Best of April: Awesome Things To Do in New York City with Kids

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum hosts a colorful Holi celebration to kick off the fun this April. Photo courtesy of the museum
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum hosts a colorful Holi celebration to kick off the fun this April. Photo courtesy of the museum

Easter, Passover, and Earth Day mean there's lots of fun for kids in New York City this April!

Bathe in glorious color at the Brooklyn Children's Museum's Holi Fest, go roller skating at Rockefeller Center or JFK's TWA Hotel, and dress in your best (with your fanciest hat) for the glorious return of the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue. Paw Patrol is on a roll at the Hulu Theater. Dinosaurs are making a comeback at the Bronx Zoo. And don't miss the annual flower show at Macy's!

Find more top April fun in our list of the best things to do over spring break or our picks for 35 things to do during a spring staycation. If you're looking to get away, we've got a list of glorious spring day trips, plus our top tips for how to save money on spring break travel

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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

Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event.

Places featured in this article:


Brooklyn Children's Museum

Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

The Plaza at 300 Ashland

Queens County Farm Museum
Lalopalooza in the Park
Old Stone House at JJ Byrne Playground - 10:00 AM Pick
In Search of a Song: The Tour
Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza) - 12:30 PM Pick
Movies under the Stars: Singin’ in the Rain (G)
Mathews-Palmer Playground - 6:30 PM Pick
Queens County Farm Museum's Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - various times Pick
Spanish Baby & Me Language Class
Tribeca Language - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides