New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

Kind, thoughtful and experienced, Natalie Nevares (aka Mommywise) has helped hundreds of local parents solve their baby's or NJ Camp Fair Datestoddler's sleep issues. For this giveaway, she'll meet in person (or via Skype) with a family for a two-hour sleep consultation. To enter, email us at and put "Sleep" in the subject line. Deadline is Friday, April 13.


A buddy flick between a bunny and a scoundrel, HOP was a critical favorite comedy last spring. And we're giving away four DVDs! Just leave a comment on our Facebook page about your favorite cartoon character. Then, send us an email at withNJ Camp Fair Dates "HOP" in the subject line, be sure to include your contact information and address. Deadline is Wednesday, April 11.    


P.S. Tomorrow is the deadline for our Babymoon Giveaway at The Plaza Hotel, for details see here. Plus, it's your last chance to enter to win a 4-piece set of Skip Hop's Complete Sheet Bedding line. We have two to giveaway, see here for details.  

Weekend Plans & More     

The weekend is dominated by fun events for Easter and Passover, so be sure to check out our round-ups for what to do citywide. From cookie decorating to farm-fledged egg hunts, to a creative seder and Passover-themed crafts--here are picks for what to do with the family all weekend long.   

Was Abe Lincoln truthful
even at a young age? Kids can find out at La Muse Venale's Off-Broadway musical production of Honestly Abe at The Actors Temple. (Friday & Sunday)


Phineas and Ferb + a live show = sure-fire hilarity at Madison Square Garden. Be sure to get your tickets! (Friday-Sunday)

Laugh your way
through an acrobatic performance of Ahhh HA! at The New Victory Theater. The whole family will love this live-action and high-energy show which combines comedy and tumbling. (Friday-Sunday) 


See what life is like for an alien in a baffling land for the very first time. A weekend performance of Planet Egg at HERE--a diverse downtown art space--is a unique show mixing mini-puppets with live video feed. (Friday-Sunday)


Start Spring Break at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden with crafts, games & refreshing Johnny Rockets milkshakes. (Friday-Sunday)


Don't miss the opening weekend of The Lonely Phone Booth at Manhattan Children's Theatre--you'll find out what one remaining NYC phone booth does to stay relevant. (Saturday-Sunday)


Athletes ages 8-17 can hop, skip and jump their way to the Double Dutch Spring Sports Clinic. Learn how to jump through not one, but two ropes at locations in Manhattan and Queens. (Saturday)


Head to the Children's Museum of Manhattan to see Sung Heroes--a quartet of dancers who channel their inner superheroes. Best for ages 4 and up. (Saturday)


Let's make a deal! The New Museum's First Saturdays for Families program presents Let's Trade, a morning where kiddos can learn about bartering for goods and services--complete with dancing and paper sculptures. For ages 4-15. (Saturday)


Ooh and ahh at the kilts in Central Park's Scotland Run, then stick around for the festival which boasts bagpipes, photo booths and crafts. Three cheers for tartan! (Saturday)


Pop Art is back. This week's Sunday Story Hour at the Dimenna Children's History Museum spotlights NYC artist Andy Warhol. Plus, if you haven't seen the recently opened Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, it's a colorful must-see. (Sunday)

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

Bonus Tips

Mama Glow is hosting their second Annual Mama Glow Film Festival at the Scandinavia House on Monday, April 16 at 6pm. This year's featured film is Executive Producer Ricki Lake's documentary, More Business of Being Born. Get there early for cocktails and stay tuned after the film for a panel discussion!

Our star Yummy Delicious
blogger Kelsey Banfield has compiled her best recipes in her new cookbook, The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food into Family Life. For all you foodie parents interested in easy-to-prepare meals for kids who will enjoy eating the same foods as you do, we have five copies of the book to give away. For info on how to enter, click here .     

April 5-11, 2012

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