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by NYMetroParents Newsletter Archives April 3, 2013

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Building confidence at camp

Even if your children are seasoned campers, there may still be some anxiety attached at the thought of leaving home for new adventures. Spend time this weekend speaking to them about that anxiety, and remember that there is a lot to be learned at summer camp that can help your child become more confident and independent. Are you still figuring out your summer plans? Browse our camps directory to find the best fit for your kids.

Also this weekend, spend time outdoors, have a blast at the kids expo, catch the first pitch of the season, and more with our top weekend picks for you and your kids--just scroll down for details!

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April 6
Queens Courier Kids Expo
New York Hall of Science, Flushing
Pre-register for this fun day with cotton candy, face painting, a clown from the Big Apple Circus, and giveaways.


April 7
Knowledge is Power Parent Conference
Rockland Jewish Community Campus, West Nyack
Resources to help parents learn how to advocate for their child, cope with life's events, and more.


April 13
Spring Fling Open House
Gate Hill Camp, Stony Point
Visit for the camp's open house with carnival rides, camp games, and The Bossy Frog Band.


April 17-19
10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference
New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan
Meet leading directors, teachers, and early childhood professionals who can help your children learn and grow.


April 28
3rd Annual All Kids Fair
Melville Marriott, Melville
Discover Long Island's activities, health and wellness resources, camps, and more. Use code: PayHalf to save 50%.


May 1
Mommybites Summit
New Yorker Hotel, Midtown West
Shop, mingle, and meet parenting experts. Open to all parents and parents-to-be!


May 5
The Mamas Expo
New York Hall of Science, Flushing
Access the best local services and specialists for families in NYC. Plus enjoy free concerts and activities for kids.

Top 20 Activities for Kids


Friday, April 5

• Toast marshmallows at Friday Family Campfire in Fairfield County, CT

• Discover jungle animals in Brooklyn

• Head to the Holocaust Commemoration in Manhattan for a memorial candle-lighting

Saturday, April 6

• See what life's like on a working farm and care for animals on Long Island

• Go on a Wildflower Walk in Rockland

• Celebrate Qing Ming and honor families and spring in Manhattan

• Share city-related poems for National Poetry Month in Brooklyn

• Have fun at the Queens Kids Expo with games, crafts, and circus clowns

• Cheer on local talent at the Youth Music Festival in Westchester

• Support Autism Awareness month with Talina and friends in concert in Rockland

• Learn about the history of aviation on Long Island

• Opening Weekened: Meet the Queens Botanical Garden mascot and explore the gardens

• Catch the ceremonial first pitch of the season in Brooklyn

• Laugh and be amazed at the Comedey Magic Show in Manhattan

• See a musical all about bugs in Queens

• Plant your own vegetable gardenon Long Island


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Visit Gate Hill Day Camp on open house for gaga, face-painting, entertainment, and more.

Sunday, April 7

• See how robots, bridges, buildlings, and more are made at the Engineering Expo in Westchester

• Discover the harp at this interactive concert in Fairfield County, CT

• Witness fire and dry ice demos at the Mad Science show on Long Island

• Enjoy live entertainment, demos, activities, and more at the WEBE108 Kids Fest in Fairfield County, CT



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