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Events for kids this week in New York

Activities, events, performances, festivals and other things to do with kids throughout New York City over the next seven days.

Science Playground

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, climb a giant

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat May 30 - Thu Dec 31
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"City Splash"

  • Price band: 1/4

Embrace the warmth at this splashable outdoor play center. Hands-on

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Sep 27
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World Science Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

Shhh: Your kids might actually learn something while having fun at this

  1. Various locations
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun May 31
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"A Year with Children"

  • Price band: 1/4

Close to 100 imaginative, carefully crafted works of art make up this

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Sat May 30 - Wed Jun 17
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"Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters"

  • Price band: 2/4

If Hurricane Sandy has taught New Yorkers anything, it's that no one is

  1. American Museum of Natural History Middle School Institutes Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Aug 9
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Robot Swarm

Kids will marvel at the Museum of Mathematics' futuristic new exhibit,

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Sat May 30 - Mon Dec 14
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"Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Prepare to be amazed by the sophisticated strategies and unique

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Jan 3
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"The Helpers of the Secret Annex"

  • Price band: 1/4

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, The Anne

  1. The Anne Frank Center USA 44 Park Pl, at Church St, 10007
  2. Sat May 30 - Wed Dec 30
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"Far, Far Away..."

  • Price band: 1/4

Arty kids can let their imaginations run wild while browsing this

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Sep 6
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Paper Planet

  • Price band: 2/4

Australian-bred Polyglot Theatre creates a woodland adventure for little

  1. The Duke on 42nd Street Theater 229 W. 42nd St., Between Seventh and Eighth Aves., 10036
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Jun 7
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MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces

  • Price band: 1/4

This interactive space at the MoMA allows visitors to discover places and

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Sat May 30 - Mon Aug 31
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Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness-record holder for blowing the

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Dec 27
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Arts Island Outpost on Governors Island

Hop on board the ferry to Governors Island, where CMA will be hosting free

  1. Governors Island Governors Island
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Sep 27
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"Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot"

  • Price band: 1/4

Several New York City public-school students explored an exhibition

  1. Asia Society 725 Park Ave, at 70th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Jul 19
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Storytime at the Strand 2015

Each week, a well-known character stops by this beloved bookstore to visit

  1. Strand Book Store 828 Broadway, at 12th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun May 31
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Blue Man Group

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Three deadpan, blue-skinned men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry

  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Price band: 1/4

Help Jack find the Giant at this fresh re-telling of the classic English

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Sat Aug 22
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Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D

  • Price band: 1/4

Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin narrates this thrilling 20–minute film

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat May 30 - Tue Jun 30
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The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child

  1. 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sat May 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Wicked

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Based on novelist Gregory Maguire's 1995 adult variation on L. Frank

  1. Gershwin Theatre 222 W 51st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sat May 30 - Thu Dec 31
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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. 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sat May 30 - Thu Dec 31
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The Fantasticks

  • Price band: 2/4

The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical—plus, it's

  1. 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Sat May 30 - Wed Dec 30
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Bad Dancing

  • Price band: 3/4

If you enjoy the audition phase of reality TV dance

  1. Roy Arias Stages 300 W 43rd St, at Eighth Ave
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Sep 6
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Stomp

  • Price band: 3/4

Ideal for kids who think banging on pots and pans (and garbage-can lids

  1. 126 Second Ave, between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Thu Dec 31
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The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park

  • Free

The Public Theater continues its seasonal tradition of offering free

  1. Central Park, enter at Central Park West and 81st St
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Aug 23
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Aladdin

  • Price band: 2/4

This adaptation of the Disney classic tops the rest with its

  1. New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Nov 22
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Jeppe Hein: Please Touch the Art

  • Free

A standard afternoon in Brooklyn Bridge Park becomes a unique interactive

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sun May 31 - Fri Jan 1
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Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun May 31
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Natural Areas Exploration Days

  • Free

Randall's Island is rife with natural areas for you and your kids to

"Pattern Wizardry"

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids become "apprentice wizards" for a day when they visit this hands-on

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Sun May 31 - Sun Sep 6
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Little Makers

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids can learn about various subject through these hands-on projects with

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun May 31
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Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sun May 31
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PowerHouse on 8th Kids Readings 2015

  • Free

This season, the bookshop powerHouse on 8th welcomes and hosts the authors

  1. powerHouse on 8th 1111 Eighth Ave, between 11th and 12th Sts
  2. Sun May 31
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2015

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts, 10024
  2. Sun May 31
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Hill Country Brooklyn Fam Jam

  • Free

Hit up the new Brooklyn outpost of Hill Counry Barbecue Market for some

  1. Hill Country Brooklyn 345 Adams St, between Pearl and Court Sts, 11201
  2. Sun May 31
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Family Sundays at Citi Field

Take the whole family out for a ballgame with a few perks thrown when the

  1. Citi Field Roosevelt Ave, at 126th St, 11368
  2. Sun May 31
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Carnegie Kids

  • Free

Carnegie Hall sponsors these free family concerts throughout the year.

  1. Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch 10 Grand Army Plaza, at Flatbush Ave
  2. Sun May 31 - Thu Jun 4
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Walk-To-Live

  • Price band: 1/4

This third-annual walkathon for families helps educate parents and

  1. Prospect Park Prospect Park West to Flatbush Ave, between Prospect Park Southwest and Ocean Ave
  2. Sun May 31 - Mon Jun 1
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Beat The Heat Drop-In Activities

  • Price band: 3/4

Little ones can seek solace from the muggy weather with Monday drop-in

  1. 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Mon Jun 1
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Hudson RiverKids

  • Free

Head to the river this summer to see your favorite NYC performers put on

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 25 West St, at North Moore St
  2. Mon Jun 1
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Wednesday Night Tours

Take a scholarly stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park and learn about

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Wed Jun 3
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TADA! One-Day Camp

  • Price band: 2/4

Youngsters can spend their day off from school learning the ABCs of

  1. TADA! Theater 15 W 28th St, between Fifth Ave and Broadway, second floor
  2. Thu Jun 4
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Lawn Time on the High Line

  • Free

Do your kids like bubbles, stories, and sing-alongs? Of course they do!

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Thu Jun 4
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Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts 2015

  • Free

Madison Square Park hosts some of the best names in children music for a

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Thu Jun 4
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Cutest Pup in the Pool

Your youngsters will be much more inclined to join you for some shopping

  1. Artists & Fleas 70 North 7th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
  2. Thu Jun 4
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22nd Annual Red Hook Fest

  • Free

Dance Theater Etcetera once again turns Valentino Park into an outdoor

  1. Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park and Pier Coffey St at Ferris St
  2. Thu Jun 4 - Sat Jun 6
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Knightwatch Medieval Slumber Party

  • Price band: 3/4

Kids will be transported back in time as they spend the night under the

  1. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave, at 112th St
  2. Fri Jun 5 - Sat Jun 6
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Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Jun 6
More info

First Saturdays for Families

  • Free

In this month's edition of the free family program, little ones can see

  1. New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Bowery, at Prince St
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Figment NYC Weekend

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Governors Island explodes with artistic energy at this weekend devoted to

  1. Governors Island Governors Island
  2. Sat Jun 6 - Sun Jun 7
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Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

It’s that time of year! The Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort

  1. Brooklyn Flea 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Passport to Eataly Culinary Tours

Treat the kids to an Italian tour without ever leaving NYC! While parents

  1. Eataly 200 Fifth Ave, between 23rd and 24th Sts
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Discovery Garden Opening Festival

City kids can get a taste of country life at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Jun 6 - Sun Jun 7
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LIC Bike Parade

  • Free

Buckle on a bike helmet and ride safely at this parade on wheels. Before

  1. Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, at Broadway
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Jun 6
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P.S. 84 Garden Party

  • Free

Activities run the gamut at the Williamsburg elementary school's annual

  1. P.S. 84 Jose De Diego 250 Berry Street, between S 1st and Grand Sts, 11211
  2. Sat Jun 6
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New York Theatre Ballet Presents Carnival of the Animals

  • Price band: 3/4

Families can peek into an enchanted forest full of wild creatures with

  1. French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall 55 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves
  2. Sat Jun 6 - Sun Jun 7
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Urban Farm Exploration Days

  • Free

Every Saturday this summer, you and your little ones can take a break from

  1. Urban Farm in Randall's Island Park Wards Meadow Loop, at Hell Gate Cir, 10035
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Toddlers Rock! Concert Series

  • Price band: 1/4

Bring your budding rockers to check out the music-themed pop-up play space

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Bryant Park Word for Word Kids

  • Free

The kids’ edition of the popular Word for Word reading series includes

  1. Bryant Park Reading Room W 42nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Red Hook Fest

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Though you might want to leave the kids at home for June 4’s cocktail

  1. Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park and Pier Coffey St at Ferris St
  2. Sat Jun 6
More info

Toddlers Rock! Concert Series

  • Price band: 1/4

Bring your budding rockers to check out the music-themed pop-up play space

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat Jun 6
More info

My City Park!

For the second year, arts nonprofit New York City Children's Theater

  1. Marcus Garvey Park Madison Ave, between 120th and 124th Sts
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Families & Folk Art 2015

  • Free

Offered on the first Saturday of the month, this workshop invites kids and

  1. American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Sq, Columbus Ave, at 66th St
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Bard Graduate Center Family Day: Beyond the Seams

  • Price band: 2/4

Following a tour of the gallery's collection of garments and materials

  1. Bard Graduate Center 18 W 86th St, between Central Park West and Columbus Ave
  2. Sat Jun 6
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SICM Carnival and Science Spectacular

The Staten Island Children's Museum presents a celebratory day of STEM at

  1. Staten Island Children's Museum 1000 Richmond Terr, at Snug Harbor Rd
  2. Sat Jun 6
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The Medieval Garden

  • Price band: 1/4

During the springtime Garden Days celebration at The Cloisters, families

  1. The Cloisters Fort Tryon Park, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr
  2. Sat Jun 6 - Sun Jun 7
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Princess Particular

  • Price band: 2/4

The protagonist of this funny and insightful musical from The Secret

  1. Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd St, at 44th Rd
  2. Sat Jun 6
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Adventures in the Enchanted Forest

Part of its Cross-Legged Concert Series, Turtle Bay Music School puts on

  1. Turtle Bay Music School 244 E 52nd St, between Second and Third Aves
  2. Sat Jun 6
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