"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is back in Times Square, bringing movie artifacts like Harry's wand and the Marauder's Map to Muggles in NY. Magical! (Friday-Monday)
Get merry with "ELF the Broadway Musical," which translates the movie's best moments into lovable tunes and energetic dances for the Al Hirschfeld Theatre stages. Cheers! (Friday-Monday)
For a cultural weekend, celebrate
the Day of the Dead at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (Friday-Sunday) or Diwali at the Asia Society (Sunday).
Its blacklights galore at Symphony Space,
where Eric Carle's most famous stories like The Very Hungry Caterpillar are coming to life in glow-in-the-dark musical glory. Groovy!
Bat expert Rob Mies is bringing live nocturnal creatures to the American Museum of Natural History this weekend. Fly on over. (Saturday)
East meets West at Carnegie Hall, where the Family Concert Series is blending instruments and styles from China to Brazil to Italy. Tune in! (Saturday)
Calling all noisemakers: Little Orchestra Society presents a hands-on musical experience in which kitchenware and other everyday items transform any tot into a percussionist. Rock on! (Saturday-Sunday)
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Show, where chocolate art and chocolate pasta making await the smallest of cocoa fans. Yummm. (Saturday-Sunday)
It's warming up this weekend, especially on Sunday--perfect for enjoying the last of fall at New York Botanical Garden's Fall Forest Weekend or Queens County Farm Museum's Wildlife Weekend. (Saturday-Sunday)
Celebrate our heroes at the Veterans Day Parade and see a spectacular mass band in action. Get the details for the route, which starts at Madison Square Park, right here. (Sunday)
Say thank you to current military members by creating a homemade card at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, which remains open this Monday just for the holiday. Get creative!