When it comes to kids’ footwear, you try to buy practical, useful shoes that will stand the test of (okay, a short period of) time. But it’s hard not to succumb to the adorable, frilly, fancy varieties on store shelves. Morgan & Milo makes traditionally inspired kicks with a twist — and the new Mary Janes are a brilliant blend of fashion and function. The summery sneakeresque style comes in turquoise and pink glitter with sparkly sequin trim and Liberty print-inspired Velcro closures. Sturdy rubber soles offer plenty of support and will last into autumn. So you can jump in with both feet. Available online at morganandmilo.com. KNIT Knitting 101 What: In addition to great instruction, this two-day class includes starter needles, yarn, a baby hat pattern, snacks, and good conversation. Why: Sew darn good. When: Tues. & Thurs., 6-8 p.m. Where: Leshem Loft, 12 E. 20th St., b/t Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 4th flr. To sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-790-9066. LISTEN Statue Tales: David Gonzalez & Diane Wolkstein What: Stories by the Brothers Grimm, a telling of “The Glass Mountain,” and more. Why: Airy tales. When: Sat., 11 a.m.-noon. Where: Central Park, at the Hans Christian Andersen statue by the boat pond. Enter the park at 72nd St., at Fifth Ave., and head north. PLAY The Unlimited Enthusiasm Expo What: Harry and the Potters, Uncle Monsterface, and Math the Band rock Park Slope. Why: Unbridled fun. When: Sat., 2 p.m. Where: Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., Park Slope (718-230-0236). Tickets online at ticketweb.com. EXPLORE Rainbow Flights What: Experts lead tours of the Rubin Museum of Art, looking for rainbows and helping kids create their own arcs. Why: Pots of gold. When: Sat., 2-3:30 p.m. Where: 150 W. 17th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. (212-620-5000).