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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

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC
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International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Move over Broadway—there's some competition in town. For the first time, NYC will host the International Puppet Fringe Festival where theaters worldwide will come together for a week-long celebration of diversity, inclusion and of course, beautiful performances. It'll be the perfect way to wrap up the summer. All ages. 

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New York City Poetry Festival

Poets large and small will find something to love at this outdoor summertime event on Governors Island. Whether it's getting behind the mic and reciting some fierce stanzas, listening in as other poets perform their work or browsing publications from different writers, there is something for everyone at this gorgeous literary bonanza. All ages. 

Figment NYC
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Figment NYC

Governors Island explodes with outside-the-box creativity at the annual FIGMENT festival (which will run from approximately 10am to 6pm both days). Family highlights include interactive art projects and kids' activities as well as a custom-made treehouse and artist-designed minigolf course. All ages.

Make Music New York
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Make Music New York

Musicians flood NYC's public spaces during this daylong, citywide, entirely free festival. Little ones can join free song and movement sessions and big kids can pick up harmonicas, recorders and more to join in on group jam sessions alongside the pros. Visit the event's website for the full lineup of happenings, which includes the Twilight Chorus (for Humans) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Western classical music for piano at Pier 1 in Riverside Park and plenty more. All ages.

New York's biggest events for kids by month