NYC Listings: Best of the picks, March 23-24 (a lot FREE)




SATURDAY MARCH 23
Children’s Art Workshop @ Tompkins Square Library
FREE. The Art Loisaida Foundation will host a wonderful children’s art workshop. All children are welcome.

MARCH for the Earth
FREE. Celebrate the Vernal Equinox at the Queens Botanical Garden with a day of environmental service. Volunteers can help weed and plant in the Garden to prepare for the upcoming season, then participants will march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere. Light refreshments will be served. Register to rforlenza@queensbotanical.org. Ages 5 and up.
Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave


SUNDAY MARCH 24
Eggs-Travaganza – Easter Egg Hunt! @ Brooklyn Children's Museum
(Members $5, non-members $14) Join in with this big museum egg hunt! Will they hold prizes, treats or golden tickets? Exhibit areas will be divided by age groups with timed entry tickets, so even the littlest hunters are sure to find treasures! Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect your treasures. After the hunt there will be a private craft area for family fun!

Poppy Seed Players: Young Moses @ Merkin Concert Hall
($20) Young Moses is a hilarious re-telling of the story of Passover, featuring an angst-ridden teenaged Moses with an identity crisis, an eccentric Miriam who plays timbrel in the All-Slave Orchestra, and a giddy, child-friendly approach to life best summarized by the opening number, “Use Your Imagination.”

MoMA Design Store Book Series: Joe McKendryFREE
FREE. RISD professor Joe McKendry reads his book One Times Square, which explores the story behind the landmark New York City area. Ages 7 to 16.
81 Spring St, @ Crosby St

Senator's Easter Egg Hunt
FREE. In addition to abundant eggs for kids to hunt down, this popular annual fest hosted by state senator Marty Golden features music, games, prizes and other entertainment sure to keep kids excited long after the quest is done. Meet at Fillmore Ave and Madison Pl for Marine Park hunt; Bay Ridge hunt takes place at 79th St and Shore Rd. All ages.
Shore Road Park Shore Rd, at Fourth Ave, 11209
Story Time: George O' Connor presents Poseidon: Earth ShakerFREE
FREE. Brooklyn author and cartoonist reads from his graphic novel, Poseidon: Earth Shaker, which explores the mythology of the Greek god of the sea. O' Conner will also draw pictures for young artists at the reading. Ages 3 to 10.
Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave


ALL WEEKEND

Luna Park
FREE. Arrive early on the theme park's opening day, the first 100 thrill-seekers ride the Cyclone. 

Deno's Wonder Wheel & Kiddie Park 
FREE. (Wonder Wheel rides only) Deno's Kiddie Park in Coney Island will open for the first time this season on Saturday, March 23rd, from 12-5pm! The entire park, including Deno's Wonder Wheel and Spook-A-Rama will open on Sunday, March 24th, after the Blessing of the Rides at 11 am.



Building Connections: K-12 Student Design WorkFREE
FREE. The Center for Architecture Foundation is hosting its annual exhibition of student work for the year. Check out what the K-12th grade students have created, from building models and sketches to photography, and discover the curriculum behind the Center's educational philosophy. All ages.
Center for Architecture Foundation Summer@theCenter 
536 La Guardia Pl, between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts, 10012
SOURCES: newyorkloveskids.comwww.timeout.com/new-york-kids
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