WEEKEND NYC: (free, low-cost, local) stuff to do with kids. April 6-7


Opening Day Parade @ Prospect Park
Celebrate the coming of Spring and the crack of the first bat as Brooklyn Little Leaguers and their parents march through Park Slope and into Prospect Park. The ceremonial first pitch will be at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Saturday, April 6, 2013. 10:00 a.m. 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY, 11215. 

Shipbuilding Workshop @ Waterfront Museum
This family workshop is being organized in cooperation with Proteus Gowanus as part of their Battle Pass project - a series of exhibitions and events that pay homage to the Battle of Brooklyn. Workshop participants ages 5+ will make miniature boats from found objects and will learn about the important role ships played in the Battle of Brooklyn. Saturday, April 6, 2013. 1pm-. 290 Conover Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY, 11231-1020. 

Celebrate Spring with a free day of family fun events. Play carnival games, learn to ride a bike, challenge yourself on an obstacle course and strap on some roller blades (provided by a Parks Skate Mobile). Sunday, April 7th, 2013. 12-4pm. 776 Lorimer street, Brooklyn, New York, NY.

Experience the landscape through drawing this Target Free weekend with activities for all ages. At the Family Art Project, join artist Ander Mikalson in creating a large-scale line of drawings weaving and winding through Wave Hill. In the afternoon, participate in a collaborative project with guest artists. Saturday, April 6, 2013. 10am-4:30pm. West 249 Street and Independence Ave, Bronx, NY, 10471. 

Maps reveal amazing details about the past and present.  First, we will learn the basics of how to read the Greenbelt trail map. Then we will work as a team to assemble a giant floor puzzle map of the Greenbelt and we will place land use features on the map to see how the Greenbelt and surrounding land has changed over time.  Afterwards, feel free to put your map-reading skills to use with a hike along the trails and/or borrow a listening wand for a brief audio tour of Greenbelt natural history.  Program is suitable for ages 6 and up and takes place at the Greenbelt Nature Center. Registration required.  Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue Staten Island
Directions to this location Saturday, April 6, 2013. 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Event Organizer


Opening Weekend @ Queens Botanical Garden
Enjoy a weekend filled with fun and learning at QBG! Join in for garden tours, crafts, and meet Flora, QBG’s colorful mascot! $4 Saturday, April 6th, 2013. 8am-6pm. Queens Botanical Gardens. 43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York, 11355. 

Sun April 7, 11AM @  Karma Kids Yoga 104 W. 14th Street, 2nd Fl. NY NY 10011
Kim, Daniel, and Chuck (The Rockdoves)

Sources: NewYorkLovesKids & Baby Does NYC.

Thanks to our partner New York Loves Kids for events listings.