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April Kid Friendly Events & Activity Calendar in NYC – The Nanny Authority

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Macy’s Flower show

Sunday, March 24- Sunday, April 7, 2019

Macy’s hosts its annual flower show, a 2-week long show featuring different activities every day, including hands-on activities, story times, and characters to entertain the kids, and DIY and pampering activities for grown-ups!

Visit Macy’s website for more information:https://www.macys.com/social/flower-show/city/new-york/?cm_sp=imp-_-flowershow-_-topnav_newyork

Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – from 7pm to 9pm

For all ages

Price: Free

Where: Old Stone House – 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes.

This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While there won’t be playing from sheet music, guests can certainly use this as a reference on their own.

Pipes and Drums on the Fountain Terrace

Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 7

Age: All

Price: Free

Where: Bryant Park Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

The American Scottish Foundation celebrates the 21st Anniversary of National Tartan Day with lunchtime concerts. Get a leg up on the marching at a pre-New York Tartan Day Parade serenade by some of the leading Pipe Bands

Saturday, April 6, 2019

New York Tartan Day Parade

When: 2PM at 45th Street and marches up Sixth Avenue to 55th Street

Free for all ages

Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall leads the annual NYC Tartan Day parade as Grand Marshal, the first woman to lead the Parade. The parade starts at 2pm at 45th Street and marches up Sixth Avenue to 55th Street.

Pro tip: if too much marching takes a toll on little legs, head to Bryant Park around 11am for a pre-parade Pipes and Drums performance.

Also, visit http://nyctartanweek.org/ for more information regarding the parade.

Kid’s Saturday Cinema Club

Saturday March 30, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00am to 1:30PM

For all ages

Price: Free, RSVP is appreciated but not required

Where: Industry City, Building 1 – 274 36 street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club with Rooftop Films in Building 1. Catch a free screening of a popular kid-friendly film, plus arts and crafts hosted by local community organizations.

10:00 AM: Doors Open and Arts and Crafts

11:00 AM: Film Begins

Visit: https://industrycity.com/event/kids-saturday-cinema-club-2018-03-31/2019-03-30/ for more information.

H is got Haiku – Special Story time in Honor of National Poetry Month

Saturday, April 6, 2019

10:30AM

Age: 2-6

Price: Free

Where: Bank Street Bookstore at 2780 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Amy Losak reads from her mother (Sydell Rosenberg)’s, book, H Is For Haiku, an A to Z compendium of haiku that brings out the fun and poetry in everyday moments we may sometimes overlook.

Visit: https://www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/h-haiku-special-story-time-honor-national-poetry-month for more information

Spring Sprouts: An event for Children with ASD

Sunday, April 7, 2019

11AM to 12PM

Age: All

Price: Free

Where: Lefferts Historic House at Intersection Ocean & Flatbush Aves. and Empire Blvd. Brooklyn, NY

Join Prospect Park Alliance for an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Help plant the spring crop of flax, and make a flower pot to take home.

Visit https://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/events/ for more information

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bilingual Birdies

When: Tuesday, April 9, 11AM to 12PM

Ages: All

Price: Free

Where: Central Library, Dweck Center at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music and dance. Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs.

Families will be given seating priority. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

For more information visit: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/stomp-clap-sing-bilingual-central-library-dweck-20190409

Easter Celebration at Highbridge

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Age: All ages

Price: FREE

Where: Highbridge Park at 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

Highbridge Recreation Center and Park hosts an Easter celebration that includes an Easter Bunny who greets everyone, an egg hunt, arts and crafts activities, traditional games and much more!

Easter Extravaganza Event

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Age: All ages

Price: Event is free; suggested donation for photo op with Easter Bunny

Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park located at: 336 3rd Street between 4th and 5th Avenues

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Come to the Old Stone House for Park Slope Parents’ First Annual Easter Extravaganza. The event features: Photos with the Easter Bunny, Face Painting, Crafts, Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest

Visit https://parkslopeparents.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=210589&item_id=943840 for more information

Magician Tyler Schwartz

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Age: All Ages

Price: FREE

Where: Industry City, Innovation Alley located at: 51 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Tyler Schwartz is New York-based magician who specializes in card and coin magic and uses simple demonstrations to inspire astonishment. Come see Tyler in Innovation Alley on Saturday between 12:30 and 3:30 and experience some amazing illusions.

Visit https://industrycity.com/event/magician-tyler-schwartz/2019-04-13/ for more information

Long Island City 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Gantry Park

Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Age: 2-11

Price: Free

Gantry Park will host its tenth annual massive egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. with time slots divided by age.

10:30am Hunt: 2 to 3-year olds & Crawlers

11:00am Hunt: 4 to 5-year olds

11:30am Hunt: 6 to 10-year olds

For the safety of your children and others, no child will be allowed to participate in a hunt that does not match the age group they belong to, with no exceptions. Please ensure you registered for the correct age group of your child.

This is a free TICKETED event. PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Walk up registration is prohibited. Tickets must be presented in order to participate.

Visit http://www.queenseasterfestival.com/lic for more information

Harlem Grown’s Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Age: All Ages

Price: Free

Where: Harlem Grown located at: 118 W 134th Street, New York, NY 10030

Celebrate the resilience of our planet, and learn about ways to live more sustainably! Stop by for green tips and tricks to implement more eco-friendly habits and pick up some local produce as well!

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-growns-earth-day-celebration-tickets-57524878460

Easter at the High Line Hotel

Sunday April 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Where: High Line Hotel 180 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Round up all your little cottontails and head to The High Line Hotel for its sixth Annual Easter Event, featuring two petting zoos, tons of crafts and an extra special visit from the Easter Bunny!

The hotel’s daffodil-decorated front garden and back courtyard host petting zoos, complete with amiable farm animals. After a visit with the Easter Bunny, children can enjoy complimentary face painting, balloon animals, crafts and snacks.

Visit https://thehighlinehotel.com/ for more information

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Age: All

Price: Free

Where: Manhattan, Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets, New York, NY 10022

Each year on Easter, the best of the bonnets are showcased along Fifth Avenue as New Yorkers celebrate the holiday by roaming the streets in their most festive spring gear.

The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, starting at 49th Street, but the best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The parade is afoot from 10am to 3pm.

Visit https://www.nycgo.com/events/easter-parade-and-easter-bonnet-festival1 for more information

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30am

Age: 6-12

Price: Free

Where: Poets House at 10 River Terrace, New York, NY  10282

Get creative on spring break and stop by Poets House for Poem in Your Pocket Day, a national initiative that promotes poetry.

Poets House presents a haiku workshop with Amy Losak, based on the award-winning H is for Haiku by her mother, Sydell Rosenberg, as well as interactive performances and pocket-sized poems.

Free and open to elementary-aged students and their families and caregivers.

Visit https:/poetshouse.org/event/poem-in-your-pocket-day-2/ for more information.

Nooma

Friday April 26, 2019 – Saturday April 27, 2019 – see all dates

Various times

Age: 0-2

Price: FREE

Where: Carnegie Hall located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue

A new opera for babies uses parachutes to create an intimate world of wonder and interaction. Designed and performed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble, the performance invites audiences into an expanding and contracting world and immerses them in a parachute’s movements as it becomes a metaphor for breathing.

Friday and Saturday at 10am and 11:15am. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 50 children and their parents or guardians.

Visit https://www.carnegiehall.org/Events/Family-Events for more information

Earth Day 2019 Celebration in Prospect Park

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Age: All

Price: FREE

Where: Prospect Park’s Audubon Center located at 95 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY

Join Prospect Park Alliance and community partners for our annual Earth Day celebration at the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

Enjoy fun-filled family friendly programming that celebrates the environment including catch-and-release fishing, raptor demonstrations, volunteer cleanups, citizen science activities, arts and craft, and of course nature games.

Participating community partners include Brooklyn Bird Club, Brooklyn Fishing Club, New York City Audubon, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Urban Park Rangers.

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-celebration-in-prospect-park-tickets-54311661642

9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Community Day

Sunday April 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Age: All

Price: FREE

The seventh annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day includes all-ages entertainment (food trucks, music, and kids’ activities). It’s free and open to the public.

The 5K begins in lower Manhattan and takes participants through scenic Battery Park City with iconic views of One World Trade and the Statue of Liberty. The 5K Run/Walk finishes adjacent to the Memorial Plaza where Community Day takes place, with family activities until 2pm.

In April 2009, the U.S. Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Now, every April, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day seeks to honor and affirm that spirit.

Visit https://www.911memorial.org/5k-runwalk-community-day for more information.