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Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and spring has sprung! Fill this May with outdoor family festivals, Mother’s Day activities and Memorial Day fun!

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Milstein Science Series: Capturing the Ocean's Glow at the American Natural History Museum

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Bedtime at the BAM Fisher

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Dancing in Damrosch at the Lincoln Center

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Hippo Playground Spring Fair

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Cinco de Mayo

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Screen Free Week

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: "Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book" at The Morgan

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    May 2014 calendar of family events:  Dear Albert Einstein

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: New York Children's Theater Festival: Cinderella

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Identification Day at the American Museum of Natural History

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    May 2014 calendar of family events:Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party at NYBG

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Children Book Week Gala

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Baby Rave

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: FAB Fridays

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Spring Kids Fest at Madison Square Park

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Hip Tot Family Day at Greenwood Park

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk in 3D at the New York Hall of Science

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Little New Yorkers: Olivia

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: "Cabinets of Wonder" at CMA

  • May 2014 calendar of family events: Kings County Fair

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: "Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Worlds Fair Train Show

  • May 2014 calendar of family events: Sweet Spot Festival

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Governors Island opening weekend

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Field Station: Dinosaurs

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    May 2014 calendar of family events: World Science Festival

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Prospect Park Carousel

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    May 2014 calendar of family events: Maleficent

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    May 2014 calendar of family events:  Brooklyn Film Fest kidsfilmfest

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May 2014 calendar of family events: Milstein Science Series: Capturing the Ocean's Glow at the American Natural History Museum


This May, get out of the house and into the sun! With May flowers comes tons of great family events, like spring fairs and festivals at Hippo Playground, Hip Tot Family Day and our very own Spring Kids Fest in Madison Square Park. Plus, honor Mom at NYBG’s annual Mother’s Day Garden Party, then celebrate Memorial Day by making plans to head to Governors Island on its opening weekend! 


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Explore the deepest depths of the ocean at AMNH’s monthly Milstein Science Series.

Don your pj's for BAMkids’ whimsical ode to the night-time giggles, Bedtime.

3 Jump, jive and wail at a free family swing dancing party in Damrosch Park.

4 Hop in a bouncy castle and mingle with farm animals at the 31st annual Hippo Playground Spring Fair.

5
 Happy Cinco de Mayo! Snag a seat outdoors at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

6 Take a break from the iPad and take to a city park in honor of Screen-Free Week.

7 View the Morgan’s soon-to-close woodcut illustration exhibit, “Medium as Muse.”

8 Go see Making Book’s Sing 1950’s-set musical, Dear Albert Einstein.

9 Hear the Fairy Godmother’s side of Cinderella at the New York Children’s Theater Festival.

10 Bring shells, rocks and other natural artifacts to AMNH for Identification Day

11 Happy Mother’s Day! Honor Mom at a special garden party at NYBG.

12 Duck into a cinema to catch the animated sequel, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

13 Take a stroll past the blooming cherry blossoms at BBG.

14 Spring for tickets to the Children’s Book Week Gala, hosted by author Kate DiCamillo.

15 Groove with DJs and disco balls at the New Vic’s tot-friendly party, Baby Rave.

16  Join Greenlight staff at FAB Friday for outdoor readings, music, photobooth fun and crafts.

17 Come to Madison Square Park for live music and more at our annual Spring Kids Fest!

18 Jam with DJ Misbehavior at a free Hip Tot Family Day at Greenwood Park.

19 Take a 3D river-rafting journey through the Grand Canyon at NYSCI.

20 Make paper dolls inspired by everyone’s favorite pig, Olivia, at an NYHS workshop.

21 Peruse CMA's exhibit "Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting" before it closes on June 1.

22 Ride on roller coasters or chow down on cotton candy at the Kings County Fair.

23 Scope out CMOM’s "Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street,” opening today! 

24 Hop on a train ride through the QBG alongside the three-day World’s Fair Train Show.

25 Munch on yummy street fair at the Sweet Spot Festival on West Harlem Pier.

26 It’s Memorial Day! Spend the holiday having a picnic on Governors Island during opening weekend.

27 See two newly opened dino-themed shows at Field Station: Dinosaurs and Dutch Wonderland.

28 The World Science Festival kicks off today! Geek out at one of many workshops and events.
 
29 Spend today at Prospect Park for a spin on the carousel or a drop-in nature walk.

30 Bring brave kiddos to see Angelina Jolie’s spooky performance in Maleficent, premiering today.

31 Check out a whole day’s worth of indie flicks at Brooklyn Film Festival’s KidsFilmFest.


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