Who’s ready to celebrate spring? The city is filled with kid-friendly seasonal celebrations this weekend from Easter egg hunts and family Seders to seed planting and kite making. Read on for all the details and have an awesome weekend!
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Enjoy this traditional Chinese celebration – families gather to remember loved ones and celebrate the arrival of spring. Create and decorate your own Qingming Celebration kite and hear a special story time about a master kite maker in Chinatown. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Upper West Side. Free with Museum admission. All ages. Event details.
Make a Manga Comic Book
Kids can learn how to draw their own manga characters and comic book from artist and illustrator Sakura Maku. Sign up in the lobby one hour before the event starts. n the lobby one hour before the event. Sun. 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Upper West Side. Free with Museum admission. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
Celebrate Passover at 92Y
Celebrate Passover at 92Y with a family Seder that includes songs, stories, movements and games to recreate ancient traditions. Sat. 5 p.m. Upper West Side. $25-$75. All ages. Event details.
See The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Stage
Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed Up Chameleon will be transformed from book pages to the stage using collaged tissue paper puppets that are quite magical. Arrive an hour early to create a caterpillar or butterfly puppet of your own. Sat., 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Greenwich Village. $20-$28. Ages 2 and older. Event details.
Plant Seeds at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Join in on a special outdoor garden ceremony – plant seeds to celebrate the opening of The Touchstone Center for Children. You’ll see pottery inspired by Richard Lewis’s poem Enchantments of the Earth. Sat. 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Crown Heights. Free with Museum admission. All ages. Event details.
Celebrate Spring at Shwick Market
Come celebrate the spring season at Shwick Market. There will be music, food, fun, fantastic crafts for all, live painting, street performances, and more at this family-friendly affair. Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Bushwick. Free. All ages. Event details.
Hunt for Eggs at Queens Botanical Garden
The QBG’s hunt, one of the biggest in the city, is scheduled to be held in their Arboretum’s Crabapple Orchard (in the event of rain, festivities move indoors). Bring your own basket and see how many treasures you can turn up beneath the colorful leaves, then play some old-fashioned games. Sat. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Redesign Classic Wizard of Oz Characters
Get inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and other Wizard of Oz characters. Then, remix and redesign these beloved folks, exploring the creative process of crafting characters for the screen using a variety of art supplies. Get there early and you can catch at 12:30 p.m. screening of The Wizard of Oz in 3D. Fri., Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m. Astoria. $5 plus Museum admission. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
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— Julie Seguss