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The best things to do in NYC with kids this week

Our favorite things to do in NYC with kids from April 21 to 25.

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    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Disney Jr. Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure at MSG

  • Photograph: Michael Kirby

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Earth Day in Union Square

  • Courtesy the Bronx Zoo

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

  • Photograph: courtesy New York Transit Museum

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Sharin' a Ride The Musical

  • Photograph: courtesy CMOM

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Maker Fest at CMOM

  • Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Earth Day New York

  • courtesy The Juilliard School

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Juilliard Opera presents Cendrillon

  • Photograph: Jayne Parker

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Poem in Your Pocket Day Workshop

  • Photograph: Paul Martinka

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Arbor Day Celebration in Prospect Park

  • Photograph: Andrew Keeton

    Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: New York Children's Theater Festival

Photograph: © Disney

Best things to do in NYC with kids this week: Disney Jr. Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure at MSG

Events this week


Disney Junior Live! Presents Pirate and Princess Adventure

Characters from the popular Sofia the First and Jake and the Neverland Pirates join together for the first time in this fun and friendly show. Mickey and Minnie take the audience on a magical journey to Enchancia and Neverland with all sorts of sing-a-longs and surprises along the way. Ages 1-8.

  1. Theater at Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (Seventh Ave), between 31st and 33rd Sts
  2. Until Mon Apr 21
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Earth Day in Union Square

  • Free

At New York City's annual Earth Day celebration in Union Square, tots can watch live performances, watch eco-friendly vehicles tear up the runway, and check out displays and demonstrations by local environmentally conscious businesses. Stick around for the after-work concert (3-7pm). All ages.

  1. Union Square 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Tue Apr 22
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Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

  • Price band: 2/4

Dinosaur Safari, a guided wagon tour past life-like, animatronic dinosaur species, returns to the Bronx Zoo featuring our favorite prehistoric pals, plus nine new species. Accompanying the exhibit is a field site where tykes can dig up fossils, a paleontologist's tent complete with a fossil museum and an interactive robot dinosaur demonstrating how the animatronics work. All ages.

  1. Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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Sharin' a Ride

  • Price band: 1/4

Giggle along to an original musical production detailing the history of public transportation in the Big (Green) Apple. Sing along with Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor while learning about eco-friendly transit. Ages 4 and up.

  1. New York Transit Museum Boerum Pl, at Schermerhorn St, 11201
  2. Until Tue Apr 22
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Maker Fest at CMOM

  • Price band: 1/4

Spend spring break at CMOM for 11 whole days of artist- and scientist-led workshops and demos inside the museum's new STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art and math) lab. Kids can create sculptures out of circuits and wood with Mexican artist Ricardo Cid (4/12), design a string instrument with musician Ken Butler (4/13), learn how to use a Drawbot (4/14), make spinning sculptures (4/15), mix paint out of natural materials with teaching artist Patricia Miranda (4/16), take samples from shoes for Project MERCCURI, which sends earthly organisms and bacteria to the International Space Station to see how they react in space (4/18), use a paintball gun to create a self-portrait (4/20) and build robots with experts from Parsons (4/21). Ages 5 and up.

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Until Tue Apr 22
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Earth Day New York 2014

  • Free

For two days, Grand Central Terminal will transform into an educational Earth Day festival, complete with interactive displays and kid-friendly crafts and games designed to foster learning. All ages.

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall 42nd St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Thu Apr 24
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  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Jules Massenet's elegant opera—based on the original, 17th-century Cinderella story—takes the stage, featuring the Juilliard Opera Singers and the Juilliard Orchestra. Bring the family along to experience the unique four-act performance, which will be sung in French with supertitles projected above the stage. Ages 6 and up.

  1. Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at the Juilliard School) 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sun Apr 27
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Poem In Your Pocket Day: A Landmark Celebration

  • Free

In honor of Poem In Your Pocket Day, Poets House staff and volunteers will spend the day handing out pocket-sized poems written by budding young writers in local elementary schools. The poems are all inspired by NYC landmarks to recognize the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Law. Armed with the special poems, bards young and old can share the fun and love of lyric verse on this special occasion. Stick around to enjoy a neighborhood poetry read-in as well, hosted by renowned Poets Laureate Tina Chang (of Brooklyn) and Paolo Javier (of Queens). All ages.

  1. Poets House 10 River Terr, at Murray St
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Arbor Day Celebration

  • Free

In this celebration of trees and wildlife, kids can learn about all the different trees in the Prospect Park landscape, and indulge in arbor-themed games and crafts. All ages.

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Fri Apr 25
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New York Children’s Theater Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

The New York Children’s Theater Festival showcases new works for kids. Among this year's featured productions will be Rescue Rue (Apr 25-27), Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio (May 2–4), Cinderella: The Fairy Godmother's Tale (May 9–11) and Mythos (May 16–18). All ages.

  1. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, between Central Park West and Broadway
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sun May 18
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