Your ultimate guide to New York for kids

Your guide to New York's best events & things to do with kids, family-friendly restaurants, kids' shows, kids' shops, birthday planning & classes for kids

Restaurants

The best kid-friendly outdoor dining in NYC

There's nothing like a meal outside in the sunshine on a beautiful day. Here's where to chow down with the kids in tow!

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Upcoming NYC events and festivals

Things to do

NYC Holi Hai 2016

Come get colorful at Holi Hai, the traditional Indian Festival of Colors. Wear white and purchase colored powder from stalls. Then have fun throwing the colored powder onto one another and getting messy! The powders represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Celebrate Indian traditions through bright colors, music, dance, food and festivities. All ages.  

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Sheep Shearing Fest 2016

Celebrate the beginning of the spring season and enjoy a day of kid-friendly activities, crafts, and live music. Kids get to watch farmers shear a flock of sheep, learn about wool and pasture-raised sheep, check out professional weavers and spinners and try out carding, combing and felting wool. Also, follow the farmers and educators on tours and watch demonstrations. After the shearing is finished, help herd the sheep from the barnyard to the pasture. All ages.  

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Mother's Day Weekend at Wave Hill

The scenic Wave Hill gardens, perched high above the Hudson, are the perfect spot to celebrate Mother's Day with your brood. On Saturday, kids and moms can work together to make fragrant lavender pillows and thoughtful notes, then check out botanical fragrances from Thorn & Bloom Perfume and fine jewelery by Kimberlin Brown in the gift shop—don't forget that admission is free until noon! Get up early on Sunday to jump in on a spring birding walk through the gardens and woodlands (ages 10 and older) or drop by in the afternoon for a family nature walk with naturalist Gabriel Willow (ages 6 and up). For a special treat, indulge in a festive brunch at the historic Wave Hill House (seatings at 10:30am and 1:30pm) or pack a picnic to eat on the Conifer Slope. The art project and artisan shopping will be available on Sunday as well. Make brunch reservations before noon on May 4. All ages.

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Earth Day in Union Square

At New York City's annual Earth Day celebration in Union Square, tots can watch live performances, get in on family-friendly activities and check out displays and demonstrations by local environmentally conscious businesses. All ages.

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