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

By Daniel Jumpertz | April 20, 2016 6:34pm
 Have fun and learn something new at these stimulating weekend events. 
6 Things To Do With Your Kids In New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend
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Saturday, April 23

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair
Where? Greenwich St (between Hubert and Chambers streets), Tribeca
When? From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How Much? Free
The annual Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair offers kids an opportunity to learn the magic of filmmaking. Catch workshops and screenings including the animated shorts program "StoryCorps" at 2 p.m. (Tribeca Film Center Screening Room, 375 Greenwich St, Tribeca) and the cult classic Ghostbusters at 3 p.m. (Regal Cinemas, Battery Park). For the full schedule of activities, head to www.tribecafilm.com.

DUMBO Family Festival
Where? DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Columbia Waterfront District
When? 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How Much? Free
DUMBO Family Festival presents free performances, games and activities including tours of the Environmental Education Center, a family friendly dance party, crafts and face painting for the first 100 kids.

Ethical Philosophy for Kids
Where? Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway, Chinatown
When? 3:30 p.m.
How Much? Free
This workshop presented by the Intellectual Kids Club examines what is right and wrong in an introductory discussion on ethical philosophy for kids. Influential philosophical views will be discussed and there will be plenty of time for questions. Activities, games and art projects will also be integrated into the workshop. For ages 5 years and older. 

Sunday, April 24
Irish Outsiders
Where? The Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St., Lower East Side
When? Tours begin at 11:15 a.m. and run through the day. Final tour is 4:45 p.m.
How Much? $25 / $20
The Tenement Museum tells the stories of New York City’s early immigrants. Housed in a tenement building that has been home to an estimated 7,000 working class immigrants, you can tour the premises and meet the residents who originally lived there — played by costumed interpreters. On this tour you meet the Moores, an Irish immigrant family struggling with prejudice while celebrating their Irish identity in 1869 New York. 

Jazz for Kids
Where? Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Midtown
When? From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
How Much?  Free - though bookings can be made here.
Catch the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra at their weekly performance at one of New York City’s best jazz venues. The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra gives young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform with acclaimed guest musicians, who also present workshops for the students prior to their public performances.  

Beneath the Ice: Immersive Dome Installation
Where? Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, American Museum of Natural History,
Central Park West at 79th Street, Upper West Side
When? Through May 27, 2016
How Much? Free for Members or with Museum Admission
While you’re checking out the "Dinosaurs Among Us" or "The Secret World Inside You" exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History, take a deep dive into Antarctic waters to explore "Beneath the Ice"; an immersive dome installation in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, showcasing a stunning array of marine life that flourishes in the Antarctic ice.