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

The best parks for kids in NYC
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The best parks for kids in NYC

Browse our guide to the best parks for kids to make the most of your sunny afternoon! 

The best family beach vacations from NYC
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The best family beach vacations from NYC

Sometimes a mini weekend getaway is just what the doctor ordered. Try these fun family beach trips!

Memorial Day weekend 2017 for kids in NYC
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Memorial Day weekend 2017 for kids in NYC

Make Memorial Day weekend a special time to explore the city as a family!

Enter Time Out Kids' Mother's Day contest
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Enter Time Out Kids' Mother's Day contest

Celebrate Mother's Day by entering your LOL–worthy NYC story about Mom!

Upcoming NYC events and festivals

World Science Festival
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World Science Festival

The annual science bonanza returns for its tenth year, this time highlighting the contributions of women and award-winning science teachers. Taking place in performing arts centers, museums and parks in all five boroughs, this giant fest offers both free and ticketed activities for the whole family. Visit worldsciencefestival.com to learn about the plethora of performances, debates, discussions and interactive demos the fest has in store this year. All ages.

Museum Mile Festival
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Museum Mile Festival

New York’s biggest block party hits town once more, offering free access to seven museums (from the Met to the Guggenheim) along a car-free mile sprinkled with music, art and entertainment. Kids can color up the sidewalk with chalk, get their faces painted, and enjoy performances by clowns, magicians, and more. Many different exhibitions will be on hand like “Stettheimer Dollhouse” at the Museum of the City of New York, a spectacular 12-room dollhouse featuring handcrafted Gilded Age furniture and decorations, or Guggenheim’s “Jackson Pollack: Exploring Alchemy” exhibit. The festival runs along Fifth Avenue between 82nd St and 105th St. All ages.  

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival
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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival

Celebrate the cultures of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican communities at the crossroads of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Only here can you and your little ones marvel at Chinese opera and acrobatics, listen to klezmer, bomba and plena music, plus learn Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish in the same neighborhood. Encourage your brood to look over the shoulders of a mah jongg pro, make Puerto Rican masks and practice folk arts like Hebrew scribal art and Chinese calligraphy. True to the festival’s name, kosher egg rolls, classic New York–style egg creams and fresh empanadas will also be in abundance. All ages.

World Science Festival
Things to do

World Science Festival

The annual science bonanza returns for its tenth year, this time highlighting the contributions of women and award-winning science teachers. Taking place in performing arts centers, museums and parks in all five boroughs, this giant fest offers both free and ticketed activities for the whole family. Visit worldsciencefestival.com to learn about the plethora of performances, debates, discussions and interactive demos the fest has in store this year. All ages.