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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

Best winter activities for kids in NYC
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Best winter activities for kids in NYC

Now is the time to conquer those steep sledding hills and lace up for ice skating in NYC. Sure the temperatures are wicked, but with the help of a warm winter coat and a mug of hot cocoa, you will be ready to tackle any adventure that awaits. 

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

You'll never hear "I'm bored" thanks to this list!

Best things to do with toddlers in NYC
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Best things to do with toddlers in NYC

The big city has a lot to offer little urbanites!

Best things to do with teens in NYC
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Best things to do with teens in NYC

Teens can be a tough audience, but this list offers plenty of great options!

Best ice skating lessons for kids in NYC
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Best ice skating lessons for kids in NYC

Bundle up and make your way to our go-to rinks. 

The best things to do in New York with kids

Best indoor activities for NYC kids
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Best indoor activities for NYC kids

When the winter gets too brutal, take advantage of great indoor activities.

Best Broadway shows for kids
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Best Broadway shows for kids

Options abound—musicals, dramas, comedies and so much more!

Best kids' library branches in NYC
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Best kids' library branches in NYC

Your pint-sized bibliophiles are bound to get lost in the stacks.

Best spots for pet adoption in NYC
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Best spots for pet adoption in NYC

Thinking about a four-legged friend? We scoured the best locales in Gotham for pet adoption.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Time Out Market: Dreamcatcher workshop
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Time Out Market: Dreamcatcher workshop

Nightmares, beware! Crafty kids are tackling you head-on. During a Private Picassos workshop at Time Out Market New York, tots will work with wooden embroidery hoops, ribbon, yarn, and—naturally—unicorn horns and glitter to create a magical, mystical dream catcher. Please note that admission includes art supplies for children and parents. Ages 3 and up. 

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Time Out Market: Puppet shows
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Time Out Market: Puppet shows

Start your Sunday mornings at Time Out Market New York! Not only will you have a chance to indulge in delicious brunch dishes (hello Clinton St. Baking Co.) but you can keep little ones preoccupied while you munch. Join the Puppetsburg crew on our fifth floor stage as the marionette entertainment kickstarts the day on a high note. With a new theme each week—such as "Farm to Table with Old McDonald," "The BEYONCE Show" and "Clementine Goes to Burning Man!"—we have a feeling you'll be as equally entertained as the kiddos. Bonus? Your youngsters will receive complimentary juice! Ages 6 and under.

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Lunar New Year at the Brooklyn Children's Museum
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Lunar New Year at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

The Brooklyn Children's Museum celebrates Lunar New Year with a day full of fun activities! Help create blossoms for ColorLab's cherry tree, make a paper lantern, join author Michele Wong McSwee for storytime and make a paper lion puppet to bring to the Lion Dance that will parade through the museum. All ages.

Lunar New Year Celebrations at Flushing Town Hall
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Lunar New Year Celebrations at Flushing Town Hall

Welcome the Year of the Rat at Flushing Town Hall. Join Puppetry in Practice to make your own puppets, then go on a Dragon Walk. (Jan 18, 2pm.) Visit the Lunar New Year Temple Chiese Bazaar to watch live performances, snack on delicious food and take part in fun arts and crafts. (Feb 1, 11am and 1pm.) All ages.