Timeout New York Kids

Make the most of your city

Upper East Side

For a chance to savor the lap of luxury, head uptown.

What local families do

Central Park, naturally, is a weekend staple. Families flock to Saturday morning sing-alongs at the zoo (enter park from Fifth Ave at 64th St; 212-439-6500) and at the bucket swings and Alice in Wonderland fountain at the James Michael Levin Playground (Fifth Ave at 77th St).

On the blocks east of Third Avenue, you'll find a number of spots for tots to blow off steam. Kidville (163 E 84th St, 212-772-8435), which occupies a four-story space, offers more than 100 "creative classes" for babies to five-year-olds. At Jodi's Gym (244 E 84th St, 212-772-7633), kids ages one to 12 can swing, balance, tumble, jump and stretch while dreaming of Olympic glory.


Theaters showing family-friendly films are scattered throughout the district. Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street for the City Cinemas East 86th between Second and Third Avenues or the UA East 85th on First Avenue. Postshow, stop by Barnes & Noble (240 E 86th St, 212-794-1962). Not only does the store have a huge children's section, but it hosts storytimes on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


 


Share your thoughts
  1. * mandatory fields

Events for kids by date

Americangirl.com for Events!

  1. Annual Kings County...

    Older kids can enjoy a bevvy of stomach-churning r...

  2. Arts Island Outpost...

    Hop on board the ferry to Governors Island, where ...

  3. Bad Dancing

    If you enjoy the audition phase of reality TV danc...

17 more events »