Mommy Poppins Picks for the November 2nd Weekend (Brooklyn)

To help you plan your busy weekend, we have partnered with Mommy Poppins, the NO COST online resource curating the best things to do for kids and families in NYC. Each week they will provide us with their top weekend picks for events and activities in New York City.

Thanks to an inevitable Halloween sugar rush, your kids are going to have a lot of energy to burn off this weekend, but don’t worry there is plenty to do, Click here to find out. (This click here goes to  your site)

To help you plan your busy weekend, we have partnered with Mommy Poppins, the FREE online resource curating the best things to do for kids and families in NYC.  Each week they will provide us with their top weekend picks for events and activities in New York City.

Thanks to an inevitable Halloween sugar rush, your kids are going to have a lot of energy to burn off this weekend. Luckily, there are lots of great things to do, including two FREE Day of the Dead festivals, Diwali celebrations at the Asia Society and the Rubin Museum, and even some better-late-than-never Halloween fun.

All Weekend

Canstruction – Battery Park City
One of our November Go List picks: Marvel at amazingly detailed sculptures constructed entirely from full cans of food! The pieces are always whimsical (the Price is Right big wheel was a favorite last year) and make for great photo ops. Once the exhibition is dismantled, all the cans will be donated to City Harvest. It’s a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving season. FREE but visitors are encouraged to bring cans of food for the charity

Sleeping Beauty – Midtown West
Another November Go List pick: Head to the New Victory Theater to see this sumptuous puppet adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Italy’s Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company. Parents of princess-obsessed preschoolers take note: This 90-minute show is faithful to the original story which is much darker than Disney’s version, so it’s probably best to heed the age recommendation of 7 and up. $14-$38. If you attend on Saturday, you can also try a puppetry family workshop for an extra $17.

Winter Village at Bryant Park Opening Weekend – Midtown West
Bryant Park‘s ice-skating rink has a new name (no more Pond) but it’s still FREE. Beat the coming crowds by heading out for a spin early in the season, or do some holiday shopping at the market, which also opens this weekend. FREE but skate rentals are $15

Saturday:

Day of the Dead at the National Museum of the American Indian – Financial District
Head to the always-free institution to make traditional Day of the Dead crafts like paper flowers, plaster skulls and skull masks, and enjoy live dance performances by Cetiliztli Nauhcampa. FREE

The Rockdoves – Prospect Heights
Mellow out to gentle acoustic songs about birds and city life penned and performed by the local duo at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center. FREE

Sunday:

Puppet Take Over: Craft, Play, Perform – Midtown West
Enjoy Urban Stages’ puppet show Dancing Guinea Pig: A Folktale from Peru. Afterward, kids can work with the performers to create their own puppets and perform a short play. $10 for adults, $5 for kids, $30 per family

Visit Mommy Poppinsto find more events, activities and things to do with your kids this weekend.

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