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Things to do with kids in NYC this weekend

Looking for things to do in NYC with your brood? Hit up these fun weekend-long happenings

Children's Carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum

Children's Carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum Photograph: Marielle Solan

April 18–19

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret

  • Price band: 2/4

The beloved Bindlestiffs return for their 20th annual season with a two-day engagement, full of juggling, sideshow stunts, live music and acrobatic silliness.

  1. Connelly Theater 220 E 4th St, between Aves A and B
  2. Until Sun Apr 19
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Pop-Up Audubon

  • Free

Prospect Park Audubon Center staff will lead discussions and explorations of the wildlife in Prospect Park. In April, head out on adventure hikes to explore Leaf Litter Critters including soil dwellers, and fungus (meet at Eastwood tent). At The Peninsula tent, kids can also explore aquatic creatures on guided walks along the lake. Availability is first-come, first-served. Meet at White Levy Esplanade. Ages 8 to 15.

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Sat Apr 25 - Sun Apr 26
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Children's Carnival

  • Price band: 1/4

Trek out to the working farm for a country carnival, held in the apple orchard. Among the festive offerings are amusement rides, midway games, hayrides and a magic show in the barn. All ages.

  1. Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
  2. Until Sun Apr 19
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Egg and Spoon

  • Price band: 2/4

European troupe Lyngo Theatre Company brings its specialized brand of object theater to NYC babes. The interactive, intimate show gathers little ones in a circle with performers Percy and April to celebrate the four seasons with help from some props representing rain, falling leaves, snow, butterfies and the titular egg. Ages 2 to 5.

  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sun Apr 19
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Nitehawk Brunch: Once Upon A Time

Have your brunch with a side of kid-friendly flicks at Niteawk Cinema's fantasty film series, featuring magical movies that will charm the whole family. The indie theater will screen The Princess Bride (April 4 and 5), Spirited Away (April 11 and 12), Explorers (April 18 and 19) and The Neverending Story (April 25 and 26) to get the kids in the spirit, with the option of fare like French toast and breakfast tacos at an additional cost. Ages 8 and up.

  1. Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11249
  2. Sat Apr 25 - Sun Apr 26
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