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Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
He’s back! JB Smoove is a multi-talented writer, comedian, and actor. He can currently be seen in the beloved role of “Leon” in t...
Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Mexican music from Veracruz, modern rhythms, and lyrically rich storytelling to create a fresh Urban Folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles.
This is a supportive space for parents and care-givers of gender-creative/gender-expansive kids from preschool to age 12 yrs old. Unfortunately, th...
Celebrate Earth Day and discover creative traditions from various cultures, enjoy exciting performances, and more.
Connect with each other as well as with the earth, as you cover the foundations of earth living skills in a fun, family-oriented way.
Kids can enjoy inflatable rides, face painting, and games while parents learn about all of Hofstra Summer Camps amazing programs.
Explore classic songs and dance moves from the Broadway stage. This class is specifically designed to support sensory, communication, movement, and learning needs.
Take a tour of the 5-acre wooded property, and learn more about this joyful and imaginative place where children ages 4 to 10 explore.
In April, Qing Ming is a day for remembering and honoring ancestors. Mold clay people, tea eggs, drum sticks, oranges, almond cookies, and more to create your very own Qing Ming picnic scene.
The Museum’s Conservatory will be on view and docents will share newly uncovered information about the museum.
Artopia offers interactive, authentic arts programming for families at no cost. Past projects include leaf stamping, spoon maracas, homemade board games, and painting name-based hieroglyphics.
Treat the kids to a fabulous Westchester Circus Arts performance at a special open house event.
Hunt for eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, and have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Ages 2-12. Please bring your own basket. Purchase tickets online.
Join Hoboken Grace for Hudson County’s largest Easter Egg Hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts, and carnival games. Register online.
Create a mixed-media collage about your daily experiences.
Enjoy an Easter Egg hunt with a larger-than-life Easter Bunny, plus get a picture of your dog with the Easter Bunny and dog walk! For toddlers through fourth graders (and dogs).
Join a teacher-naturalist from the RTPEC to search for treasure and learn compass orienteering! Register online.
Learn how to make beautiful creations out of clay!
Visit with the Bunny, play games, and enjoy crafts, snacks, and prizes. Register online.
Enjoy games, face painting, and meet the Easter Bunny at this event for children age 12 and younger. Pre-register for this event online.
Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust and celebrate the park’s 85th Anniversary! The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of an annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff.
Bring your musical instruments and join in a community parade through the Heather Garden led by NYPD bagpipers. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and how to propagate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Make flower-themed crafts and get your face painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades!
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Robert Holden for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, music, a nature educator, and an egg hunt.
Learn how animals prepare for the birth of their babies and care for them until they are independent. Each session will include experiments with the help of live animals or plants. Registration required.
Breakfast with the Bunny will include a free meal for kids (compliments of Applebee’s), music, dance, prizes, and contests with DJ Omar. There will be an arts and craft project and special surprises.
The New Shanghai Circus combines award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical wonder to present an unforgettable show of breathtaking skill and beauty, representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago.
Over 1,000 youth league players will parade down 7th Avenue in Park Slope, led by local marching bands and civic leaders, to the Prospect Park Bandshell, where ceremonial first pitches will be thrown to start the season.
This one-of-a-kind performance features digging, lifting, rolling, stacking, measuring, and bulldozing…all the things that 2- to 5-year-olds love best!
Enjoy a big brunch buffet, a photo with the Easter Bunny, mini cupcake decorating, crafts, and a candy bag for kids.
Celebrate Opening Day of Luna Park and get ready to have the best season of thrilling rides and full day of non-stop entertainment!
Using various art materials, you will create a beautiful and unique feeder to attract and nourish a variety of birds.
Your ticket includes hot breakfast or lunch buffet, animal encounters, egg hunt, carousel ride, a picture with the Bunny, and a gift for each child from the Bunny.
Young builders will work in teams with educators and parents to build a stable tower, then take turns removing blocks one by one until the building comes crashing down. RSVP required.
Children, bring your baskes and hunt for eggs. Prizes will be awarded for each age group.
Hop on over to LICM for a special night at the Museum to celebrate the arrival of spring. Create spring-themed crafts, enjoy games, play classic egg relay races, decorate your own sweet treat, and snap photos of giant hidden eggs for an egg-cellent surprise!
Enjoy new and classic family-friendly short films, engaging discussions, and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Museum’s galleries.
Create colorful patterns on eggs with tissue paper, glitter, glue, and paint, and build a nest for decorated eggs with twigs, feathers, and clay. Please bring two hard-boiled eggs per child.
Travel the Gardens and hear this classic tale unravel and create a take home craft all your own.
Incorporating shadow puppetry, original music, and movement into the play, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a thoughtful story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy, and celebrating individualism. A Treehouse Shakers Production.
Children will be given bags to carry the hidden treasures they find during their hunt. Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.
Join Barnes and Noble to read Brian Calhoun's delightful farm tale, with fun activities afterward!
Join Alex Moore as she describes her research that challenges the traditional understanding of how wetlands are maintained and provides insight on new directions in conservation and restoration practices.
Head to the park for egg hunting fun and a chance to meet the Easter bunny! Register to guarantee your space.
Children with developmental delays and Autism will enjoy musical activities that promote language and social interaction. Registration required.
Read "The Secret School" (grades 3-5) with your family and join educators in a themed exploration of galleries and the LIM grounds. Pre-registration and payment are required.
Enjoy a petting zoo, egg hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bubbles galore, a Planetarium show, and more.
Kids will design and decorate their own hats and search for “eco” eggs containing treats and other goodies. Registration required.
Join Down To Earth Living for their 1st Annual Bonsai Shack Bonsai Show, Grand Re-Opening and BBQ. The Bonsai Shack show is open to all Bonsai...
This weekend's "Visit LICM at Home" takes you right into the LICM Theater. Pull up your own chair and enjoy a musical adventure set i...
A group of musicians is trying to understand Mozart's G minor Piano Quartet and they call on the greatest and only private ear in the world, Inspector Pulse, to explain the music.
Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!
Join Rockland Center for the Arts for their Camp Open House to meet the Camp Director, Staff, and enjoy a free art workshop for the entire family.
DCINY welcomes back composer-conductor Greg Gilpin with a program comprised of original works for youth singers.
Experience the beauty of cherry blossoms with a playtime picnic and creative sakura crafts!
At this workshop, families will have the unique opportunity to embrace a joyful Japanese tradition! Learn, create, and dance with the Hanagasa Kai group from the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York.
Shibori is the art of creating patterns on dyed fabric by tying, twisting, rolling, and folding. A beautiful pattern emerges once the fabric dries and can be used for all kinds of things, from fashion accessories to household decorations.
A quintet of Chinese strings with Western flute performs music inspired by Shijing poetry from Confucian times to the great poets of the Tang and Song dynasties.
Celebrate the beginning of Nyack’s street fair season with live bands, great food, kid rides, and hundreds of vendors offering unique crafts, jewelry, and more!
Watch as experiments demonstrating the principles of air and pressure are artfully woven into tales of mischievous spells, dragon-riding, and explosive dragon sneezes.
Enjoy a day of egg-themed activities, crafts, an environmentally-friendly egg hunt, and more.
Learn how tracking microbial indicators of water quality is key to monitoring the health of the ecosystem we live beside.
Set yourself free to the soulful sounds of ShirLaLa, craft a holiday work of art, create a freedom poster, add to a Passover-themed installation, explore the galleries, and more! RSVP recommended.
Everyone will get eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy eggstacular craft activities, live music, and more.
Join The Little Orchestra Society in an interactive musical workshop that explores the music of different cultures around the world.
With its mix of heartwarming moments and wide-eyed wonder, E.T. is movie magic at its best.
This family friendly 5K event was created to build community, embrace the Beer Family and all who loved Daniel, and to support The Daniel Beer Foundation. Register online.
Meet the directors and members of the leadership team and take a tour of their unique indoor and outdoor facility.
Find 5 historical points in Carl Schurz Park to receive an egg. Each child will be able to find five eggs total. Then make a crazy Easter hat to join the Mad Hatters Dance Party with the Rock-A-Sllly Band and enjoy a Puppet Eggstravaganza Show with Playdate Puppets.
CMA is partnering with the New York Arabic Orchestra and the Arab-American Family Support Center to present interactive workshops inspired by Lebanon. Educators will lead children in rhythm, song, poetry, and movement native to the country of Lebanon.
The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance and taking pictures with your little ones at Palm Sunday Brunch and he’s brought gifts for each child. Register online.
KCO musicians will present works that celebrate nature and confront our continued existence on this earth.
Bring a basket and be ready to hunt, create seasonal crafts, and have lots of spring fun! Register online.
Meet the Easter Bunny, Branch, and Poppy while enjoying a full buffet breakfast! This is a non skating event. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Caring Bunny provides an exclusive, subdued, and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Reserve online.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring the Music of Queen for Kids to Brooklyn Bowl. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a children's conce...
Join Cara and Big World of Little Dude for a calming morning of reading and meditation related activities. Children will engage in a reading of Bra...
Visit Beth Sholom Day Camp and see what everyone's talking about! Meet the directors & members of the leadership team and take a tour of th...
Lincoln Center at Home presents a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight fro...
Hear kid rocker ShirLaLa perform as she takes you on a musical journey with delightful twists to holiday favorites. Jump like a frog, ask the four ...
Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center's trails with an Environmental Educator on Facebook LIVE. All ages welco...
Bring your pet and enjoy dozens of different pet vendors and shows.
Join Stew Leonard's for a special meal hosted by the Easter Bunny, Wow the Cow, and their friends.
Create your own baskets to collect sticks to whittle and embellish for use as tools or sculptures.
Bringing you the Universe in two exciting event-packed days, NEAF is renowned worldwide as the ultimate astronomy and space experience.
Bring your little nature lover for blossom-themed stories and make accompanying botanically themed crafts. Recommended for age 10 and younger (accompanied by an adult).
Join Stew Leonard's and their most loved characters along with special guest the Easter Bunny! All guests must purchase ticket in advance.
Over 1,000 high school students with 52 teams based out of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Turkey will compete in the New York City FIRST Robotics Competition.
Schools may be closed but Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom is open. Tune in to Facebook Live every weekday for your daily dose of creativity.&n...
This show features high-flying, knot-tying, gravity defying aerialists, loopy jugglers, musicians that pull at your heart strings, and comedy that will leave you in stitches.
Jam with Jamie is offering free virtual jam sessions from talented performers across the nation every week day with their wonderful performers...
Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of the amazing train station.
Puppeteer Anna Lublina will hold the virtual interactive puppet workshop where she will be reading a different story each day and then creatin...
Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny!
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join Rebecca for a comfy, cozy sing-along for the soul! No need to leave your house or apartment (You c...
Children ages 3-12 will stretch their creativity as we explore different materials every week to create a process-based art project.
Take a train to an Easter egg hunt and visit with the friendly Easter Bunny and his pal, the mischievous Fernando The Fox before returning to Kingston.
Visit and interact with baby chicks and bunnies, take pictures, and meet the Easter Bunny. Purchase tickets online.
Take a ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit the Easter Bunny.
It's time to explore the great outdoors! With all of the foliage and fun of any good forest adventure, FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES features an inclusive dance company who reminds us that nothing is more natural than a kid's curiosity.
Search for treasures at this Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and enjoy photos with “Whiskers” the Easter bunny, a kids’ comedy show, a barnyard playground, and more.
Families enjoy an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, visits with friendly animals, hayrides, tractor fun, and more.
Children ages 6 months-5 years and their caregivers will enjoy singing, dancing, and playing with PlayHooray. Registration required.
Nate the Great gets a call from his good friend Annie alerting him that her new painting of her dog Fang is missing!
Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books.
Dive into the vibrant colors of deep-sea florals and stunning marine life at the upcoming Flower Show, “Voyage to Oceanum.” Visitors to Macy’s will embark upon an exciting under-the-ocean odyssey, discovering long-lost treasures and breathtaking aquatic beauty along the way.
During Homeschool Open Play children get active and can earn P.E. Credits!
Fun games and exercises for your little ones to help them work on character development and quick thinking!?
About Rebecca: Rebecca Fey...
Family Sundays allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.
Round up the family, put on your best, flash a smile, and let the Easter Bunny's friends take care of the rest.
With the arc of an arm, the point of a toe or the twist of a torso, America's Got Talent finalists CATAPULT stretch their bodies (and your imaginations!) in MAGIC SHADOWS.
Connect & Create with Pelham Art Center is a free, all-age virtual creative space where participants create, share and discuss art. See website...
Join Suzi (and her special guests) for an intimate performance from her living room to yours. Silliness, musical fun and dancing too! Just open up ...
This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. Registration required.
YoYo invites kids to go on a fitness adventure, with tons of fun exercises including moving like animals, traveling in all sorts of vehicles, balan...
Learn more about the school and sign up for their upcoming Open House.
There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online.
Toddlers (18-24 months) and parents/caregivers are invited for half an hour of songs, moving, and fun! Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am.
Play with the library's extensive collection of LEGO, DUPLO, and other building toys, with materials suitable for ages 2-12.
Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more!
Sing a new song, take a look at the Earth poster, listen to a story, and then use makers and water to make your own Earth art. Ages 2-5.
Children and their caretakers will be encouraged to express themselves through physical movements, their voices (using Chinese or English words or just sounds), and any other expression they have responding to the rhymes.
Investigate color, shape, form, and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Ages 3-5.
Join Dungeon Master for a virtual D&D session. Must have a Discord account in advance and must register with Library and provide email add...
Build a bird or squirrel nest, make a model plant leaf or a bee habitat, and take a look at the microscopic life in water and soil.
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