• Free Family Events This Weekend! (April 25-27)

    Prospect Park’s Arbor Day Celebration, an all-ages poetry festival, the Tribeca Family Fest and Street Fair, the JACK Quartet’s neighborhood concert, and a meet and greet with Todd Parr at Books of Wonder!

    By Emily Murphy
    The Tribeca Family Film Festival and Street Fair

    The Tribeca Family Film Festival and Street Fair

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

    Friday, April 25

    Arbor Day Celebration
    Prospect Park
    12 pm-4 pm
    Celebrate Arbor Day at Prospect Park with games, activities and crafts!  The Alliance at the Audubon Center will be hosting the event all about trees and what makes the landscape so beautiful. Come over and see all the different types of trees the park has.

    Saturday, April 26

    Tribeca Family Festival and Street Fair
    Greenwich Street (between Chambers Street and Hubert Street
    10 am-6 pm
    Mini media buffs get the chance to enjoy live Broadway performances, arts and crafts, videogames, film screenings, and more for free at this year’s Tribeca Family Festival and Street Fair! Other kid-friendly highlights include storytelling, animation, and sports, but be sure not to miss the family drive-in movie for all ages!

    Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27

    Poetry in Motion Springfest
    Vanderbilt Hall
    11 am-6 pm
    For word-lovers, this all-ages festival is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Kids will get a chance to meet award-winning poets (and inspire a unique poem), participate in a poetry workshop, interact with an art installation, enjoy live performances from MTA MUNY musicians, and much more!

    Sunday, April 27

    Neighborhood Concert: JACK Quartet
    Brooklyn Public Library
    4 pm
    This talented string quartet explores new territory in the classical genre, from nuanced takes on familiar 20th-century work to  innovative pieces from the 21st century.  With rave reviews from The New York Times (“viscerally exciting performances”) and The Boston Globe (“explosive virtuosity”), the JACK Quartet won’t disappoint!

    Meet Todd Parr
    Books of Wonder
    11 am-1 pm
    Families will get the chance to interact with children’s book author and illustrator Todd Parr at this great free event!  Hosted by Books of Wonder, the meet-and-greet will highlight Doggy Kisses 123 and Animals in Underwear ABC, Parr’s newest brightly colored and super fun picture books!

  • Calendar

    Omar’s Summer Blast-Off In The Fantasy Forest

    Celebrate summer's end with a marvelous party hosted by magician Omar Olusion in the Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows... [more]

    Labor Day: West Indian Carnival Headdress & Mask Making At The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

    Children can take part in the Caribbean Carnival festivities by crafting a headdress or mask at the Children's Museum of... [more]

    US Open Viewing Picnic At Brooklyn Bridge Park

    You don't have to be in sitting in Arthur Ashe to score a great seat for this year's US Open! Head... [more]

    AMNH Fall Morning Bird Walks At Central Park

    Observe the beauty of fall bird migration with the American Museum of Natural History and ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7... [more]

    Toddler Tuesday At Lakeside Rink

    Get your little one on wheels at Toddler Tuesday at Prospect Park's Lakeside Rink. You and your kid can skate around... [more]

    Mad. Sq. Kids EXPLORE! In Madison Square Park

    Discover the hidden delights of NYC's iconic Madison Square Park with your little ones! Go on a scavenger hunt, learn... [more]

    AMNH Fall Morning Bird Walks At Central Park

    Observe the beauty of fall bird migration with the American Museum of Natural History and ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    AMNH Fall Morning Bird Walks At Central Park

    Observe the beauty of fall bird migration with the American Museum of Natural History and ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    5Pointz Collaboration With The Children’s Museum Of The Arts

    Practice the art of graffiti while learning about the famous 5Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens. 5Pointz has hosted works... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    12th Annual West Side County Fair At Riverside Park

    Join the Upper West Side community at Riverside Park for an afternoon at the county fair! The programming includes games,... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

  • Sign up here for the

    New York Family

    newsletters

    Given email address is already subscribed, thank you!
    Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
    Please provide a valid email address.
    Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please check your e-mail inbox.
    Please complete the CAPTCHA.
    Please fill in the required fields.
  • Latest Issue
  • New York Family Guides