Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Father’s Day, Jellyfish, Laurie Berkner and More

Happy Father’s Day weekend! Here’s a shout out to all the dads and dad-like figures! Even as things start to open back up, social distancing is the way to go. So we’ve rounded up some fun activities the family can enjoy at home this weekend.

Juneteenth Flag, 3D rendering

Friday is Juneteenth, a holiday to mark the official end of slavery in the United States. There are many ways to celebrate and observe the day. This website has a list of books and video links to help teach children about the day.  This website lists additional resources, celebration ideas, and links to virtual Juneteenth festivals families can attend.

Here’s a fun and easy Father’s Day craft for the kids to make. Show Dad (or anyone else) he’s a superhero using construction paper, markers, and a candy bar. This website features a template to cut all the pieces to size and include a special message.

Making a jellyfish in a bottle is probably the safest way to spend time with a jellyfish! This craft is made from a plastic baggy, a water bottle, and a few other things from around the house. Once assembled, kids can rotate the bottle and see how the “jellyfish” responds.

On Sunday at 5:00 PM, catch NYC’s Kids ‘N Comedy’s first Virtual Pro Comedy Show. Tune in to this family-friendly show as the young comedians (lovingly) roast their father figures. This free live event can be viewed on YouTube.   You can learn more about Kids ‘N Comedy on their kidsncomedy.com.

Also, on Sunday at 6:00 PM, you can watch A Laurie Berkner Family Concert – On Father’s Day! This will be a live and interactive performance by Laurie from her home. Sing, dance and play games with this fan-favorite performer. Tickets are $20 per family. There is a need-based discount available as well.

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