• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (March 14-16)

    The Whitney Biennial For Kids + St. Pat’s Fun + A Bear Hunt At Symphony Space + Much More Family Fun


    We Are Going On A Bear Hunt - Kenny Wax & Nick Brooke Productions

    “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” At Symphony Space
    Credit: Bob Workman

    Find out what’s new at the New Museum. From an exhibition that allows kids to paint on the walls to its sky room panorama, we’ve unearthed the 5 Things That Families Can Do Right Now at the downtown art museum. 

    Go Green! The big parade is just a part of all the fun events and activities for families celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Click here for our guide to the best happenings.

    Read on for this weekend’s fun events, and for our full calendar of events, click here!

     STARTING FRIDAY

    Enjoy the 2014 Whitney Biennial with a series of family programs, from a stroller tour for new parents on Friday to an interactive tour for kids on Saturday. Get creative! (Friday-Saturday)

    Karma Kids is offering a special Pajama Glow-in-the-Dark yoga class. At the end, there will be a dance party with cookies and milk. Namaste! (Friday)

    The Museum of Mathematics is celebrating Pi Day. Expect exhibits, pizza, and guest speakers. Go STEM! (Friday)

    STARTING SATURDAY

    The popular chapter book “Peace, Love, And Cupcakes” has been turned into a musical at the Vital Theatre. Enjoy the show! (Saturday-April 26)

    Puppet fans will love the translation of Leo Lionni’s beloved Caldecott Honor books into theatrical performances starring Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch at the Tribeca PAC. Take your seat! (Saturday)

    “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” is a fun-filled family show at Symphony Space. Prepare for an adventure! (Saturday)

    Meet the author and illustrator Kevin Henkes at Symphony Space as he discusses his creative process. Learn something new! (Saturday)

    Nathaniel Olson, a baritone, and Kevin Murphy, a pianist, will perform a neighborhood concert at the Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan, as presented by Carnegie Hall. Don’t miss this performance! (Saturday)

    SUNDAY

    Bring your little one to the night spot Le Poisson Rouge, which has been transformed into a childproof play area for a Baby Loves Disco party. Party down! (Sunday)

    The New York Transit Museum’s is having families sew small pieces of fabric together to create a larger image, similar to how the tiles in subway stations form a bigger, beautiful image. Quilting bee time! (Sunday)

    Rock out at the Jewish Museum to the Dirty Sock Funtime Band whose “carnival-like funk rock” is perfect for Purim. Sing along! (Sunday)

    Join the 92Y for a Purim Carnival featuring games, a petting zoo, and a magic show. Have a ball! (Sunday)

    Have fun with the Purim holiday at the JCC in Manhattan’s free family carnival, which will be filled with games, animals, face painting, and more. Be festive! (Sunday)

    In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Merchant’s House will be conducting tours focused around the lives of Irish servants. Happy St Patrick’s Day! (Sunday)

    TUESDAY

    Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, meets and greets fans at Symphony Space. Stop by! (Tuesday)