Free things to do over spring break 2011 with NYC kids
Keep busy during the school recess without spending a dime.
Thu Mar 25 2010
Thursday April 21
FREE Sesame Street: Wild Words and Outdoor Adventures
Thu Apr 21 at noon, 2pm. Sony Wonder Technology Lab, Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave at 56th St (212-833-8100, sonywondertechlab.com). Subway: N, R to Fifth Ave--59th St; E to Fifth Ave; F to 57th St.
Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the gang welcome Debra Messing, Jimmy Fallon and Meredith Viera for a fun adventure that sneaks in lessons about vocabulary, nature and numbers. All ages.
FREE Spring Sprouts
Thu Apr 21 1--4pm. Lefferts Historic House, Flatbush Ave at Empire Blvd, Prospect Park, Brooklyn (prospectpark.org). Subway: B, Q, Franklin Ave S to Prospect Park.
Celebrate the (relatively) warm weather with this seed-planting workshop. Kids will learn all about the nascent shoots, from how they grow to which types can be planted at home. Then they'll make crafty creations using seeds. Ages 3 and up.
FREE Blooming Naturalists
Thu Apr 21 1--4pm. Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Prospect Park, enter at Ocean Ave and Lincoln Rd, Brooklyn (718-965-8999, prospectpark.org). Subway: B, Q, Franklin Ave S to Prospect Park.
Kids can follow their natural instincts as they discover plant and animal life in the park. These budding wildlife experts will make nature journals and learn tools of the trade. Ages 6 and up.
FREE Earth Day Celebration
Thu Apr 21 at 11am. Borders Books & Music, 10 Columbus Circle at 59th St (212-823-9775, borders.com). Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St--Columbus Circle.
Kids can listen to stories about the environment, make eco-friendly crafts and learn what they can do to help the planet. All ages.
FREE Toddler Art Adventures
Thu Apr 21 at 9:30am. Still Hip, 283 Grand Ave between Clifton Pl and Lafayette Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-398-0008, stillhipbrooklyn.com). Subway: G to Classon Ave.
Creative tots use paints, crayons, pastels, clay and other materials in this 45-minute demo art class that focuses on themes like outer space, opposites and animals—and strengthens motor skills and communication skills while building an appreciation for art. Ages 2 to 4.
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