Super Sábado: Quinceañera!
Sat Apr 16 11am–9pm.
@ El Museo del Barrio
During this month’s complimentary fest, the Spanish Harlem institution honors the Quinceañera, a special party to for Latin American girls’ 15th birthday. Visitors can check out exhibits,make capias (handmade pins used as souvenirs at quinceañeras) learn how to play the Puerto Rican cuatro, learn West African dance moves, rock out with husband-and-wife singers Abbasubi, or get dolled up in hats, gloves and crowns for a glamorous photo-booth session. Click here for details.
Easter Egg Orienteering
Sat Apr 16 at 2pm.
@Prospect Park Picnic House
The traditional Easter-egg hunt is flipped into a lesson in survival skills when the Urban Park Rangers teach kids how to use a compass to search for clues as they track down the colored prizes. click here for directions
Get Green South Bronx Earth Fest
Sat Apr 16 noon–4pm
@St Mary’s Park (corner of St. Ann’s Ave and 146th St)
In addition to all-ages art projects, a recycled-clothing fashion show, and hip-hop and dance competitions, families can take in information about recycling, sustainability and other green initiatives in the neighborhood. click here for details.
Poetry & Popcorn
Sat Apr 16 at 11am.
If you read and liked So You like poetry then you will like to join this New Yorker illustrator and children’s author James Stevenson who has written many poetry books with corn in the title share these pieces and show kids his drawing process while they munch on…..popcorn. Click here for details
Habana Earth Day
Sat Apr 16 noon–5pm.
A definite must go to event! This popular eco-eatery hosts an afternoon of family fun, including a market of green vendors and composting workshops courtesy of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The PowerHouse Arena Easter Frolic
Sun Apr 17 4–5pm.
@ powerhouse arena
Children bring their Easter baskets to the Dumbo bookstore for a fun and exciting egg hunt. Giveaways, a story time and other kewl holiday festivities are in the mix as well. Reservations recommended. Ages 3 to 8.
Celebrate Earth Day
Sun Apr 17 1–3pm
The Chelsea kids’ book store honors Earth Day with a garden of author readings, including Patrick McDonnel’s Me…Jane, Peter Brown’s The Curious Garden, Sean Quall’s Giant Steps to Change the World, Monica Wellington’s Gabby & Grandma Go Green and Brian Yanish’s ScrapKins Build-It Book. Ages 2 and up.