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You’re Cordially Invited…

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Dear Readers, 

You’re cordially invited to two exciting Arts to Grow events!  The first one is a mixer this Friday where you can meet Arts to Grow volunteers and teaching artists.  The second one is a benefit concert this Monday featuring David Strathairn and Jennifer Ehle.  A portion of the proceed from both events benefit Arts to Grow.  So, see you there!

  • What? Getting to know Arts to Grow
  • When? Friday, Apr 12, 2013 6:30pm
  • Where? Exchange Bar and Grill 256 3rd Avenue
  • How?  Get tickets here
  • What? Sung and Spoken benefit Conert
  • When? Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM
  • Where? Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St
  • How? Get tickets here!
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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

5 Free Event to do with Kids this Weekend!

1.Earth Day New York at Grand Central 

Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall is throwing its annual Earth Day shindig, which takes place both inside and outside the station. Inside, check out educational displays from eco-friendly companies along with activities for kids (Thursday, April 19-Saturday, April 21). Outside, though, is where the real action is, as the streets surrounding the terminal are turned into a giant fair with live music, green goods and educational activities (Friday, April 20-Saturday, April 21). On Friday, April 20, head to Times Square for even more entertainment, speakers and a chance to see the latest in green transport in a big runway show.

Repeats every day until Sat Apr 21 2012

Thu, 2012-04-19 10:00

Grand Central Between 42nd and 45th Streets, New York NY

FREE

2.Russian Festival 2012: A Celebration of Russian Culture 

12:00 noon – Make figurines of Russian villagers with Jewish Folk Craft Guild artisan Yevgeniya Rozentsvit (supplies limited)

1:30 p.m. – Singing Poetry: An afternoon of Russian bard songs performed by Vasily Kolchenko

3:00 p.m. – Pianist Constantine Finehouse performs works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Prokofiev

Sessions:
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Sat, 2012-04-21 (All day)
Queens Library – Flushing 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355
FREE

2.Prospect Heights Craft Fair 

A lovingly curated marketplace of independent artists and designers from Brooklyn and beyond.  An extensive showcase of handmade treasures, such as stationery, textiles, artisanal food, jewelry, and so much more.

This year, there will be a whole roster of kid activities from 12pm to 5pm. For only $5, your child can drop in (with or without a parent) to do arts and crafts, sing and dance, participate in a reading or test soccer skills.

Proceeds from the fair benefit the Arts Programs at Prospect Heights’ very own public elementary school, P.S. 9.

Sat, 2012-04-21 11:00 – 18:00

P.S. 9 80 Underhill Ave., Brooklyn NY 11238

FREE

3. BRIC Arts/Media/Bklyn: Family Day

Say It Loud, Say It Clear! Collage, Stamp and Create Your Story! Join a professional artist teacher for an imaginative adventure in art-making inspired by BRIC Rotunda Gallery’s current exhibition on view, Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order. Participants will observe works in the show that use the repetition of words and mark-making, and use that inspiration and process to illustrate their own personal experiences. Professional wooden panels will be provided along with alphabet stamps, fun stickers, foam letters, glittering gems, and drawing materials. Each participant will take away a magical representation of themselves and their process.

Sat, 2012-04-21 12:00 – 15:00

BRIC Rotunda Gallery 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

FREE 

4. B’Eathday featuring Bash the Trash 

Bash the Trash returns for a third year in a row to Prospect Park’s B’Earthday Celebration! Instrument Building workshops followed by a duo performance of “Family Bash” with trash-bashers Nathan Hetherington and Martin Urbach, culminating in a joyously noisy parade!

Other activities of the day include:

nature games, tours, lakeshore clean-up, educational activities, performances, and crafts.

Sun, 2012-04-22 13:00 – 16:00

Prospect Park’s Audubon Center 95 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn NY

FREE

5. High Line Art Performance: Alison Knowles, “Make a Salad”

Fluxus artist Alison Knowles, in collaboration with Jessica Higgins and Joshua Selman, re-stages Make a Salad, an event originally performed in 1962. The artist chops lettuce and other vegetables to the beat of live music, and then produces a giant salad by tossing the ingredients together.

SCHEDULE:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Stop by to have a visual and audio experience of food preparation with live music by Joshua Selman.

12:00 PM
Alison and her team toss the salad in a performance for spectators.

12:15 – 1:00 PM
The audience is invited to enjoy the creation as the salad is served up.

Sun, 2012-04-22 10:00 – 13:00

Chelsea Market Passage On the High Line at West 16th Street , New York NY

FREE

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

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

FREE

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

FREE

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

FREE

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

kris@fantasmarama.com

FREE

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

FREE


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

FREE

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

FREE

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

FREE

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

kris@fantasmarama.com

FREE

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

FREE


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