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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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Dec 7
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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. Sat Aug 30 - Sat Nov 1
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The Great New York State Fair

Make a weekend of the fair, trek out to see butter sculptures and adorable

  1. New York State Fairgrounds 581 State Fair Blvd, between Hiawatha and Onondaga Aves, 13209
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Mon Sep 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 28
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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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Jan 4
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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. Sat Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Nov 2
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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. Sat Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Dec 28
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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 Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Nov 2
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"The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter"

  • Free

The main branch of the NYPL is playing host to an exhibit that celebrates

  1. New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Ave, at 42nd St, 10036
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 7
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"Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe"

  • Price band: 1/4

On the heels of the Guggenheim's show about the Japanese postwar

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Mon Sep 1
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"City as Canvas"

  • Price band: 1/4

East Village painter Martin Wong (1946–1999) was also an avid art

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 21
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"Art Inspires Art"

  • Price band: 1/4

At this new interactive show in the BCM's Everett Children's Library, kids

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed Dec 31
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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 Aug 30 - Sun Nov 23
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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. Sat Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Oct 12
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Pop-Up Pool

Come cool off and take a dip in the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool. The

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Furman St, between Clark and Pierrepont Sts
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Mon Sep 1
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FOCUS: Artist as Observer

  • Price band: 1/4

Come examine art pieces on display at this summer exhibition featured in

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 7
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"Compounding Visions"

  • Price band: 1/4

This exhibit, featuring the artwork of Ryan and Trevor Oakes, combines art

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 14
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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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Nov 2
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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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Nov 2
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"Alice's Wonderland: A Most Curious Adventure"

Curious kids can journey into Lewis Carroll's whimsical world and get

  1. Long Island Children's Museum Charles Lindbergh Blvd, at West Rd, Garden City
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Nov 2
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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 Aug 30 - Wed Dec 31
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The Berenstain Bears Live in Family Matters the Musical

  • Price band: 2/4

The woodland family that starred in more than 300 books by Stan and Jan

  1. Manhattan Movement & Arts Center 248 W 60th St, between Amsterdam and West End Aves
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed Dec 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. Sat Aug 30 - 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 Aug 30 - Sun Sep 28
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"Brooklyn Block Lab"

  • Price band: 1/4

The latest hands-on studio at Brooklyn Children's Museum is a

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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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. Sat Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Jan 18
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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 Aug 30 - Wed Dec 31
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Tech for Tots: Learning with Colors

  • Free

Bring your budding artist to this interactive workshop where he can learn

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Rachel Feinstein: "Folly"

  • Free

We couldn't imagine a more kid-friendly work for Mad. Sq. Art's summer

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 7
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Hy-Fi

  • Price band: 1/4

As per usual, the Long Island City museum has selected a creative piece

  1. MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sat Sep 6
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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 Aug 30
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Staten Island Beach Fest

Journey to Staten Island for a festival along the beach on every Saturday

  1. Midland Beach Park Father Capodanno Blvd, at Naughton Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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NYC Unicycle Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This wacky one-wheeled weekend rolls into town with a 13-mile ride from

  1. Governors Island Governors Island
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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Summer Screenings at The Paley Center

Grab some candy and a soda and head to The Paley Center for weekly family

  1. The Paley Center for Media 25 W 52nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 7
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Pinkalicious

  • Price band: 2/4

A tot obsessed with pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy

  1. 10 W 64th St, between Central Park West and Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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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 Aug 30 - Sun Sep 28
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Grand Canyon: River at Risk in 3D

This 40-minute 3D adventure takes the audience on a river rafting trip

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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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 Aug 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. Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed Dec 31
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Newsies

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

The 1992 Disney film gets the stage treatment in a new musical set during

  1. Nederlander Theatre 208 W 41st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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Mulan the Musical

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

China's all-female percussion group, The Red Poppy Ladies, returns

  1. Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa E.T.C. 66 E 4th St, between Bowery and Second Ave, 10003
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sat Sep 13
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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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed 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 Aug 30 - 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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed Dec 31
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Aladdin

  • Price band: 2/4

Charming street urchin Aladdin brings his exotic world to Broadway,

  1. New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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Sweet Spot Festival

  • Free

Enjoy authentic Jamaican food, lively music, dance parties, a vintage

  1. Pier I, Riverside Park South W 66th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Kids Time Game Social

Kids can interact with one another and play classic board games at this

  1. Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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iLuminate

  • Price band: 3/4

America's Got Talent dance crew iLuminate brings their light-up suits and

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Sep 7
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Flight of the Butterflies 3D

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids can journey across North America without leaving NYSCI's 3D theater,

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 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. Sat Aug 30 - Wed Dec 31
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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 Aug 30 - Sat Oct 25
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Reading with the Stars

Come listen to popular children's stories and meet with the famous

  1. Scholastic Store 557 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts
  2. Sat Aug 30
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NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2

  • Free

Bring a comfy blanket or two and some munchies, and cuddle up with the

  1. Brower Park Brooklyn Ave, at Prospect Pl
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Front Row Cinema

  • Free

Head to the water's edge for free outdoor film screenings every Wednesday

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Sat Aug 30
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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 Aug 31
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Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Line up with your kids and cheer for your favorite tugboat in this

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 84 W 44th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Greenlight Baby Storytime 2014

  • Free

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

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sun Aug 31
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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 Aug 31
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 31
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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 Aug 31
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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 Aug 31
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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. Sun Aug 31
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KidAround at SEE/CHANGE

The South Street Seaport hosts KidAround events featuring live music,

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Sun Aug 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. Mon Sep 1 - Wed Oct 29
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Creative Dream Playhouse

  • Price band: 2/4

Lose your kids in this 3,000-square-foot play space for an afternoon of

  1. Creative Dream Parties 25 Waterside Plaza, E 23rd St, at FDR Dr
  2. Mon Sep 1
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Richmond County Fair

  • Critics choice

Grab the fam and head to Historic Richmond Town, a preserved

  1. Historic Richmond Town 441 Clarke Ave, at St. Patricks Pl
  2. Mon Sep 1
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West Indian-American Day Carnival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This Caribbean celebration, known for having lively music and lots of

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Mon Sep 1
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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 2
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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 3 - Wed Oct 15
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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 3
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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 4
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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. Fri Sep 5 - Fri Oct 3
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Back-to-School Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

Cue the groans—summer is slipping away and school will be back in session

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat Sep 6 - Sun Sep 7
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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 Sep 6
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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 6
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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 6
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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 6
More info

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 6
More info

Treat & Tea at QBG

Head to QBG for an afternoon of snacking and stories. The Mid-Autumn Treat

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sat Sep 6
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