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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

Things to do with kids this midwinter break
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Things to do with kids this midwinter break

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you—it's officially time for midwinter break. 

OMG! 21 epic things you can't miss in 2018
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OMG! 21 epic things you can't miss in 2018

These amazing kids' events, openings, performances, books and more are some of our favorite things happening in 2018

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!

President's Day weekend for kids in NYC
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President's Day weekend for kids in NYC

Presidents' Day weekend is a day for celebrating the presidents of the United States, and it's awesome because most kids get the day off from school. 

Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year 2018) for kids in NYC
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Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year 2018) for kids in NYC

These Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year 2018) events for kids are some of our favorite cultural celebrations of the year. 

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

Time Out Kids Day at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
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Time Out Kids Day at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Want to party under the sea without donning your swimsuit? Here's your chance! On Saturday, February 24, we dive into the deep blue at the all-new "National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey" in Times Square. Join us as we journey through the immersive digital underwater experience, during which you’ll come face-to-face with humpback whales, great white sharks, sea lions and more. Your ticket also gets you access to an additional special Time Out New York Kids experience that includes snacks (Harlem Shake, DŌ Cookie Dough Confections and Squish Marshmallow) and games, too! P.S. There's a beer and wine bar for parents featuring Indaba Wines. // var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '42560610933', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-42560610933', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided onOrderComplete: exampleCallback // Method called when an order has successfully completed }); //

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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 125 features and shorts from around the globe each year, and rounds out the experience with retrospectives, interactive workshops and filmmaker Q&As for families. This year, don’t miss a special sneak peek at the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, animated features and shorts from Japan, Mexico and other far-flung cultures, and special talks about the future of virtual reality. 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. Ages 3 to 18. Various times and locations. Please check the website for a complete lineup.

"Block Party"
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"Block Party"

Party it up at this festive exhibit that invites families to play street games like hopscotch, jump rope and sidewalk chalk drawings. Live DJs will be spinning beats and local artist Anderson Zaca’s photos of New York block parties dress the walls of the gallery. All ages.

Teknopolis
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Teknopolis

Brooklyn Academy of Music's "Digital Playground" is back for another three weekends of immersive art-tech installations.The BAM Fisher Building is transformed into a massive gallery of cutting-edge exhibits from artists and inventors from around the world. This year's collection of exhibits includes a cascading 20 foot-tall wall of full-color LEDS called Light Orchestra, a chance to direct and act in your own film with Storymaker, virtual reality experiences, interactive films and much more. Entry is timed with 90-minute sessions during the day or 2 hours in the evening. Ages 6 and up.