The best things to do in New York with kids
Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids
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.
Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition
Line up with your kids and cheer for your favorite tugboat in this exciting annual competition. After the race is over, check out the amateur line toss, spinach-eating contest (think Popeye) and a tattoo competition. To get your youngsters an even better view of the action, grab tickets to the Circle Line spectator boat that follows the race along the Hudson River to the finish line (boarding at Pier 83 at 9am; $25, children ages 3 and up $12). All ages.