Who’s ready for the weekend? We know you’re ready to kick back and have some fun, so why not check out this family day, go on a scavenger hunt together with the kids, or check out an out of this world party in the park.  All that and more is happening around NYC this weekend. Scroll down for more of our top event picks!

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Make Your Mark

Create a multimedia dot using a variety of paint, markers, crayons, and other art materials inspired by Vashti’s paintings in the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Event Details.

Cascade: a Jen Stark Experience

Immerse yourself in 6,000 square feet of interactive projections and 3D mapped environments with Jen Stark’s mesmerizing sculptures and paintings, created exclusively for this event.  Event Details.

Family Art Project

With bold, painterly marks, make large-scale wings, using your whole body to push paint around the canvas. Set your monarch free on its journey by fastening your monarch wings to sticks, creating a visual display of spectacular monarchs migrating south. Event Details.

BAMkids Family Day

Enjoy a day of performances, interactive workshops, and showcases of local talent to celebrate the resilience of community and the power of the arts. Event Details.

Space Party in Prospect Park

Astronaut facts, telescope magic, and alien dance moves galore! Join Curated Care for an out of this world morning where you’ll create galaxy friendship bracelets, make your own telescopes and finish with an alien freeze dance! Event Details.

Woodland Adventures: Nest Quest

Don’t miss this family-friendly program and explore a different aspect of forest life through community art projects, story time, craft activities, and scavenger hunts! Event Details.

The Super Powers Scavenger Hunt

Walk in the footsteps of heroes as you visit places in midtown Manhattan that have served as locations in famous superhero movies. You’ll seek answers tricky, humorous questions about the secrets you uncover, plus be challenged to take team photos that show off your own super powers. Event Details.

Wings, Wands & Woodlands: Fairy Workshop

Join the woodland garden to discover all things fairy: wands, wings, and little fairy houses. Walk along the forest path to look for signs of fairies, protectors of our woods and streams! Create your own fairy crafts. Event Details.


As a celebration of insects and call to action to address global insect die-off, Insectageddon will consist of interdisciplinary and interactive performances, poetry readings, workshops, and more. Event Details.

A La Calle Block Party

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispánico hosts the annual A La Calle Block Party on West 89th Street to give back to the community. This festive event is a memorable celebration of Latino dance, music, art, cultures, and cuisine in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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