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NJ Camp Fair Dates Now in its 11th year, the Tribeca Film Festival--which takes place April 18-29--always offers gems for parents and tweens, five of which we've hand-picked, along with three great mega-events for families


NJ Camp Fair DatesDr. Oz once described women's wellness expert Latham Thomas as a "fitness and nutrition powerhouse." On Monday night, Latham and her new NYC wellness hub, Mama Glow, are hosting the East Coast debut of Ricki Lake's More Business of Being Born. More info and tickets here.  

Weekend Plans & More 

Ages five and up can join the Children's Museum of Manhattan at their Play's The Thing: Jump & Thump workshop for some physical theater lessons from New Victory Theater pros. (Friday)


Head to the Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun with bi-continental beasts. The World of Animals exhibit features furry friends from Australia, North & South America and Africa--best for ages 2-10. (Friday)


Make a bubble sculpture or try on some foam jewelry at Bubblemania with Casey Carle at the New York Hall of Science. (Friday-Sunday) 

Rides, food and cotton candy abound at the Queens County Farm's Children's Carnival, delighting families both this weekend and next. (Saturday-Sunday)


Forbidden friendships rise above in Making Books Sing's revival production, The Butterfly. Ages seven and up will find out how two very different girls living in WWII Nazi-occupied France help each other during a tragic but compelling time. (Saturday-Sunday)


The Intrepid's Boy Scout Day lets aviation enthusiasts participate in activities involving all-things airplanes and spaceships. (Saturday)


The New York Pops show mad Muppet love when they present Jim Henson's Musical World at Carnegie Hall. Both afternoon shows will be joined by special guest puppeteer John Tartaglia. (Saturday)


Spend your Saturday afternoon with folk music's Elizabeth Mitchell at the Brooklyn Public Library. This interactive concert is for all ages. (Saturday)


It's Family Day at the Center for Architecture--and in celebration of the current exhibit Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, ages 5-13 will design a Middle Eastern building. (Saturday)


Permission granted: play with your food! Authors Bill and Claire Wurtzel will teach recipes from their new book, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts at Henry's Restaurant, followed by a book signing. (Saturday)


Blow out the candles--all 40 of 'em--for Grandpa the Spider Monkey! The Staten Island Zoo is holding a birthday celebration for America's oldest spider monkey and everyone is invited for cake. (Saturday)


Inventive kids ages five and up can create their own toys and superheroes to take home at The Rubin Museum of Art's Himalayan Games & Toys Art Lab. While you're there, check out their current exhibit, Hero Villain Yeti: Tibet in Comics. (Saturday)


Take your "Spring Break vaca" at The Japan Society for their all-ages J-CATION 2012. In celebration of the cherry blossoms, the festival includes concerts, arts & crafts, DJ dance parties and more. (Saturday)


Celebrate National Poetry Month like a true wordsmith. The Brooklyn Children's Museum looks to Earth Day as well, for various events geared towards ages 5-18. (Saturday) At the Poets House, join Douglas Florian for baseball-themed poetry and a writing workshop. (Sunday)


Take your Little Leaguer to Prospect Park for their Opening Day Parade. Afterward, join the volunteer clean-up, arts & crafts and traditional outdoor games. (Saturday)


April marks the 100th Anniversary of Titantic's sinking fate. To commemorate the event, The Scholastic Store is hosting a reading and arts & crafts session inspired by the book I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, best for ages seven and up. (Saturday) On Sunday, ages eight and up can hear a letter from a Titanic survivor at the Titanic Sinks! book event at the New York Historical Society. (Sunday)

The powerhouse duo
of Little Miss Ann and Suzi Shelton promise a great performance at 92YTribeca for ages 0-5. Join them for retro, 60s-style music with originals and folk covers. (Sunday)


Find out if Zorro, the man with cape and sword in tow, is a friend or foe. The masked mystery arrives at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center for one performance only, perfect for theatergoers ages 8-13. (Sunday)

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

Contests & Giveaways

The Jazz for Young People program at Jazz at Lincoln Center is hosting a family concert--What is New Orleans Jazz?--on Saturday, April 21 that will get your toes tapping. And we have a family four-pack of concert tickets to the 1pm performance to give away! To enter, simply email with "Jazz" in the subject line. Deadline is Wednesday, April 18.


The writer who brought young readers the Mysterious Benedict Society returns with his newest book, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas NJ Camp Fair DatesBenedict, about a down-on-his-luck orphan who also happens to be a genius. Two New York Family readers will win a copy of the book while another lands a 4-pack of tickets to this literary event at Symphony Space on Sunday, April 22. Simply email with "Extraordinary" in the subject line. Deadline is Monday, April 16.

April 12-18, 2012

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