• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (March 28-30)

    Kids’ Concerts Everywhere + Whitney For Families + Ultimate Story Time Guide + Much More Family Fun

    By New York Family
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    The Irish Festival at the CMA

    HOT OFF THE BLOG

    Next weekend, April 5-6, we have our final two Camp Fairs where, parents and children can connect with more than 40 directors from day camps and sleepaway camps from 12-3pm on Saturday & Sunday.

    *SATURDAY (4/5): At St. Jean Baptiste High School on the Upper East Side. Register HERE!

    *SUNDAY (4/6): Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side. Register HERE!

    *BRING YOUR QUESTIONS: The ultimate “camp lady,” the American Camp Association’s Renee Flax, will be at the Camp Fairs to help you find the right match for your child.

    *The big Whitney Biennial may not seem kid-friendly on the surface, but there’s plenty for little kids to learn from it as our post about the Museum’s latest happenings for families and children uncovers. Read all about it here!

    *If you have a little one at home, who loves story time, look no further than our guide to the best spots to hear a tale in the city–from daily, weekly, and special occasion readings.

    *Join our friends at A Child Grows In Brooklyn (see our Q+A with them here) as they host their annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday, April 6th, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. For the details, click here.

    *Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform a benefit concert for an NYC public school–and it’s not an “impossible dream” to get tickets! Read more here.

    WEEKEND PLANNER

    STARTING FRIDAY

    *Join the Havana-born drummer and singer Pedrito Martinez and his band at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center for a Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert. Jam away! (Friday)

    *Take your tot to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to create a beehive-inspired print and a 3D bee. See what’s buzzing! (Friday)

    *Bring your aspiring artists to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an informal sketching session inspired by works in the galleries. Get creative! (Friday)

    STARTING SATURDAY

    *Swing by the NYU Skirball Center For the Performing Arts to catch the Kid Rockers present singer-songwriter Adam Green and touring ensemble San Fermin. Rock on! (Saturday)

    *The Irish Festival at the Children’s Museum of the Arts features fantastic workshops and performances, including a kid-friendly show featuring champion Irish step dancers. Go Green! (Saturday through Sunday)

    *Enjoy the jammin’ vibe at Symphony Space with Joanie Leeds, a rock ‘n roll soprano, and her band, the Nightlights. Sing along! (Saturday)

    *Families with children ages 5 and up can build a geodesic dome, a one-of-a-kind structural form, at the Center for Architecture. Take home a mini dome! (Saturday)

    *Venture to the New York Transit Museum to discover the art of the mosaics that adorn NYC’s subway stations and create unique patterns with glass tiles. Be crafty! (Saturday through Sunday)

     STARTING SUNDAY

    *Take the family to see the funky, Grammy-nominated duo known as the Pop Ups at the Jewish Museum. Expect to dance! (Sunday)

    *Enjoy a concert full of surprises at 92Y thanks to the Cypress String Quartet’s habit of mixing classic quartet works with contemporary music. Take a seat! (Sunday)

    *Marc Brown, author and illustrator of the best-selling Arthur book series will read his new book, In New York, at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Listen up! (Sunday)

    *Book Court celebrates the release of Julie Sternberg’s newest book, Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake, with the author.  Join the fun! (Sunday)

    *All day-long at the Children’s Museum of the Arts,  kids can make marionettes that dance when manipulated as part of a series of Irish-inspired festivities. Play with puppets! (Sunday)

    Click here for our full calendar of events!

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