Spring fairs and festivals for NYC kids
Warm up at fine-weather fests in all five boroughs.
Thu Apr 22 2010
Saturday April 9
Sat Apr 8 11am--6pm. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy between 34th and 37th Aves, Floral Park, Queens (718-347-3276, queensfarm.org). Travel: E, F to Kew GardensUnion Tpke, then take the Q46 bus to Little Neck Pkwy. $10.
Trek out to this working farm for a country carnival, held in the orchard. Among the festive offerings are amusement rides, midway games and a magic show in the barn (2, 3, 4, 5pm). All ages.
FREE Prospect Heights Craft Fair
Sat Apr 9 11am--6pm. P.S. 9, 80 Underhill Ave between Bergen St and St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (prospectheightscraftfair.com). Subway: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza; Q to Seventh Ave.
While grown-ups shop for handmade trinkets (Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming!), kids can listen to storytelling, catch animated shorts and make their own crafts. Nibbles for everyone, from Hermalinda, Lizzie's Lollies and Brooklyn Kernel Co., abound. Proceeds benefit P.S. 9. All ages.
Sat Apr 9 11am--2pm. P.S. 295, The Studio School of Arts & Culture, 330 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (ps295.org). Subway: F to 15th St--Prospect Park, R to Prospect Ave. $5.
Here's a rare chance for kids to climb inside and explore the workings of an FDNY fire-education truck, NYPD police car, dump truck, Airstream trailer, ambulance, vintage pickups and other roadsters. Proceeds benefit P.S. 295's art programs. All ages.
FREE Artists & Fleas
Sat Apr 9 11am--5pm. 70 North 7th St between Kent and Wythe Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (artistsandfleas.com), Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
At this These Are the People in Your Neighborhood party, Artists & Fleas teams up with Creative Arts and Music Programs (CAMP) to present a drumline, a trumpet ensemble, a performance by Sarah Geller's Williamsburg Suzuki Violin Studio, as well as a demo of kids' capoeira and an arts-and-crafts booth. All ages.
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