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

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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 things to do in New York with kids

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50 things to do in the winter with kids in New York City

Our jam-packed list of fun family events will keep the kids busy from November until March.

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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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Attractions

The 50 best family attractions in NYC

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

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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

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BAMkids Film Festival

Each year, this incredibly popular festival proves that kids have an appetite for more than the same old Saturday-morning cartoons. For its 18th edition, BAM will present a stimulating lineup of over 70 feature films and shorts from creatives in 25 different countries. Whimsical live-action and animated tales starring young protagonists, mythical creatures and more keep youngsters of all ages captivated. Grab tickets early for flicks like The Secret Society of Souptown—a story about four brave kids who use their hide-and-seek skills to help save their city—and make sure to check out curated shorts programs surrounding themes such as magic and imagination. Throughout the weekend, families can enjoy live performances and get in on drawing and comic book–making workshops at the BAMkids Film Fest Café. Visit the website for the full schedule. Ages 3–11.

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“The Discovery of King Tut”

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Tilt Kids Festival

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise present an arts festival specifically targeted to youths. This inaugural festival combines philosophy and music, circus and magic, design, dance and gastronomy in a series of programming featuring installations and workshops incorporating work from a bevy of French and global artists. A few of the artists featured will be creating their first-ever works for kids. Some highlights of the event include the collaborative installation “Anima” which introduces viewers to Mayan culture and celebrates the relationships between man, soul and animals as well as “Le bestiaire,” an exhibit featuring animal illustrations from 14 artists where kids can create their own animal disguises. On March 4 and 5 families can enjoy Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle, a magical cabaret performance combining shadow puppetry, jugglers and magic tricks and the Carnival of the Animals, a circus performance in which acrobats dress up as different animals on April 2 and 3. Various ages, locations and times, see website for details.

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Kids Food Festival

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New York's biggest events for kids by month