Welcome Hunter College students. You may like the weekend city wide events. Most events are in Brooklyn and usually free unless noted. See the world, see Brooklyn.
Saturday: Coney Island opening with free rides the “Blessing of the Rides” at the Wonder Wheel, where the first 96 visitors will get a free spin in honor of the Wheel’s 96th year. The first 100 riders at the Cyclone also get a free ride, 11 am, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, 1025 Boardwalk at W. 12th Street. Young Innovators Squad, 1–4 pm, you’ll have the opportunity to design and build your own personal website, Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 W. 25th St., Manhattan, it says free but check if any fee (212) 255-3066, firstname.lastname@example.org. Art of Yoga Workshop inside the Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, third floor, 9 am, $10-$20 (includes museum admission), 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue. Know Your Rights and Responsibilities — From Street To The Bench, tips and strategies on how to conduct yourself during a stop-and-frisk from a panel of experts, including representatives from the NYPD, Civilian Complaint Review Board, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. Note: this is not a policy discussion or debate about the stop-and-frisk program, 11 am, Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. Dance Festival features the talents of over 300 dancers and 30 companies, 2 pm and 8 pm, $48, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl. between Hansen Place and Lafayette Avenue.
Celebrate Easter in the parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/easter. Easter Egg Hunt in Bay Ridge Park, hosted by State Senator Marty Golden features games, music, activities, prizes, an Easter Bonnet contest, 2 to 4 pm, Shore Rd. and 79th Street.
The Great Egg Hunt with a Williamsburg pub crawl at seven bars along Grand Street. With drink specials and prize-filled eggs, 2 pm, $5 (free in advance), Burnside, 506 Grand St. between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street. Easter Parade and egg hunt on Pitkin Ave, with marching bands, classic cars, a visit by the mounted unit and the firemen from FDNY Engine Company 230. The hunt will feature live entertainment, face painting, a rock climbing wall and lots of fun. The hunt follows the parade and is at Betsy Head Field, noon, full bunny contact $5, available only at the door based on availability) egg hunt with giant rabbits suits that can hold a sumo wrestler through Sunday, Zion Triangel Plaza, 1501 Pitkin Ave. at Legion St. http://www.fullbunnycontact.com/.
Saturday and Sunday: Easter celebration uses Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s permanent collection to explore Easter symbols and icons. Make egg prints on Saturday and make Egg Tunes on Sunday where science and art meet, 10 am to 5 pm, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Avenue, free with museum admission.
Sunday: Easter Parade, 10 am to 4 pm, Fifth Avenue 49 to 57 St, promenade by St. Patrick Cathedral, Manhattan. Rihanna brings her “The Anti World Tour” to Brooklyn, Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street, Sunday and Wednesday, 7:30 pm, starting at $30. A Jew in the Newsroom Conference, an exchange of information and ideas from those who report on and comment about news involving Jewish themes, 10 am, $20 ($15 in advance), East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave. between Avenue K and Avenue L.