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. FRIDAY Aspiring dancers ages 6-10 should head to Chinatown's PS 124 to [audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-56122-school-of-american-ballet-community-auditions.html). Boys and girls are welcome even without prior training. FRIDAY-SUNDAY [A Year with Children 2012](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-55694-a-year-with-children-at-the-guggenheim.html), 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) SATURDAY-SUNDAY CELEBRATE MOM: The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a weekend-long [Mother's Day Garden Party](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-55705-mothers-day-garden-party-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden.html) 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](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-56189-introduction-to-italian-opera-at-dicapo-opera-theatre.html) at the Dicapo Opera Theatre. SATURDAY For local kid-friendly fun, Amtrak is hosting [National Train Day](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/blog-2890-all-aboard_.html) 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](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/blog-2890-all-aboard_.html), which covers everything from where to go to what to bring. To read the full listings at New York Family [click here](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/blog-2897-weekend-planner-may-11-13.html).





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