It’s a holiday weekend in NYC, but it’s safe to say this one isn’t like years past. Scroll down and check out our ideas for celebrating and enhancing your at-home routine this weekend. Virtual vacation, anyone?


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National Siblings Day

This day honors the special bond between brothers and sisters worldwide. Help little ones make each other cards, craft small gifts to exchange or encourage acts of kindness.

Zoom Easter Celebration

ALL are welcome to attend BELOVED San Diego’s virtual all ages Easter celebration.

Spring Sunday From the Rockefeller Center

Enjoy free music, live performances, and entertaining activities including puppet shows, book readings, art workshops, wellness lessons, and more. Event Details.

Write a Letter to Pete the Cat

James Dean, the creator and artist behind Pete the Cat—the grooviest cat of them all—loves responding to Pete’s cool-cat fans. Drop him a hiya-hello and you just might get a little note back.

Make a Musical Instrument

There’s no better time than now to start a family band. Guide your kids through making their own musical instruments.They can have a blast banging on tin can drums, shaking DIY maracas and more.

Story Time

Many authors and stores have gone online with story times, too. Take advantage of having someone else read a story to the kids with Oliver Jeffers, Dan Gutman, and more!

Jam at a Concert

Family favorite artists like Laurie Berkner, Mr. Dave, and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jamband have taken to the internet to entertain their fans while we’re all practicing social distancing and staying home. Dancing along is highly encouraged!

Virtual Vacations

Who said you can’t travel? Gather the kids and take a trip – without ever leaving your house. Many museums and zoos around the country like The Art Institute of Chicago,  the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose have opened their doors online. Check them out!


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


–  Jesseca Stenson

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