Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids

Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids
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Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids

We’re back with another round up of weekend activities for NYC families! Discover the best family-friendly activities and events happening in New York this weekend.

Spring is here! And there’s no shortage of places to go to spend the season. Kick off the season at WildPlay, visit a cherry blossom festival or celebrate Earth Day!

From museum exhibitions to outdoor adventures, there’s something for families to explore in the city that never sleeps.

Kick Off the Season at WildPlay

Wildplay Jones Beach | Details
April 19 to 21, 10 am to 6 pm

Celebrate WildPlay’s 2024 opening weekend! Zipline above the Jones Beach coast and take in spectacular views along the way. 

Have a Math Family Friday

National Museum of Mathematics | Details
April 19, 6:30 to 8 pm

Fractal curves are beautifully complex structures created by repeatedly applying a simple rule.

One of the most famous fractal curves is called the “Heighway dragon,” because its shape ends up looking a lot like a dragon! Join math hobbyist, artist, and entrepreneur Robert Fathauer and learn how to make your own dragon curve simply by folding a strip of paper.

Then, join in a collaborative construction to combine everyone’s curves into an even bigger dragon in an evening filled with fractal fun

Seek Out Owls

Science Museum of Long Island | Details
April 19, 7 to 9 pm

Seek the silent fliers of the night: owls! Learn about Long Island’s native owls, dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat, then journey into Leeds Pond Preserve to find them. Visit homemade owl nests and some other likely resting spots before settling down at the campsite for a campfire and some s’mores.

Celebrate Earth Day


There’s no better day than Earth Day to teach your children about preserving the environment for future generations to come. New York has countless events and activities for families to do their part helping the environment and celebrating Earth Day this year.

Learn All About Birds

Bronx Zoo | Details
April 20, 9:30 to 12 pm

Kids can get up close to animals, meet conservation experts and more! During this session, learn all about budgies, the colorful birds that live at the Bronx Zoo. Participants will gain early access to the zoo, help make enrichment for our animals, and get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador.

Party at the Dinosaur Renaissance Faire

Center for Science Teaching and Learning – Tanglewood Preserve | Details

April 20 to 30, 10 am to 4 pm

Shows, games, crafts and so much more! Free with purchase of museum tickets.

Catch the Long Island Ducks in Action

Fairfield Properties Ballpark | Details
April 20, 10:30 am

Fan Fest offers Ducks fans the chance to see Long Island’s hometown team as they prepare for the 2024 season. Fans will have the exclusive opportunity to watch the Ducks take batting practice beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Following batting practice, the Ducks will head to the main concourse along the first base line for a team autograph session with all fans. Youngsters will be able to enjoy several fun activities along the main concourse.

Visit a Cherry Blossom Festival

Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University | Details
April 21, 12 to 5 pm

Welcome spring to Long Island with the blooming of sakura (cherry blossoms), the sounds of taiko drums, and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits at the Wang Center!

The Wang Center will provide many exciting activities, including Koto plays, Japanese traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations, hands-on bonsai workshops, calligraphy workshops, ikebana flower arrangement, tea workshops, manga drawing, origami paper folding, kimono dress-ups, and cosplay (costumed role-play of a Japanese manga character) for all ages.

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Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp

<p>Aviator Sports Summer Day Camp offers five daily rotating activities such as swimming, ice skating gymnastics, rock climbing, parkour, indoor/outdoor turf, and courts plus more in its ample 175,000 sq. ft. facility and 35-acre outdoor area. Aviator Summer Camp also offers off-site and on-site field trips such as a day at Green Meadows Farm, Launch Trampoline Park, and a Brooklyn Cyclones game. The summer camp runs from 9 am-5 pm with early drop off and late stay available. Bus transportation is also available throughout Brooklyn. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included. Sign up by February 28th to receive up to $300 off camp with early bird discounts.</p>

Collina Italiana, The Italian Language and Cultural Center

<p>Learn Italian the fun way. Children practice and absorb the language through arts & crafts, activities, games, songs and stories!</p>

Studio E Art Classes

<p>Art, drawing, illustration, painting, and pottery.  Studio E Art Classes for ages 2 ½ to adult offers a creative space to find joy and rest in the creative arts. 7-week sessions are available for all classes, or just drop into a class to give it a try.</p> <p>Studio E Art is a great place to schedule a birthday party, celebration, scout troop activity, fundraiser and more.  Summer camps for children and tweens are available for half or full day in art or pottery.</p> <p>Find a complete list of classes, descriptions, and times on our <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</a>, or give us a call at 631-744-4001</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.295; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 8pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-bc02a8ce-7fff-3ce7-fefb-13163f0a79b6"></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2e621915-7fff-f490-fe96-ea466c05ebda"></span></span></p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-eef1d235-7fff-f52c-632b-0a2c03581014"></span></p>