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Things to do with kids in NYC this Sunday

Discover the best family-friendly events for making the most of your Sunday with the kids

Photograph: Courtesy Goods for Good

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Sunday, Oct 23

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden


New Yorkers are singularly focused on leaves during the fall, but Botanical Garden experts are focused on something a little different. Over 11 months, these beautiful kiku (Japanese for “chrysanthemum”) are grown and shaped into floral sculptures and single stems that have been manipulated to produce hundreds of blossoms at once. All ages.

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New York Botanical Garden , The Bronx Until Sunday October 30 2016

Kids for Good: Meet Me in Malawi

Non-profit organization Goods for Good is hosting its 3rd annual Kids for Good event to support its programs in Malawi. This installment, named Meet Me in Malawi, will feature family-friendly, including African drumming, face painting, and a magic show. Children will also get to participate in arts and crafts projects. With 1.3 million orphans in Malawi and 2 million children living in extreme poverty, Goods for Good collaborates with communities to create business, revitalize the local economy, and provide children with better care. All ages.

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501 Union Sunday October 23 2016

"I Approve This Message"

Just in time for this year's election, the Children's Museum of Manhattan opens a new exhibit featuring presidential penmanship. In addition to seeing artifacts like Richard Nixon's resignation letter, a two-page legal document handwritten by Abraham Lincoln and checks signed by Harry Truman, Calvin Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt in a 40-foot display, kiddos can practice their own signatures and participate in fun educational activities like mock elections. All ages.

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Children's Museum of Manhattan , Upper West Side Until Saturday December 31 2016

Rubin Museum Family Sundays

Head to the Rubin Museum of Art for this weekly drop-in program inviting families to create art, explore the galleries on special tours and more. Each month offers a new theme: human anatomy in August, book binding in September and Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in October. Ages 3 and up.

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The Rubin Museum of Art , Chelsea Sunday October 23 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016

Giant Pumpkin Weekend at NYBG

What could be more Halloween than visiting the big kahuna of giant pumpkins? These orange heavyweights make their way to the New York Botanical Gardens from around the country, and some of them weigh in at more than one ton! The pumpkins on display are winners of the global pumpkin weigh-offs and will be displayed for families to marvel at—be sure to bring your camera, since NYBG guests can take photos with these giant gourds. Last, visitors will also have the chance to meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions, just in case you were curious about how these giants are grown. All ages.

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New York Botanical Garden , The Bronx Saturday October 22 2016 - Sunday October 23 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Your favorite show has been extended due to popular demand! This stunning 60-minute performance adapts four of Eric Carle's most timeless tales: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Between its collection of 75 lovable puppets manned by skilled puppeteers and its brightly-painted sets featuring beautiful scenes from the classic stories, this show will undoubtedly delight audiences of all ages. READER BONUS: TICKETS $29.75 with code TRHCTK at TelechargeOffers.com. All ages.

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Acorn Theatre (at Theatre Row) , Hell's Kitchen Until Sunday October 30 2016

Great American Harvest Fest

At Richmond Town and Decker Farm, youngsters experience 19th-century American farm life, complete with old-fashioned arts and crafts and a slew of activities including cider pressing, candle making, tinsmithing and stone carving. If your kids are interested in history, this year sees the premiere of the short play Sins of Salem, which transports you to the 17th-century witch trials (there will be three performances that are family-friendly but they may not be suitable for very young children). At Decker Farm, families can enjoy a hayride, pick pumpkins and try out the corn maze! There’s also no need to worry about getting around once you arrive at Richmond Town or Decker Farm since there’s a free shuttle between the two locations. All ages.

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Historic Richmond Town , Staten Island Sunday October 23 2016

The Amazing Maize Maze


Check out 2016’s Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum! The American Maze Company builds a labyrinth every year that that stretches over several acres, with the length of the course often stretching two miles! Previous years’ themes of the American Maize Maze’s celebration have included a violin, a riverboat, a train, a farmscape and the largest living sundial. Be sure to check americanmaze.com for the full list of Amazing Maize Maze locations (PA, NC and NY). All ages.

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Queens County Farm Museum , Queens Saturday October 22 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016
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