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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.





Fairs and festivals

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This annual sporting event celebrates the fifth moon (or fifth month) of

  1. Flushing Meadows–Corona Park 111th St to Van Wyck Expwy, between Flushing Bay and Grand Central Pkwy
  2. Sat Aug 9 - Sun Aug 10
More info

Summer Streets

  • Critics choice
  • Free

From Park Ave at 72nd St to Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge; visit

  1. Various locations
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 16
More info

Harlem Week: NYC Children's Festival

  • Free

Enjoy the last stretch of summer and head to the Harlem Week NY

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sat Aug 16 - Sun Aug 17
More info

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 3 - Sun Aug 31
More info
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Things to do with kids this season

July calendar of events

Usher in the new month with stellar festivals and fairs, family-friendly performances, fresh museum exhibits and more.

50 things to do this summer

We’ve rounded up the very best of them, including the annual Summer Streets festival, City of Water Day, special SummerStage events for families and much, much more.

13 best NYC parks for families

Central Park is a given, but have you explored all the other amazing (and kid-friendly) parks in NYC?

Ten great weekend getaways

Ten weekend getaways to look forward to this spring!


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.


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. Mon Jul 28 - Sat Sep 13
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Puppetworks presents Peter and the Wolf

  • Price band: 1/4

For their summer program, the Park Slope nonprofit Puppetworks presents

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Until Sun Aug 17
More info

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. Until Sun Aug 24
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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 Jul 29 - Wed Dec 31
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Kids entertainment

Story Pirates at Hudson River Park

  • Free

Watch this wacky comedy troupe transform kids' submitted stories into a

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 25 West St, at North Moore St
  2. Mon Aug 11
More info

Intrepid Summer Movie Series

  • Free

Sit atop the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's flight deck to see a set

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St, 10036
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 23
More info

KidAround at SEE/CHANGE

The South Street Seaport hosts KidAround events featuring live music,

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Until Sun Aug 31
More info

Music in the Garden

  • Price band: 2/4

Head to QBG throughout the summer for multicultural, family-friendly music

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sat Aug 16
More info
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Story time for kids

Greenlight Saturday Storytime 2014

  • Free

Kids' authors and illustrators (or staffers from Brooklyn's

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 30
More info
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Events for kids by date

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