Not sure what to do on a beautiful day? Head over to Bryant Park, there’s always plenty going on. There’s always an activity of some sort during the day in the summer, like ping pong, board games, putting practice, exercise classes, juggling classes, and so much more. There are also special activites and performances depending on the day of the week. You can also just enjoy sitting in the park with your lunch or a cold drink and people watching. Visit the website for more details on what’s going on if you’re looking for something specific, or just head over there when you have a moment and see for yourself!
Bring your water guns and prepare to have a good old fashioned water fight, but on a much larger scale than the ones you had as a kid. This one is happening this Saturday at Central Park’s Great Lawn at 2pm and it’s free to join in. No water balloons are allowed, but you can definitely bring your old super soaker that you thought you’d never use again! Have fun!
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND GARDEN PARTY
Spend Mother’s Day outside at the New York Botanical Garden with the whole family. Enjoy live music, picnicking, games, and more. Kids can enjoy crafting Mother’s Day cards, watching a bubble show, or adding to giant chalk drawings. Tickets for adults start at $30 per person. The events are ongoing on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Happy Mother’s Day!
EASTER EGG HUNTS
Easter egg hunts are a popular way for kids to celebrate Easter. There are a few in the city that are free, but these tend to be very crowded. If you want a much calmer experience, register your kid(s) for the Easter Egg Hunt in Riverside Park on Saturday, April 4. Today is one of the last days to register at a reduced price of $16 per child as opposed to $21. You’ll also be able to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Have fun!
ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY
To help set the spirit for the US Open, take the kids to the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning for some fun games and tennis activities. Some of the events include: watching the Pros practice, face painting, juggling workshop, balloon artists, 10 and under tennis, storytelling, and more! The majority of this is free, but there are some events that require paid tickets. For more information on all the events, visit the website.
If you can’t get out of the city for winter sports, never fear, Winter Jam is here! This Saturday from 11am to 3pm at the Bandshell area of Central Park (entrance on 72nd Street) people of all ages can enjoy playing in the snow. Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skiing & snowboarding lessons, and more. You can also bring your dog for special canine activities. The event is free; even equipment for any of the sports are provided free of charge! Have fun!
AMERICAN GIRL: SAIGE’S CELEBRATION
This Friday, the 13th, head to American Girl Place on 5th Avenue at 7:30pm and join in the celebration to welcome Saige, American Girl’s newest Girl of the Year. Young fans will make crafts, eat, and learn all about Saige (who loves painting, horseback riding, and using her imagination),
Tickets are $33. Reservations are required so make sure you call ahead and reserve your spot: 877-247-5223.