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The best things to do with kids in NYC this week

We found the best things to do in NYC this week (virtually and in-person) to keep your little urbanites entertained

Written by
Danielle Valente

The holidays are over, winter break has passed and a new year is upon us. To kick of 2021 on the right foot, we've rounded up the best things to do with kids in NYC this week. 

Your favorite family attractions are hosting online classes for kids (AMNH has a fun astronomy offering for wannabe astronauts) while some of the city's beloved puppet theaters are gearing up for a new (socially distanced) season.   

RECOMMENDED: Full NYC events calendar for families 

Plus, a few Christmas events for kids, including light shows like LuminoCity, are still going strong for one more week, and you'll want to catch 'em if you didn't get a chance to make a visit earlier in the season. 

For those who are looking to spend time in, we've got you covered with new streaming updates, board games and engaging podcasts. 

Best things to do with kids in NYC January 04-08

  • Restaurants

The hot chocolate in NYC has never been better! There are so many amazing, high-quality options in this city that you could take your kid on a season-long cocoa crawl, and try everything from classic cups to more creative expressions: cardamom almond milk hot chocolate, anyone?


  • Things to do

Just because you live in the Big Apple doesn't mean you can't spend time in the great outdoors. There are amazing family-friendly hikes close to NYC—in fact, the Bronx River Greenway and Inwood Hill Park are right in the middle of the city! So: Check the weather, grab a heavy coat and make plans to visit mother nature with the fam.

More fun things to do

  • Attractions

The holidays might be a little lopsided this year, but we can all agree that we deserve some good cheer. Fortunately, NYC Christmas trees deliver those holly jolly vibes in spades. From the traditional attractions (we're lookin' at you, Rockefeller Center) to the more unique setups (wait until you see what's happening at Queens County Farm), these beauties will definitely give you a sentimental feeling. 

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