It’s officially spring in NYC! Celebrate the soon to be warmer weather with this virtual garden festival, get ready for Passover with this matza workshop, or try your hand at time travel with this architecture at home workshop. Keep scrolling to check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!

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City Grange Virtual Garden Festival

The Great Grow Along is a three-day virtual garden fest designed to help gardeners learn, connect and grow. The festival features 40+ sessions with passionate authors, speakers and influencers sharing what they know to help your 2021 garden flourish. Event Details.

Architecture at Home: NYC Time Travelers

Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with these free, live, and online Architecture at Home workshops led by Center for Architecture educators. Each 45-minute session explores an architectural topic through virtual tours, interactive lessons, and discussions, and gets kids started on a design project they can complete on their own with easy-to-find materials. Event Details.

Virtual Story Time: Best Friends

Best friends can be people, dolls, pets, or stuffed animals. Kids will read picture books about all different kinds. Bring a “best friend” to share with everyone and see what 19th-century children might have had as best friends. Event Details.

Under the Seas Virtual Slumber Party

During this sleepover program, families will explore the impressive world of aquatic animals with a special emphasis on tropical animal adaptations, with up-close animal encounters. Your whole family will enjoy this virtual offering and participate in animal activities, games and more. Event Details.

Virtual Nowruz Celebration

Celebrate the Persian New Year with virtual activities including a talk on the significance of Nowruz, a Nowruz themed craft activity, a poetry workshop and a story time featuring Adib Khorram’s newly released story book illustrated by Zainab Faidhi, Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story. Event Details.

Girl Scout Brownie Badge Workshops

SciGenius S.T.E.A.M. virtual inactive workshop will help members of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. complete all badges for Coding, Science, Robotics & Engineering. You can purchase a separate SciGenius Kit for classes that require materials for the Science & Engineering workshop, or they can send you the list of materials you’ll need. Event Details.

Sketch with Jeff

Each segment of Sketch with Jeff will feature Jeff sketching stories followed by a prompt to create drawings of your own at home. Event Details.

FamilyLab: Lotsa Matza

Centered around the family table, Passover FamilyLab gets a little messy in the kitchen for a whole lot of fun! Celebrate the tastes, smells, and feels of Passover this year, when matza baking becomes an interactive, live (and delicious!) storytelling experience. Event Details.

Musical Passover Seder with PJ Library

This highly interactive musical experience will utilize the PJ Library digital Hagadah and a DIY downloadable home activity kit that families can use to enhance their seder experience. Event Details.

Rock the Boat Puppet Show

Enjoy this live puppet show via Zoom. Rock the Boat was created by a multi-ethnic ensemble who combine puppetry, movement, music, and poetry to explore themes of refuge, inclusion, and respectful curiosity. 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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