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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

Memorial Day for kids in New York City
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Memorial Day for kids in New York City

Celebrate the lives of those who have served our country this holiday by making Memorial Day for kids a special opportunity for family time. 

The best kids' play spaces in NYC
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The best kids' play spaces in NYC

Climb to new heights, roll in ball pits and swing like Tarzan at these epic play spaces in NYC! 

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!

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! 

The best fun places for kids in NYC
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The best fun places for kids in NYC

Whether you're local or visiting, everyone wants the inside scoop on the best fun places for kids. 

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

Street Games 2018
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Street Games 2018

Kids take to the park for skateboarding clinics and ’60s and ’70s street games like double dutch and lemon twist hula-hooping. There's also a box car derby and obstacle course for those who are feeling adventurous! Those who are less inclined to play can watch yo-yo master, hip-hop breakdancers and the Dance Theatre of Harlem do their thing. The event is open to children of all abilities. All ages. 

Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival
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Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival

Kids can take in the springtime sun as they stroll through the cherry blossoms of Randall's Island. They'll also have the opportunity to get their faces painted, fly kites, enjoy live music and experience Japanese culture with an Origami studio and even get a chance to try on a kimono. All ages.

Sakura Matsuri
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Sakura Matsuri

You might think you've been transported to Japan at the BBG's legendary spring festival celebrating the peak of the cherry blossom season. The Japanese tradition of Sakuri Matsuri celebrates spring, the arts and the great outdoors with a slew of cultural arts and merry making. All ages.

City of Science
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City of Science

World Science Festival has partnered up with Con Edison for this science education initiative. Families will enter a mini metropolis in which they’ll learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through a variety of interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. Walk on water; create an orbiting universe a the Warped Space Gravity Simulator; use a seismic accelerator to launch objects 20 feet into the air; and topple seven-foot-tall dominoes all in the name of science. Brains will get a workout trying to solve challenges and puzzles and discovering physics. An activity guide is also available for download that is full of fun experiments you and your child can conduct before and after the event. All ages.

New York's biggest events for kids by month