RECOMMENDED: See the best things to do with kids this weekend
Sunday, March 25
The Jewish Museum presents a family-friendly art and dance party for Passover. Little ones and adults alike can celebrate by enjoying ShirLaLa's soulful music for the holiday. After hitting the dance floor, kids can sculpt clay cups for the seday table, create freedom paintings or collaborate on a giant patterned wall and explore the museum's galleries. Ages 3 and up.
Young activists and feminists will love exploring this special exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. Check out the signs, sashes, props, hats and more artifacts collected from the hundreds of sister marches that took place across America on January 21, 2017. Girl power at it's finest. All ages.
Kids' cooking class gurus Allergic to Salad is running these workshops for families looking for healthy dishes the whole brood will enjoy. Using plenty of vegetables and pantry staples, you'll learn some tasty new recipes and kitchen tricks. On March 18th the focus is on 15-minute meals—those dishes you whip up in a flash if you pre-prepare big batches of veggies and fill up the cupboard beforehand. Then come back on April 15 to learn how to make some delicious and nutritious whole grain bowls and salads. All ages.
Put your hands to work at the Beam Center's Inventgenuity Festival, where workshops and tech-minded craft activities all encourage kids to use their imaginations. Attendees will participate in other craft-based demonstrations and collaborative projects based on the theme, NOSE/KNOWS, which focuses on mold-making, electronics, building, printmaking and more. The event is free, but registration is required. Some tools used throughout the event require a fee. Ages 7 and up.
Led by museum educators, this program allows kids to go on free tours throughout the museum and participate in activities where they’ll view modern masterpieces and contemporary art and try to find images of people on their own, together or in a crowd within the galleries. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at 4 W 54th St. Ages 5 to 10.
Parents and kids tour MoMA’s galleries in a fun and engaging way, sharing their ideas about the art and having questions answered by museum educators. A new theme is introduced each month, so you and your tot can get the scoop on everyone from Rauschenberg to Rothko. In March the focus is all about how different modern artists used color. Age 4.
The Easter egg decorating process is getting a Ukrainian touch with this festive workshop. Kiddos will learn how to decorate their eggs (pysanka) using the age-old Ukrainian technique of beeswax and dye resist. Attendees will work with a burning candle during the workshop. Pre-registration is required online. Ages 6 and up.
Take a break from exploring the wonders of the New York Hall of Science for this one-hour-and-half workshop. Using saws, drills and high-tech elastic technology, kids create posable robots out of wood that will be the prefect edition to their trinket collection. Ages 6 and up.
Head to the Rubin Museum of Art for this weekly drop-in program inviting families to create art, explore the galleries on special tours and more. Each month offers a new theme: In February celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, by painting a picture that uses Earthly materials like mud and soil; in March use glow-in-the-dark tape, bright colors and neon bubbles to create Holi-inspired landscapes; then in April use vegetable to create prints of the phases in the moon in a project loosely based on the museum's exhibit The Second Buddha: Master of Time. Ages 3 and up.