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

The best new kids' movies on Netflix in January
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The best new kids' movies on Netflix in January

Look what's coming to Netflix!

The best indoor playgrounds for kids
Sports and fitness

The best indoor playgrounds for kids

Expect awesome features like activity tables, mini slides and plenty of cool toys to share with new friends. 

The best New York pizza for families
Restaurants

The best New York pizza for families

Nothing beats a slice of New York's best. Try the amazingly tasty picks.

Indoor activities for kids in New York City
Things to do

Indoor activities for kids in New York City

Rainy? Snowy? Try the very best indoor activities for kids, including story times, yoga, play spaces and more.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals

The New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
Things to do

The New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Head to Chinatown's annual Lunar New Year celebration on Feb 5! Families can walk the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown to visit tasty food vendors and see cool street performances, and starting at 1pm, the parade will begin winding its way down Mott St. Don't miss January 28's noon fireworks show at the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival in Sarah D. Roosevelt Park, either!

Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster
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Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster

Celebrate the year of the rooster with an all-new performance from the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. The whole family will be enthralled by acrobats, red lions, golden dragons and white peacocks, all moving to the sounds of traditional Chinese instruments. All ages.    

Chinese New Year Celebration at China Institute
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Chinese New Year Celebration at China Institute

In the street just outside China Institute, performers wield elaborate costumes and masks in a traditional lion dance, followed by a kung fu demonstration. Head indoors for a tour of the Institute's galleries and a reception with food and beverages. For an extra-special New Year, families can sign up for workshops. All ages.

Inventgenuity Festival
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Inventgenuity Festival

Put your hands to work at the Beam Center's 2016 Inventgenuity Festival, where workshops and tech-minded craft activities all encourage kids to use their imaginations. Kids will make bobblehead clones, kinetically-modified crops, and participate in other craft-based demonstrations and collaborative projects. The event is free, but registration is required. Advance online reservations for workshops ($8.25) will be available a week prior to the festival. Ages 7 and up.