Kid On The Town
Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Events March 27 – April 3
radio city new york spring spectacular
Okay Spring, let’s do this for real now. Hoping for snow-free skies for Easter Egg hunts, though the city’s got plenty of indoor options including Passover celebrations, concerts, art fairs and new family-friendly museum exhibits. Last night we fell in love with NYC all over again (despite the rain) at the opening of Radio City’s new show, New York Spring Spectacular, a thoroughly enjoyable extravaganza for all ages starring the fiercely talented Rockettes. See our deals listings for discount tickets and spring flash sales on some favorite brands.

**All events are free unless noted otherwise**


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Saturday

Easter Eggstravaganza Children's Art Workshop

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street)

$8

Create colorful patterns on eggs with tissue paper, glitter, glue, and paint, and build a nest for decorated eggs with twigs, feathers, and clay. Please bring two hard-boiled eggs per child. Online ticket purchase recommended as workshop fills up.

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Game On!

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chelsea Recreation Center (430 West 25th Street)

Celebrate female athletes with fitness challenges, talks by WNBA New York Liberty players, street hockey with Columbia University Ice Hockey team, rhythmic gymnastics demos, rugby, handball, kickboxing, volleyball, softball, double dutch, golf putting games, swimming and table tennis. All ages (and genders) welcome to participate. Arrive early to receive a free t-shirt.

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Bari Koral Family Rock Band Concert

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caspary Auditorium, Rockefeller University (1230 York Ave)

$10

Rock out with clever kiddie rocker Bari Koral and her band.

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Carl Schurz Park Egg Hunt

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carl Schurz Park (East End and East 86th Street)

Decorate an egg collecting bag on the Mayor’s Lawn then join in egg hunts separated by age and snap photos with the Easter Bunny. At noon, see a concert by Patrick and the Rock-a-Silly Band. Rain date is Sunday, March 29.

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Chidlrens' Workshops at Affordable Art Fair

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St)

$18 in advance, $20 at the door, free/ages 11 & under

Admire paintings, sculptures and other works by upcoming artists at this annual fair, then make collage bird finger puppets inspired by the art with educators from the 92Y. Fair hours are 11 am – 8 pm.

Also on Sunday.

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Earthworm Race

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Park Library (66 Leroy Street at Seventh Avenue South)

Celebrate the beginning of spring with a highly competitive, edge-of-your-seat exciting, SLOW worm race! Worms will be provided but please pre-register before the day of the event in person or by phone (212-243-6876) so the library has a worm ready for you.

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String Festival 2015: Dancing with the Strings

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bloomingdale School of Music ( 323 West 108th Street)

Hear dance inspired music performed by Bloomingdale School of Music students and faculty perform and join a dance party featuring the NYC Baroque Dance Company.

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Sunday

Poppy Seed Players: Young Moses

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street)

$20

This hilarious re-telling of the Passover story for families features an angst-ridden teenaged Moses with an identity crisis and an eccentric Miriam who plays timbrel in the All-Slave Orchestra.

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Freedom Art Jam

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)

Free with museum admission ($15, Free/ages 18 and under)

Celebrate Passover with family-focused dance, music and art activities. Do the “matzah ball bump” and the “frog hop twist” to the funky tunes of Baby Loves Disco DJs, hear the pop rock of The Macaroons, create a unique holiday artifact, add to a giant Seder plate collage, explore the galleries, and more.

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Stupendous Model Seder with ShirLaLa

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place)

$10, $7/ages 10 & under

Join ShirLaLa along with My Haggadah creator, Francine Hermelin, for an eye-opening model seder featuring live music, interactive storytelling, and traditional Passover food. Best for families with children ages 3-10.

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"Spring is Here” Concert with Erin Lee Kelly

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Treehouse (129A West 20th Street between Sixth & Seventh Avenues)

$20/child ($25 at the door)

We made it through the winter – and that is something to sing about. Help singer-songwriter Erin Lee Kelly usher in the spring with songs and stories about rain, gardens, bubbles and baseball.

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Friday

Music For Aardvarks Easter Cookie Party

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
FAO Schwarz (767 5th Avenue at 58th Street)

$10

Decorate an Easter themed cookie and participate in half-hour sing-alongs with Music For Aardvarks every hour starting at 10:30 am.

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New York International Auto Show

10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street)

$16/adult, $7/ages 12 & under, free/ages 2 & under

Auto-lovers of all ages can check out tons of cars and trucks at this annual event. Many exhibitors have activities specifically for kids including simulators, video games, movie cars and more.

Through Sunday, April 12.

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Free Children’s Museum of Manhattan

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street )

The enchanting, interactive Children’s Museum of Manhattan is free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Go early or late to avoid the crowd.

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Saturday

Scotland Run and Festival 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Park, Mineral Springs Lawn (West 69th Street & Central Park West)

Watch kilted runners and celebrate all things Scottish at this festival featuring music, dancing, bagpipes, photo booths and crafts.

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TNF’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun

10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Riverside Park (West 72nd Street & Riverside Drive)

$16 by March 20th, $21 after March 20th

Participate in a fun outdoor egg hunt and a photo op with the Easter Bunny hosted by Think ‘N’ Fun. Includes special bunny containers for egg collecting and a light snack and beverage. Choose from three hunts at 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 1:30 pm. Online preregistration required.

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Meet the Artist Saturday: Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

Enjoy a family-friendly concert focused on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. This collaborative brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music including includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. Part of Lincoln Center’s monthly Meet The Artist series.

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Storytime at the Strand

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strand (12th Street & Broadway)

Enjoy an Easter-themed storytime and egg hunt.

Also on Sunday.

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Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Nicholas Park (135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue)

Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, games including potato sack & egg on a spoon races, dancing, story telling, an outdoor egg hut and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Hosted by the Friends of St. Nicholas Park.

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What We’re Reading

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

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.

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Featured Deals


Everything at Gymboree under $15 + Free Shipping

All clothes, shoes, sleepwear and accessories at Gymboree.com are $14.99 and under plus shipping is free for all orders. We love their fun spring looks for boys and girls newborn to 12 years old.


Discount Tix to Radio City’s New York Spring Spectacular

Save 35% on tickets to Radio City’s new show, New York Spring Spectacular, a dazzling musical celebration of NYC starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and Dancing With The Stars‘ hottie Derek Hough. We’ve heard great things about the dancing, sets and costumes from Rockette friends hard at work getting ready for the first show March 12. Visit landmarks from Statue of Liberty to Central Park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with 3D special effects, large-scale puppetry and a soundtrack of original songs and pop hits. Tickets available for $32-$60 (usually $50-$80) for afternoon & evening performances through May 3rd.


Free Aloha Superfood Chocolate & Daily Good Greens Powder + 15% Off

Want to up your family’s nutrition intake? Try a free (excluding $2.79-$4.79 shipping charges) sample of Aloha’s Superfood Chocolate or Daily Good Greens Whole-Food Powder. My kids and I love to treat ourselves to the chocolate bars, conveniently broken up into bite-size slivers with inspirational words printed. Each bar has 1 serving of fruits and vegetables, is sweetened only with coconut sugar, and is made with 60% organic, fair-trade-cacao. The Daily Good Greens Whole-Food Powder, containing 2 servings of fruits and vegetables are a great addition to smoothies, yogurt, applesauce and other kid favorites. Want more than a sample? Get15% off all orders over $50 with code 15ALOHA50.



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