Circle of Dance

Tuesday, April 1–Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

This awesome five-year exhibit featuring videos and gorgeous costumes of ten Native American social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas with plenty of floor space to dance along.


Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound

Friday, November 10–Sunday, January 6, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Ten artists use light, digital projection, and experimental media to reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures. Through innovative sound art, digital media, and installation, the exhibition demonstrates the continuity of Indigenous cultures and creativity in the digital age.


Visionaire’s AMAZE

Tuesday, April 10–Sunday, June 10, 8:00 am–7:00 pm
The Gallery at Cadillac House (330 Hudson Street)

Enter a surreal maze designed by Rafael de Cárdenas with a vocal-only sound score by Sahra Motalebi. Wander through black and white op art, a hall of mirrors and absurd sonic landscapes.


Poem in Your Pocket Day at Poets House

Thursday, April 26, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Poets House (10 River Terrace)

Join young readers and writers along with special guests for an afternoon of poetry readings and fun. Bring a poem of your choice to share or find one at Poets House.


Arbor Day in Madison Square Park

Friday, April 27, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue & 24th Street)

Celebrate Arbor Day with a day of free programming where you can learn all about MSPC’s favorite trees—some of which are over 165 years old. Take gardener-led tours of the Park’s trees, try fun and interactive tree-themed activities and hear Story Laurie share engaging tree tales for the whole family.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, April 27, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, April 27, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Nili Yelin: The Storybook Mom

Friday, April 27, 11:15 am–12:00 pm
Monica + Andy NYC (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street)

Award-winning Nili Yelin combined her professional theatre career with mommyhood to create The Storybook Mom. Using an interactive, educational and highly amusing style, Ms. Yelin likes to call her story-telling, “Sit Down Stand-up.” She delivers a full performance of the written word, even though the words are few, rhyming, and surrounded by pictures. Limited space, so call (646.918.7879) to register or get there 15 minutes early.

Monday & Friday 11:15 am
Thursdays 4 pm
Sunday 10:30 am

Arbor Day in Prospect Park

Friday, April 27, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Prospect Park Boathouse & Audubon Center (101 East Drive)

Enjoy games, crafts and an exhibit on Brooklyn’s last remaining forest, Prospect Park. Get inspired with Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. Learn about birds and nature in a fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more. Learn how mulch protects tree roots, and help spread wood chips around trees. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within Prospect Park (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife.


Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam

Friday, April 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell (Central Park, West 72nd Street)

Hear all 154 sonnets by Shakespeare spoken by 154 readers of all ages and abilities.


Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Friday, April 27, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))
$18

In Tummy Time, newborns to crawlers work on milestones through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation. In Crawlers Club, Tummy Time “graduates” continue to reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. Wobbly Walkerse explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization through songs, exercises and play.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, April 27, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway (2915 Broadway at 114th Street)

Hear stories read in Persian in the charming children’s section of an independent bookstore.


Tulip Festival

Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am–8:00 pm
West Side Community Garden (West 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam)

Admire colorful tulips and other flower in a charming community garden, open everyday from dawn to dusk.

Also on Sunday

Saturday Morning Show: Astrograss & Cardone The Magician

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place (220 Vesey Street)

Enjoy an interactive concert with bluegrass/folk band Astrograss featuring sing-a-longs, dance contests, and high-energy fiddle hoedowns at 10 am and a magic show by Cardone The Magician at 11 am.


Wave Hill Family Art Project

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)

The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings.


MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, April 28, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)

Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.


What's Cooking, Moo Moo? Author Storytime

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Bank Street Bookstore (2780 Broadway at 107th Street)

Author/illustrator Tim Miller reads his latest comedy caper “What’s Cooking, Moo Moo?” about a cow and duck opening a restaurant.


Big Swim Big Kick

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Asphalt Green (555 East 90th Street)

Kids ages 6 to 10 can experience the thrill of a swim meet in an Olympic-size pool, play soccer-based games on an outdoor turf field, and meet two-time Olympic swimming gold-medalist Maya DiRado. Each participant receives a medal and t-shirt and enjoys a showcase of elite divers, synchronized swimming and professional soccer freestylers.


Hester Street Fair

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Hester Street Fair (Corner of Hester & Essex Streets)

Founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals, this food and flea market draws from the diversity of the neighborhood and New York City at large. Shop a curated selection of NYC’s artisanal fashion, art, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors including cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands.


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