So there are a few things happening this weekend. Here are some things I saw that looked interesting…and of course a breakdown of how I might plan my Saturday and Sunday.
Movies are ALWAYS an easy activity to do on the weekends so whenever there is a release I plan for popcorn with my twins. This weekend there are two kid friendly movies to fill up some weekend activity slots.
Alexander and The Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is also out. I forgot to put this on last week’s post but this Disney movie seems like a good family event. I’d invite grandma, uncle and other friends with kids and make an evening of. Looks like a decent time.
Book Store Visit – The Scholastic Store in Soho will be having a visitor….R.L.Stine!! Author of scary young adult fiction for well over 20 years he has 200+ book titles under his pen! As a book geek that ordered all the goosebump & fear street titles I could in both elementary and high school this would be a great opportunity to meet a someone who influenced my childhood . In the greater scheme of parenting it would also be a bridge to new experience for my own children to something that meant something to me when I was their age. We can ultimately have something in common.
Kid Fest – This is an event that happens in Madison Square Park every fall and spring. Usually a great free event with games and activities. Might not be ideal if your kids are older than 6, 7 might be pushing it as the activities might not appeal to their attention span.
Girls Youth BasketBall Clinic– The Central Park Conservatory has a special clinic just for girls to improve their basketball skills. It starts at 10am and goes until 11:30am. It is totally free as well.
Cirque AlFonse – The NYU center for performing arts has a unique spin on the traditional circus act! They have shows Saturday and Sunday at 1 & 2pm.
Cirque Alfonse’s wild ride of gravity-defying acrobatics uses sharp tools, folk music and more to cut a new path for contemporary circus.
Tickets are $40+ so it could get pricey but looks like an amazing show. The age range would be 8 and up.
Big Apple Circus – The traditional big top show is also in town at Lincoln Center with a show entitled “Metamorphosis”. There are shows at 12:30 and 4:30 both Saturday and Sunday. There are tickets as expensive as $150 and as low as $25, figure out your budget and plan accordingly.
Seems like a circus theme this weekend huh? The American Youth Circus Organization is also having a day long festival on Saturday with different workshops and activities that children (and adults) can participate in! The registration fee is $70 but there are activities all day long, which is ideal for any parent looking to kill a weekend. The festival is also in a location that offers classes every Saturday at 1pm for kids.
Salsa for kids – The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is having an interactive Latin concert for parents and little ones. Tickets are only $9 and the show is about an hour.
For Saturday I would probably start my day with breakfast with my daughters. We’d make pancakes and omelets.
Tut: I would catch a matinee show of Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day . Usually watching a movie before noon cuts the ticket price in half.
Tut: Grab lunch at the Hester Street Fair in the city.
Tut: Visit the Scholastic Store to meet R.L. Stine and sit and read a copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. I’d probably see if they each wanted a copy of an R.L. Stine book for themselves.
No Anchor event for this weekend for me. You can construct your Saturday differently but I thought those events were close enough together to create a nice day. Follow this with dinner and quiet reading time for the books we purchased earlier. Bedtime.
If I were going to plan Sunday I’d anchor it with a circus show…probably the cirque alfonse (but the circus at Lincoln Center works to).
Tut: Brunch at a local restaurant. French Toast and bacon is a favorite for me.
Anchor: Circus Show running time about 90min.
If you didn’t catch a movie Saturday you could try to after the circus. This is a knock out 1-2 punch for kids. They will definitely be tired by the time you head home.
Tut/Anchor: The Book of Life Movie or Nets Game (you can use the discount code “nets”. Don’t tell anyone I told you)
I usually make Saturday my “heavy” activity day but this weekend Sunday is a bit more full….it happens. After the game bath time, dinner and bed. Done.