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

This annual tradition is like Sundance for the younger set:On weekends in February and March, little New Yorkers watch the best new animation, live-action, documentary and experimental films from France, Japan and other far-flung countries. Festivalgoers (and their parents) can also take part in workshops, filmmaker Q&As and, of course, vote for the winning flick. Please check the website for a complete lineup. Ages 3–18. 

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Trolls LIVE!

Trolls LIVE!

It's Hug Time with Poppy and co...or is it?! In their first-ever live tour, the cheerful and colorful Trolls are tasked with an important mission: They must save Hug Time before it's too late. Naturally, the best way to do so is to bust out the dance moves, glitter and LOL moments. If your littles had a ball exploring the interactive DreamWorks Trolls The Experience, then they'll certainly love seeing their favorite characters on stage. Don't miss this exciting adventure, and of course, excellent hairdos. All ages. 

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