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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

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 than our extensive list! 

Time Out Market New York will open near Jane's Carousel in 2019
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Time Out Market New York will open near Jane's Carousel in 2019

Prepare your taste buds: DUMBO is getting a new, out-of-this-world food hall with spectacular views.

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 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! 

The best things to do in New York with kids

Guide to Easter for kids in NYC
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Guide to Easter for kids in NYC

Make this Easter for kids even more fantastic with NYC's best Easter festivities for your whole crew.

Fun restaurants in NYC for kids and families
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Fun restaurants in NYC for kids and families

Dinner is anything but boring, especially when you snag a seat at these fun restaurants in NYC.

NYC museums for kids and families
Museums

NYC museums for kids and families

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

Spring break vacation ideas for families
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Spring break vacation ideas for families

The destinations we settled on have it all—maritime adventures, amusement parks, historic museums and other great stuff to keep you busy. 

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Macy's Flower Show 2019 “Journey to Paradisios II Operation: Inspiration”
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Macy's Flower Show 2019 “Journey to Paradisios II Operation: Inspiration”

Macy's annual Flower Show, which has been running for over 60 years, provdies a showcase for the world’s diverse plant life and the work of the nation’s most renowned floral designers. This year, sci-fi-inspired arrangements will evoke the other-worldly tale of Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder, who discovered Paradisios. There are a variety of events that will appeal to visitors, but kids will be especially excited about the Flower Show's Family Day with Peppa Pig (March 24 at 1pm). Expect face painting, balloon twisting and more. For a full schedule, click here. To learn how to register, click here. All ages.

LC Kids
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LC Kids

Every year Lincoln Center presents a phenomenal lineup of programming for kids of all ages. This years, wee ones (ages 0–18 months) can explore their surroundings with Rain, a sensory performance that includes touch and music, while slightly older babies (ages 6 months-36 months) can join a friendly environment for creative exploration with Pulsar. Highlights for big kids include Is this a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth (ages 8 and up), a retelling of the classic tale by a Scottish storyteller; You Me and the Space Between (ages 6 to 12), a performance about an inventive child that utilizes storytelling and choreography; Soundtrack '63 (ages 12 and up), a multimedia musical experience about music's relationship to social justice. A number of shows offer relaxed performances for neurodiverse audiences. Visit here for more details. 

Sakura Matsuri
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Sakura Matsuri

You might think you've been transported to Japan thanks to Brooklyn Botanic Garden's legendary festival. Welcoming 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. Expect performances, tea ceremonies, games and more. All ages.

The Orchid Show

The Orchid Show

We're longing for spring—warm temperatures, blue skies and, of course, flowers. Fortunately, the New York Botanical Garden is here to deliver with its annual Orchid Show. Visitors can expect a taste of Singapore right here in NYC thanks to the 2019 theme. "Singapore" celebrates the Asian "City in a Garden," and we're certainly adding it to our list of things to do. Be sure to take a look at the festival's programming, which includes an insiders tour for budding botanists, orchid care demonstrations and q&a session. Mom and Dad, if you're calling the babysitter for a night off, you might want to consider enjoying an Orchid Evening ($38) complete with cocktails, music and naturally, the beautiful display. Learn more about "The Orchid Show: Singapore" here. All ages. 

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