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Purim, St. Patrick's Day, Carnival, Himalayan New Year, New York International Children's Film Festival, what else can we possibly celebrate this weekend?!? Why we can throw in a family dance party, fashion workshop, hip hop celebration, ballerinas, a concert and some opera for kids. Oh and by the way you have to pack in all of the fun events happening this weekend on an hour less of sleep. But you gain a glorious hour of daylight to keep the party going stronger for longer. So grab your masks, beads, shamrocks and get your party on! Here are this weekend's picks.
There are several reasons to love the month of March. First, it’s Women’s History Month. While we celebrate the importance of women and especially the mothers who made life possible everyday, it’s great to have a month that reminds us to do so. Second, it’s the end of winter. So goodbye snow and hello spring! Thirdly, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which is great time to go out and catch a colorful, green parade. Finally, we have the Children’s International Film Festival – a month of movies for kids ages 3-18.Read more
The SONY corporation has long been synonymous with the world of technology and entertainment. Their Wonder Technology Lab is an interactive setting that introduces visitors to advancements made in various fields via computers, robotics and all things technological. It makes for a fascinating trip with unlimited potential for learning.Read more
Art should not only be seen and experienced by all people, but everyone should also have a chance bring out their inner artist for the world to see.
At Pure Vision Arts, artists with autism and other developmental disabilities get a chance to stretch their creative minds in an open workspace and gallery. Currently the studio has an exhibit open at the New York Transit Museum, showcasing artists who have conquered various neuro-developmental challenges. The exhibit features a variety of paintings, sculptures and other works that focus on NYC’s transit system.
For families in Queens, the New York Hall of Science has quickly become the epicenter of childhood wonder and “maker” exploration. The Hall of Science’s Maker Space gives kids a chance to flex their mental muscles creating anything from tiny robots to crayon candles.Read more
March is Women's History Month. School children will learn about and recognize the many women in history that have done great things. Some great ‘firsts’ include Aretha Franklin who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Lauryn Williams is the first woman to win a gold medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. So, this month, let’s encourage young girls to be great women by participating in the many activities and programs offered all over the city. We’ve rounded up the best events for young and older girls that will inspire and empower them to be leaders in music, science, sports or what ever they love to do.Read more
It’s that time of year again. Dressing up like kings and queens with crowns, scepters, masks and robes. Celebrating with family, friends and food. No, not Mardi Gras–Purim! Like most religions, there’s always one celebration that brings out the kid in everyone and for Jewish people it’s Purim. But Purim is more than just a big party; it’s a celebration of Queen Esther and her plan that foiled the destruction of the Jewish empire. And what better way to commemorate this historic moment in time than to rejoice with festivals, carnivals, costume balls, concerts, and of course, food. Here are 12 family fun celebrations happening all over New York City to help mark the occasion–and the whole Megillah (Yiddish for a very long, involved story)!Read more
To rent or to buy, that is the question. It’s a debate that rages at cocktail parties, preschool drop-off, and in the Starbucks line and it’s one that many families wrestle with as they find themselves in “grown up” jobs, eager to establish roots in a city they love, and hungry for a sense of permanence in the midst of the constant motion that is life in New York City. However, buying an apartment in the city is a huge expense and a decision not to be taken lightly, leaving many families wondering if the time is right, how they know what’s “best” for them, and how to begin to understand the complexities of New York’s unique market.Read more
Tomorrow's Events in New York City
Queens Botanical Garden (Queens)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Union Temple (Brooklyn)
Age: birth - 5 years
9:30 am - 11:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
LARK Cafe (Brooklyn)
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