Spring is officially here! Look for flowers in bloom, from early cherry blossoms in the park to indoor orchids, and get ready for Easter celebrations.

Through April 9, get $20 tickets to participating Off Broadway show at the box office twenty minutes prior to curtain - one of many ways to see family-friendly shows.



🌿 Join bagpipers for the Shearing of the Heather & Community Parade in Fort Tryon Park.

🌿 Make art with Color Wink Studio (for free) and try fresh flavors of ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery.

🌿 Hands-on gallery activities bring medieval works of art to life in a castle-like setting during Cloisters Family Tours.

🌿 Get ready for Easter at the Morningside Easter Egg Hunt



🎶 Celebrate incredible women musicians of soul's past, present, and future at Symphony Space's Wall to Wall: Women of Soul.

🎶 Enjoy kites, performances and the creative at Holi on the Hudson.

🎶 Stop by the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library to admire costumes inspired by butterflies, salads and more in The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers.

🎶 Look for intimate stories and unexpected materials at American Folk Art Museum's new exhibit What That Quilt Knows About Me (and choose from five types of tasty croissants at nearby Rosetta Bakery).

🎶 Dress up like favorite Jewish Deli foods, join Sunday storytime and make your own digital Tiffany lamp at New-York Historical Society.


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🎨 Celebrate Passover with art, music, and dancing at the Jewish Museum's Freedom Art Jam.

🎨 See a kid-friendly version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella in an intimate theater.

🎨 Discuss and create at Met Family Gallery Tours.

🎨 Enjoy almost-spring weather at the Ancient Playground, then head to the west side of Central Park's Reservoir where the early-blooming Okame cherry blossom trees are already peaking.



🌼 The Macy's Flower Show is back, with thousands of stunning flowers & lush plants transforming the flagship store into a colorful wonderland.

🌼 Watch adrenaline-driven daredevils perform feats on a 20-foot-tall windmill in Cirque Mechanics' Zephyr at the New Victory Theater.

🌼 More fabulous kids theater options include Fish in a Tree, a multimedia piece about a young girl with dyslexia and Dog Man: The Musical - both part of the upcoming $20 Off-Broadway tickets promotion

🌼 Immersive experience Wonderland Dreams turns into a family-friendly jamboree, with music, magic and photo-ops every Sunday during Mad Hatter's Family Adventures.

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🎨 On Sunday, travel to Japan in (free) Poster Kids: East Meets and West in the morning then southeast Asia in the afternoon at (also free) Rubin Family Sundays: Happy Hues of Holi.

🎨 Ride bumper cars & dine on seasonal fare at 80s-themed Bump! at the Standard High Line. Keep the pink theme going in the immersive, cinematic MAGENTAVERSE - plus visit the new Economy Candy outpost - at Chelsea Market.

🎨 Last chance for some cool gallery shows, including a fun Keith Haring show/shop and an immersive forest of giant crystals.

🎨 Learn about Black fashion history in Fresh, Fly and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop at FIT museum.



🧜🏾‍♀️ Look for crocodile women, mermaids, and other hybrid, fantastical forms in Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined at the New Museum.

🧜🏾‍♀️ Find more magical sea creatures in an intimate, interactive musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid with a live percussion ensemble playing original songs (also part of the $20 Off-Broadway promotion).

🧜🏾‍♀️ Stunning puppets in classic Spanish Golden Age costumes star in a new bilingual musical the The Crazy Adventures of Don Quixote/Las Locaventuras de Don Quijote.

⚾️ Explore the wonderful world of miniature art and new exhibition Small Is Beautiful and join weekly kids workshops to make your own tiny masterpieces.


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💧 In free hands-on art installation The Water Arch, turn a wheel to pump over 35 gallons of water throughout clear pipes and receptacles to have it rain down around you, without getting you wet. Find more nautical fun at  an Eric Carle-themed interactive experience.

💧 Last chance for unique dining options like an entirely Pink Pier and a Golden Girls themed cafe (the delicious emporium Tin Building isn't going anywhere).

💧 Play in the hands-on ImagiNATIONS Activity Center at the (free) National Museum of the American Indian.

💧 Walk through a fantastical giant garden at 28 Liberty and an outdoor neon maze.




🎈 Play with balloons galore - and meet the Easter Bunny - at an immersive pop-up Balloontopia.

🎈 Celebrate Holi with Brooklyn Children's Museum and Ajna Dance Company with dance, music, food & color.

🎈 Dance along at Mozart for Munchkins Spring Swing, featuring musicians, a tap dancing and contotionist

🎈Join family art programs and find outrageous fashion at happening Brooklyn Museum.

🎈 Head to happening Industry City for bead workshops and retro arcade games. Explore a collection of strange and useless inventions that paved the way for real progress at the fascinating Museum of Failure.



🌸 The stunning New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show is back for its 20th year. Walk through thousands of vibrant orchids enfolded into rolling mountains.

🌸 Find more gorgeous nature at Wave Hill and join weekly nature-inspired family art projects.



🦋 Shrink down into the undergrowth and learn to fly at Amazing Butterflies at Lasdon Park.

🦋 Celebrate LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester's 10th anniversary with balloons, cake (both brick and edible) and 2013 admission prices. All kids turning 10 in 2013 are eligible for a FREE Sunday-Friday Annual Pass. The much bigger LEGOLAND amusemt park in Goshen opens next weekend.

🦋 Climbing paradise Boundless Adventures opens for the season, with a new Junior Explorer park for ages 4-6.

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