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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.

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. Sat May 23 - Fri Jan 1
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"Master Storytellers"

  • Free

See contemporary interpretations of famed tales by storytellers like Hans

  1. Poe Park E 192nd St, between Grand Concourse and E Kingsbridge Rd
  2. Sat May 23 - Sat May 30
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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 May 23
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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. Sat May 23 - 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 23 - Sun Sep 27
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Fleet Week at the Intrepid

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the week on the flight deck of this retired World War II ship.

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave at 46th St, 10036
  2. Sat May 23 - Wed May 27
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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 23 - Wed Jun 17
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"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"

  • Critics choice

It's a balmy 80 degrees in the museum's 1,200-square-foot vivarium, which

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat May 23 - Mon May 25
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Family Art Project: Wave Hill Celebration Parade

  • Price band: 1/4

Join Wave Hill to celebrate 25 years of the Family Art Project program,

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sat May 23 - Sun May 24
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World's Fair Train Show at QBG

Watch model trains travel through an outdoor display complete with a mini

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sat May 23 - Mon May 25
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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 23 - 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 23 - Mon Dec 14
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Hands-On Science Workshops at the Tiny Scientist

  • Price band: 3/4

Keep your experimental tots busy with fun and educational science

  1. The Tiny Scientist 1624 Eighth Ave, at Windsor Pl, 11215
  2. Sat May 23
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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 23 - Sun Jan 3
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Super Sprowtz Live at CMOM

Even veggie-loathing children will gobble their greens after meeting the

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat May 23
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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 23 - 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 23 - Sun Sep 6
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Memorial Day Weekend at CMOM

  • Price band: 1/4

Kick off the long weekend with two 30-minute interactive performances by

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat May 23 - Mon May 25
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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 May 23
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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 23 - 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 23 - Sun Dec 27
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Greenlight Saturday Storytime 2015

  • Free

Kids' authors and illustrators (or staffers from Brooklyn's

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sat May 23
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Sony Wonder Technology Lab 2015 Children's Screenings

Kick back with the kids for a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat May 23
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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 23 - 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 23 - Sun May 31
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Brooklyn Family Boogie

Get moving and learn about the history of Brooklyn as a family at the

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Sat May 23
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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 May 23
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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 23 - Sun Sep 27
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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 23 - Thu Dec 31
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Annual Kings County Fair

  • Price band: 1/4

Older kids can enjoy a bevvy of stomach-churning roller coasters, while

  1. Aviator Sports and Events Center Floyd Bennett Field, Hangar 5, 11234
  2. Sat May 23 - Tue May 26
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Spotlight Asia: Big Cats

Adopt Asia's appreciation for large felines like tigers, lions, jaquars

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat May 23
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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 23 - 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 23 - 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 23 - 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 23 - 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 23 - Wed Dec 30
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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 23 - Sun Jul 5
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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 May 23
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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 23 - Sun Sep 6
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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 23 - Thu Dec 31
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Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio!

  • Price band: 2/4

New York's Latino Children's Theater, Teatro SEA begins its 2013-2014 with

  1. Teatro SEA Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, at Rivington St, 10002
  2. Sat May 23
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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 23 - Thu Dec 31
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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 24
More info

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 24
More info

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 24
More info

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 24
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Governors Island Opening Day Family Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Escape to Governor’s Island for their annual free Family Festival season

  1. Governors Island Governors Island
  2. Sun May 24
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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 24
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BAMkids Movie Matinees

  • Price band: 1/4

Sundays this season mean catching up on kid-friendly classics (and some

  1. BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St, 11217
  2. Sun May 24
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Night Lights at Wave Hill

  • Price band: 3/4

Wave Hill celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout the month of March,

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sun May 24
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Green-wood Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration

  • Free

Enjoy a full week of educational pre–Memorial Day festivities happening in

  1. Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th St, at Fifth Ave, 11232
  2. Mon May 25
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Little Neck–Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

  • Free

Northern Blvd from Jayson Ave to 245th St, Douglaston, Queens. Subway: 7

  1. Parade route
  2. Mon May 25
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Target Design Kids: Design Tales

  • Free

At this weekly program, kids will explore various design problems and

  1. Cooper Hewitt Design Center 111 Central Park North, at Malcolm X Blvd
  2. Tue May 26
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Little New-Yorkers

  • Price band: 1/4

The youngest NYC residents explore their city through storytelling,

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts, 10024
  2. Tue May 26 - Fri May 29
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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. Wed May 27 - Sun May 31
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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 May 27
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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. Wed May 27 - Sun Aug 23
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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 May 28
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City Tots Kids Bash

  • Price band: 2/4

Explore this Upper East Side play space during a stellar outer

  1. City Tots 309 E 62nd St, between First and Second Aves, 10065
  2. Thu May 28
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Google Geek Street Fair

  • Free

The Google gods swoop down from their lofty Chelsea offices to give NYC

  1. Gansevoort Plaza Gansevoort St, between Hudson St and Ninth Ave
  2. Thu May 28
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Shababa Bakery

  • Price band: 2/4

Enjoy challah like you've never had it before by making it yourself! Roll,

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Fri May 29
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FAB Fridays

  • Free

Two Fridays per month this summer, the FAB Alliance hosts themed outdoor

  1. Fowler Square Fulton St, at Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Fri May 29
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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 May 29 - Sat May 30
More info

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 May 30
More info

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 May 30
More info

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
More info

Carroll Park Community Fair

While moms and dads peruse the park for books, home goods and accessories,

  1. Carroll Park President St, between Court and Smith Sts
  2. Sat May 30
More info

Children's Festival of Flowers

  • Free

Kids can explore the Jefferson Market Garden and the various flowers,

  1. Jefferson Market Garden Greenwich Ave, between Christopher and 10th Sts
  2. Sat May 30
More info

Greenlight Saturday Storytime 2015

  • Free

Kids' authors and illustrators (or staffers from Brooklyn's

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sat May 30
More info

Sony Wonder Technology Lab 2015 Children's Screenings

Kick back with the kids for a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat May 30
More info

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 May 30
More info

Brooklyn Film Festival kidsfilmfest

  • Price band: 1/4

Young film buffs can spend an hour watching live action and animated

  1. IndieScreen 289 Kent Ave, at South 2nd St, 11211
  2. Sat May 30
More info

My City Park!

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

  1. Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell 85 Bradhurst Ave, at 148th St
  2. Sat May 30
More info


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