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The best things to do in NYC with kids this week

Look no further for the best things to do with kids this week including festivals, concerts, museum exhibits and more

Photograph: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Wow! There are so many amazing ways to enjoy this week with the kids! It's time to visit your favorite NYC playgrounds, explore Governors Island NY, cruise amazing local carousels and check the very best things to do in the fall with kids.

For more things to do, check out our favorite 101 things to do with kids in New York City and our favorite free activities for kids too.

Things to do with kids Sept 19–23


The best things to do in the fall with kids

Finding great things to do in the fall is easy as (apple) pie! Take the kids out for fun fall activities like fall festivals, apple picking and even a visit to cool local pumpkin patches when October rolls around, or plan some spectacular family vacations from NYC.

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By: Allie Early

Get free Krispy Kreme on Sept 19

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with a special visit to Krispy Kreme! On Monday September 19 (today!) folks who head to Krispy Kreme locations and talk like a pirate can get a free original glazed doughnut. Woohoo! New York’s location is at 2 Pennsylvania Plaza (212-695-0428). Even better, if you dress like a pirate (this requires wearing THREE pirate accessories, like a bandanna or eye patch), you’ll walk away with ONE DOZEN original glazed doughnuts for free!

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By: Allie Early

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

ShopUp NYC

Lifestyle website Babyccino brings its international shopping event back to Brooklyn for the second year. In addition to hosting over 20 boutiques, like Wee Mondine and Mabo, the event features tasty local treats and fun activities for kiddos, including a BloomThat flower station and Colorhouse spin art. All ages.

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Until Mon Sep 19

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

Mosey on down to the second-annual Brooklyn Americana Festival, where the family can shimmy and sway to live country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass. The fest is serving up 50 free shows over the course of three days; visit bkamf.com to see the full schedule. All ages.

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Various locations Sunday September 25 2016

CMA Celebrates Textile Month: Surface Design Workshop

Did you know September is Textile Month? Kiddos try their hands at various textile arts at this week of workshops—expect to have ‘em designing collographs, a collage of materials that are glued to a printing plate and then used as a printing tool. The workshops will culminate with participants having the opportunity to print on fabric and create their own original designs. Ages 5 to 15.

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22 Sep 2016
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