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Best things to do with kids in NYC this weekend

There are so many things to do with kids in NYC this weekend! Here are our picks of the best events including concerts, festivals, workshops and more.

Stumped on how to spend the weekend with your family? We have a plethora of recommendations for kid-friendly fun, from movies and concerts, to theater shows and NYC museum exhibits for kids. Check out the best family attractions in NYC, which will entertain adults and the peanut gallery alike, then venture out to explore the 13 best NYC parks for families (that aren't Central Park) or monkey around on one of the 25 best playgrounds in NYC. With so much going on, your little ones will have no excuse for weekend boredom!

NYC museums for kids

  1. 222 Jersey City Blvd, (between Philip and Wilson Sts)
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  1. 103 Charlton St, (between Hudson and Greenwich Sts)
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  1. Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, (at 46th St)
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  1. 145 Brooklyn Ave, (at St. Marks Ave)
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NYC theater for kids

  1. Teatro SEA Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, at Rivington St, 10002
  2. Sat Dec 6
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  1. Theater Three 311 W 43rd St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, third floor, 10036
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 7
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El Gato con Botas

  • Price band: 3/4

Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project are teaming up for a revamped revival of this classic fairy tale at El Museo del Barrio's El Teatro. Kids will be dazzled by the fantastical Bunraku puppetry—including a swashbucking, boot-clad cat and a rotund and menacing ogre—performed by London's Blind Summit Theater. Ages 5 and up.

  1. El Museo del Barrio 1230 Fifth Ave, between 104th and 105th Sts
  2. Sat Dec 6 - Sun Dec 14
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The Three Bears Holiday Bash

  • Price band: 1/4

This seasonal offering of song, dance and, of course, puppetry comes from the talented folks at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Tots will see a mix of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas themes incorporated into the company's take on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The plot snowballs after Baby Bear invites St. Nick to star in Mama and Papa Bear's festive spectacular. Be sure to check the website for an updated schedule; showtimes are subject to change. No performances on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Ages 3 to 9.

  1. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre west side, at 79th St
  2. Wed Nov 26 - Tue Dec 30
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