The best things to do in New York with kids
Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
Celebrate the legendary tennis player and humanitarian with a day full of family-friendly activities, live musical entertainment and special celebrity guests. Kids can face off in a match of their own, take part in interactive outdoor games and then shake out their sillies at a Radio Disney concert. All ages.
NYC Unicycle Festival
This wacky one-wheeled weekend rolls into town and begins with a pitstop in Battery Park (10 am on Aug 29), followed by a ride over the Brooklyn Bridge and ending with a stage show at Coney Island (Aug 30, meet at 2pm in front of City Hall in Manhattan on the base of the Brooklyn Bridge). Don't miss the main event—a giant festival on Governors Island with races, competitions, exhibitions, unicycle sports (basketball, hockey and sumo on wheels!), music, live performances and more one-wheeled activities for the whole family (Aug 31 and Sept 1 from noon–5pm). Learn more about the lineup on the festival's website. All ages.
Thespians can experience the Great White Way in all its glory, without the hefty price tag. Broadway Week, which offers 2-for-1 tickets, is back from Sept 3–6, and some of your favorite shows for kids are participating in the deal. Visit nyc.go/broadway-week for a lineup and to purchase your tickets. Participating shows include: Aladdin (Ages 8 and up) Beetlejuice (Ages 12 and up) Come From Away (Ages 10 and up) Dear Evan Hansen (Ages 12 and up) Frozen (Ages 8 and up) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Ages 10 and up) The Lion King (Ages 8 and up) Mean Girls (Ages 10 and up) Wicked (Ages 12 and up)
Halloween Harvest Festival
We love a good spooky theme—and good thing, because this year’s Halloween Harvest Festival theme is Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors! There will be a card readings, mini altars and a special dance and drum performance. Kids can also enjoy some hands-on fun with costume making, face painting and art projects. Dogs are invited to join in the fun with the annual canine costume contest. All ages.