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Saturday, May 20
Kids will get to experience a traditional high tea of their own this summer. Taking place at the McKittrick Hotel’s rooftop Gallow Green, little ones and their parents will be treated to a traditional British high tea platter and pink lemonade. They’ll even get to bring a plus one for free—dolls and teddy will get their own mini seat and personalized bib. While there, families will make their own potions and receive lessons in planting. Everyone goes home with mini flower press, plant soil and seeds. Ages 5-10.
Waiting eagerly for summer to arrive? Then join Brianna as she searches for the butterfly that will usher in the new season. Along the way, she befriends a cast of woodland creatures, including frogs, rabbits, dancing flowers and a contortionist earthworm. The intimate circus act will enthrall little ones as the magic happens up close. All ages.
Put some of the world's quirkiest myths to the test with this Mythbusters-themed exhibit! Kids will learn if you can really huff, puff and blow a house down, pull a tablecloth off a fully-set table or if your toast lands butter-side down every time. You'll experience live demos that include visitor participation, plus cool sets and props from the show. Available with Premium Pass or Combination Pass. All ages.
Here’s something that’s going to age you and fast: the world of Harry Potter turns 20 this year! The Boy Who Lived continues to enchant children around the world and now little New Yorkers can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book series at a Harry Potter-themed exhibit at the Met. "Griffins, Goblets and Gold: A Wizarding Tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" will explore spaces and art objects that are reminiscent of those found in the books. Search for horcrux-like objects in a scavenger hunt, play games and participate in art activities and then head off with a list of resources to continue the magic at home. In July, the Met will celebrate Harry’s birthday month with costume contests, giveaways and end the whole with a Boy Who Lived Wizarding Weekend July 28-31. It’s a must if you have a Harry Potter fan on your hands! All ages.
Learn about pilotless aircraft in this 6,000-square-foot pavilion on the Museum's Pier 86! The exhibit covers topics such as drone history, new drone technology and the role drones play in helping to solve large-scale humanitarian challenges. You'll see drones small and large, plus things like computer renderings, model airplanes, historical artifacts and even the world's first flying dress (worn by none other than Lady Gaga). All ages.
If you’re into laughing your head off, then Lard Dog & The Band of Shy are ready and willing to provide. The crew will kick off a month of improv comedy and perform their April song-of-the-month "Don't Let The Boogah Bug You Out!" as well as January’s top-charting tune "I Like." There will be multimedia graphics, interactive components, and a pretzel toss. And parents, there’s something special for you, too. On May 19, there will be an adults-only show. So nab a babysitter and have a fun late night out on the town! Ages 5 and up.
Sign your kids up for a themed farm-to-table cooking class this season, where they'll learn how to create amazing recipes from around the globe. Butter Beans instructors will help pint-sized foodies learn basic kitchen skills and prepare dishes to enjoy together. Use the code BBTOK to recieve $10 off your first cooking class purchase! *Classes are held at Asphalt Green Battery Park City Culinary Center, 212 North End Ave. See Butter Beans' website for dates and times. Ages 6–10.