It’s another fantastic weekend to be a family living in New York City. Treat yourself to block parties galore, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Kite Festival, an Intrepid Museum pop-up exhibit, and much more. Have fun out there!
The Bat Bonanza Hike is a great excuse to get out to Staten Island while you still can. Ages 6 and up can take a nighttime stroll and see and learn all about these nocturnal creatures. No sleep tonight! (Friday)
Kids who love creepy crawlies can get a closer look at insects of all kinds at the Central Park Arsenal Gallery’s new Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art exhibit. Jump in! (Friday)
Celebrate the Patron Saint of Naples at Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro with live music, games, parades, and rides–plus cannoli and pizza eating contests. Yum! (Friday-Sunday)
A pop-up exhibit all about the men behind the scenes–or rather, below the deck–on ships hits the Intrepid Museum with a vintage laundry press, offest printer, and more. Hop on! (Friday-Sunday)
Always wanted to fly a kite? Here’s your chance, at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Kite Festival. Bring your own high-flyer or purchase one on spot. More Here (Saturday)
Witness a classic tale of love–and learn how there’s more than meets the eye–at the Galli Theater’s newest “The Frog Prince” production. Happily ever after! (Saturday & Sunday)
What better way to pick up some Mandarin and learn about the Mid-Autumn Moon Cake Festival than by making some eponymous paste-filled pastries? Bring your appetites! (Saturday & Sunday)
Play some gaga, do some crafts, enjoy some live music, get wellness tips, and maybe even win some prizes at the block-long 92YFest on the Upper East Side. Rock on! (Sunday)
Parents who are sick of Barney songs are in luck–Essence Goldman is belting out original tunes for ages 3-7 with all the sophistication of Nelly Furtado and Dolly Parton. Jam on. (Sunday)
Another fantastic block party: DayLife in the LES means face painting, obstacle courses, sports in the streets, DJ lessons, and the best of local eats. What’s not to love? (Sunday)
Ring in the Jewish New Year in the most delicious way possible, with chocolate making (and eating), a scavenger hunt, and arts and crafts. Happy Holidays! (Sunday)
Baby Loves Disco, the beloved tot-friendly family dance party, is back at Le Poisson Rouge with crafts, temp tattoos, and healthy snacks. Ready to rock? (Sunday)
The New York Transit Museum’s Special Day for Special Kids is exclusively for children with special needs, featuring tailored science demos, art projects, and live music. Enjoy! (Sunday)
Looking for some extra help but not sure where to begin? Melissa Lutzke, founder of MamaViews, will be guiding expectant parents through their options, giving tips on how to interview, and laying out what to expect during her baby nurses and doulas seminar at Babies R Us Union Square on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30pm.
Calling all animal loving moms: Now that the kids are back in school, it’s the perfect time for you pick up some passion projects of your own. For those interested in helping to improve the lives of animals in the city, Bideawee is hosting two volunteer orientations Wednesday and Thursday (September 18 and 19). More Here
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