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The Week Ahead: May 18 - May 24

The Week Ahead: May 18 - May 24

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here. Can you believe 2015 has flown by so fast?! This week, we’re heading to the movies to enjoy lots of family-friendly films, two of which feature gorgeous hand-drawn and 2D animations. We’re also heading out to the park for some locomotive action, enjoying puppets, visiting the American Museum of Natural History and stopping by one of our favorite islands in NYC. Here is the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - May 16 and May 17

Weekend Family Events - May 16 and May 17

This weekend celebrates one of New York City's greatest traditions - the block party! On Saturday, El Museo del Barrio is having a Super Sabado party celebrating art and music all day long. The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival welcomes everyone to stroll the streets and celebrate diverse food culture and cuisine on Saturday and Sunday. The Dance Parade and Dance fest takes the block party to a whole other level by literally parading down and dancing in the streets! It culminates by having a big ole' dance party in Tompkins Square Park. And help support Church Street School's 25th Birthday Celebration on Sunday with their birthday block party. So this weekend make sure to "get off your stoop" and out in the streets! Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: May 11 - May 17

The Week Ahead: May 11 - May 17

What happened to spring? It looks like summer humidity is already creeping into the spring season. But that won’t stop NYC families from going out and enjoying the great cultural landscape of the city. This week, we’re participating in dance festivals, going on a musical adventure with Bugs Bunny, visiting Japan, going on an underwater adventure enjoying traveling puppets and checking out a few theater shows. Here is the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - May 9 and May 10

Weekend Family Events - May 9 and May 10

Word to your moms. Mother's Day Weekend is here and it features an array of fun events filled with art, cooking, concerts and outdoor fun for everyone to enjoy. The Children's Museum of the Arts is having a Mother's Day weekend filled with special projects. Bowlmor Lanes in Chelsea Piers and Times Square is having a kids fest day with free bowling. The New York Botanical Garden is having a weekend filled with live music, games, picnicking, and more. Be sure to also take a fun trip on the tram to the Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island on Saturday for an outdoor family concert. Happy Mother's Day to all! Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: May 4 - May 10

The Week Ahead: May 4 - May 10

This week is filled with celebration. First up, we have Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday. It is a great time to take your family out to enjoy the arts as well as Mexican cuisine. Also, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend! So be sure to plan out your week now. We’ve selected a few activities to get you started. Families can look forward to watercolor art, two adventurous bugs, a space monkey, garden parties, pop locking and spectacular dance performances. Here is the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - May 2 and May 3

Weekend Family Events - May 2 and May 3

May is here! To celebrate, this weekend has great outdoor activities, festivals, blooming trees, and haircuts! This weekend help the sheep shake it off, shake it off. They're getting their spring haircuts at the Queens Zoo with a weekend of fun events for the occasion. The cherry trees are in bloom at Randalls Island and you can go to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday. Central Park is kicking off the May migration season with their On a Wing Festival where you can meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey and release live Painted Lady butterflies into the Shakespeare Garden! You can go for a canoe ride in the Bronx or head to Willowbrook Park in Staten Island for the carousel's opening day. Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: April 27 - May 3

The Week Ahead: April 27 - May 3

From April showers to May flowers. Can you believe it’s May already? Just the other day we were celebrating the New Year and now we’ve sped through a third of the year. Hopefully, you’ve already had a chance to go out and enjoy the spring season. Who knows how long next year’s winter will last?! This week we’re enjoying Mexican dance, meeting Darth Vader, hanging out with an oddball mouse, enjoying children’s theater and enjoying educational fun with the Sesame Street gang. Here is the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - April 25 and April 26

Weekend Family Events - April 25 and April 26

Mother Nature has been partying all week long and is still going strong this weekend to celebrate the earth! Earth Day is an annual worldwide event that began in 1970 for the purposes of celebrating our planet and promoting environmental awareness. All over NYC there are events to celebrate our collective home. On Saturday, the Tribeca Film Festival Family Street Festival is taking place in Manhattan, Kids Comic Con is happening in the Bronx and the Park Slope Family Festival with Puppetry Arts is taking place in Brooklyn. There are also lots more events that will get you outside, exercising, running around, fishing and just enjoying the spring weather. Here are this weekend's picks.

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