Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

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Easter Egg Hunt And Bunny Fun
Contact: 917-830- 6485
Location: Sakura Park, West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive , Morningside Heights
Date: 4/20/2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Get your egg hunt on with TNF in Sakura Park. Do the hokey pokey, get bunny ears and a basket, hunt for eggs, and meet the Easter Bunny for a photo.
Earth Day Celebration
Contact: 929-293-4404
Location: Industry City, 220 36th St., Suite #2-A, Sunset Park
Date: 4/20/2019 from 11:00 AM to
The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre and Industry City, allows kids to "move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon" (NY Times). Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out — this session's artist is Earth, Wind & Fire.
Easter Egg Hunt
Contact: 718-629-5400
Location: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
Date: 4/20/2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join neighbors and friends from East Flatbush Village and the office of Council Member Jumaane Williams for a community Easter Egg Hunt at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Hunt for Easter eggs, get your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy refreshments, music, games, resources, and more! Recommended for families and children ages 4 to 10.
Annual Egg Hunt
Contact: 415-394-6500
Location: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St., Soho
Date: 4/20/2019 from 10:00 AM to
The New York City Fire Museum's Annual Egg Hunt is designed for children ages 3 to 12 years old. Children will be given bags to carry the hidden treasures they find during their hunt. The hunt will take place on the 1st and 2nd exhibit floors of the Museum. The 3rd floor will be open and include entertainment by Blue Balloon Parties. The FDNY's fire safety mascot Hot Dog and EMS' mascot Siren will be on site for photo opportunities and to meet with families. Tickets must be purchased in advance
Passover Week Art Workshop: Painted Wonders
Contact: 212-423-3200
Location: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
Date: 4/22/2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In The Jewish Museums' Passover week drop-in art workshops, see striking works of art on view from the Museum’s collection, and express yourself through color and painting. Create your own original art with a Passover holiday or springtime theme. Ages 3 and up. RSVP recommended. Included with Museum Admission; admission is free for children 18 and under.
Kids Week: All About Owls
Contact: 212-628-2345
Location: Inwood Hill Park: Payson Park House, Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street , Inwood
Date: 4/26/2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under. Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls with the Urban Park Rangers.
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day With Sesame Street
Contact: 718-246-0200
Location: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St, Fort Greene
Date: 4/27/2019 from 11:30 AM to
Greenlight takes part in the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, a party in bookstores all over the country. This year, the gang from Sesame Street have their own reason to celebrate: it’s the 50-year anniversary of the groundbreaking TV show. Stop by any time during the day on Saturday, April 27 for some fun Sesame Street activities for kids, including stickers, puzzles, photo ops, and the chance to make your own Sesame Street book.
Goldilocks & The 3 Bears
Contact: 718-965-3391
Location: Puppetworks Inc, 338 6th Ave. , Park Slope
Date: 4/27/2019 from 12:30 PM to
The classic story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears comes alive, thanks to this hand puppet adaptation by Jack Kaplan. Call for Reservations: 718-965-3391 or e-mail to: [email protected] No same-day e-mail reservations. Shows on 4/27 and 4/28 at 12:30 and 2:30.
Astro Pea Interactive StoryTime
Contact: 212-678-1654
Location: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway , New York
Date: 4/27/2019 from 10:30 AM to
Join award winning author, illustrator, and storyteller, Amalia Hoffman in Astro Pea adventure with props, lights, and her finger puppet, Pete the pea. Follow Pete on his cosmic adventure where a carrot transforms into a spaceship, an artichoke turns into a satellite, plain vegetables into planets and much more.
Family Workshop: Clowning
Contact: 646-223-3010
Location: New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. , Times Square
Date: 4/27/2019 from 12:00 PM to
Unleash your inner funny through games and role-play—a clowning workshop for the tiniest clowns! This workshop is inspired by Snap and teaches performance skills that are used in the show. Everyone must have a workshop ticket to attend and each family must have at least one adult participating. Due to space limitations, tickets must be purchased in advance.
Suburban Speed Dating
Contact: The Heather Harrison Team at 914-714-4617, [email protected]
Location: 1081 3rd Ave, New York
Date: 5/01/2019 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
With so many towns to explore, where do you begin? We take the concept of speed dating and apply it to learning about the burbs! Join us for a night of complimentary appetizers and cocktails. When: Thursday, May 2, 7:30PM Where: Tony's Di Napoli UES - 1081 3rd Avenue (Btw. 63rd & 64th St) How: Mini "dates" with local Westchester experts that will learn about your likes and interests and give you the inside scoop on everything their town has to offer to see if it’s good match.
Holi Hooray!
Contact: 718-735-4400
Location: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn
Date: 5/04/2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Join us for Holi Hooray!, a celebration of springtime and play. Known as the “Color Festival,” Holi originated in India and is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Come early, hungry, and ready to play as we celebrate a day of art, dance, food, and wonder that will make your whole family feel like you’ve been transported to the streets of India (or Trinidad or Guyana!). It wouldn’t be Holi without color powder! Make sure to wear WHITE for color powder play!
Drag Queen Story Hour
Contact: (718) 735-4400
Location: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn
Date: 5/11/2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Drag Queen Story Hour, an interactive art and story time program that celebrates the uniqueness of all kids and families!
6th Annual Pregnant Island Local Parenting Event
Contact: Eleana at 5165812217, [email protected]
Location: 25 Country Drive, Plainview
Date: 5/19/2019 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Are you thinking of growing your family, currently pregnant, or a parent of young children living on Long Island? Meet other expecting Long-Islanders and parents from your community, while learning from professional speakers specializing in preconception health to early childhood at our 6th annual Pregnant Island event. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event. As always, we will have complimentary on-site childcare and tons of must-have prizes to give away!
Next Generation Mental Health Symposium: Bullying And Mental Health
Contact: Courtney at 212-446-4205, [email protected]
Location: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, New York
Date: 5/29/2019 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM
A panel of anti-bullying experts, psychiatrists and neuroscientists will focus on the topic “Bullying and Mental Health,” a critical issue in society today. This annual event is designed to teach parents, teachers and professionals how to identify the signs of mental health problems in youth and take early action. The program promotes discussion on specific topics related to triggers of teen depression, in order to deepen understanding and reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.