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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

Guide to Halloween for kids in NYC
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Guide to Halloween for kids in NYC

Calling all witches, goblins and ghouls! This guide to Halloween for kids will help you have your most spectacular Halloween ever! 

Things to do with teens in NYC
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Things to do with teens in NYC

Everything from cool underground activities to only-in-New-York–tours and hot spots even your toughest-to-impress–kids will adore. 

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

These 101 things to do with kids in NYC are a surefire way to have the best afternoon ever! 

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!

Fun things to do with toddlers in NYC
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Fun things to do with toddlers in NYC

Sure, it's hard to keep tykes occupied for an extended period of time, but these activities should do the trick

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

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
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Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Head to Coney Island for some Halloween fun! The annual event kicks off mid-September and runs on weekends through October with kid-friendly activities and fall fun. Little ones can get their faces painted, ride ponies, participate in arts and crafts, magic tricks, karaoke, games, story time and dance. And no need to head to a farm to find your Jack O’Lantern—the park will have a pumpkin patch onsite. Head to Luna Park's website for more event information as its announced! All ages.

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Fall Harvest Festival Weekends
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Fall Harvest Festival Weekends

Escape the concrete jungle for a crisp slice of autumn at Fishkill Farms. Every weekend from the second week in September through the last in October, the whole family can enjoy apple pickings, wagon rides, live music and fresh treats like cider, donuts, and homemade pies. Starting in late September you can even pick your own pumpkin. Stop by the farm’s grill for barbecue classics, and be sure to check out the farm store before you leave to pick up some maple syrup, honey, artisanal cheeses and more. All ages. 

Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns
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Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns

Get in the Halloween spirit at this massive jack o'lantern bonanza featuring more than a thousand hand-carved pumpkins, The orange works of art are transformed by hundreds of carvers into movie characters and pop culture icons, plus impressive multi-pumpkin sculptures of dinosaurs, dragons, safari animals and more. The whole family will love exploring these intricately carved pumpkins (some of which weigh over 100 pounds!) while listening to festive Halloween tunes. Be sure to check out the live-carving stations, where tykes can watch the artists in action. Check online before booking, as some time slots might be sold out. All ages.

Halloween Harvest Festival
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Halloween Harvest Festival

We love a good spooky theme—and good thing, because this year’s Halloween Harvest Festival theme is Día de los Muertos! There will be a performance by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, and the opportunity to add personal mementos to ancestral altars set up throughout the park. Shaman Mama Donna will be on site giving harvest blessings to pets. Pooches are welcome of course, for the annual Canine Costume Contest. All ages.