So spring doesn’t seem very cooperative as of late, hopefully this weather is one giant April fools joke and come next week Wednesday we’ll have a nice day of 50 degree weather. While I won’t get my hopes up I am still hoping for some warmer climates in these New York streets.
But I digress, last week was parent teacher conference and I was suppose to post a piece on techniques to help your child learn in school. Don’t worry it is coming soon. In the meantime here are some cool things I found to do this weekend.
This Saturday at Lincoln Center you can check out CineKids: AninA Film Screening. Doors open at noon and you get to participate in free workshops and creative hands- on arts projects. Check it out here. And its completely FREE.
In prospect park this weekend you can check out the re opening of its 53 horse Carousel rides the cost is $2 per spin. Might not be “cool” enough for older kids but perfect for a date with you and your little (or big) lady!
At the Museum of New York you can follow in the footsteps a famous New York graphic designer Paul Rand, and learn how to create advertisements for your favorite New York food. You can take a look at the program here. Program is from 12:30 to 3:30 this Saturday and absolutely FREE.
I am a fan of reading as well as reading with your children. Author Todd Tarpley will be signing his book “My Grandma Is a Ninja”. It starts at 11:30 this Saturday. Check out the event here. Cost? FREE
Sony Wonder Labs is having a nano demo workshop this Saturday from 1 to 3pm to help young people discover the science of nanotechnology. Cost? Free! Check it out here.
At the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts you can check out The Adventures Harold and the Purple Crayon
A young boy creates worlds to explore, using his limitless imagination and his trusty purple crayon. Join Harold as he rockets to Mars, joins a circus, and meets a king in an enchanted garden. Enchantment Theatre brings Crockett Johnson’s timeless classic to life in a multimedia production incorporating life-size puppets, masks, music, and magic. A Target Storybook Series event recommended for ages four and up. – See more at:
Tickets are only $9 you can buy them here.
Also in Brooklyn from 12pm to 6pm is the Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children in Williamsburg. The Hundred Languages of Children is an exhibit of the innovative programs for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy, it has opened in New York City at The Williamsburg Northside School in Brooklyn, NY. Check it out here.
Also going on in Brooklyn this weekend is Brooklyn Kids Rocks it is a day of music, food, games , face painting and fun featuring local musical bands. The price is only $15. You can buy tickets here.
This Sunday the Brooklyn Nets take on the Los Lakers at 3:30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Because of the playing record of each team this match up might as well be an exhibition game. That translates to affordable ticket prices for YOU. Should be easy to score to decent seats for this afternoon game. Great way to spend time with your little one! Check for tickets on Ticketmaster. There are tickets ranging from $45 to $150 to the game. You can probably seat decently for $75 each ticket.
The Film Forum in SoHo is also having a film screening this weekend. Back to the Future. If you were born in the 80s like I was then you love this movie and will enjoy introducing it to your children. Check it out here. Tickets are only $7.50
And as always if I were going to plan a weekend with my girls, this is what I’d do…..
I would start the day as I usually do, which is buy making some breakfast and talking with my girls. Omelets and pancake are great but a bowl of cereal, juice and toast is fine to. Main thing is you talk.
ANCHOR 1 – Id begin the day’s activities with either a trip to the city Musuem of New York for the Paul Rand workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 or ANCHOR 2 – I’d head to Sony Wonder Lab on Madison Ave to check out the nano demo workshop. I always advocate for things that make your kids tired! Approx. 2.5 hours
I would then get lunch. Sit down, eat and talk with your little ones about the workshop they just completed. Ask them what they thought about it. Approx. 1 hour
TUT 1 – I would supplement the workshop with a trip to Prospect park to ride bikes and maybe check out the Carousel! or
TUT 2 – head over to Williamsburg to check out the Wonder of Learning Exhibit. Approx. 1.5 hours
These events should carry you to about 5/6 o’clock in the evening. Once you fix dinner and fix a bath your little one should be knocked out. Your welcome!
a lazy Sunday I wouldn’t try to do too much today. I would have brunch and head out to 1 ANCHOR and 1 TUT event.
TUT – I would head to the film forum to watch Back to the Future at 11:30. Approx. 1.5 hours
After Back to the Future I would have lunch and hop on the N or R train to Atlantic Ave.
ANCHOR – Brooklyn Nets vs. the LA Lakers. This would a perfect event to round out the weekend. A bit more expensive I would order an extra meal at lunch and carry it to the Barclays. That way you only have to worry about drinks. Approx. 2-2.5 hours.
These are some solid weekend plans. Enjoy.
PS. DreamsWorks “Home” is still out in theatres which is also a very suitable TUT event for Saturday or Sunday.