September 21, 2012

Weekend Planner: September 21-23


Our Highlight Reel For What To Do This Weekend

By New York Family


This weekend brings one of our favorite events of the year, the Queens County Fair, filled with fantastic state fair fare we can hardly believe we can find in the city. The next few days are also bustling with Moon Festival celebrations, a day of fire-fighting, hoppin’ concerts, and much more.

 

SATURDAY

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean kids can’t still enjoy free movies. The MoMA is showing four exciting animal flicks at no charge. See the line-up here.  

Alley Pond shows young chefs how to make cinnamon French toast and chocolate milk floats for breakfast. Bon appetit!

Learn how to use a fire extinguisher and see fire engines in action at New York City Fire Museum’s Family Day. Ready to be a hero?

Exercise for a cause: the one-mile New York City Buddy Walk in Central Park raises awareness and funds for people with Down’s Syndrome. Get moving!

Brooklyn is hoppin’ this weekend, with a  Williamsburg mega block party and concert plus a Brooklyn Children’s Museum performance by the always wonderful Suzi Shelton.

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

And it’s a big weekend for Queens too. Families can discover a great mix of local services, specialists and products at the Fall Mamas Expo at the Museum of the Moving Image. Go Queens!

Find everything you’d expect at a state fair and then some at Queens County Fair. An Amazing Maize Maze, pig races, pie-eating, corn husking competitions–oh my!

 

SUNDAY 

If there’s anyone who can make kids love veggies, it’s b-ball legend Shaq O’Neal, who’s kicking off the Super Sprowtz Live! Veggielicious Tour in Lincoln Square. Meet the veggie superheroes here.

Celebrate the Moon Festival at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), where kids can get a taste of culture with samples of sweet moon cakes, shadow puppets, lantern workshops and more traditional fun. Woohoo!

Can’t get enough of the lunar fest? Find everything from more tastings to lion dances at Chinatown’s Sara Roosevelt Park. It’s party time.

The foodie and musical fun continues at 92nd Street Y’s massive Streetfest in the Upper East Side, featuring an obstacle course, face painting, “Bring It On: The Musical” performance, and vendors, vendors, vendors. Who’s pumped?

Calling all bookworms: Get the chance to hone your writing, watch a cartoon-drawing face-off, and meet over 10 beloved childrens authors like Selina Alko and Frank Viva at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Read on!

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