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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.

New York International Children's Film Festival
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New York International Children's Film Festival

This annual tradition is like Sundance for the younger set:On weekends in February and March, little New Yorkers watch the best new animation, live-action, documentary and experimental films from France, Japan and other far-flung countries. Festivalgoers (and their parents) can also take part in workshops, filmmaker Q&As and, of course, vote for the winning flick. Please check the website for a complete lineup. Ages 3–18. 

Trolls LIVE!
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Trolls LIVE!

It's Hug Time with Poppy and co...or is it?! In their first-ever live tour, the cheerful and colorful Trolls are tasked with an important mission: They must save Hug Time before it's too late. Naturally, the best way to do so is to bust out the dance moves, glitter and LOL moments. If your littles had a ball exploring the interactive DreamWorks Trolls The Experience, then they'll certainly love seeing their favorite characters on stage. Don't miss this exciting adventure, and of course, excellent hairdos. All ages. 

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Don't miss the NYC Pre-K for All application deadline!
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New dipportunities: Mister Dips will open at Pier 17 this spring!
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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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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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