NYC FAMILY FUN
Another rainy weekend, but NYC's got lots of indoor options. Some multicultural fall festivals are rain or shine (we recommend this compact windproof umbrella), others are moving indoors. Always click on the 'More Info' button on the event listing to confirm before you head out.
UPPER EAST SIDE
🎨 Join free storytime (Sat-Mon mornings) at the Met in the new, free admission 81st Street Studio. Explore hands-on stations where art and science meet. Older kids can sleuth in the Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt.
UPPER WEST SIDE
🎶 Celebrate Latin jazz rhythms at the WeBop Family Jazz Party.
🎶 Watch Mischief Everywhere You Look: A Playful Site-Specific Dance Performance, a playful free performance in Riverside Park.
🎶 Through Oct 10, more than 50 giant hyper slow-moving images of 20 of New York City Ballet’s current dancers loom over Lincoln Center in SlowDancing/NYCB.
🎨 Look closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art and make your own art at MoMA's free Family Gallery Talks: Sculpture. See innovative pop art made of surprising materials (including a room of chocolate art!) at ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN at MoMA. Get creative anytime at the hands-on Art Lab. Buy an annual membership for $90 (tax-deductible) for unlimited visits all year long.
🎨 While the annual Paws on Parade at Bryant Park is cancelled, puppy lovers can get their fix in any weather at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, home of fun exhibit Fashionable Dogs and Thursday afternoon Stuffy Storytimes.
🐶 Live out rescue team dreams through themed environments, games, and activities at The PAW Patrol Experience at Camp Columbus Circle.
🐶 In Flatiron, explore La Familia Madrigal's real-life Casita, complete with secret passages, interactive magic and live music at Camp's Encanto experience.
🐶 Admire gorgeous costumes & sets from all the eras at Taylor Swift: Storyteller at the Museum of Arts & Design.
🍁 Enjoy shadow puppetry, mooncakes, traditional Han garments, sugar paintings and more at the (indoors) China Institute Mid Autumn Family Festival
🍁 Learn about the construction process during Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Hard Hat Area! Introduction to Construction!.
🍁 Journey through vibrant culture and history in bilingual musical My Magical Colombian Bus.
🍁 Celebrate Italian-American culture with colorful parades, live music, carnival style rides and lots of delicious food at the 96th annual Feast of San Gennaro.
🥨 Celebrate Oktoberfest at DeKalb Market Hall with live music, games, kids activities, food and more, plus lots of German food and beer.
🥨 Imagine sunny weather at Rock And Roll Playhouse at Brooklyn Bowl: Bob Marley
🥨 See a screening of a 1985 classic comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
🥨 Perrault's 1697 French fantasy is brought to life with hand puppets in Puppetworks intimate Puss in Boots.