So the Halloween madness is over and now your to-do list is looking a little empty. No worries. We’ve got a weekend for you that’s full of historical fun, crafty family activities, and more. Catch a musical about legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente. Learn how to fold origami like a pro. And if you’re lucky enough to be on a Frozen Character Breakfast Cruise, we’re betting the weekend will be cool, indeed. Take a break from the leftover candy and check out our lineup of events.
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Pre-Veterans’ Day Scavenger Hunt at the New York Historical Society
Kids can compare American Revolution and Civil War muskets, learn about the Civil War Draft Wheel, and go on a scavenger hunt to find soldier-related objects, documents, and paintings. Sat. 11 a.m. Upper West Side. Free with Admission. Ages 6 and up. Event details.
Learn About the Lenape American Indians at the Museum of the City of New York
Discover the story behind the Lenape, the American Indians who called Manhattan home. Find out how the Lenape prepared their food, clothing, and shelters and craft your very own corn-husk doll. Sun. 11 a.m. East Harlem. Free with Admission. Ages 6-12. Event details.
Watch a Founding Fathers Boy Band
In this Theatreworks USA production, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin trade in their powdered wigs for power chords and help a modern-day teen run for Student Council President. Sun. 11 a.m. Upper East Side. $20/Balcony; $30/Orchestra. Ages 9 and up.
Musical Fun with Baby Got Bach
In this three-concert series, kids can try out sound experiments, jam on real instruments, and enjoy an interactive classical concert that includes storytelling and more. Sun. 10:30. Upper East Side. $18. Ages 3-6. Event details.
Make a Sand Mandala at the Rubin Museum of Art
Learn all about mandalas in a hands-on mandala workshop at where kids can create a giant collaborative mandala out of sand in the art studio. Sat. 2 p.m. Chelsea. $18/adult and child pair. Ages 5 and up. Event details.
A Super Musical About Roberto Clemente
Celebrate Puerto Rican heritage with a bilingual musical about the life of legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente. Sat. 3 p.m. Lower East Side. $15/children; $18/adults. All ages. Event details.
The 1st New York Festival of Light
At the first ever New York Festival of Light, you can expect a laser light show, an installation composed of umbrellas and LEDs, and much more. Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m. DUMBO. Free. All ages. Event details.
Work Trains at the New York Transit Museum
Head to the New York Transit Museum for a workshop on “work trains,” where kids can learn all about the jobs of work trains. Sat.-Sun. 1:30 p.m. Brooklyn Heights. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.
Learn How to Make Delectable Dumplings
Treat your fascinated foodie to a hands-on cooking class with real chefs inside real restaurants–hosted by non-profit Sprouts Cooking Club. Sat. 11 a.m. Park Slope. $30. Ages 7-13. Event details.
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— Abigail Matsumoto