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10 free things to do with kids in NYC this weekend: April 26–27

This weekend, bring your family to a fun fair or festival, or chill indoors with a storytime or exhibit—all for free!

April’s final weekend is brimming with festivals and exhibits, and we’ve got a few other great ways you and your family can finish out the month. Celebrate (a belated) Earth Day by becoming a naturalist and appreciating the splendor of the city’s parks, or head to a street fair for yummy snacks and upbeat tunes. Click through the slideshow above for other fun (and free!) ways to spend the weekend, honor the earth and enjoy the spring weather!


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  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    1. Chow down on your favorite food, get your face painted, and check out an array of cool activity stations between performances on the main stage throughout the day at the Tribeca Family Street Fair. While admission is free, food and some attractions will cost extra.

     

  • 2. Become a Blooming Naturalist by exploring, observing, and recording the wildlife sights at the Prospect Park Audubon Center by making a nature journal and set of binoculars.

  • Photograph: Nick Stevens

    3. Party at the Prospect Park Fair with live music, snacks from local vendors and all sorts of activities and workshops. Admission is free, but food and some activities will have a fee.

  • Courtesy Public Art Fund

    4. Take a stroll through the park this weekend and stop to gaze up at Olaf Breuning’s surreal Clouds installation. 

     

  • Courtesy Waterfront Museum

    5. Climb aboard a century-old ship at Red Hook’s Waterfront Museum and learn about maritime culture in New York through the ages at th "From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boat Yards" exhibit. 

     

  • Photograph: Etienne Frossard

    6. Gather round Greenlight Bookstore for storytime with author-illustrator Sergio Rozzier. Return on Sunday for a musical storytime for babies and toddlers.

     

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    7. Hang with the coolest of kids at Greenwood Park's Hip Tot Family Day, featuring storytime, music and food-themed crafts. 

     

  • Photograph: © Estate of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    8. Honor Mother Earth through fun acticities like recycled-material crafts, chalkboard mural contributions and a storytime about The Little Prince: Planetary Gardener.

     

  • Photograph: courtesy American Pa

    9. Check out the colorful, intricate, New York–themed quilts on display in honor of Grand Central’s Centennial in 2013.

  • Photograph: Gary Blaine

    10. Celebrate The Beatles' 50th anniversary of arriving on American soil with recordings, videos and other memorabilia to introduce your little ones to the Fab Four.

     

Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

1. Chow down on your favorite food, get your face painted, and check out an array of cool activity stations between performances on the main stage throughout the day at the Tribeca Family Street Fair. While admission is free, food and some attractions will cost extra.

 


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