May 3-5 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents

Sign up for this FREE Weekend Activities newsletter!

We've done the planning. You do the fun.
Calendar | Coupons | Where-To Guides | Family Outings | Blog

Our Cover Contest, Cinco de Mayo Fun, Star Wars Saber Academy, and a Maritime Fest
May 3-5

Will Your Child Be Our Next Cover Model?

Be Our Next Cover Model!:
Submit your favorite photo of your child to the 2013 NYMetroParents Cover Contest for his or her chance to appear on our covers! Plus, take note of these 10 tips for snapping great photos of your kids when you're on the go and equipped with only your smartphone

Are you thinking about moving?: Are you thinking about moving?: Use the NEW NYMP real estate database to find the home of your dreams! Simply select a neighborhood and start your search. With thousands of listings for houses, condos, co-ops, rentals, and open houses, our regularly updated database makes it easy for you to find your family's next home.

Sponsored Events

May 4-5; 11-12
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield County, CT
A classical Broadway musical based on the iconic characters of Charles Schulz.

May 5
The Mamas Expo
New York Hall of Science, Queens
Explore the best local services and specialists for families in NYC. Plus enjoy free concerts and activities for kids.

May 5
Danbury Kid's Expo
Danbury Sports Dome, Danbury, CT
An afternoon of entertainment, hands-on activities, magic shows, and more.

May 5
Exclusive Children's Book Signing
Kush Kush Toys, Woodbury, Long Island
Meet award-winning children's author Carole P. Roman. Guests who buy a book get a FREE gift!

May 5
Asphalt Green's Summer Day Camp Open House
Battery Park City
Learn all about camp for ages 4-13 and get the chance to work on progressive skill development with expert sports instructors.

May 11
Fitness Festival: Walk, Roll, & Play
Glen Island Park, New Rochelle
Get active on the 1.5-mile route around the park and keep your family moving with carnival games, yoga, hula hooping, and more. Kids attend for FREE.

May 11
Asphalt Green's Summer Day Camp Open House
Asphalt Green Murphy Center, Upper East Side
Stop by to discover the fun that awaits your camper this summer at Asphalt Green. All are welcome.

June 8
Launch Party for H2O Go Ball!
Howe Caverns Adventure Park, Cobelskill, NY
You're invited to the launch party for the new OGO Ball for live entertainment and a BBQ.

June 8
BooZoo's Canine Carnival
Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk, CT
Explore the powerful bond between humans and their animal friends. Canines welcome.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, May 3

• Catch dragons, leaping monkeys, pirates, and more in an adventurous show on stage in Manhattan

• Take a stroll "In The Garden" at BAM for videos, shadowplay, illustrations, and an interactive show

• Head out on an Evening Frog Walk with a flashlight to search for these amphibians in Rockland

Saturday, May 4

• Celebrate Long Island's harbor and maritime heritage with a boat show, live demos, sailing instruction, and pirates

• Learn all about plants at the GardenFest in Fairfield County, CT

• Opening Weekend: Search for clues in nature on a Discovery Quest in Rockland

• Watch as woolly sheep get their annual haircuts at the Sheep Shearing in Queens

• Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special holiday craft in Westchester

• Get groovin' with the Sugar Free Allstars, the two-piece band, in Brooklyn

Giveaways & Exclusive Offers!


Visit the new Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester with a FREE family pass!


Groove to 'Mamma Mia'!

Intrepid Discount

Catch the long-running, family-friendly Broadway show "Mamma Mia" and save more than 30% on tickets! Use code: MMPROM13.

Get more NYC offers like this in our Savings Pack!

Online Calendar
View all of the kid-friendly activities and events happening this weekend.


Fairfield, CT

Long Island

Saturday, May 4 (continued)

• "May the Fourth Be With You" at Ripley's in Mahattan, where you'll witness light saber duels

• Explore the vibrant culture of Mexico at Cinco de Mayo! on Long Island

• Expose the kids to classic music at the Westchester Chamber Symphony Concert

• Uncover treasures at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center

• Be amazed at an interactive show starring Mario the Magician in Manhattan

Sunday, May 5

• Peek into the delightful world of spring's plants on a Mother's Day walk in Westchester

• Listen to the harmonica, washboard, and kazoo at a Carnegie Hall family concert in Manhattan

• Learn to Go Greenat this fest in Fairfield County

• Explore kids' activity booths and watch performances at the annual Tulip Festival on Long Island

• Shake and move to interactive music at a kid-friendly concert in Brooklyn

• Discover Korean Children's Day & Cinco de Mayo at a dual celebration in Queens

May Issue

May Cover

See the May Issue

Read Past Issues

Where to Find Us

Special Parent

Special Parent Get your FREE copy of Special Parent.
Picks for You

Play Outside!

Play Outdoors!: Visit nature centers, zoos, and botanical gardens in the NYC area to encourage open-ended play. Find your top NYC-area visits with our extensive guide!

Sakura Matsuri

Mama Roode: 'Cosplay' & Japanese Street Fashion at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

No Screens

Can We Be
Screen-Free-ish for 1 Week?


The Power of Fantasy for Young Readers


Casting Call! Audition to Sing at 2013 U.S. Open