Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this April
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More Than Movies
Whether you are specifically interested in the field of developmental disabilities or simply an enthusiast for unique and artistic films, the Sprout Film Festival is worth checking out. Now in its 10th year, the festival will present 53 films representing 13 countries, chosen from several hundred submissions. In addition to film screenings, directors, producers, and cast members will be in attendance to participate in Q&A discussions. The festival is a core program of Sprout, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering travel, recreation, and arts programs to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A detailed schedule of screenings and programs is available online; please note, not all films are suitable for children. Seating for each screening begins 20 minutes before the film starts and is general admission. Click for details
Bring Your Own Monkey
On the last Sunday of April, 92YTribeca’s weekly B.Y.O.K. (Bring Your Own Kid) concert series will feature Recess Monkey. The acclaimed children’s music band hails from Seattle and is made up of three elementary school teachers who use inspiration from their classrooms to create catchy tunes. Jack Forman, Daron Henry, and Andrew Holloway perform songs that are a winning combination of sing-able and danceable. With titles like “Covered in Bandaids” and “Bravest Kid in the World” accompanied by impressive instrumental skills, not to mention the band’s obvious passion for teaching and performing, it’s easy to see why the trio strikes a chord with kids and parents alike. Click for details
Tree Huggers Unite
Earth Day falls on April 22 this year, but with all the fun nature-based activities happening throughout April, why not spend the whole month teaching your kids the importance of treating the Earth right? Better yet, use the holiday as an excuse to kick off a new family initiative to go green. These events make it easy to have fun while learning to care for the planet.
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