Weekend Family Fun: Star Wars Yoga Jedi Training, WeBop, BAMKids Film Festival and More!

The weekend has come around once again, so that means it’s time for some family-friendly fun! We’ve rounded up some things to do to help you spend your time. Check ‘em out!

On Saturday at 12:00 PM, Brady Rymer and David Gibb will present “Across the Pond,” a virtual concert. This one-of-a-kind online concert features 3-time GRAMMY nominee Brady Rymer performing in sync with his UK musical buddy, David Gibb. To celebrate their award-winning album “Songs Across the Pond,” they will come together via Zoom for an all-ages show streamed live from their homes in Long Island, NY, and Oxfordshire, UK. Join Brady and David for a transatlantic party while making new friends across the pond. Tickets are $16 per family.

On demand through March 8, Jazz at Lincoln Center will offer WeBop Family Jazz Party: Mardi Gras! The WeBop Family Jazz Party returns for Mardi Gras! Take the whole family on a virtual trip to the birthplace of jazz as the joyful sounds of the Crescent City fill your home. Dance, swing, play, and second line with the WeBop Family Jazz Band from the comfort of your living room. Virtual tickets are $10 (suggested ticket price).

The Brooklyn Academy of Music will host its annual BAMkids Film Festival from Saturday through February 28. There are a variety of programs including Dance Parties with MOVE, BRIC Stop Motion Animation Workshop, Little Warriors Rhythm and Music, and more. Visit the website for more details and to register.

Karma Kids Yoga in NYC will host Star Wars Yoga Jedi Training on Zoom on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 10:45. Join in for a live online Star Wars Yoga adventure, where kids train using their yoga Jedi mind force to get through the obstacle courses on Naboo, balance work over the swamps of Dagobah, outsmart the AT-ATs on Hoth, learn the art of trade from Jawa masters, use the force to locate challenges left by Obi Wan, all leading up to the final test… face off against Darth Vader. Costumes are encouraged. This class is for children 4-8 years old. Cost is $15.

On Sunday at 2:00 PM, The Eclectic Chic Boutique will host Purim Virtual Story Time with Queen Ester. Learn about the tale of Queen Ester and hear other Purim-related stories. There will be story time, movement activity, and a sing along. Cost is $10 per participant.

We usually include some crafts or activities for the kids each week, but between all the snow after a year of social distancing and quarantining, we feel like maybe we need to take things a bit further. So, here’s an article containing 87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games. Most are simple to set up and use items from around the house. You have tips for everything from painter’s tape games, to balloon games, and more. There are plenty of ideas, even ones that require no supplies at all. For example, play Movement Chain, where one person does a movement, perhaps jumps one time, and then the next person does that movement and adds their own. Everyone takes turn adding something on until someone breaks the chain. This works with two people or more, so it fits for families small and large.

Ready for some winter science? Try out this Borax Crystals experiment and craft. Using Borax and pipe cleaners, kids can make their own snowflakes. The crystals need to set up overnight, so it creates some anticipation for the next day. Then, once the snowflakes are formed, you can teach the kids how it works. This article tells you everything you need to know.

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