• Weekend Planner: April 20-22

    Our Highlight Reel For What To Do This Weekend

    By Kat Harrison

    Contributor: Meghan Gearino

    Kermit the Frog taught us that it’s good to be green.
    And with Earth Day rounding the corner this Sunday, we rounded up over 10
    unique events
    for your family to try; including the premiere of The New York
    Children’s Theater Festival
    and two all-weekend eco fests for families. Oh,
    plus all the other family fun below! —

    FRIDAY

    The Young Child Expo & Conference at Hotel Pennsylvania is great for parents and
    professionals with an interest in special needs, gifted and bilingual children,
    covering hot topics like early diagnosis and emotional intelligence.

    TRIBECA FILM FEST FUN: The World Financial Center’s drive-in series continues
    with a screening of The Goonies. Get
    there early for a “truffle shuffle” contest and treasure hunt.

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    Ogle at art from up-and-coming galleries and artists at the Affordable Art Fair.
    Kids can create animations and Andy Warhol-inspired pictures.

    Young Thomas Klopper sees things that others
    can’t. A story ripe with humor, struggle and hope, older kids will love The Book of Everything opening at the
    New Victory Theater this weekend.

    SATURDAY-MONDAY

    Join Moey’s Music Party for a weekend of princess fun. Following free
    concerts at Mary Arnold Toys and J&R Jr., the pink carpet will be put down
    for The Princess Ball at the New York Junior
    League Ballroom.

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    Animal Tales Extravaganza returns to the Bronx Zoo this weekend, bigger and
    more creature-themed than ever! Yo Gabba Gabba and Curious George are this
    weekend’s highlights.

    Children ages 10 and up can create large-scale pals
    at the free PEN Puppet Workshops. The results will be used during mobile
    performances along the NYC Highline.

    Don’t miss the season finale of The
    Little Orchestra Society’s Lolli-Pops series. Ages 3-5 will love identifying
    instruments during the orchestral version of Peter & The Wolf.

    The Dicapo Opera Theatre makes an
    intimidating art form fun and accessible for kids. This weekend, catch a family-friendly one-hour
    production of La Traviata, as part
    of their Opera for Kids series. 

    SATURDAY

    Earth Day aside, there are two marvelous events focused on the manmade to look forward
    to. Kids can create an entire city skyline with poster paper at The Skyscraper
    Museum’s Body Buildings workshop. Or design a structure at the Reading
    Buildings
    event through The Museum of the City of New York.

    Head to J&R Jr. for their Family
    Photography Day
    , sponsored by KidzVuz.com, where kids ages seven and up can
    learn photo composition, manual settings and menu options. Don’t have a gizmo?
    One will provided for you!

    The music of The Big
    Easy
    comes
    to life in an interactive family concert, What
    is
    New Orleans Jazz? at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    Once Upon
    a Story
    at the Shadow Box Theatre lets kids spend Saturday morning with classic
    American folk tales and legends like good ol’ Johnny Appleseed.

    Bring your tween and
    teen muggles
    to the Met for a Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt to
    find Harry Potter art and objects throughout the museum.

    TRIBECA FILM FEST FUN: Get your kicks at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 for the
    Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day. The free day features soccer drills, scrimmages and
    celebs.

    SUNDAY

    Bust out that map and head to SoHo for the Citibabes Scavenger Hunt. Kiddos
    will search for travel-themed items at community hotspots and end the day with
    a welcome home party.

    Hello, a dance party
    just for kids!
    The Broad Street Ballroom hosts the Little Club Heads for groovers 12
    months and up.

    Baby Got Bach‘s final
    performance
    of the season rolls through Le Poisson Rouge. This jam session features
    music, comics, ballerinas and a make-your-own instrument workshop.

    TRIBECA
    FILM FEST
    FUN: For movies by kids and for kids, check
    out the Downtown Youth Behind The Camera showcase
    followed by a forum with the
    student filmmakers.

    For even more events and
    activities this weekend and beyond, check out our
    Family Calendar.

    And if you haven’t
    already, click here to
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    enjoy every weekend in the city and beyond.

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