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Contests & Giveaways

Popular children's series StinkyKids is now a live show! StinkyKids: The Musical is NJ Camp Fair Datesdebuting this month at the Vital Theatre Company. And two lucky families will score four tickets each, plus two StinkyKids t-shirts--good for children ages 3-12. To enter, post on our Facebook page telling us an adorable story about your kid, even if it's a little stinky! Then, email us and be sure to put "StinkyKids" in the subject line. Deadline is Monday, April 2.

 

Based on the song by legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie, Riding In My Car is a pop-up book that illustrator Scott Menchin created based on a road-trippin' NJ Camp Fair Dates family of canines. New York Family has five fabulous copies to give away! Email us with "Woody Guthrie" in the subject line. Deadline is Wednesday, March 28. 

Weekend Plans & More     

Dive right into an adventure of talking dragons at the NYU Skirball Center, where the fantasy-driven tale of The Neverending Story will delight all weekend long. (Friday-Sunday)


Bring your Project Runway hopeful to the Children's Museum of the Arts for a special textiles program. Kids can create their own fabric! (Friday)

 

Gearing up for springtime and Easter, the city is already hosting two awesome eggstravaganzas. On Saturday, hunt throughout the entire Brooklyn Children's Museum (just be sure to pre-register!). On Sunday learn all about eggs before you find them at the Staten Island Zoo. (Saturday-Sunday)

 

Put on that fancy tutu and head to Barnes & Noble Tribeca for a reading of Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, the newest book in the fancy series. (Saturday)

 

Kids can experience the diverse culture of the Eastern Mediterranean at the Met's Byzantium and Islam Festival, especially focused for families, which will feature music and art projects--like a giant mosaic. (Saturday)

 

Did you know that Helsinki is the world design capital for 2012? To celebrate, The Scandinavia House is hosting a Design Your Own City Block workshop where kids can think up urban designs filled with bike lanes and playgrounds. (Saturday)  

 

Girl power! Check out the Nimbaya! performance at Symphony Space to see an all-female West African troupe dance and play the djembe, a percussion-like instrument that is usually reserved for males. (Saturday)

 

Cruise on over to Book Court General Books in Brooklyn for a reading and signing with illustrator Scott Menchin for his new book, Riding In My Car, based on the Woody Guthrie track. P.S. Don't miss the giveaway above! (Saturday)

 

Celebrate 25 years of magic at The Disney Store with their Stickermania and Storytelling event. (Saturday)

 

NJ Camp Fair DatesThe Scholastic Store is holding a Hunger Games Movie Release Party, where you can get your own airbrushed Mockingjay tattoo and participate in trivia. May the odds be in your favor! (Saturday)

 

Head downtown to J&R Jr. for their free March Music Madness Festival featuring Suzi Shelton, The Z Brothers and Jon Samson. (Sunday)

 

It's time to dance up a storm with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights at The JCC. The concert will feature songs from their newest album, What a Zoo!: A Tribute to All Things Animals. (Sunday)

 

New York City kids unite at The Gotham Comedy Club for Kids 'N Comedy's The New York Show, featuring young comedians slinging jokes about growing up in the Big Apple. (Sunday)

 

Monster costumes are strongly encouraged at Princess Katie and Racer Steve's Monster Concert at 92YTribeca this Sunday. We hear it includes a sneak peek of their new music video! (Sunday)

 

We bet young artists ages 8-12 will be inspired by the urban-meets-Euro style of the Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel exhibit at The Jewish Museum. The AM workshop includes a self-portrait session. (Sunday)

 

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

New York Family Events 

The final two Camp Fairs are next weekend! Research the possibilities at New York Family's Camp Fairs--produced in collaboration with the American Camp Association NY & NJ--on Saturday, March 31 on the Upper East Side and Sunday, April 1 on the Upper West Side. For more information and to register, click here. And for your very own virtual camp tour, check out therightcamp.com.

Bonus Tips

NJ Camp Fair DatesWith spring finally upon us, we can't think of a better parent-child activity than cultivating a green thumb. Kids can join in on the "dirty" fun with these tips on container gardening at home, alongside some great public gardens with fantastic children's programs  

   

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March 22-28, 2012

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