FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

Your guide to free things to do for Halloween in New York City, including family festivals, carnivals, costume parties, spooky story times, and much more in the boroughs.

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Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

MUSE Academy's doors opened on September 5 with a first day of school celebration of the inspiration of the ancient Greek Muses for the young scholars who make up the founding class of the new school in the heart of Brooklyn's cultural district.

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Ume Ume Music + Arts of Park Slope Offers New 'Jump Start' Preschool Alternative Program

Ume Ume Music + Arts of Park Slope Offers New 'Jump Start' Preschool Alternative Program

Ume Ume Music + Arts of Park Slope has already begun accepting students for this new ‘Jump Start’ program, but will also offer rolling admission throughout the year. Ume Ume offers one, two, and three day options from 9am-11am, and feature a comple...

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Hootenanny Art House Opens 7th Avenue Location in Park Slope

Hootenanny Art House Opens 7th Avenue Location in Park Slope

After 10 years of growing the beloved Hootenanny Art House on 15th Street, Pete Sinjin and Kira Smith are thrilled to be opening their second location, just for ART: the new Hootenanny ART Annex! They are happy to continue to bring Art to the Park ...

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Cerebral Palsy Soccer NYC is Kicking off in Brooklyn

Cerebral Palsy Soccer NYC is Kicking off in Brooklyn

Following the successful programs in New Jersey, Houston and Mid-Atlantic, Cerebral Palsy Soccer (CP Soccer) is forming an NYC team in Brooklyn on September 30. The program is open to children with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or traumatic brain inju...

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Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Earlier this spring, we held our 2018 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest, and the submissions were overwhelming—who doesn't want the chance to feature their kid on the covers of NYMP's magazines?! We narrowed down the 1,300 photos of your cute kids ...

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CrossFit Sunset Park Now Offering Classes  For Children Ages 5 to 17

CrossFit Sunset Park Now Offering Classes For Children Ages 5 to 17

CrossFit Sunset Park, a fitness center in Sunset Park, is now offering CrossFit classes for children ages 5 to 17. CrossFit is a fitness regimen that incorporates a mix of physical activities, including interval training, gymnastic and calisthenics...

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New Attractions Are Coming to Coney Island’s Luna Park

New Attractions Are Coming to Coney Island’s Luna Park

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Parks just announced plans to add a large-scale water ride, adventure park, a public plaza with open-air food options and, an arcade to Coney Island’s world-famous amusement park.

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Brooklyn Children's House Daycare and Preschool Open for Enrollment

Brooklyn Children's House Daycare and Preschool Open for Enrollment

Brooklyn Children's House in Bedford Stuyvesant is open for enrollment and offers half-day, full-day, and extended-day care and education for children ages 2 through 5.

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Park Slope to Host Brooklyn's Newest Food Festival

Park Slope to Host Brooklyn's Newest Food Festival

Don’t let anyone fool you—summer is still going strong. Before school starts and schedules get chaotic, savor those long, carefree days of summer by capping the night with an excellent meal at an even better price. Park Slope is welcoming a brand n...

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NYC-Based Health Organizations Team Up for Teen Health Fair

NYC-Based Health Organizations Team Up for Teen Health Fair

Top NYC healthcare organizations MetroPlus Health Plan and NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York are teaming up to host a health fair for teens this weekend. The event, which will feature games, health and dental screenings, arts and ...

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Best Weekend Events for Kids in Brooklyn

Best Weekend Events for Kids in Brooklyn

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 acti...

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YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club in Boerum Hill Now Offering Birthday Parties and Corporate Events

YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club in Boerum Hill Now Offering Birthday Parties and Corporate Events

YokeyPokey Virtual Reality (VR) Club opened last summer and is now offering birthday party and corporate event packages. The cafe provides virtual reality gaming experiences, Minecraft, and 360 degree immersive experiences during the party.

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Brooklyn Heights Psychologist Offering Free Support Group for Parents of Children With Social Difficulties

Brooklyn Heights Psychologist Offering Free Support Group for Parents of Children With Social Difficulties

A free support group for parents of young children with social communication difficulties, ADHD, and Aspergers is being held in Brooklyn Heights by Steven Goldman, Psy.D. Dr. Goldman is both a licensed psychologist and the parent of a child wit...

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Brooklyn Nets Players and Coach Kenny Atkinson to Attend Nets Youth Summer Basketball Camps

Brooklyn Nets Players and Coach Kenny Atkinson to Attend Nets Youth Summer Basketball Camps

Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn Nets Head Coach, and Nets players Joe Harris, Jarrett Allen, D’Angelo Russell, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, will attend Nets youth basketball camps this August. The Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy summer camps teach childr...

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The 6 Hidden Gems of Brooklyn Your Kids Will Love

The 6 Hidden Gems of Brooklyn Your Kids Will Love

You could take the family to the movies, your favorite pizza joint, or even to Smorgasburg. Or you could do something a little more adventurous—a trip to Coney Island or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, perhaps.

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Vintage Candy Shop Opens in South Slope

Vintage Candy Shop Opens in South Slope

You could run to the convenience store to grab a chocolate bar or a bag of jelly beans—but its way more fun to head to Fferins of Brooklyn, the new candy store in South Slope.

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5 Reasons We Love Downtown Brooklyn

5 Reasons We Love Downtown Brooklyn

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from midtown Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn is one of the America’s fastest growing downtowns. Downtown Brooklyn is most well-known for its extensive culture and history, along with some business headquarters, restau...

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Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Early this week, Luna Park presented $51,233 to the Mayor’s Fund for the City of New York to support Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) Troop 6000.

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Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park to Announce Opening Date this Summer

Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park to Announce Opening Date this Summer

Nitehawk Cinema, a popular movie theater originally located in Williamsburg, recently announced its plans to open a dine-in movie theater in Prospect Park this year. Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park will open in the Pavilion Theatre in Park Slope, and...

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How a Brooklyn Family is Raising Autism Awareness

How a Brooklyn Family is Raising Autism Awareness

After being diagnosed with autism, Brighton Beach resident Nicolas Sirota, now 14, struggled. But through support from his family and a series of educational programs, Nicholas found success. He is now an athletic teenager attending a top high scho...

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Aviator Sports and Events Center to Host Special Parkour Challenge

Aviator Sports and Events Center to Host Special Parkour Challenge

In anticipation of one of the summer’s hottest blockbusters, Aviator Sports & Events Center, located at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, has partnered with the team from Mission: Impossible – Fallout to create a specialized parkour challenge night ...

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With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

This summer, your Brooklyn, New York, or Queens Public Library card, along with Culture Pass, allows you to visit 33 museums and cultural sites in New York City for free. That’s right, free.

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Sunset Park Students Recognized for Cutting Waste

Sunset Park Students Recognized for Cutting Waste

A group of students from Charles Dewey Middle School in Sunset Park is schooling us all with their recycling and waste management knowledge. Teachers say these students, who have dedicated themselves to cutting down waste and improving recycling pr...

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Changing Tomorrow Academy Preschool Coming to DUMBO in August

Changing Tomorrow Academy Preschool Coming to DUMBO in August

Changing Tomorrow Academy is scheduled to open in August. The school will follow a Montessori-based program and offer childcare services for infants, toddlers and children ages 3 to 5. The curriculum will include age-appropriate programs in subjec...

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Announces Plan to Build a Pool

Brooklyn Bridge Park Announces Plan to Build a Pool

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced plans to build a permanent pool at Squibb Park, an area just above Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park that’s connected to the park through Squibb Park Bridge, according to a press release. The plans are in the early stage...

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New Shark Exhibit to Open at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium

New Shark Exhibit to Open at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium

The grand opening of the New York Aquarium’s newest exhibit— Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks!—will be held by the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Coney Island landmark on Saturday, June 30.

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How to Get Free Hot Dogs in Brooklyn Bridge Park

How to Get Free Hot Dogs in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Public Art Fund is bringing artist Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus to Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. The vintage Volkswagen Microbus has been transformed into a bright yellow food truck that will serve hot dogs to park visitors on Saturday afternoo...

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Cirque Us Returns to Brooklyn with StarStruck: a Cosmic Circus

Cirque Us Returns to Brooklyn with StarStruck: a Cosmic Circus

Cirque Us is back in town, this time, with some cosmic energy. The world of StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus will be returning to Brooklyn June 27 at The Muse. Join the intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where you will fall into orbit with ni...

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Nautical-Themed Camp Maritime Launches June 25 in Sheepshead Bay

Nautical-Themed Camp Maritime Launches June 25 in Sheepshead Bay

Camp Maritime launches its inaugural season on June 25. It will offer a variety of activities for children ages 8 to 14 who have an interest in maritime culture. Campers will learn skills such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing...

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Urban Explorers Day Camp Introduces Enrichment Curriculum with Day Trips Throughout the City

Urban Explorers Day Camp Introduces Enrichment Curriculum with Day Trips Throughout the City

Urban Explorers Day Camp now offers an enrichment curriculum for all ages to go along with New York City field trips. Campers will partake in a variety of activities that teach music, karate, theatre, and basketball, taught by the current coach of...

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Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

It's finally the time of year where your children, nieces and nephews, and other loved ones are recognized for their academic accomplishments from the school year. Do you have an inspiring story to tell of a New York City graduate? Do you want to s...

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A New Wellness Center Opens in Clinton Hill

A New Wellness Center Opens in Clinton Hill

HealHaus, the 1,100-square-foot holistic health and healing space in Brooklyn, opened in Clinton Hill late last month. The new space, at 1082 Fulton Street, features a cafe and indoor/outdoor group programming areas, plus two private practitioner ...

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Youth Over Guns to Host Brooklyn Bridge March and Rally This Weekend

Youth Over Guns to Host Brooklyn Bridge March and Rally This Weekend

On Saturday, Youth Over Guns student organization will march in support of gun violence prevention. The march will begin in Brooklyn, go over the Brooklyn Bridge, and end in Manhattan for an anti-gun rally. The event is hosted by Youth Over Guns, a...

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Etsy Gave Bring Your Kids to Work Day a Whole New Meaning

Etsy Gave Bring Your Kids to Work Day a Whole New Meaning

On April 26, Etsy made sure bring your kids to work day was a day filled with lifelong lessons and mentoring. In partnership with Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, Governor Cuomo’s “If You Can See It, You Can Be It” initiatve, and ScriptEd, ...

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Domino Park to Open in Brooklyn This Summer

Domino Park to Open in Brooklyn This Summer

This large park, that will span a quarter-mile of Brooklyn's waterfront from from Grand Street to South 5th Street in Williamsburg, is set to open this June. It will inhabit the old Domino Sugar Factory location and will include an artifact walk, o...

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Brooklyn Parents Can Now Take a Mommy-and-Me Cemetery Tour

Brooklyn Parents Can Now Take a Mommy-and-Me Cemetery Tour

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Goat Yoga is Coming to Brooklyn!

Goat Yoga is Coming to Brooklyn!

Yoga with baby goats is coming to Brooklyn and we could not be more excited. You might have heard about this adorable trend on social media and now New Yorkers can give it a try first hand. Sharon and Aldo Boustani, founders of NY Goat Yoga sta...

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Parent Craft Support System for New Parents Opens in Park Slope

Parent Craft Support System for New Parents Opens in Park Slope

Parent Craft, a community hub for new and expecting parents in Park Slope, recently opened its doors. The support system aims to bring together couples in the community who are about to become parents. Parent Craft is founding member of the Parent ...

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Elite Minds Montessori to Open Preschool in Carroll Gardens

Elite Minds Montessori to Open Preschool in Carroll Gardens

Elite Minds Montessori completed construction on its new preschool in January, and is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool’s curriculum will be dual-language, taught in French and English.

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An Immersive Pop-Up Playground Inspired by Dreams Is Opening in Brooklyn

An Immersive Pop-Up Playground Inspired by Dreams Is Opening in Brooklyn

Dream Machine is a dream-like, surrealistic playground opening on April 5 in Williamsburg that aims to “tap into our desire to experience the childlike wonder of our dreams during waking hours.”

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Enjoy Spring at Prospect Park's Opening Weekend April 7

Enjoy Spring at Prospect Park's Opening Weekend April 7

Prospect Park Alliance will be celebrating the start of spring with Opening Weekend in Prospect Park on April 7 and 8, according to a press release. Families can enjoy a full weekend of events and activities such as family yoga classes, the Allianc...

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Check Out Brooklyn's Inventgenuity Festival 2018

Check Out Brooklyn's Inventgenuity Festival 2018

If you have a crafty or tech-minded kid you will definitely want to check out this FREE festival happening in Brooklyn in a few days. The Inventgenuity Festival is celebrating its ninth year of providing New York City kids with a number great works...

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Visit Luna Park on Opening Day for Just $5

Visit Luna Park on Opening Day for Just $5

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Family-Friendly Brooklyn Folk Festival Announces Lineup

Family-Friendly Brooklyn Folk Festival Announces Lineup

A really awesome music festival is coming to Brooklyn. For the 10th year in a row the Brooklyn Folk Festival will be bringing "down home music" to the heart of Brooklyn. As an added plus this is a great place to take your kids for a fun day of musi...

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Max Adventures Adds 3 Party Packages to Its Birthday Party Offerings

Max Adventures Adds 3 Party Packages to Its Birthday Party Offerings

Max Adventures, a birthday party facility in Marine Park, recently introduced three new birthday packages for children ages 1-17: Adventure, Adventure Deluxe, and Grand Deluxe. The two-floor party venue offers a variety of party activities and feat...

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Best Things to Do In Brooklyn Next Month

Best Things to Do In Brooklyn Next Month

With just 8 more days left of February, we can kiss the shortest (and coldest) month of the year goodbye and look to March. Spring is just a few short weeks away and that means warmer weather and more fun activities for kids and families.

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NYC High School Graduation Rate Hits An All-Time High

NYC High School Graduation Rate Hits An All-Time High

New rules are easing the way for more students to earn diplomas.

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Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance Reopens in Bed-Stuy

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance Reopens in Bed-Stuy

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance reopened its location inside RestorationART in Bed-Stuy last November. The dance center offers classes for children ages 1-4 and adults, as well as a summer dance program for ages 3-7.

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A Wallet-Friendly Whole Foods Market 365 Opens In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

A Wallet-Friendly Whole Foods Market 365 Opens In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

For those of us who love the quality of produce and foods offered at Whole Foods, but hate what it does to our wallets, we have good news! Whole Foods Market 365, a budget-friendly version of the popular grocery store chain, recently opened in Fort...

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