• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (April 18-21)

    Disney’s Big Pirate & Princess Adventure at MSG + NY Auto Show For Kids + Toot Toot To The Transit Museum + Much More Family Fun

    By New York Family
    Easter Parade Held On Manhattan's Fifth Avenue

    The Easter Parade

    HOT OFF THE BLOG

    *If your child has a teacher you really appreciate, take a minute to nominate that teacher for a Blackboard Award For Teachers. We welcome nominations for NYC teachers from all grade levels (nursery through high school) and from all systems (public, private, charter, and parochial). Winners will be honored at our annual Awards’ ceremony on June 2, at Scholastic.

    Click HERE to nominate a teacher!

    *April 26-27, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, is coming to NYC, Pier 94 (55th St. & West Side Highway). Bring the entire family to shop, taste, and enjoy the best in green with a special Family Zone!

    Get 50 percent off your tickets with the code NYFAM14. Click HERE for more info!

    *A panel of successful moms will discuss the tricks to starting a company while raising a family at the 2nd Annual Mom Moguls Breakfast on May 7, hosted by Divalyssicious Moms.

    Click HERE for more info & special discount!

    *Who’s up for a free Mother’s Day lunch? New York Family readers have a chance to attend one of three Mommybites’ Mother’s DayLuncheons, May 5-7, for free (there are 10-20 free tickets available for each event).

    Click HERE for an exclusive code to get your chance to attend for free!

    *We’ve uncovered 5 Things To Do Right Now at the New York Transit Museum—from a new family musical to an after school program for kids on the autism spectrum. Right this way!

    *Travel back in time and tour one of the many historic homes that grace New York City. Check out our guide to the coolest abodes—including the Mayor’s address at Gracie Mansion and the Little Red Lighthouse. Read on!

    WEEKEND PLANNER

    STARTING THURSDAY

    *Based on the hit series “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” Disney’s never-before-seen Disney Junior Live: Pirate & Princess Adventure lands at Madison Square Garden. Enjoy the show! (Thursday-Monday)

    STARTING FRIDAY

    *Get in touch with your inner Spiderman and create a web using unique materials, such as balloons, yarn, and glitter at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab.  Be crafty! (Friday)

    *It’s time for the annual New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. Expect an appearance from Spongebob Squarepants, along with a group tour for families. Vroom, Vroom! (Friday-April 27)

    *Head to the ice bar at Minus5 to hunt for frozen Easter eggs. Collect 10 and receive a treat basket. Bundle up! (Friday-Monday)

    STARTING SATURDAY

    *Enjoy fantastical tales brought to life through storytelling, art, and workshops at El Museo’s Super Sabado event.  And be sure to pick up your next literary escapade at the museum’s book fair. Love books? (Saturday)

    *Treat your kids to a free, heartwarming puppet show, organized by Urban Park Rangers at Forest Park. The stars? A squirrel and a caterpillar. Take your seat! (Saturday)

    *Discover how families around the globe celebrate Easter, learn about the animals that come from eggs, and make your own nest to take home at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Have an egg-citing time! (Saturday-Sunday)

    *Teach your little one all about colors at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Kids will learn all about the primary colors and mix them to create a rainbow. Get colorful! (Saturday)

    *Partake in a scavenger hunt, play old-fashioned games, and pose for pictures at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Spring Egg-stravaganza. Head outdoors! (Saturday)

    *Take a picture with Clifford, design your own mini Easter eggs, and enjoy story time at the Scholastic Store’s Big Red Egg-stravaganza. Happy Easter! (Saturday)

    STARTING SUNDAY

    *Celebrate Passover at the Jewish Museum with the Freedom Art Jam all-day family festival featuring tons of music- and art-based activities. A highlight? The Baby Loves Disco 60s dance party. Party on! (Sunday)

    *A tradition since the 1870s, New York’s annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is a must-see event. Take in the view from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Don your best hat! (Sunday)

    *Take your whole family on a walk through more than 150 years of Jewish history on the Lower East Side with the Big Onion Walking Tours. Lace up your sneaks! (Sunday)

    Click here for our full calendar of events!