This weekend features four of our top family event picks for April. Enjoy the best of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival; introduce the kids to pogo sticks and hula hoops at Street Games in East Harlem; see alfresco, interactive theater at Lincoln Center; or celebrate the Hindu festival of colors in Midtown.
Other weekend highlights include Hippo Playground's annual fete and lots of family theater: Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Commedia Cinderella and Blown Away by Poetry—that last one is FREE. Plus, all of the YMCAs in town are hosting Healthy Kids Day with a slew of no-charge activities.
Oh, and don't forget that it's officially street festival time in NYC. We've rounded up the best May fests for families, but keep in mind these big events, like the 5 Boro Bike Tour this Sunday, May 1, can wreak havoc on traffic, so if you have plans for weekend day trip or getaway, check street closures first.
And perhaps more importantly, don't forget that the following Sunday, May 8, is Mother's Day. To help you plan, we rounded up the best brunches to celebrate mom in Manhattan and the Bronx, across Brooklyn restaurants and in Queens. Plus, check out these special events and things to do that Sunday.
As always, you can find even more options for this weekend in our Event Calendar and our Spring Fun Guide.