April showers bring May flowers, and that’s definitely true this weekend! Check out the flower patch at QBG for a take-home activity kit, this floral fantasy in Brooklyn for your next photo op, or celebrate the cherry blossoms on Randall’s Island.  Scroll down to check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!

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Cherry Blossom Celebration Week

Celebrate the beginning of spring with RIPA for festive seasonal activities that you can experience virtually, at the Park, or both! Event Details.

Electric Dandelions

The latest sculpture to arrive in the Seaport District is a tribute to the fleeting joy of fireworks. Check them out before they’re gone! Event Details.

Supporting Mompreneurs at TALEA Beer Co

Check out the only exclusively woman and veteran-owned and founded production brewery (and taproom!) in NYC! The Co-founders are both moms, so TALEA is also kid friendly, with both stroller parking and space for strollers at the tables in their outdoor seating area. Event Details.

TREEmendous Trees

Celebrate Arbor Day on Randall’s Island with crafts, games, and info about the Island’s magnificent trees! Event Details.

Spring up Market

Coinciding with the warmer weather and gradual reopening of New York City, the market will showcase a dynamic mix of original art, antique collectibles, jewelry, and cuisines from more than 40 local small businesses. Event Details.

Tree Ring Self-Portraits

This Arbor Day, look to the stories trees tell in their rings. Count the years of your own life to create a tree-ring self-portrait that speaks to your growth and the growth of the community around you. Event Details.

Green Meadows Farm Floral Fantasy

Picture Perfect! They have transformed the farm into an endless family photo-op throughout your visit. Take a stroll to the family selfie stations with thousands of beautiful flowers then meet the animals and explore play areas. Event Details.

Hands on History: Fun with Florals

Learn about the many uses of plants in the 19th century — from dyes to decorations to crafts to medicines — and make some flower-inspired crafts to take home (and maybe give a loved one for Mother’s Day?) Event Details.

Children’s Day From Home Family Festival

Families are invited to participate in full-body workshops highlighting popular sports from Japan including karate, aikido, and Tate sword-fighting. After energizing the body and mind with the live sports workshops, families can continue to celebrate with at-home activities to create their own traditional Children’s Day crafts! Event Details.

Flower Patch at Queens Botanical Garden

Unique floral and garden creature installations transform the QBG Farm into a fantastic flower spectacle creating an immersive environment and stunning backdrop for photos. Pick your own pot of flowers to take home with you, and a floral themed grab-and-go craft activity kit. Event Details.

 

There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!

 

–  Jesseca Stenson

 

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