29 Apr What’s on for Kids this Weekend in NYC: May 1 & 2
Have a look at some fabulous family events taking place this weekend in the city, or from the comfort of your own home. Below are our picks for making this weekend one to remember for your family.
Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Saturday May 1, 4pm – 5:30pm
Online, hosted by Watson Adventures
$19 per person, ages 10+
Just because your stuck at home doesn’t mean your family still can’t go around the world! This virtual adventure will send you off to explore the world’s best museums and historic locations via links to eye-popping websites. Your challenge: follow our clues, find amazing objects, and answer tricky questions about them. Stops along the way include a 360-degree view of the ancient streets of Pompeii, Italy, prehistoric cave paintings in France, a swim around the Great Barrier Reef and a live panda cam in China.
Cherry Blossom Celebration Week
Daily until May 2
Randall’s Island Urban Farm & Fields 62/63
Spring is here, and so is our Cherry Blossom Celebration week! Celebrate the beginning of spring with RIPA and join us from 4/26 – 5/2, for festive seasonal activities that you can experience virtually, at the Park, or both!
Virtual Activities, available all week long:
Virtual Cherry Blossom Tours
Virtual Dance performances by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
Virtual Crafts & Activities
Virtual Cherry Blossom Guide
Live Photos & Videos from the Island
In-person activities at the Park on Saturday 5/1 and Sunday 5/2 from 12-4 pm:
A Cherry Blossom Walking Tour
A Cherry Blossom Bike Tour
A selfie station at the Urban Farm
Grab-and-Go Cherry Blossom Art Projects
Self-Guided Tours featuring our fragrant Gardens, blooming Cherry Trees, scenic natural areas, and our educational Urban Farm
Children’s Day from Home: Health, Happiness and Sports!
Sunday May 2, 1pm – 3pm
Online, hosted by Japan Society
Join us for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated! This Children’s Day, get up and move with our live online events just for families! All are invited to participate in full-body workshops highlighting popular sports from Japan including karate, aikido, and tate sword-fighting. After energizing the body and mind with our live sports workshops, families can continue to celebrate with at-home activities to create their own traditional Children’s Day crafts!
Flower Patch at Queens Botanical Garden
Sunday May 2, 8am – 6pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
Queens Botanical Garden is hosting its first ever Flower Patch, an intimate experience among spring flowers on Sundays, May 2, and May 9 (Mother’s Day)!
Unique floral and garden creature installations transform the QBG Farm into a fantastic flower spectacle creating an immersive environment and stunning backdrop for photos. Pick your own pot of flowers to take home with you, and a floral themed grab-and-go craft activity kit. Fee includes general Garden admission and entry to the Patch.
Kids Laughter Class
Sunday May 2, 3pm
Free Kids Laughter Yoga Class. Laughter helps kids (and adults) reduce stress, feel happier and find more joy in life. It’s 30 minutes of laughing exercises and breathing techniques, which is scientifically shown to increase happiness levels, reduce anxiety, and improve overall brain health and function.
This class is ideal for 4-10 year olds, but adults and pets are welcome. Eric (a pet duck) will be there too. Laughter is universal and available for everyone to enjoy. Even ducks!
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*Please always check with the venue before setting off to attend an event. Please also observe social distancing and wear a mask for in-person events.