50 Free Things to Do With NYC Kids in April

This April in New York City, we get ready for warmer weather and a lengthy list of FREE events and activities across all five boroughs. 

Celebrate Easter with animals (balloon or otherwise), appreciate the outdoors on Earth Day, or get involved in the arts. Don't worry about April showers, there are plenty of flowers to enjoy before May, and there are numerous upcoming festivals and events so we can all enjoy the outdoors as skies clear and the days lengthen, including the Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration, the Little League Season Opener Parade, Street Games, and the dragon-filled St. George Day.

Here are 50 FREE kid-friendly and family-friendly events to keep the whole brood busy this month—without breaking the bank. 

Macy's on State Street
111 N State St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Rockefeller Plaza
49th Street 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues
Manhattan, NY

National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th St
New York, NY 10010

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Bryant Park
Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
New York, NY

The Armory Track & Field Center
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

West End Secondary School
227 West 61st St.
New York, NY 10023

Lincoln Center
61 West 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY 10023

The Anderson School
100 West 77th Street
New York, NY 10023

6th Avenue
6th Avenue from W. 45 Street to W. 55 Street
New York, NY

Industry City, Building 1
274 36 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Bank Street Bookstore
2780 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

King Manor Museum
153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue Located in King Park
New York, NY 11432

Greenlight Book Store (Fort Greene)
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Carnegie Hall
Resnick Education Wing 881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Lefferts Historic House
Intersection Ocean & Flatbush Aves. and Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft. Washington Ave.
New York, NY

Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY

The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)
Seventh Avenue and Second St.
Brooklyn, NY

Highbridge Park
2301 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY

Old Stone House & Washington Park
336 3rd Street between 4th and 5th Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Beyond at Liberty View
850 3rd Avenue 31st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
David Dinkins Circle
Queens, NY

Canarsie Park
East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Owl's Head Park
6821 Bliss Terrace
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Rockefeller Plaza Online

Industry City, Innovation Alley
51 35th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

J. Hood Wright Recreations Center
351 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10033

Gantry Plaza State Park
4-09 47th Road,
Long Island City, NY 11101

Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden
437 114 Street between Pleasant Ave & 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
2351 Veterans Rd W
Staten Island, NY 10309

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
New York, NY

Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Queensbridge Park
21 Street, Bridge Plaza, Vernon Boulevard, East River Enter at Vernon and 41st
Queens, NY

Harlem Grown
118 W 134th Street
New York, NY 10030

Easter Parade Route
FIfth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets
New York, NY 10022

High Line Hotel
180 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY

Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
34-41 137th Street
Queens, NY 11354

Red Hook Ikea
1 Beard Street
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York City, NY 10282

Prospect Park
Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY

Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
, 10019

Thomas Jefferson Park
114th Street & First Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Manhattan's West Side
Broadway and Times Square to Union Square
New York, NY

Prospect Park Audubon Center - ONLINE

Tompkinsville Park
Bay St., Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301

Greenwich Street near Memorial Plaza
World Trade Center
New York, NY
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Alastair Moock Family FB Concert
Facebook - various times Pick
Goodnight with Dolly
- various times Pick
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