Break out of your routine and challenge yourself this weekend to trying something new! Discover the hidden gems in this park, laugh yourself silly at this all-ages comedy show, solve the mystery at this family scavenger hunt, or enjoy a little of everything at this annual fall festival. Still looking for more? Scroll down for the rest of our top weekend event picks!

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Hopalong Andrew’s “Cowpoke Class”
Hopalong Andrew adapts the classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. Sat. Event Details.

Skyscraper Hats Workshop
Dress up as a tall tower from around the world or create your own spooky structure to trick or treat in! RSVP is required. Sat. Event Details.

Bring Ya Mamma Family Stand-Up Comedy Show
Bring your mamma or anyone else in your family and have a great time. Plus don’t worry about getting a babysitter: bring the kids too. Watch NYC club comics do their best clean jokes and enjoy a delicious brunch menu. Sun. Event Details.


“The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. Plus, meet the actors and get a free Narnia sticker after every show! Sat. Event Details.


Whodunnit at The Met
A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Sat. Event Details.

92Y Annual Street Festival
Kid-friendly activities include Broadway performances with cast members of upcoming and current shows, mascots from the Winter 2018 Olympics in Korea, free healthy snacks from a food truck, free slime, games, face-painting, beading, STEM activities, a mini-golf putting green, and snack-laces. Sun. Event Details.

A La Calle Block Party
Swing by West 89th Street during this four-hour celebration of dance, music, art, and food! Sun. Event Details.


Sing Alongs with Katie Ha Ha Ha
Get ready to sing, wiggle, shake shakers, dance and do parachute play in an interactive but laid-back atmosphere. Fri. Event Details.


Kickoff To Fall
Celebrate the autumn season on the farm! Explore the grounds, and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and locally-made pie. Plus so much more! Sun. Event Details.

Make It Friday Workshop at NYSCI
Explore different materials, concepts and ideas while making and tinkering with your family. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing and much more. Fri. Event Details.

Staten Island

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park
This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours. Sun. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Mapping the Bronx Green
Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages or join in a collaborative map installation highlighting Bronx green spaces—like Wave Hill. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

What’s your go-to place for family fun? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson