Make the most of what's left of your kids spring break! Melissa Chapman of TheStatenIsalndFamily.com will be here with affordbale activities and events you can do to get the kids out of the house. We broke it down by borough.
ALL 5 BOROUGHS: Thursday and Friday Kids' Week in the parks Offered in all five boroughs, this free program introduces kids to the city's wetland ponds, woods, streams and other natural landscapes. The Urban Park Rangers present a different theme every day, with complementary activities including nature crafts and insect trivia. Apr 6, 913. Various times and locations in the five boroughs. (nycgovparks.org). Free. Ages 5 and up.
Riverdale-Kingsbridge, The Bronx (718) 549-3200 wavehill.org
BROOKLYN: Habana Works Earth Day Expo An afternoon of family fun, including a market of green vendors and composting workshops courtesy of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Kids will also want to check out an observation hive that's buzzing with bees, a display of artworks made from recycled materials by Pratt students and an arts-and-crafts station. Sat Apr 14 11am6pm. Habana Outpost in Brooklyn Free. All ages.
Race Around the Farmyard Burn off energy in Prospect Park during an afternoon of kooky activities. Potato-sack races, stilt walking and other old-fashioned games will all be part of the fun. Sat Apr 14 2:303:30pm. Lefferts Historic House. Free. All ages
Celebrate Earth! at Brooklyn Children's Museum Sunday in Brooklyn They've got some seriously eco-friendly programming in the weeks leading up to Earth Day. hands-on activities and workshops where kids can get messy with clay art, experiment with heat transfer and even make projects out of recycled materials
MANHATTAN: A Closer Look for Kids Youngsters tour the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibits. This month's topic, "Before and After: Story in Art," encourages families to discuss what story the artist is trying to convey. Tickets are distributed at 10am at the reception desk in the Cullman Education and Research Building (4 W 54th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves) on a first-come, first-served basis, and include museum and program admission. Sat Apr 14 10:2011:30am. Sun Apr 15 10:2011:30am. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Free. Ages 5 to 10.
Target Free Sundays The iconic three-level museum opens its doors for free every Sunday. In addition to guided tours of the exhibits, be sure to join in free hands-on family workshops, theater performances and other interactive events. Sun Apr 15 noon6pm. Studio Museum in Harlem. Free. All ages.
QUEENS: LaMicro Children's Theater Workshop: LaMicro Theater is holding a FREE workshop every Saturday through April 21 for children ages 6-9. Registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, see www.lamicrotheater.org Queens Library Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
MetLife Second Sundays at the Queens Museum of Art Every Second Sunday of the month the Queens Museum of art expands its regular family art workshop and engages participants od all ages in a roster of studio art, family-designed gallery tours and live music and dance performances, inspired by the museum's permanent collection and changing exhibitions. Call 718-592-9700 ext 137 for more information. (Dial ext.136 for special needs) Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park
STATEN ISLAND: The Spider Monkey's Birthday at Staten Island Zoo Grandpa, the Spider Monkey is having a 40th birthday party. Sing Happy Birthday and stay for the presentation of his cake which will be at 2pm. Bring a gift for Grandpa and get a 2 for 1 Admission at a later date. Grandpa is registered at www.statenislandzoo.org, please click on the calendar to get the complete list of birthday gifts. 614 Broadway, 1:30pm, All ages, $5/$8, 718-442-3101, www.statenislandzoo.org
Celebrate Spring Family Walk Greenbelt Nature Center Come and celebrate the new life of spring by discovering the many different changes that are occurring in the forest. We will be hiking the Nature Trail for approximately one hour. This program is appropriate for families and children. Meet in front of the Greenbelt Nature Center. Registration required. 700 Rockland Avenue, 1:30pm, Ages 3+, Free, 718-351-3450, www.sigreenbelt.org
Staten Island Sunday Archery Basics/UPR Supplies and instruction provided. Willowbrook Park Archery Range, Eton Place & Richmond Avenue, 11am, Ages K+, Free, 718-967-3542, www.nycgovparks.org/parks/blueheronpark