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Ultimate Science Street Fair, Ideas City Street Fest + More Weekend Fun!

2015-05-29

Hey guys! Remember me? The lady who runs this joint? Yeah, I can't remember me either. This week has been a little nuts and it's kept me away from blogging here. In any case, there's some cool stuff going on this weekend. Ideas City and The Ultimate Science Street Fair both feature great interactive activities for kids in the parks. You might also enjoy releasing lady bugs, stomping along with Emily Eagen's string band at Carnegie Hall (free!), exploring a cardboard jungle of paper trees at The Duke, or spinning around at Victoria Gardens in Central Park. Don't forget that Governors Island is perpetually awesome, and now open seven days a week. Also, we would never turn down a day at Coney Island that includes the aquarium and Smorgasburg eats.

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Saturday, May 30th
  • Life at the Limits

    Life at the Limits

    Explores the diverse and sometimes jaw-dropping strategies animals and plants employ to find food, fend off predators, reproduce + thrive in habitats many would find inhospitable, even lethal.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $16.00 to $27.00
    When: April 4, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016. Timed entry only.
  • Science Playground

    Science Playground

    Slides, seesaws, sand pits, a giant lever, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes, metal drums, fog machines screw and a water play area!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00
    When: March 1-November 30th. See museum hours. Weather permitting.
  • Nature Exploration

    Nature Exploration

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for expanded Audubon programs every Thursday and Friday thru the end of October.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Thursdays + Fridays @ 12:00 PM-4 PM thru October
  • Victorian Gardens

    Victorian Gardens

    Victorian Gardens is an amusement park perfect for the 2-12 year old set that lasts all summer long.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 12
    Cost: $7.50 to $16.00
    When: Opens May 23. Operates daily thru September 13th.
  • City Splash

    City Splash

    Launch boats down a winding stream, splash in the puddle patch, and paint with water on slate.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: Open daily 11:00AM-4:00PM. Weather permitting.
  • Saturday Storytime

    Saturday Storytime

    Storytime every Saturday with original art projects.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 10
    Cost: Free
    When: Saturdays @ 11:30 AM
  • Ladybug Day

    Ladybug Day

    The Friends of Washington Market Park will distribute 100,000 ladybugs to children and adults who will then release them in the park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: May 30 @ 11:00AM
  • Jack & The Beanstalk

    Jack & The Beanstalk

    A fresh retelling of the classic English fairytale takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 9
    Cost: $7.00 to $10.00
    When: January 14- June 28, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • Family Camping

    Family Camping

    Seize the unique opportunity to camp overnight in one of the city's parks! Registration opens May 20th.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: See listing for locations, dates + times.
  • Ideas City StreetFest

    Ideas City StreetFest

    Interactive games, crafts, a puppet show + live music.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: May 30, 12:00PM-6:00PM
  • Family Programs on The Intrepid

    Family Programs on The Intrepid

    Special programs specifically designed for children and their parents or caregivers guarantee that your day will be fun and educational!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $31.00
    When: Select Saturdays @ 10:30AM. See enclosed schedule.
  • Woodlands Discovery Club for Families

    Woodlands Discovery Club for Families

    Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through this new five-week immersive woodland adventure!

    Ages: For ages 7 and up
    Cost: $250.00
    When: Five week program on Saturdays 10AM to 12:00PM. Next session starts on May 30th and ends on June 27th.
  • Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    A free story hour series for toddlers, featuring award-winning children's storytellers.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Daily @ 10:30AM (Yup, seven days a week).
  • Strawberry Festival

    Strawberry Festival

    Crafts, games, inflatables, music, tattoo artist, face painting, strawberry eating contest, carnival games + much more!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: May 30, 12:00PM-3:00PM
  • Paper Planet

    Paper Planet

    Venture into a wild woodland unlike any other. Explore a jungle of cardboard trees filled with paper flora and fauna.

    Ages: For ages 2 and up
    Cost: $13.00 to $20.00
    When: May 30th-June 7th. See listing for times.
  • Sunday Storytime in Mr. Morgan's Library

    Sunday Storytime in Mr. Morgan's Library

    Storytime in a venue that you can't beat!

    Ages: For ages 2 and up
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: Every Sunday March 1 through June 7, 3-4 p.m. (excluding May 3)
  • Start with Art

    Start with Art

    An hour of sketching, exploration, and storytelling.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 7
    Cost: Free to $25.00
    When: Select Thursdays & Saturdays. Times vary. See enclosed listing.
  • Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

    Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

    Check out the art, grab some lunch, and hit the playgrounds.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: May 23, 24, 25 + 30, 31 @ 12:00PM-6:00PM
  • Pop Up Audubon II : Plant Clues

    Pop Up Audubon II : Plant Clues

    Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment in Prospect Park.

    Ages: For ages infants to 0
    Cost: Free
    When: Every Saturday + Sunday in May, 11:00AM-4:00PM
  • Pop Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

    Pop Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

    Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: Saturdays + Sundays @ 11:00AM-4:00PM (thru 5/31)
  • Open Studio @ The Whitney

    Open Studio @ The Whitney

    Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view in the exhibition America Is Hard to See.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: Free to $22.00
    When: May 3, 9, 10, 17, 30, 31 @ 10:30 AM-3:00PM
  • Robot Swarm

    Robot Swarm

    Interact with two dozen small, glowing robots who react to your presence and communicate with each other, chasing after you or zooming away as you move across the floor.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $9.00 to $15.00
    When: Opens December 14, 2015. Open daily 10AM-5:00PM.
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