5 Free Event to do with Kids this Weekend!

1. 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, Street Fair and Sport#mce_temp_url#s Day

The Tribeca Family Festival is a  day of family fun and lively entertainment. Throughout the Street Fair you’ll find talented performers, dancers, stilt walkers, Broadway performances, arts and crafts, face painters, puppet shows, music, games and much more. Students from dozens of local schools will also be at the fair with performances and vibrant student artwork. The Street Fair will also host restaurants, merchants and organizations from the Tribeca neighborhood.

Street Fair highlights include:

♦ Broadway and Off-Broadway cast members from Ghost The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act The Musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Traces, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, Rock of Ages, and Wicked are scheduled to take center stage at the outdoor Festival Main stage
♦ The New York Philharmonic’s Credit Suisse Very Young Composers will present original works
♦ The talented “The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular” group will delight audiences with aerial performances, acrobats, and contortionists
♦ WonderSpark Puppets will engage the imagination of kids and adults with delightful puppet shows and playful stories
♦ CHESS NYC, will bring out a life-sized chess board and smaller game boards to challenge kids, parents and the CHESS NYC Pros
♦ A Kite Garden
♦ A Bubble Garden
♦ A special free screening of a classic family film, presented at BMCC’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center Theater
♦ Games, prizes, music and fun, supported by Clear Channel Lite FM, Time Out New York,smartwater(r), and more

Sat, 2012-04-28 10:00 – 18:00

Greenwich Street and N. Moore Street New York NY

FREE

2. 5th Avenue Family Festival of Park Slope 

This family festival includes puppet and mask making, face painting, bouncy moon walk, cotton candy, hot dogs and more! Local BID restaurants like 7-Eleven and Baluchis will be selling food, and there will be live performances by local bands all day including the Berkley Carroll Jazz Band. Fuze Beverage will invite kids to create unique spin art with a bicycle and NY Life will give parents the chance to create ID kits for their kids. The first 200 kids will receive 5th Ave BID Gift Bags filled with tons of goodies. Special guests include Sandy the Seagull, the Good Neighbear from State Farm, and cameos by Star Wars Costume Volunteers from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion. Activities include $2.00 Games and Crafts, $4.00 Bouncy Moon Walk, $3.00 Snacks. Wheelchair accessible. Rain or shine.

Sat, 2012-04-28 11:00 – 16:00

Old Stone House 4th Street at 5th Ave Park Slope, Brooklyn NY 11215

FREE

3. Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day® is the nation’s largest health promotion and education day, celebrated across the country at over 1,900 YMCA branches. This annual Y event brings children and families together to provide the education, activities, and experiences that teach good health and foster positive connections through fitness, sports, and fun.. As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthen New York City’s communities, Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and parents to commit together to keeping body and mind active this summer.This year’s Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Healthy Kids Day activities for kids and grown-ups include: • Kids Fencing • Family African Dance • Kids Relay Races and much more! YMCA Healthy Kids Day events are free and open to all ages.

Sat, 2012-04-28 10:00 – 16:00

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue corner of Monroe Street , Brooklyn NY 11216

FREE

4. Kids Reading by Mac Barnett and Taeeun Yoo

Readings by: Mac Barnett, author of Chloe & the Lion and Taeeun Yoo,
author and illustrator of You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses.
Sun, 2012-04-29 16:00 – 17:00
The powerHouse Arena 37 Main Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
FREE

5. Race around the Farm Yard.

Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 1 – May 13 (except May 5 & 6)

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

FREE

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