April 2, 2012

Picks Of The Week: April 2-8


Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

By Briehn Trumbauer


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.

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