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Things for Kids to do During Spring Break in NYC

Things for Kids to do During Spring Break in NYC

Wondering what to do with your kids during spring break between April 19 and April 28? We've gathered all the events in our inventory to make sure that no matter what you want to do, you'll have fun with the whole family in the city this break.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 3:30-6pm
WHERE: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center in J. Hood Wright Park, 351 Fort Washington Ave., Washington Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Try out arts and crafts, egg-on-the-spoon races, sack races, and the grand Easter Egg Hunt.
WANT TO GO? 212-927-1514. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Spring Storytime
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 10:30am
WHERE: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E. 61st St., New York
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Listen to stories about the arrival of spring and make a pipe cleaner bug.
WANT TO GO? 212-838-6878. mvhm.org.

TNF's Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 9:30am-2:30pm
WHERE: Sakura Park, West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive, Morningside Heights
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Do the hokey pokey, get bunny ears and a basket, hunt for eggs, and meet the Easter Bunny.
WANT TO GO? $30 per child. 917-830- 6485. tnfnyc.com.

FREE Harlem Grown's Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Harlem Grown, 118 W. 134th St., Harlem
AGES: All
WHAT: Stop by for green tips and tricks to implement more eco-friendly habits and pick up local produce too.
WANT TO GO? 212-870-0113. harlemgrown.org.

Annual Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10am
WHERE: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St., Soho
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Go on a hunt and take a picture with FDNY's mascot, Hot Dog, and EMS' mascot, Siren.
WANT TO GO? $15. 415-394-6500. trumphotelcollection.com.

Story Pirates Flagship Show
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 12pm
WHERE: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 555 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen
AGES: All
WHAT: This production features stories written by kids, brought to life by comedians, teaching artists, and musicians.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a chance to inspire your child to start writing!
WANT TO GO? $35. 347-878-6798. ucbtheatre.com.

FREE High Five Story Time with Adam Rubin & Dan Salmieri
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 3pm
WHERE: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, Bloomingdale
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Join the authors of Dragons Love Tacos as they read aloud from and sign their newest book.
WANT TO GO? 212-678-1654. bankstreetbooks.com.

Paper Sculptures with Tai Hwa Goh
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2pm and 3pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Construct 3-D paper objects using a honeycomb paper sculpture technique.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 seniors; $11 visitors with disabilities; free for children ages 1 and younger . 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

FREE New York City Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 10am
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th streets, Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Make a fancy bonnet and join in on the festive fun.
WHY WE LOVE IT: View the parade at St. Patrick's Cathedral and snap some great photos of New Yorkers in their Sunday best.
WANT TO GO? nycgo.com.

FREE Wilderness Skills: The Basics
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park, Isham Street and Seaman Avenue, Inwood
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn tips and tricks to enhance your knowledge of the natural world.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

Funny Bunny Ears
WHEN: April 20-21, 1-2:45pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Make a fun bunny ear craft.
WANT TO GO? $14 children and adults; $11 seniors; $11 visitors with disabilities; free for children ages 1 and younger . 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

This Is Sadie
WHEN: March 30- April 21, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: New York City Children's Theater, 410 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Experience a new dance/theater show that celebrates the power of imagination.
WANT TO GO? $49.25 Premium Seating; $29.25 General Seating . 212-573-8791. nycchildrenstheater.org.

The Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2-5pm, 1:30pm registration
WHERE: Slattery's Midtown Pub, 8 E. 36th St., Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way.
WANT TO GO? $25. 718-344-8962. slatterysmidtownpub.com.

FAO Easter Experiences
WHEN: March 30- April 21, see website for schedule
WHERE: Rockefeller Center Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Take photos with the Easter Bunny, do crafts, and enjoy Easter-themed manicures.
WANT TO GO? see website for pricing. 212-332-6868. rockefellercenter.com.

CMOM's Annual Easter Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: April 20-22, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Search for hidden eggs to decode a color wheel Easter puzzle. Complete the challenge for a prize.
WANT TO GO? $14 children and adults; $11 seniors; $11 visitors with disabilities; free for children ages 1 and younger . 212-721-1223. cmom.org.


FREE Kids Week: Geology Rocks!
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park, Isham Street and Seaman Avenue, Inwood
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore and examine rocks and climb a rock or two.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Open Art Space: A Free Drop-In Program for LGBTQ Teens and Their Allies
WHEN: Jan. 8- April 23, Tuesday, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Cullman Education Center MoMA, 4 W. 54 St., Midtown
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: This drop-in program is for LGBTQ high school students who are interested in art.
WANT TO GO? 212-333-1252. moma.org.

Early Spring Children’s Gardening
WHEN: March 26- April 23, 3:45-5pm
WHERE: Children's Garden, Rockefeller Park, 75 Battery Place, Battery Park City
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate spring by digging and planting, learning about green practices, and composting.
WANT TO GO? 5 sessions: $75. 212-267-9700. bpcparks.org.

FREE Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Conservatory Garden
WHEN: April 14-23, select dates, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th streets, Upper East Side
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join this kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden.
WANT TO GO? 212-310-6600. centralparknyc.org.

FREE Earth Day 50
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 12-6:30pm
WHERE: Union Square Park , East 17th Street and Broadway, Union Square
AGES: All
WHAT: Witness artists create live works of art around environmental themes inspired by the Green New Deal.
WANT TO GO? earthdayinitiative.org.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans
WHEN: April 20-23, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Head to the Metropolitan Museum in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books.
WANT TO GO? $31-$42. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 10:30am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Work together to uncover the secrets of the amazing Grand Central Terminal.
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com.

All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Find out what it was like to be a kid on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century.
WANT TO GO? $14. 212-219-0302. eldridgestreet.org.

FREE Kids Week: Birds of Prey
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park: Payson Park House, Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street, Inwood
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: See if you can spot any birds of prey in New York City parks.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Harlem Meer
WHEN: April 21-25, Sunday and Thursday, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th streets, New York
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: See the plants and animals that live in the Harlem Meer today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem.
WANT TO GO? 212-310-6600. Upper East Side.

Passover Week Art Workshop: Painted Wonders
WHEN: April 22-25, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Create your own original art with a Passover holiday or springtime theme.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 seniors; $8 students; free children 18 and younger; free on Saturdays . 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it's up to you to stop him!
WANT TO GO? $31-$42. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com.

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FREE Kids Week: Bug Hunt
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Dana Discovery Center, Central Park at 110th Street, East Harlem
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Search for insects to discover their important connection to us and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.
WANT TO GO? 212-860-1370. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Kids Week: All About Owls
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park: Payson Park House, Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street, Inwood
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn more about the different types of owls with the Urban Park Rangers.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

Watson Adventures’ 'Hamilton': The Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Watson Adventures Meet-Up Location, Broad Street and Exchange Place, Financial District
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Follow in Alexander Hamilton's footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan.
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com.

Embroidered Matzah Covers
WHEN: April 20-27, Drop-in between 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Celebrate Passover by embroidering a unique Matzah cover.
WANT TO GO? $14 children and adults; $11 seniors; $11 visitors with disabilities; free for children ages 1 and younger . 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: April 22-27, Monday and Saturday, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Central Park, Fifth Avenue & 66th Street, Upper East Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Score points by finding Stuart Little, sticking your tongue out at a rude animal, and learning the motto of a hidden eagle.
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com/.

FREE Street Games 2019
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Park, 114th Street and First Avenue, East Harlem
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy classic, low-tech games like box car derby, double-dutch, and pogo sticks.
WANT TO GO? 212-360-1319. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Fort Tryon Kids Art: Geological Abstract Painting
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Fort Tryon Park- Billings Lawn, Margaret Corbin Drive , Fort Washington
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Create abstract paintings based on geological formations found in Fort Tryon Park.
WANT TO GO? 805-751-8465. tinkergarten.com.

Family Workshop: Clowning
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Times Square
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Unleash your inner comedian through games and role-play.
WANT TO GO? $19. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

'Rapunzel'
WHEN: April 27-28, Saturday-Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Galli Theater, 74 Warren St., Tribeca
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: The story of a young girl with magical hair who is doomed to live in a tower forever— until fate changes everything.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children. 212-731-0668. gallitheaternyc.com.

FREE Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: The North Woods
WHEN: April 7-28, select days, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth avenues, Upper East Side
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about how plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community.
WANT TO GO? 212-310-6600. centralparknyc.org.

New York International Auto Show
WHEN: April 19-28, Monday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center , Eleventh Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, Hudson Yards
AGES: All
WHAT: See the latest and greatest autos with group tours for families. Plus, a Camp Jeep Ride & Drive program.
WANT TO GO? $17; $7 children . autoshowny.com.

FREE Sunday Story Time
WHEN: April 7-28, 11:30am
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a read-aloud from a classic book, sing-along about life in the city, and a craft.
WANT TO GO? 212-873-3400. nyhistory.org.

Activism! Artmaking for April School Vacation Week
WHEN: April 20-28, daily, 1-3pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about ecological change and environmental activism and make a work of art using recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? $21; $16 seniors/educators/active military; $6 kids ages 5-13; FREE for children 4 and younger . 212-873-3400. nyhistory.org.

'SNAP'
WHEN: April 12-28, see website for times
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Playing with space and time this ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle minds!
WHY WE LOVE IT: With impressive visual effects, Chaplin-esque comedy, and a running time of 70 minutes, this is an ideal family show.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

New York International Auto Show
WHEN: April 19-28, Monday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center , Eleventh Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, Hudson Yards
AGES: All
WHAT: See the latest and greatest autos with group tours for families. Plus, a Camp Jeep Ride & Drive program.
WANT TO GO? $17; $7 children . autoshowny.com.

FREE NYC Vegan Pop-up
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 W. 77th St., Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover and explore the vegan and plant-based lifestyle.
WANT TO GO? 212-239-3025. grandbazaarnyc.org.

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis
WHEN: Sept. 23- April 28, Daily, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Kids can explore the story of germs in New York, complete with interactive art and historical artifacts.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 seniors and students; free for those 19 and younger. 347-441-9181. mcny.org.

2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K New York Virtual Race
WHEN: April 22-30, Various Times
WHERE: Location of your choice, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Earth Day with this virtual race, which can be run (or walked) from any location you choose.
WANT TO GO? $20. virtualrunevent.com.

FREE imagiNATIONS Activity Center
WHEN: April 1-30, 10am-4pm
WHERE: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world.
WANT TO GO? 212-514-3700. americanindian.si.edu.

Tribeca Film Festival
WHEN: April 24- May 5, Various Times
WHERE: Tribeca Film Institute, Greenwich Street between Hubert and North Moore streets, Tribeca
AGES: All
WHAT: The Tribeca Film Festival is back with 10 days of groundbreaking, experiential storytelling.
WANT TO GO? $55 and up; $12 matinee; $24 evening/weekend. 212-941-2400. tribecafilm.com.

Second Sunday Family Tours
WHEN: Jan. 13- May 12, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the museum with an interactive tour that includes hands-on gallery activities.
WANT TO GO? $25 per family. 212-423-3500. guggenheim.org.

FREE Monthly Youth Stamp Club
WHEN: Sept. 15- May 18, select Saturdays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Collectors Club of New York, 22 E. 35th St., Murray Hill
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Stamp collecting is a hobby that provides learning opportunities about myriad topics.
WANT TO GO? 212-683-0559. collectorsclub.org.

Jazz for Kids
WHEN: March 26- May 19, Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., Kips Bay
AGES: All
WHAT: The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene.
WANT TO GO? Suggested donation of $5. 212-576-2232. jazzstandard.com.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter
WHEN: Oct. 6- May 27, daily, 10am-5:45pm
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition features up to 500 live butterflies housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat.
WANT TO GO? $28; $22.50 students and seniors; $16.50 children ages 2–12. 212-769-5800. amnh.org.

FREE Cerebral Palsy Soccer
WHEN: Jan. 12- June 15, Sundays, 1-3pm
WHERE: West End Secondary School, 277 W. 61st St., Upper West Side
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: This special program offers soccer training for kids with cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury who can walk and run independently.
WANT TO GO? 347-328-3390. cpsoccer.us.

Kids Yoga
WHEN: April 8- June 24, Mondays 4pm
WHERE: Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, 150 West 22nd St, 2nd Fl, New York
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids have fun while learning to focus the mind, balance the body, and learn about themselves through the practice of yoga.
WANT TO GO? $200. 212-691-9642. iyengarnyc.org.

Banksy Art Class
WHEN: Feb. 12- June 25, Tuesdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Playday, 122 E. 25th St., Kips Bay
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join this stencil class inspired by the works of Banksy.
WANT TO GO? $35. 646-410-5743. gobambino.com.