The best things to do in New York with kids
Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids
Unicorn Dreamcatcher Class at Time Out Market New York
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.
Hello Panda Festival
The Hello Panda Festival features more than 120 enormous lanterns that will dazzle the whole family. At this holiday home run at Citi Field, attendees can also take part in various cultural traditions (think paper cutting, dough sculpting and other Chinese crafts), taste-test dishes from 60 international vendors, and pick up trinkets and gifts at the market. All ages.
Paddington Gets in a Jam
The U.K.'s most popular marmalade-loving bear is making his way to NYC this winter. Catch Paddington in a Jam, a production from Jonathan Rockefeller, in Union Square. The creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings Paddington's journey to life on stage—which is perfect for those who can't resist the famed character's movies and stories. Although audiences might be inclined to have some jam during the performance, note that food is prohibited in the theater! Ages 3–8.
Jurassic World Live
Prepare for an afternoon like none other—you'll be among dinosaurs, after all. Paleontologists will feel as though they've stepped straight into a scene of the beloved Jurassic Park films thanks to this awesome family experience. The performance features over 20 life-sized animatronic dinos—some of which are 40 feet in length—a thrilling score and a captivating tale that'll engage everyone in the audience. All ages.