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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.



Free things to do with kids

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Sat May 3 - Sun Sep 28
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Clouds

  • Free
  1. Doris C. Freedman Plaza Fifth Ave, at 60th St
  2. Until Sat Aug 23
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"Grand Central Centennial Quilts"

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Until Sun Jul 6
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Fairs and festivals

New York Children’s Theater Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

The New York Children’s Theater Festival showcases new works for kids.

  1. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, between Central Park West and Broadway
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sun May 18
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Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The gargantuan street fair, hosted by the iconic film fest, offers tons of

Sakura Matsuri

  • Critics choice

You might think you're suddenly in Japan at the BBG's legendary spring

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Sun Apr 27
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On A Wing: Family Festival

  • Free

Every year, the On A Wing Family Festival features events that celebrate

  1. Central Park, Belvedere Castle Midpark, enter at 79th St
  2. Sat May 3 - Sat May 17
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Story time for kids

Books of Wonder Readings 2014

The Flatiron indie bookstore hosts readings and signings with local

  1. Books of Wonder 18 W 18th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Tue May 6 - Tue May 27
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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 Apr 26 - Sat May 31
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Greenlight Baby Storytime 2014

  • Free

Children's performers—including songstresses Miss Nina, Jesse Goldman and

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sun Apr 27 - Sun May 25
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Friday Singalong with Jarrod

  • Free

Tots can cozy up in the kids' section of Greenlight while Jarrod (with his

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Fri Apr 25
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Things to do with kids this season

Spring break 2014

We rounded up the best mini-camps and events—including a plethora of free things to do!

April calendar of events

With April showers come tons of great family events!

50 things to do this spring

Spring is in the air! Get outdoors for free family festivals, new museum exhibits and more.

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

Bessie's Big Shot

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

In City Parks Foundation's first production of 2014, Bessie the—what

  1. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre west side, at 79th St
  2. Until Sun Jun 29
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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. Fri Apr 25 - Wed Dec 31
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Cinderella

  • Rated as: 3/5

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

  1. Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway, at 53rd St
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Wed Dec 31
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Price band: 2/4

Whether or not your little ones are familiar with Michael Rosen’s

  1. Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College 199 Chambers St, between Greenwich and West Sts
  2. Sun May 4
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Kids entertainment

Eeek! A Mousical

  • Price band: 2/4

Aesop's fable The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse gets a contemporary twist

  1. Stage 72 158 W 72nd St, between Columbus Ave and Broadway
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Sat May 31
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Meet the Music! Concert Series 2013-2014

  • Price band: 2/4

This kids' concert series injects a little wacky flavor into classical

  1. Alice Tully Hall (at Lincoln Center) 1941 Broadway, at 65th St
  2. Sun May 11
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Family Flea Edutainment at P.S. 321

  • Free

The Brooklyn Flea at P.S. 321 welcomes special kids' programming, bringing

  1. P.S. 321 180 Seventh Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Sts
  2. Sat May 3 - Sat Jun 21
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Angelina Ballerina the Musical

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The rosy-hued dancing mouse takes to the stage in this adaptation of the

  1. Vital Children’s Theatre 2162 Broadway, at 76th St, fourth floor
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Sun Apr 27
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Events for kids by date

  1. Clouds

    Every spring, an installation takes up residence i...

  2. Aladdin

    Charming street urchin Aladdin brings his exotic w...

  3. Cirque du Soleil:...

    The famed circus troupe takes up a month-long resi...

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