RECOMMENDED: See the best things to do with kids this weekend
Sunday, March 26
The Rubin Museum hosts Family Sundays every month with a line-up of free family-friendly activities revolving around a monthly theme. Throughout March, families will learn about Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. Events compliment the end of the museum’s exhibition Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual by making fun, rangoli-patterned rainsticks. Spring is surely near! Ages 3 and up.
The fanciful tale comes to life in this Puppetworks production complete with marionettes, an original song score, and elegant 18th century French-style costumes. Watch as Puss the cat springs to life after his master buys him magical boots and draws up a plan to trick an ogre for his riches and win the princess’ heart for his owner. Ages 3 and up.
Calling all junior magicians! Illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from all over the world will descend on the Coney Island Museum for a full afternoon of mind-blowing tricks and feats. Expect to see plenty of card tricks, levitating objects and perhaps some stuff disappearing right before your eyes. Who knows—maybe someone from your family will have the chance to become to be part of the magic if they’re picked as an assistant for a particular trick. Magic at Coney performances run noon to 2pm. All ages.
Dutch children's theater Het Laagland brings The Peter Pan Experience to life with lively music, visual storytelling, captivating dance and rather super special effects. The performance tells the story of five adults who suddenly find themselves back in the world of childhood, complte with toys, night lights and plenty of nostalgia. Ages 7 and up.
Family rock concert meets live theater in Atlantic for Kids latest production. Based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, this musical follows our little heroine as she travels through the fanciful land in search of her inner voice. By overcoming her fears and believing in the impossible, Alice learns to believe in her own self. Ages 8 and up.
Get your fill of the great Buster Keaton during Metrograph’s family matinee series. Weekends in March are set aside for some of the 1920s actor’s most well-known comedic films, including Steamboat Bill Jr., The General, College, and Three Ages, all of which have been newly restored by Lobster Films in 2K. All ages.
Toddlers that dig a great story time will be entranced by LC Kids' Storytime at the Atrium programming, which features fun readings every month. On February 18, hear tales that revolve around the African American Experience, then catch Chee Kee: A Panda in Bearland (March 18) to learn about fitting in. Then, visit for You Don't Want a Unicorn (a cautionary tale for those who dream of owning their own...) (April 15) and If You Want to Bring A Circus to the Library, Don't! on May 6. Ages 3–5.
The sooner kids learn about making healthy choices the more likely they are to stick with it as they grow up - so why not make it a fun journey? Healthyville is a mini version of the Museum of Chinese in America’s touring exhibit of the same name. More than 15 hands-on health and wellness activities will offer children play-based lessons in nutrition, safety, fitness, and hygiene. See how exercise affects the heart with an pulse meter; learn about food groups while shopping for food at the Good Foods Market; take part in physical activities while using an interactive scale; and brush and floss a giant mouth to learn about the importance of taking care of those pearly whites. Fun workshops and bilingual learning programs will complement the exhibit. Ages 5-10.
Rock and Roll Playhouse' Rock & Roll for Kids series offers sweet children's music workshops on Sundays at Brooklyn Bowl! Littles will sing, play and dance with their parents. Highlights include Kids Gone Phishing: The Music of Phish with Uncle Ebenezer (Jan 8), All Things Petty: The Music of Tom Petty with The Mighty Fergusons (Jan 29), The Music of Billy Joel featuring Craig Greenberg (Feb 19) and The Music of Motown with Ramblin' Dan and the Freewheelin' Band (Mar 5). Ages 10 and under.