6 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
By Laurel Graeber
September 12, 2019
SATURDAY SCHOOL at Rockefeller Plaza (Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.). Don’t let the title intimidate your kids: This free event promises no homework and plenty of fun. Devoted to entertaining explorations of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math), this fair will host programs like CodeScty, which uses rap music and hip-hop videos to teach computer science; KidCoolThereminSchool, dedicated to hearing, playing and learning about that instrument; and Art Sundae, in which the author and artist Christopher Myers will engage children in drawing a “map” on the plaza that incorporates outlines of their bodies. Other highlights of the festival, taking place rain or shine, include fire safety demonstrations, hands-on activities from the Climate Museum, concerts by Rock and Roll Playhouse and the debut of MICRO’s Perpetual Motion Museum, a physics display that’s the size of a vending machine.