The best things to do in New York with kids
Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids
International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC
Move over Broadway—there's some competition in town. For the first time, NYC will host the International Puppet Fringe Festival where theaters worldwide will come together for a week-long celebration of diversity, inclusion and of course, beautiful performances. It'll be the perfect way to wrap up the summer. All ages.
New York City Poetry Festival
Poets large and small will find something to love at this outdoor summertime event on Governors Island. Whether it's getting behind the mic and reciting some fierce stanzas, listening in as other poets perform their work or browsing publications from different writers, there is something for everyone at this gorgeous literary bonanza. All ages.
Governors Island explodes with outside-the-box creativity at the annual FIGMENT festival (which will run from approximately 10am to 6pm both days). Family highlights include interactive art projects and kids' activities as well as a custom-made treehouse and artist-designed minigolf course. All ages.
Make Music New York
Musicians flood NYC's public spaces during this daylong, citywide, entirely free festival. Little ones can join free song and movement sessions and big kids can pick up harmonicas, recorders and more to join in on group jam sessions alongside the pros. Visit the event's website for the full lineup of happenings, which includes the Twilight Chorus (for Humans) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Western classical music for piano at Pier 1 in Riverside Park and plenty more. All ages.