Mother's Day weekend is always especially busy and this year is no exception, from a comprehensive, weekend-long celebration at the NY Botanical Garden to a Mother's Day Community Work Day, Wave Hill's mash-up of birding, yoga and kids' workshops, brunch at Queens Botanical...the list goes on and on. It's enough to send you in search of a family-friendly wine tasting! (Oh yeah, that's a thing.) We have piles of possibilities on the Mommy Poppins calendar. And Happy Mother's Day from all of us!
It's a jolly Holi Day on Saturday when Governors Island will literally be awash with color for the Hindu festival that marks the beginning of spring. All are welcome for the family festival that leaves everyone covered with colored powder, a tradition that is believed to originate with the fabled love story between Krishna and Radha.
Movies under the Stars are starting to shine in earnest, slightly in advance of the summer's outdoor film proliferation. This weekend, you can bring a blanket and a picnic to a FREE screening of Deep at the Samuel Seabury Playground (Lex & 96th St), Despicable Me 3 at the Harry Maze Playground (Canarsie, Brooklyn), or Pixels in Bloomingdale Park (Staten Island).
Just want some fair and festival options? We feel you. How about the Kids Food Fest at the World Trade (FREE, all weekend), Touch a Truck in Brooklyn, Highbridge Rocks in Washington Heights, the LIC Springs Block Party, the Greek Heritage Fest on the Upper West Side, the Queens Spring Fair, or the East River Esplanade celebration? Again, the calendar has it ALL.
As summer looms, we recommend that you peruse our list of Free and Cheap Summer Sports Programs for NY Kids, the always instructive May GoList or 50 FREE things to do this month, and 35 Things to Do in Brooklyn Bridge Park!