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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: Courtesy Anthony Collins

Wow! There are plenty of epic ways to enjoy the warmer temps this week. Check out your favorite NYC playgrounds, visit Governor's island, NY and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of these kid-friendly bars on Friday.

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 May 30–June 3


Figment NYC

Critics' pick

Governors Island explodes with outside-the-box creativity at the annual FIGMENT festival—now in its tenth year! Kid-centric highlights include the Treehouse, which boasts a new design featuring fliexible, modular pieces, and the artist–designed Minigolf Course, which are both are open to the public until August 26. All ages.

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Governors Island , Governors Island Friday June 3 2016 - Sunday June 5 2016

Coney Art Walls

This temporary outdoor museum of street art is back for the summer! This year, it’ll open on May 27th 2016 and will run through October. You’ll find work from Lady Aiko, Ron English, Mister Cartoon, Buff Monster, Nina Chanel Abney, John Ahearn and more. Kiddos will love checking out the murals as they are painted (all to be completed by June 18th for the Mermaid Day Parade). Murals located at 3050 Stillwell Ave. All ages.

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Various locations Until Saturday October 1 2016

World Science Festival

This annual event is teeming with both free and ticketed activities for families. Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park for stargazing and Star Chats (7 to 11pm) to hear an astronaut talk about NASA’s plans to go to Mars! At the Scientist’s Apprentice program (June 4, 5), kids build a replica of Galileo’s telescope, perform 3-D scans of bones from archaeological digs and more. Don’t miss the Ultimate Science Street Fair on June 5 in Washington Square Park, a free event with tons of interactive experiments and demonstrations, including a seismic accelerator and an expanding set of dominoes. Various locations (worldsciencefestival.com). All ages.

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Various locations Wednesday June 1 2016 - Sunday June 5 2016

World Stamp Show

Want to check out world-famous rarities, grab free stamps and see almost 60,000 pages of stamp displays? You've come to the right place. The show only comes along once every ten years, so nows your chance to see everything it has to offer! Grab a free stamp passport for your walk "around the world" to see international stamps, check out a 100-year-old Jenny biplane and even see John Lennon's childhood album. Last but not least, the event features kid-friendly activities like stamp hunts, games and classes. All ages.

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Javits Center , Hell's Kitchen Saturday May 28 2016 - Saturday June 4 2016

"Behind the Screen"

Critics' pick

In this one-of-a-kind experience on the museum’s third floor, guests can immerse themselves in the process of producing, promoting and presenting digital entertainment, TV shows and movies. Check out cool artifacts like historic film and TV cameras, posters, design sketches and more. All ages.

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Museum of the Moving Image , Astoria Until Sunday December 31 2017

Shababa Fridays

You and your littlest tot can spend a relaxing Friday morning celebrating Shabbat through songs and stories while enjoying challah and snacks. Ages newborn to 3 years.

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92nd Street Y , Upper East Side Until Friday December 30 2016

Live at the Archway

The Manhattan Bridge Archway is the place to be on Thursday evenings this summer, when this free 18-week performance series serves up swing dancing, world roots music, DJs and more. Kids can shimmy along with lively latin music ensemble Los Hacheros on June 2 and marvel at the ensaring puppet productions of Great Small Works July 28 and Sep 22. Visit dumbo.is to see the full schedule. All ages.

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The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge , DUMBO Thursday June 2 2016 - Thursday September 29 2016

"Connected Worlds"

With so many people bustling around NYC at all times, it's easy to forget that our city is just a small piece in a larger environment. This high-tech exhibition in the Great Hall lets families better understand our impact on Earth's delicate systems, teaching kids how to keep things balanced through individual and collective actions. Hands-on activities let visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects on seven giant screens. Each displays a different environment—desert, mountain valley, plains, reservoir, jungle wetlands and a digital waterfall, towering above at 38 feet tall. As families move from one environment to the next they'll explore how the spaces are connected by shared resources and weather patterns and how their actions impact the larger environment. All ages.

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New York Hall of Science , Queens Until Saturday December 31 2016
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