Weekend Family Events for June 1, 2 & 3
May 31, 2012Posted by pamela |
The Music Man is the 99th annual Mountain Play, this Sunday at 2 pm at the Cushing Memorial Amphitheater on Mt. Tam.
Here are our picks for great events and activities for children and families this weekend. Find more events for the whole week in Marin and beyond in our Family Events Calendar.
Friday, June 1
- Free Visiting Day: Waldorf Parent-Toddler/Baby Class
Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael
Friday, 9:30–11:30 am
The Parent-Toddler program offers indoor free play, a warm snack, songs and movement in circle time, and outdoor time. Parents enjoy a craft, toy-making and the camaraderie of other parents. Valuable parenting tips are gained through discussion and weekly pertinent articles. We welcome all families and look forward to our time together. New Summer Session of Classes begins June 18! For additional information please call 479-8190, ext. 147. Location: 755 Idylberry Road, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
- Children's Garden Series: Pi Clowns
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
Friday, 11–11:30 am & 12:15–12:45 pm
This free event is part of the Children's Garden Series at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. Hilarious theater using acrobatics, juggling, mime, dance, beat boxing, and improv. For more info, visit their website.
- Summer Sunsets Concert Series: Enzo Garcia
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Friday, 4:30–7 pm
The Museum will open from 4:30–7 pm for creative play in all of our exhibitions, including the summer blockbuster Adventures with Clifford The Big Red DogTM! Come and meet Clifford at 5:30 pm. Clifford will make a 15-minute appearance in Festival Plaza. Enzo Garcia will be performing at 6 pm. He’s a one man band, playing cool instruments like the 5-string banjo, accordion, harmonica, musical saw and the enzotar. Tickets: members $5, general $10; includes museum admission, performance and Clifford meet-and-greet. Purchase tickets here. For more info, visit their website.
- Friday Night Music Series
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Friday, 5–7 pm
Enjoy great live music every Friday, in the courtyard from 5–7 pm. This Friday: The Branson School Rock Band. Locaton: 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle. For more info, visit their website.
- Concerts Under The Oak
Northgate Mall, San Rafael
Friday, 6–8 pm
Northgate’s 3rd Annual Summer Concert Series, Concerts Under the Oak will be held in the Oak Plaza next to Kohl’s every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, June - August, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This Friday, LFX—Latin-influenced pop tunes. A different regional band will be showcased each month along with a different Northgate restaurant featuring a custom menu of items for purchase. In addition, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will have one of their signature beers available for $5 a glass for those 21 and over. For more info, visit their website.
- Jazz & Blues by the Bay
Gabrielson Park, Sausalito
Friday, 6:30–8 pm
Jazz & Blues by the Bay at Gabrielson Park in Sausalito is a free event. Lawn seating available (first-come first-served). This Friday, Starduster Orchestra—sponsored by Bay Cities Refuse in support of Sausalito Parks & Recreation. For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.
Saturday, June 2
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo for the kids from 10 am–2 pm adjacent to the farmer's market and live music. Christopher Smith kid's music, 9:30–10:30 am. Live Bluegrass music with Savannah Blue, 11 am–2 pm. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin Home & Garden Expo
Marin Center Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall, San Rafael
Saturday, 10 am–6 pm & Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
The Marin Home & Garden Expo presents the newest trends and favorite traditions in the home and garden Industry. The Expo features a special Youth Zone, featuring fun and educational activities for children. Kids can have hands-on LEGO fun with Play-Well TEKnologies, create hands-on art projects with Youth in Arts, decorate a hard hat with Dutra Group, and spin the Prize Wheel to win awesome prizes for both kids and parents. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 seniors, free for children 12 and under. For more info, visit their website.
- WildCare Family Adventures: Egret City
Audubon Canyon Ranch, Stinson Beach
Saturday, 10 am
Bring the family to Audubon Canyon Ranch and see an egret heronry in action. Each spring egrets converge on this spot where they pair up, build nests and care for and raise their young. There can be as many as 80 active nests! Hike up to a viewing area and look down into the nests to see egrets flying in from Bolinas Lagoon and feeding their young and witness how fledglings prepare for their first flight. All programs are led in both English and Spanish, and are free to the general public. For more info, visit their website.
- Northgate Kids’ Sing ‘n' Play!
Saturday, 10–11 am
Kids of all ages are invtied to come play, sing and dance in an interactive musical playgroup that will be led by talented local Marin music teachers. This free summer series of musical playgroups will offer a different music-focused program (provided by Kidzter) every other Saturday morning at Northgate. Kids will get a free musical instrument to help keep to the rhythm all summer long. Every other Saturday from 10–11am in the Macy’s wing. For more info, visit their website.
- Concert for Kids
Robin Sweeny Park, Sausalito
Saturday, 10:30–11 am
This annual children's entertainment event takes place on Saturday mornings once a month from June through October at Robin Sweeny Park in Sausalito. This Saturday, Kenny Blacklock will be performing. These summer and fall performances feature music, fun and laughs for children of all ages. Bring your family, a blanket and enjoy free concerts thanks to the Sausalito Lions Club. Entertainment begins at 10:30 am. For more info, visit their website.
- Doing & Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids
de Young Museum
Saturday, 10:30 am
Free Saturday classes include art activities designed for children ages 4 through 12. This week's theme: Hills, Trees, Sky, and More: Discovering California Landscapes. Facilitated family tours of permanent collections and current exhibitions are followed by studio workshops taught by professional artist-teachers. For more info, visit their website.
- International Festival for Kids
Coleman Elementary School, San Rafael
Saturday from 11 am–4 pm
Come and experience some old fashioned family fun. There will be entertainment from around the world, giant bounce houses, games, a raffle and much, much more... Food includes traditional Mexican fare and barbecue. Free admission. Location: 800 Belle Avenue, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
- Free Performance: Mill Valley Philharmonic
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Saturday, 1 pm
Music of the Americas is a program of orchestral music featuring the most recognized composers of Central and South America. Mill Valley Philharmonic is an award-winning community orchestra providing dedicated amateur musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire. Make sure you obtain your free ticket from the front desk upon your arrival. For more info, call (415) 339-3900 or visit their website.
- RoCo Dance Onstage—Children's show
Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
Saturday, 7-8:30 pm
Famous for its high energy, innovative and diverse choreography, RoCo Dance Onstage has been producing packed houses in Marin County since 1993. Don’t miss this evening of progressive dance and entertainment for the entire family, featuring over 600 RoCo dancers of all ages. Tickets: $19.50. For more info, visit their website.
Sunday, June 3
- Civic Center Farmers' Market
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
Sunday, 8 am–1 pm
There's lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers, as well as live music, bounce houses, and more. This farmers' market is a great one to take the kids to. It’s located in the main Civic Center parking lot. For more info, visit their website
- Sausalito's Farmers Market
Dunphy Park, Sausalito
Sunday, 10 am–2 pm
Come and shop for some fresh produce and other food items from local growers and producers year-round at the Sausalito Farmer's Market.
- Family Adventure Sail on the Schooner Seaward
Bay Model Pier, Sausalito
Sunday, 10 am–12:30 pm
Climb aboard the classic schooner Seaward and see San Francisco from the water! You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing the schooner with the help of the professional crew. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. This sail will include optional learning stations in seamanship and San Francisco Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited! Tickets: adults $45, youth ages 6–12 $25, children under 6 free. For more info, visit their website.
- Summer Family Day at Spirit Rock
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre
Sunday, 10:30 am–3:30 pm
Spirit Rock Family Days are a wonderful opportunity to spend the day connecting with your children, yourself and a community of supportive peers. Come play, share, learn and open your heart! Enjoy programs for children ages 4–14 and their parents. Children will participate in age-appropriate activities under the guidance of day camp counselors, and parents will meditate and take in a talk and discussion on parenting as practice. Pre-registration required. Cost: $35–$55 per family. For more info, visit their website.
- Storytime with Christopher Smith
Book Passage Corte Madera
Sunday at 11 am
Acoustic multi-instrumentalist Smith crafts story songs that aim for the heart. He is especially popular with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. However, all ages (including adults) love him. Book Passage is located at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. in Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 927-0960 or visit their website.
- Western Weekend Parade
Point Reyes Station
Bring the family the to Western Weekend with 4-H exhibits, BBQ, dancing, live music, the Cow Flop Drop, and of course a parade. The parade takes place at noon sharp on Point Reyes Station's main drag. Get there by 11 am for parking and staking out a good spot on the parade route—this is a popular event.
- The 44th Ox Roast on the Plaza
Sunday, 10:30 am–3:30 pm
Bring the family for a fun filled day that includes a BBQ, wine, live music, family and kid's games, art, and small town fun. Benefits the Sonoma Community Center. The Ox Plate ($12) comes with BBQ beef, corn on the cob, baked beans, and Basque Boulangerie bread. The Ox “Dog” Plate ($10) substitutes a gourmet seasoned sausage for the beef, and the Kids Plate ($7) is a smaller version of the Ox Plate. For more info, visit their website.
- Family Sundays at SFMOMA—Kids Get in Free
Sunday, 11 am–3 pm
Family Sundays First and third Sundays of each month Kids get in FREE! Explore art, create your own, travel to virtual worlds, get hands-on, discover special places, be inspired. That’s just a hint at the fun we have in store for you on Family Sundays. Moderators guide participatory art projects, and docents lead family-friendly gallery tours. SFMOMA is located at 151 Third Street between Mission and Howard in San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.
- The Mountain Play Presents The Music Man
Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mt. Tamalpais
Now in its 99th year, the Mountain Play presents live musical theater outdoors on the slopes of Mt. Tam. All shows begin at 2 pm. Please arrive at least one hour prior to the show. Tickets range from $15–$40 general admission. Children 3 and under are free. Information for group discounts, reserved seating, and tickets are available at the Mountain Play website.
- Full Moon Hike at White Hill
White Hill Bridge, Fairfax
Sunday, 5:30-8 pm
Rangers will lead this hike up the White Hill Trail in Fairfax where we will see beautiful views of the full moon rising over Marin County. We will discuss various nocturnal animals and insects and learn interesting facts about the full moon and some of the constellations. We will finish our hike along the Porcupine Trail for one last view of the moon before heading back. Meet at the trailhead at White Hill. For more info, visit their website.