April 26-28 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Arbor Day Fests, Swimming with Olympians, and an Autism-Friendly Family Day at the Zoo
April 26-28

Celebrate Neighborday April 27!

The first-ever Neighborday is this Saturday, April 27, when more than 1,000 neighborhood events will be held around the globe by community members like you. The day encourages neighbors to gather together to host potluck picnics or BBQs to meet and connect with others in their community community. Download a Neighborday ToolKit to help you organize. Encourage neighbors to create a phone tree, create posters, and get everyone involved.

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April 27
Brooklyn BabyFEST 2013
MS 126, Williamsburg
A baby shower and early learning expo of great products, services, and advice from experts for expectant parents and parents of children ages 3 and younger.

April 28
3rd Annual All Kids Fair
Melville Marriott, Melville
Families learn all about Long Island's activities, health and wellness, camps, and more. To save 50%, use code: PayHalf.

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, Queens
Explore the best local services and specialists for families in NYC. Plus enjoy free concerts and activities for kids.

May 5
Danbury Kid's Expo
Danbury Sports Dome, Danbury, CT
An afternoon of entertainment, hands-on activities, magic shows, and more.

May 5
Exclusive Children's Book Signing
Kush Kush Toys, Woodbury, Long Island
Meet award-winning children's author Carole P. Roman. Guests who buy a book get a FREE gift!

May 11
Fitness Festival: Walk, Roll, & Play
Glen Island Park, New Rochelle
Get active on the 1.5 mile route around the park and keep your family moving with carnival games, yoga, hula hooping, and more. Kids attend for FREE.

June 8
Launch Party for the New H20 Go Ball
Howe Caverns Adventure Park, Cobleskill
Take one 12-foot-tall inflatable ball, add 5 gallons of water, and one eager participant, and send all of it downhill for a wet and wild water ride. Check it out!

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, April 26

• Head to Kids Fest on Long Island for fun rides and good food

• Gather around for a squeaky, rumbling story time with a world-renowned jazz musician in Rockland

• Discover the many types of trees in Brooklyn's Prospect Park during an Arbor Day Celebration

• Catch "The Lorax" under the stars in Fairfield County, CT

• Jump and play at WeeZee World's 1st Birthday Bash in Westchester

Saturday, April 27

Swim with Olympians at a free swim meet in Manhattan

• Ride ponies, get your face painted, and pet animals at Spring Festival 2013 on Long Island

• Celebrate the Earth with a hike through the trails in Rockland

• Explore fitness, healthy foods, and participate in class demos on free healthy kids day in Queens

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Long Island

Head to the All Kids Fair for loads of family fun.

Saturday, April 27 (continued)

• Opening: Catch NY's rite of spring at the Sakura Matsuri festival in Brooklyn

• Go on a hunt for nature's invasive species in Fairfield County, CT

• Learn how you can help save the Earth at the Arbor Day Fest on Long Island

• Pitch your family's own movie in front of the green screen at the all-day Tribeca Film Fest Street Fair in Manhattan

• Witness signs of spring with baby animals at Tilly Foster Farm in Westchester

• Head out for a nature walk, ride ponies, plant seeds, and more at the Hecksher Spring Fest on Long Island

• Enjoy a fun-filled day of bird walks, garden tours, and more at the Arbor Day Fest in Queens

Sunday, April 28

• Marvel at one of nature's grandest treasures at a Tree-Mendous Celebration on Long Island

• Visit CT's zoo in Bridgeport for an inclusive Autism-Friendly Family Day

• Catch a coyote's dance performance at the Children's History Museum in Manhattan

• Use all of your senses to experience springtime at The Met's festival in Manhattan

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