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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.

Fairs and festivals

Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 24 - Sun Aug 31
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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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West Indian-American Day Carnival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This Caribbean celebration, known for having lively music and lots of

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Mon Sep 1
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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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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 Aug 20 - Sat Sep 13
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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 Aug 23 - Sun Aug 24
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  • 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. Wed Aug 20 - Wed Dec 31
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  • Rated as: 3/5

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

  1. Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway, at 53rd St
  2. Wed Aug 20 - Wed Dec 31
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Events for kids by date

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    Twirl, two-step or tap your way to Lower Manhattan...

  2. Front Row Cinema

    Head to the water's edge for free outdoor film scr...

  3. Marvel's Avengers...

    Superheroes-in-training are granted special S.H.I....

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