Things to Do

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

The best apple picking near NYC
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The best apple picking near NYC

The only thing crisper than the autumn air will be your Granny Smiths. 

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! 

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. 

The best peach picking near NYC
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The best peach picking near NYC

Find the best peach picking near NYC with our helpful guide! Trade your local grocery or co-op visit for a family day trip to these nearby peach orchards.

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

Summer Streets
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Summer Streets

Take away the taxis, Ubers and trucks and what do you have? A very quiet NYC street. During Summer Streets, the three-Saturday event turns seven miles of NYC turf into a car-free zone, but those empty streets certainly don't go to waste. The Brooklyn Bridge all the way to Central Park will be cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. This year's offerings include Potting with the New York Botanical Garden (Aug 11), learning about the importance of Color Theory (all weekends), kite-making with Brooklyn Children's Museum (Aug 18), theater, music, dance, tai chi and so much more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for outdoor art installations, too. Get the full list of events here. From Park Ave at 72nd St to Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge. All ages.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

Kick off the 2017 U.S. Open in style at this annual tennis and music fest. The live stadium show features live performances from big names in music (TBA for this year) and past preformers have included Flo Rida, Zara Larsson and Troye Sivan. There will be exhibition matches and skills competitions with tennis pros. Be sure to come by with the family beforehand to check out the free activities on the grounds, like youth tennis workshops. hair braiding, face painting and autograph signings. All ages.      

Blues BBQ Festival
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Blues BBQ Festival

Some of New York's best barbecue joints head to Hudson River Park's Pier 97 for this 19th annual bonanza. Chow down on savory, finger-licking offerings from restaurants like Dinosaur BBQ, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, and Pig Beach and some sweet treats from Melt Bakery. Between bites dance to music from musicians like The Slam Allen Band and Canadian blues singer Dawn Tyler Watson. All ages.

Kids Fest: Stages in the Square
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Kids Fest: Stages in the Square

At this celebration, kids enjoy free fun like a puppet show, an amazing circus show, dance performances and more. You can even use the visit as an excuse to grab a burger and a strawberry shake at Shake Shack. Ages 12 and under.

New York's biggest events for kids by month