NYC Parents: (FREE, low-cost) things to do this weekend, May 4-5


Reviving the Renaissance: Sidewalk Chalk Contest @ Torly Kid
Join in with this first ever sidewalk chalk contest. Each participant is provided with a 2 foot chalk frame area and chalk to create their artwork. Kids and adults can choose from a stack of inspiring pieces to replicate or create their very own work of art! Prizes will be awarded. FREE. 51 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10013.

Touch-A-Truck @ PS 295, The School of Arts & Culture
Trucks, vans, buses, and large vehicles of every description will once again be available for children to sit in, climb on, marvel at, and generally have their way with. Over 25 vehicles are scheduled to take part, along with their drivers/operators, who will be on hand to explain how these automobiles work and what purpose they serve in the community. $5 each. 12-5pm. 18th St (between 6th & 7th Aves), Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, NY.

Ideas City StreetFest
Enjoy outdoor fun, like science experiments and landscape drawing, on the festival's last day.

Bike Expo New York
Lose the training wheels by taking a free cycling class (for adults and kids) at Basketball City on Pier 36. FREE| READ MORE

It’s My Park Day
Volunteer to help sweep, rake and shovel to get the parks in your area as green as they can be.


Hoboken Arts and Music Fest
Cross the river for local craft and food vendors, live music and a special kid-friendly block at 3rd Street. FREE | READ MORE

Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival
Watch kids do an Irish jig in full costume, learn Gaelic, and get busy with arts and crafts at Riverside Park’s Pier I. FREE | READ MORE

Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger
Explore the colorful, wavy rope walls of this new public art installation at Madison Square Park.


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