So I am waiting just like you are….because the weather of late has been too up and down for my taste. Good news? Next weekend is the beginning of May and the unofficial start of the Summer, my favorite time of the year. Next weekend is also the opening weekend for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. I would highly suggest buying some tickets NOW for you and your little one to check it out. Movies are a favorite pastime of mine to do with my children and an easy way to kill a Saturday afternoon. In the meantime below are some cool things I found to do this weekend. Check it out:
The Parks Slope Family Festival This street festival happens this Saturday from 11am to 3pm in Park Slope Brooklyn along 4th and 5th ave. There will be games, face painting and rides.
Prospect Heights Craft Fair – Not too far from the Parks Slope Family Festival there will be another Brooklyn event going on all day at PS 9 at 80 Underhill Avenue and St. Marks Ave. There will be gymnastics, lego building, a violin performance and lots of arts and craft. Looks like a fun time for the afternoon. It goes on from 11am to 6pm.
New York City Ballet: Movement Workshop – This is an hour long workshop I believe I have posted about before. Sponsored by the New York City Ballet for children age 4 to 7 at 12 noon and children age 8 to 12 at 1pm. At only an hour though it might not be worth the trip?
Masked Marvels and Wondertales – Then event takes place in Staten Island. It looks great but the trip out there from another borough might be rough if you don’t have a car. See the description below:
This gifted performer brings a brilliant one-man extravaganza…right before children’s eyes, and transforms himself into a giant, a baby, a giant sneezing nose, a bubble-blowing fish, a galloping horse—all with the aid of his exquisite handcrafted paper and cloth theatrical masks.
Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair – Happening in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival this should be a really great family event. A good place to bring your little one to. Kids can also try their hand at a vast array of sports activities, games, and contests at the 2015 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day
Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park – This Saturday at 114th street and 1st avenue Disney will be sponsoring a street games festival. Kids can learn stick ball, Hopscotch, Skully (which I was amazing in), double dutch…you know REAL FUN like when kids actually played outside. This event also goes onfrom 11am to 3pm.
Fishing in Prospect Park – At noon in Prospect Park on Saturday rangers will teach how to catch-and-release fishing. It is absolutely free and all equipment is provided.
STREB Community Day – The Children’s Museum of the Arts and SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics) combine forces for a special Community Day in Williamsburg! During this FREE event for the whole family, learn all about STREB’s kid classes and try out some of the moves! Then make some action-inspired art with CMA Teaching Artists
The Muse Brooklyn – A circus space that is reopening this weekend you can check out FREE classes on Sunday.
West Side Spring Festival – The Festival, will feature over 400 arts, crafts, and antiques exhibitors from throughout the East Coast. There will be 40 food purveyors representing the ethnic menus of 30 nations. There will be continuous entertainment from 12:00 to 5:00 PM provided by street musicians throughout the festival. 96-106th Streets, East Side of Broadway
Kids Comedy Show at Gotham Comedy Club – A repost I highly recommend checking this show out as a way to spend the afternoon with your son or daughter. Plus the comics are also children which is fun to watch.
A lot of street fairs this weekend to check out. More than enough to do and enough to tire out your little one. And of course here is how I would plan the weekend if I were you….
With so many street festivals I’d just keep things local to one location. Walking today will be the main activity.
As always I would start the day out with breakfast. I would aim to leave the house by 10:30/11 to get to the first activity before noon.
TUT – Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair – This looks like the perfect event to start the day out with. You can walk around, get some food, see some the events they have set up before heading over the Motion Action Lab. Approx. 2 hrs +
I’d grab something to eat the Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair.
ANCHOR – STREB Lab for Action Mechanics Community Day – Not only does this organization look cool Saturday it will be holding special classes where kids can participate in some of the movements they do. I also advocate to keep your kids moving and active if you can. Having them jumping and rolling around isn’t a bad thing. Their community day is from 1:30 to 4:30pm. I would suggest leaving the street fair at about 1:30 to get to STREB with enough time not to feel rushed.
TUT – Afterwards you can stop by the Prospect Heights Arts Craft Fair to round out the day. This should bring you into the evening the dinner time.
I would keep Sunday simple. I would make breakfast and head out again around 11:30. I would make the day about only 2 events.
ANCHOR – Kids Comedy Club. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy an afternoon. This is a great event because it provides an activity and the opportunity to get lunch. The show starts at 1pm and runs until about 3. Approx 2 hrs.
TUT – After the comedy show I would hop on the train uptown to check out the Spring Festival. It should be a nice day and you should enjoy the weather by taking your time to walk and TALK with your child at the festival.
This should be an easy Sunday and take you back home for dinner and bed. BOOM!