RECOMMENDED: See the best things to do with kids this weekend
Saturday, May 27
Sign kids up for Little Pulp's energetic Printmaking & Collaborative Art Workshop, where they'll dive into cool art projects individually and as a group. In a 4,000-square-foot Queens storefront at The Shops at Atlas Park, you'll find a fully operational pop-up print studio where kids get to work on their own print projects on a printing press and contribute to large-scale collaborative projects (parents are expected to participate) for 2.5 hours. Visit Little Pulp's website for more information on workshops, open studio and birthday party offerings. Workshops take place at 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale, NY. Ages 17 and under.
The museum is still open during Memorial Day Weekend! Why not stop by? There's plenty to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, bring your kiddos ages 2 and up to the Imagination Playground Learn & Play Playdate (10am–5pm), where they'll play "engineer" with all kinds of block play. On Saturday, stop in for Holding History (11am–1pm, ages 3 and up), where families can touch pieces of the museum's collection, including crystals, bark, bird nests and insects, or drop by the Touch Tank (12:30pm–1pm, all ages) to meet starfish and sea urchins. Sunday offers a Sensory Room (2–4:45pm, all ages) for children of all abilities to explore through play (also open Saturday 2–4:45pm) as well as an Artist Books make-your-own sketchbook craft (2:30–4pm, ages 4 and up), among other things. There's fun to be had on Monday, too! Check the website for full details. All ages.
Come enjoy the sunshine and usher in summer at this fun-filled fair featuring live musicians playing Americana music, plus a magician. Kids can jump around in a bounce house, play carnival-style games, enjoy crafts like sand art and flag-making, get their faces painted and try out temporary tattoos. Join in on the raffle or 50/50 to win prizes and money. Food and drinks like barbecue, popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. All ages.
Fleet week is here, and with it some great events for families! Watch the Naval ships roll in on May 24, enjoy the Battle of the Bands & Swing Dancing on May 27 (buy tickets here) and check out displays on the pier, including a search and rescue demo by the US Coast Guard and vintage military vehicles. A wide range of Fleet Week events also take place at the New York Harbor, Pier 92 in Manhattan, USS The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island, Military Island (Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets), Eisenhower Park, the Flagship Brewery and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument. All ages.
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.
Have your child learn about the food and feasts of the Medieval Ages in a beautiful (and appropriate) setting-The Cloisters! While no food is provided feel free to stake out the offerings at Trie Cloister Cafe where they have a variety of salads and sandwiches.
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.
The entire floor—4,000 square feet, to be exact—is dedicated to tots four and under. Floppy-headed infants can enjoy gazing in the mirrors, while more-mobile babies play with foam blocks. Toddlers can't seem to resist the firefighter costume box, full of overalls coats and hats to don while sitting in the driver's seat of a bright red truck. Ages infant to 4 years.
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.