even ride a pony. Sat. & Sun. Event details

New York City

Cheer at the NYC Marathon
Rest up your voices and get ready to cheer on over 50,000 runners at New York’s biggest block party, the New York Marathon. Bring signs from home or head to a cheer zone, where there are supplies to make a sign along with pompoms and noisemakers. And all along the route, enjoy live music, from brass bands to bagpipes to country. Have a little runner in your house? Before the official runners come through, hundreds of kids will race the last 1.8 miles to the finish line in Central Park. Sun. Event details

How will your family enjoy the weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.

—Caitlin Dowling