NYC Kids Weekend Events: Nov. 12-14


Looking for ways to fill up the family calendar this weekend? We have some ideas, just for you. It’s the return of Family Sundays at the Rubin, learn how to make your own pop tarts at this food workshop, or see the glowing lanterns at this super popular winter festival. But that’s not all. Scroll down for the rest of our top event picks!

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Grown Up and Me: Art and Music

These interactive classes incorporate a variety of sensory experiences for your little ones. Event Details.

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor Cultural Center is back for a third year to transform the botanical garden into an immersive world of light! ESCAPE with your friends and family in over 8 acres of luminescence. In addition to the lantern display, there will be a live DJ, projection mapping, food vendors, and more. Event Details.

Mickey’s Search Party on Ice

Join Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends on adventures filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Event Details.

Big Apple Circus Returns

The Big Apple Circus is returning to Lincoln Center with a new show, “Making The Impossible, Possible!”, led by world-renowned aerialist, high wire artist and Guinness World Record holder, Nik Wallenda. Don’t miss this high-flying new show! Event Details.

Fall Foliage Cruise

Take in all of the best fall colors in New York and see the fall leaves on this NYC Fall Foliage Cruise! You will spend a beautiful afternoon enjoying not only the best autumn foliage, but also the panoramic Manhattan skyline view including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more iconic spots. Event Details.

Harvest Hangings for the Wildlife Tree

Using seed, nuts, pinecones and other natural materials, make edible hangings for the Paisley Bed’s Wildlife Tree, the perfect spot for local birds, squirrels and other creatures to feast as winter sets in. Event Details.

Family Day: Dia de los Muertos

Families can make paper sugar skulls and other crafts and help to create a Day of The Dead altar, or ofrenda, by leaving notes or gifts for their ancestors or loved ones. Participants are invited to bring a copy of a photograph of someone they wish to honor with their ofrenda. Event Details.

Berry Pop Tarts Class

Join in a fun-filled culinary adventure as you whip up fresh pie dough and oh-so-delicious berry filling to create scrumptious pop tarts from scratch. Event Details.

Family Sundays

Family Sundays are back in person! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for an afternoon of creativity and self-exploration in the new space, the Mandala Lab, that both kids and their grown-ups will enjoy. Event Details.

Open Hours at Environmental Ed Center

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours at the Environmental Education Center! Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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