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8 free things to do with kids in NYC this weekend: March 1–2

This weekend, head to the annual Kids Food Fest, get artsy at a museum family day and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday—for free!

The temperature might be dropping (still!), but this weekend’s events are sure to lift your spirits. The annual Kids Food Fest returns to Bryant Park, where they’ll be plenty of free concerts and workshops for non-ticket holders. Plus, celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at two special readings. Then, get inspired by new exhibits at the American Folk Art Museum and create your own masterpieces—all for free!


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  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    1. Try out tasty workshops and groove to free concerts at the two-day Kids Food Fest in Bryant Park!

     

  • Photograph: Courtesy American Folk Art Museum

    2. Take a tour of "Foik Couture," then create your own visual rhythm at the American Folk Art Museum on a special family day.

  • Courtesy the New Museum

    3. Head to First Saturdays for Families at the New Museum, where kids will explore Pawel Althamer's room-ful of sculptures, then make a portrait project.

  • Courtesy Random House

    4. Tip your hat to Dr. Seuss (it's his birthday!) with a free celebration at the Scholastic Store.

  • 5. Take a (chilly) spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park during their Mardi Gras party—complete with a parade!

  • Photograph: Todd Muller

    6. Meet the author and illustrator of GO! GO! GO! STOP! at powerHouse on 8th.

  • Jerry Acton, courtesy Audubon Society

    7. Embark on an Early Morning Bird Walk with naturalists from Prospect Park.

     

  • Photograph: courtesy Greenlight Bookstore

    8. Settle in for Seussian favorites like Happy Birthday To You! at Greenlight Bookstore.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

1. Try out tasty workshops and groove to free concerts at the two-day Kids Food Fest in Bryant Park!

 


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