Your guide to back to school 2018 in NYC

Head back to school in style with neat gear and excellent after-school programs

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Summer's almost over, and it's officially time for going back to school in 2018. The 2018–2019 public school calendar for NYC students is out, and the first day of class is Sept 5, 2018! To help your family prepare for its best school year yet, we've collected everything from great after-school programs for kids, kids' clothing stores, tips on where to find kids' shoes and haircuts and even some really cute school supplies. In September, you'll also want to explore our roundup of 50 family deals and freebies in celebration of Time Out's 50th anniversary.

As fall approaches, don't forget to browse our guide to the best fall activities for kids, like apple picking near NYC!

Kids' back to school guide

NYC School Calendar 2018โ€“2019
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NYC School Calendar 2018โ€“2019

50+ amazing after-school programs for kids
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50+ amazing after-school programs for kids

Kindergarten Pop Quiz: NYC preschoolers tell all in this cute vid!
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Kindergarten Pop Quiz: NYC preschoolers tell all in this cute vid!

Best back to school supply drives and backpack drives
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Best back to school supply drives and backpack drives

Free after school programs for kids in NYC
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Free after school programs for kids in NYC

Help your kids sleep with these expert tips
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Help your kids sleep with these expert tips

Back-to-school tips for families
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Back-to-school tips for families

10 great back-to-school books for kids
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10 great back-to-school books for kids

Back to school gear

Free school supplies for kids in New York City
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Free school supplies for kids in New York City

Best backpacks for back to school
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Best backpacks for back to school

Cute back-to-school supplies for kids
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Cute back-to-school supplies for kids

The best school supply stores in NYC
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The best school supply stores in NYC

The best school uniform stores in NYC
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The best school uniform stores in NYC

Best school backpacks for kids and tweens
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Best school backpacks for kids and tweens

Archive back to school stories

Enter the back-to-school photo contest for a chance to win tickets to Disney On Ice!
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Enter the back-to-school photo contest for a chance to win tickets to Disney On Ice!

The ultimate back-to-school supply list for kids
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The ultimate back-to-school supply list for kids

Back-to-school supplies: The best schoolbags for kids
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Back-to-school supplies: The best schoolbags for kids

Back-to-school supplies: Great lunch bags for kids
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Back-to-school supplies: Great lunch bags for kids

Back-to-school supplies: Cool school notebooks for kids
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Back-to-school supplies: Cool school notebooks for kids

Tackle back-to-school crafts and cooking demos at CMOM
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Tackle back-to-school crafts and cooking demos at CMOM

Habana Outpost welcomes families for a back-to-school bash
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Habana Outpost welcomes families for a back-to-school bash

10 back-to-school parties to shake the summer slump (slide show)
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10 back-to-school parties to shake the summer slump (slide show)

Back-to-school parties for NYC kids
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Back-to-school parties for NYC kids

Back-to-school fashion
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Back-to-school fashion

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