Brooklyn is family fun HQ for NYC families this weekend: Not only is it Luna Park Opening Day (expanding this year to include a rope course and zip lines), but the Brooklyn Folk Festival brings bands, sing-alongs, a banjo toss, and more. Dance to the music of David Bowie at the Rock and Roll Playhouse for FREE on Saturday, and Smorgasburg is back in Prospect Park come Sunday.
In the mood for some bagpipe music and men in kilts? Excellent: It's Tartan Week, with the return of the Fifth Avenue Tartan Day Parade Saturday and a concert of music from the highlands Sunday. Pro tip: Get to Bryant Park before Saturday's parade for a Pipes and Drums performance.
In Queens, kids can enjoy the Apple Blossom Children's Carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum or the hands-on fun that is the Bionic Me exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. You can go full herbal at the Botanical Garden on Saturday, too.
Don't forget to apply for FREE summer STEM camps (Friday is the deadline), or to get your tickets for one or two of the lovely children's shows playing this spring, including The World Inside Me, which closes after this weekend. And did we mention that it's Eel Weekend in the Bronx? And that Staten Island is hosting a massive Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday? Consider yourself notified.
We're endlessly adding to our Event Calendar, so don't forget to check it before heading out. Plus, please peruse the April Go List, April Spring Festivals, and FREE things to do this month to prep for the amazing month ahead in NYC! And don't miss our invaluable guide to all the Easter Egg Hunts around town.