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.

New York City is the place to be year-round, and during the winter is no exception. Go to a cat cafe, celebrate National Poetry Month or spend a Second Sunday at the Whitney!

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

Commemorate Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Museum
April 13-15, 11 am to 6 pm

Join the museum for Jackie Robinson Day weekend! On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in modern Major League Baseball. Commemorate Robinson’s enduring legacy on and off the baseball diamond with fun-filled events for fans of all ages featuring special museum tours, hands-on activities, games, and more!

Go to a Cat Cafe


Love cats but can’t have one due to a family allergy or strict landlord? Visit a cat café, where you can socialize, play and hang out with cats that are adoptable through various animal rescues.

Celebrate Earth Month with FAD Market

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Details
April 13-14, 11 am to 6 pm

FAD Market celebrates Earth Month with a pop-up market featuring over 50 sustainable and local makers, designers, and small businesses. Come for a curated selection of sustainable goods including handmade jewelry, apparel, body and skincare, tableware, and artisanal packaged food, and stay to explore the best of Brooklyn. 

Enjoy Poetry in the Park and a Book Giveaway

Fort Greene Park | Details
April 13, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Hosted by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Poetry in the Park is a family-friendly event featuring workshops, history, performances, and, of course, poetry! Brooklyn Book Bodega will host a book giveaway table from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month


April is National Poetry Month! Millions of people around the world celebrate every year, and no reader is too young to get in on the celebrations. We’ve rounded up some of the best events across New York City, many of which are hosted by New York Public Library branches, to celebrate National Poetry Month as a family.

Take a Free Fitness Class

The Seaport | Details
Saturdays through May 25, 12:15 to 1:15 pm

Seaport Fit kicks off earlier this year, with classes in full swing. It’s the perfect way to relieve stress and release some mood-boosting endorphins, according to doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian. So warm up and get set to sweat, as you get Seaport Fit with the city’s top trainers. Drop in for a free class every week. Check for the exact location. 

Visit a Sculpture Garden


Sculpture gardens blend art and nature together, making them a perfect getaway from the city when you need a second to breathe. Plus, many of these sculpture gardens are free to visit!

Learn About Sea Creatures

New York Aquarium | Details
April 14, 9:30 am to 11 am

Bring your small fry to the New York Aquarium for this fun caregiver-and-me class! In this toddler takeover of the aquarium, you’ll engage in hands-on activities, play with other mini-marine explorers, and meet animals up close. Start your morning with interactive family fun at this early access event. Explore like the jellies at the aquarium and enjoy this unique experience with your toddler including sensory activities, crafts, songs and movements!

Spend a FREE Second Sunday at the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art | Details
April 14, 10:30 am to 6 pm

Admission to the Whitney is now free all day on the second Sunday of every month. Visitors of all ages enjoy artmaking, activities, tours, classes, and other special events that celebrate Whitney exhibitions and community events. Though admission is free, tickets are required and capacity is limited. Advance tickets are recommended.

Party at the Earth Day Festival

Union Square | Details
April 14, 12 to 6 pm

Come together to call for climate action and environmental justice. Join the climate conversation at a pivotal time. The event will include exhibits, workshops, performances, art installations, kids’ activities and more. 

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