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Kindergarten Pop Quiz: NYC preschoolers tell all!
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Kindergarten Pop Quiz: NYC preschoolers tell all!

These spunky kiddos from four NYC boroughs joined us for a little pop quiz before they take on life as kindergartners.

The 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family
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The 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family

Lil' film buffs rejoice! Our epic list of the very best kids' movies will keep your movie-lovin' crew enchanted for hours.

The best new kids' movies on Netflix in August
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The best new kids' movies on Netflix in August

Sing, The Addams Family and more great flicks are coming to Netflix!

Summer weekend getaways from NYC
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Summer weekend getaways from NYC

Escape the city to super fun spots like Sesame Place, Rocking Horse Ranch and more!

Upcoming NYC events and festivals

Summer Family Theater Festival

Summer Family Theater Festival

The first Summer Family Theater Festival will give families a cool place to hide from the sun. Productions by Vital Theatre Company, Doppelskope, the Amazing Max and Ragtag Theatre Company are all part of a lineup of kid-friendly plays. Catch Pinkalicious The Musical, a silly story about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes, she develops a skin condition that turns her entire body pink! (July 16–August 27, select Sat and Suns 11am) Flight School The Musical follows the story of a penguin who wishes he could fly (July 16–August 6, select Sat and Sun 1pm) and the Amazing Max will wow children with his magic tricks (July 16–August 26, select Sat and Sun 3pm). Premium ticket holders will want to arrive 25 minutes early to the magic show because those kids who do will receive Amazing Max memorabilia, have front row seating, participate in a magic lesson and will go home with a magic trick to try on their friends. Other festival productions include Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella (July 29–August 27, select Sat and Sun 3:30pm) and Gruff! (August 4–27, Fri 7pm and Sat and Sun 1pm). If your kid feels inspired to jump on stage, Pinkalicious Performance Camps will run through the summer and will culminate with a performance by the kiddos (July 10–Aug 25, Mon–Fri 9am–12pm)! Various ages.

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West Side County Fair
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West Side County Fair

The Upper West Side gets countryfied with carnival rides, games, music, square dancing, sideshow acts, a petting zoo and a Greenmarket. In the Green Acre environmental corner, young fairgoers get some hands-on schooling in eco-friendly living and animal care. Stay tuned for new plaza performers and headliners on the mainstage this year. All ages.