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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

Thanksgiving for kids in NYC in 2018
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Thanksgiving for kids in NYC in 2018

Our guide to Thanksgiving for kids and families in NYC will help you celebrate the holiday to the fullest, so make sure you bring your appetite!

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

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 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

Brooklyn Children's Book Fair
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Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

The annual fair returns to the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion at the Brooklyn Museum for its 12th year with 40 Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators of picture books, storybooks, novels, and graphic novels. Check out readings and various hands-on activities appropriate for different age groups from toddler through middle schoolers. All ages.

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

After declaring bankruptcy in 2016 to widespread lamentations, the family-friendly circus came bouncing back to life at Lincoln Center last year, and now returns for its 41st season with a show that aim to throw some spotlights on women. New ringmaster Stephanie Monseu presides over a spectacle that includes a trapeze routine by the Flying Tunizianis, a trampoline act created by Andréanne Quintal, and an acrobatic duet, performed by Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez, in which she does most of the heavy lifting.

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Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
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Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair

Forty unique vendors come together in one of NYC's most gorgeous architecutral¬†attractions to provide a can't-miss holiday experience. If your daily commute's got you down,¬†the Grand Central Holiday Fair is surely one way to make you feel merry and bright. Explore the wide array of handmade goods‚ÄĒtoys, games, accessories and more‚ÄĒbefore boarding your train home. Chances are, you're bound to find some great gifts for loved ones. Even better? You also have the option to snag a sneak peek at the holiday train show too, so you're truly entering a winter wonderland. You'll be spending a lot of time wandering the train station this season! Note that the market won't be open on Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve, so plan your shopping ahead of time.¬†All ages.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason's musical take on Dr. Seuss's yuletide fable, in which a selfish creature overcomes his chronic cardiac deficiency, played two holiday seasons on Broadway during the Great White Way's green-monster craze of the 2000s. Now it returns to MSG in a production directed by Matt August and starring Gavin Lee, who recently shone as another green grump in Broadway's SpongeBob SquarePants.

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