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

Family movies on Netflix for all ages
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Family movies on Netflix for all ages

Consider this your ultimate guide to family movies on Netflix!

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Best family comedy movies to watch with the kids
Movies

Best family comedy movies to watch with the kids

We rounded up the best family comedy movies out there, all of which are guaranteed to get giggles out of parents and kids alike. 

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Zoos in New York City
Attractions

Zoos in New York City

Thanks to the WCS, families have the opportunity to see animals from across the globe without ever leaving the city. 

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101 things to do with kids in NYC
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101 things to do with kids in NYC

We compiled a list of 101 essential activities to make sure you don't miss a thing

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The best roller skating in NYC
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The best roller skating in NYC

Have some silly kid-friendly fun with the best roller skating NYC has to offer!

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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

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
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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
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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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