April 17, 2014

Free Family Events This Weekend! (April 19 & 20)


Super Sabado at El Museo, A Big Red Egg-stravaganza, a puppet show at Forest Park, and the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival!

By Emily Murphy & Kristin Tablang


Easter Bonnet Parade. Photo by Harold Neal

Easter Bonnet Parade. Photo by Harold Neal

Have all the fun without spending a dime! For more great weekend activities and events, check out our family-friendly Weekend Planner!

Saturday, April 19

Super Sabado: Mad About Libros
El Museo
12 pm-5:30 pm
Next Saturday, celebrate the enchanting realm of libros at this free event hosted by El Museo! Enjoy fantastical tales brought to life through storytelling, art, and workshops, and pick up your next literary escapade at the museum’s book fair.

A Big Red Egg-stravaganza
Scholastic Store
10 am-5 pm
Celebrate this Easter with everyone’s favorite gentle red giant, Clifford! The Scholastic Store invites kids ages 3 and up to spend the day designing their own mini eggs at its Imagination Clubhouse. Take a picture with Clifford, and enjoy story time hosted by Scholastic Storytellers every hour. It’s sure to be an eggs-traordinary event! 

The Squirrel and the Caterpillar: A Puppet Show
Forest Park
1 pm
Treat your kids to this free, heartwarming puppet show, organized by Urban Park Rangers. A wise old owl helps tell the fun and lively story, which tells the tale of two young forest creatures who form an unlikely friendship, and learn the importance of changing their environment.  It’s not only meant to entertain, but also teach kids a lesson on environmental education!

Sunday, April 20

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Fifth Avenue
10 am-4 pm
It’s Easter Sunday, so naturally, New York’s annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is a must-see event. A tradition since the 1870s, people from all over flock to see the city’s best bonnets flaunted down Fifth Avenue (and the best spot to take a look is at St. Patrick’s Cathedral).

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