To do this weekend: May 5th/6th 2012



The Velveteen Rabbit
As part of the 2012 New York Children’s Theater Festival, see this classic story come to life in a new version with live actors and puppets.
When: Fri. 5/4, 5:30pm; Sat. 5/5, 11am & 2pm; Ages 4+; $18.
Where: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St., newyorkchildrenstheaterfestival.org.

Hot Peas ‘N Butter
This interactive, 45-minute kiddie concert pumps out party beats that will make little ones want to dance. The multicultural show features traditional Latin and Afro-Caribbean music, jazz, folk and rock, with songs in English, Spanish and other languages.
When: Sat. 5/5, 2pm (art workshop at 1pm); Ages 3-6; Free.
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave. (at 153rd St.), Queens, 718-618-6170carnegiehall.org.

Caring for Your Newborn Baby
Find humor and joy in the routine of giving your new babe lots of TLC. In this special workshop, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Andrea Syms-Brown uses anecdotes and props for hands-on learning.
When: Sun. 5/6, 3-5:30pm; $50.
Where: Prenatal Yoga Center, 251 West 72nd St. 2F, 212-362-2985,prenatalyogacenter.com.

Hippo Playground Spring Fair
The popular UWS playground hosts its 29th annual celebration to raise funds for maintenance and programs. Kids can bounce around the park to a jumping castle, pony rides, petting zoo and face painting.
When: Sun. 5/6, 10am-4pm; All ages.
Where: Riverside Park at West 91st St.,riversideparkfund.org.