May 17-19 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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See 150+ Live Frogs, Touch a Truck, and Go to Kids' Fest
May 17-19

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens Near You!

Take advantage of sunshine: The weekend promises warm weather, so head outside with the kids and enjoy long days in the sun. See animals from around the world at the zoo, smell flowers at the botanical garden, or learn about all kinds of species at various nature centers near you with our guide to nature venues. Also pop over to an outdoor street fair (so NYC!) and taste foods from around the globe. Keep in mind these healthy eating tips for making nutritious choices as you and the kids stroll the fair.

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May 18
Meet and Greet
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur 4-D Experience

Central Park Zoo, Manhattan
View a special screening of the new 4-D movie, meet characters from the film, and tour the zoo's Polar Zone exhibit.

May 18
The Queen of Colors
Flushing Town Hall, Queens
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May 22
The Big Bounce in Elmsford or Paramus, NJ
BounceU, Elmsford or Paramus, NJ
BounceU and Make-A-Wish host a fun day of giant inflatables, clowns, face-painting, and more.

May 31
4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference
LIU Brooklyn, Library Learning Center
Workshops on topics like behavior management, autism, and after-school options, with focus on ages 3-21 with disabilities.

June 8
BooZoo's Canine Carnival
Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk, CT
Explore the powerful bond between humans and their animal friends. Canines welcome.

June 8
H2OGO Ball
Howe Caverns Adventure Park, Cobleskill, NY
You're invited to a launch party featuring live entertainment and a BBQ.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, May 17

• Make your way to a Southampton carnival that's fun for the whole family on Long Island

• Opening: Learn all about endangered species at Beardsley Zoo in Fairfield County, CT

• See animal artifacts from endangered species at Bergen County Zoo in NJ

Saturday, May 18

• Opening Weekend: Meet more than 150 live frogs at a museum in Manhattan

• Celebrate woolly sheep at Brooklyn's Fleece Festival at Prospect Park Zoo

• Discover the cultures of various Asian countries at the 16th Asian Heritage Celebration in Westchester

• Do good while trying new foods, decorating cupcakes, and more at Taste of Tribeca in Manhattan

• Catch an outdoor kids concert and have a picnic or plant something new in the garden in Fairfield County, CT

• Celebrate International Museum Day and design a flag for LICM on Long Island

• Stroll the Touch-A-Truck Street Fair in Manhattan

• Gaze at stars on a guided star safari in Queens

• Meet all the new animal additions to the farm family in Fairfield County, CT

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Long Island

Shop the huge moving sale at Kiddie World furniture.

Saturday, May 18 (continued)

• Learn all about birds at Long Island Science Center's Bird Festival

• Lend a helping hand during It's My Park Day in Brooklyn

• Get ready for tons of fun at Spring Kids Fest 2013 in Manhattan's Madison Square Park

• Use all of your senses for a scavenger hunt in nature on Long Island

Sunday, May 19

• Explore the Heart Gallery NYC Photo Exhibit for National Foster Care Month in Manhattan

• Don your fairy wings or gnome hat for a special program in Westchester

• Discover ways to save the Earth on Environmental Day in Rockalnd

• Bike, skate, or scoot from White Plains to Scarsdale on Bicycle Sunday in Westchester

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