Dia's Top 10 NYC Event Picks of the Week (4/8 - 4/14)


By #myhood April 7, 2022

Check out the full calendar here! These are my Top 10 picks for events and activities happening in and around the Upper East Side this week. Don't miss out on all the fun, and please be sure to let them know you saw it in Macaroni Kid NYC Upper East Side! Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm events before attending. 

TOP 10 for the Week

Friday, April 8th

1. VIRTUAL: Family Storytime: Brother Reads with NYPL Libraries -  This event is online only. Join the staff at Harry Belafonte–115th Street for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books led by members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Ideal for caregivers with children of different ages. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children.  This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one hour before the event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. All ages. Free. 11:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Saturday, April 9th

2. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Movie at Dave and Busters: Hop on over for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Dave & Buster's featuring a special showing of Hop (2011). We have two great package options available for a morning that is fun for the whole family. Don't miss out on your chance to meet and play games with the Easter Bunny! All ages. $22.78 to $37.78. 8:30am - 12:00pm.

3. Discovery walks for families: In the Ramble in Central Park: Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. $5 per family (2 adults, 4 children max). 90 minutes; 0.49 miles. Belvedere Castle. A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails. 10:00am.

4. Barnyard egg hunt at Queens County Farm Museum - Hop over to the most celebrated egg hunt in Queens! Kids and their grown-ups will enjoy the thrill of this springtime tradition. Visit with the farm’s animals and enjoy a hayride to top off your day. BYOB (bring your own basket) is encouraged. Local food vendors will be on the farm all day selling their treats. Online Tickets Only. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets to the egg hunt area are timed. Please be careful when placing an order to select your preferred time slot, as tickets cannot be transferred. Tickets are required for children (ages 2 & up) as well as accompanying adults. Free for ages 0-1 years old. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

5. Family Easter Celebration at Scandinavia House - Join us with Finnish singer-songwriter Ida Metsberg for an Easter-themed concert and art activity exploring the unique traditions and children’s crafts from the Nordic region. In today’s celebration, we will learn about the tradition of the Easter witch  — the Swedish ‘påskkärring’ or Finnish ‘Trulli’ — who, according to folklore, would fly on a broom to the mythical island of Blåkulla on Good Friday to visit with the devil, returning on Easter Day. In Sweden and Finland, children dress up and go door-to-door in groups to wish residents ‘Glad påsk’ (Happy Easter), and receive sweets in exchange for a homemade drawing or Easter letter! Today we will dress up as ‘påskkärring’ (with painted cheeks and freckles) and make our own drawings to exchange for a special Swedish treat. We will also create ‘påskris’ birch twig bouquet arrangements adorned with feathers and yarn. Kids and Adults. $5. 9am and 11am

Sunday, April 10th

6. Art and Music Jam for Passover at the Jewish Museum: Delight in the captivating songs and stories from ShirLaLa—live in concert with two performances. Create a colorful Passover-themed work of art and see holiday objects on view from the Jewish Museum’s collection in this special in-person opportunity to celebrate Passover through art and music at the museum. ShirLaLa will perform two sets at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm. Ages 3+. Included with Museum Admission: Adults, $18 | Seniors, 65 and over, $12 | Students, $8 | admission is free for children 18 and under. 

Tuesday, April 12th

7. Hot Air Balloon Night Light at Camp at the Shops at Columbus Circle: Hot Air Balloon Night Light! for Ages 3+ (RSVP) at CAMP The Shops at Columbus Circle. Get carried away with this illuminating craft! They will see us crafting from such great heights; “Balloons? Wow!” they’ll say. It’s aeronaut just any balloon craft: you’ll take home a working, handmade night light to display with pride. This craft inflates imaginations, cultivates creativity, and is guaranteed to light up faces wherever it takes to the skies. Ages 3+. $30 per child. 10:30am.

Wednesday, April 13th

8. Virtual: Storytime- Fun with Mercy Watson with NYPL Libraries: Introducing Mercy Watson, porcine wonder! Mercy is more than just a pig -- she's Mr. and Mrs. Watson's beloved pet.  Whether she's sleeping in the Watsons' bed or eating her favorite, buttered toast, there is no end to the incredible antics Mercy finds herself up to. Join the Great Kills & Richmondtown Libraries via Google Meet for a reading of the book Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, followed by a lively discussion and some fun activities. For children ages 6-11. Free. 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

9. Hora de Cuentos at 67th Street Library - ¡A leer y a cantar en español! Se permiten 15 menores y sus adultos. Para 0-5 años de edad. Ages 0-5. FREE. 11:00am - 11:30am

Thursday, April 14th

10. Virtual: Let your Talent Shine- online music concert and open mic with NYPL Libraries: Kids and caregivers, come and sing with Caroline as she plays a short guitar concert for you. And then, kids can have their place in the spotlight! Children who play an instrument, sing, read poetry or stories or do any kind of act are welcome to participate with other young performers at our friendly online Open Mic. You can be just a beginner or an experienced performer. There's a five-minute limit for the performance. All children must have at least one caregiver attending this event with them. For ages 4 to 12. Free. 4:00pm - 5:00pm.