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Thursday, April 24
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.
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Through April 25.
Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street)
$15/adult, $5/kids 12 & under, Free/kids 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 27.add to google calendar | add to ical
Friday, April 25
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at East 38th Street )
Swedish author Per Gustavsson’s princess defies stereotypes on adventures with hockey boys, hooligans, and dragon in this live show from touring Swedish troupe Boulevardteatern.
Two performances at 11 am & 3 pm.add to google calendar | add to ical
West Side YMCA (5 West 63rd Street)
This annual four-week festival kicks off with the world premiere of Rescue Rue, an original musical fairytale with puppets that tells one dog’s journey from shelter to adoption.
Also Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.add to google calendar | add to ical
Saturday, April 26
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue at 68th Street)
Introduce 2 to 5 year olds to classical music with the help of the cuddly Lolli-Pops gang. A live orchestra performs Prokofiev’s famous musical fairy tale as the conductor and animal friends help all ages see and hear how musical themes evoke characters. We are big fans of The Little Orchestra Society, which has been putting on fantastic family-friendly events for 65 years.
Saturday at 10 & 11:30 am. Also on Sunday 11:30 am & 1:00 pm.add to google calendar | add to ical
Tribeca (Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street & N. Moore Street between Greenwich Street and West Street)
Step onto the Tribeca Studios backlot and into a filmmaking experience, watch a live chef demonstration from a local restaurant, fly a kite, play video games, create life-size bubbles, get creative in an arts & crafts pavilions, watch special performances from Broadway shows, dance to live music, catch free family screenings and more at this annual downtown day of fun.add to google calendar | add to ical
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street)
All ages can enjoy a free screening of the 75-year-old classic of Dorothy’s adventures. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis; line begins at 9:30 am.add to google calendar | add to ical
St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam @ 81st Street)
Ages 4-9 are invited to learn about seeds and planting. Preregister at the front desk or by calling 212.621.0619add to google calendar | add to ical
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue at East 75th Street)
$10/family, includes museum admission
4-10 year-olds can explore the contemporary art in the 2014 Whitney Biennial with interactive tours and art-making workshops. Online registration is recommended; drop-ins welcome if space is available.add to google calendar | add to ical
Battery Urban Farm (State Street and Pearl Street)
Kick off the start of this small but conveniently located educational urban farm’s 2014 season and celebrate Earth Day with educational games, arts and crafts, demonstrations and farm tours, light refreshments for sale (picnics welcome) and live bluegrass with Gotham City Pickers and Five Mile String Band. Rain date is April 27.add to google calendar | add to ical
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
NYC’s 12th Annual celebration of poetry features original poem readings from from elementary, intermediate and high school students during an open mic forum plus live music.add to google calendar | add to ical
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a free poetry festival for all ages featuring award-winning poets creating personalized poems, interactive call-and-response poems, immersive art installations and live performances by MTA MUNY musicians.
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Thomas Jefferson Park (114th Street & First Avenue)
Play classic street games from the ’60s and ’70s with a modern spin. All ages can try stickball, pogo sticks, double-dutch, hula hoops, yo-yos, skateboarding clinics and handball in the park, or head to 114th Street & Pleasant where cars are banned for the day so kids can ride bikes, play street hockey, race in a soap box derby, do arts & crafts and more pre-digital fun. Also enjoy live music and entertainment and performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem. Rain venue: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center located in the park.add to google calendar | add to ical
TADA! Youth Theater (15 West 28th Street)
Sample theater art classes for ages 2-14. Online reservations highly recommended.add to google calendar | add to ical
South Street Seaport (Fulton and Front Streets)
Celebrate the continuing post-Sandy restoration of the South Street Seaport Museum with a special bell-ringing ceremony, historic ship tours, nautical crafts For kids, wood carving, live music, local food vendors and more.add to google calendar | add to ical
McBurney YMCA (125 West 14th Street)
Fun activities for the whole family include family fitness classes, a bouncy house obstacle course, arts & crafts, sports tournaments and more.add to google calendar | add to ical
Scholastic Store (557 Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets)
Kids can plant a tree to to take outside and join Ms. Frizzle for a special storytime featuring The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge at this Earth Day celebration.add to google calendar | add to ical
Citibabes (52 Mercer Street)
$45/kid, $25 for siblings
Enjoy a grown-ups only evening out in Soho after you drop the kids off at an educational drop off playdate that includes a healthy dinner, story time, arts & crafts, games, music, a featured film and more. Proceeds donated to families in need.
Speed sitting is free; Pajama Party isadd to google calendar | add to ical
Sunday, April 27
Rutgers Church ( 236 West 73rd Street)
All ages are invited to make projects inspired by famous artists and contribute to an ongoing book drive for children in need. RSVP required; contact Jennifer Moore at 212-877-8227, x212 or email@example.com to google calendar | add to ical
55 Bar (55 Christopher Street)
The last Sunday of each month, kids ages 0 to 6 years old can play percussion instruments, listen to kid-friendly jazz songs and learn a little bit about jazz.add to google calendar | add to ical
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street)
$8, $6/kids 12 & under
Catch the delightful exhibit The Little Prince: A New York Story before it closes and enjoy related family activities including watching an animated short film (The Little Prince/Will Vinton), composing a large mural made of planets, and trying on fun costumes. The Ben Jam troupe will bring to life the little prince, the fox, and the rose and invite families to follow the mysterious little boy in his magical journey through outer space and planet Earth.add to google calendar | add to ical
Book of The Week
Celebrate spring – and all the seasons – with this delightful ‘interactive’ book. The first page tells you “there’s magic in this bare brown tree. Tap it once. Turn the page to see.” Tapping, rubbing and touching starts the fun of watching a bare tree sprout one leaf, then many, then buds, flowers, and finally apples. Jiggling, wiggling, and swishing the pages brings winter and then spring once again.
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2-For-1 at the New-York Historical Society Museum
Get admission for two adults at the fascinating New-York Historical Society Museum for $18 (usually $36). Kids 4 and under are free. The newly renovated Children’s Museum hosts great storytimes and other activities. Current exhibit Bill Cunningham: Façades, a photographic exhibit pairing models in historic dress with famous architecture delights all ages, and kid-pleaser Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans is coming this summer. The museum is on Central PArk West at 77th Street.
$9 Tickets to Puss in Boots at the Galli Fairytale Theater
Get two tickets (one adult, one child) for Puss in Boots at Galli Fairytale Theater (West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Aves) for $18. A miller’s son inherits a cat and finds he has a true friend by his side as Puss in Boots works on his plan to turn the boy into a prince. Show runs from May 3-25, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
Earth Day Discounts at Diapers.com & Soap.com
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Earn $25 Rewards at Look.com
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