Pedro Animal Falls in Love is a comical folktale from the Dominican Republic  told in puppet form by Teatro Sea. Photo courtesy of Teatro Sea
Pedro Animal Falls in Love is a comical folktale from the Dominican Republic told in puppet form by Teatro Sea. Photo courtesy of Teatro Sea

26 Things To Do in NYC This Weekend: Growler Reopens, Celebrate Eid, Prospect Park Treasure Hunt

It's mid-May already, and we are wallowing in the lovely spring weather, rain and all. In the quiet space between Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend, there's plenty going on—live and in-person. The Intrepid Museum's Growler submarine reopens to the public this weekend, with timed tickets and the usual COVID precautions, Eid celebrations are happening at the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Children's Museum, and there's a very cool treasure hunt percolating in Prospect Park, with a $20K prize attached.

Families can also learn about different kinds of bird nests and make their own, watch an outdoor screening of Hamilton, and catch a concert about unconventional vehicles.

The Event Calendar is bulging with great ideas, both IRL and virtual, and you should also take a gander at our tips for visiting the Queens Zoo, outdoor restaurants in Brooklyn with patios and backyard space, and Riverside Park's fresh playgrounds.

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 practicing social distancing. 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. Please plan your outings in advance, as many venues require timed-entry tickets or reservations to limit crowd size.

Places featured in this article:


Children's Museum of Manhattan
upcoming events
(Wed May 19, 2021 - Sun May 23, 2021) Portraits that Pop
(Wed May 26, 2021 - Fri May 28, 2021) Paper Airline Races
(Sat May 29, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Sculpted Memorials

Juicy Lucy BBQ
upcoming events
(Thu May 6, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Juicy Lucy BBQ: A Flick and a Feast

Skyline Drive-In
upcoming events
(Wed Jun 24, 2020 - Sun May 30, 2021) Skyline Drive-In

Flying Tiger in City Point Mall
upcoming events
(Fri May 14, 2021 - Fri May 21, 2021) City Point Circus

Staten Island Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 13, 2021) Drag Queen Story Hour
(Sat Jun 19, 2021) Harambee Dance Company

Prospect Park

Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza)

Wave Hill
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Family Art Project: Take Flight!
(Sat May 29, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Family Art Project: Garden Fountains

National Museum of Mathematics
upcoming events
(Sun May 16, 2021) Madison Square Math

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Harbor View Lawn
upcoming events
(Sun Apr 18, 2021 - Sun Jul 11, 2021) Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy: Open Studios

New York Hall of Science
upcoming events
(Sat May 8, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science

Metrotech Center
upcoming events
(Tue May 11, 2021 - Tue Jun 8, 2021) Kid-friendly Pingpong Happy Hour

Syndicated
upcoming events
(Sun May 9, 2021 - Sat May 29, 2021) Sidewalk Cinema at Syndicated

Brooklyn Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Kinetic Sculptures at BCM

25 Kent
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) In the Future Everything Will Be Perfect
Kusama: Cosmic Nature
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Family Art Project: Take Flight!
Wave Hill - 10:00 AM Pick
Madison Square Math
National Museum of Mathematics - 10:00 AM Pick
Dancers of The Met OPEN AIR OPERA
Upper West Side - 11:00 AM Pick
Birding: Nests
Henry Hudson Park - 11:00 AM Pick
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