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The next two Camp Fairs are this weekend! Come research the possibilities at New York Family's Camp Fairs--produced in collaboration with the American Camp Association NY & NJ--on Saturday, March 10 at Grace Church School downtown and Sunday, March 11 in Brooklyn. For more information and to register, click here. And for your very own virtual camp tour, check out


Support diabetes research this Sunday, March 11 at the 7th Annual Carnival for a Cure. From 12-3pm at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion, families can enjoy jousting, karaoke, musical entertainment and plenty of food all for a great cause. 

Contests & Giveaway

If you're a fan of musical theater, you don't NJ Camp Fair Dateswant to miss GODSPELL. And we have 2 family four-packs to give away! To enter, simply post on our Facebook page telling us why you want to see the show. Then send us an email with "GODSPELL" in the subject line. Deadline is Friday, March 23.

Weekend Plans & More     

In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, head to New Jersey's Izod Center for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's newest production Dragons. (Friday-Sunday)


March is already in full bloom in the Bronx. We're so happy The Orchid Show is back for its 10th year at the New York Botanical Garden where families can explore 25,000 different species of flowers. (Friday-Sunday)


To honor Women's History Month, the Brooklyn Children's Museum hosts HerStory Weekend where kids can be empowered by events about extraordinary females like Michelle Obama and the Maasi women. (Saturday-Sunday)   


Fourteen dancers, stunning costumes and the oh-so recognizable music of Tchaikovsky make up New York Theatre Ballet's rendition of Sleeping Beauty. (Saturday-Sunday)


Breaking world records, one science experiment at a time! See the crazy and hilarious Stunt Lab show which premieres at the Canal Park Playhouse this weekend. (Saturday-Sunday)


Prince Charming...the dragon-slayer? See the story for yourself with The Little Orchestra Society's performance of Cinderella & the Prince Who Slays the Magic Dragon. (Saturday-Sunday)


The Whitney Museum's March Art School starts this Saturday with an awesome theme: new media. Ages 8-12 will explore the 2012 Biennial with this three-session series that utilizes non-traditional materials, like photography and film. (Saturday)


It's all about Keith Haring at the LGBT Community Center for Families Play Day. Kiddos can tour Haring's artwork, participate in storytime, color in a Keith Haring coloring book and even create art of their own. (Saturday)


Get a jump on spring fever and head out to the Queens Botanical Garden for HSBC Children's Garden Family Day. (Saturday)

Spend your Saturday inside a fairy tale. The French Institute is hosting a family day that includes a ballet, an animated film and a Little Red Riding Hood puppet show. Oui! (Saturday)


Gear up for St. Patrick's Day and bring the kiddos to Kids Fleadh at the Tribeca Cinema. Short films, food and Irish step-dancing take center stage. (Saturday)


Discover the four seasons at the MoMA's free family screening, a thematic group of shorts entitled "Nature and the Changing Seasons." Great for kids 4 and up. (Saturday)


Allllll aboard the Magic School Bus! Head to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center for The Climate Challenge--an exciting musical about global warming, recycling and conservation. (Saturday)


Fluff those feathers and head to the Bard Graduate Center's Family Day, best for kids ages 6-12. Squawk at the bird-inspired shadow puppet show and then create your very own duck, goose or ostrich. (Saturday)


There are still tickets left to two New York International Children's Film Festival screenings at Symphony Space: Disneynature's Chimpanzee and The Beatle's classic Yellow Submarine. (Saturday)


We think your kids will be inspired by the newest generation of The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, who will dazzle you with their tricks and trades at the Dixon Place's Calvacade of Youth. All the performers are under 21! (Sunday)


Shake, rattle and roll at 92Y Tribeca with the Suzi Shelton Band. Be the first to hear songs from Suzi's second album, No Ordinary Day. (Sunday)


Are you on the hunt for a mini-camp or pre-nursery program for your toddler? Check out Poppyseed's Pre-Nursery Open House for info, fun and games! (Sunday) 

For even more events this weekend and beyond, check out our
Family Calendar .

Bonus Tips
The weather has been completely unpredictable this winter, which makes planning a ski trip a bit like playing the lottery. Go local. Plan a day-trip or weekend adventure to one of the family-friendly resorts within driving distance of the city. To help you get started, we've rounded up more than 15 great ski mountains nearby


Honoring 150 years of toys, FAO Schwarz salutes its past with a limited engagement toy NJ Camp Fair Datesgallery at its Midtown flagship. The display highlights some classic childhood toys--Mr. Potato Head, G.I. Joe, plus Barbie and Ken originals. Double bonus! Call ahead to schedule a guided tour led by one of the store's iconic toy soldiers. The gallery will be on display through April 10.

March 8-14, 2012

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