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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

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

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

Celebrate the legendary tennis player and humanitarian with a day full of family-friendly activities, live musical entertainment and special celebrity guests. Kids can face off in a match of their own, take part in interactive outdoor games and then shake out their sillies at a Radio Disney concert. All ages.      

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.

Broadway Week

Broadway Week

Thespians can experience the Great White Way in all its glory, without the hefty price tag. Broadway Week, which offers 2-for-1 tickets, is back from Sept 3–6, and some of your favorite shows for kids are participating in the deal. Visit nyc.go/broadway-week for a lineup and to purchase your tickets. Participating shows include:  Aladdin (Ages 8 and up)  Beetlejuice (Ages 12 and up)  Come From Away (Ages 10 and up)  Dear Evan Hansen (Ages 12 and up)  Frozen (Ages 8 and up) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Ages 10 and up)  The Lion King (Ages 8 and up) Mean Girls (Ages 10 and up)  Wicked (Ages 12 and up) 

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Halloween Harvest Festival
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Halloween Harvest Festival

We love a good spooky theme—and good thing, because this year’s Halloween Harvest Festival theme is Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors! There will be a card readings, mini altars and a special dance and drum performance. Kids can also enjoy some hands-on fun with costume making, face painting and art projects. Dogs are invited to join in the fun with the annual canine costume contest. All ages.

New York's biggest events for kids by month