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    Catch the YMCA Touch-A-Truck Fall Festival in NY

    Wed Oct 1

    If your kids can’t get enough of their toy trucks, bring them to see the real thing at this YMCA fundraiser For all the little ones who love scooting around with their Hot Wheels cars and toy trucks, YMCA's Touch-A-Truck fundraiser is a total dream come true. On Oct 11 from 11am–4pm, kids will have a chance to crawl around a Police Dept. Emergency Services Unit, Health First RV, cement mixer, school bus, tow truck, Glen Oaks ambulence, garbage truck, NYPD police car, FDNY fire engine, Army Reserve vehicle and National Guard vehicles. When they're tired of scaling the coolest vehicles, kids can participate in arts and crafts, try their skills on a rock wall, pick a perfect pumpkin in anticipation of Halloween and play various kid-friendly games hosted by YMCA staff.  RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in new york city with kids in the fall  Other activities include facepainting, raffles, bounce houses, live music and family-friendly vendors. Event proceeds benefit the Cross Island Y....

    Celebrate nature with "It's My Park Day" around NYC

    Wed Oct 1

    Photograph: Astoria Park

    Kids can plant flowers and do martial arts in celebration of the city's parks on Saturday Fall is here (finally!) and while the temperature is still bearable, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than a trip to the park with the family? It's My Park Day will be taking place at various parks this month, and Astoria Park and Astoria Heights Park are offering some exciting kid-friendly activities on Saturday, Oct 4 to celebrate. Not only will there be plenty of fall foliage to admire and fresh air to breathe, these parks are offering a full schedule of nature and exercise activities for the kiddies, too. The only hard part is, which park will you choose?  RECOMMENDED: 13 Best NYC parks for families (that aren't Central Park) Starting at 10:30am, kids can plant daffodils and take a Zumba class followed by a free puppet show in Astoria Park. Or, head to Astoria Heights Park at 10am where kids can plant a butterfly garden, build tree guards, and plant daffodils. Besides...

    Mini Rangers fans can learn to skate from the pros

    Tue Sep 30

    Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

    Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

    Bring the kids to World Ice Arena on October 6 to snag free skating lessons and chill out with New York Rangers alum Preseason hockey is already getting NYC fans excited for the return of the New York Rangers, but before the first official puck drops in October, the NHL team is giving kids a chance to hit the ice. The Rangers will once again team up with USA Hockey to encourage kids to "Go Skate!" with free skating lessons at partner ice-skating rinks in New York and the tri-state area over the next several weeks. RECOMMENDED: Fall festival and fair guide for NYC families The "Try Hockey for Free" campaign, working to get young fans out on the ice, makes its way to the city on Monday, October 6, offering introductory lessons from the pros at World Ice Arena in Flushing. Kids ages 10 and under will receive complimentary rental skates and hockey equipment, plus an exclusive Ranger youth hockey stick to take home. Everyone from first-time skaters to budding Lundqvists can glide...

    RoboFun hosts girls-only robotics and coding workshops

    Tue Sep 30

    Afterschool RCX Robotics at Robofun

    Afterschool RCX Robotics at Robofun Photograph: Courtesy of Robofun

    This weekend, girls can enjoy interactive STEM workshops at RoboFun Studio on the Upper West Side. The best part? No boys allowed! Girls who are just as geeked about tech and robots as any of the boys will want to get in on Girls in STEM Weekend at RoboFun Studio this weekend. The Upper West Side learning center regularly offers after-school programs for all kids, but the weekend of October 4–5 is just for the chicks out there who can't wait to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in NYC with kids in the fall Girls ages 5–12 are invited to join in on interactive workshops when they pre-register online for their choice of STEM classes. Pre-K and kindergarten students can take a pre-robotics class where they'll build a LEGO creation powered with a battery box and motor (Sat 10–11am, $45). Kids in grades 1–3 and 4–6 have the option of constructing interactive LEGO robots complete with sensors, motors and software (Sat...
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