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April event calendar for kids in NYC

Let our April event calendar guide you to your best NYC events for kids this season! You'll love these Easter events and more.

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Our April events calendar includes amazing events for kids. Let us guide you through the best of NYC's fun this spring! There's plenty to see and do in terms of activities—you'll absolutely want to visit our Easter for kids guide to attend some cool themed events and Easter egg hunts.

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Keep busy with the coolest outdoor activities for kids and exploring spectacular local public gardens (it's officially time to stop and smell the flowers!). You'll also probably want to hit up our favorite kids' playgrounds if the weather's fair, and our favorute indoor playgrounds if it's not! Here's a list of fun ideas to get you started.

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Five places to see the cherry blossoms in New York

The cherry blossoms are making their appearance a little early this year, and we're so ready! Celebrate the occasion with the annual Sakura Matsuri festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where over 60 events and activities will help families celebrate hanami (the Japanese tradition of enjoying the blossoms each year). 

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Shababa Saturdays

Enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, fun art projects, movement and creative prayer activities and more! Ages 6 months to 10 years.

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92nd Street Y , Upper East Side Saturday July 29 2017 - Saturday December 30 2017


Learn about the Caribbean island’s diverse ecosystem through this bilingual exhibit that introduces its forests, caves, wetlands, and reefs. Live animals, specimens, artifacts, and models of animal species found only in Cuba will be on display in a variety of recreated habitats. And because Cuba is about so much more than fascinating wildlife, the exhibit also dives into the life and culture of the country. Stroll along an open boulevard that’ll plop you right in the middle of a vibrant Cuban street that’s come alive with music, dance, and performances. Learn about the spiritual teachings of Santeria and how to grow Cuba’s most important cash crop tobacco. If you were ever curious about what the island is about, then grab the family for an interactive lesson. You might just be booking a plane ticket right as soon as you arrive home. All ages.

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American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Until Sunday August 13 2017

Shababa Fridays

You and your littlest tot can spend a relaxing Friday morning celebrating Shabbat through songs and stories while enjoying challah and snacks. Ages newborn to 3 years.  

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92nd Street Y , Upper East Side Friday July 28 2017 - Friday December 29 2017