Things to Do

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

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!

Memorial Day weekend 2017 for kids in NYC
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Memorial Day weekend 2017 for kids in NYC

Celebrate the lives of those who have served our country this holiday by making Memorial Day for kids a special opportunity for family time. 

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! 17 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2017
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OMG! 17 incredible things your kids can't miss in 2017

If your resolution is to have way more fun in 2017, you've come to the right place. 

The best things to do in New York with kids

The best plays for kids in New York City
Theater

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
Attractions

The 50 best family attractions in NYC

Thought you've seen 'em all? Think again.

Summer books for kids and tweens
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Summer books for kids and tweens

Plan ahead for some great summer reading this year! 

NYC museums for kids
Museums

NYC museums for kids

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

Time Out deals

Puppy Playtime

Puppy Playtime

A fun, structured 30-minute playtime for puppies 20 weeks and under

Riverdance

Riverdance

Get tickets to see Riverdance on June 14 at the Community Theatre in New Jersey

Acting Classes

Acting Classes

Students work on scene study, monologues, poetry, commercials and interview technique

Beginner Latin

Beginner Latin

This class teaches kids the fundamentals of Latin dance, including proper posture, coordination and rhythm.

Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

World Science Festival
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World Science Festival

The annual science bonanza returns for its tenth year, this time highlighting the contributions of women and award-winning science teachers. Taking place in performing arts centers, museums and parks in all five boroughs, this giant fest offers both free and ticketed activities for the whole family. Visit worldsciencefestival.com to learn about the plethora of performances, debates, discussions and interactive demos the fest has in store this year. All ages.

Museum Mile Festival
Museums

Museum Mile Festival

New York’s biggest block party hits town once more, offering free access to seven museums (from the Met to the Guggenheim) 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 by clowns, magicians, and more. Many different exhibitions will be on hand like “Stettheimer Dollhouse” at the Museum of the City of New York, a spectacular 12-room dollhouse featuring handcrafted Gilded Age furniture and decorations, or Guggenheim’s “Jackson Pollack: Exploring Alchemy” exhibit. 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, bomba and plena music, plus learn Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish in the same neighborhood. Encourage your brood to look over the shoulders of a mah jongg pro, make Puerto Rican masks and practice folk arts like Hebrew scribal art and Chinese calligraphy. True to the festival’s name, kosher egg rolls, classic New York–style egg creams and fresh empanadas will also be in abundance. All ages.

World Science Festival
Things to do

World Science Festival

The annual science bonanza returns for its tenth year, this time highlighting the contributions of women and award-winning science teachers. Taking place in performing arts centers, museums and parks in all five boroughs, this giant fest offers both free and ticketed activities for the whole family. Visit worldsciencefestival.com to learn about the plethora of performances, debates, discussions and interactive demos the fest has in store this year. All ages.

New York's biggest events for kids by month