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

Things to do

Memorial Day for kids in NYC

With along weekend off from school, there's no excuse not to get out and explore exciting events around town! 

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Outdoor activities for kids in New York City

You'll love exploring the coolest family attractions and the other amazing outdoor activities this amazing city has to offer.

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Attractions

The best playgrounds with famous artwork in NYC

No need to visit museums to catch a glimpse of the best artwork in the city. 

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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

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

Spring programming at the High Line

Festivities kick off on April 23 and include some super kid-friendly offerings.

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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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Loisaida Festival

The Lower East Side celebrates Puerto Rican and Latino culture at this annual fest, which is now in its 29th year. Avenue C plays host to tons of great music and food, plus awesome kid-friendly activities like the Healthy Living Zone (10th St), which provides free dental screenings for kids, the Theater Lab (La Plaza Cultural Community Garden on 9th St) and the Eco-tech and Science Zone, which includes the uber cool BioBus mobile laboratory (9th St). All ages.    

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Memorial Day Fair

Come enjoy the sunshine and usher in summer at this fun-filled fair featuring live musicians playing Americana music, plus a magician. Kids can jump around in a bounce house, play carnival-style games, enjoy crafts like sand art, compete in a potato sack race, get their faces painted or nails done and try out temporary tattoos. Join in on the raffle or 50/50 to win prizes and money. Food and drinks like popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. All ages.  

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Fleet Week at the Intrepid

Celebrate Fleet week on the flight deck of this retired World War II ship. Start the week off right and view Naval and Coast Guard ships sailing up the Hudson River where they’ll travel past the Intrepid’s Pier 86 before docking. Throughout the rest of the week, the museum hosts tons of events for families like a free screening of Top Gun at (May 27 at 7:30pm), a vintage fashion show, swing dance demos and performances by big bands: James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band, George Gee Swing Orchestra and Gordon Webster Big Band (May 28 & 29). Don’t miss a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony featuring veterans and their families on May 30 at 11:30am. At the ceremony, guests can watch an unfurling of a 100-foot American flag and check out the playing of the Taps and a ceremonial wreath laying. All ages.  

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Go Green! Brooklyn

Families can find fitness workshops, a Greencycle swap station, eco-friendly goods for sale, plus an array of children's activities and live music and dance performances at Brooklyn's ninth annual celebration of all things green. All ages.

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New York's biggest events for kids by month