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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & Beyond: April 14th-16th

April 13, 2017

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is enjoying the break and ready for another busy fun weekend!


This weekend check out Healthy Gardening with Children at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Town Square’s 6th Annual Spring Egg Hunt 2017 at t.b.d. Brooklyn, Goldilocks & the 3 Bears at Puppetworks, Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Easter Egg Hunt in Coffey Park, Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt at Marine Park, RRPH Presents: A Special Easter Beatles Bash at Brooklyn Bowl, the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival, Skate With The Easter Bunny in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, Easter Egg Hunt in Leif Ericson Park and Animal Character Puppets at The Jewish Museum

Also check out Spring Break: Camp Out at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt Weekend at Aviator Sports and Events Center,
Something at The New Victory Theater,  School Vacation Week at Dimenna Children’s History Museum, Spring Break in Prospect Park, Spring Recess Family Matinee: Moana at the Museum of the Moving Image, Spring Break: Arts and Crafts! at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Easter Egg Design from Around the World at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, ARTech: Adventures In Art + TechchnologyUniverSoul Circus at Aviator Sports and Events Center and The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre,

Check the calendar to see all of the events happening this weekend. Also like us on Facebook for last minute events and updates.

Enjoy the weekend!

~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)

Friday April 14th

Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt Weekend at Aviator Sports and Events Center
Thursday April 13th-Monday April 17th 10a-4p.  Admission is $9 per person.  Extra Fee for: pony rides, animal fee and Easter baskets.  Green Meadows Farm returns in 2017 for their annual Easter Egg Hunt Weekend!  Open daily from 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. visit Green Meadows Farm for a wide range of family fun activities including: Egg Hunt, Photos with Whiskers, *NEW* Fun House, Hay Ride, Milk a Cow, Tiny Tractors Corn Box, Friendly Animals to Pet, Playgrounds and Operate a Bulldozer.

Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt at Marine Park
Friday April 14th 1-230p.  Free.  School is out! Get outside and get excited.  With the Urban Park Rangers as your guide, use all of your senses to explore the park as we search high and low for clues.  Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Something at The New Victory Theater
Friday-Saturday April 14th-15th 2p & 7p & Sunday April 16th 12n & 5p.  Performance 60 minutes with no intermission.  Tickets start at $16.  For ages 6+.  From Liberi Di… Physical Theatre.  Something aerial. Something funny. Something beautiful. A troupe of seven skilled acrobats fuses circus, dance, physical theater and clowning into a singular, captivating performance that appears comically effortless. From reading a book to playing a game of poker, these inventive performers create silly, surreal scenes out of everyday ordinary acts. This show has SOMETHING for everyone!

UniverSoul Circus at Aviator Sports and Events Center
Friday April 14th 4p & 730p, Saturday April 15th 12n & 4p and Sunday April 16th 1230p, 330p & 630p.  Various tickets prices.  See website for information.  UniverSoul Circus is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music. Under the single ring big top circus arts, theater and music come together as one. UniverSoul Circus embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of urban pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers that reflect the cultural diversity of the world in which we live. The show adds different and thrilling acts each year! Don’t miss all that’s new!

See all Friday events.


Saturday April 15th

Healthy Gardening with Children at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Saturday April 15th 1030a-12n.  Free with Garden admission. Note: Garden admission is free on Saturday until noon.  Join the Brooklyn Borough President in BBG’s Discovery Garden and Children’s Garden for a fun morning exploring healthy foods and how they grow!  Visit the Discovery Garden to experiment, learn, and play. Explore plant and animal connections and check out the vegetable beds to see food plants. Pot up and bring home your own basil plant.  The Children’s Garden at BBG is an urban farm where children have learned to grow, harvest, and cook their own food for over 100 years. The garden is normally only open to children enrolled in our gardening programs, but on a few special days each year, the gates are opened to the visiting public. Join us for this special open house and tour the fruits and vegetables growing in the garden, dig for worms in the Dig Zone, and check out the teaching kitchen and historic tool room. Hunt for chickweed in the field and help prepare a batch of chickweed pesto to taste.

Town Square’s 6th Annual Spring Egg Hunt 2017 at t.b.d. Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
Saturday April 15th 11a, 12n, & 1p.   $15 a child online, $20 at the door if tickets are still available.  Tickets for accompanying moms and dads are free.  Bring your own basket, and join an old-fashioned egg hunt!  Town Square is so excited to hold our 6th Annual Egg Hunt in tbd Brooklyn’s beautiful backyard (Franklin Street & Green Street)! As with last year, we’ll have photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and fun eggstacular crafts. We’ll also rock with DJ Natalie and Baby DJ School, Laura Dayan and Rock’N Lolo, and Esther and Thunder & Sunshine Band! Wear your very best Spring bonnet and join us at tbd Brooklyn!  Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Egg hunts will be arranged for groups of 10 kids between 11 AM and 2 PM. Pick your hour of choice when purchasing your ticket. This way, you can better plan your afternoon. By the way, if there’s available capacity in the following hour, you are more than welcome to extend your stay. However, if there’s not, then we’ll be shooing you out at the end of your hour.  Purchase tickets here.

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Saturday April 15th 11a-1p.  Free.  Location: Pavilion & Astral Fountain.  Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony.

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears at Puppetworks (Park Slope)
Saturday April 15th 1230p & 230p.  For 3y+.  Admission for a Child is $9, an Adult $10.  No credit cards accepted.  Reservations are suggested: 718-965-3391 (current day or advance reservations) or e-mail us: puppetworks@twcmetrobiz.com (NO same day e-mail reservations).  Robert Southey’s beloved Folk-Tale from 1837, adapted for Hand Puppets by Jack Kaplan.

Easter Egg Hunt in Coffey Park (Red Hook)
Saturday April 15th 1-4p.  Free.  Redemption Church will be hosting its 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Red Hook. Come out for a great time with family and enjoy great activities for the kids, candy, music, fun and of course LOTS OF EASTER EGGS.

See all Saturday events.


Sunday April 16th

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival (Midtown)
Sunday April 16th 10a-4p.  Free.  This has been an annual tradition since Civil War days and features marchers in elaborate Easter finery, including some of the fanciest Easter bonnets imaginable. The parade begins at Fifth Avenue and 49th Street near St. Patrick’s Cathedral and continues up Fifth Avenue to 57th Street.

RRPH Presents: A Special Easter Beatles Bash at Brooklyn Bowl (Williamsburg)
Sunday April 16th doors 11a and show 1130a-1230p.  Free Admission.  The Rock and Roll Playhouse Family Concerts are unique, interactive, and educational live music experience for children set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue. April 16th: featuring The RRPH band with special Geust Mike Messer from The Dirty Sock Funtim Band and a special appearance by the Easter bunny + more.

Easter Egg Hunt in Leif Ericson Park
Sunday April 16th 12n-3p.  Free.  Come out and join Parent Child Relationship at our first-ever Easter egg hunt! Enjoy free arts and craft, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!  Location Details:  The event will take place near entrance by Fort Hamilton Parkway and 66th Street.

Animal Character Puppets at The Jewish Museum (UES)
Sunday April 16th 1-4p.  Ages 3 and up.  Free with Museum admission.  Passover Week Art Workshop!  Create a fantastical animal or character from the Passover story inspired by the quirky world of artist Charlemagne Palestine and his sculptures of stuffed animals and found objects.

Skate With The Easter Bunny in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2
Sunday April 16th 3-6p.  Admission: $9. This event is first come, first serve!  Join us at Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating on Easter for our Skate with the Easter Bunny Skate Party! Sunday, April 16th from 3-6pm we will be skating along to today’s top music and taking photos with our Skating Easter Bunny! Make sure to bring you cameras!!  Skate Rental- $6.00 (if needed) Skate Mate Rental- $6.00 (if needed)

See all Sunday events.


All Weekend

Spring Break: Camp Out at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Friday April 14th-Tuesday April 18th 10a-5p.  Free with Museum admission.  School’s out but the Museum’s open during spring break! Visit each day for activities focused on the environment, life sciences, and art. Check out the Museum’s new exhibit WILDERNESS CAMP, an immersive indoor camping experience. Play in Neighborhood Nature, including our community garden made out of cork, a real greenhouse, and an indoor “beach”.  See the website for the schedule of the day.

Spring Break in Prospect Park
Friday April 14th-Tuesday April 18th 12n-4p.  Events free except the Carousel.  Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.  Check out Nature Exploration with Discovery Pack 12–3p, Bird Nerd Game Hour 1–2p, Nature on the Go! 2–3p, Nature’s Helpers, 3–4p at Prospect Park Audubon Center.  Also check out Paper Quilling 2-4p Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel! See the website for all the details.

Redbird Reef Painting at New York Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)
Saturdays & Sundays 130-215p until April 16th.  Free with Museum admission.  For ages 4+.  Learn about recycling, subway-style! Years ago, retired “Redbird” subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to form a new home for fish. Plunge into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled cars.

Easter Egg Design from Around the World at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (UWS)
Friday April 14th–Tuesday April 18th 10a & 1pm.  Free with Museum admission.  For 5 & younger.  Drop-in.  Create a one-of-a-kind egg as you learn about Easter traditions from around the world.

Spring Recess Family Matinee: Moana at the Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria)
Friday April 14th-Monday April 17th 1230p.  Tickets: $15 / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / $11 seniors and students.  Recommended for ages 6+.  Dirs. Ron Clements, John Musker. 2016, 107 mins. DCP. With the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson. Featuring songs by Mark Mancina, Opetaia Foa’I, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, including the Academy Award nominated “How Far I’ll Go.” Daughter and heir to the island chief, Moana sets sail across the Pacific Ocean in search of the legendary demi-god, Maui, in the hope of saving her people and their home. During their adventure across the ocean, Moana faces monsters and learns to be a wayfinder like her Polynesian ancestors. “With its refreshingly inclusive casting and original narrative, Moana is another winning addition to the studio’s modern slate of animated offerings that the whole family can appreciate.”—Screen Rant.  Ticket purchase may be applied toward same-day admission to the Museum.  Also check out the Family Workshop: Heroic Odyssey Workshop happening daily 1130a-330p.

School Vacation Week at Dimenna Children’s History Museum (UWS)
Friday April 14th-Tuesday April 18th 10a-5p.  Free with Museum admission.  For all ages. April School Vacation Week this year is all about celebrating our latest special exhibition, Thomas Jefferson: The Private Man, from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society!  Check out an all day Museum-Wide Scavenger Hunt and Drop-in Crafts daily 1-3 pm.  See the website for all the details.

Powers in Motion: Action-packed Break Week at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (UWS)
Friday April 14th-Tuesday April 18th various times.  Free with Museum admission.  The Children’s’ Museum invites you to an action-packed spring break. All week long explore different forms of power like super powers, energy, creativity and strength. Train to be a superhero, help us construct an imaginary machine, create new playground games and design tap shoes that really stomp. Enjoy powerful performances by the New York Chinese Cultural Center and their lion dance, explore quantum physics with SYREN Modern Dance, and fuse martial arts and music when you learn capoeira from Silva Dance Company.  See the website for schedule of events.

Spring Break: Arts and Crafts! at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (UES)
Friday April 14th-Friday April 21st 11a-4p (except Monday April 17th).  For students- pre K and up.   Free for 12 and under with caregivers’ admission.  19th Century Crafts , historic games and tours, and old fashioned games  in the garden.

ARTech: Adventures In Art + Technology (Meatpacking District)
Saturdays-Sundays 10a-5p and also Wednesdays-Thursdays 3-7p until April 29th. Free and open to the public. RSVP is required for a timed entry slot. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to invite you to experience ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology! ARTech is a two-month long pop-up activity center comprised of STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) experiential workshops, installations, and interactive moments for school age children + their accompanying adults. Note: Each attendee is allowed 1 hour within the space to engage with the various stations. A 15 minute warning announcement will be announced before leaving the space. See the website for all the details of the activities.

The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)
Tuesday-Fridays 1030a & 12n and Saturdays & Sundays 1p until September 17th. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults. A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly into each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5p and also Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5p. Free. The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours two afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

To see all the events click here for the calendar!