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Café Habana’s free Kids’ Corner opens next month!
Habana Outpost is a favorite for families during the summer months (and that’s no surprise, especially since it offers delicious food and even free outdoor...
New York on Location gives kids a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in NYC
Love our list of the best kids' movies? Want to get a look at the inner workings of film production in NYC? Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters...
This New York Kids Table event lets your children eat like celebrities
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This little boy’s poem gives insight into life with Asperger’s…and brought tears to our eyes
For those of you who may not know, April is National Autism Awareness Month—a time to promote autism awareness and appreciation. When we saw National Autism...
Upcoming NYC events and festivals
NYC Holi Hai 2016
Come get colorful at Holi Hai, the traditional Indian Festival of Colors. Wear white and purchase colored powder from stalls. Then have fun throwing the colored powder onto one another and getting messy! The powders represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Celebrate Indian traditions through bright colors, music, dance, food and festivities. All ages.
Sheep Shearing Fest 2016
Celebrate the beginning of the spring season and enjoy a day of kid-friendly activities, crafts, and live music. Kids get to watch farmers shear a flock of sheep, learn about wool and pasture-raised sheep, check out professional weavers and spinners and try out carding, combing and felting wool. Also, follow the farmers and educators on tours and watch demonstrations. After the shearing is finished, help herd the sheep from the barnyard to the pasture. All ages.
Puppetry Arts Festival
Set in some of Brooklyn’s coolest playgrounds, this popular community festival celebrates all things puppet! Spin art, games and arts and crafts for $2–4, $5 tote bag decorating and $4 bounce-house access are just a few of the cool activities on offer. There’ll even be a few costumed Star Wars characters in attendance, plus Tuffy Tiger, a bright orange puppet that helps pre-K–through–second-grade students discover the world around them through song and dance. All ages.
On A Wing Festival
Every year, the On A Wing Festival features family events that celebrate all of New York’s winged park residents. Stop by this fest to gawk at bats, birds and butterflies, grab some colored pencils and sketch the stunning Shakespeare Garden, enjoy storytelling and live music and go on a bird-watching tour with park rangers. Little ones will be especially thrilled by master falconer Lorrie Schumacher's "Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience." All ages.