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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

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.

Rubin Museum Block Party
Museums

Rubin Museum Block Party

Enjoy an afternoon of arty fun at the Rubin Museum’s annual outdoor fete, where the whole family can watch live music and dance performances, participate in art making and nosh on Van Leeuwen ice cream and snacks from Brooklyn Popcorn Truck. This year’s edition gives a nod to the Rubin Museum’s year-long exploration of "The Future" with activities and performances inspired by the theme, including a drone demo and a social timeline. Make sure to spend some time wandering around inside the Rubin, which has free admission all day. All ages.  

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Embrace your inner kid with the best finger foods around! Sauce-slathered ribs, crispy wings and out-of-this-world pulled pork are just a few of the tasty nom-noms on offer at Madison Square Park’s coolest event of the season. Stop by stands manned by top-notch chefs, pit masters and restaurant owners to try all kinds of delicious offerings before taking your ’cue (and kids) to a nearby park bench to enjoy the live music. All ages.

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Chile Pepper Festival
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Chile Pepper Festival

Adventurous eaters descend upon the Chile festival, where taste-testing is reserved for the brave, to send off summer with a bang. Try some artisanal spicy snacks and desserts featuring products exclusively created for the festival (like chile chocolates). While you nosh, take the sizzling tunes from bands from all over the world while your kids enjoy fun activities. All Ages.

New York's biggest events for kids by month