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Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in May

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in May

We've hand-picked the best things to do with your family in New York City in May. Family fun is all over Manhattan, across neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Little Italy, the Upper West Side, and beyond.

Silent Voices: Lovestate
WHEN: May. 2 - 5, Thursday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Soaring melodies, interlacing harmonies, and the ethereal voices of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus will echo through The New Victory.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Driven by their own stories, these remarkable young singers harness the power of their voices to confront the challenges of racism and sexism.
WANT TO GO? $17-$42. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

Bike Expo New York FREE
WHEN: May. 3 - 4, Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Basketball City, 299 South St., Lower East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Nearly 100 exhibitors will represent biking brands and organizations, with programming for casual and serious cyclists alike.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes a fashion show, demonstrations, competitions, and more.
WANT TO GO? bike.nyc/events/bike-expo-new-york/.

Urban Wildlife Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 1-4pm
WHERE: Fort Tryon Park, 741 Fort Washington Ave., Fort Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids can get up-close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, and tortoises.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The festival also promises relay races, animal-themed arts and crafts, and live music!
WANT TO GO? 212-795-1600. whidc.org.

LC Kids: 'Shh...Bang!'
WHEN: May. 4 - 5, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Lincoln Center - Clark Studio Theater , 165 W. 65th St., 7th Floor, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Two curious characters playfully explore the spaces between silence and noise.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Young audience members are invited on stage to share in the experience, complete with leaps and cartwheels!
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-957-1709. tickets.lincolncenter.org.

Children's Day Festival
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St., Midtown East, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate with a performance of Peach Boy (Momotaro) featuring storytelling, music, dance, taiko drumming, and audience participation.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Continue the adventure with other authentic Kodomo no Hi activities.
WANT TO GO? $18; $10 Japan Society members; free for children ages 2 and younger and Cool Culture members. 212-715-1258. japansociety.org.

Mother's Day at the Zoo
WHEN: Sunday, May. 12, 9-10:30am
WHERE: Central Park Zoo, East 64th Street, Upper Manhattan, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Meet a variety of zoo animal moms and their babies, make snacks for animal moms, and go on a scavenger hunt that concludes with meeting an animal.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will also make a special Mother's Day craft and enjoy a yummy treat.
WANT TO GO? $75 (one child and one adult) . 212-310-6600. centralparknyc.org.

Dance Parade FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, 1pm
WHERE: 21st Street and Broadway, , Gramercy, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The 13th annual Dance Parade returns as a celebration of dance with thousands of participants performing more than 80 styles of dance.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Fams can watch so many different dance styles including African, tango, salsa, hip-hop, contemporary, Irish, Chinese, and more.
WANT TO GO? 929-222-3973. danceparade.org.

Mamapalooza Festival FREE
WHEN: Sunday, May. 26, 12-5pm
WHERE: Riverside Park South, 72nd Street and Riverside Drive, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art, and activism.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes a Gymboree play area, a chair yoga session, and sungazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association.
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.

World Science Festival NYC FREE
WHEN: May. 28 - 31, see website for schedule
WHERE: Various locations around NYC, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A week packed with more than 60 events that take science out of the lab and into the city.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes a fish count, stargazing, and a street festival with interactive demos.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. worldsciencefestival.com.

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