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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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Nov 1
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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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Jan 4
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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 Oct 1 - Wed Oct 15
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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. Wed Oct 1 - Mon Jan 19
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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. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Nov 2
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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 Oct 1 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Nov 2
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Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure

  • Price band: 1/4

In this spinoff of the classic fairy tale, the brother and sister duo find

  1. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre west side, at 79th St
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Nov 1
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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 Oct 1 - 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 Oct 1 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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 Oct 1 - Sun Jan 11
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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. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Jan 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Wed Oct 1 - 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. Wed Oct 1 - Wed Dec 31
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Brooklyn Plantology Great Pumpkin Patch

Celebrate fall at this Brooklyn gardening center. Daily from September

  1. Brooklyn Plantology 26 Brooklyn Terminal Market, 87th St and Foster Ave, 11236
  2. Thu Oct 2 - Fri Oct 31
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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 Oct 2
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Transit Tots

  • Price band: 1/4

Little ones with a curiosity about travel can listen to stories, create

  1. New York Transit Museum Boerum Pl, at Schermerhorn St, 11201
  2. Thu Oct 2
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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 Oct 3
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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. Fri Oct 3 - Sat Oct 25
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"Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World"

  • Price band: 1/4

Come discover the evolution of this rockin' instrument through the

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Jan 4
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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 Oct 4 - Sun Dec 28
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National Design Week

  • Free

While families will have to wait until December to revisit the

  1. Cooper Hewitt Design Center 111 Central Park North, at Malcolm X Blvd
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 12
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Honey Weekend at Wave Hill

  • Price band: 1/4

Get ready for a sticky, sweet weekend at Wave Hill's annual honey

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 5
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Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This Halloween celebration takes over the Bronx wildlife spot every

  1. Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Nov 2
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Go Fish! Festival

  • Free

Spend a scaly Saturday at this catch-and-release festival in Battery Park

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Sat Oct 4
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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 Oct 4 - Sun Nov 23
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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 Oct 4
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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 Oct 4 - 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 Oct 4 - Sun Nov 23
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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 Oct 4
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Sing Back, Brooklyn!

Families can sing and dance with Lloyd H. Miller in a monthly sing-a-long

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Sat Oct 4
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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 Oct 4
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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 Oct 4
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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. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Nov 16
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Just Kidding Concerts

  • Price band: 2/4

Our favorite entertainment series for kids is back at Symphony Space with

  1. Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St
  2. Sat Oct 4
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Pumpkin Day

  • Price band: 1/4

Can't make it to a real pumpkin patch? No worries: At this annual Brooklyn

  1. McCarren Park Bayard St to Nassau Ave, between Leonard and North 12th Sts, 11222
  2. Sat Oct 4
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Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

  • Free

October weekends mean fall-themed fun at Luna Park, normally a summery

  1. Luna Park 1000 Surf Ave, at W 10th St, 11224
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 26
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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 Oct 4
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Nitehawk Brunch Halloween Screenings

Have your brunch with a side of kid-friendly flicks at NiteHawk Cinema's

  1. Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11249
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 12
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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 Oct 4 - 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 Oct 4 - Sun Jan 18
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Scandinavian Sing-Along

  • Price band: 1/4

Danish musician Vibe Normann gives kids an introduction to Scandinavian

  1. Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America 58 Park Ave, between 37th and 38th Sts
  2. Sat Oct 4
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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. Sat Oct 4 - Mon Oct 13
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HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions

  • Price band: 2/4

Join QBG for a celebration of the fall season at these weekend sessions.

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sat Oct 4
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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 Oct 4 - Sat Oct 25
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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 Oct 4 - Sun Nov 9
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SEGA Presents Sonic Boom 2014 Fan Event

  • Price band: 3/4

Video-game addicts can celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog at a special fan event

  1. Grand Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) 311 W 34th St, at Eighth Ave
  2. Sat Oct 4
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Peace, Love and Cupcakes The Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

Based on the popular chapter book, Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Cupcake

  1. Vital Children’s Theatre 2162 Broadway, at 76th St, fourth floor
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Jan 25
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Astronomy Night at the Intrepid

  • Free

Stay up late(ish) and geek out with astronomy pros, who'll help kids and

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St, 10036
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 5
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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 Oct 5
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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 Oct 5
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Suzi Shelton at Norman & Jules

  • Price band: 1/4

Groove with girl-rocker Suzi Shelton in the Park Slope toy shop's new

  1. Norman & Jules 158 Seventh Ave, between Garfield Pl and 1st St, 11215
  2. Sun Oct 5
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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

  • Free

Young explorers can delve into the world of marine science at this new

  1. Pier 26 North Moore St, at the Hudson River, 10013
  2. Sun Oct 5
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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 Oct 5
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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 Oct 5
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The First (and Probably Last) Annual New York Feline Film & Video Festival for Humans (Especially Kids)

  • Price band: 2/4

Feline fanatics of all ages can take in this 90-minute family matinee

  1. Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St, at Water St
  2. Sun Oct 5
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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 Oct 5
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QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center

  • Free

Channel your inner artist and get crafty at the QBG Craft Table at Skyview

  1. Sky View Center 40-24 College Point Blvd, at 36th Rd
  2. Sun Oct 5
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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 Oct 7
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Story Pirates: Create a Hero!

  • Price band: 1/4

Watch this wacky comedy troupe transform stories (created by the kids in

  1. Gotham West Market 600 Eleventh Ave, between 44th and 45th Sts, 10036
  2. Tue Oct 7
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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 Oct 8
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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 Oct 8
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Muppet Vault: Superheroes

  • Price band: 1/4

The grown-up Muppet fans behind ToughPigs.com presents a show packed with

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Wed Oct 8
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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 Oct 9
More info

New York Comic Con

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The top names in comics, film, anime, gaming and toys come together each

  1. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Thu Oct 9 - Mon Oct 13
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SLIMED! Presents a Nite of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense!

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

If you fell in love with The Adventures of Pete & Pete in the '90s, and

  1. Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) 311 W 34th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, 10001
  2. Thu Oct 9 - Fri Oct 10
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Transit Tots

  • Price band: 1/4

Little ones with a curiosity about travel can listen to stories, create

  1. New York Transit Museum Boerum Pl, at Schermerhorn St, 11201
  2. Thu Oct 9
More info


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