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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ECNS ETC. Offering a Variety of New and Classes for Fall 2018

ECNS ETC. Offering a Variety of New and Classes for Fall 2018

ECNS ETC. has a new full schedule of classes and activities for children from 0 to 8 years old, Monday through Saturday. All the classes are taught with the same educational philosophy as held by the long established Upper East Side nursery school,...

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Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

For the first time ever, Joffrey Ballet School is offering its Children’s Ballet and Youth Ballet programs at its second location in Long Island City. The school is also adding a brand new musical theater program to teach kids Broadway-style and ly...

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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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Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition

Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition

The Sky Rink All Stars, NYC's most established children's ensemble skating troupe, won the silver medal at the prestigious United States Figure Skating National Showcase in Brighton, Michigan, August 5th. With over 32 teams, the girls performed a d...

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Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Last week, kids from three Win, formerly known as “Women in Need,” shelters in Manhattan and Queens visited the New York Hall of Science to participate in a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experience.

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Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East, an Upper East Side dance training facility for beginners through professionals, will award 15 male dancers in the Pre-Professional Division full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. On Monday, Sept. 17, boys ages...

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IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

Children as young as 10 years old can now get an IDNYC card, a free identification card available to New York City residents. Through the program, which was introduced in 2015, New York City residents who apply receive a government-issued photo ide...

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Brings the First Escape Theme Adventure to NYC

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Brings the First Escape Theme Adventure to NYC

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, the world’s museum for weird, out-of-this-world enthusiasts, opened Ripley’s Relic, an interactive adventure with “scientific discovery” for the whole family, this June. This interactive, escape adventure t...

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Shutterfly, Baby2Baby and Rachel Zoe Team Up to Host Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Shutterfly, Baby2Baby and Rachel Zoe Team Up to Host Back-to-School Backpack Drive

On August 1, Shutterfly and Baby2Baby teamed up to host a backpack drive just in time for the back-to-school season. The event took place at Versa in Manhattan. Rachel Zoe, fashion designer and Baby2Baby Board Member, and Mindy Weiss, Shutterfly’s ...

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The National Museum of Mathematics Third Annual NYC Math Festival Will Feature Juggling Bagels

The National Museum of Mathematics Third Annual NYC Math Festival Will Feature Juggling Bagels

"Let Them Eat Math!," a gravity-defying juggling display of flying New York City bagels will be featured at the third annual New York City Math Festival, New York's only math festival, in Lower Manhattan. The free event, hosted by the National Muse...

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Knorr to Deliver Free Local Fresh Produce in Manhattan for National Farmers Market Week

Knorr to Deliver Free Local Fresh Produce in Manhattan for National Farmers Market Week

To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Knorr is making local fresh produce deliveries on a first-come, first-serve basis until this Thursday, August 9, to Manhattan only. How do you receive a fresh, delicious meal straight at your door step? Th...

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Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to Debut Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to Debut Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

More than 3.5 million spectators lining the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route and more than 50 million viewers watching the action at home are in for a real treat this year. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, America's largest indoor waterpark, i...

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Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day This September

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day This September

Smithsonian magazine has announced that Saturday, September 22 will be the 14th annual Museum Day, which is an initiative in which participating museums nationwide open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket. The event allow...

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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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Willan Academy of Music Children's Choir to Hold Auditions This Fall

Willan Academy of Music Children's Choir to Hold Auditions This Fall

Willan Academy of Music will be starting a chorus group for children this Fall in Midtown. All children who love singing are welcome to join the choir. Although no previous musical training is necessary, an audition is required to join in the choir...

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Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

The United States’ subpar maternity leave policies are well documented, but the City of New York has a new plan to help parents get the time they deserve. Early this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced ...

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New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New parents have a lot to think about and choosing a place to give birth tops that list. There's so much to think about, but where do you even begin collecting the information you need to make an informed choice about where to give birth? A new web...

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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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Epiphany Community Nursery School's New Curriculum Includes New Classes for Parents and Children

Epiphany Community Nursery School's New Curriculum Includes New Classes for Parents and Children

The Epiphany Community Nursery School’s new curriculum, titled ECNS Etc., has introduced brand new Open Play classes and Baby Mixer classes for children and their parents.

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Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

It can be difficult to get your kids interested in art, but this new family-friendly, immersive art experience will make developing your child’s creative interests a piece of cake. The Color Factory is coming to Manhattan this August to satiate you...

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The Ailey Extension Offers Its First Ever Ballet 4 Kids Summer Program to Children Ages 10-11

The Ailey Extension Offers Its First Ever Ballet 4 Kids Summer Program to Children Ages 10-11

This summer, Ailey Extension will host its first ever Ballet 4 Kids summer program at the Ailey Studios in Midtown. Children ages 10-11 are invited to participate in weekly classes led by professional dancer and instructor Alison Mixon from July 8-...

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Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace is a new craft box subscription service designed for ages 8 and older. Each box is delivered monthly to the customer's home and contains all supplies needed to create two DIY projects. Examples of projects include a school's-out gift...

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Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

To commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will reconstruct a replica in Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday, July 17. During the free event, which will take place in Vanderbil...

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Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy is a new self-confidence and communication development program that reaches out to those children who may be struggling with self-esteem, and self-expression. They use games, positive peer interaction, and public speaking t...

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is celebrated on July 14 every year. It’s a day to honor the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation. But in New York City, residents and Francophiles cele...

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Fast Feet NYC Launches Adaptive Summer Running Program

Fast Feet NYC Launches Adaptive Summer Running Program

Fast Feet Track Club, an adaptive and inclusive track and field team in Manhattan, is launching its first community team this summer for children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental differences. The summ...

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Fosun Plaza's Free 'Throwback Thursday Film Series' to Begin in July

Fosun Plaza's Free 'Throwback Thursday Film Series' to Begin in July

What better way to spend your warm summer nights than by enjoying a classic throwback movie in the heart of downtown Manhattan-- for FREE? Join the Alliance for Downtown New York for "The Throwback Thursday Summer Film Series" every Thursday night ...

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World Cup Viewing Experience Held on Fosun Plaza

World Cup Viewing Experience Held on Fosun Plaza

Why duck into a dark, crowded watering hole when you can bring the whole family to an outdoor plaza to watch World Cup matches live? In partnership with the New York Red Bulls, Fosun Plaza will air live World Cup matches on the newly installed 40-f...

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New-York Historical Society to Host Free for Kids July Fourth Event

New-York Historical Society to Host Free for Kids July Fourth Event

To celebrate America's 242nd birthday and the freedoms its citizens are afforded, the New-York Historical Society will host special programs and family-friendly activities throughout the day on July 4.

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'Happy-Go-Lucky' Pop-up Installation Opens in SoHo

'Happy-Go-Lucky' Pop-up Installation Opens in SoHo

Sunnyhues Entertainment opened a pop-up art exhibit called “Happy-Go-Lucky” in SoHo and it will be open through July 8. The exhibit boasts eight interactive rooms that will include several installations that fuse reality and fantasy together, accor...

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NYU Langone to Open State-of-the-Art Hospital Pavilion

NYU Langone to Open State-of-the-Art Hospital Pavilion

On June 24, NYU Langone Health will open the doors to the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, a new inpatient facility. The building includes Hassenfeld Children's Hospital—34th Street, NYU Langone’s new flagship location for pediatric care and...

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How NYC Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer

How NYC Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer

More than 13 million children in the United States live in homes where families don't regularly have enough food to eat, which means 1 in 6 children in the U.S. face hunger. During the summer months, the problem is compounded, since students don’t ...

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New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden kicks off its Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute in collaboration with the Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment Friday, June 22nd on the Conservatory Lawn, according to a press release. The first...

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A Nutella Cafe is Coming to NYC

A Nutella Cafe is Coming to NYC

By the end of the year, Ferrero, the confectionery company that makes the ever-popular Nutella Hazelnut Spread, will be opening a permanent Nutella Cafe at 13th Street and University Place near Union Square, according to a press release. The cafe w...

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Popular Theatre Troupe 'Mummenschanz' Returns to NYC After 4 Years

Popular Theatre Troupe 'Mummenschanz' Returns to NYC After 4 Years

Mummenschanz, the renowned international sensation known as "The Musicians of Silence," will return to the New York City stage for the first time in nearly four years with a new show "You & Me," according to a press release. The new show was create...

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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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Boy Scouts to Host 4th Annual World Championship Pinewood Derby in Times Square

Boy Scouts to Host 4th Annual World Championship Pinewood Derby in Times Square

The Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of Boy Scouts of America will host the fourth annual World Championship Pinewood Derby on Saturday, June 30, in the heart of New York City. The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis between w 45th and w ...

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Joan's Summer Art Camp in the West Village Offers Unique Summer Program for Children Ages 8 to 11

Joan's Summer Art Camp in the West Village Offers Unique Summer Program for Children Ages 8 to 11

Joan Roberts Garcia, a Manhattan-based artist and educator, is starting a new summer art camp for children ages 8 to 11 for Summer 2018. Joan's Summer Art Camp is located in the West Village and starts July 2. As part of the curriculum, children wi...

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'Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie' Outdoor Film Series Returns to the Oculus This Summer

'Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie' Outdoor Film Series Returns to the Oculus This Summer

For the second consecutive year, Westfield World Trade Center and Tribeca will bring a free summer outdoor film series to downtown Manhattan’s Oculus Plaza, according to a press release. On select weekends in June, July, and August, Oculus Plaza, l...

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Turtle Bay Music School to Relocate to a New Space Near Grand Central in September

Turtle Bay Music School to Relocate to a New Space Near Grand Central in September

As part of an overall expansion plan, Turtle Bay Music School (TBMS) will relocate to a modern, customized ADA-compliant facility in The Corinthian Office Condominiums at 330 East 38th Street, conveniently located near Grand Central. It is schedule...

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A Winning Weekend for Tim Morehouse Fencing Club

A Winning Weekend for Tim Morehouse Fencing Club

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club youth champions brought home six medals at the New Jersey Division Denise O’Conner RYC regional 3 event of the New Jersey Fencing Alliance in Maplewood this past spring.

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South Street Seaport Presents Free Fridays

South Street Seaport Presents Free Fridays

South Street Seaport Museum is excited to announce its 2018 Free Fridays program, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Join the historical seaport conservation every Friday this summer from July 6 to mid-September between the hours of 3:00pm...

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will celebrate the 30th annual Fleet Week, taking place May 23–May 28, with a week of activities, themed events and live demonstrations that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute an...

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¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish Offering Summer Sensory Mini-Camps in July

¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish Offering Summer Sensory Mini-Camps in July

¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish is delighted to re-launch Summer Camp this summer. This year, ¡HOLA! will offer a Sensory mini-camp, where campers will learn all about the senses.

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'Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health:' Hope for Depression's Annual Public Symposium

'Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health:' Hope for Depression's Annual Public Symposium

Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) and founder Audrey Gruss hosted its annual public symposium “Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health” on May 8. The panel, moderated by Elyse Fox, founder of Sad Girls Club, was held in May in honor of ...

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Join the 4th Annual Hudson River Park Games This Weekend

Join the 4th Annual Hudson River Park Games This Weekend

On Saturday, May 19, for one day only, the Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 will transform into the ultimate competitive arena.

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Special Exhibition 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' to Open in June at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Special Exhibition 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' to Open in June at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier announced a new exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," which will exhibit how sports helped heal and unite our grieving country following the World Trade C...

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New York City’s YMCA Promotes Water Safety with New Swim Lessons

New York City’s YMCA Promotes Water Safety with New Swim Lessons

This month, the New York City YMCA is celebrating Water Safety Month at all 24 area locations with new and enhanced swim lessons to help kids stay safe this summer. The newly revised program offers four different stages of instruction, from basic c...

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Share the Beauty of Your Community with a 'Fresh Air Child' This Summer

Share the Beauty of Your Community with a 'Fresh Air Child' This Summer

Share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child this summer! Thousands of families in rural, suburban, and small town communities open their hearts and homes to New York City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund...

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