Just as we end with a week off from mid-winter recess, here we are again with another week off for spring break. Spring break is coming up quickly and families, including mine, are already planning fun activities to keep the kids busy while they are off from school. Luckily, there are a lot of family-friendly activities going on in New York City leaving plenty for your kids to do. Keep reading to see what New York City activities we recommend doing with your kids during spring break to ensure they are busy and having fun, and that you maintain your sanity.

Gazillion Bubble Show

The unPOPable GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW, began its incrediBUBBLE 12th year in New York City on Thursday, February 15. New York’s MUST-SEE bubble extravaganza, GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW has had 4,279 performances in the Big Apple and has been seen by over 700,000 people at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).

Get tickets to the Gazillion Bubble Show

Playing Schedule:
Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 11am/ 2pm/ 4:30pm; Sunday at 12noon/ 3pm
(Check http://www.gazillionbubbleshow.com for updated schedule)

Tickets Prices: $59-$79 and $99.50 (VIP package) and can be purchased at Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at http://www.telecharge.com

Running time:  60+ Minutes (no intermission)

For more information, please visit: http://www.gazillionbubbleshow.com

Gulliver’s Gate

Gulliver’s Gate, the miniature world experience located in Times Square, is offering a reduced ticket price of over 30% to residents in the tri-state area. Since its opening last May, Gulliver’s Gate has been a destination for travelers around the world to visit while in New York City. Now, they’re giving local tourists the opportunity to see the miniature experience in their own backyards!

Gulliver's Gate

This offer is valid online only from now until March 30th. To be eligible, you must reside in a New York City borough, Westchester County, NY, Nassau County, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Passaic County, NJ, Bergen County, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, or Fairfield County, CT.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, please visit http://www.Gulliversgate.com/.

Macy’s Herald Square “Once Upon a Springtime” Floral Spectacular

Macy’s is known for its amazing floral displays during the springtime, and this year is no different. Enter a world of magic, imagination, and wonder as the Macy’s Flower Show® opens the first chapter of Spring with Once Upon a Springtime.

Macy's Flower Show 2017 Finals FS - Barry Fidnick for Macy's Inc (18)

Macy’s annual floral spectacular will bloom at Herald Square in New York City beginning Sunday, March 25th and will be sprouting through Sunday, April 8th.  Once Upon a Springtime will transform the iconic store into enchanted gardens where the beauty and renewal of the spring season meet the whimsy of a fairytale journey. This year’s themed celebration will bring to floral life an original twist on classic fairytales, creating a world of personified flora and fauna, princesses, evil queens, fairy godmothers, and noble knights that lead to a wondrous journey.

Macys Floral Show

 

In addition to the magnificent landscaped gardens, Flower Show spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of special in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.

Cost: Free to the public, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular store hours.

Age recommendation: All ages.

For additional information about these events visit www.macys.com/social/flower-show/new-york/ or contact the Macy’s Flower Show Hotline at (212) 494-4495.

Spring Play Pass – A Season Pass for Bowling at Your Local Bowlmor

From now through April 29th, locally owned Bowlero Corporation centers in the New York City area, including Bowlmor Times Square and Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, are offering four fun-filled bowling packages that will give customers access to three weeks of daily bowling within March and April. Centers in New York City and surrounding areas that are now offering the pass include:

  • Bowlmor Times Square
  • Bowlmor Chelsea Piers
  • Bowlero Sayville
  • Bowlero Queens
  • Bowlmor White Plains
  • And more!

Bowlmor Spring Play PAss

The Spring Play Pass can be purchased here and the passes can be used from now until April 30, 2018.

Pass Pricing: from $22.95-$33.95 for children 15 and younger and $27.95-$37.95 for those 16 and older.

***Pricing options vary by center, and all packages entitle guests to bowl 2 games per day (including shoes) for three weeks from the date of purchase.***

Peter Returns at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park

Based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales, Neverland: Peter Returns is the Swedish Cottage’s spin on the beloved children’s classic. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the value of forgiveness and friendship.

Written by Adam Kilgore and directed by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s longtime Artistic Director, Bruce Cannon, Neverland: Peter Returns is a fresh take on the Swedish Cottage’s original production, The Peter Pan Game, which debuted at the historic venue in 1974 and was reprised in 2001.

Age recommendation: 3 years – 9 years old.

Peter Returns at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park

Show Times & Reservations

The production will run through September 2018. Please note the modified schedule below for specific show dates.

  • April 2nd through 4th – 11:00am and 1:00pm
  • April 5th through 6th – 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • June 25th through July 4th – Cottage will be closed

Show Days

  • Tuesday through Friday at 10:30 am and 11:30 am
  • Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm

Summer Show times begin Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, August 26th:

  • Monday through Friday at 10:30 am and 11:30 am
  • Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am 1:00pm

Note: Schedule subject to change, please check http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/ for most current schedule.

Ticket Prices: $8/children under 12, $12/all others.

Tickets are sold at the door, only when available. For group rates, school group reservations, and information on birthday parties, please call 212-988-9093.

To guarantee admission, purchase tickets online at http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre/.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Now through May 20, 2018, the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show extends its run at the DR2 Theatre (103 E 15 Street).

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative storiesThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie of enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. New York is currently the only venue that features the new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Showtimes

  • Fridays at 10:00 am
  • Saturdays at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
  • Sundays 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm.

Tickets Prices: $49.50, $69.50 & $89.50 (lap seats are $5 and can be purchased at the box office and are required for those under one year old). Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-982-2787

To arrange school time performances & group bookings, please email groups@hungrycaterpillarshow.com.

Every performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is Autism Friendly.

For more information on the show and tour dates visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com

Come celebrate the brand new Medieval Times show featuring the history-making new Queen, Dona Maria Isabella. Cheer on Queen Isabella and your favorite knight at the royal tournament featuring jousting, swordplay, horsemanship, falconry and our delicious hot four-course feast!  Whether you’ve visited before or have never been, there’s no better time to experience Medieval Times.

Use the code NJBlog36 to get tickets for $36.95 (adults) and $30.95 (kids) plus tax and processing. This exclusive blogger discount is valid on all shows through December 31, 2018, except the New Year’s Eve late show.  Tickets are available at http://www.MedievalTimes.com or by calling 1-888-935-6878. Medieval Times is located at 149 Polito Avenue in Lyndhurst, NJ.

What do you have planned to keep your kids busy during spring break?

I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets in exchange for inclusion in this roundup.

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