Free & Fun Things to Do this Weekend with NYC Kids: Miyazaki Film Fest, Story Pirates, Pillow Fight Day, Tartan Parade April 6-7
Spring break may be over but spring is just getting underway. With the new season comes a slew of festivals and fairs, starting with this Saturday's free Scotland Festival in Central Park. Other outdoor fun this weekend includes Wave Hill's no-cost Drawn to Nature weekend, the annual free Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square Park, Little League opening day and opening weekend at the Queens Botanical Garden.
There's also some great culture on tap for families. The New Victory Theater debuts The Intergalactic Nemesis, the Little Orchestra Society fuses cartoons and classical music at the Magical Musical Pencil concert, the awesome Story Pirates mount an interactive show at Symphony Space and BAM kicks off its two-weekend Hayao Miyazaki animated film festival.
All of our best bets for the weekend are below. There are lots of other options in our Event Calendar. And if you're looking to plan out your entire month, be sure to check out the latest edition of our NYC Go List, which highlights the absolute best things to do with kids throughout April.