• Picks Of The Week: April 2-8

    Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day


    In the spirit of springtime,
    this week’s events reflect new beginnings and new experiences. And if you
    celebrate Passover or Easter, the city offers an abundance of seders and egg hunts—and we’ve got a few suggestions to get you started. —

    Monday, April 2
    Spirituality and
    Motherhood Conference at the
    Museum of Motherhood
    401
    East 84th Street
    8:30am-6:30pm

    This
    conference aims to highlight the spiritual dimensions of motherhood. Topics
    will include conscious conception, somatic movement and healing sound, the call
    to motherhood and more.
    Please consider staying the whole
    day, as the conference has been divided into morning and afternoon halves.

    Tuesday, April 3
    Digestive Adventure: From
    Food to Flush at CMOM

    212
    West 83rd Street
    10am-4pm

    Learn all about the digestive system, from when
    food first enters your body until it leaves at the end. Make a flip book to
    illustrate this crazy adventure.

    Wednesday, April 4
    Creatures of Light:
    Nature’s Bioluminescence at the
    American Museum of Natural History
    79th Street and Central Park West

    Before Spring
    Break arrives (and this new exhibit swells with visitors), we suggest you
    explore the phosphorous wonder with a little bit of breathing room. Families
    will discover organisms from glow-in-the-dark fungi to a firefly-filled meadow.

    Thursday, April 5
    Children’s Storytime at
    the
    Strand: The
    Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

    828 Broadway
    3:30-4:30pm

    From the man who brought you Knuffle Bunny comes a new story of lovable characters and life
    lessons. Pigeon has learned to share a hotdog, but can Duckling teach him to
    share the limelight?
    Strand staff members will read The
    Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
    by Mo Willems.

    Friday, April 6
    Ice Age

    to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios at the Museum of American
    Illustration
    128 East 63rd Street
    10am-5pm

    Want to know exactly how your favorite animated
    movies were created? See the entire process of Blue Sky Studio stories like Robots, Ice Age and
    Rio from storyboards to 3D and digital modeling. After watching video clips
    from some of your favorite films, you can also check out never-seen original
    concept drawings, storyboards, props and background paintings.

    Saturday, April 7
    Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt
    at the
    Queens County Farm Museum
    73-50 Little Neck
    Parkway
    12Noon-4pm

    Enjoy springtime with the County Farm’s annual egg hunt. Traditional games like egg tosses and egg-rolling
    will delight children and parents will love family pictures with Whiskers the
    Bunny.

    Shababa™ Creative Family
    Passover Seder with Karina at the 92Y

    1395
    Lexington Avenue
    5:30pm

    Celebrate the true meaning of Passover at this
    Seder with a focus on ancient traditions. Enjoy food, songs, games and stories
    all evening. Vegetarian options are
    available per early phone requests at
    212-415-5500.

    Sunday, April 8
    Easter Parade & Bonnet
    Festival

    49th Street—57th Street and Fifth Avenue
    10am-4pm

    Prepare to be amazed by
    everything from live animals to Civil War costumes—a great and eclectic way to
    kick off your holiday. P.S. The best views are seen from St. Patrick’s
    Cathedral.

    Easter Fun Fest At Trinity Wall Street
    74 Trinity Place
    12:30pm-2:30pm

    Two egg hunts for ages six
    and up and six and under—every child will receive a prize! Plus, kids can make
    their own bonnets, enjoy games, arts & crafts and round out the day with a
    performance from the Bari Koral Band.