[NY] April 18-19, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

This Weekend
The Very Hungry Caterpillar @ Emlin Theater
When: April 18, 2015 11am or 1:30pm
Details: The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of an extremely tiny but very hungry caterpillar who munches his way through an amazing variety of foods as he approaches his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Ages 3+ $15

Cherry Blossom Festival @ Newark, NJ
When: April 18 11am-3pm Family Fun Day; April 19, 2015 11am-5pm Bloomfest
Where: Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ
Details: One of the most popular places for watching Cherry Blossom near NYC is the Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. Japanese cherry blossoms predominate among the more than 4000 cherry blossom trees in the park. Each year, thousands of people visit the park during the cherry blossom festival. The Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday April 18 from 11am-3pm. The Bloomfest is scheduled for Sunday April 19th from 11am - 5pm. (http://newark1.com/branchbrook)

For information on other Cherry Blossom Festivals in New York/New Jersey area, please read this blog Cherry Blossom Festival Guide

Signs of Spring @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday April 18, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Hibernation is over and spring is here! Explore our trails with a naturalist and see who is awake after a long winter nap. Hear a short story and meet some live animals to learn how we welcome spring at the Nature Center. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person.

Connect the Aquatic Dots @ Wave Hill Garden
When: Saturday April 18, 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Make your own image of Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden—the site of this spring’s 50th-anniversary art installation. Then let visiting artist Melissa Brown take you through some simple steps to help connect the dots from your image to create a group animation project, on view through the month of May.  A Wave Hill at 50 anniversary project. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Nature Awareness through Drawing @ Rye
When: Saturday April 18, 2015 1pm
Where: Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye
Details: Sharpen your pencils and your observation skills! Nature awareness and drawing exercises will help you learn to see deeper into nature’s beauty. Bring a sketch pad, a ballpoint pen, and two pencils. No art training is necessary. Contact : (914) 967-8720

Early Wildflowers @ Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
When: Saturday April 18, 2015 2pm
Where: Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Details: With full bloom in the wildflower garden a few weeks away, discover the beauty of the early bloomers at the reservation. Contact : (914) 864-7322

Wag Your Tale @ Scarsdale Library
When: Saturday April 18, 2015 3-4pm
Where: Scott Room, Scarsdale Library
Details: Practice your reading skills with a storyloving dog! Registration is required.

Catch Me @ New Victory Theater
When: April 18-19, 2015
Where: New Victory Theater, 42nd St, Manhattan, NYC
Details: A kids show by Flip FabriQue from Quebec City, Canada. For kids ages 5+. Hoops twirl, diablos whirl, and acrobats soar—all in a day's work (or play!) for Flip Fabrique, the new kids on the circus scene. A high-flying show that The Huffington Post calls "a smile generator with the ability to enchant children and adults. A must." From bouncing off balance beams to scaling a trampoline wall, these cool kids of circus dare you to catch them this spring (before they bound out of town)!

Orchid Show @ New York Botanic Garden
When: Last weekend - April 18-19, 2015
Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other. Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities.

On-going
Tours for Fours @ MOMA
When: Saturday and Sundays 10:20-11:15am
Where: Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Details: Free Art Program for Four-year-olds and their caregivers. Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Kids must be four years old to attend this program. **This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Programs begin in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street (near Fifth Avenue)

A Closer Look for Kids @ MOMA
When: Saturday and Sundays 10:20-11:30am
Where: Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Details: Free Art Program for five to ten year olds and their caregivers. Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art.

Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show @ Central Park
When: Now through June 26, 2015  Saturday and Sunday 1pm
Where: Swedish Cottage Theater in Central Park
Details: Based on the classic English fairytale, this fresh retelling of the Swedish Cottage original production takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk. Buy Tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/28945/1425186000000

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