Things to do this Weekend (5/11-5/12)

In addition to celebrating Mother’s Day, there is lots going on in the city. Our top picks are below:



1.Kite Flight DIY and Fly: This awesome event is cosponsored by the Noguchi Museum. The event encourages kids to use recycled material to build a kite and then fly it.

Neighborhood: LIC

When: Until Sat. May 11 (11 am)

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, (at Broadway), Queens

Cost: Free

2. Adventures from Ezra Jack Keats: Presented by the TADA theater. This delightful theater groups brings to life two of Ezra Jack Keats’ book.

Neighborhood: Manhattan

When: Until May 19

Where: 15 W 28th St

Cost: Visit website for cost and ticket information

3. Bike the Branches: If you love Brooklyn, books, and biking, then you will love this event, which is biking to all the different branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. The event is held to benefit the Brooklyn Public Library System.

Neighborhood: Brooklyn

When: Sat. May 11

Where: Various Locations (10 am)

Cost: $20, children under 18 $10, family of up to five $40

4. Mother’s Day at Central Park Zoo: If you like animals, then you will enjoy spending Mother’s Day at the Zoo and joining in an animal Mom scavenger hunt, Mother’s Day-themed crafts, and tasty treats.

Neighborhood: Manhattan

When: Sunday May 12

Where: Central Park Zoo

Cost: Visit site for cost and tickets

5. Mother’s Day Weekend Picnic: Enjoy a picnic in the Queens Botanical Gardens in garden’s scenic Crabapple Orchard.

Neighborhood: Queens

When: Sunday May 12

Where: Queens Botanical Gardens

Cost: Free with Garden Admission