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

The best things to do in the fall with kids
Things to do

The best things to do in the fall with kids

Finding great things to do in the fall is easy as (apple) pie! Take the kids out for fun fall activities like fall festivals, apple picking and even a visit to cool local pumpkin patches.

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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 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

Atlantic Antic
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Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Ave closes down for New York City’s largest street fair, now in its 42nd year and featuring over 500 vendors and 15 stages. But there’s more to see here than stands hawking crepes and roasted corn (although there are plenty of those, too): visitors can expect a lineup of activities about as long as the avenue itself, including an entire block dedicated to kids with pony rides, a bouncy house, face painting, a photo booth and more. All ages.

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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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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

This annual celebration offers plenty of spooky fun for tots and tykes, including a Puss in Boots performance from the Puppetmobile, an arts & crafts table from The Little Orchestra Society and fun musical performances. Festival staples like the pumpkin patch and the Haunted Marsh will also be available, too. Ages 1 to 8.

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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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