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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

The best outdoor activities for kids in NYC
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The best outdoor activities for kids in NYC

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

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! 

50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring
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50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring

Here are our favorite things to do with kids in NYC this spring! 

The world's largest bounce house is heading to NYC
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The world's largest bounce house is heading to NYC

Start planning your summer bucket list and book those tickets ASAP! 

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 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 NYC has to offer
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The coolest kids’ playgrounds NYC has to offer

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

Kids' library branches in NYC that you need to visit
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Kids' library branches in NYC that you need to visit

Pint-sized bibliophiles are bound to get lost in the stacks. 

Fore! It's time for a game or two of mini golf, NYC!
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Fore! It's time for a game or two of mini golf, NYC!

We've rounded up the very best teeny putting greens in the area.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Museum Mile Festival
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Museum Mile Festival

New York’s biggest block party hits town once more, offering free access to six museums (from the Met to the Museum of the City of New York) along a car-free mile sprinkled with music, art and entertainment. Kids can color up the sidewalk with chalk, get their faces painted, and enjoy performances. Stop in to enjoy amazing exhibits celebrating many different cultures and styles at El Museo Del Barrio, the Jewish Museum, Guggenheim and more. The festival runs along Fifth Avenue between 82nd St and 105th St. All ages.  

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival
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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival

Celebrate the cultures of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican communities at the crossroads of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Only here can you and your little ones marvel at Chinese opera and acrobatics, listen to klezmer and dance to mambo music. Encourage your brood to look over the shoulders of a mah jongg pro, make bomba drum and practice Yiddish dancing. True to the festival’s name, kosher egg rolls, classic New York–style egg creams and fresh empanadas will also be in abundance. Don't forget to R.S.V.P. to the event! All ages.

Mermaid Parade
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Mermaid Parade

Coney Island’s answer to Greenwich Village’s infamous Halloween parade might be a little risqué for some tiny ones, but plenty of families scope out King Neptune and Queen Mermaid as they presides over wacky floats, marching bands, drill teams, vintage cars and a dazzling array of scantily clad seafaring sirens. From W 21st St and Surf Ave to the Boardwalk at W 10th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn. All ages.

Big Bounce America
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Big Bounce America

The Big Bounce America—which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest bounce house in the world—will delight urbanites with a summer experience like no other. We guarantee 2019's bouncing activities will have you jumping for joy...literally. The Bouncer is a massive, multi-colored castle complete with inflatable basketball hoops, slides, a ball pit and more exciting features. Though it's certainly a big draw, we'd be remiss not to swoon over The Giant, a 900-foot inflatable obstacle course, and airSPACE, an interactive, intergalactic jumping adventure fit for an alien thanks to spaceships, moon craters and other-worldly features. All ages. 

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New York's biggest events for kids by month