Earth Day Fun, Sheep Shearing Days, and a Scavenger Hunt for a Good Cause April 19-21
When senseless tragedies cloud our lives, the world might feel hopeless. In this week's earlier events, though, let's honor the runners who continued to make their way to hospitals to immediately donate blood, the first reponders who risked their lives for so many others, and Good Samaritans who opened their homes to displaced runners. These are the stories that should help remind us of the good that is still in this world. We hope you and your family are safe.
Now, with sunnier days on the rise, it's prime season to snap photos as the kids play on slides and run through the park. Learn how to take the best photos from your iPhone or smartphone with these 10 essential tips, and scroll down to find just the right backdrop at this weekend's top kid-friendly activities, including Earth Day celebrations and community clean-up days.
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. 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, Queens 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 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.
Top 20 Activities for Kids
Friday, April 19
• Explore Earth's soil and its fluttering insects to Gear up for Earth Day in Brooklyn
• Have a slumber party with everyone's favorite Big Red Dog, Clifford, in Fairfield County, CT
Play Ball!: The NBA playoffs may be in full swing, but who can resist sun, peanuts, and the seventh inning stretch? Soak up the sun and enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes at a minor league baseball gamein the NYC area. Many of the ballparks have special offers for families, including meet-and-greets with the baseball players, mingling with team mascot, and more.