The best things to do in New York with kids
Upcoming NYC events and festivals for kids
Magnum x Saks Walk-up Ice Cream Bar
There’s nothing that screams summer quite like ice cream! Head to the Saks Fifth Ave's flagship store for a cool and creamy treat from Magnum. Saks will take down its glass windows to transform the store into an interactive ice cream bar where you can sample all the delicious flavors Magnum offers. Shoppers will be able to snag a Magnum Mini Ice Cream Bar while supplies last! All ages.
Enjoy annual free family-friendly performing arts festival. Live music, dance, theater and storytelling sessions will make for a memorable afternoon. Headliners include a performance from the New York Arabic Orchestra, an interactive magic show with The Amazing Max and much more. Meet at Morningside Park (110th St & Manhattan Ave) on Saturday and Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (148th St and Bradhurst Ave) on Sunday. All ages.
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.
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.