5 Free Event to do with Kids this Weekend!

1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11:00 am. The parade marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes at 4:30 – 5:00 pm.

To avoid the crowds that pack the sidewalks below 59th Street, go anywhere North of 66th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The upper steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art provide a great view. You can get a close view of the marchers at 86th Street where the Parade route ends.

Sat, 2012-03-17 11:00

East 44th St. & Fifth Avenue

FREE

2. New York City FIRST Mega Weekend 

The FIRST Mega Weekend brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as teams from FIRST Robotics, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Lego League compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the national competition! Also, join us for a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology!

Repeats every day until Sun Mar 18 2012

Fri, 2012-03-16 09:00 – 17:00

Jacob Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street, New York NY, 1001

FREE

3. Book Club

Takes place every Saturday. Members receive a Book Club Passport at their first story time, and a gift after attending 5 story times.

Repeats every week until Sat Mar 31 2012 .

Sat, 2012-01-14 10:00

Pottery Barn Kids 1311 Second Avenue , New York NY 10065

FREE

4. Passover Palooza 

Mama Doni –  the Streit’s Matzo Girl – invites families to have some music with their matzos, when she brings her inimitable brand of “funky music with a Jewish twist” to the first-ever Mama Doni’s Passover Palooza, a family event for everyone who wants to get into the Passover spirit.

Passover Palooza will include a FREE Mama Doni concert, a tour of the Streit’s Matzo Factory where families can see Passover matzos being made, a Jewish book fair hosted by Behrman House Publishing, and giveaways galore.

Sun, 2012-03-18 13:00

Streit’s Matzo Factory 148 – 154 Rivington St, New York NY

FREE

5. Book Reading of “I didn’t do it”, by an award winning illustrator 

Katy Schneider will read from her highly acclaimed children’s book, “I Didn’t Do it,” discuss how she came up with the pictures, and even do some drawing. Her last book from this series won the Bank Street College of Education’s Irma S. and James H. Black Book Award. Anyone who loves dogs will not want to miss this event!

Harper Collins Publishing writes: “In their second ode to canine companions,
Patricia MacLachlan (Newbury Award winner), Emily MacLachlan Charest, and Katy Schneider once again offer an irresistible glimpse into the mischievous canine mind. Captured here are adorable confessions and spirited accounts of the things that puppies do—and don’t do—while in search of love, adventure, and treats from the table.”
 
Katy Schneider is a lecturer in art at Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts. She is a Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient and exhibits her paintings and illustrations nationwide. http://www.katyschneider.com

Book Culture is a wonderful book and gift shop, with an incredible selection of children’s books and toys in the downstairs children’s room

Sun, 2012-03-18 11:00 – 11:30

Book Culture 2915 Broadway at 114th Street, New York NY 10025

FREE


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