This weekend: all-you-can-eat ice cream, stargazing with a view, and the safest sunscreen for your kids!

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: June 3-4
This weekend celebrate the earth at a Go Green festival or go stargazing at BBP. Check out Manhattan’s only open air pow wow or cool off with all-you-can-eat ice cream. Enjoy yourselves, and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun!
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BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND
Go Green Brooklyn Festival, McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Saturday
Now in its 10th year, Go Green! is the place to learn about local sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, art, and music.PS 39 Spring Carnival ’17, PS 39, Park Slope
Saturday
PS 39’s annual Spring Carnival is a community block party and fundraiser that features music (student bands and karaoke), bouncy house (this year look for a bouncy slide and swing, too), games (manned by students and parents), a raffle, food, face-painting, crafts, and other family friendly activities.

PS 124 Spring Fest, PS 124, South Slope
Saturday
Support a local school at this annual outdoor carnival featuring a bouncy obstacle course, bouncy house castle, mini golf, music, face painting, sand art, and more!

World Science Festival: Saturday Night Lights: Stargazing, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday
Brooklyn Bridge Park lights up the night’s sky with high-tech interactive and stargazing activities! Step up to a telescope, join the one-and-only Bill Nye the Science Guy for a Q&A session and book signing. Then, take part in UP! Umbrella Project, a participatory experience created by Pilobolus in collaboration with MIT Distributed Robotics. Armed with an LED-lighted umbrella, create your own exploding stars and a total eclipse, along with physicists and astronomers in a larger-than-life celebration of our universe.

Figment Festival, Governors Island
All weekend
An explosion of creative energy: a free annual participatory arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream.

Family Discovery Weekend, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Heights
All weekend
Come out for the final family discovery weekend of the spring season. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats, and in the fruit and vegetable garden, encourage families to explore nature together. On Saturday, the Discovery Garden opens early (9amfor children and families of all abilities.

Paddlewheeler, PS 8, Brooklyn Heights
Sunday
PS8/MS8’s annual block party attracts countless families to the day-long festivities, which include fun carnival rides, face painting, arts and crafts, hair designs, a giant slide, book fair, bounce house, and more!

“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please,” Old Stone House, Park Slope
Sunday
Don’t miss Spellbound Theater’s final performance of the season. This one-of-a-kind storytelling performance follows a lost toy, Catbear, as he travels through the tunnels of New York City on six different subway lines, looking for his owner. Interactive and intimate, this show is ideal for children ages 2-5.

BEYOND BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND
Little Red Lighthouse Open House, Fort Washington Park
Saturday
The Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children’s literary landmark “The Little Red Lighthouse.” A Ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark while you tour the inside.Scooper Bowl®, Bryant Park
Saturday
The nation’s largest All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival lands in Manhattan’s Bryant Park June 1-3. Try ice cream and sorbet from the nation’s leading companies and craft creameries. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research.

The Wizard of Oz, Wagner College, Staten Island
All weekend
We’re off to see the wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! “The Wizard of Oz”. Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic adventure, follows the story of Dorothy and her beloved dog, Toto, who were swept away from home by a cyclone.

The 15th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®, Inwood Hill Park
Sunday
DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions

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