NYC Kids Weekend Events: Nov. 5-7

Happy November! Looking for something to do with all those pumpkins? How about this pumpkin smash? You can also celebrate Diwali this weekend, or drop the kids off for a pajama party at CAMP. Still looking for more? Scroll down for the rest of our top event picks!

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Canstruction 2021

It’s opening weekend for Canstruction. Don’t miss your chance to see some wildly creative can sculptures! Event Details.


Diwali Celebrations: the Culture Tree

Diwali is the New Year celebration of light over darkness. Join friends from The Culture Tree to celebrate this beautiful festival by learning the steps and gestures of rangoli, a traditional Indian dance, hearing stories, watching a captivating dance, and creating your own fireworks stamp. Event Details.


Haven Kids Rock

Join Haven Kids Rock for an unforgettable night featuring this year’s production of ‘Unstoppable, Tales from the Schoolyard,’ a compelling, heartwarming, and revealing musical about disadvantaged youth in America. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Dances With Leaves

Explore an assortment of freshly fallen leaves as the subject of bright prints. Roll up your leaves with ink and layer them, adding punched-paper leaf shapes in artful arrangements. Event Details.


Pumpkin Smash 2021

Smash, squash, or catapult your pumpkins to keep our city green spaces thriving. All smashed gourds will be turned into compost by the NYC Compost Project that will help revitalize soils in the city, parks and green spaces. Event Details.


This Is the Empire State

Join in for a hybrid program, which kids can attend either in person at The Skyscraper Museum or virtually on Zoom. First, there will be a reading of the book by Lisa Bullard The Empire State Building, then you’ll compare the 1931 skyscraper to 21st century supertalls in the current exhibition. Then, switching from listening and looking, kids will design a colorful light show for the skyscraper’s spire! Event Details.


Diwali Festival

Celebrate Diwali with this all-ages socially distance festival and dance party, featuring Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and Basement Bhangra’s DJ Rekha! Learn Bollywood, bhangra, and Kathak dance moves with Abha and Rekha, the art of rangoli design with Anju Gupta, explore Indian cooking with Queens Curry Kitchen and more. Event Details.


Hands on History

Come by and add your own touch to a large collaborative piece of artwork that will be displayed at King Manor for the rest of 2021. Event Details.


Saturday Science

When the Crazy Professor explores dry ice and liquid nitrogen, fun and learning ensue! Kids learn how to make artificial snow, a banana hammer, and much more. These special interactive experiments are sure to spark the scientist in all. Event Details.


Drop-Off Pajama Party at CAMP

Kids will have a blast at this special drop-off PJ party — while grown-ups get time for errands, shopping, or even (gasp!) a DATE NIGHT. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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