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For expectant and new parents with infants or toddlers, there are about a thousand good reasons to come to the New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20. It's an incredible family fun weekend of renowned speakers, top vendors and all sorts of kiddie fun--not to mention, our Ultimate Nursery Giveaway. Plus, the first 100 New York Family followers to reserve tickets (don't wait too long!) go for FREE by using the code: FAMILY. Everyone else, only $20/family, $10 person. Enjoy! For more info, visit

Contests & Giveaways

It's bike riding season! Score a new set of NJ Camp Fair Dateskids' wheels with this awesome Schwinn bike giveaway. We have one girls' Schwinn Spirit  and one boys' Schwinn Falcon to give to two lucky readers. To enter, visit our Facebook page and tell us your favorite place to ride in the city. Then, email us at and put "Schwinn" in the subject line, and let us know if you have a son or a daughter. Deadline is Friday, May 25. Want to up your chances of scoring a new ride this spring? Also check out Schwinn's Ride Of A Lifetime Giveaway.  


B. toys has proudly unveiled its newest building-block set,NJ Camp Fair Dates Stackadoos, for ages 2-6. Stackadoos will be at Grand Central on May 12 for National Train Day, and this is your chance to win them! We have five sets to give away. Email with "Stackadoos" in the subject line. Deadline is Friday, May 18.   

Weekend Plans & More   

Aspiring dancers ages 6-10 should head to Chinatown's PS 124 to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet. Boys and girls are welcome even without prior training. (Friday)


A Year with Children 2012, the Guggenheim's newest exhibit, kicks off this weekend. Bring kids ages seven and up for a special showcase spotlighting art from their peers. (Friday-Sunday)


CELEBRATE MOM: The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a weekend-long Mother's Day Garden Party filled with croquet, kite-flying, cupcakes and live music for the entire family. (Saturday-Sunday)


Acquaint your children with the art form of arias through an hour-long Introduction to Italian Opera workshop at the Dicapo Opera Theatre. (Saturday-Sunday)


Enjoy the earth through 15-foot river puppets and costumes at the Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant and Parade. Kids of all ages can enjoy live music and participate in oyster planting. (Saturday)


CELEBRATE MOM: French storytelling, performances and Mother's Day crafts fill the French Institute's Family Saturday, perfect for kids of all ages and their families. (Saturday)


It's part two of the High Line Kids' Museum Mornings series, and this Saturday's creative partner is El Museo del Barrio. Ages four and up will dig the bilingual singing, dancing and storytelling. (Saturday)


CELEBRATE MOM: Create a Mother's Day card that will touch the sky! The Skyscraper Museum's greeting card workshop is perfect for children looking to DIY this year. (Saturday)


CELEBRATE MOM: We didn't forget about the younger ones! Head to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab for two Mother's Day workshops specializing in homemade gifts: scented bath products and personalized, take-home gardens. (Saturday)


Climb Mt. Everest (on a slightly smaller scale!) at the Rubin Museum of Art's Peak Experience VII Sleepover. Children ages 9-12 are invited to learn mountain-climbing safety tips, leadership skills, and of course, scale a mock Mt. Everest. (Saturday)


Pirate School! is a hilarious, interactive performance in all-things buccaneer. Head to the Waterfront Museum where Professor Billy Bones is sure to school you on how to be a good pirate through magic, comedy and theater. (Saturday)


CELEBRATE MOM: For moms who love to garden, kids ages five and up should head to the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden for a Terrarium Workshop. Every mama deserves a mini-indoor garden surrounded by vintage glass, right? (Saturday)


If your child loves hands-on science, stop by the SciTech Kids Open House on the Upper East Side for a taste of their imaginative camps and afterschool programs. (Saturday)


CELEBRATE MOM: socialsklz:-) is hosting their Manners for Mother's Day workshop at Whole Foods Upper West Side where kids ages four and up will learn table-setting and meal-time etiquette just in time for Sunday brunch. (Saturday)


CELEBRATE MOM: Speaking of brunch, Dean Street in Park Slope is offering a great deal for foodie families from 11am-3pm. Kids under 10 eat free! (Sunday)


CELEBRATE MOM: Have a rockin' Mother's Day with 92YTribeca's Mil's Trills Collective Moms Celebration. The band will perform interactive songs with their signature ukuleles for ages 0-5. (Sunday)


CELEBRATE MOM: Surprise Ma with a sweet and creepy-crawly treat from Ripley's Believe it or Not! Mother's Day Cupcake Decorating workshop. With toppings like Pop Rocks, chocolate-covered insects and bacon bits, kids can let their imagination run wild. (Sunday)    

NYC Wildflower Week
kicks off this weekend, and there's a slew of great family events to look forward to in the coming days. Be sure to check out the Family Flora Walk in Prospect Park or discover the colorful salamanders in the Bronx's Urban Forest. (Sunday)


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

Bonus Tip

For local kid-friendly fun, Amtrak is hosting National Train Day this Saturday at Grand Central! The event will include train tours, arts & crafts and musical performances. To get on board early, check out our Q&A about family train travel, which covers everything from where to go to what to bring!  

May 10-16, 2012

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