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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.





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.


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New and upcoming museum exhibits for kids

Keep these new and upcoming kid-friendly exhibits at NYC museums in your back pocket for the next rainy day. Should summer boredom (or bad weather!) put a dent in your afternoon, keep these NYC museums in mind for your next family outing. We've rounded up all that's new, noteworthy and upcoming in our favorite NYC museums. Click through the slideshow to see 'em all. You might also like 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall 2014 Where to see fall foliage with the family in NYC Best apple picking farms for families near NYC 25 reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family

The best salons in NYC for kids haircuts

Head to one of these specialized salons for the coolest kids haircuts in NYC If it were up to the little ones, then kids haircuts—like visits to the dentist and eating veggies—would be out of the question. Keeping a squirmy child smiling at the salon while they get a new hairdo is a tall task, but these NYC hairdressers have worked out how to make kids haircuts fun. The next time your tot needs a trim, book an appointment at one of these kid-centric spots where they'll get a new hairstyle along with perks like toys, candy and even chairs shaped like race cars to make the experience a real delight. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best family attractions in NYC Some of these decked-out salons even double as locations for a special "dress-up day"—one of our favorite themed days out—or made our list of the best birthday party places for kids in New York City! And who knows? It may even turn into one of your kids' best rainy day activities.   You might also like 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall 2014 Where to see fall foliage with the family in NYC Best apple picking farms for families near NYC 25 reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family Most popular content in Kids Free things to do with kids this Labor Day in NYC These 25 free, family-friendly things to do with kids will let you have a blast with the kids this Labor Day weekend without dropping a dime! With all the back-to-school shopping for new backpacks, clothes, supplies and


Fairs and festivals

Back-to-School Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

Cue the groans—summer is slipping away and school will be back in session

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat Sep 6 - Sun Sep 7
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West Side County Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Upper West Side gets countryfied with carnival rides, games, music,

  1. Pier I, Riverside Park South W 66th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sun Sep 7
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Family Fun Day for a Cure

  • Price band: 3/4

Support cancer research while having a blast with the whole family. At

  1. The Mercedes Club 550 W 54th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10019
  2. Sun Sep 14
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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 Sep 18
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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. Wed Sep 3 - Sat Sep 13
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Matilda

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Not since Billy Elliot has an English musical import been so hyped. And,

  1. Shubert Theatre 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Wed Dec 31
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Cinderella

  • Rated as: 3/5

Calling all princess fans: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is coming to

  1. Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway, at 53rd St
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Wed Dec 31
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The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child

  1. Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Wed Dec 31
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Events for kids by date

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