Kiddy Kalendar – Weekend of 4/4-4/5

There is so much going on this weekend! Here are our top picks for the weekend….

SATURDAY APRIL 4

On Saturday the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is having two Easter Egg Workshops, one at 10am and one at 1pm. The workshops are two hours long and you must bring two hard boiled eggs per child. Call (212) 932-7347 for more information.

The Central Park Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 11am at the Big Hill at 106th Street. The event is free and there will be easter eggs, free snacks, and of course the Easter Bunny.

Puppetworks is putting on a performance of Sleeping Beauty in Brooklyn. Performances are at 12:30 and 2pm and are just $7 per child and $8 per adult.

The Rubin Museum
has their Family Workshop today at 2pm. Today’s theme is “Lotus” and includes stories and crafts. $10 per child.

SUNDAY APRIL 5

Kids can take an Irish Dance lesson and put on a Riverdance type performance afterwards! At 12noon at the Bowery Poetry Club. $10 per child.

Hot Peas n’ Butter
will be performing at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at 2pm. Tickets are just $6 per person.

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Kiddy Kalendar Update

Mark you calendars for this upcoming Friday! Hopes (Abbott Program) is hosting a puppet show performed by the famous Mister Kipley at 5:30pm at the Rue site at 301 Garden Street in Hoboken. Tickets are $5 per child. Pizza and drinks are an extra $2 per child and $3 per adult. Come on out for a great night!

Kiddy Kalendar March 30-April 3

Here are our recommendations for things to do this week, for under $10 a child.

MONDAY MARCH 30

Head over to the NY Public Library at 42nd and 6th avenue for children’s storytime at 4pm. The Carousel in Bryant Park is under construction this week, but you can always stop by Toys R Us in Times Square to try out some toys and see the T-Rex.

TUESDAY MARCH 31

Head on over to Karma Kids for a community yoga class for kids ages 4 to 7 from 4:30 to 5:15. The community class is taught my yoga teachers in training and is just $10 per just, drop in. Karma Kids is located at 104 W 14th Street between 6th and 7th avenue, right near the 14th street path station.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1

April Fools Day! If the weather is nice, take the Hoboken uptown ferry to 38th street. From there you can take the ferry bus to Chelsea Piers and visit one of the coolest playgrounds in town, just north of the sports center, set back from the water. Of if your kids are good walkers, walk there from the ferry and you can watch all the helicopters take off from the heliport just south of the ferry station.

THURSDAY APRIL 2

Head out to the Hudson Branch Library for their 3:30pm session of Kids Music that Rocks. There will be music and stories and the kids can play with the toys, slides, rocking horses, and books in this very kid friendly space. If the weather is nice, there is a playground right outside the library and plenty of tempting cafes to pick up a snack on the walk to/from path. The library is at 66 Leroy Street right near the Christopher Street Path station.

FRIDAY APRIL 3

Spend the afternoon in Union Square. At 4pm the Barnes and Noble has an author event with Todd Parr and his book, The Peace Book. You can browse the market and taste all the vendor’s samples. And don’t forget to visit the pet store, where you can see lizards, snakes, fish, chinchillas, and the kitties that are up for adoption.

Kiddy Kalendar- New Posting Schedule

The weekly edition of the Kiddy Kalendar will now be posted on Monday instead of on Sunday.

Kiddy Kalendar Weekend Edition: March 28-29

Saturday March 28

Hoboken First is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt today. From 11am to 12pm there will be a hunt for 3 to 5 year olds at Shipyard Park. From 1pm to 2pm there will be a hunt for 6 to 10 year olds at Elysian Park. The Easter Bunny will be there and they will be raffling off two bikes.

The Jersey City Museum is sponsoring Family Week at the Theater. Today they have a free performance of Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theater: Beanstalks, Beasts and Buffoons at 1pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 201-413-0303 ext. 141.

It’s Astronomy Day at the Morris Museum! From 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm there are lectures, planetarium shows, art workshops, etc. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 per child 3&up, plus $2 extra for the planetarium show.

Sunday March 29

Free dress-up and ballet lessons at the Gap store at 54th & 5th avenue this every Saturday and Sunday through the end of April! Girls can try on Gap’s new line of tutus and take free ballet lessons from Ballet Tech between noon and 4pm.

The Staten Island Zoo has another one of their popular Breakfast with the Beasts Tours today from 8:30am to 10am. Kids can help prepare meals for the animals in the animal kitchen, watch the animals eat, and have breakfast too! $13 per person, younger siblings not allowed.

If you missed Astronomy day yesterday, you can go to the Liberty Science Center today for Big Bird’s Adventure “One World, One Sky” in the center’s inflatable planetarium. If you have an Abbott pass, it is only $3 per child and $4 per adult. Get there early because the program is first come first serve.

Kiddy Kalendar March 23 – March 27

MONDAY MARCH 23

Have a kid who likes to stay up late? Today, after midnight, the Ringling Brothers & Bailey Circus Elephants march through the Midtown Tunnel to Madison Square Garden. Take Path to 34th Street and you are in the perfect place to see the elephants get to their final destination.

TUESDAY MARCH 24

The Tribeca Barnes and Noble has their weekly storytime on Tuesday at 4pm. They are located at 97 Warren Street, just a few blocks off of WFC Path (lots of elevators, but 100% easy to get there via stroller. You can even walk all but 1 block there underground and avoid crossing streets with the kids!) This Barnes and Noble has a train table, so you may be there a while…

WEDNESDAY MARCH 25

The weather is supposed to be nice today! Hop on the downtown ferry and play in the playgrounds at Battery Park. Right across from the ferry is Rockefeller Playground with the bike-go-round and crazy climbing jungle gyms. If you have multiple small kids, head just south of the cove. Set back from the walkway is another smaller sandbox playground where you can sit on a bench and easily keep an eye on everyone.

THURSDAY MARCH 26

Since the weather is getting nicer, why not try some mini golf outside? Head over to Edgewater Golf at 575 River Road for an 18 hole round. They are open from 7am to 11pm and a round is just $5 per child and $7 per adult.

FRIDAY MARCH 27

If you have not yet been to the Rubin Museum, Friday they have their Garuda Open Studio with fun activities for kids all day.

Kiddy Kalendar Weekend Edition 3/21-3/22

Our top choices for kids for this weekend, all for under $10 a child.

SATURDAY MARCH 21

Today is the first day of Spring!

The Toys R Us in Times Square is celebrating the Little People’s 50th Anniversary! There will be hourly storytime for kids, coloring stations, Little People to play with, and goodie bags (while supplies last). The free event is from 12pm to 2pm.

The Tenafly Nature Center
is starting their Spring Session. Today there is a Natural New Jersey tour to introduce families to the park and nature in the area. Then at 6:30, they will hold their Seasonal Family Campfire. There will be games and S’Mores. If the weather is too chilly, the activities will be held in the indoor pavilion which has a big fireplace. The campfire is $10 per person. For reservations call (201) 568-6093 for more information.

SUNDAY MARCH 22

It’s a mini circus at Bowery Kids! The one man show includes a unicycle, fire tricks, clowning around, and more. 12pm. $10 per person.

If you are feeling in a Spring-like mood and want to head outdoors, why not visit one of the smaller zoos in New Jersey? The Turtleback Zoo and Van Saun Park’s Zoo are nice options. Train rides and pony rides are still closed for the winter, but the Turtleback Zoo’s carousel is open.