April Events

Spring Into Fashion
Where: Miami International Mall ( center court) 1455 NW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
When : Saturday, April 9, 2011
11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Easter Bunny arrival
11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Brunch & photos with Easter Bunny $10
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Easter Kidgits event

Families are invited to “Spring Into Fashion” at Miami International Mall. The celebration will kick-off with the Easter Bunny arriving in a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue truck. Then the Easter Bunny will hop on over to the mall to join families for a delicious brunch. Funds raised from the brunch will benefit Doral Relay for Life, which organizes nationwide races to fight cancer. Kids will also enjoy interactive games, arts and crafts and prize giveaways. The Easter festivities will end with a fashion show, offering attendees a look at the latest fashions for spring. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take pictures of the Easter Bunny.

Bunny Brunch to benefit Doral Relay for Life – $10
Easter Kidgits event – FREE for Kidgits Club members

To purchase tickets, please call Isabel at (305) 593-1775, ext. 224.

Families can sign up for the Kidgits Club, during regular mall hours, for a membership fee of $5. Membership includes a Kidgits Club membership card and T-shirt, scheduled entertainment and activities for families, a Birthday Club (including birthday card and gift redemption certificate), unique programs and offers, discounts and a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.

Minnie’s Masquerade
Where: The Falls Mall ( near the Disney Store)
When: Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
Disney Junior, a new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, is celebrating the debut of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade” with fun, interactive family events hosted by Radio Disney at Dadeland Mall, Miami International Mall and The Falls.
Local area kids and families are invited to enjoy themed activities including do-it-yourself masquerade masks. The Radio Disney Road Crew will provide on-stage entertainment inviting kids to sing and dance to the tunes of popular Radio Disney Junior songs from their favorite Disney Junior series including “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Imagination Movers” and the new hit adventure series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Additionally, the Radio Disney Road Crew will give away Disney Junior themed prizes at each event.
Cost: Free

Kampong Kidz Concert
Where: Kampong Gardens
When: Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm gates open at 12:45pm
Introduce your little ones to the drama and passion that is Opera! An adventure in learning and music appreciation for the whole family.
Cost: Adults $25 & Children $15
purchase tickets online

“Whole Kids” Club gets Healthy
Where: Whole Foods: Pinecrest
When : Sunday, April 10 11AM – 12PM
Healthy food doesn’t have to be just for grown-ups! Kids ages three and up are welcome to join us for this “Whole Kids” Club class, as Alina demonstrates how
to make fun, yummy and healthy snacks! This class is hands-on and parents are also welcome.

Margaret Cardillo reading from Just Being Audrey
Where: Books & Books Bal Harbor : 9700 Collins Ave , Bal Harbor, FL 33154
When: Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 12:30pm
Join author Margaret Cardillo for an Audrey’s Almost Breakfast Near Tiffany’s story time event! Learn how to tie a scarf and dress just like Audrey!
In Just Being Audrey, “Audrey Hepburn proves as irresistible a character in the pages of a children’s book as she is in those soigné roles of the silver screen.” -Publishers Weekly.

Eggstraordinary Eggscitement
Where: Pinecrest Gardens
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Celebrate the beauty of Spring, and celebrate the joy experienced by children at our 8th Annual Eggstravaganza, 10 AM-2 PM. As you wonder through the Gardens, you just might happen upon a pastel bunny or other cute and cuddly characters guaranteed to make the child in all of us giggle in delight. Lots of activities for the entire family including face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts or you can simply focus on filling your basket with colorful eggs in pursuit of that one Golden Egg and the special prize that it brings. This is one event that every child will want to attend, and parents are welcomed too! Admission is $5 per person.

PJ Library Story Time: Matzoh Time!
Where: Books & Books Bal Harbor: 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbor, FL 33154
When:Sunday, APril 17, 2011 @ 12:30pm
Get ready for Passover with PJ Library Story Time. The national PJ Library program supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children. Presented in collaboration with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Miami Beach JCC and the Lehrman Community Day School.

2nd Annual Pinecrest Earth Day Festival
Where: Pinecrest Gardens
When: Sunday, April 20, 2011 from 11:00am – 4:00pm
Williamson Automotive presents a day of great fun, great food, great entertainment and most importantly a great reminder to treat our planet with the TLC it deserves. Join us for the 2nd Annual Pinecrest Earth Day Festival. Get a front row seat in the Banyan Bowl for an Eco-Fashion Show presented by Miss Earth Florida, enjoy a wildlife show featuring an array of baby animals and feel the beat of some great live bands! There are green project exhibitions and vendors, workshops and more. Special children’s activities in our Historic Entrance Building including a Puppet Showcase with an educational message about recycling. Admission Free (Splash ‘N Play not included).

Earth Day Celebration
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Friday, April 22, 2011 from 11:00am – 5:00pm
Come and help the Miami Children’s Museum celebrate Earth Day and learn what it means to be “green”. Whether it’s playing our conservation game or creating your own recycled art piece, learning about the environment will be fun and exciting.
Cost: Entrance fee

Zoo Miami’s Great Egg Safari
Where: Metro Zoo : 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
When: Saturday & Sunday, 23 & 24,2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us at our annual Egg Safari on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. It’s a magical day at Zoo Miami with continuous egg safaris, fun activities, the Easter Bunny, and more for kids 12 years old and under.
Our animals will also get special treats in honor of the holiday. See schedule below:
10:30 a.m. On Saturday, the Bengal tigers will receive painted coconut “Easter eggs” and on Sunday they’ll get papier mache “Easter eggs” filled with treats.
11:00 a.m. The African lions will get egg-shaped blood pop in a nest of hay.
11:30 a.m. The sun bears will delight in their pastel-colored hard boiled eggs and papier mache eggs stuffed with treats.
1:00 p.m. The Asian elephants will enjoy giant Easter baskets filled with coconuts painted like eggs.
2:00 p.m. The harpy eagles will tear apart their papier mache eggs filled with with meat .
2:30 p.m. The Malayan tapir will get painted coconut “Easter eggs.”
3:00 p.m. The African elephants will crush their giant Easter baskets to eat their yummy coconut “Easter eggs.”
3:30 p.m. The Asian small-clawed otters will gobble up their pastel-colored hard boiled eggs.
So don’t miss a minute of the fun!

Whole Kids Club Activity: Plant an Egg Carton Garden
Where: Whole Foods : Pinecrest
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kids ages three and up are invited to join us for a fun, hands-on activity to celebrate Earth month. After coloring your eggs for Easter this year, save those egg cartons! We’ll help you put them to good use! Have your child bring their recycled egg carton to this activity, and we’ll help them create their very own egg carton garden!

Eggstreme Egg Hunt
Where: Coral Gables War Memorial Park
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
The celebration will kick off with an EGG HUNT at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center Field where will be evenly distributed over the field. Find a and win a fabulous prize! Timing is so crucial for the EGG HUNT that you will miss it if you are late! Immediately following the Egg Hunt CHECK OUT THE EGG HUNT CARNIVAL!

Easter at The Little Farm
Where: The Little Farm
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 9am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm
Reservations Required! Petting Farm , Pony Rides, Tour & Egg Hunt (last)
2 hours of activities include:
Petting farm, pony rides, tour of the farm and an egg hunt ( last).
Reservations required 305-258-3186. Call soon! Space limited.
Cost: $12 per child, Adults $6 each
We will have : Hot dogs, chips, soda and soft drinks,  at an additional cost or bring your own snack. (No coolers/ large meals or alcohol permitted)

Spring Eggstravaganza
Where: North Shore Park and Youth Center: 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:30pm
Enjoy the amusements, crafts and photos with the Bunny. Concessions will be sold. The egg hunt will be held at 11:00am.

Spring Fling
Where: Miami Lakes Community Center West: 15151 Montrose Road, Miami Lakes, FL 33016
When: April 23, 2011 @ 9:00am
Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 9:00am for children 12 and under.
Earth Day Fair will be featuring a performance by Earthman, a tree planting ceremony, our local schools, and dozens of other exhibitors.
Paint a picture for your mom!

Gourmet Food Trucks
Where: 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00am
For foodies craving an ocean view along with delicious eats! Just in time for Easter holiday weekend, when families flock to Haulover for reunions and recreation. The popular food trucks will be welcoming patrons from 11:00am to sundown, April 23rd & 24th.

Explore a Real Underground Cave
Where: Camp Owaissa Bauer Park : 17001 SW 264th St, Homestead , FL 33031
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Your afternoon journey takes you through the park’s pine rockland trails, where you’ll discover wildlife and a real underground cave! In the evening there’s a presentation on South Florida owls, followed by a call of the resident Easter Screech owls and a marshmallow toast around the campfire.
Cost: $8 for adults ; $6 for children ages 12 and under.
Reservations are required. Contact Pam Rose @ (305)247-6016

Spring Fling
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Spring is here and we want to celebrate! Join us for a day of arts & crafts, games, and more! We will even have an egg hunt around the museum!
Cost: Entrance Fee

Easter Brunch at Fairchild
Where: Fairchild Gardens ( visitor center)
When: Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 10:30am – 2:30pm
Belgium waffles, made-to-order omelets, scrumptious salads and a carving station topped off with desserts to die for. It’s all  on the menu for this year’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet.
Come and celebrate this special day and enjoy the springtime magic of Fairchild.
View a full menu.
$40 for Adults, 18% service charge and 7% sales tax additional,
Children 5-12 are half price, Children under 5 are free.
For reservations, please call 305.256.8399.

Family Friday Cinema: Tangled
Where: Pinecrest Gardens
When: Friday, April 29, 2011
Continues with Tangled, an exciting new twist to the classic fable of Rapunzel. We open our gates at 6pm for pizza and hot dogs, and fresh popcorn. Birthday party information is available at 305.669.6990. Film begins at 7:30 PM. (There might be a short delay to accommodate sundown.)
Admission $5, children 3 and under are free.

The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White
Where: Miami Palmetto Senior High School
When: Thursday & Friday, April 28 & 29, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Palmetto Elementary School’s Drama Club presents The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White.
Tickets available at the door. Donation $5.00

Art of Storytelling Festival
Where: Main Library: 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:00am
Free family entertainment featuring storytelling, music, dance, LEGO, Video Games, Face Painting, and Crafts

Future Foodies Club ( for Kids! )
Where: Whole Foods : Pinecrest
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ready, Set, Breakfast! FREE (registration required)
Future Foodies Club cooking activities at Whole Foods Market Pinecrest introduce kids ages three and up to the world of food in a fun, creative and educational
way. This month, local Chef Adri Garcia teaches the kids how to prepare nutritional breakfasts, without using foods that are high in calories, sugar, and fat.

Family Fit and Fun Festival @ Coral Reef Montessori Academy
Where: 10853 SW 216th St, Miami , FL
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm
Bring your family for a day of games, educational speakers, healthy food vendors and more!
Admission FREE with one canned good

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