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Time Out Market: Dreamcatcher workshop
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Time Out Market: Dreamcatcher workshop

Nightmares, beware! Crafty kids are tackling you head-on. During a Private Picassos workshop at Time Out Market New York, tots will work with wooden embroidery hoops, ribbon, yarn, and—naturally—unicorn horns and glitter to create a magical, mystical dream catcher. Please note that admission includes art supplies for children and parents. Ages 3 and up. 

Time Out Market: Puppet shows
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Time Out Market: Puppet shows

Start your Sunday mornings at Time Out Market New York! Not only will you have a chance to indulge in delicious brunch dishes (hello Clinton St. Baking Co.) but you can keep little ones preoccupied while you munch. Join the Puppetsburg crew on our fifth floor stage as the marionette entertainment kickstarts the day on a high note. With a new theme each week—such as "Farm to Table with Old McDonald," "The BEYONCE Show" and "Clementine Goes to Burning Man!"—we have a feeling you'll be as equally entertained as the kiddos. Bonus? Your youngsters will receive complimentary juice! Ages 6 and under.

Lunar New Year Celebrations at Flushing Town Hall
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Lunar New Year Celebrations at Flushing Town Hall

Welcome the Year of the Rat at Flushing Town Hall. Join Puppetry in Practice to make your own puppets, then go on a Dragon Walk. (Jan 18, 2pm.) Visit the Lunar New Year Temple Chiese Bazaar to watch live performances, snack on delicious food and take part in fun arts and crafts. (Feb 1, 11am and 1pm.) All ages.

"Impulse"
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"Impulse"

The Garment District is morphing into a playground this winter, and "Impluse's" charming features will make you feel like a kid again. On Broadway pedestrian plazas between 37th and 38th Sts, the exhibit will include 12 16–24–foot seesaws that are light and sound activated. And you thought the winter decorations were finished for the season! All ages. 

"Inside Art"
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"Inside Art"

This brand-new exhibit is bound to keep your children entertained for hours on end. Its name is quite literal, as little ones can crawl and climb life-size installations and sculptures. Ten renowned artists came together to make the impressive pieces, including a massive tabletop mystery puzzle, a “groundhog burrow” for humans and a spandex wall of tropical patterns to stretch and climb through. Ages 3–10. 

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Latest news

This new play space in Queens is every kid's dream
News This new play space in Queens is every kid's dream

NYC has an impressive indoor playground for kids to add to its roster.  On Jan 24, Forest Hills welcomed the 6,000 square-foot Dream City (108-48 Queens...

Disney Cruise Line will let you sail the great rivers of Europe in 2021
News Disney Cruise Line will let you sail the great rivers of Europe in 2021

Cast your mind to that futuristic time known as the year 2021, when Adventures by Disney will run cruises on the most historic and beautiful rivers of...

The Museum of Jewish Heritage partners with the NYC DOE to fight intolerance
News The Museum of Jewish Heritage partners with the NYC DOE to fight intolerance

The New York City Department of Education announced a new program that will bring all eighth and tenth grade classes from public schools in Williamsburg,...

Looks like NYC is getting a weekend winter storm—here's how to spend it
News Looks like NYC is getting a weekend winter storm—here's how to spend it

Don't let Thursday's sunny skies fool you: A winter storm is blowing in, bringing high winds, freezing rain and (possibly) snow over Martin Luther King Jr....

Vans opened a new skatepark in Brooklyn with gnarly sessions for kids
News Vans opened a new skatepark in Brooklyn with gnarly sessions for kids

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Build-A-Bear will debut a Baby Yoda plush toy later this year
News Build-A-Bear will debut a Baby Yoda plush toy later this year

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How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with kids in NYC
News How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with kids in NYC

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New York Public Library reveals top checkouts of all time (and more) for 125th anniversary
News New York Public Library reveals top checkouts of all time (and more) for 125th anniversary

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The world's largest bounce house will be bigger and better in 2020!
News The world's largest bounce house will be bigger and better in 2020!

2020 is going to be an exciting year for New Yorkers—a record-breaking one, in fact.  In a few months, Big Bounce America—the largest attraction of its kind...

Attention wizards and muggles: A Harry Potter flagship store is coming to NYC!
News Attention wizards and muggles: A Harry Potter flagship store is coming to NYC!

It's Harry's world, we're just living in it.  Much to the delight of fantasy fans, NYC is opening a Harry Potter flagship store this summer at 935...

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Time Out New York Kids magazine

Time Out New York Kids magazine
Things to do Time Out New York Kids magazine

Well hello there! Want to read our magazine and connect?

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What we're into right now

MoMA Skip-the-Line Access
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MoMA Skip-the-Line Access

Your skip-the-line ticket includes a free audio guide, special exhibitions, films and gallery talks. 

Wicked
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Wicked
4 out of 5 stars

Thanks to Winnie Holzman’s witty book and Stephen Schwartz’s pop-inflected score, Wicked soars. 

New York Botanical Garden
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New York Botanical Garden

Give city kids a chance to explore lush landscapes on this 250-acre expanse.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
5 out of 5 stars

The world of Harry Potter has arrived, Hogwarts and all, and it is a triumph of theatrical magic. 

Visit the Museum of Natural History
Visit the Museum of Natural History

Visit cool exhibits new and old at your favorite museum in NYC.

Old-fashioned fun
Old-fashioned fun

Get arcade play or two-hours for the kiddos at the Chinatown Fair this summer

Time after time
Time after time

Learn about NYC's past at the New-York Historical Society.

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Delicious family restaurants in NYC
Restaurants Delicious family restaurants in NYC

Free museum days for families
Attractions Free museum days for families

Best Broadway shows for kids
Theater Best Broadway shows for kids

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Things to do Ice skating spots in NYC

Best toy stores in NYC
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Best family movies
Things to do Best family movies

NYC's best family attractions
Attractions NYC's best family attractions

Best kids’ playgrounds in NYC
Things to do Best kids’ playgrounds in NYC

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