RECOMMENDED: See the best things to do with kids this weekend
Saturday, April 21
Titled ¡Viva Pinocho! in Spanish, this retelling of the classic folktale revises the story of a puppet who wants to be a real boy, into that of a young Mexican immigrant. Here Pinocchio embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he both embraces his heritage and the new country he calls home. Ages 8–14.
Based on the bestselling children's book series, Pinkalicious revolves around a little girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and contracts Pinkititis, turning her entirely pink. At first, her new color seems like a dream come true, but she soon realizes that it might not be such a good thing. Your little one will be tickled pink by this delightful musical. Ages 2 to 7.
Kid-friendly fan-favorite musician Suzi Shelton is about to release her fourth album, "Hand in Hand" and decided to celebrate the milestone with several concerts in the NYC area, much to fans' delight. Parents and kiddies will be equally excited to hear Suzi sing and strum her guitar. Don't forget to tune in to her Facebook Live concert on May 10, so you'll be able to rock out from the comfort of your home, too. Check out the website to RSVP. All ages.
Little ones can get their minds and bodies active at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. Over the course of the day, kids will play sports, dance to music performances, learn about water safety and participate in healthy snacks demos. There will also be games, arts and crafts, face painting, giveaways and more! This will take place at 22 YMCAs across the five boroughs. Check online to see which venues are participating. All ages.
Kids can take in the springtime sun as they stroll through the cherry blossoms of Randall's Island. They'll also have the opportunity to get their faces painted, fly kites, enjoy live music and experience Japanese culture with an Origami studio and even get a chance to try on a kimono. All ages.
Rethink how your family treats your recycling at this Earth Day bonanza. Get lost in a 729 Sq. foot maze made completely out of recycled cardboard and be inspired by the imaginative art of Mike Perry (Broad City) created specifically for the installation. Kids can also participate in scavenger hunts and learn all about solar power. All ages.
Kiddies can show their appreciation for the wonders of Mother Earth thanks to this family art project at Wave Hill. The weekend DIY project will allow visitors to create their own garden using oil clay in bright colors. Additionally, young creators will give back to the venue by sharing what they're thankful for on a paper flag and planting it in the Gratitude Garden for all to see and admire. All ages.
Everyone's favorite above-ground train track turned park is welcoming the warm weather with an exciting festival for New Yorkers of all ages. To kickstart summer, The High Line will offer exciting music, art, poetry performances, horticulture and hands-on projects for visitors to enjoy. Culture Shock for Families offers a bazaar, a jam session with Michael & The Rockness Monsters, among other activities. The event is free, but you'll need to register. The rain date is Apr 28. All ages.
This weekly family event lets little ones get creative with the help of some rock n' roll. The hour-long performances—which take place at Brooklyn Bowl, the Capitol Theatre and Industry City—cover the best of the best: Prince, Bowie, Grateful Dead and so much more. Head to the event's website to see the full schedule.