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The TIP TOP workshop is an interactive program that teaches children how to respond to others about their donor information and helps parents be th...
A day of fun including more than 80 exhibitors, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, and a petting zoo, plus tons of kids' classes for all ages. Bring new or used books to benefit The Book Fairies and receive raffle tickets to win fabulous prizes.
GOM's work utilizes an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delightful adaption.
From the heart of the Jersey Shore, “Backstreets” was the first band in the world to do a unique tribute to a live performer. There are...
Children will enjoy wonderful songs and tales based on classic fairy tales. This program is also crafted to be inclusive for all children including those on the autism spectrum.
Toddlers and preschoolers will hear stories using computer technology and play with interactive media “Mother Goose on the Loose”.
Students will be able to make their own native wildflower seed balls by combining seeds, clay, and locally produced compost into small balls perfect for tossing anywhere that needs an extra burst of flowers! All materials are provided.
Children of all abilities are invited to develop friendships and social skills through language, art, and physical activities. Grades K - 5th. Registration required.
This online concert will be celebrating female empowerment, gender equality and lifting each other up during this uncertain time. Let's get tog...
Receive expert advice from the Parenting Center staff who, with 35 years of experience, have seen every conceivable problem or challenge that can a...
Learn how to make to simple animated short films in this virtual program!...
Ocean Stewardship thrives when a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and life experiences work together. Join an Ocean Wise educator at the Vanco...
Join the Long Island Explorium for an interactive workshop where you will learn how to make objects fly! Explore the different forces needed f...
Join the Long Island Explorium for an interactive workshop where you will be challenged to make your own ice cream! Explore measuring and...
Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories!...
Participants can travel through the Milky Way galaxy and beyond by joining a live guided flight through the universe with the Museum’s Direct...
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...
Greenlight is happy to welcome author Carole Lindstrom to their first-ever live online story time with this beautiful and important new book <...
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 ...
Have you ever wondered what's beneath houses, streets, and forests? Dig in the Rye Nature Center quarry and discover what makes up our land. Ch...
Where does space begin? How far away is the moon? Where did the space shuttles go? These questions and more are answered as students discover the USS Intrepid’s role in the Space Race.
Each student will get to design, build, and test their own mini solar-powered race car. If time allows, students will have the opportunity to race their cars outdoors.
Kids and their caregivers can catch a free screening of "Ralph Breaks the Internet."
Learn basic Japanese through songs, stories, and finger play. For ages 0-3. Caregiver must be present.
Make a cute Leaf Dish (with Bugs) during this virtual kids class for children ages 7-10. Clay and supplies must be purchased separately (...
Dr. Ramon Ferrand of LI Pediatric will discuss COVID-19 and answer questions about the virus. This program is presented in partnership with HealthF...
Venture back to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Children will learn to identify common dinosaurs by name and search for clues that dinosaurs once ...
Beautiful cherry blossom trees bloom this time every year. Celebrate these magnificent trees with a colorful painting. All ages. Registration recom...
As Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit harnesses the power of graphic literacy to advance causes she is passionate about, including knowledg...
Learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. Then explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different.
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library! A storytime for school-age children, this event will feature picture books and picture book biographies about figures related to the Library.
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