TOP PICKS: AGES 5+
Get ready for St. Pat's, catch music & shows, join fun museum family programs and visit cool exhibits all over town.
Take a spin on an ice rink, explore interactive public art, check unique pop-ups and join storytimes.
The Deepest Breath
Join Stevie, a young girl who loves to read, on a bubbling, aquatic adventure of acceptance and self-love as her curiosity leads her to uncover more about the world and herself. After realizing that there are so many things to learn about, Stevie begins to experience anxiety. As her anxious thoughts start to take over,…
Wall to Wall Women of Soul
Celebrate incredible women artists of soul’s past, present, and future. Experience classic soul you know and love—and discover fresh interpretations and new artists—in this high-energy, multi-genre, pure-joy celebration of the iconic women who defied the odds and defined the genre.
3- 5 pm: Kick off the day with the rousing sounds of gospel soul with…
Ostereiersuchen – Easter Egg Hunt
Join German educational center Rella’s Spielhaus for an Easter Egg Hunt in Central Park. Engage in fun games (ie Eierlaufen, Sackhüpfen). Once all the points are gathered, they can start the Egg Hunt for their very special Easter Gift that the “Osterhase” hid for them.
Light refreshments availble for the whole family.
Holi On The Hudson 2023
Join in the festivities of Holi with kites, performances and the creative arts. Celebrate the onset of spring and warm weather by being out in nature with all-ages activities to keep the whole family engaged and learning.
Entrance to the venue is free. Ticket price includes kites for the whole family, access to all the…
TNF’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun
Participate in a fun, relaxed outdoor egg hunt and a photo op with the Easter Bunny hosted by Think ‘N’ Fun. Includes special bunny baskets for egg collecting and bunny ears. Choose a slot between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Easter at CMOM with Miffy
Search for colorful hidden eggs, created by renowned contemporary artists, around the museum to decode a special message and receive an Easter prize. Weave a basket, design eco-easter eggs, listen-in to interactive stories, and engage in other fun-filled activities.
From 12:30 pm–4:45 pm, meet Miffy is the adorable and iconic Dutch bunny created by Dick…
Admire over 100 varieties of tulip tulips and other flowers in a charming community garden, open to all from dawn to dusk. Frequent visitors will see the tulip display changing every few days, as some varieties fade and others come into bloom.
More details coming soon.
Flutter: A Discover Play for Babies
See a stunning discovery play that introduces babies ages 6-18 months and their caregivers to the four seasons.
Three performers, who are dancers, puppeteers and play-makers, lead a sensory experiential journey of visuals, sounds, objects, some language, and an open concept of play. Caregivers and babies are seated in the round, with the performance in…
Freedom Music Jam Virtual Family Concert Festival
Join the Jewish Museum for a Passover extravaganza featuring art, music, and dancing!. Set yourself free to the joyful sounds of Grammy winner Joanie Leeds, craft a holiday work of art, create a freedom shaker, add to a giant mixed-media Seder themed installation, explore the galleries, and more.
Mozart for Munchkins UES
Swing into spring with jazz jams. Dance, sing and clap along to a jazz set is curated for kids and their grown-ups featuring drums, bass, piano, and saxophone.
Featuring Evan Harris and his band. Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and a post-show instrument petting zoo.
Nick Cave: Forothermore
Explore the career of Nick Cave, internationally celebrated for his elaborate installations and textile works, including his iconic Soundsuits, which blend sculpture, costume design, and instrument-making. See sculpture, installation, video, and rarely seen early works. The title is a neologism, a new word that reflects the artist’s lifelong commitment to creating space for those who…
Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour
On the second Sunday of every month, explore the Guggenheim with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Intrepid Access Family Program
In a monthly program for kids ages 5-18 with learning and developmental disabilities, families take a guided, interactive tour of the Museum and participate in art-making activities that everyone can enjoy. Register online in advance.
See our guide to the Intrepid Museum.
New York International Auto Show
Auto-lovers of all ages can check out nearly 1,000 cars and trucks at this annual event. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars. Many exhibitors have activities specifically for kids including simulators, video games, movie cars and more.
See our guide to nearby…
Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Macys Stella 34 Trattoria’s with 6th floor views of the Empire State Building. Includes a keepsake photograph with the Easter Bunny, Easter activities including a balloon artist, face painting and a takeaway Easter treat to bring home. Dine on family-style breakfast served to tables, a Prosecco Bellini for…
Easter Bonnet Parade
Wear your favorite hat (or make a special one) and stroll down traffic-free Fifth Avenue to check out some classic and crazy Easter bonnets and ensembles in a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s. It gets crowded as the day goes on (try to leave strollers at home), but still one…
Try Scottish Highland Dancing
The New York Caledonian Club School of Highland Dance is sponsoring free beginner trial classes for children and adults. Scottish Highland dancing is traditional, competitive solo dancing from Scotland. Visit nycchighlanddance.com or email [email protected] to learn more, ask questions, and RSVP.
Ages 5-11: 5:30-6:15 pm, Ages 12+: 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Macy’s Flower Show
Macy’s annual ode to springtime returns, with thousands of stunning flowers & lush plants transforming the flagship store into a colorful destination.
A dreamscape of fluffy clouds, whimsical floral landscapes and other playful, whimsical displays feature several gravity-defying elements.
In partnership with Dior, a scent-sational installation on the balcony level takes spectators on a journey…
Throwing all caution to the wind, the adrenaline-driven daredevils of Cirque Mechanics are back with an all-new mechanical masterpiece: a 20-foot-tall windmill powered by sheer strength. Set on a rotating turntable, there’s practically nothing in Zephyr that won’t spin—including your head—as acrobats brazenly balance atop the windmill’s blades and fearlessly face the Wheel of Destiny.…
FunikiJam Vamos Todos MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration Show!
Celebrate spring with globe-spanning musical adventure.
When The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don’t need a map … they just “follow the tunes!” This lively show invites kids ages 2 to 10 to join a globe-spanning musical adventure as “new recruits.” Guided by Captain Jam (writer and…
TADA! Youth Theater Fall Semester Open House
Join TADA! Youth Theater for an in-person Open House where students will participate in a fun, active musical theater sample class led by two professional NYC Teaching Artists. Immediately following, the Director of Education will provide information to parents, facilitate a Q&A, and give you access to our best discounts of spring & summer.
Community Studio at Chelsea Factory
Come together in support of children’s art education all over NYC. Join Children Museum of the Art’s Artists in Residence for a free day of artmaking at Chelsea Factory.
Completed work can be submitted on-site to be featured in The Lemonade Stand, a selling exhibition of children’s artworks on view at NADA New York art…
Children’s Museum of the Arts Open Studio at Pier 57
Explore hands-on projects with CMA Artists in Residence across a wide range of artistic disciplines. Each month a resident will bring special programming geared for children while caregivers are welcome to enjoy the extraordinary setting of Pier 57 in the adjacent Family Living Room.
Artist Miguel Braceli leads April Open Studio with an exploration into…
Geometry of Flowers
Join Madison Square Park Conservancy, the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics to kick off this spring’s horticulture exhibition, The Geometry of Flowers, which utilizes the park’s landscape to showcase artistically arranged flowers and the natural patterns within them.
Stop by the Northern Reflecting Pool from 2:30 – 4:30 pm to celebrate math,…
Free Play at MoMath
Enjoy free admission to MoMath. Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us – and try to ride a bike with square wheels.
An early arrival is strongly encouraged; MoMath may limit entry if capacity is reached.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
See faithful adaptations of author/illustrator Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar featuring fantastical larger-than-life puppets and audience participation.
VIP tickets ($110) include a swag bag, an Eric Carle plush, and a character meet and greet after the performance.
Lap seats are available at the door for children under one…
High Line Art
See world-class art projects on and around the High Line, in dialogue with the nature and city scape of the unique park
Current highlights include:
* You know who I am (16th St), the Statue of Liberty recreated by Paola Pivi, wearing a playful emoji-inspired masks that changes every few months.
* NYC LOVE…
Music in the Lobby: Musique Libre Femmes
Join a live musical performance with Musique Libre Femmes. This all women free jazz chamber group plays for Women’s History Month.
Mozart for Munchkins: Spring String
Join an all-ages concert in a relaxed environment. Swing with some strings into spring, from Vivaldi and bubbles to stormy dances and more. Featuring Marta Bagratuni on cello, Sara Sherman on piano, and special guest.
Stay after for an instrument petting-zoo.
The Magic School Bus: Lost In The Solar System
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this TheaterWorksUSA musical adaptation based on the original book series.
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip. But when rivalries both old and new…
La MaMa Kids: This Frog Was Made for Jumping
See six unique short puppet theatre pieces created around the theme of the metamorphosis of the frog.
By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company; performed by members of Sirovich Senior Center who participated in a 2 month period a weekly creative process and development.
Governors Island Egg Hunt
Join the first-ever public egg hunt on Governors Island. 10,000 wooden painted Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the Island’s 120 acres of open space, with Island-specific prizes and giveaways for the most hard-boiled egg hunters.
Register for one of several levels of egg hunts tailored to specific age groups, along with an Island-wide scavenger…
Easter Fun Day Cruise
Sail past the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more iconic landmarks with the Easter Bunny. Join an Easter Egg Hunt and make easy Easter crafts.
Includes Easter basket decorating, kid friendly games, arts & crafts, balloon animal making, face painting and photo ops with the Easter Bunny on heated indoor and panoramic outdoor decks.
The Little Mermaid
See an intimate, interactive musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale (not the Disney version) featuring mermaid sisters, the evil diva Fishwitch with a Gaga-style showstopper and a live percussion ensemble playing original songs.
Join free family art workshops with the cast and artistic team before the shows Sat 2 mp & Sun 10…
Small Is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition
See the biggest international exhibition entirely devoted to mini art with +130 exclusive pieces from +30 artists. Look for several pieces created exclusively for the event and hidden in unusual corners. Watch videos of behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the art.
Join Creative Workshops for Kids every Sunday, ($38, includes admission) to make…
Ice Theatre of New York Pop Up Concerts
Ice Theatre of New York presents a free ice dance show and a one-hour Pre-Olympic skating clinic taught by ITNY teaching professionals and junior apprentices. The age-appropriate works performed include both repertory and new works performed by ITNY professional ensemble members, young apprentice performers ages 6-16, and guest artists.
See our guide to LeFrak…
Brooklyn Heights Spring Egg Hunt
Be ready at 10:30 sharp for a quick spring/Easter egg hunt in a local playground.
In case you want more than a couple of eggs in your basket, there will also be a bake sale. Donations and proceeds support the BHA’s Playground & Events Committee.
Mozart For Munchkins: Spring Swing
Join an immersive, unforgettable, family music experience, featuring the talented, bilingual (English/Spanish) wife/husband duo Musiquita. Composer/pianist/singer Jesse Elder and violinist/composer/singer Blanca Cecilia González will be joined by an incredible ensemble, including trumpeter Wayne Tucker, bassist Steve Whipple, hula hooping contortionist Ellie Steingraeber, and tap dancer Demi Remick, for a thrilling performance. At the end of…
Trinity Grace Church Easter Egg Hunt
Trinity Grace Church invites families to join a massive egg hunt, with games and crafts for kids of all ages (including adults).
This celebration is free of charge and open to the public. All are welcome.
Get Up, Stand Up!
At 1 pm, join a dynamic workshop that gets the whole family involved, happening right before the 2 pm Get Up, Stand Up! performance.
Isaac Sawyer—a one-person hip-hop extravaganza—welcomes families to an joyful interactive concert as he beatboxes, raps, and engages kids in the art of freestyle and improvised rap. Glide and groove with Isaac…
Town Square’s 9th Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Bring your own basket and join an old-fashioned egg hunt. Say hello to the Easter Bunny, and rock to fun music and get fabulous face paintings. Mimosas and Bloody Marys available for grown-ups to purchase.
Book a fifty-minute time slot. Tickets sell out quickly. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit Town Square and Brooklyn Scouts BSA Lucky…
Play with balloons, learn about the history of balloons, snap some balloon selfies, admire ginormous balloon art and meet the Easter Bunny at an immersive balloon pop-up experience.
Created by Brooklyn Bridge Parents and City Point, the ginormous balloon experience fills 8,000+ square feet of BKLYN STUDIOS with over 1,000 balloons transformed into sculptures,…
Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Join Green Meadows Farm for a fun-filled day with Whiskers, the Easter Bunny, and all his friends at the farm, including alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, and ponies. Search for colorful eggs filled with treasures, explore the Bunny House, take photos with flowers, sit on 10 different tractors, take a hayride, discover the…
WBO Spring Egg Hunt
Join Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center for its Annual Spring Egg Hunt. Activities include fun spring games, arts and crafts, egg hunt, potato sack races and much more.
Egg Hunt for ages 4–6: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Ages 7–9 years: 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
Older children are welcome to take part in all other activities.
Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day
Join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt in the Bronx. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy music, games, prizes, candy, and more.
Tickets include entry into the egg hunt with candy and cash prizes, an egg hunt bag, access to all games and activities, a photo with the Easter Bunny and complimentary snacks.
The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage
Be enveloped in artist Lily Kwong’s fantastical vision in The Orchid Show’s 20th year. Thousands of vibrant orchids enfolded into rolling mountains create a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world
* The show itself is in the Haupt Conservatory and climate-controlled, but there is a bit of a…
Explore 28-acre of gardens and woodlands with more than 4,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants and dramatic views of the Hudson River.
🎨 Join nature-inspired family art projects on Saturday & Sunday mornings, plus special events featuring live animals
🖼 Visit indoor rotating nature-inspired multimedia art exhibits in the Glyndor…
Art Access: Museum Explorers for Children with Disabilities
On the first weekend of the month, Queens Museum welcomes children with disabilities (ages 8-12) and their families to visit for art-making activities, guided by trained museum educators and teaching artists. Each month explores a new theme and art activities. Activities on Saturday are repeated on Sunday programs. Feel free to register for multiple…
El Otro Oz
Click your heels together tres veces and take a transformative journey during a salsa, merengue, and Mexican folk-infused musical inspired by The Wizard of Oz. As her fifteenth birthday approaches, Dora, a contemporary Latine teenager, struggles with her family’s ideas about tradition and dreads her impending quinceañera. But, when Dora gets swept away to a…
Barnyard Egg Hunt
Spread out on the grass and enjoy 47 egg-cellent acres of outdoor space.
Join a spacious Easter egg hunt, take photos with Whiskers the Bunny, try Bunny Hop dancing and play outdoor kids’ games. Enjoy a farm-wide scavenger hunt and local food vendors.
Visit with the farm’s animals and enjoy a hayride. BYOB (bring your…
Hands On History: April Fools!
The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.
This April Fools’ Day, come learn about some safe and fun jokes and pranks from the 19th century, harvest donut seeds, and make the classic Rattlesnake…
Marvels of Media Films
MoMI presents short films and excerpts of feature films and television series created by talented autistic media-makers who have been honored with Marvels of Media Awards. This program includes heartwarming films and videos, featuring thoughtful subjects such as ableism, grief, mental health, and human connection. This screening is followed by a Q&A discussion moderated by…
Dino Egg Hunt: A STEAM Eggstravaganza
Join a science-filled Easter celebration. Hunt for dinosaur eggs, crack them open using kid-friendly fossil excavation tools, and reveal hidden surprises inside.
This event takes the traditional easter egg hunt and adds an educational twist that all families can enjoy. Kids are encouraged to think critically, use their imagination and build skills that can support…
Hands On History: Jackie in Queens
The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.
April 15th marks the 76th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s racial barrier by making his game debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the…
Puppetry Workshop with WonderSpark Puppets
Join a puppetry making and performance workshop with WonderSpark Puppets that will transform children into confident puppeteers and empower young learners to tell their own stories with simple materials. In this 60-minute class, students will build puppets, learn about theater and perform their own original stories.
This workshop is intended for autistic…
March 20-April 9, get $20 tickets to participating Off Broadway plays and musicals at the box office twenty minutes prior to curtain.
Kid-friendly options include Dog Man, Easter Bunny HOP! Live, Fish in a Tree, Gazillion Bubble Show, The Little Mermaid, The Play That Goes Wrong and The…