Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Sean Shapiro
Sunday, April 20
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RECOMMENDED: Easter in New York The outlandish haberdashery on display—ten-foot-tall hats, costumed pets, bonnets with live birds nestled inside—more than makes up for the lack of floats at this annual see-and-be-seen parade. The tradition started in the mid-1800s, when high-society ladies would promenade in their Easter finery after church, and has since evolved into a showcase for chapeau artistry. Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th Sts. All ages.
- Price band: 1/4
The Jewish Museum presents a family-friendly art and dance party for Passover. Kids can celebrate by dancing to 60's tunes from Baby Loves Disco as well as the folk-inflected beats of David Grover & Grover's Gang ("Go Down Moses," "Man Come Down to Egypt" and "The Matzah Song"). After hitting the dance floor, kids can collaborate on a freedom word poem and make their own instruments. Ages 3 and up.
Tour the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark, built in 1887 during the peak of East European Jewish migration to the United States. Streit's Matzo Factory will provide tasty passover treats. Tours are held hourly. All ages.
- Price band: 3/4
Celebrate Earth Day this year by honoring the environment at the Central Park Zoo. Engage in hands-on activities like planting native species to attract bees and butterflies, and learn all about how to protect animals both at the zoo and in the wild. Ages 7 to 10 with adult.
- Price band: 1/4
Kids can stop by the uptown sweets shop to design an Easter cookie, make Easter necklaces, create a festive bunny magnet, take photos with the Easter Bunny, decorate an Easter egg and get their faces painted. To sweeten the deal, each child receives popcorn and lemonade. Reservations required. Purchase an hour-long time slot for your child online or via phone. All ages.
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