Thanksgiving may look a little different this year (thanks, Covid), but this weekend is the perfect chance to get out with the kids before the holiday rush hits. It’s opening weekend for the Bronx Zoo’s annual Holiday Lights, you can join the Story Pirate’s Sleep Squad, or you can choose to stay home and try your hand at magic.  Scroll on for more fun weekend ideas for kids!

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Broadway Buddies

Calling all Broadway + Disney Lovers! This music class is full of your favorite Diva’s songs and stories. Each week will feature a new musical and Broadway fun facts! Event Details.

Bilingual Birdies Online French Class

Learn & practice languages at home through singing, dancing, and puppetry! Event Details.

Virtual Storytime: Historical Hats

Kids will read picture books about different kinds of hats, and then look at some of the hats in the Museum and try to guess who wore them. Event Details.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights

Five lantern safaris, spread out throughout the park, each showcase a different wildlife region and will lead you on a fun, safe, and leisurely tour of the attractions. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy s’mores, stilt walkers, ice carving competitions and much more! Event Details.

Initiation to Magic

Learn all the secrets to create and perform incredible magic tricks through this workshop created for the curious and those who want a real initiation to magic. Event Details.

Story Pirates Sleep Squad Show

The Story Pirates, known for creating award-winning and hilarious sketch comedy based on children’s story ideas, launch SLEEP SQUAD, a family-friendly, interactive virtual theater experience which turns the viewer’s home into a rocket ship launching kids into dreamland. Event Details.

Heartwood Heartbeat Wreaths

Using sticks and evergreen tips from trees felled by storms in Wave Hill’s woodlands, create a wreath of all that you hold close to your heart. Then, leave messages from your heart to the heartwood, the dense most inner part of a tree. Event Details.

Open Studio from Home

Families are invited to join Whitney Educators for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Event Details.

Native Cinema Showcase Children’s Shorts

This program of family-friendly short films by Native American filmmakers is fun for kids of all ages. Event Details.

Morgan Explorers

A forty-five-minute virtual family program that combines teaching of simple crafts, live virtual object exploration, and is inspired by both the library and temporary exhibitions. 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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