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

Your guide to getting kids back to school
Things to do

Your guide to getting kids back to school

Make your kids' back to school experience the best one yet! There's nothing like the smell of a brand new No. 2 pencil.

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The 50 best family attractions in NYC
Attractions

The 50 best family attractions in NYC

Think sightseeing's just for tourists? These family attractions will have you thinking otherwise—they're too good to pass up.

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Great new kids' stores to visit right now
Blog

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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Lunch box ideas every kid will love
Restaurants

Lunch box ideas every kid will love

Want to send the kids back to school with some spectacular treats? These lunch box ideas are perfect—plus, they're easy to make with the instruction of some amazing bloggers! 

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Labor Day for kids in New York City
Things to do

Labor Day for kids in New York City

Make things special this Labor Day for kids—there are plenty of fun activities happening throughout the city!

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Upcoming NYC events and festivals

Live at the Archway
Music

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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SummerStage
Music

SummerStage

It's back! The City Parks Foundation returns with its annual feast of free outdoor performances. This year features over 100 events (!), taking place in 16 different parks throughout the five boroughs. Little ones will especially enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Rich Medina (June 19, 4pm, Red Hook Park), Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players (July 10, 3pm, Central Park), Legacy Women (July 17, 4pm, St. Mary's Park), Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (Aug 7, 4pm, Clove Lakes Park) and DJ Spinna (Aug 14, 4pm, East River Park). Visit cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage to see the full schedule. All ages.    

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Family Performance Festival
Things to do

Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy presents eco-friendly performances for families every Sunday at noon. Attend a Father's Day dance party with Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground (June 19), bop along with the musical storytelling of Diane Edgecomb (July 10) and Catskill Puppet Theater (Aug 14) and participate in scientific experiments with Mad Science (Sep 4). Visit centralparknyc.org for the full list of activities and performances. All ages.

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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival
Things to do

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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