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Things to do with kids in New York, including events this week, free things to do, fairs and festivals, story time, theater for kids, and kids' entertainment.





Fairs and festivals

Brooklyn Kids Block Party

Rock along to musical performances by kid's favorites this summer.

  1. Albee Square DeKalb Ave, between Fulton St and Bond St
  2. Thu Aug 21 - Thu Sep 18
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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

  • Free

This free outdoor movie festival brings weekly screenings to the lawn of

  1. Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Mon Aug 18
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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Fill the dog days of summer every sunday with jazz, world and Latin jams.

  1. Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center enter at E 110th St and Fifth Ave
  2. Sun Jul 13 - Sun Aug 31
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Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day

  • Free

The all-day concert series sets the tone with a Baby Loves Disco DJ dance

  1. Hearst Plaza (at Lincoln Center) W 65th St, at Columbus Ave
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Things to do with kids this season

July calendar of events

Usher in the new month with stellar festivals and fairs, family-friendly performances, fresh museum exhibits and more.

50 things to do this summer

We’ve rounded up the very best of them, including the annual Summer Streets festival, City of Water Day, special SummerStage events for families and much, much more.

13 best NYC parks for families

Central Park is a given, but have you explored all the other amazing (and kid-friendly) parks in NYC?

Ten great weekend getaways

Ten weekend getaways to look forward to this spring!


Family getaways

Bounce Trampoline Sports, winter day trips 2013

Bounce Trampoline Sports, winter day trips 2013 Photograph: Joel Darelius

Bounce Trampoline Sports

Few things elicit smiles as readily as a trampoline—test the theory on your family at this indoor sports center in Syosset, NY.


Theater for kids

Mulan the Musical

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

China's all-female percussion group, The Red Poppy Ladies, returns

  1. Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa E.T.C. 66 E 4th St, between Bowery and Second Ave, 10003
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Sat Sep 13
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Puppetworks presents Peter and the Wolf

  • Price band: 1/4

For their summer program, the Park Slope nonprofit Puppetworks presents

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sun Aug 17
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The Little Mermaid

Go under the sea for an interactive rendition of this classic story about

  1. Galli's Fairytale Theater 347 West 36th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sun Jul 27
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Peace, Love and Cupcakes The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based on the popular chapter book, Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Cupcake

  1. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, between Central Park West and Broadway
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sun Aug 24
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Kids entertainment

Story Pirates at Hudson River Park

  • Free

Watch this wacky comedy troupe transform kids' submitted stories into a

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 25 West St, at North Moore St
  2. Mon Aug 11
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Intrepid Summer Movie Series

  • Free

Sit atop the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's flight deck to see a set

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St, 10036
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 23
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KidAround at SEE/CHANGE

The South Street Seaport hosts KidAround events featuring live music,

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Sun Jul 27 - Sun Aug 31
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Music in the Garden

  • Price band: 2/4

Head to QBG throughout the summer for multicultural, family-friendly music

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sun Jul 27 - Sat Aug 16
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Story time for kids

Greenlight Saturday Storytime 2014

  • Free

Kids' authors and illustrators (or staffers from Brooklyn's

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sat Aug 30
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