Uptown Activities For Children
NYC KIDSFEST (Saturday) This annual celebration gathers arts and crafts, storytellers and children’s theater, musical and dance groups all under one roof: the open sky. This year the highlights include “The Adventures of Rubbish in the Hood,” the New Perspectives Theater Company’s retelling of the Robin Hood tale, set in Harlem; Father Goose, the Jamaican dancehall musician who’s performed with Dan Zanes; and the National Double Dutch League, keeping everything jumping. From noon to 5 p.m., Morningside Park, 113th Street at Manhattan Avenue, Morningside Heights , nyckidsfest.com; free.
‘THE GREAT CROSS-COUNTRY RACE (THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE)’ (Saturday and Sunday) Of course you know the outcome, but it’s hard to resist seeing that smug rabbit and that determined tortoise take off from the starting line yet again. Alan Broadhurst wrote this adaptation of the Aesop fable, which stars a crew of fast (and not-so-fast) children. Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.; Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street, near Dyckman Street, Inwood , (212) 544-2976, piedpipertheatre.org; $8; $6 for under 16 and 65+.