New York Family: Weekend Planner, April 13-15

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Our highlight reel for what to do this weekend

By Meghan Gearino

You actually thought Spring Break was winding down? This weekend alone lets you “go overboard” for Titanic events that were made for elementary schoolers or celebrate National Poetry Month with some well-versed wordsmithing. Not to mention, musical fun a la the Muppets and a bubble bonanza for the entire family.


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 pros.

Head to the 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.


Make a bubble sculptureor try on some foam jewelry at Bubblemania with Casey Carle at the .


April marks the 100th Anniversary of Titanic’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)

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)

Rides, food and cotton candy abound at the Queens County Farm’s Children’s Carnival, delighting families both this weekend and next.

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.

To read the full weekend calendar at New York Family click here.


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