• Free Family Events This Weekend! (February 27-March 1)

    Kids Food Festival, ITSPHUN at MoMath, Prehistoric Purim Carnival, and more!

    By New York Family
    Top Chef's Gail Simmons will be at Bryant Park's annual Kids Food Festival this weekend!

    “Top Chef’s” Gail Simmons will be at Bryant Park’s annual Kids Food Festival this weekend!

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    Friday, February 27

    Family Fridays: ITSPHUN
    6:30pm
    MoMath
    All Ages
    The creators of the geometric construction toy ITSPHUN will be returning to The Museum of Mathematics for a free evening of hands-on family fun this Friday! Participants will learn how to make polyhedra and other geometric objects. Registration is required.

    Saturday, February 28

    Think Possible Workshop: Presenting the Weather with Al Roker
    1pm-3pm
    Event location to be emailed to attendees
    All Ages
    The TODAY Show’s Al Roker will host Don’t Steal Possible’s next “Think Possible Workshop.” Roker will teach participants about presenting weather and meteorology in this two-hour workshop, which aims to spark passion and creativity and to support the right of all New York children to have great access to schools. The audience will also have an opportunity to interact with the green screen and take a shot at presenting the weather! Space is limited.

    Saturday, February 28-Sunday, March 1

    Kids Food Festival
    10am-5pm
    Bryant Park
    All Ages
    Attention, young foodies: join Bryant Park for their annual Kids Food Festival! This two-day food extravaganza will feature live cooking demos for kids with celebrated chefs, as well as musical performances and the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt. Among the chefs scheduled to attend are “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons, Jehangir Mehta, Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop and Joey Campanaro of the Little Owl. Kids can rock out during performances from ApplauseNY, Super Sprowtz, The Singing Baker, Baby Loves Disco, The Dirty Sock Funtime Band, and more. Please note: While admission is free, cooking demos are $25.

    Sunday, March 1

    Prehistoric Purim Carnival
    1pm-3:30pm
    Samuel Field Y
    All Ages
    Head over to the Samuel Field Y in Little Neck, Queens for a Prehistoric Purim Carnival. Families with children of all ages can celebrate the Jewish holiday in advance with games, arts & crafts, inflatable rides, and much more! Costumes are encouraged. Kosher pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Plus, don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for the Y’s food pantry.

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