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Family Fun in Manhattan This April

Family Fun in Manhattan This April

Looking for a fun-filled April? You don't want to miss out on these family-friendly activities.

Manhattan is filled with fun things to do with kids all year round, but we're especially excited about April because it marks the beginning of outdoor NYC fun! To celebrate Earth Day and the warm weather, we'll be at the NYC Earth Day Bazaar shopping for sustainable goods and learning about environmental programs. We're also looking forward to embracing some of the culture NYC has to offer at the Freedom Art Jam, a Passover celebration at The Jewish Museum and Jazz for Kids at Jazz Standard. Whatever you're celebrating this April, we've got fun in store for you and the family.

Sustainable Shopping

Support local artists and businesses while showing the Earth a little love at the NYC Earth Day Bazaar. Shop from a variety of independent dealers who use recycled materials to make jewelry, fashion, furniture, art, and home goods, as well as beauty and skincare products, clothing, and children’s toys and accessories made with sustainable, fair-trade materials. Plus, take time to learn how to reduce your footprint and about environmental programs available in the area. Sunday, April 21, 10am-5:30pm. Ages: All. Free. Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 W. 77th St., Upper West Side. grandbazaarnyc.org.

Jam Out to Jazz

What better way to establish an appreciation for music than by starting at a young age? Inspire your little ones to learn an instrument by watching kids close to their age play at Jazz for Kids. The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, a group of musicians ages 11-18, take the stage and jam out while you and your family dance and enjoy a Blue Smoke barbecue brunch. Often, band members will be joined by guest artists from the New York City jazz scene. Sundays, 2pm. Ages: All. Suggested donation: $5. Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., Flatiron; jazzstandard.com.

The Jewish Museum

Deemed one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world, this institution connects Jewish culture and art for people of all religions and backgrounds with more than 30,000 works of art, objects, and media. Take the kids to the Archaeology Zone where they can learn about artifacts and take on the role of archaeologists to search for clues about objects from ancient times to the present day.

Can’t-miss event: Freedom Art Jam (for Passover): Sunday, April 7, 11am-4pm

 

Pip’s Island

This one-of-a-kind, immersive experience for kids of all ages combines gaming, animation, and fantasy with actors, puppets, interactive set-pieces, and animated characters. Follow the cast of Pip’s Island as they save the Island from darkness using various aspects of STEAM. Kids can ride Pebble’s Cloud Rover, travel underground to outwit moles, or indulge in a treat from Grumble Plum’s Bakery.

Can’t-miss event: Grand re-opening on April 12; see website for tickets and more

Main image: The Jewish Museum will host a Passover extravaganza with art, music, and dancing featuring the sounds of ShirLaLa.

Courtesy The Jewish Museum