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 Filip Wolak/The Butterfly Conservatory at AMNH

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May 26–27


Marisa Morán Jahn is bringing her artwork to the U.S. with the exhibit, Bibliobandido: Story Eater, which focuses on a bandit who terrorizes little ones for the stories they've written. Ah! In this multimedia, interactive experience, kiddies will be lead into a dark space by battery-powered candles and enter a rainforest-like area (where the literary villian resides) and even create their own stories to apease the scary (yet loveable) bad guy. All ages. 

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Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling , Washington Heights Until Sunday June 3 2018

Memorial Day with the Miners

Celebrate Memorial Day with America's favorite pastime—plus fireworks! Kids can munch on hamburgers and hotdogs, ride on the Miners Express trackless train and play in the Backyard Place, which features a bounce house, carnival games, an interactive mining tower and more. All ages.  

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Skylands Stadium Saturday May 26 2018

Art on the Farm

On Saturdays, Randall's Island Urban Farm invites the whole family to participate in art projects. Using inspiration from the farm life, create watercolor masterpieces, craft nature prints, and work on nature journals. All ages. 

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Randalls Island Park , Randall's Island Saturday May 26 2018 - Saturday October 13 2018

Fleet Week at the Intrepid

Fleet week is here, and with it some great events for families! Watch the Naval ships roll in on May 23, enjoy a night of swing dance on May 26 and pay tribute to those who served the U.S. with a ceremony on the holiday itself. A wide range of Fleet Week events also take place at the New York Harbor, Pier 92 in Manhattan, USS The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island, Military Island (Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets), Eisenhower Park, the Flagship Brewery and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument. All ages.  

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum , Hell's Kitchen Until Tuesday May 29 2018



The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park. No matter your preference, there's a little something for everyone. While kids can delight in sweets like fried cookie dough, those with a more expansive palate can opt for offerings such as seafood from Lobsterdamus, Boutros' pork shawarma tacos or PopdUp brewed teas, among seemingly hundreds of other dishes. 

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East River State Park , Williamsburg Saturday May 26 2018 - Sunday October 28 2018

Elizabeth Streb’s SEA at Brookfield Place

Audience members will get their hearts racing with Elizabeth Streb’s SEA (Singular Extreme Actions) at Brookfield Place. The see-it-to-believe-it stunts will take everyone aback, but believe it or not, there is a way for viewers to get in on the action, too. A complimentary kids' class from 9–11am on May 26 will teach little ones those stellar moves. Register online to reserve a spot for your kiddo. All ages. 

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Brookfield Place | Manhattan, NY , Battery Park City Until Saturday May 26 2018

"A View From the Deep: The Submarine Growler & The Cold War"

History buffs of all ages can experience the fascinating past of the Growler, the only nuclear missile-launching submarine open to the public, without climbing the vessel's steep stairs or walking through its narrow passageways with this free new exhibit. Learn all about the Growler's place in Cold War history and about the naval officers that operated the complicated, state-of-the-art sub. All ages.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum , Hell's Kitchen Until Wednesday October 31 2018

The True Story of Little Red

You think you know the story of "Little Red Riding Hood"? Well you haven't seen it like this! In Teatro SEA's bilingual musical version of the fable, a Latinina Little Red ("Caperucita" in Spanish) swaps places with the Big Bad Wolf, for a surprising and funny mixed-up tale. Ages 4–11.

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Teatro SEA , Lower East Side Saturday May 26 2018 - Saturday June 2 2018

Fleece Fun

Wool was a part of daily life for the farmers of yore who once lived in the Lefferts Historic House. Kiddos can learn how people of yesteryear worked with the material by brushing the wool with carding paddles, spinning yarn on a drop spindle, and creating felt rag dolls stuffed with wool. All ages. Doll workshop first come, first served. 

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Lefferts Historic House Museum , Prospect Park Saturday May 26 2018 - Sunday May 27 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 May 26 2018 - Saturday August 25 2018
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