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Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Plan your kids' best weekend yet in Manhattan!


Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in New York City this weekend. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of happenings for kids and families.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of COVID-19 concerns.*

There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to spend time with your kids, so make the most of your time together and check out our picks for the best kid-friendly activities in Manhattan! From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you're sure to find something to do that keeps everyone happy and having fun. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Central Park, the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Battery Park, Bryant Park, Tribeca, the Bronx, and Lower Manhattan. You can also find weekend fun in ourBrooklynQueensLong IslandWestchester, and Rockland—and check out our Manhattan calendar for hundreds of things to do each month!

Editor's Picks for This Weekend

TEE TIME ON THE PLAZA FREE

WHEN: May. 10 - 27, 11:30am-7:30pm
WHERE: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St. , Waterfront Plaza, Financial District, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Putt putt your way through a 7-hole mini golf course. Grab a friend & make a day of it at Brookfield Place! Suitable for ages 5 and up. No more than four players per group. TICKETS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT 4 PM THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT.

WANT TO GO? 212-978-1673.
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Eid Charity Boxes

WHEN: May. 12 - 14, 9:45am-4pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Eid Mubarak! The festival of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is often celebrated by giving back to the community. Make a charity box to fill with gifts or kind words and share it with someone in need.

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for infants under 1 year old. 212-721-1223.
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Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Moves with Limón Dance Company FREE

WHEN: Friday, May. 14, 6-7pm
WHERE: West Harlem Piers Park, 125th Street and Marginal Street, West Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the world-renowned Limón Company Dancers as they teach the energetic and ease-filled Limón Technique, accompanied by live music. No experience necessary. Class is open to all levels. Pre-registration for the event is required. Management reserves the right to cap participation in accordance with current COVID-19 outdoor safety guidelines. If you do not see this week's class available on the registration page that means that class has reached capacity and is closed for registration. 

WANT TO GO? 212-870-3070.
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NYSoM In Wonderland 2021 FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 2-5pm
WHERE: Sherman Creek, 3725 10th Ave, Washington Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy A Day In Wonderland! Would you like an adventure now or shall we have tea first? NYSoM presents the NYSoM In Wonderland as a preview of the NYSoM Fairytale Festival happening in June. This wonderful event will include visits by Alice in Wonderland characters including Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. NYSoM in Wonderland will feature the following activities:  Alice’s Tea Party. The White Rabbit Egg Race, The Hunt for Cheshire Cat, Spin the Wheel of Wonders, and much more!

WANT TO GO?
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Madison Square Math FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 16, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St., NoMad, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join MoMath for a day of math on East 26th Street, right in front of the Museum, as part of the NYC Open Culture initiative.  Guests of all ages can enjoy socially distanced math activities, including four different human-scale mazes, a street-sized trip along MoMath’s iconic number line, a large scale version of Connect 4, and your opportunity to take a uniquely mathematical kaleidoscopic selfie! This outdoor event takes place just steps from the Museum, on East 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.

WANT TO GO? 212-542-0566.
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STORYTELLING WITH ANDY OFFUTT IRWIN FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 16, 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The titular song for this program is a very silly, first-person blues musical about the anguish and joy of a child losing their first tooth. There is also a small economy lesson as the children are reminded that the first thing they ever sell is … that tooth. Other songs in the program include “Socks are Hard to See,” – a song about clothing;  and a counting song  “I Have Ten Fingers/I Have Ten Toes.”'  The program ends with a lullaby* that the grownups and children can help me sing, "The Light Went Away."

The songs are interactive and all grownups are absolutely, positively, totally, flat-out required to participate.

WANT TO GO? 212-335-0004.
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Even More Weekend Fun

ARTECHOUSE NYC

WHEN: Mar. 1 - Sep. 6, 10am-10pm, daily
WHERE: ARTECHOUSE, 439 W 15th Street, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: ARTECHOUSE presents large-scale exhibitions and installations that inspire wonder, awe, curiosity, and connection. WANT TO GO? $24; $20, Students, Seniors (65+), Military & First Responders; $17 children 4-15; free for children younger than 4.
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Life Forces FREE

WHEN: Apr. 26 - Jun. 30,
WHERE: Rockefeller Center Plaza, 48th Street , between 5th-6th Avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Don't just see, experience this new art installation! WANT TO GO?
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A Year with Children 2021

WHEN: Apr. 30 - Jun. 20, Thursdays–Mondays, 11 am–6 pm
WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A Year with Children 2021 will showcase selected artworks by New York City public-school students who participated in Learning Through Art. WANT TO GO? $25; $18 for students and seniors (65+) and visitors with disabilities; free for members and children 12 and younger. 212-423-3500.
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Art on the Farm! FREE

WHEN: May. 8 - Jun. 5, Saturdays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Urban Farms at Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Park, Wards Meadow Loop, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Collect pre-packaged creativity kits including Urban Farm-inspired activity sheets and craft supplies. WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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The GREEN FREE

WHEN: May. 10 - Sep. 30, 9am-12am
WHERE: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit "The GREEN" to relax and enjoy the open, park-like space, borrow books, enjoy snacks, and pop-up performances of all kinds. WANT TO GO? 212-875-5456.
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Open Studio From Home: Ree Morton FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 11am
WHERE: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

In Signs of Love, Ree Morton combined painting, sculpture, and aspects of theater design, using the wall and floor as both a canvas and a stage. She made the letters and some of the other objects out of Celastic, a kind of plastic that is flexible when wet and hard when dry. While the work’s title takes love as its subject matter, the other parts of the work are more mysterious: roses, ladders, and words on the wall gesture to meanings that Morton leaves the viewer to interpret.

Take a close look at all the symbols, words, and images Ree Morton included in Signs of Love. Then invent your own emojis representing your special sign of love!

Materials:
––Graph paper (see event page for download link)
––Blank paper
––Pencil
––Color options (Markers, Colored pencils, Crayons)

WANT TO GO? 212-570-3600.
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Concerts For Kids: Red Baraat FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 11am
WHERE: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

After a year of digital performances, Concerts For Kids takes the stage for live audiences! Brooklyn’s Red Baraat kicks off the family series at Hearst Plaza with music merging North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and raw punk energy. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, Red Baraat’s unique sound has drawn worldwide praise for its mission to manifest joy and unity in all people. Don’t miss this fun performance for the whole family.

WANT TO GO? 212-875-5456.
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