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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.


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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Cosmic Camp

WHEN: Sep. 6 - Oct. 31, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: CAMP, 110 5th Ave., Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Camp is the ultimate digital play zone, complete with interactive games, physical challenges, and crazy cosmic-themed experiences! WANT TO GO? $35.
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Family Yoga with Yogi Beans FREE

WHEN: Sep. 18 - Dec. 18, Saturdays, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Hudson Yards , 20 Hudson Yards , The Stage, Level 4, Chelsea, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy family yoga with Yogi Beans focused on cultivating health, fitness and wellness. WANT TO GO? 646-954-3155.
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Fall Foliage Cruise 2021

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Nov. 14, Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: Event Cruises NYC, 299 South Street, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take in all the best fall colors in New York and see the fall leaves on a fall foliage tour! WANT TO GO? From $45. 917-671-9710.
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Mozart for Munchkins FREE

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Dec. 29, Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dance, clap and sing along to a family friendly experience featuring live world class musicians- new theme weekly! WANT TO GO? 720-270-0653.
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Disney Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

WHEN: Oct. 21 - Jan. 30, See website for schedule
WHERE: Theater Row, 410 W 42nd St., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation is set deep in the Hundred Acre Wood and told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $41.50. 212-714-2442.
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Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise 2021

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:30pm
WHERE: Event Cruises NYC, Pier 36, 299 South Street, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take the kids on Halloween Cruise just for them featuring Manhattan skyline views, trick or treating and more. WANT TO GO? from 39. 917-671-9710.
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Witches Brew

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 24, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, or 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: It's Slime Time! Double, double boil, and bubble up some slime for an ewwy gooey good time. WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitors with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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Pumpkin Point 2021

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Governors Island at Nolan Park, Ferries depart from 10 South Street, Manhattan and Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Pumpkin Point will bring thousands of pumpkins to Governors Island, transforming historic Nolan Park into a fall wonderland. Visitors are invited to stroll through the expansive pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin to take home in exchange for a small suggested donation. Programming will include free, Halloween and autumn-inspired arts and crafts activities, story-telling, live music and more. A selection of Governors Island vendors will offer seasonally inspired food and beverages on-site, including autumn brews.

WANT TO GO? Admission by donation . 212-440-2205.
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Saturday on the House Block Party FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 12-4pm
WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Saturday on the House—a monthly day of free museum admission for all—features a fun lineup of outdoor programming celebrating the vibrancy of New York City! Taking over 88th street, enjoy live music, performances, art-making activities, and more. The outdoor celebration is free and open to all. Timed tickets to enter the museum will be released 48 hours in advance.

WANT TO GO? 212-423-3500.
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Magic Show with Mario the Maker Magician

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 4:30pm
WHERE: CAMP Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle #202, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Be dazzled by Mario the Maker Magician in his upbeat and hilarious magic show filled with robotics and DIY electronics. Mario may even teach you a thing or two about making magic out of everyday objects!

WANT TO GO? $30. 917-765-6038.
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2021 Korean Festival FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Union Square Park , 17th Street Between Broadway and Park Avenue, Union Square, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY) for the 2021 KOREAN FESTIVAL! There will be a Taekwondo exhibition, traditional Korean dancing and musical performances, K-pop, bibimbap, kimchi, Korean crafts, calligraphy, and even Dalgona from the hit TV show, Squid Games! The Korean Festival has become an integral part of New York City tradition, celebrating diversity and offering New Yorkers the opportunity to participate in unique aspects of Korean culture. Held annually in the heart of Manhattan, it is is an opportunity for Korean-Americans to cultivate and reaffirm their identity, and to share various facets of Korean culture with New York City.

WANT TO GO? 212-255-6969.
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Even More Weekend Fun

OUTDOOR ‘READING ROOMS’ FREE

WHEN: May. 13 - Oct. 29, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Bryant Park , 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The iconic al fresco Reading Rooms and other free activities for the public has returned to Bryant Park. Introduced in Bryant Park in 2003, the Reading Room was modeled after an "Open Air Library" which began in August 1935 in response to Depression-era job losses in New York. The Reading Rooms include reading material for adults and for children of all ages. Visitors are supplied with an array of books, periodicals, and newspapers, free of charge. In the coming weeks and months, popular programming such as authors' presentations will also be returning. 

WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.
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FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16 FREE

WHEN: May. 25 - Oct. 31, Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., Fulton and South Streets, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the 1885 tall ship Wavertree at South Street Seaport Museum with free admission.  WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

WHEN: Jun. 5 - Oct. 31, Weekdays, 10am–8pm; Weekends and holidays, 9am–9pm
WHERE: Skylight on Vesey, 300 Vesey St., Battery Park City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Encounter the brilliance of one of history's greatest artists in a 360-degree exhibit of unparalleled proportions. WANT TO GO? $24.70-$64.90.
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Bowne & Co. Letterpress Demonstrations FREE

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Oct. 31, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bowne & Co. at the South Street Seaport Museum will host FREE, outdoor letterpress printing demonstrations. The printers will set up a selection of historic presses outdoors on the steps of 209-211 Water Street. Demonstrations will take place every hour on the hour and each will run from five to seven minutes long, illustrating the 19th century printing process with a variety of presses and equipment from the Museum's Printing History Collection. Items printed throughout the day will be given away as tangible reminders of the experience. Bowne & Co. public programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Central Park Photo Safari

WHEN: Jun. 13 - Dec. 31, Sundays, 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Central Park, 72 Terrace Drive, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

This photography workshop focuses on how to take pictures of the environment (from cityscapes to landscapes). Learn the art of scouting for an image and visual editing. By the end of this photo tour you will learn how to take full advantage of your camera's capabilities and also learn how to compose your images to perfection. Not only will you leave with memories of Central Park you will also have skills for a lifetime. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of photographic knowledge from beginners to advanced hobbyists. (limit 8 participants per safari) 

WANT TO GO? $100. 718-268-9634.
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Creative Break FREE

WHEN: Jun. 16 - Oct. 30, Wednesdays, 11am and 3pm; Thursdays-Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Little Island, Pier 55 at Hudson River Park Hudson River Greenway, Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Little Island for weekly artmaking activities for all ages. WANT TO GO?
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P.S. Art 2021: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids

WHEN: Jun. 17 - Oct. 24, Thursday-Monday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See more than 150 works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. WANT TO GO? NY, NJ, and CT residents pay as you wish; General admission: $25; $17 seniors 65 and older; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-535-7710.
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Arcadia Earth Reopens, Inspiring Environmental Action

WHEN: Jun. 18 - Dec. 19, Thursdays and Fridays, 2-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Arcadia Earth, 718 Broadway, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Arcadia Earth has announced its reopening after being closed through the pandemic. The immersive art world transports guests through 15 rooms designed to shine a spotlight on the ecological issues threatening our very existence - overfishing, plastic pollution, food waste, deforestation, and climate change. Each installation has been developed using upcycled materials and reusable elements, created in collaboration with 12 leading environmental artists. Arcadia Earth is following the reopening guidelines issued by the CDC, New York State and New York City to ensure all visitors' and employees' health and safety. Tickets are limited to keep visitors safe while staff have reduced touch points and will frequently clean and fog exhibits. Visitors are required to wear a mask and have their temperature taken before entering. A tree will be planted for every ticket sold and proceeds from ticket sales will go to support Arcadia's educational and charity partner, Oceanic Global, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the devastating effects human consumption has on the aquatic ecosystems. Charitable supporters also include WWF, EarthX, and Underwater Earth. 

WANT TO GO? $27-$39.
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Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Jan. 2, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:15am; 11:30am; 12:45pm; 2pm; 3:15pm, and 4:30pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dive into the world of a rare sea lion pup. WANT TO GO? $22.50-$33. 212-769-5100.
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Pixar Putt

WHEN: Aug. 1 - Nov. 28, Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-8pm (last entry 6:30pm); Fridays-Saturdays, 10am-10pm (last entry 8:30pm); 7pm onwards is 'Pixar Putt 18+ After Dark' for evening sessions Friday & Saturday
WHERE: Battery Park , 22 Battery Place , Pier A, Battery Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Pixar Putt mini-golf experience is made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired some of Pixar’s most beloved films. WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $34.50; $24.50 ages 12 and younger; Family 4 pack tickets is $22.44 per person (must be for 2 adult tickets and 2 child tickets); Weekends: $39.50; $29.50 ages 12 and younger; Family 4 pack tickets is $26.44 per person (must be for 2 adult tickets and 2 child tickets).
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International Puppet Fringe Festival: Puppets of New York

WHEN: Aug. 13 - Mar. 31, Mondays through 8/16 and Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. , Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore this history of puppets and the influence they've had on New York. WANT TO GO? $20; $14 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; free for ages 19 and younger and members; tickets purchased in person is pay as you wish. 212-534-1672.
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Showstoppers! NYC

WHEN: Sep. 6 - Oct. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-6:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Showstoppers!, 234 West 42nd Street, Times Square, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, a new Exhibition in the heart of Times Square, gets you up close and personal with more than 100 costumes from Broadway, Dance, Opera, Film, Television and Special Events. Over 20,000 square feet of space, guests will make their way through an immersive maze featuring the entertainment industry’s most beautiful and complex garments, where they will get to see up close the detail and craftsmanship typically only seen far away on stage or screen. Costume makers and experts will be on-site demonstrating their techniques and skills and interacting with guests, and multimedia elements will provide a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process. All proceeds benefit the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund advocating for the survival of NYC’s costume industry. Confirmed displays include costumes from Broadway, Off Broadway and National Tours, including A Soldier’s Play, Aladdin, Chicago, Come From Away, The Cher Show, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Golden Child, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Phantom of the Opera, SIX, Wicked; TV’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Dickinson” and “Saturday Night Live”; Film’s Black Panther, Respect and No Time to Die, along with costumes from the dance world (including American Ballet Theatre, the Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet), Opera, Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Broadway Bares and more.

WANT TO GO? Wednesdays-Fridays, $29; $24 seniors 65+, children 12 and younger, and students of any age; Saturdays and Sundays, $33; $28 seniors 65+, children 12 and younger, and students of any age.
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Outdoor Open Studio

WHEN: Sep. 11 - Oct. 30, Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Little ghosts and goblins are invited to get creative at the Whitney in celebration of Halloween! Join Whitney educators for family artmaking on the outdoor terrace, explore the galleries, and complete a mysterious scavenger hunt through Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror for a chance to win exciting prizes. Costumes are encouraged!

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $25; $18 for students and seniors (65+) and visitors with disabilities; free for members and those 18 and younger. 212-570-3600.
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Brookfield Place Presents: Signs of Your Identity by Daniella Zalcman FREE

WHEN: Sep. 20 - Nov. 12, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, Battery Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Signs of Your Identity is an ongoing project that potrays indigenous survivors of the US government's Indian Boarding School system. This exhibit is meant to honor and respect the indigenous experience. WANT TO GO? 212-978-1673.
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Sleepy Hollow the Musical

WHEN: Sep. 24 - Nov. 7, Thursdays and Fridays, 7pm; Saturdays, 3pm and 7pm; Sundays, 2p
WHERE: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: This musical adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" features a live percussion and cello ensemble with spell-binding choreography. WANT TO GO? $32-$62. 212-475-1237.
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Musical Storytime with Bravo the Theatre Dog - LIVE FREE

WHEN: Oct. 2 - Dec. 18, Saturday, 1pm **No storytime on 11/13, 11/27 and 12/25**
WHERE: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Bravo and his Players Theatre friends as they bring picture books to life with live original music, games and more. WANT TO GO?
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Halloween at Sloomoo

WHEN: Oct. 2 - 31, Thursdays-Saturdays, 10am-7pm; Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Sloomoo Institute, 475 Broadway, between Broome and Grand Streets, Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Sloomoo Institute is transforming into an eerie Halloween playground where guests can expect candy, daily costume contests, limited-edition slime, a TOTALLY creepy Slime Cove and so much more!  WANT TO GO? $89 enhanced admission; $39 general admission.
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W.O. Decker Cruise

WHEN: Oct. 9 - 31, Fridays, 1:15pm, 2:45pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1:15pm, 2:45pm, and 4:15pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The South Street Seaport Museum continues to provide 2 hour public cruises aboard W.O. Decker every weekend. Take an exciting 75-minute ride on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker. Cruises will explore the New York Harbor, and views may include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island, as you set out on an adventure unlike any you've had before! Advance reservations are recommended, and guests must check in 15 minutes before the scheduled tour. Please note that in accordance with NYC Emergency Executive Order 225, proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose will be required to board W.O. Decker for all guests age 12 and older, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of a physical immunization card, NY Excelsior Pass app, or the NYC COVID Safe app when you check in at the red welcome tent on Pier 16. Additionally, due to current Federal and New York State COVID-19 guidance for public transportation, masks are required onboard W.O. Decker at all times. Access to W.O. Decker requires climbing angled gangways and a step over her side from a floating deck. Participants must be age 10 or older. Seaport Museum Members receive discounted price points on Museum activities such as W.O. Decker rides. 

WANT TO GO? $30; $25 for seniors/students; $15 for kids. 646-765-4773.
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Slime Time Surprise!

WHEN: Oct. 20 - 22, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, or 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: All week long CMOM will introduce a different kind of slime- slime that crunches and slime that slides, slime that glitters, and slime that shines. WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitors with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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Slimy Window Clings

WHEN: Oct. 20 - 24, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, or 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: It's Slime Time! Follow a special sticky recipe to whip up slimetastic window art. WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitors with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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Brookfield Place Presents: New Sounds Live - JACK Quartet with Robert Black FREE

WHEN: Oct. 21 - 22, 7:30pm
WHERE: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, Battery Park City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A one-of-a-kind immersive sound installation is coming to Brookfield Place. Visitors will be able to experience--and participate in--Veils and Vesper from Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams as a part of Brookfield Place's annual music series, New Sounds Live. Installed within Brookfield Place's Winter Garden and curated by WNYC's John Schaefer, Veils and Vesper is a complex, constantly evolving tapestry of synthetic sounds derived from mathematical algorithms. As visitors move around the installation, the sounds change, thus giving visitors control over the "mix" of the piece. On Thursday evening the Ekmeles vocal ensemble will perform within Vesper and on Friday evening, the JACK Quartet and bassist Robert Black will perform within Veils and Vesper.

WANT TO GO? 212-978-1673.
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Docking of Schooner Apollonia FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:15-11am
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

South Street Seaport Museum announces docking of the schooner Apollonia  at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets) in Manhattan to unload cargo from upstate. The Apollonia is the Hudson Valley's carbon-neutral, wind-powered merchant vessel that harkens back to earlier times, sailing on an ecologically conscious supply chain. Goods such as New York State cider, maple products, wool, and other sustainable products can be ordered for pickup at the Fulton Stall Market. Items can be pre-ordered at schoonerapollonia.com/down-river-partnersthrough October 16. This is the final delivery for the 2021 season. For centuries, schooners carrying goods down the Hudson River from upstate docked at South Street Seaport, to distribute their cargo to local markets or to transfer their cargo onto ocean-bound ships to more distant destinations. This trade, and the industries it supported, from banking to warehousing to printing, helped make New York City into a global commercial and then cultural capital. Apollonia is a 64-foot steel-hulled schooner built in Baltimore, MD in 1946. She's designed to move efficiently through the water, powered by a traditional gaff-rig sail plan designed by naval architect J Murray Watts. With a 15' beam and rugged steel construction, she's a stout work boat capable of carrying 20,000 pounds of cargo. Being a schooner, the crew requirements are smaller, and the variety of sails provide flexibility for different conditions encountered on the river. 

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Archtober 2021: Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2-3pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Bowne & Co. Art Director and Operations Manager Rob Wilson for a free, in-person walking tour of the South Street Seaport Historic District to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets and advertisements. Get a detailed look at the neighborhood’s buildings while learning about the history of Lower Manhattan’s printing industry, then see some of that history spring to life with a 19th century printing demonstration at Bowne & Co.

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Family Day: SoHo’s Cast Iron Architecture

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, West Village, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Armed with magnets, you'll explore SoHo's historic cast iron buildings to see how this new material and construction system transformed SoHo from a residential area to the commercial hotspot it is today. Back at the Center, kids will design their own building facades in the SoHo style. Family Day Programs are designed for children ages 5-13 years old, accompanied by an adult.

WANT TO GO? $10 per person. 212-358-6133.
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Watson Adventures’ Haunted Tales: The Online Halloween Family Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Watson Adventures, , New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Are you prepared to Zoom with ghosts? Kids and adults team up to explore real places that are said to be haunted, and you'll learn the tales of the ghosts who linger there. You'll follow a trail of clues across eerie websites, in search of answers to tricky questions. Ghost-plagued places include the Hollywood Hotel where Marilyn Monroe and other celeb ghosts haven?t checked out; the White House in search of presidential ghosts, and the Salem Witch Trial Memorial where you'll learn the chilling fate of Giles Corey, just to name a few. For ages 10 and up. No previous knowledge is required. Teams of up to six can play together or remotely. Each team must have one adult. Advance booking is required.

WANT TO GO? $19 per person. 877-946-4868.
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DARLINGS FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 7pm
WHERE: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St. , Lower East Side, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Animal Engine Theatre Company uses art-making as healing practice in free performance of DARLINGS. Mr. and Mrs. Darling's children are lost. By day they search for them through the rain-soaked streets of London; by night they tell tales of a place called Neverland, where mermaids, pirates and a flying boy all spell danger. Will this fantastical world consume them? A re-imagining of "Peter Pan" from the perspective of the parents. Darlings is a meditation on loss, grief and the healing process that occurs through the stories we tell: a playful re-imagining of J.M. Barrie's classic "Peter Pan" from the perspective of Mr. and Mrs. Darling, two parents struggling with the mysterious loss of their children. The performance is paired with a 20-minute post-play small group reflections led by experienced facilitators, as well as a lobby display highlighting the work and stories of creative arts therapists. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Free with pre-registration. 

WANT TO GO? 212-219-0736.
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6th Annual Say NO Bullying (Virtual) Festival FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 3-5pm
WHERE: Say No to Bullying, 997 Glen Cove Ave. , Glen Head, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the global community for the 6th Annual Say NO Bullying Virtual Festival. This event will stream online and will engage, educate, and empower all ages! For complete details, to RSVP, and to make a donation, visit their website. *You must RSVP to obtain the streaming access link.

WANT TO GO? 800-451-6434.
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Architecture Walking Tour for Families

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

What buildings and spaces were central to the lives of immigrants who settled on the Lower East Side in the early 1900's? How were they designed to meet the needs of the people who used them? Join the museum on this brand-new walking tour for families to discover how old buildings can tell us stories about the past. How come neighborhood schools have giant windows? Why do some tenement buildings have such elaborately decorated exteriors? You'll discover the answers to these and other questions as while exploring how architecture on the Lower East Side reflected ideas about who immigrants were – and what they wanted and needed. Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions. Presented in partnership with Archtober. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 ages 5 and older; free for children 4 and younger. 212-219-0888.
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Creepy Climbing Spiders

WHEN: Oct. 27 - 29, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, or 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Construct a little spider friend that can crawl up walls. WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitors with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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Spiderweb Installation

WHEN: Oct. 27 - 29, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, or 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Weave, wrap, and warp yarn and string to help build a spiderweb art installation. WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitors with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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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!

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Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY Collina Italiana is an Italian Language and Cultural Center that offers different programs through which children learn the language in a playful envi...

Dedimus Potestatem

Dedimus Potestatem

Dedimus Potestatem provides fun, academically challenging programs to students in primary, middle, and high school. Our programs include Debate, Leade...

Kumon of Manhattan

Kumon of Manhattan

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thoug...