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Thursday, April 17
Babies ‘R’ Us Union Square ( 24-30 Union Square East)
Decorate an Easter themed cookie to share with your sweetheart and participate in half-hour sing-alongs with Music For Aardvarks every hour starting at 10:30 am.
Also on Friday at FAO Schwarz.add to google calendar | add to ical
Brookfield Place, Waterfront Plaza (220 Vesey Street)
Enjoy Disney-themed trivia contests, a “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” spelling bee, face-painting, food trucks, a high-flying kite show and a screening of Disney classic Mary Poppins. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.add to google calendar | add to ical
Friday, April 18
Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza)
Admire the the hundreds of gorgeous artist-designed eggs that have been hiding throughout NYC, now nesting together at the Rockefeller Centre before being auctioned off on Tuesday.
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Also on Saturday, SUnday & Monday.
Strand (12th Street & Broadway)
Pat the Bunny from the classic children’s book stops by to read stories and lead crafts.
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Saturday, April 19
Scholastic Store (557 Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets)
Design your own mini-egg during a daylong crafting event, meet big red dog Clifford and enjoy storytimes every hour.add to google calendar | add to ical
Inwood Hill Park Peninsula (Dyckman Street & Hudson River)
Take the A train to the lovely Inwood Hill Park where thousands of eggs will be on the lawn for two separate hunts for ages 3-6 years and 7-12 years. Other activities include sack races, egg roll games, family twister, egg toss, face painting, and hula hoop dancing. Sponsored by Uptown Community Church.add to google calendar | add to ical
St. Nicholas Park (135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue)
Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, pastry decorating, games, dancing
an outdoor egg hut at 2 pm and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
4th U (West 76th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West)
$7/family, some activities cost extra
The 4th Universalist Society invites all to join in an Easter Egg hunts in Central Park, face painting, a magic show and other activities. Activities will be inside the lovely church in case or rain. Online preregistration required.add to google calendar | add to ical
Riverside Library (127 Amsterdam Avenue)
Create an Easter Bunny craft. Materials provided.add to google calendar | add to ical
Sunday, April 20
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street )
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, Free/infants under 12 months old.)
Hunt for hidden plastic Easter Eggs containing stickers and free museum passes throughout the CMOM galleries. At noon, create one-of-a-kind egg and learn about Easter traditions from around the world.add to google calendar | add to ical
Fifth Avene (East 49th to 57th Street)
Wear your favorite hat (or make a special one) and stroll down the traffic-free avenue to check out some classic and crazy Easter bonnets and outfits. It gets crowded (try to leave big strollers at home), but still one of our favorite iconic NYC events.add to google calendar | add to ical
Bank Street Bookstore (610 West 112th Street)
Decorate dinosaur “eggs” (actually egg-shaped rocks) with chalk, then find them once they are hidden among the store’s books and bookshelves. Preregistration recommended. Call 212-678-1654.
Also at 1 & 4 pm.add to google calendar | add to ical
Church of St. Luke in the Fields (487 Hudson Street)
Right services let out, follow the Easter Bunny into the garden to join in a festive egg hunt open to the public.add to google calendar | add to ical
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ()
Celebrate Passover with family-focused dance, music and art activities including a Baby Loves Disco 60’s Dance Party, a David Grover & Grover’s Gang concert, a collaborative ‘Freedom Sculpture,’ Passover-themed gallery tours and collage workshops.add to google calendar | add to ical
Monday, April 21
Pottery Barn Kids (1311 2nd Avenue at 69th Street)
Celebrate Earth Day with an eco-inspired treasure hunt. All week, kids can explore Pottery Barn Kids for green clues and earn a plantable bookmark.add to google calendar | add to ical
Tuesday, April 22
Union Square (14th Street & Fourth Avenue)
Celebrate Earth Day with live music, kids activities and entertainment, green vehicle runway show, environmental exhibits and green product samples.add to google calendar | add to ical
Wednesday, April 23
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall hosts Earth-Day-themed educational displays from eco-friendly companies and activities for kids
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Book of The Week
This beautifully illustrated 1939 classic was one of my favorites growing up, and I was delighted to discover my children also love this sweet feminist fable about a country bunny who attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children and the doubts of others.
40+% Off Baby/Kid Product Citrus Lane Subscriptions
Get carefully curated toys, books, snacks, and personal care products handpicked for your child’s age and stage every month with discounts on Citrus Lane subscriptions during their semi-annual sale. Get 3 months for $56 (usually $87), 6 months for $105 (usually $174) or 12 months Melissa & dug, Aden & Anais, Happy Baby. Or last package included a beautiful book, some nice wooden toys, yummy, healthy snacks, organic lotion for Mommy and more. Available for newborns through age five.
35% Off Bridge For Dance Summer Camp
Join Bridge For Dance’s fairytale-themed camp that teaches creative movement, pre-ballet, and dancing with props, & more for ages 3-6 for $163 (usually $250). Camp runs August 4-8, 10:30 am – 12 pm for ages 3-4; 12 pm – 1:30 pm for ages 5-6.
30% Off SocRoc Mini Soccer Camp
Kick it up this summer at SocRoc’s week long outdoor soccer camps for $230 (usually $325). Camps for ages 3- 6 run Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 12 pm, form June 23 – August 29. Choose any week (or sign up for multiple weeks). Taught by former professional player James Christie inside Central Park at 5th Avenue and 76th Street, these camps include some martial arts, baseball, yoga, and theater games in addition to fin soccer drills and games. Held indoors nearby in case of rain.
Earth Day Discounts at Diapers.com & Soap.com
Celebrate everyone’s favorite planet with 25% off natural household essentials at Soap.com. Use code BIGAPRILSALE25. Also get 20% off select diapers, wipes, toys and more from top natural and organic products with code EARTHBABY20 at Diapers.com. Featured brands include Seventh Generation, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen and Plum Organics. Free 1-2 day shipping on orders $49+.
Discounts At City Treehouse
Check out one of Manhattan’s most enchanting indoor playspaces for less. Kids can explore a fiber optic cave, splash their way through an indoor water play area, and climb up a two-story treehouse. Get one, three, or five family day passes for $20/day (usually $40/day). Or try drop-in classes in music, cooking or yoga for $20/class (usually $45).