40 Free Things To Do in NYC with Kids in April 2022

Governors Island's adventure playground, The Yard, reopens for the season Saturday, April 2. Photo by Philipp Klaus/courtesy the playground
Governors Island's adventure playground, The Yard, reopens for the season Saturday, April 2. Photo by Philipp Klaus/courtesy the playground

April in New York City showers us with tons of FREE things to do. From the Easter Bonnet Festival to Earth Day at the Queens County Farm Museum and even a production of The Wizard of Oz, we've found 40 FREE things to do this April in NYC.

Find more fun this month in our list of the best things to do this April and bookmark our Spring Fun Guide for NYC Kids for even more top picks.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses, times, and recommended ages. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or book your tickets ASAP.

Please check with each venue for current COVID protocols before heading out to any event.

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Places featured in this article:


The Corner (or Zoom)

Brooklyn Central Library - Dweck Auditorium

South Street Seaport

Prospect Park at The Well House

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve Interpretive Center

Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve Interpretive Center

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

The Plaza at 300 Ashland
Groove NYC - Dance for Kids
Socrates Sculpture Garden - 11:30 AM Pick
Fun and Games with Steve Sherman
National Museum of Mathematics - 6:30 PM Pick
Summer Concerts at the Wells Fargo Stage
Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens - 6:00 PM Pick
Cymbeline
Brooklyn Commons at Metrotech - 7:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides