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

Fun water playgrounds for kids in NYC
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Fun water playgrounds for kids in NYC

There’s nothing quite like New York’s summer heat—but these spots are unmatched! 

The best summer activities for kids
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The best summer activities for kids

It's time for sand between your toes and a hot dog at Nathan's. Summer activities for kids in NYC are aplenty, so start mapping out your perfect bucket list! 

Outdoor activities for NYC kids
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Outdoor activities for NYC kids

Enjoy some fresh air and make the most out of NYC's best outdoor activities!

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! 

OMG! 15 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2019
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OMG! 15 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2019

In search of amazing things to do with kids in NYC in 2019? Look no further.

The best things to do in New York with kids

The best Coney Island activities for kids
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The best Coney Island activities for kids

Who's up for a ride (or five) on the Wonder Wheel? 

The best Broadway shows for kids
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The best Broadway shows for kids

Options abound—musicals, dramas, comedies and so much more!

The coolest kids’ playgrounds in NYC
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The coolest kids’ playgrounds in NYC

Your kids are in for a fabulous adventure at these action-packed spots.

The best apple picking in NY and beyond
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The best apple picking in NY and beyond

Summon the harvest season one Granny Smith at a time.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Fishing Clinics
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Fishing Clinics

Curious about what's crawling on the floor of the East River? Find out at Brooklyn Bridge Park! The new fishing clinics, which take place at Pier 5, will teach attendees attendees the fundamentals of line fishing and ecology. All fish caught will be returned. All ages.  

SuperReal
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SuperReal

No your eyes aren't playing tricks on you: "SuperReal," NYC's latest pop-up experience, is essentially a living dream! The brainchild of Moment Factory and Cipriani, this new photo-worthy attraction features wonky, colorful immersive installations like a fairylike flower garden that'll transport you to another realm. All ages. 

Hudson RiverKids
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Hudson RiverKids

(SPONSOR CONTENT) Hudson River Park will keep little New Yorkers entertained all summer long with a series of free performances and interactive activities. Visit the park on Monday and Thursday afternoons from June to September to take advantage of a wide variety of outdoor fun. Your little ones will love a jam session with Ramblin Dan and the Free Wheelin’ Band (July 8 and 11), they'll get creative with projects from the Children's Museum of the Arts (Aug 26 and 29) and they'll sit for story time with picture book author Elisha Cooper (Sept 16 and 19), among other happenings. Visit the Hudson River Park website for the complete lineup. Meet at Pier 25 on Mondays and Pier 62 on Thursdays. Ages 1–6. 

NYC Unicycle Festival
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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.

New York's biggest events for kids by month