Mothers Rule the weekend Fun.

 Children’s Basketball

@Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

Fri 3:30pm, 4:30pm; Mon 3:30pm, 4:30pm.

This is an Ongoing event so go to website for when Parks programmers lead skill-improving drills, and have  adjustable hoops  to allow kids of all sizes to play. So cool! Ages 5 to 6 (3:30pm), 7 and up (4:30pm).

Sunset Singing  Circle

Fri 7pm; May 13 7pm; May 20 7pm
Singer and guitarist Terre Roche leads singers of all skill levels  (That means YOU) in folk songs, rounds and chants as the sun sets over the Hudson River. This is an Ongoing Event.

Artopia : Family arts Festival

@P.S. 334,

Sat 11am. 100 W 77th St (at Columbus Ave)
Youngsters can catch a performance from students at Wingspan Arts before becoming part of the action themselves, attending classes in clowning, drumming, dance or hip-hop. Fill in downtime by entering a raffle and taking part in ongoing craft activities throughout the day. All ages.

 Target First Free Saturdays: Greening Brooklyn

@Brooklyn Museum,

Sat 5pm. 200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave)

Every First Saturday Of the Month this museum’s party celebrates  and this Time you and your Kiddies have got to GO! Go  see the eco-warriors in Brooklyn with a performance from string band Frankenpine and a nature-inspired dance from SoNoGo Butoh Dance.  Luv It!!

Street Games

Sat 11am. First Ave (between 111th and 114th Sts)
 This is such a cool Idea!! Kids take to the park for skateboarding clinics and ’60s and ’70s street games like stick ball, double-dutch and lemon-twist hula-hooping.  Basically getting the youngsters off the Playstation and out from in front of the TV to the outdoors.Kidz who don’t have a knack for athletics can participate in an art competition instead. Ages 5 and up.

Mothers Day Puppet Show

@ The powerHouse Arena,

Sun 4pm.

I love the Powerhouse and this day Brooklyn-based author and artist Diana Schoenbrun (author of the Beasties craft book) shares tips from her new release, Puppet Play. Little ones (and adults, too!) will learn how to make sock monkeys and more with recycled materials and a little help from the puppet expert. BYO socks! Ages 5 to 9.


Azalea Garden Party

@New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

Sun May 8 noon–6pm.
At this Victorian-era garden party, kids can dress up in provided costumes, pose for pictures and make timely cards for Mother’s Day. Lawn activities like croquet, kite flying and lemonade sipping will pry 21st-century kids from their gadgets…for a few hours, anyway.

$20, children 2–12 $8, children under 2 free.


Clearing in the Forest: Music

Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade, inside Central Park at Central Park West and 106th St

Sun May 8 1–2pm.
Local parents and musicians Presley, Melody and the Baby Dolls play a complimentary outdoor concert for families in Central Park. Pack a picnic to munch on as you listen to the band’s folksy tunes. This is Cute simple and relaxing for mother’s day…. Except you might have to make Lunch….. Sad face


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