Celebrate the start of spring with these fun, family-friendly outdoor activities and programs.
Healthyville Mini Exhibit: This miniature, touring exhibit promotes healthy choices for children. Children can shop at the Good Food Market, balance food choices with physical activity, and practice their brushing and flossing skills on an oversized mouth. The exhibit runs from now through April 23rd at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Anastasia on Broadway: Inspired by the 1997 movie, Anastasia makes its way to the Broadway stage this spring. In the musical, Anya, with the help of her new friends, embarks on an adventure to find home, love, and family in 1920’s Paris. Performances begin on Thursday, March 23rd at the Broadhurst Theatre.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in this musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The performances feature the whole gang and takes place over the following time period in the show: Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, in December. Show dates are from Friday, March 24th through Sunday, April 2nd at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor in Staten Island, New York.
Paw Patrol Live: During its first-ever live tour, the PAW patrol comes to the rescue to try and find Mayor Goodway after his disappearance. Characters that make an appearance include Chase the German Shepherd, Marshall the Dalmatian, and Rubble the Bulldog. Performance dates are Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th at Madison Square Garden.
Boston Flower Show: The Boston Flower Show takes place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from Wednesday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 26th. This year’s show theme is “Superheroes of the Garden,” featuring legendary plants and innovative landscape displays vying for prizes.
Hello from Japan!: The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is hosting a weekend-long exhibit celebrating Japanese culture. Children can use kawaii-inspired prints to design a traditional kimono of their own, explore healthy Japanese recipes, and create a 3D pocket-sized monster mascot.
Baboon Breakfast: Bring your children to the Prospect Park Zoo this Saturday, March 25th, for the opportunity to get up close and personal with baboons during their breakfast feeding. Attendees can take a tour of the animal kitchen and learn about what these animals eat.
International Day of the Seal: Celebrate the International Day of the Seal on Saturday, March 25th, at the Jenkinson’s Aquarium in New Jersey. During the three-hour program, families can learn more about seals through crafts, activities, and discussions with the keepers.
Stories Under the Stars: To help children better understand the relationship between the sun and the earth, Battery City Parks is hosting Stories Under the Stars on Saturday, March 25th. During the program, kids will have the opportunity to discover more about astronomy and space. There will be interactive hands-on activities and children are suggested to bring a glass jar that has a lid so they can make constellation jars. A camp-themed play will also take place. Pre-registration is required.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant: The Kaufman Music Center is presenting an updated take on the classic detective stories of Sherlock Holmes on Sunday, March 26th. The modernized version includes opera performers singing in tune with a mysterious score. The story features a young boy named Jack accused of killing a giant, and with the assistance of Sherlock Holmes, seeks to prove his innocence.
Special Day for Special Kids: The New York Transit Museum is hosting a special day for special kids on Sunday, March 26th. Children with disabilities and their families can visit the museum an hour before it opens to the public.
Fruiggie: Fruiggie Art Studio in Brooklyn is hosting an organic paint and sip party on Sunday, March 26th. At the event, children will use all-natural paint while enjoying organic snacks and drinks. They can even take home their mason jar! Eco-friendly supplies such as twigs, leaves, bottle caps and others will be provided. The party is geared toward children ages 7-years-old and up.
Singalong with the Buttons: The Buttons are an original kids music duo based in Brooklyn and on Monday, March 27th, they will be making an appearance at Sacred Sounds Yoga in Greenwich Village. Their performances feature classic children’s songs, oldies and original songs. The interactive and high-energy singalongs are designed for infants through children under five-years-old.