NYC FAMILY FUN

Celebrate Earth Day with tons of outdoor festivals including city-wide Car-Free Earth Day. Also lots of fun shows and kid-friendly concerts.

In case of rain, explore our indoor fun guide, with indoor events , playspaces & experiences, museum family programs and more any-weather entertainment.

UPTOWN

🌎 Choose from an abundance of Earth Day festivals - at the Harlem Grown urban farm, in Inwood Hill Park and an Randall's Island.

🌎 Learn about our environment at NYC Discovery Lab: Nature in the City at the Museum of the City of New York. Ages 9-12 can join a special Watercolor and Nature Exploration Workshop in the blooming Conservatory Gardens. All ages can groove to Uptown Jazz: Titans of Tin Pan Alley.

🌎 Wendy & DB Presents Ukulele & Percussion Stories at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.

UPPER EAST SIDE

🎶 Meet iconic American composers in interactive, funny L.O.S. KIDS – Gershwin & Copland ❤ New York featuring a full orchestra and young musicians and dancers.

🎶 Also at the 92nd St Y, follow Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook on a musical Adventure to Neverland.

🎶 Explore a park-wide exhibition, make crafts and see a puppet show at Carl Schurz Park Earth Day.

🎶 The Met hosts its magical Start with Art & Music for ages 3-6 plus Art Trek for ages 7-11. Play at the 81st Street Studio, then stroll through Central Park's cherry blossoms.

🎶 Join a scavenger hunt and art activity at Cooper Hewitt Family Program: Design Your Own Collection.

🎶 Explore an indoor forest of oversized fantastical plant and creatures (embroidered hand-sewn textile sculptures) at Fabricated Nature: The Odyssey of Wonder.

UPPER WEST SIDE

🌷 Admire over 100 varieties of tulip and other flowers at the free West Side Community Garden Tulip Festival.

🌷 Enjoy family games, a bounce house, crafts, giveaways, snacks and a book fair during free Healthy Kids Day at the West Side YMCA.

🌷 Five characters interact with babies and toddlers in Motus’ TREE, a fully interactive, multi-sensory universe.

🌷 Join New York Philharmonic for a multimedia, interactive Young People’s Concert: Composing Inclusion filled with storytelling, music, and fun.

🌷 Last chance to explore Lincoln Center's free installation Architects of Air’s Daedalum, a gigantic, whimsical labyrinth formed out of 19 egg-shaped domes.

🌷 Marionettes and music tell the story of a cow's attempt to join the circus in Bessie’s Big Shot at the charming, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.




MIDTOWN

🎶 Enjoy free, interactive, and fun musical activities and performances at Carnegie Hall Family Day: Spring Fest.

🎶 Find more music and a market at iNDIEPLAZA at Rockefeller Center.

🎶 Discover art through discussions and activities at MoMA Family Gallery Talks: Rhythm and Movement in Art.

🎶 Favorite characters come to life at Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure and the more intimate Fancy Nancy The Musical and Pinkalicious The Musical.

🎶 Broadway Celebrates Earth Day with a free concert in Times Square.

🎶 Inclusive circus I’mPossible features a Deaf ringmaster, an award-winning gymnast who uses a wheelchair and more inspiring performers.

🎶 Get $20 tickets to some kid-friendly faves during 20at20 Off-Broadway. See our guide to saving on show tix all year round.

CHELSEA/FLATIRON

🎨 Get creative at Whitney Museum Open Studio.

🎨 Make a planter shaped like an animal from the Himalayas at free Rubin Family Sundays: Planting Seeds of Paradise.

🎨 Save on a vibrant, immersive digital experience during Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies Pay What You May Day.

🎨 Step into a musical adventure in the joyful, rainbow-colored world of Trolls x CAMP.

DOWNTOWN

🌎 Cel­e­brate the pow­er of native plants through free edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties and work­shops, a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry mur­al and more at Earth Day on Gov­er­nors Island.

🌎 Earth Day themed open air fair STEAM Dream in Rockefeller Park features engaging activities and a live performance from the Stem Queen.

🌎 Join sustainable castle construction, Lego building, upcycled crafts, a magic show with an Earth Day twist and more at Seaport Kids x Earth Day.

🌎 Learn about flowering plants indigenous to the Americas, their different uses and significance during Earth Day: Native Blooms at the always-free National Museum of the American Indian with interactive imagiNATIONS Activity Center.

 

🌎 Explore and design Ornamental Animals On NYC Skyscrapers at the Skyscraper Museum, which also hosts green Monopoly on Tuesday.

🌎 Craft blossoming paper flowers and colorful kites at MOCACREATE: Chinatown in Bloom and design chairs at Art Making with MoMA at the Soho MoMA store.

🌎 Enjoy an interactive Shakespeare-inspired marionette show followed by a puppet making craft in a playground at this week's Playscape Performs.




BROOKLYN

🎶 Rock out with Rolie Polie Guacamole at the Jalopy on Saturday and The Crow Family Band at Shapeshifter Lab on Sunday.

🎶 Join Brooklyn Children's Museum for a week-long Earth Rocks!, featuring STEAM-inspired programs, dynamic performances, hands-on workshops, and art projects.

🎶 Resident Wyckoff poet and beekeeper James leads hands-on poetry & writing activities for all ages at Farmhouse Family Day: Poet-Tree Day.

🎶 Skate with a view at the Pier 2 Roller Rink and stop by Open Hours at Brooklyn Bridge Park Environmental Education Center for animal interactions.

QUEENS

🎡 Merry Go Round in the orchard and enjoy assorted carnival rides, hayrides, midway games, local food vendors, and visits with farm animals at the Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival at Queens County Farm Museum.

🎡 Pick up an Earth-Day themed Gallery Kit at the Noguchi Museum on Saturday with more Earth Day activities & film screenings on Sunday.

🎡 Join interactive STEM activities, letter-writing and special performances during New York Hall of Science's Earth Celebration Week. Visit delicious, diverse Queens International Night Market in the parking lot of Saturday and a cherry blossoms framing the Unisphere anytime, one of many indoor and outdoor attractions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Find more family fun in Queens, the Bronx and beyond NYC.




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