Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Plan your best weekend yet!

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Manhattan. Also see our guides for weekend fun in Brooklyn, QueensSuffolk and Nassau counties and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

FREE SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Pier 84, West 44th Street, Midtown
WHAT: Enjoy hands-on activities, kid-approved science entertainment, kayaking, fishing, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The perfect celebration for water lovers of all ages!
WANT TO GO? 212-627-2020.


FREE Kite Flight for Peace
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island
WHAT: In recognition of International Peace Day, visitors are invited to design and fly kites that represent personal ideas about peace and freedom.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Check out a special kite-flying demonstration featuring kites of all shapes and sizes.
WANT TO GO? 212-204-8831.


FREE Design Kids
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E. 91st St., Upper East Side
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Educators at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum lead workshops.
WANT TO GO? 212-343-0727.


Latinx Arts Festival
WHEN: Sept. 22-23, Saturday-Sunday, 11am
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
WHAT: Use stamps to create rubbings and prints of life-sized figures inspired by the work of Belkis Ayón.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223.


FREE Square Dance
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 21, 5-10pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, Sixth Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets, Midtown
WHAT: Don festive country attire and learn to do-si-do and promenade to live music, play cornhole, and take part in trick-roping lessons.
WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.


FREE Chinese Playtime in the Park
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 4-5pm
WHERE: Washington Market Park, 199 Chambers St., Tribeca
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Get ready to learn Chinese while dancing and singing.
WANT TO GO? 646-580-4769.


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