5 Free Event to do with Kids this Weekend!

1.Musical Para Mi Trial Classes 

Musica Para Mi is NYC’s original music-in-Spanish program, making music with babies and toddlers since 1998! Join the fiesta at afree trial class between April 9 and 14!

Repeats every day until Sat Apr 14 2012

Mon, 2012-04-09 (All day)

Various Location in Manhattan and Brooklyn New York NY

http://www.musicaparami.com/free_trials.html

FREE

2. Opening Weekend: Basketball in the Bronx: Nine Innings Of Bronx Basketball 

Baseball has played a central role in the lives of Bronx residents for generations. The sport and the borough grew simultaneously and both continue to evolve in the 21st century. Each of nine “innings” that make up this exhibit portrays a different aspect of the game. It begins with the Unions, who played in Morrisania in the 19th century, and with Esteban Bellan, the first professional Latin American baseball player who was a student at Fordham University in 1863. The exhibit also includes material about:

• The history of Latino Baseball in El Bronx thru Club Cubano Interamericano of Melrose

• Bronx Little League teams from Hunts Point, Crotona, Riverdale and Van Nest

• College baseball at Fordham and NYU

• Baseball alumni from the Bronx

• The ninth and final inning of the exhibit features family photographs from the 1950s to the present day, submitted by the public through an open call.

Starting Friday, April 13, a trolley will run from the businesses along River Avenue and across 161 St to the Bronx Museum, and back to Yankee Stadium – courtesy of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and SBS’ Avenue NYC program.

On Sunday, April 15 at 3pm, visitors can hear Arlene Howard and Ralph Wimbish read from their book Elston and Me: The Story of the First Black Yankee.

Repeats every day until Sun Apr 15 2012 .

Fri, 2012-04-13 (All day)

The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse , Bronx NY 10456

FREE

3. Saturday Morning Storytelling with Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Some of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Kristin Pedermonti & Rolf Stang: Stories from Scandinavia

March 10

Ellen Shapiro: Stories from Norway
April 14

Donna Jacobs: Secrets from the Forests of Scandinavia
May 12

Repeats every month on the second Saturday until Sat May 12 2012 .

Sat, 2012-03-10 11:00

Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue (@ 38th Street), New York NY

FREE

4. Poem Runs and UnBEElievables with Douglas Florian 

Head to Poets House for a morning of baseballs and bees as Douglas Florian reads hilarious poems from his two latest children’s books, Poem Runs andUnBEElievables. Afterward, kids will be able to pen poems of their own, and explore the exhibit A Florianthology: An Exhibition on the Art and Poetry of Douglas Florian.

Sun, 2012-04-15 11:00

Poets House 10 River Terrace, New York NY 10282

FREE

5. Nature’s Helpers 

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Saturdays & Sundays, March 3 – May 27, 2 – 3 p.m.
(except April 22, April 28 & 29, May 19 & 20)

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun May 27 2012 except Sun Apr 22 2012, Sat Apr 28 2012, Sun Apr 29 2012, Sat May 19 2012, Sun May 20 2012.

Sat, 2012-03-03 14:00 – 15:00

Prospect Park Audubon Center inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance, Brooklyn NY

FREE

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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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