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Spring has arrived! Our April 2013 calendar has information on tons of warm-weather activities, including free festivals and outdoor carnivals.

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    Prospect Park Carousel

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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    Macy's Flower Show 2013: The Painted Garden

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    The One and Only Ivan at Torly Kid Book Club

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

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    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

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    Field Station: Dinosaurs

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    BAM retrospective of Hayao Miyazaki's animated films

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    Piggy Nation the Musical

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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    Video games in the "Applied Design" exhibit at MoMA

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    Into the Woods Jr.

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    "Repetition in Design" at QBG

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Robot Planet

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    Intergalactic Nemesis at New Victory

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    La MaMa Kids

  • Photograph: Fiora Watts

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    Children's Carnival at Queens County Farm Museum

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

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    City playgrounds

  • Photograph: Avi Gerver

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    Garden of Dreams Talen Show at Radio City

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

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    "Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design" at the Museum of Arts and Design

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    Bat tour in Central Park

  • Photograph: David Handschuh/NY Hall of Science

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    Science Playground at NYSCI

  • Photograph: Joel Bischoff

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    Streb Tween Action Club

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

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    Coney Island

  • Photographer: Rowa Lee

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    Earth Day

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    New York Youth Symphony Festival's Evenings



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    Making Books Sing presents Wanda's Monster

  • Photograph: Courtesy of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

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    Ezra Jack Keats at BPL's Central Library



  • Photograph: Courtesy FAB Alliance

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    FAB Alliance's free concert

  • Photograph: Kyle Johnson

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    Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

  • Photograph: Kindiefest

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    Girl Scout cookie pop-up shops



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    Bronx Zoo

April 2013 calendar

Prospect Park Carousel

While events for Easter, Passover and spring break may have taken place in March this year, April is gearing up to be full of fun outdoor events for families, including free festivals, children's carnivals, stargazing workshops and new concert series. It's also time to welcome back Field Station: Dinosaurs—the popular theme park in New Jersey reopens for the season on April 5. Plus, with warmer weather on the way, April is the perfect time to plan afternoon outings to some of our favorite family attractions like Coney Island and the Bronx Zoo. Click on the image above to download and print out our April 2013 calendar, then start filling in your family's own date planner with these awesome events and activities.

Mon 1
Go for a spin on the newly reopened 101-year-old carousel at Prospect Park.

Tue 2 Sniff exotic south Asian blooms arranged into lavish designs at the Macy's Flower Show.

Wed 3 Help launch this spring's Torly Kid Book Club by reading Katherine Aplegate's The One and Only Ivan.

Thu 4 Catch "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" in Times Square before it closes on April 7.

Fri 5 Plan a trip to Field Station: Dinosaurs—the prehistoric theme park reopens today.

Sat 6 Get "spirited away" by Hayao Miyazaki's animated films at BAM's retrospective.

Sun 7 See if Sammy Hamhock can correct his dad's behavior in Piggy Nation the Musical.

Mon 8 Get to know MoMA's new (but retro) video games in its exhibit "Applied Design."

Tue 9 Learn all about the night sky at a stargazing workshop on the High Line.

Wed 10 Take in a kid-friendly version of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods Jr.

Thu 11 Check out Gennadyi Gurman's cartoon-like paintings in "Repetition in Design" at the QBG.

Fri 12 Listen to actors voice hundreds of characters in sci-fi radio play Intergalactic Nemesis.

Sat 13 Attend La MaMa Kids' latest program—a performance of ancient tale The Magic Pot.

Sun 14 Enjoy rides and games at the Queens County Farm Museum's Children's Carnival.

Mon 15 Inaugurate spring by visiting one of our favorite city playgrounds.

Tue 16 Watch kids light up the Radio City stage for the Garden of Dreams Talent Show.

Wed 17 Marvel at art made of inspired by wood at MAD's "Against the Grain" show.

Thu 18 Learn to love Central Park's bats on a walking tour led by naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Fri 19 Revel in springtime at NYSCI's interactive, outdoor Science Playground.

Sat 20 Let your kid explore aerial magic at the Streb Tween Action Club in Brooklyn.

Sun 21 Spend the afternoon at Coney Island's Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Mon 22 Happy Earth Day! Show the environment some love by exploring your family's nearest park.

Tue 23 Join the New York Youth Symphony for a chamber music night at Symphony Space.

Wed 24 Sing along to original tunes by Laurie Berkner in Making Books Sing's Wanda's Monster.

Thu 25 Read an Ezra Jack Keats book at BPL's Central Library, then take one home free.

Fri 26 Rock out and make crafts at FAB Alliance's first free concerts for tots this season.

Sat 27 Watch screenings and live performances at the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair.

Sun 28 Jam with seven kids' music all-stars at the annual KindieFest family concert.

Mon 29 Spot exotic creatures like fossa and snow leopards on a weekday excursion to the Bronx Zoo.

Tue 30 Treat the kids to a snack at one of the city's Girl Scout cookie pop-up shops.


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