April 12-14 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Freshwater Fishing, Flying Kites, and a Glimpse of Mermaids
April 12-14

Family fun for all

April is Autism Awareness month and there are plenty of ways you and your kids can get involved, from literally lighting it up blue or making a cuddly bear at Build-A-Bear that will donate a portion toward Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science research organization.

This weekend, take advantage of all the events and activities specially designed for children of all abilities, including Sensory-Friendly Films, wheel-chair accessible nature trails, sensory bounce houses, and much more, that are highlighted in our guide to family fun. Scroll down for more kid-friendly activities in your neighborhood!

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April 13
Spring Fling Open House
Gate Hill Camp, Stony Point
Visit for the camp's open house with carnival rides, camp games, and The Bossy Frog Band.

April 17-19
10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference
New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan
Meet leading directors, teachers, and early childhood professionals who can help your children learn and grow.

April 28
3rd Annual All Kids Fair
Melville Marriott, Melville
Discover Long Island's activities, health and wellness resources, camps, and more. Use code: PayHalf to save 50%.

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, Flushing
Access 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
A full afternoon of entertainment, hands-on activities, magic shows, and more.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, April 12

• Have a blast at the Family Festival on Long Island

Saturday, April 13

• Bop to award-winning Hot Peas 'n Butter in Manhattan

• Visit the apple orchard for a carnival with hayrides, games, and more in Queens

• Learn all about police and emergency workers in Staten Island

• Catch the horse show opener at Zephyr Farm in Westchester

• Grow your own vegetable garden on Long Island

• Play an interactive game at One Fun Hundred to celebrate Grand Central in Brooklyn

• Catch a glimpe of mermaids at this family musical in Mahattan

• Build with Legos and discover all kinds of engineering topics in Westchester

• Learn how to fish at the Spring Freshwater Fish clinic on Long Island

• Be exposed to Mandarin with a puppet show in Manhattan

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View all of the kid-friendly activities and events going on this weekend.


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Long Island

Head to the All Kids Fair and see all Long Island has to offer families.

Saturday, April 13 (continued)

• Discover Indian folk dances at Wild Kingdom: Family Dance Matinee in Queens

• Build and learn at Brooklyn's block party

• Fly kites, hunt for glass eels, build a boat, and more at The Science Barge Opening in Westchester

• See what's wild and edible at the Nature Place in Rockland

• Explore instruments of Trinidad and Tobago and make your own steel pan in Fairfield County, CT

Sunday, April 14

• Honor Earth Day and spring with Rolie Polie Guacamole in Brooklyn

• Tinker with and design your own bubble makers in Queens

• Lend a hand at the museum by pulling invasive plants in Rockland

• Opening Weekend: Journey through 2,000 years of Egyptian Pharoahs in Fairfield County, CT

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