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Things to do with kids in NYC this weekend

Want to plan a family outing? Check out our list of things to do with kids in NYC this weekend and let the fun begin.

Photograph: Courtesy Books Are Magic

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March 24–25

Tours for Fours: Red, Yellow, Blue and Other Colors Too!

Parents and kids tour MoMA’s galleries in a fun and engaging way, sharing their ideas about the art and having questions answered by museum educators. A new theme is introduced each month, so you and your tot can get the scoop on everyone from Rauschenberg to Rothko. In March the focus is all about how different modern artists used color. Age 4.

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) , Midtown West Saturday March 24 2018 - Saturday March 31 2018

Family Cooking Classes at Queens Botanical Garden

Kids' cooking class gurus Allergic to Salad is running these workshops for families looking for healthy dishes the whole brood will enjoy. Using plenty of vegetables and pantry staples, you'll learn some tasty new recipes and kitchen tricks. On March 18th the focus is on 15-minute meals—those dishes you whip up in a flash if you pre-prepare big batches of veggies and fill up the cupboard beforehand. Then come back on April 15 to learn how to make some delicious and nutritious whole grain bowls and salads. All ages.

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Queens Botanical Garden , Queens Sunday April 15 2018

New York on Ice: Skating in the City

Glide through the history of ice skating in New York, from its 19th century roots as a craze on the city's frozen ponds through to the modern rinks where pro figure skaters and hockey players show off their sports and the scenic spots where amateurs enjoy a mid-winter afternoon. All ages.

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Museum of the City of New York , East Harlem Until Sunday April 15 2018

Unseen Oceans

Travel deep beneath the Ocean's surface to discover what lurks in the dark, cold depths of the sea with this special exhibit. Visitors learn about the new, cutting edge technologies like robotics, satellite monitoring, miniaturization, and high-definition imaging that scientists use to explore the ocean's vast realm. They can also see some of the new discoveries, like a new island forming near Hawaii and the behaviors of deep sea animals. The exhibit features mesmerizing displays, like a floor-to-ceiling array of biofluorescent species (animals that absorb and re-emit light) and a virtual ride in a submersible.

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American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Until Monday January 7 2019

David Bowie Is

Remember the life and legacy of David Bowie in this exhibition of the rock icon's artistic expression. Explore the costumes, handwritten lyrics, photographs, video, original album covers and more that made Ziggy Stardust such a unique cultural force. Don't be surprised if your whole family is listening to nothing but Bowie in the weeks following this experience. All ages.

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Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY , Prospect Park Until Sunday July 15 2018

Storytime at Books Are Magic

Each Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am this enchanting independant kids bookstore in Cobble Hill hosts a storytime. Be sure to check out all their unique special events for children and young adult readers. All ages.

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Books Are Magic , Carroll Gardens Saturday March 24 2018 - Sunday August 26 2018

"We the People"

From the donations of many visitors' used shoelaces comes "We the People," an art installation by Nari Ward. From Feb 20–24, you can see the sculpture as it gets installed, and from February 20–26 you can post a sticky note on the museum's preamble wall to share how the words "We the People" make you feel. All ages.

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New-York Historical Society | Manhattan, NY , Upper West Side Saturday March 24 2018 - Saturday December 29 2018

Shababa Saturdays

Enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, fun art projects, movement and creative prayer activities and more! Ages 6 months to 10 years.

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92nd Street Y , Upper East Side Saturday March 24 2018 - Saturday August 25 2018

"Sea of Light"

This interactive light playground is one of the most Instagrammable things to hit NYC. Step into a world of delightful and colorful shapes that transform as you interact with them. Also, from 5–8pm daily, you'll get to see a choreographed music and lights show. Don't miss hot chocolate, iPic Theater and other great things to do in the Seaport. All ages.

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South Street Seaport, Pier 17 , Financial District Until Saturday March 31 2018
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