New York Family: Weekend Planner, May 11-13

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This weekend’s edition of fun around town is all about the mamas. From a two-day garden party (Mr. Sun, please stay!) to workshops for all ages and stages—New York Family wishes you and yours a very delightful Mother’s Day.


Aspiring dancers ages 6-10 should head to Chinatown’s PS 124 to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet. Boys and girls are welcome even without prior training.


A Year with Children 2012, the Guggenheim’s newest exhibit, kicks off this weekend. Bring kids ages seven and up for a special showcase spotlighting art from their peers. (Friday-Sunday)


CELEBRATE MOM: The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a weekend-long Mother’s Day Garden Party filled with croquet, kite-flying, cupcakes and live music for the entire family.

Acquaint your children with the art form of arias through an hour-long Introduction to Italian Opera workshop at the Dicapo Opera Theatre.


For local kid-friendly fun, Amtrak is hosting National Train Day at Grand Central. The event will include train tours, arts & crafts and musical performances. To get on board early, check out our Q&A about family train travel, which covers everything from where to go to what to bring.

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