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Spring break activities for kids

Never fear! There are plenty of amazing spring break activities to keep the kiddos busy this month

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School's out! These exciting spring break activities for kids will keep 'em busy all vacation long. Be sure to cruise our list of 50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring and our easter for kids picks to make the most of your family time. 


Spring break activities for kids

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Families & Folk Art 2015

  • Free

Offered on the first Saturday of the month, this workshop invites kids and their parents a chance to take a guided, discussion-peppered tour through the galleries of the American Folk Art Museum, then get to work on a piece of artwork inspired by objects they've seen on exhibition. This spring, families will explore "When The Curtain Never Comes Down," then make their own headwear (Hats, Crowns and Headdresses, 4/4), create banners bearing personalized messages (What's Your Message?, 5/2) and design musical instruments (Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum!, 6/6). Space is limited; advance registration is required. Ages 4 to 12.

  1. American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Sq, Columbus Ave, at 66th St
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Birthday Parties at Automatic Studios

Birthday Parties at Automatic Studios Photograph: courtesy Che Chisholm/Automatic Studios

Automatic Studios Movie Arts Camp

  • Price band: 4/4

Kids get to be part of a team and make their own movie in a just one week at this creative camp. With guidance from experienced film technicians and teachers, the group works together to write a script, work with lights, cameras, sound equiment, and even a green screen before editing together their final product. Hardworking cinephiles get to munch on healthy snacks throughout the day, but must bring a bagged lunch. On day five, the kids show off their production to their family during a wrap party, complete with popcorn. Ages 8 to14.

  1. Automatic Studios Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, between Jay and Pearl Sts, 11210
  2. Mon Jun 15 - Sat Aug 15
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