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Sunday, April 30 (See map view)

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

The event is in conjunction with the opening of the Yidishe Kinder exhibit. There will be a children’s fair, puppet show, stories and snacks. RSVP required.

11 am.

All ages are welcome to join this special Story Time.

11:30 am.

Come and listen to jazz concert and help benefit the Jazz Standard Discovery Program. Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid’s menu sold to Spoons Across America, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about healthy eating habits. For the 15th consecutive season, Jazz Standard hosts its popular brunch. The session is packed with family and friends grooving to music by the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO) and eating finger-licking good ribs from Blue Smoke, too!! Table reservations requested.

1 to 3 pm.

For families with children ages 3 and up. Drop in to participate in creative, interactive projects located in one of our family-friendly galleries.

1 pm.

Hosted by the New York Rolling Fury, this is for children to learn how to play, how to scrimmage against other wheelchair players and learn from the best.

1 pm to 3 pm.

Tess isn’t in Missouri anymore, will she find her place in the city? Suggested for children ages 3 years and older. The May 7 and May 20 performances are audience interactive and offer a song and dance lesson with members of the cast-for children 5 and older and requiring extra admission of $5 per participant.

2 pm and 4 pm.

The program follows Alice’s adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children’s literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, the ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults and are available at SchimmelCenter.org.

3 pm.

Tuesday, May 2 (See map view)

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

Held in the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library, this program introduces New York and American history to the littlest New Yorkers with age-appropriate readings and engaging hands-on activities. Ages 3 to 5 years old.

3:30 pm.

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas. (second Tuesday of every month)

6 pm to 7 pm.

Wednesday, May 3 (See map view)

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

This program is designed for little art lovers and their parents and guardians who will explore one or two works of art in the galleries and then make a work of art in our studio. The hour includes a short story, trips to the galleries and art making activities. Designed for children ages 2-4 years old.

11 am to noon.

Thursday, May 4 (See map view)

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with our storyteller Carletta Joy Walker. Book worms can enjoy our weekly Story Hour program and solo performers with roots in the community delighting with a participatory and lively program. Performers have included Laura Bowman, Flor Bromley, Daniel Carlton, Alison Cox, Kelley Kelley, and Carletta Joy Walker.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Beginning cross stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults make a handcrafted gift for someone. Ages 7 and up.

3:30 pm.

Friday, May 5 (See map view)

Children, parents, grandparents and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping and celebrating as a community!

9:30 am.

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

3 pm to 5 pm.

Surprising, funny, quirky, serious and silly = Story Hour at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Held in the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library, this program introduces New York and American history to the littlest New Yorkers with age-appropriate readings and engaging hands-on activities. Ages 3 to 5 years old.

3:30 pm.

Saturday, May 6 (See map view)

Don’t miss the chance to bring your kids to visit the Whitney Biennial. We are opening the Museum an hour early just for you! Families are invited take part in a large-scale art workshop with Biennial artist Jessi Reaves. You can also participate in gallery tours and other art-making activities throughout the Museum. Tours will be offered from 9:30 am to 12 pm. For all ages.

9:30 am to 3 pm.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits—rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

10 am to 11:30 am.

Prepared materials with drawing prompts allow visitors to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces, and record their perspectives through drawing.

10 am.

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

This contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale is presented by The CityParks PuppetMobile and sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The lproduction features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnaval festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnaval costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.

11 am to noon.

Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at the Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this free festival in Highbridge Park.

Noon to 3 pm.

Each spring Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the Park’s spring beauty.

Noon to 4 pm.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.

1 pm to 2:30 pm.

Tess isn’t in Missouri anymore, will she find her place in the city? Suggested for children ages 3 years and older. The May 7 and May 20 performances are audience interactive and offer a song and dance lesson with members of the cast-for children 5 and older and requiring extra admission of $5 per participant.

2 pm and 4 pm.

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