5 Free Event to do with Kids this Weekend!

1.Ice Cream and Games at the Irondale Open House 

 Meet and greet with summer staff and the Irondale Ensemble. Backstage tours, ice cream sundaes and fun games and sign up for Summer Classes. Early registration discounts will be honored at Open House and up until Saturday April 21. If you’re between the ages of 6 and 15 come to our two summer programs at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene – the coolest space in Brooklyn. Our two-week sessions are tailored to keep students’ minds engaged by providing a nurturing, safe, and artistic atmosphere. Led by professional Irondale Artists, young actors will experience various game-based workshops throughout the day. Workshops range from acting techniques, improvisation, movement/dance and character creation to storytelling, playwriting, and intro to design. Instructors encourage students to explore the power of creativity and develop an artistic voice. All sessions conclude with a performance for family and friends.

Sat, 2012-03-31 12:00 – 14:00

Irondale Center 85th South Oxford Street, Brooklyn NY 11217


2. Easter Egg Hunt 

A fun-filled morning of egg hunting and decorating, crafts and face-painting. Registration begins at 10:00am.

Sat, 2012-03-31 10:00 – 12:00

Riverside Park North Lawn at 79th Street Riverside Drive and 79th Street , New York NY


3. Macy’s flower show 

Bursting with color, excitement and energy, The Macy’s Flower Show is like taking a walk through Brazil itself! Experience the vast, lush wonders of the Amazon rainforest as you walk by towering palms, tropical plants and exotic birds. Explore ponds abundant with exotic plant life, walk down secret pathways and stumble upon a hidden rushing waterfall. Be transported to the cities of Brazil through colorful, vibrant gardens that adorn both mid-century mission-style villages and modern-day inner city neighborhoods, plus take in a striking view of Sao Paolo, Brazil’s largest city, from a rooftop garden oasis. Discover the starkly modern architecture of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia, and be swept away by the curvaceous gardens and swirling mosaic walkways of Roberto Burle Marx.

Repeats every day until Sat Apr 07 2012 .

Sun, 2012-03-25 10:00

Macy’s Herald Square 151 West 34th Street, New York NY


4. Spring Cleaning: Buy/Sell/Swap Kid’s Clothes and Toys 

Spring is in the air and there is no better time to go through your kid’s closets and clean out!  them.

More than a dozen Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan-based parents groups and “Meet Up’s” have now joined forces and are co-sponsoring one gigantic event to buy, sell, and trade kid’s toys and clothes in a centrally located warehouse in Long Island City.

Admission for buyers is free. Sellers pay between $10 and $40 depending on the size of the table.

The event is co-sponsored by: Astoria German Playgroup Meet Up Brooklyn Mamas German Mamas (Long Island) Meet Up Holistic Moms Network, Queens Chapter Meet Up Kew Gardens Parents Meet Up Long Island Mamas Moms of North East Queens Meet Up New York City Mamas Queens Mamas Stroller Strides Moms Group of Long Island Nassau County Meet Up Upper East Stay-at-home-Moms Group Meet Up Upper West Side Moms of Infants & Toddlers Meet Up and produced by Fantasmarama Inc

Sun, 2012-04-01 10:00 – 14:00

2109 Borden Avenue Queens NY 11101



5. Race around the Farmyard 

The whole family can participate in potato sack races, stilts, and other old fashioned games.

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun May 13 2012 except Sat May 05 2012, Sun May 06 2012.

Sun, 2012-04-01 14:30 – 15:30

Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park Willink Entrance, Flatbush and Ocean Aves. & Empire Blvd., Brooklyn NY


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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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