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April 4-6 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Spring Has Sprung, Flying Dinos & Dance Parties For Kids
April 4-6


Dare we say it? Spring is here! Now that winter is finally over (knock on wood), we can get outdoors and enjoy some fresh (warm) air. Bask in spring bliss and Japanese culture (and bring a picnic lunch) when you witness the beauty of cherry blossoms in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. For a more tropical outing, head over to the New York Botanical Garden to experience the orchids of the Florida Keys. You can also get your crew moving with a hike at one of our area's many nature preserves. If you want something a little more laidback, why not pack a frisbee and some snacks and spend time at a local park? Whatever your preference is, get outside and enjoy some sunshine. After the winter we've had, you've earned it.


Sponsored Events

Sunday, April 27
4th Annual All Kids Fair: From Mommy & Me to the SAT!
Melville Marriott, Melville
NYMetroParents is proud to be a sponsor of this event featuring presentations by more than 24 speakers, demonstrations and goods from more than 80 exhibitors and vendors. Kids can meet QuackerJack of the Long Island Ducks, enjoy a juggler from the Big Apple Circus, and more.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Celebrate! Party Showcase
Long Island Marriott, Uniondale
Meet more than 100 party specialists with the latest and greatest ideas, resources, and venues for bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, weddings, and other milestone celebrations.

Sunday, April 6
Everything Kids Expo
Long Island City YMCA, Queens
With entertainment from the Big Apple Circus, activities, and a raffle for prizes and giveaways, this expo is all about the kids.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
P.i.E. Puppets in Education
Stamford's Palace Theatre, Stamford
The Monkey Boys team teaches kids to create simple puppets and put on a show using kid made puppets as well as some stuffed animals.

Sunday, April 6
Special Needs Expos: Long Island
The Viscardi Center, Albertson
NYMetroParents is proud to sponsor this expo that provides parents and caregiviers of kids with special needs essential information and, of course, giving the kids a fun-filled day.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, April 4

• Watch student teams build amazing machines during a robotics competition in Manhattan. Also on Saturday and Sunday

• Have a hilarious time at an April Fools Comedy Lounge for tweens in Westchester

• Travel to a mystical land of fantasy and adventure with Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna in Queens. Also on Saturday and Sunday

Find frogs and other amphibian friends on an after-dark nature hike in Stamford, CT

• Set sail for fun with Disney's Jake the pirate and Sofia the princess during Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure on Long Island

• Make a friend at a story time and playdate in Brooklyn

Saturday, April 5

Fly with the pterosaurs as you explore an all-new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. Also on Sunday

• Learn all about buildings with special powers at the NY Transit Museum in Brooklyn • Figure out how to help sick trees get healthy as you become a tree detective on Long Island

• Lend a hand in keeping Rockland beautiful at the Nanuet Community Clean Up

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Saturday, April 5 (cont'd)

• Make music (and memories) together at a family jam session in Westchester County

• Celebrate the season at a Spring Fling! in Westport, CT

• Join Tad, a saxophone playing tadpole, on a genre blending excursion to find his musical voice during One Night In Frog Town in Queens

• Ebmark on a trip to Treasure Island during a special screening of Dora the Explorer on Long Island

Sunday, April 6

• Bust a move at a dance party for kids in Manhattan

• Emjoy games, crafts, and lunch with the Easter Bunny in Queens

• Try something tasty on the go at the Food Truck Rally in Brooklyn

• Get up close and personal with insects of all kinds at the Long Island Science Center

• Sing along with a family of adventurers as they explore the woods in search of a bear during We're Going On A Bear Hunt Live in Ridgeland, CT

Learn to ride a two-wheeler with Professor Pedals in Rockland County

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Planning a party? Stop by the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale and join in the festivities at the Celebrate! Party Showcase. Presented by our friends at Mitzvah Market, this is the tri-state area's longest-running party showcase where you'll find the latest and greatest ideas, resources, and venues for birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, and other milestone celebrations. Whether you're looking for photographers, caterers, florists, a DJ, or a venue, we've got you covered. The best part is you can do all of your research in one afternoon. Meet more than 100 party specialists, ask them your questions, and get ahead of the game (maybe even get a discount or two). Register now to enjoy the showcase that's as much fun as the party.


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