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The best spring break activities for kids

These spring break activities for kids will help you plan your best vacation yet—and enjoy the warmer weather, too!

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Make the most of the time off from school with these fabulous spring break activities for kids! There are festivals, exhibits, performances and more to enjoy during the time off (this year,spring break for kids in NYC runs from March 30–April 6), plus there are plenty of fun egg hunts and other Easter events for kids if you celebrate.

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Looking for even more fun things to do with kids? Explore our favorite family attractions, indoor activities for kids and these spectacular children's museums nearby.

 

Spring break activities for kids

Neverland: Peter Returns

J.M. Barrie’s beloved children's book characters are brought life in this new adaptation of the story of Peter Pan. All the character you know and love — the Darling children, Tiger Lily, Tinkerbell and the lost boys — have their way to the Swedish Cottage for this Neverland adventure. Just look out for the dastardly Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Ages 3–9.   

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Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Birthday Parties , Central Park Until Sunday June 24 2018

Jazz for Kids

Introduce your kids to the joys of jazz at the Jazz Standard's weekly Sunday brunch program. The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, made up of talented youngsters between the ages of 11 and 18, provides the music including big band classics like “Cherokee” and “Billie’s Bounce." While your family taps their toes, chow down on a barbecue brunch from Blue Smoke. Doors open at 1pm. All ages.

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Jazz Standard , Flatiron Sunday April 29 2018 - Sunday May 27 2018
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Magic at Coney!!!

Calling all junior magicians! Illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from all over the world will descend on the Coney Island Museum for a full afternoon of mind-blowing tricks and feats. Expect to see plenty of card tricks, levitating objects and perhaps some stuff disappearing right before your eyes. Who knows—maybe someone from your family will have the chance to become to be part of the magic if they’re picked as an assistant for a particular trick. And then catch more magic on Monday nights when the Brooklyn Cyclones treat fans to a magic show during their home games this summer. Magic at Coney performances run noon to 2pm. All ages.

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Coney Island Museum , Brooklyn Sunday April 29 2018 - Sunday December 30 2018

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