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

50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring
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50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring

Welcome, spring! It’s finally time to start spending some time outdoors.

Free museum days for kids in NYC
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Free museum days for kids in NYC

Enjoy free museum days all around NYC at these great institutions 

New kids' movies on Netflix in May
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New kids' movies on Netflix in May

Looking for the best new kids' movies on Netflix this month? You've come to the right place!

The best kids' playgrounds in New York City
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The best kids' playgrounds in New York City

See our new and improved list of the city's best playgrounds.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals

Fifth Avenue Family Festival
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Fifth Avenue Family Festival

Kids of all ages are invited to Park Slope for an afternoon of crafts, games, and activities. There will be live performances and appearances by Tuffy Tiger and Star Wars characters from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion and Empire Saber Guild. Don’t miss out on the giveaways and arrive early to snag a bag filled with gifts for the first 200 kids. All ages.

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
Museums

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.  

Sakura Matsuri
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Sakura Matsuri

You might think you're suddenly in Japan at the BBG's legendary spring festival celebrating the peak of the cherry blossom season. The Japanese tradition of Sakuri Matsuri (cherry blossom festival) celebrates spring, the arts and the great outdoors with a slew of cultural arts and general merry making. All ages.