Download our April 2014 calendar of family events

With April showers come tons of great family events! This month, stroll along the Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair, celebrate Japanese culture at Sakura Matsuri and more.

Ah, April. Spring is officially here—now for the entire month—but we’ve got a bit of a ways to go before we automatically head outside jacket-free. And that is just fine, because in April 2014, there are tons of alfresco activities to keep kiddos busy, like the annual Tribeca Film Festival Family Street Fair, plus such indoor fun as Poem in Your Pocket Day at the Poets House for when it drizzles. Whether you’re making the most of spring break with cool events like Maker Fest at CMOM and Vacation Week at Wave Hill or attending a Passover, Easter or Earth Day celebration, April 2014 has tons to offer. To see all of this month’s best happenings, download our calendar below!

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1 Fete the arrival of the new season by making plans to hit a spring fair or festival.

Delight at the mind- and body-bending feats of Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna.

 Introduce the kids to contemporary art at this year's Affordable Art Fair.

 Learn about bunnies, a symbol of spring, and make bunny bracelets at the NYHS.

 Get a sneak peek at the Whitney Biennial at this special, families-only party.

 Groove to the wonderful sounds of Elizabeth Mitchell at the Jewish Museum.

 Learn about pterosaurs and the world they inhabited at the new AMNH show.

 Embark on an African adventure in the new IMAX film, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.

9 Decipher Civil War realities in quilts at the NYHS's "Homefront & Battlefields" show.

10 Let little ones learn about Passover at this holiday workshop at the JCC. 

11 Snag tickets to the premiere of Rio 2, the sequel to the tropical family favorite.

12 Celebrate the start of spring break with the family film Otto the Rhino at MoMA.

13 Watch Japanese puppeteers tell the story of The Cat Who Went to Heaven at BAM.

14 Happy Passover! Make matzo ball soup, recite the four questions and eat the afikoman!

15 Hear holiday songs at a special Passover seder at the 92nd Street Y.

16  Use natural materials to make paint with artist Patricia Miranda at CMOM’s weeklong Maker Fest!

17 Bring your tiara-wearing swashbuckler to Disney Jr. Live: Pirate & Princess Adventure at MSG.

18 Make a Spider-Man web using balloons, glitter and yarn at SWTL.

19 Head uptown for a book fair at El Museo’s monthly Super Sábado! program.

20 It’s Easter! After your egg hunt, make eco crafts at a Wave Hill Family Art Project.

21 Go behind-the-green at the exhibit “Ponds, Pipes & People: Water in Central Park."

22 Happy Earth Day! Celebrate by seeking out daffodils in Central Park.

23 Kick off spring with a romp in the Science Playground at NYSCI. 

24 Fete Poem in Your Pocket Day with a project at downtown's Poets House.

25 Enjoy Prospect Park's natural beauty at the Arbor Day Celebration.

26 Take in gratis family films, then stroll the fun-packed Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair.

27 Celebrate the blooming cherry blossoms at the BBG’s annual Sakura Matsuri festival!

28 Visit AMNH’s tropical butterfly exhibit, which closes soon.
29 Tour the spring night sky at the Hayden Planetarium.

30 Get inspired by Rubik's Cube history and play hands-on games at the new LSC show.

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