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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
Have youngsters with sophisticated palates? Let them eat ca…er, escargot? Thanks to Kids Table, an initiative created by Danish “gastronomic entrepreneur”...
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.
Mother's Day Weekend at Wave Hill
The scenic Wave Hill gardens, perched high above the Hudson, are the perfect spot to celebrate Mother's Day with your brood. On Saturday, kids and moms can work together to make fragrant lavender pillows and thoughtful notes, then check out botanical fragrances from Thorn & Bloom Perfume and fine jewelery by Kimberlin Brown in the gift shop—don't forget that admission is free until noon! Get up early on Sunday to jump in on a spring birding walk through the gardens and woodlands (ages 10 and older) or drop by in the afternoon for a family nature walk with naturalist Gabriel Willow (ages 6 and up). For a special treat, indulge in a festive brunch at the historic Wave Hill House (seatings at 10:30am and 1:30pm) or pack a picnic to eat on the Conifer Slope. The art project and artisan shopping will be available on Sunday as well. Make brunch reservations before noon on May 4. All ages.
Earth Day in Union Square
At New York City's annual Earth Day celebration in Union Square, tots can watch live performances, get in on family-friendly activities and check out displays and demonstrations by local environmentally conscious businesses. All ages.