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Apple picking locations you need to visit this autumn
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Best upcoming events and festivals

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

This delightfully eerie event is a must for New Yorkers! 

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
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Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Will Elmo finally be able to master the art of magic?

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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Latest news

Diggerland USA is expanding with an epic two-acre water park
News Diggerland USA is expanding with an epic two-acre water park

Summer 2019 might be wrapping up, but we're already thinking about what's in store for us next year. New broke that the...

Nice! Central Park's $150 million upgrade will feature a new ice rink and pool
News Nice! Central Park's $150 million upgrade will feature a new ice rink and pool

NYC's communal backyard has a major project underway.  The Central Park Conservancy just released the design of a new $150 million pool and ice rink, and...

Gnarly! A slime experience is coming to NYC, so expect an ooey gooey autumn
News Gnarly! A slime experience is coming to NYC, so expect an ooey gooey autumn

New Yorkers take their immersive experiences quite seriously, and this fall promises a slew of sensory-filled adventures.  After indulging in creamy...

Yes, it's already time to start planning your winter weekend getaways—here's why
News Yes, it's already time to start planning your winter weekend getaways—here's why

There are Plan Aheaders, and there Last Minuters. Plan Aheaders know it's time to start booking at family ski resorts near NYC for the midwinter break...

Here's why NYC students are walking out of school next week
News Here's why NYC students are walking out of school next week

Although the new school year has just begun, the Department of Education plans to excuse absences on Friday, Sept 20—for a cause.   According to a series of...

Are you ready for the world's largest display of LEGO art? Here's the scoop
News Are you ready for the world's largest display of LEGO art? Here's the scoop

The blueprint to a great museum adventure certainly includes "The Art of the Brick." Budding engineers and artists will be equally enthralled by the...

Sweet! The largest lantern festival in North America is headed to Citi Field
News Sweet! The largest lantern festival in North America is headed to Citi Field

Class is back in session, after-school programs are in full swing and, Christmas is right around the corner.  You might as well kiss summer goodbye because...

Meet Miss American Pie, your new favorite dessert spot in Brooklyn
News Meet Miss American Pie, your new favorite dessert spot in Brooklyn

As the crisp autumn air sweeps in, it's only appropriate to seek out the best comfort food in the city.  Fortunately for Brooklynites, a new Park Slope...

Last chance to catch Friday-night fireworks in Coney Island
News Last chance to catch Friday-night fireworks in Coney Island

Summer 2019 has been good to New Yorkers. But now it's time to bid the season of freedom and relaxation adieu.  If this week's cooler temperatures didn't...

American Dream Mall is finally opening this fall, here’s what your family can expect
News American Dream Mall is finally opening this fall, here’s what your family can expect

"Mall" isn't necessarily an accurate way to describe American Dream.  Sure, the long-awaited Jersey attraction boasts hundreds of retail options, from Zara...

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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

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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101 things to do with kids in NYC
Things to do 101 things to do with kids in NYC

NYC's coolest indoor playgrounds
Sports and fitness NYC's coolest indoor playgrounds

Delicious family restaurants in NYC
Restaurants Delicious family restaurants in NYC

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

The best apple picking in NY
Things to do The best apple picking in NY

The best Broadway shows for kids
Theater The best Broadway shows for kids

The best kids’ playgrounds in NYC
Things to do The best kids’ playgrounds in NYC

Free museum days for families
Attractions Free museum days for families

The best toy stores in NYC
Shopping The best toy stores in NYC

The best family movies
Things to do The best family movies

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Things to do September events

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Things to do October events

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The Museum of Ice Cream is returning to NYC
News The Museum of Ice Cream is returning to NYC

American Dream Mall is finally opening this fall
News American Dream Mall is finally opening this fall

North America's largest lantern fest is NYC bound!
News North America's largest lantern fest is NYC bound!

This out-of-sight balloon festival is a great fall getaway
News This out-of-sight balloon festival is a great fall getaway

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News Here's what you need to know about LEGOLAND New York

Toys “R” Us will reopen just in time for the holidays
News Toys “R” Us will reopen just in time for the holidays

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers free Fridays in 2019
News Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers free Fridays in 2019

You'll love NYC's oldest ice cream parlor, Eddie's Sweet Shop
Restaurants You'll love NYC's oldest ice cream parlor, Eddie's Sweet Shop

Go bowling at an undersea aquarium with sea turtles
News Go bowling at an undersea aquarium with sea turtles

Manhattan is finally getting its first public beach
News Manhattan is finally getting its first public beach

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