10 Apr Seven Things To Do With Kids Over Spring Break, In NYC
So, you didn’t book a trip to St. Barts (oh well!) or plan to be in Miami over the break (NBD!). Considering NYC is one of the most sought-after travel destinations ‘round the world, we’d say, it’s not such a bad place to be. As Easter egg hunts commence and the weather looks promising, enjoy a little respite from the tyranny of school schedules and set out on an adventure with your tiny humans. After reading all of the “top 50” lists for you, we’ve determined these are the seven things to do with your kids over spring break.
See the Circus (really!)
The circus is back in town and for the first time in forever it’s a hot ticket. In Circus 1903, magicians from The Illusionists and War Horse puppeteers have teamed up in a show that features the good — acrobats, high wires, enormous elephants — and none of the bad.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Pl b/t 31st St and 32nd St
Through April 16
Exercise for Art
This time of year could not be more perfect for a walk on the High Line – not too hot and not too cold “at elevation.” As a bonus, conclude your walking tour with a visit to the shiny Whitney Museum and its very cool, kid accessible Biennial show.
99 Gansevoort St b/t Tenth Ave and West St
Get Schooled at ARTech
Families have been loving ARTech: Adventures in Art and Technology, a free pop-up featuring cool interactive activities to teach kids about the components of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). If you haven’t already, snag a reservation and head to the west side to experience it before it closes at the end of April.
459 West 14th St b/t Donovan and Division St
Through April 29
Look Fab at the Easter Parade
Over the top costumes and outrageous bonnets are the draw at this very fun annual parade down Fifth Avenue. Get into the well-adorned spirit and show your littles the meaning of strut at a casual promenade of New Yorkers.
Fifth Avenue from 49th St to 57th St
April 16 at 10am
Lace Up at Pier 2 Brooklyn
Newly reopened for the season, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Roller Rink is outfitted with character themed skates (think princesses and super heroes) and as a bonus, the park is offering skates gratis throughout spring break week. Make sure you plan to hit up this indoor/outdoor park with amazing views (and roller skates!) for some seriously fun vibes.
150 Furman St, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Egg Hunt on Ice
As an adult destination, an ice bar is novel; as the locale of a kids’ egg hunt, it’s pretty cool (yes, intended). The Frozen Easter Egg Hunt held at Minus5 NYC has eggs and goldfish (huh?) hidden throughout the frozen bar for kids to search and discover. Definitely beats slipping through muddy grass, no?
Hilton Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave b/t W 53rd St and W 54th St
April 14 – 16
Explore Gulliver’s Gate
The huge, brand-new exhibition in Times Square features iconic sites, famous cities, and fabulous imaginary worlds rendered in tiny, hyper-detailed miniature form. Check it out now in previews before it’s presumably totally mobbed. Timed tickets are available online.
216 W 44th St b/t Seventh Ave and Eighth Ave
Are you spending spring break in NYC? Share your plans in the comments!