Your ultimate guide to New York for kids

Your guide to New York's best events & things to do with kids, family-friendly restaurants, kids' shows, kids' shops, birthday planning & classes for kids

Fun fall foliage cruises to check out ASAP
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Fun fall foliage cruises to check out ASAP

Heading out for a hike in Central Park or Prospect Park isn't the only way to see great fall foliage this season. 

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Best apple picking farms and orchards for families near NYC
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Best apple picking farms and orchards for families near NYC

Ready your baskets and little red wagons! It's officially time for apple picking. 

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September events calendar for kids
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September events calendar for kids

Don't dread your kids' back-to-school time. There are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy!

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The best kids' playgrounds in New York City
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The best kids' playgrounds in New York City

See our new and improved list of the best playgrounds in NYC! Can you visit them all?

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Great new kids' stores to visit right now
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Great new kids' stores to visit right now

With your kids' back-to-school time fast approaching, you're running out of summer hours to explore NYC's coolest offerings! 

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Upcoming NYC events and festivals

Atlantic Antic
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Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Ave closes down for New York City’s largest street fair, now in its 42nd year and featuring over 500 vendors and 15 stages. But there’s more to see here than stands hawking crepes and roasted corn (although there are plenty of those, too): visitors can expect a lineup of activities about as long as the avenue itself, including an entire block dedicated to kids with pony rides, a bouncy house, face painting, a photo booth and more. All ages.

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Live at the Archway
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Live at the Archway

The Manhattan Bridge Archway is the place to be on Thursday evenings this summer, when this free 18-week performance series serves up swing dancing, world roots music, DJs and more. Kids can shimmy along with lively latin music ensemble Los Hacheros on June 2 and marvel at the ensaring puppet productions of Great Small Works July 28 and Sep 22. Visit dumbo.is to see the full schedule. All ages.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

This annual celebration offers plenty of spooky fun for tots and tykes, including a Puss in Boots performance from the Puppetmobile, an arts & crafts table from The Little Orchestra Society and fun musical performances. Festival staples like the pumpkin patch and the Haunted Marsh will also be available, too. Ages 1 to 8.

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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival
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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

Young explorers can delve into the world of marine science at this family-friendly festival promising "a splash of science in the city." Hudson River Park and The New York Hall of Science will bring awareness to NYC's coastal waterways with a day of free, hands-on activities and presentations. See what noted scientists are up to, get in on citizen science activities and go kayaking. Live music and catch-and-release fishing will be on offer throughout the day. Ages 5 and up.

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