Another beautiful, moderate weekend is here in NYC. Who’s looking forward to a day of free museums, a delicious dumpling festival, the big Atlantic Antic street fest, and much more family fun?
Broadway on the Hudson presents a sampler of a lifetime, with excerpts from “Annie,” “Newsies,” “Cinderella,” and more at Brookfield Place. Dive in! (Friday)
Marvel at some seriously awesome art installations, enjoy hoppin’ dance shows, and make some art yourself at the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn. Get creative! (Friday-Sunday)
The Children’s Museum of the Arts’ latest exhibit, Tweet, encourages everyone to take a break from tech with breathtaking avian-themed art. Psst–don’t miss the special Audubon workshop! (Friday-Sunday)
Free admission to your fave museums?Yes, please! It’s Smithsonian Museum Day once again. See participating kid-friendly museums and how to get tickets right here. (Saturday)
Who’s hungry? The NYC Dumpling Festival in Chinatown boasts samples from China, Poland, Korea, and more alongside live entertainment. Eat up! (Saturday)
Taste of France is your chance to enjoy all things French right in Bryant Park, from antique carousel rides to Ratatouille-themed scavenger hunts to lots and lots of yummy snacks. What’s not to love? (Saturday & Sunday)
Indulge in the healthy sweet treat of honey at Wave Hill’s Honey Weekend, during which kids can watch a honey extraction, enjoy samples, and pretend to be a worker bee. Here’s the buzz. (Saturday & Sunday)
Calling all animal-lover: The American Kennel Club’s annual Meet the Breeds event means meeting more than 200 cats and dogs, awesome tricks shows, and fun demo rings.
Jump in! (Saturday & Sunday)
The Transit Museum’s 20th Bus Festival brings vintage buses and themed crafts to Brooklyn’s Atlantic Antic street fest, which boasts 10 blocks of sing-alongs, live bands, and delicious snacks. Don’t miss out. (Sunday)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan by making your own Taino-Indian inspired masks. Best for 5 and up. Get cultured! (Sunday)
A chance for the whole family to get down and dirty: The Merrell Obstacle Race features age-divded races for kids 4-13, ending with a mud pit crawl that’s mad fun. Ready to run? (Sunday)
Don’t miss the last Hip Tot Family Party of the season, full of rockin’ DJ Misbehaviour tunes, arts and crafts, story time, and more. Bring your dancing shoes! (Sunday)