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Things to do with kids in New York, including events this week, free things to do, fairs and festivals, story time, theater for kids, and kids' entertainment

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

These 101 things to do with kids in NYC are a surefire way to have the best afternoon ever! 

Woo! The world's largest bounce house is heading to Brooklyn in 2019
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Woo! The world's largest bounce house is heading to Brooklyn in 2019

Start planning your summer bucket list and book those tickets ASAP! 

Time Out Market New York will open near Jane's Carousel in 2019
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Time Out Market New York will open near Jane's Carousel in 2019

Prepare your taste buds: DUMBO is getting a new, out-of-this-world food hall with spectacular views.

OMG! 15 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2019
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OMG! 15 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2019

In search of amazing things to do with kids in NYC in 2019? Look no further than our extensive list! 

Family movies on Netflix for all ages
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Family movies on Netflix for all ages

Consider this your ultimate guide to family movies on Netflix!

The best things to do in New York with kids

Guide to school closings in NYC
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Guide to school closings in NYC

When the weather outside is frightful...parents know it’s not so delightful to navigate school closings. 

The best plays for kids in New York City
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The best plays for kids in New York City

You can't go wrong with Matilda, Gazillion Bubble Show and Aladdin!

The 50 best family attractions in NYC
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The 50 best family attractions in NYC

Thought you've seen 'em all? Think again.

The best Disney princess movies for kids
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The best Disney princess movies for kids

These Disney princesses run the gamut from damsels in distress to modern girls who play by their own rules.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

After declaring bankruptcy in 2016 to widespread lamentations, the family-friendly circus came bouncing back to life at Lincoln Center last year, and now returns for its 41st season with a show that aim to throw some spotlights on women. New ringmaster Stephanie Monseu presides over a spectacle that includes a trapeze routine by the Flying Tunizianis, a trampoline act created by Andréanne Quintal, and an acrobatic duet, performed by Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez, in which she does most of the heavy lifting.

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

This film fest for kiddos showcases approximately¬†100 features and shorts from around the globe and rounds out the experience with retrospectives, interactive workshops and filmmaker Q&As for families. This year, don‚Äôt miss the opening night with the premiere of The Boy Who Harness The Wind, cartoons such as Gordon & Patty, Heebie Jeebie Shorts,¬†special talks about the future of virtual reality and so much more.¬†Though a jury determines which director takes home the grand prize and other esteemed awards, young audience members can cast their votes in various categories. There are¬†various times and locations. Please check the website for a complete lineup.¬†Ages 3‚Äď18.¬†

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LC Kids
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LC Kids

Every year Lincoln Center presents a phenomenal lineup of programming for kids of all ages. This years, wee ones (ages 0‚Äď18 months) can explore their surroundings with Rain, a sensory performance that includes touch and music, while slightly older babies (ages 6 months-36 months) can join a friendly environment for creative exploration with Pulsar. Highlights for big kids include Is this a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth (ages 8 and up), a retelling of the classic tale by a Scottish storyteller; You Me and the Space Between (ages 6 to 12), a performance about an inventive child that utilizes storytelling and choreography; Soundtrack '63 (ages 12 and up), a multimedia musical experience about music's relationship to social justice. A number of shows offer relaxed performances for neurodiverse audiences. Visit¬†here for more details.¬†

The Orchid Show

The Orchid Show

We're longing for spring‚ÄĒwarm temperatures, blue skies and, of course, flowers. Fortunately, the New York Botanical Garden is here to deliver with its annual Orchid Show.¬†Visitors can expect¬†a taste of Singapore right here in NYC thanks to the 2019 theme. "Singapore" celebrates the Asian "City in a Garden," and we're certainly adding it to our list of things to do.¬†Be sure to take a look at the¬†festival's programming, which includes an insiders tour for budding botanists, orchid care demonstrations and q&a session. Mom and Dad, if you're calling the babysitter for a night off, you might want to consider enjoying an¬†Orchid Evening¬†($38) complete with cocktails, music and naturally, the beautiful display. Learn more about "The Orchid Show: Singapore" here. All ages.¬†

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