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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.

Danh Vo: We the People

Inspired by the Statue of Liberty, We the People is a full-scale replica

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Dec 7
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"Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York's World's Fairs"

  • Free

Check out the New York Transit Museum’s brand new exhibit, "Traveling in

  1. New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex Grand Central Terminal, E 42nd St, between Lexington and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Nov 2
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"The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, the Region and the World"

  • Price band: 1/4

Visitors to this exhibit will understand how enhancementss at LaGuardia

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Nov 1
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Harvesting Our History at the QBG

Learn the story of how Queens Botanical Garden came to be and about how it

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Sep 28
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Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is

  • Price band: 1/4

See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's new permanent

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Feb 28
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FLOW.14: Art and Music at Randall's Island

This exhibition brings together art, music and the environment of

  1. Randalls Island Park Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, at Randalls Island
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Nov 2
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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. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins

  • Price band: 2/4

The former Human Biology and Evolution Hall has evolved into an

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This exhibit explores our 4.5-billion-year-old solar system through

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Preschool Play

  • Free

Toddlers can play with one another on the park’s grassy lawn. Toys, books

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Oct 29
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The Haunted Pumpkin Garden

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Let the kids get extra milege out of their costumes in daily parades along

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Fri Oct 31
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"ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Rails"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Kids will stand on subway platforms with a new appreciation for the third

  1. New York Transit Museum Boerum Pl, at Schermerhorn St, 11201
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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"Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed"

  • Price band: 2/4

Dinosaur Safari, a guided wagon tour past life-like, animatronic dinosaur

  1. Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Nov 2
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"Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park"

Water has played a big part in the design and maintenance of Central Park.

  1. Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center enter at E 110th St and Fifth Ave
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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"Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street"

  • Price band: 1/4

In partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, CMOM explores the

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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"Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs"

By virtue of dinosaurs' size, diversity and the fact that they disappeared

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Jan 4
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Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the iconic children’s tale

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Oct 12
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Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

  • Price band: 2/4

Superheroes-in-training are granted special S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the

  1. Discovery Times Square 226 W 44th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Jan 4
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"Mac Conner: A New York Life"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

McCauley ("Mac") Conner made a career in the publishing industry of New

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Jan 11
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"The Roof Garden Commission"

  • Price band: 2/4

Climb atop the Met's Roof Garden and explore this installation by Dan

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Nov 2
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"Spiders Alive!"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Get up close and personal with more than 20 species of one of the world's

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Nov 2
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Mad. Sq. Eats

  • Price band: 2/4

Bring the whole family- and your appetites- to Mad. Sq. Eats. This daily

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Fri Oct 3
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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. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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"Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger and Kinder"

Go behind the scenes with Elmo, Grover, Big Bird and other furry friends

  1. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Jan 31
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Morningside Lights

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The third annual event organized by Columbia University’s Miller Theatre

  1. Morningside Park Morningside Drive, from 110th to 123rd Sts
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Sep 27
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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. Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed 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. Tue Sep 23 - 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. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Jan 3
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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. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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The Fantasticks

  • Price band: 2/4

It won't knock your socks off, but this musical revival (the original was

  1. 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Tue Sep 23 - Wed Dec 31
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Mad. Sq. Kids: Reading Rangers

On Wednesdays, listen to a storytime and join in on an activity at the

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Wed Oct 15
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"Behind the Screen"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

At the museum’s core exhibit (which was completely updated during

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Wed Dec 31
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"What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones"

  • Price band: 1/4

Chances are, the iconic cartoon characters of your childhood were brought

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sun Jan 18
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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. Wed Sep 24 - Wed Dec 31
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"Drawn to Language"

  • Price band: 1/4

Let your pint-sized Picassos discover artistic works that speak to

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sun Jan 11
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Madeline's Tea Party

  • Price band: 2/4

The NYHS's Madeline in New York exhibit gets even more delightful on

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Wed Sep 24
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Madeline's Tea Party

  • Price band: 2/4

The NYHS's Madeline in New York exhibit gets even more delightful on

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Wed Sep 24
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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 Sep 24
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92Y Rosh Hashanah Family Services

  • Price band: 3/4

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with Rosh Hashanah Family Services at the

  1. 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Thu Sep 25 - Fri Sep 26
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Preschool Art

  • Free

Toddlers are introduced to paper, clay, paint and recycled materials

  1. Nelson A. Rockefeller Park Battery Park City, enter at River Terr and Warren St
  2. Thu Sep 25
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"The Butterfly Girl"

In this production from Vital Theatre Company, Velma Gratch finds herself

  1. Vital Children’s Theatre 2162 Broadway, at 76th St, fourth floor
  2. Thu Sep 25 - Sun Nov 16
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Photoville

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Kings County exhibition producer United Photo Industries takes over

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Thu Sep 25 - Sun Sep 28
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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 Sep 26
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Dumbo Arts Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The oversize installations at the über-stylish ’hood’s annual summoning of

  1. Various locations
  2. Fri Sep 26 - Sun Sep 28
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The Old Man and the Old Moon

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

PigPen Theatre Co., a harmonious band of college buddies turned

  1. 209 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Fri Sep 26 - Mon Oct 13
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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 Sep 27 - Sun Dec 28
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Family Focus Workshops

  • Free

Explore the Lehman College Art Gallery through a guided tour of current

  1. Lehman College Art Gallery 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, between Goulden and Paul Aves
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Sep 28
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Edible Garden Harvest Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

The NYBG hosts a daylong festival exploring Mario Batali's Kitchen

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Sep 28
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Brooklyn Flea

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

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

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Nov 23
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Citibabes & Bubble Back-to-school Party

  • Price band: 2/4

Citibabes teams up with The Bubble Foundation, a charitable organization

  1. Citibabes 52 Mercer St, between Broome and Grand Sts, third fl
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Chile Pepper Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Even kids who aren't fans of spicy food will get a kick out of the lively

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Sep 27
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The Amazing Maize Maze

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Kids track down clues, solve puzzles and ultimately find their way out of

  1. Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Oct 26
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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. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Nov 23
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Art 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 Sep 27 - Sun Sep 28
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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 Sep 27
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Harlem Eats

  • Price band: 1/4

Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 117th and 118th Sts. Every Saturday 'til

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Children's Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Families can head to the Children's Department at this Barnes & Noble

  1. Barnes & Noble Tribeca 97 Warren St, at Greenwich St
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Pop-Up Audubon

  • Free

Prospect Park Audubon Center staff will lead discussions and explorations

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Sep 28
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Museum of the Moving Image: Animation Takeover

  • Price band: 1/4

Beginning Saturday July 19, the Museum of the Moving Image is offering

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Puppetworks presents The Emperor's New Clothes and The Snow Queen

  • Price band: 2/4

This Park Slope puppet theater is presenting two Hans Christian Andersen

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Dec 21
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Chuck Jones Matinees

In honor of their new exhibition "What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Jan 18
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Map NYC: ABC 123

  • Price band: 1/4

Create an adventure during this map-making session. After choosing from

  1. New York Transit Museum Boerum Pl, at Schermerhorn St, 11201
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Strut Your Mutt NY

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Now in its fifth year, Best Friends Animal Society's community dog-walk is

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 84 W 44th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Circus Amok Parks Tour

  • Free

The award-winning troupe Circus Amok presents free performances in parks

  1. Tompkins Square Park Ave A, between 7th and 10th Sts
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Sep 28
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Los Titeres de Cachiporra/The Billy-Club Puppets

  • Price band: 2/4

This classic Spanish tale by playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, tells the

  1. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, at Rivington St, 10002
  2. Sat Sep 27
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All Jazzed Up Performance Series

  • Price band: 1/4

Supplementing its music-centric exhibit, "Jazzed! The Changing Beat of

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sat Oct 25
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Spike and Mike's Classic Festival of Animation

  • Price band: 1/4

This family-friendly exposition (the kidcentric counterpart of Spike and

  1. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St, 10025
  2. Sat Sep 27
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"Hollow"

  • Price band: 3/4

Tweens will venture into the woods of 18th-century New York to meet

  1. Players Theatre 115 MacDougal St, at Minetta Ln
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Nov 9
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Dinosaurs After Dark

  • Price band: 2/4

As if the giant animatronic reptiles at Field Station: Dinosaurs weren’t

  1. Field Station: Dinosaurs Laurel Hill Park, One Dinosaur Way, at New County Rd, 07094
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sat Oct 25
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Hudson River Park Wild!

Get a naturalist's guide to the west side at one of these weekly wildlife

  1. Hudson River Park Battery Park City to 59th St, at West Side Hwy
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Transit Museum Bus Festival

  • Free

Kids won't want to miss the Transit Museum's fleet of vintage busses, on

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Greenlight Sunday Singalong 2014

  • Free

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

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Film Forum Jr.

  • Price band: 1/4

Today’s 3-D movies and Blu-rays are great, but don’t you want your kids to

  1. Film Forum 209 W Houston St, between Sixth Ave and Varick St, 10014
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

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
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Time-travel back to the Middle Ages and enjoy its ancient forms of fun.

  1. Fort Tryon Park Margaret Corbin Circle, Fort Washington Ave at Cabrini Blvd
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Hip Tot Family Day

  • Free

Celebrate the end of each month with Hip Tot–quality entertainment. Cool

  1. Greenwood Park 555 Seventh Ave, between 19th and 20th Sts, 11215
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Atlantic Antic

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Atlantic Ave between Fourth Ave and Hicks St.The busy Brooklyn artery

Big City Fishing

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For this aptly named program, the Hudson River Park Trust runs beginner

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 25 West St, at North Moore St
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Rubin Museum Family Sundays

  • Price band: 1/4

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Rubin Museum of Art established new

  1. The Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, at Seventh Ave, 10011
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Apples and Honey in the Big Apple with the Mama Doni Band

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a reggae-rock performance by the Mama

Fall Family Fun on the Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge

  • Price band: 1/4

The historic floating museum hosts live, old-time family entertainment as

  1. Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge 290 Conover St, at Pier 44
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

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
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Masterpiece Mondays

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids are invited to get creative in sketching activities and tour the

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Mon Sep 29
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Toddler Tuesdays at Lakeside

  • Price band: 2/4

On Tuesday mornings, roll up to Prospect Park's Lakeside Roller Rink with

  1. Lakeside at Prospect Park Prospect Park, enter at Lincoln Rd and Ocean Ave, 11215
  2. Tue Sep 30
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Autumn Skies Telescope Party

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids will have an out-of-this-world experience at the Autumn Skies

  1. Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space 175 Central Park West, at 81st St
  2. Tue Sep 30
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