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6 Things To Do With Your Kids In New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend

By Daniel Jumpertz | April 13, 2016 5:09pm
 This spring weekend celebrate Earth Day and the creative world of visual art. 
6 Things To Do With Your Kids In New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend
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Saturday, April 16
Tumbleweeds Earth Day Workshop
Where? 117 Dobbin St., Greenpoint
When? 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
How Much? $40 includes all materials. Pre-booking essential.
Talented young Brooklyn-based art instructor, abstract painter and crafter Hayley Youngs is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with a festive Spring workshop. She’ll show your kids how to preserve and pound flowers and will help them to create a quality take-home gift or a timeless decoration for your home.

Family Bird Walks
Where? American Museum of Natural History and Central Park, Upper West Side
When? 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m.
How Much? $12, binoculars and bird guides are included. 
Observe the birds of Central Park with American Museum of Natural History naturalist Noah Burg. Begin by learning the tools and skills of observation using Museum specimens, then explore Central Park, while identifying birds and their habitats. Recommended for families with children ages 4 to 10. 

Spring Family Fair
Where? The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., Midtown
When? From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much? Free
The Morgan Library & Museum have organized a stimulating and hands-on program of activities for kids of all ages including at 2 p.m. a Warhol-inspired rubber stamp illustration workshop and a theatrical presentation by The BenJam titled “We Were Objects; You are Copies” exploring Warhol’s artwork copying techniques at 3 p.m. There’s also a kids' book reading at 3:30 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. and 3:10 p.m., check out the Bling Cycle: A Rollicking Radio-Play Romp Through Wagner’s Ring. 

Sunday, April 17
Arty Facts: Visiting Artist Isabelle Garbani
Where? Meet in the Rubin Lobby, First Floor, Brooklyn Museum,  200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
When? Sessions at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
How Much? Free. Adults Museum entry is $16. 
As part of Brooklyn Museum’s Arty Facts program, local artist Isabelle Garbani shares the ways in which location and community inspire her colorful street art made from crocheted plastic shopping bags. The event is best for ages 4 to 7 with an adult companion. 

Earth Day New York 2016
Where? Union Square - North Plaza, East 17th Street and Park Avenue, Union Square
When? From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
How Much? Free
Earth Day is next week (April 22) and to celebrate the Earth Day Initiative is hosting a festival at Union Square featuring live music, green exhibitors, interactive displays and plenty of kids activities. 

Family Literacy Workshop
Where? Bronx Library Center, Children's Room, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, Fordham
When? 3:30 p.m. Register at the Children's Information Desk
How Much? Free. 
Learn how to help your baby or toddler develop literacy skills using reading, talking, singing, writing and playing.