Stumped on where to take the kids this weekend? There are a bunch of super fun events happening around the boroughs. Here’s just a few to pique your interest. It’s your last chance to explore your subconscious while wide awake in Brooklyn, this popular lantern festival is wrapping up its 7th annual run, and this traditional festival will feature the best The Bronx’s Little Italy has to offer. But that’s not all. Get your scroll on to see the rest of our top event picks!

Photo: Brittney Allen


Fall ’18 STEM Festival
Kinet-X’s STEM Festival is a day for students with an interest in computer science, engineering, robotics or anything tech to immerse themselves in awesome, fun technology workshops. Sat. Event Details.


Pinkalicious The Musical
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. So what happens next? Grab your tickets to find out! Sat. Event Details.


7th Annual Morningside Lights
A week of free community arts workshops culminates in a procession of handmade lanterns inspired by migration on a changing planet. Fri.-Sat. Event Details.

2nd Annual Harlem Stage Open House
Harlem Stage welcomes the community and invites all drummers, percussionist, dancers and culture enthusiasts to participate in a drum circle led by master drummer King Salim Ajanku and a community sing led by Marcelle Davies-Lashley. Bring your tambourines, djembes, congas, cajónes, hand percussion and joy! Sat. Event Details.

Melody’s Mostly Musical Day
This concert show version features live music, storytelling, props and screening of the illustrations from the storybook with pianist Jenny Lin. The show will be followed by art-making activities for the entire family! Sat. Event Details.


Mark Morris Dance Center Open House
In addition to free classes and performances, the Open House gives the community a chance to meet and mingle with faculty and staff, register for children and teen classes, tour the Dance Center and enjoy refreshments. Sat. Event Details.

Last Chance to Experience Dream Machine
Don’t miss your chance to let your imagination run wild at this interactive experience designed to be tactile, shareable, and Instagram-able. “Dream Machine” encourages a break from reality to explore a space inspired by our sleep cycle. Sun. Event Details.


Saturday Sculpture Workshop
Drop into this hands-on workshop where kids will work with a different artist each week to create their own masterpieces based on different techniques, mediums, and inspiration. Sat. Event Details.

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park in Queens. Be sure to check out the website before you go, and dress for an adventure. Sun. Event Details.


Ferragosto 2018
Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and to enjoy the fruits of those labors.  It is a way for families to engage in part of the Italian culture and coming together in a solid bond of family and friendship. This Ferragosto celebration includes traditional Italian street performances, celebrity guests, great music, kid activities and more. Sun. Event Details.

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair 2018
This year’s fair will be featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, stained glass, native crafts, bath and body products, clothing, face painting, and more. While looking at the various vendors along City Island Avenue, stop by some of the charming shops along the way. Sat. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson