Celebrate the weekend with touch-a-truck, a FREE opera for kids and PIZZA!

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: May 13-14
This weekend let your kiddos Touch-a-Truck, or if you’re looking for indoor activities enjoy a FREE opera featuring the classic tale of Peter Rabbit, or experience E.T. in concert with The New York Philharmonic, and don’t forget to celebrate mom! Enjoy yourselves, and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun!
This Mother’s Day ditch the pancakes for one of these mom-approved cocktails. If you don’t happen to have the ingredients on hand, send your crew out to procure them while you relax in bed. Tell them this year you want your flower bouquet in a glass.
BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND
Touch-a-Truck, PS 295, South Slope
Saturday
Join PS 295 for the seventh annual truck and vehicle-focused family street fair benefit. Kids can get up close and personal with fire trucks, police cars, tow trucks, garbage haulers, cement trucks, cranes, and other cool working vehicles. Also: bouncy houses, food trucks, music, and activities for all ages.Children’s March NYC, Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn Heights
Saturday
Our children don’t get to vote, but they do have a voice—and they want and need to use it. This march is an opportunity for all of our children to choose the issues they care about, and to learn to stand up and speak out—on their own terms and in their own words. Let’s get our children together and let them lead a celebration of independent thought, community, inclusivity, and their future.Peter Rabbit, A Children’s Opera by New Camerata Opera, Central Library, Prospect Heights
Saturday
New Camerata Opera Co-Founder Stan Lacy adapted Peter Rabbit, pairing Beatrix Potter’s classic tale Peter Rabbit with Donizetti’s timeless opera L’elisir d’amore (The elixir of love). Kids and parents can laugh and be entertained by great music including famous arias such as “Una furtive lagrima” set to a child friendly libretto.

Princess Backpack and Benjamin, Jalpopy Theatre, Red Hook
Saturday
The unlikeliest of duos, Princess Backpack and Benjamin, will bring a fun-packed show to celebrate the release of their new album! They are folksy, goofy, and fun for the whole family. Featuring Lloyd H. Miller from the Deedle Deedle Dees and some fabulous prizes and surprises.

Morgan’s JourneyOn Stage at Kingsborough, Sheepshead Bay
Saturday
In a captivating exploration of the joys and challenges of childhood, with active audience participation, Morgan learns a valuable and moving lesson about love and the true meaning of friendship.

Make Your Own Pizza Day, Old Stone House, Park Slope
Saturday
Make your own pizza at the new oven! Firing the oven will start around 9 am, and pizza baking will go from noon-ish until 2 pm. Drop by any time!

Celebrate Mom with these Mother’s Day activities around the city!
MANHATTAN THIS WEEKEND
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert, Lincoln Center
Friday and Saturday
Experience E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as never before when the New York Philharmonic performs John Williams’s exhilarating, soaring score live while the complete film — called one of the greatest, most heart-pounding, and most inspiring movies ever made — is projected on a giant screen.Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music, RIVERSIDE PARK, UWS
Saturday
Join Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson (NYC Parks & Riverside Park Conservancy) for the third annual Make Some Noise, a free concert celebrating women and music.Gruff, Peoples Improv Theater, Midtown
Sunday
Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that calls audiences to action in the fight against climate change.
PARENTING IN THE NEWS
Guess what? Parental burnout is a real thing.
New York MagazineTinder for mothers–an app to help you meet your next mom-friend.
New York TimesFinland’s “baby boxes” are now being given to newborns in the United States.
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