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Free things to do with kids in New York

Free activities, events, performances, festivals and other things to do with kids throughout New York City.

The High Line Park

The High Line Park Photograph: Ilenia Martini

Your suburban friends might question why we think NYC is the best place to raise a family, especially because things can get pretty pricey when you're living it up (or really just living!) in The Big Apple. No one can deny that New York life is expensive, which is why we've decided to give you some ammo against the naysayers: your ultimate guide to keeping family time fun-filled and free for all! The best activities and eats around town are yours for the taking...that is, if you know where to find them! Don't forget to enjoy NYC's best free outdoor activities, too.

Free things to do with kids

Photograph: Courtesy Angelito Jusay

Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust

Photograph: Timothy Schenck

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