Things to Do

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

The best things to do in the fall with kids
Things to do

The best things to do in the fall with kids

Finding great things to do in the fall is easy as (apple) pie! Take the kids out for fun fall activities like fall festivals, apple picking and even a visit to cool local pumpkin patches.

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The best things to do in New York with kids

Spring programming at the High Line

Spring programming at the High Line

Festivities kick off on April 23 and include some super kid-friendly offerings.

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The best plays for kids in New York City
Theater

The best plays for kids in New York City

You can't go wrong with Matilda, Gazillion Bubble Show and Aladdin!

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The 50 best family attractions in NYC
Attractions

The 50 best family attractions in NYC

Thought you've seen 'em all? Think again.

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NYC museums for kids
Museums

NYC museums for kids

These NYC museums can't be beat—see everything from Star Wars costumes to daunting dinos

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Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Chanukah Festival
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Chanukah Festival

Known for their long history of providing family-friendly events and programming, the 92nd Street Y continues their tradition of throwing a fun-filled Chanukah festival this year. The day’s schedule of events is full of crafts, music, and games. The day will start off with holiday songs sung in English and Hebrew, followed by a “Miracle of Light” holiday show. Stick around for Jewish Drum Tales at 1pm to hear “The Delightful Story of Chanukah.” Throughout the day, little artists will learn to make their own snowflakes, dreidels, menorahs, holiday cards and much more. All ages.

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Holiday on the Hudson
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Holiday on the Hudson

Join Summer on the Hudson and the Riverside Park Conservancy for the annual holiday-tree–lighting party. In addition to the Christmas tree, there is a festive celebration of the season with live music and dancing. Kids can create unique ornaments for their own tree at a decoration-making crafts station. All ages.

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Grand Central Holiday Fair
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Grand Central Holiday Fair

Shop for unique handmade wares at the annual Grand Central Holiday Fair. The seasonal market returns to the east side of Vanderbilt Hall for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art, home goods, accessories, body products, toys, clothing, and more. And for the first time, shoppers will be able to shop for gifts and then take a break at any of the four Nordic-inspired food pavilions and bar. All ages.

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Columbus Circle Holiday Market
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Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Run by the same company that organizes the Holiday Market at Union Square, this alfresco fair offers much of the same merchandise as its predecessor with an emphasis on creating a European piazza atmosphere. Said to have been designed with Copenhagen and Munich in mind, the holiday hot spot is the perfect place to meet a friend, shop for the family or simply enjoy the novelty of browsing at the edge of Central Park. Look for handmade wooden puzzles, gingerbread houses and kits, and lots of sweets from local vendors. All ages.

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