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Best upcoming events and festivals

Trick or Treat at Time Out Market New York
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Trick or Treat at Time Out Market New York

Halloween is about to get a whole lot sweeter! If you can't quite figure out which houses to hit with your little ghouls and goblins, take your family's trick-or-treating festivities to Dumbo this year. The 21 eateries at Time Out Market New York, including Clinton St. Baking Co. and Juilana’s, will host a fun trick-or-treating experience for NYC kiddos. Those with a sweet tooth will love munching on each vendor's themed offerings (for example, you'll find Thai sweets at Fish Cheeks). Make sure the youngsters are decked out in their costumes and stick around for dinner after the fun wraps up. All ages. 

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Things to do Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

This delightfully eerie event is a must for New Yorkers! 

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
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Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Of all the Halloween festivals in the city, Central Park’s is the only one that involves sending your homemade jack-o’-lanterns afloat into the Harlem Meer. Before the main event at 6pm, kids are invited to show off their most creative costumes in a parade, dance to "Monster Mash" and other Halloween songs by live musicians, ogle live pumpkin-carving demos, listen to scary stories and work on creepy crafts. Learn more about the ghoulishly good events' lineup online. All ages.

Baby Shark Live
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Baby Shark Live

It's true, parents: You can swim, but you can't hide. 

Trolls LIVE!
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Trolls LIVE!

It's Hug Time with Poppy and co...or is it?! 

Jurassic World Live
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Jurassic World Live

You'll feel like you've stepped straight into a scene of Jurassic Park!

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The Addams Family Mansion is popping up in Brooklyn, and you can book a stay
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Well hello there! Want to read our magazine and connect?

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Win a beachfront vacation in Miami
Win a beachfront vacation in Miami

Enter for a chance to win a two-night stay at Nautilus by Arlo.

Win tickets to New York City Wine & Food Festival
Win tickets to New York City Wine & Food Festival

Enter for two tickets to Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.

Wicked
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Wicked

This musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz addresses surprisingly complex themes, such as standards of beauty, morality and, believe it or not, fighting fascism. Thanks to Winnie Holzman’s witty book and Stephen Schwartz’s pop-inflected score, Wicked soars. The current cast includes Jackie Burns as Elphaba and Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda.

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

Theater review by Adam Feldman  The world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway, Hogwarts and all, and it is a triumph of theatrical magic. Set two decades after the final chapters of J.K. Rowling’s world-shaking kid-lit heptalogy, the two-part epic Harry Potter and the Cursed Child combines grand storytelling with stagecraft on a scale heretofore unimagined. Richly elaborated by director John Tiffany, the show looks like a million bucks (or, in this case, a reported $68 million); the Lyric Theatre has been transfigured from top to bottom to immerse us in the narrative. It works: The experience is transporting. Jack Thorne’s play, based on a story he wrote with Rowling and Tiffany, extends the Potter narrative while remaining true to its core concerns. Love and friendship and kindness are its central values, but they don’t come easily: They are bound up in guilt, loneliness and fear. Harry (Jamie Parker) is weighted with trauma dating back to his childhood, which hinders his ability to communicate with his troubled middle son, Albus (Sam Clemmett); it doesn’t help that Albus’s only friend is the bookish outcast Scorpius Malfoy (the exceptional Anthony Boyle), son of Harry’s erstwhile enemy, Draco (Alex Price). Despite the best intentions of Harry’s solid wife, Ginny (Poppy Miller), and his friends Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and Ron (Paul Thornley), things turn dark very fast. Set designer Christine Jones and lighting designer Neil Austin keep much of the stage shroude

New York Hip-Hop Tour
New York Hip-Hop Tour

This one-of-a-kind experience takes you on an interactive cultural tour

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

Grand Central's Summer Send-Off
Kids Grand Central's Summer Send-Off

Get in on a cool indoor hangout at Grand Central! This event transforms Vanderbilt Hall into a fun–filled dining area with live, family-friendly entertainment. Kiddos can make arts & crafts and get their faces painted courtesy of Kidding Around Toys, dance and sing along in the event's Jam to the Music perfomance courtesy of Brooklyn Children's Museum, watch performances from Grammy Award–winner Tim Kubart (Aug 24) and cast members of Wicked (Aug 25) and Something Rotten (Aug 26), too. There's also great food from the likes of Shake Shack and Zaro's Family Bakery available for purchase! Event located in Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall. All ages.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Theater The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Your favorite show has been extended due to popular demand! This 60-minute performance adapts four of Eric Carle's most timeless tales.

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