April GoList: Best Things To Do with NYC Kids

Spring festivities are kicking into high gear, so get your calendars ready! We've rounded up the best things to do in New York City with kids in April—many of them FREE.

Of course, we're looking forward to Easter-themed fun, from egg hunts to brunch with the bunny of the hour as well as Passover celebrations. There's also new family theater, including the acrobats in Something and Circus 1903, plus picks just right for preschoolers. It's also time for the debut of Gulliver's Gate, a global miniature city that is sure to wow all ages. 

Families can enjoy many outdoor celebrations, too. Don't miss the annual Children’s Carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum, the spectacular Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival, Street Games in East Harlem, and Sakura Matsuri and more cherry blossom sightings.

Don't forget that some of our top picks in March are still good this month, including ARTech, a FREE STEM fest, top theater picks like The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Macy's Flower Show, the new Mummies exhibit, and more. 

For more outing ideas, peruse our Event Calendar and our Spring Guide.

Spring Festivals for Families on Long Island, 2017

Spring on Long Island means more pleasant weather, of course. But there are also an array of festivals in the region to celebrate this most colorful season.

So head outdoors to enjoy crafts, activities, science, and more family fun. With Easter being celebrated on April 16, also check out one of the many Easter Bunny breakfasts and brunches in the area. Later in the season, enjoy a trio of strawberry festivals and, as always, check out our Long Island Events Calendar for more kid-friendly fun.

Spring 2017 Festivals and Fairs in Westchester

Don't let the wacky weather fool you—spring is almost here, and we couldn't be happier about celebrating the season. Lucky for us, Westchester is buzzing with festivals and fairs all season long, promising fun-filled outdoor events for the entire family.

We've rounded up our favorite spring festivals, street fairs and celebrations happening throughout Westchester, many of which are FREE. Be sure to check out our Spring Activity Guide for more seasonal fun and sign up for our newsletters.

15 Super Easy April Fools' Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

There are few things more satisfying than pulling a fast one on your own kid, but elaborate prepwork is sure to sap the fun out of any good April Fools' Day joke. In the past, we've shared ideas for old-school gags and creative tricks to play on children, but more recently, we've found that the very best pranks are also the simplest. Here, we run down 15 easy ways to show kids that when it comes to April 1st, at least, we still have the upper hand.

Project Scientist Summer Camp Was Made for STEM-Loving Girls

There's lots of talk about encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers, but one mom is on a mission to show them how it's done. 

No stranger to gender stereotyping as she pursued a STEM major in college, Sandy Marshall saw the need for a full-time STEM camp that supports girls, busts gender stereotypes, and surrounds campers with the female role models she didn't have—and needed! The working mother of two science-savvy daughters founded Project Scientist, for girls ages four to twelve, in 2011 with locations in North Carolina and California. Project Scientist isn't just STEM activities and labs; campers have the opportunity to meet a female STEM professional every day and take weekly field trips to STEM companies—so girls see careers in STEM in real life. 

10 Westchester Summer Camps for Kids Who Hate Day Camp

Not all kids are meant for long games of Gaga and Pickle, daily swim lessons and vats of bug juice. While summer day camp is paradise for many children, others are far from fans and not at all shy about letting you know this.

Despite these strong feelings, you may still need a camp—or at least an activity— that will fill their days. In honor of these families, we’ve rounded up 10 summer camp ideas for kids who aren’t a good fit for traditional day camp.

Consult our Summer Camp Guide and sign up for our newsletters for more ideas on how to spend your summer.

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