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

OMG! 17 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2017
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OMG! 17 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2017

If your resolution is to have way more fun in 2017, you've come to the right place. 

Meet Gulliver’s Gate, Times Square’s giant miniature marvel!
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Meet Gulliver’s Gate, Times Square’s giant miniature marvel!

You’ll soon be able to adventure to Gulliver’s Gate—NYC’s newest Times Square attraction.

NYC's brand new Chocolate Museum is a kid's dream
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NYC's brand new Chocolate Museum is a kid's dream

Jacques Torres' Choco-Story New York: The Chocolate Museum and Experience will be NYC's very first chocolate museum, located right in Soho!

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!

The best things to do in New York with kids

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.

NYC museums for kids
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NYC museums for kids

These NYC museums can't be beat—see everything from Star Wars costumes to daunting dinos

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.

Time Out deals

Puppy Playtime

Puppy Playtime

A fun, structured 30-minute playtime for puppies 20 weeks and under

Annie

Annie

Get tickets to see Annie on May 7 at the State Theatre in New Jersey

Cooking Class at Kids at Work

Cooking Class at Kids at Work

Lessons include sensory play where children are encouraged to experiment with cooking

Gym Stars

Gym Stars

These independent classes focus on the fundamentals of form and technique

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Tilt Kids Festival
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Tilt Kids Festival

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise present an arts festival specifically targeted to youths. This festival combines philosophy and music, circus and magic, design, dance and gastronomy in a series of programming featuring installations and workshops incorporating work from a bevy of French and global artists. Some highlights of the event include a large-scale, immersive installation by Hervé Tullet, author and illustrator of over 75 children’s books, including Press Here. Congolese theater director Toto Kisaku will lead families through costume creations, sound effects, and recite his favorite African folktales. The Juilliard Orchestra teams up with the Met Museum to complement the museum’s exhibit of terra-cotta warrior sculptures. And don’t miss Steréokids, a mini European dance music festival for families with French DJ Pedro Winter, aka Busy P. Various ages, locations, prices, and times. See website for details.

Fifth Avenue Family Festival
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Fifth Avenue Family Festival

Kids of all ages are invited to Park Slope for an afternoon of crafts, games, and activities. There will be live performances and appearances by Tuffy Tiger and Star Wars characters from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion and Empire Saber Guild. Don’t miss out on the giveaways and arrive early to snag a bag filled with gifts for the first 200 kids. All ages.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

The outlandish haberdashery on display—ten-foot-tall hats, costumed pets, bonnets with live birds nestled inside—more than makes up for the lack of floats at this annual see-and-be-seen parade. The tradition started in the mid-1800s, when high-society ladies would promenade in their Easter finery after church, and has since evolved into a showcase for chapeau artistry. Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th Sts. All ages.

Sheep Shearing Fest
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Sheep Shearing Fest

Celebrate the beginning of the spring season and enjoy a day of kid-friendly activities, crafts, and live music. Kids get to watch farmers shear a flock of sheep, learn about wool and pasture-raised sheep, check out professional weavers and spinners and try out carding, combing and felting wool. Also, follow the farmers and educators on tours and watch demonstrations. After the shearing is finished, kids can even help herd the sheep out to the pasture! All ages.  

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