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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.
Led by Bright Horizons teachers and staff, toddler socials offer parents a chance to socialize with other parents and experience the types of ...
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.
See the world-renowned Chinese acrobatic troupe push the limits of human ability and defy gravity.
David Darwin opens with laugh-a-minute riveting feats of juggling, swordplay, and fire. Following is a slapstick comedy like no other where Johnny leads a dozen rescue dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks.
Join a naturalist and meet birds of prey and discover what makes these magnificent creatures the hunters of the sky.
Swan Lake is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts.
Dive into the aquatic art of our exhibition "Derrick Adams: Buoyant" during a guided walk-through of the exhibition, and make a splash-inspired work of art to take home.
Each participant will bring home their own handmade piece of artwork to use during Passover celebrations.
Celebrate in style! Hear some of Beethoven's most elevated music in this piano concert. Registration begins on March 18th at 9am....
The Legend of the Banana Kid features twenty of Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers’ hand-crafted glove, mouth, and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling styrofoam bananas.
Children ages 10 and younger enjoy games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out in a sensory-friendly environment while playing songs from Dave Matthews Band.
Young artists, caregivers, and professionals will have opportunities to inspire each other by participating in hands-on activities, develop creative works, perform and observe each other.
The Yonkers Philharmonic’s third concert of the season “Journey to the Far East” presents evocative Russian music balanced by Gli...
Renowned musicians from American Ballet Theatre celebrate the New York Flute Club's centennial.
The Colon Cancer Challenge offers a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this often fatal yet preventable disease.
Farm Arts Collective presents a live cooking show that delights family audiences with songs, stories, and tasty recipes using farm fresh vegetables.
New York is Burning will bring the Ballroom to the Guggenheim and feature AfrikFusion, a style that fuses traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with House dance and Vogue.
Maintain a slow to moderate pace for 4 miles as everyone observes and discusses the fields and woods of Caumsett. Reservations are requir...
Award-winning author Tonya Lee Stone talks about her book Almost Astronauts, which tells the story of brave women like Jerrie Cobb, one of the top pilots in the U.S., who passed all of the astronaut tests, yet wasn't allowed to go into space.
Learn where native turtles live and how to spot them. Advanced reservations required.
An annual showcase of the talents and training of the Rosie’s Theater Kids Company, Passing It On is the culmination of yearlong arts education programming that brings the joy of musical theater to public school students.
This workshop will teach girls to use creative expression as a medium for self-love and empowerment. Contact Lesley Mazzotta at email@example.com. for more information and to apply.
Back by popular demand! Paint SONIC! Your child will learn to draw and paint it by themself! They CAN DO IT! No experience necessary. This is a DRO...
Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny!...
SuffrageForward in Collaboration with RoCA Presents Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: Envisioning & Creating the First Ever Monument to Real Women i...
A panel featuring brothers and sisters of people with disabilities. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on the unique challenges and oppor...
Following sold-out runs on the Lower East Side, Peter Michael Marino's critically acclaimed "Show Up, Kids!" moves to the Upper ...
Join Andersons Larchmont for a 'Crayontastic' time and go crayon crazy! The afternoon will include a special telling of "The Day the C...
Join Master Gardeners for a virtual interactive maple sap to syrup journey, tasting different maple syrups, playing a Mable Syrup Bingo game, and p...
This week we will learn how to make a tile design to decorate our gallery columns! Ceramic tiles are used in homes as a way to decorate rooms. Take a close look at Ann Toebbe’s artwork hanging on the walls and notice the patterns she uses in her houses. Then, gab some paper from the table and create your own design.
Come and discuss this book about amily, friendship, and bravery!
Children will use recyclable materials to create arts and craft projects. Registration is required. Limited enrollment. Sign up 2 weeks before sess...
MSR Classics presents a concert of music by award-winning composer Sunny Knable in celebration of his album "Song of the Redwood-Tree: Bassoon...
The Program Bartok Quartet No. 4 (1928) Bartok Quartet No. 6 (1939), Beethoven Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky" (1806). Program subject to change.
Discover what a Main Lesson is and hear from teachers, administrators, and students, as well as tour the beautiful Long Island campus. Please reserve your spot today.
Monsters don't have to be scary. These cute, fuzzy creatures won't be fooling anyone this April Fool's Day. All ages - under 5 with car...
Witness five painted lady butterflies change from caterpillars to butterflies over the course of three weeks. Kids will be able to observe the metamorphosis during that time. After a few days of viewing the fully grown butterflies, we will release them into the wild.
Join us for a very special Mother Goose storytime, filled with our usual fun stories, songs, finger plays, making "shaky-egg" music, and more!
Have fun with dragons, crowns, knights, and swords. Create your own castle using LEGO® bricks and more. Preregistration required.
Winter is over and the Westbury House and the gardens open for the season.
Please join Harbor Country Day School at their Open House to experience all that they have to offer!
Learn all about The Green Vale School at their Open House.
Children in 1st grade and up are invited to read to a specially trained dog. Sign-up required.
Stop by for tons of fun with interactive books and puppets!
Children discovering scientific concepts through fun hands-on experiments! Brigitte Burgler, a science teacher and a mother will guide kids in expl...
Two teachers will explain their theories around the number zero, infinity and the importance of the zebra in enumeration. Are you ready for a pop quizz? In French!
An interactive program for children ages 18 months-5 years and a caregiver to stimulate and engage thinking as they explore, play, and build together.
Children in Kindergarten can read a non-fiction or fiction book about gardening, gardens, or planting and come prepared to talk about their book. Registration required.
Brady and the Band have teamed up with Celebrate the Children School to host a Virtual Facebook LIVE Concert! Join Brady Rymer and the Little Band ...
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!...
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...
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.
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