Have all the fun without spending a dime! Check out this list of free, family-friendly events this weekend.
Saturday, March 22
90-Second Newbery Film Festival
New York Public Library
Founded by children’s author James Kennedy, the Newbery Film Festival allows young filmmakers to create compressed 90-second video versions of Newbery Award-winning books. The screening is hosted by Kennedy and author Libba Bray. The festival has been crowded in the past so be sure to reserve a seat!
Scrapbooking and Sand Art
Princess for a Lifetime is offering a special program at Poe Park. Kids will be able to make a sand art bottle project, as well create scrapbooks filled with photos and memories. This event is great for both boys and girls.
Greenbelt Nature Center
Join educators for a special two hour hike around central Greenbelt. Enjoy nature and a visit to the LaTourette house with the whole family.
Sunday, March 23
Birding for Families
Central Park becomes a hot spot for birds migrating back home in the spring. Go on a walk with experts from the NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides to learn about which birds are here to stay and which are just stopping for a rest before continuing on with their migration. Space is limited so register online or arrive early for check-in. Binoculars are available. 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, Ages 5 and up.
“Who’s Up First?”
Fort Tyron Park
Welcome the first days of spring with the first flowers of spring. Children’s educator Julia Attaway will conduct a workshop for children ages 4-7 that will teach them how to identify the first plants to emerge this spring. Attaway’s Children’s Naturalist Programs are supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tyron Park Trust.