Weekend Listings: July 28th - July 29th


Sing along to familiar tunes by tribute band Loser's Lounge before settling in for an outdoor screening of The Muppet Movie (1979) in Prospect Park. Free with suggested $3 donation. 

Kids can explore the Museum of the City of New York's "Activist New York" exhibit and brainstorm ideas for how to make the city an even better place. FREE 

Get wrapped up in the art installation Tangle, then check out performances by the Chinese American Arts Council Acrobatic Group and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family DayFREE

Learn to square dance to music by Pat Cannon Foot & Fiddle at the Children's Museum of Manhattan's Hot Saturday Night Family Dance JamFREE

See what happens when Peter Pan soars into New York City in the contemporary stage production Peter Pan in the Big Apple. $12.

Participate in a limbo tournament and a pass-the-torch relay race, and decorate your own gold medal in celebration of the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Scholastic Store. FREE

Kids can light up the room after they make their very own paper lanterns inspired by Todd Oldham's Kid Made Modern book at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center. FREE

Kids can create interplay between light and audio elements using interactive installations at the Czech Center's "Orbis Pictus" exhibit. FREE


Check out the history of 20th-century design for children in MoMA's new exhibit "Century of the Child: Growing by Design: 1900–2000." Free with museum admission.

Budding sculptors can compete to create the coolest sandcastle at the Rockaway Beach Sandcastle Contest. FREE

Watch performances by musician Randolph Matthews and magician Lucky Bob, and take a hip-hop dance class at SummerStage Kids Queens Family Day in Springfield Park. FREE

Little scientists can spend the morning fishing, then examine what they caught under microscopes at Big City Fishing at Hudson River Park. FREE

Take in a performance by Chinese musician Mingmei Yip, view museum exhibits that look at Chinese celebrations and make dragon stick puppets at MoCA's Dragon Boat Festival Family Day. $10, MOCA members and babies under 1 year free.


Learn everything there is to know about spiders in the American Museum of Natural History's latest, arachnid-themed exhibit "Spiders Alive!" $25, seniors and students $19, children ages 2 to 12 $14.50, children under 2 free (includes museum admission).

Learn about the architectural history of New York's famous Garment District in "Urban Fabric: Building New York's Garment District" at the Skyscraper Museum. Free with museum admission.

Sample tasty treats like multicolored slurpies, fried platanos stuffed with stewed chicken and veggies, and virgin piña coladas at the 30th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol. FREE

See more than 40 Indian nations perform in dance competitions at the Queens County Farm Museum's 34th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow. $10, kids ages 12 and under $5; all-weekend pass $15, children ages 12 and under $7.

Take your budding Bob the Builder to learn about construction vehicles and meet industry professionals at Liberty Science Center's All About Construction WeekendFREE

Watch magician Michael Matison in the all-ages magic show Echoes of Enchantment: Magic, Music and Mayhem at Roy Arias Theatres. $10.

Craft an all-natural tiny raft or boat, then see if it will float by sending it down a specially designed water trough at Wave Hill. Free with admission.

SOURCE: TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS, all rights reserved 2012. Please go to timeoutnewyorkkids.com for more listings.