• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (April 11-13)

    Spring Break Fun + Egg Hunts + CMOM Celebrates STEM + Much More Family Fun

    By New York Family
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    “The Cat Who Went To Heaven” At BAM Fisher

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    *As the kids gear up for some time off, check out our guide to spring break happenings at places like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. There’s plenty to keep little ones occupied! CLICK HERE!

    *Also, Easter is just around the corner. Here’s our roundup of the best egg hunts, bunny pictures, and pre-parade fanfare taking place throughout the five boroughs. CLICK HERE!

    WEEKEND PLANNER

    STARTING FRIDAY

    *Kids ages 4 to 8 are invited to a special class at Karma Kids Yoga. Poses are followed by storytelling, foot rubs, and milk and cookies. Wear your pajamas! (Friday)

    *Enjoy a free live performance by students from the Bronx’s Hyde Leadership Charter School band in the Sony Plaza Atrium. Listen to the beat! (Friday)

    *Join a mini Easter egg hunt and participate in a spring-inspired craft-making class at Tribeca’s Torly Kid shop.  Happy holidays! (Friday)

    STARTING SATURDAY

    *Adapted from the award-winning children’s book by Elizabeth Coatsworth, “The Cat Who Went To Heaven” is a beautiful play at BAM Fisher featuring bunraku, shadow puppetry, and jazz music. Enjoy the show! (Saturday and Sunday)

    *At the 11-day Makers’ Festival at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, kids can meet scientists, engineers, and artists in a series of workshops celebrating STEM education. Learn lots! (Saturday through April 22)

    *Stop by the New York Transit Museum for an original musical called “Sharin’ a Ride,” which tells the tale of public transportation. Sing along! (Saturday and Sunday)

    *It’s Boy Scout Day at the Intrepid Museum—educators will lead little ones through a slew of cool aviation and space-related activities. Go Boy Scouts! (Saturday)

    *Proceeds from the Prospect Heights Craft Fair fund arts programs at the neighborhood’s public elementary school, P.S. 9. Browse an array of handcrafted treasures and munch on delectable treats from local eateries. Have a blast! (Saturday)

    *Help the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House prep a potato plant plot at Prospect Park and then plant a seed of your own to take home. Get planting! (Saturday)

    *The Wave Hill Garden has scheduled a nature walk for the whole family. See blooming flowers, birds, and garden animals as you stroll. Head outdoors! (Saturday)

    STARTING SUNDAY

    *Come to the American Museum of Natural History to learn about aquatic poisons and the medicinal benefits that the ocean can provide in a unique program. Explore the ocean! (Sunday)

    *Check out Baby Loves Disco, an innovative dance party perfect for children at the kid-proofed nightclub Le Poisson Rouge. Boogie down! (Sunday)

    *The annual Easter egg hunt takes place at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Search for eggs, do arts and crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and snap photos with the Easter bunny. Strike a pose! (Sunday)

    *Shira Kline and friends tell the story of the Exodus through song for Passover at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Honor traditions! (Sunday)

    *It’s a picture book bonanza at Books of Wonder, where young readers can meet and greet beloved children’s book authors, including Marc Brown and Sharon Robinson. Say hello! (Sunday)

    Click here for our full calendar of events!

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