Step aboard the Intrepid and back in time when the museum reopens to the public Thursday, March 25. Photo courtesy of the Intrepid
Step aboard the Intrepid and back in time when the museum reopens to the public Thursday, March 25. Photo courtesy of the Intrepid

Activities To Get You Out of the House This Weekend in NYC

Spring break is on the horizon, outdoor fun is beckoning, and some beloved kid spots reopen to the public. We are psyched. First up, the Intrepid is lowering its gangplank to the public again, offering some new opportunities for big ship fans, including a peek into the bomb elevators and access to the pilot escalator. Then, Six Flags Great Adventure opens its gates in Jackson, N.J., so coaster riders can once again placate their need for speed.

Saturday's Holi celebration in Riverside Park uses colored kites for COVID safety. Easter egg hunts and celebrations dot the landscape in every borough, and kids can welcome spring with a scavenger hunt/seed swap at the Old Stone House. If that's not enough, we've found 50 fun events and activities for the spring break week and have even more seasonal picks in our Spring Fun Guide.

Poppins@Home is poised to fill in any free time remaining with Snapology's planes, trains, automobiles camp program, an awesome virtual hip hop dance class, ballet for all, and bilingual music fun with 123 Andres all await, too.

Keep a vigilant eye on the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar as the city continues to open like the gorgeous flower it is.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, reservations are required for many of these events, so plan your outings in advance, and be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing.

Places featured in this article:


Skyline Drive-In
upcoming events
(Wed Jun 24, 2020 - Fri Apr 30, 2021) Skyline Drive-In

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
upcoming events
(Sat Mar 27, 2021 - Sun Apr 11, 2021) Six Flags Great Adventure Season Opening

Chelsea Market
upcoming events
(Sun Mar 7, 2021 - Sun May 2, 2021) The Chelsea Symphony

Brooklyn Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 10, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Create a Wearable Collage
(Sat Apr 24, 2021) Celebrate Holi!

Alley Pond Environmental Center
upcoming events

Central Park

Children's Museum of Manhattan
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 7, 2021 - Sun Apr 11, 2021) Magical Unicorn Horns
(Wed Apr 14, 2021 - Sun Apr 18, 2021) Yarn Painting
(Wed Apr 21, 2021 - Fri Apr 23, 2021) Earth Day Planters
(Wed Apr 28, 2021 - Sun May 2, 2021) CMOM's Comic Book Maker

Brooklyn Borough Hall
upcoming events
(Sun Mar 14, 2021 - Sun Apr 11, 2021) Arrivals + Departures

Wherever you are
Eggcellent Animals
Alley Pond Environmental Center - 9:30 AM Pick
Family Farm Volunteer Day at The Battery Urban Farm
The Battery Urban Farm - 9:00 AM Pick
Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunts
Aviator Sports And Events Center - 10:00 AM Pick
Kusama: Cosmic Nature
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park Blessing of the Rides
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides