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

New kids' movies on Netflix in July
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New kids' movies on Netflix in July

Get ready for the best new kids' movies on Netflix this month! July has a lot of great offerings 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! 

Watch movies in a NYC theater for just $1!
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Watch movies in a NYC theater for just $1!

Finally, an affordable way to take kids to the movies in NYC

Summer activities for kids in NYC
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Summer activities for kids in NYC

These awesome summer activities for kids will keep your family active and engaged throughout the city's sunniest season.

The best things to do in New York with kids

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.

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
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NYC museums for kids

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

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Puppy Playtime

Puppy Playtime

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

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Riverdance

Riverdance

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

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Acting Classes

Acting Classes

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

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Kids Ballet Ages 3-6 for $15

Kids Ballet Ages 3-6 for $15

This class is the student’s first introduction to formal ballet class structure

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Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids

Rubin Museum Block Party
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Rubin Museum Block Party

Enjoy an afternoon of arty fun at the Rubin Museum’s annual outdoor fete, where the whole family can watch live music and dance performances, participate in art making and nosh on Van Leeuwen ice cream and Himalayan snacks from Café Serai. This year’s edition gives a nod to the Rubin Museum’s exhibition, “The World is Sound,” with activities and performances inspired by the exhibit. Make sure to spend some time wandering around inside the Rubin, which has free admission all day. All ages.  

State Fair Meadowlands
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State Fair Meadowlands

New Jersey’s iconic state fair is back for its 31st year! As always, the giant event offers more than 150 rides and attractions, plus tons of free entertainment, an open-air circus, a petting zoo and plenty of live music. More specifics will be announced in the coming months, but mark your calendar for June 27—when kids under 12 get free admission—and for July 3 and 4, when the fair will put on a fireworks extravaganza at 11pm. Check the website for the full schedule. All ages.

Spectacular Fireworks Night
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Spectacular Fireworks Night

New Jersey’s state fair offers more than 150 rides and loads of shows and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Free shows include open-air acrobatics, racing pigs, cuddly animals at the petting zoo and a high dive show. At 11pm, nab a spot with the littles to watch the sky light up with fireworks. All ages.

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Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

If you’re looking to catch a fireworks show with a view of the NYC skyline then hop on over to the Jersey side of the Hudson. Not only will you be treated to views of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as the fireworks go off, but there will be live music, carnival rides, vendors selling yummy food and drinks and kid-friendly entertainment all day long. All ages.

New York's biggest events for kids by month