Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens

UPDATED July 2018: To us, there is nothing better than spending time with our kids. And what better place to have fun with the family in Queens? From amusement parks and carousels for the thrill seekers, to zoos and aquariums for the animal-lovers,...

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Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island

UPDATED July 2018: Looking for something fun to do with your kids on Long Island? We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Want to spend the day with your ad...

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Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Rockland County

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Rockland County

UPDATED July 2018: Looking for something fun to do with your family in Rockland County? You’ve come to the right place. We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in the New York metro area, ...

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Dance Performances for Kids in NYC in July

Dance Performances for Kids in NYC in July

Whether you want to see professionals perform or you want cheer on young dancers, we've gathered the best dance performances in NYC in July.

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Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in July

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in July

We've picked the best kid-friendly theater performances to entertain your theater-loving brood in Manhattan in July.

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Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in July

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in July

We've gathered the best kid-friendly concerts to take your family to in July. Perfect for mini-musicians and music enthusiasts alike!

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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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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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NYC Babies Can Now Experience The Metropolitan Opera with BambinO

NYC Babies Can Now Experience The Metropolitan Opera with BambinO

New York City kids really have it made; they get the latest and greatest in food, music, museums, and now opera. Many NYC parents (me included) believe it's never too early to get you little ones some culture. That's why I'm really loving BambinO a...

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Brunch & Bikini Bottom: A Mother-Daughter Broadway Outing

Brunch & Bikini Bottom: A Mother-Daughter Broadway Outing

With the plethora of family-friendly activities geared toward the younger set, you may be wondering what to do with your tweens and teens in New York City. Read what happens when a Long Island mom treats her teenage daughter to brunch at Charlie Pa...

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How Sharing My Interest in the Arts Helped Me Become a Better Parent

How Sharing My Interest in the Arts Helped Me Become a Better Parent

When we find ways to share our passions, hobbies, loves, and interests with our children, we bond in ways we could never imagine, help expand our children’s minds, and become more communicative, responsive parents as a result.

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'Stranger Things' Actor and More Celebrities to Mentor Garden of Dreams Talent Show Rehearsal

'Stranger Things' Actor and More Celebrities to Mentor Garden of Dreams Talent Show Rehearsal

Tomorrow from 4:00-7:00pm, more than one hundred and fifty children from the tri-state area will rehearse for the upcoming Garden of Dreams Talent Show at Radio City Music Hall with celebrity mentors from shows such as “Stranger Things” there to pr...

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Best Off-Broadway Shows for Kids in New York City

Best Off-Broadway Shows for Kids in New York City

New York City is known for it's amazing theater and when it comes to shows for kids it's no exception. Right now on Broadway families can enjoy the likes of Frozen, SpongeBob SquarePants, Aladdin, and The Lion King. But if you want to take give the...

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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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Your Favorite Marvel Characters Are Coming to A Town Near You

Your Favorite Marvel Characters Are Coming to A Town Near You

battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces in this awesome show, appearing at the Barclays Center Feb. 22-25.

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The 3rd Annual Tilt Kids Festival Announces Lineup

The 3rd Annual Tilt Kids Festival Announces Lineup

The Tilt Kids festival presented by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) recently announced its offerings for the 3rd annual event.

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Lincoln Center Launches Program Geared Toward Young Audiences on Autism Spectrum

Lincoln Center Launches Program Geared Toward Young Audiences on Autism Spectrum

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today the lineup for the Big Umbrella Festival, an international endeavor that brings together arts professionals and thought leaders, and offers performances across New York City for children on the...

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Tickets Now on Sale for Annual Kids’ Night on Broadway

Tickets Now on Sale for Annual Kids’ Night on Broadway

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Kids’ Night on Broadway. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.

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Galli Theater New York Moves to Midtown

Galli Theater New York Moves to Midtown

Galli Theater New York has a new location in Midtown. It also has a new travel performance program and upcoming shows such as ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.’

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Carnegie Hall to Host ‘My City My Song’ Family Concert in December

Carnegie Hall to Host ‘My City My Song’ Family Concert in December

Carnegie Hall’s upcoming family concert, ‘My City My Song,’ will introduce audiences to music from around the world on Dec. 16.

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Winners of ‘My NYC Song’ Teen Songwriting Contest Announced

Winners of ‘My NYC Song’ Teen Songwriting Contest Announced

As the #MyNYCSong grand prize winner, Chloe Hennessee will receive a professional recording session, one-on-one mentoring session with Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons, and perform live on Nov. 19 at Guitar Mash.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Big Apple Circus

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Big Apple Circus

After filing for bankruptcy last year, the Big Apple Circus is back at Lincoln Center, under new management, for its 40th anniversary season with headliners Nik Wallenda and Grandma the Clown.

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Huntington Ballet Academy Adds Teen and Beginner Classes

Huntington Ballet Academy Adds Teen and Beginner Classes

Huntington Ballet Academy in Suffolk County is adding teen ballet and modern classes, plus open ballet classes for beginners ages 7 and older.

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The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season

The Theater at the 14th Street Y recently announced its 2017-2018 season.

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Symphony Space Announces 2017-2018 Just Kidding Lineup

Symphony Space Announces 2017-2018 Just Kidding Lineup

The 2017-18 Just Kidding season at Symphony Space launches on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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NYC Students See Behind the Scenes of 'The Phantom of the Opera'

NYC Students See Behind the Scenes of 'The Phantom of the Opera'

Inside Broadway’s “Creating the Magic” program recently gave students the opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes workings of Broadway’s longest-running show 'The Phantom of the Opera.'

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Teen Playwrights to Showcase Original Plays at LEAP OnStage Event

Teen Playwrights to Showcase Original Plays at LEAP OnStage Event

New York City teens will debut their published plays as part of the acclaimed Learning through an Expanded Arts Program.

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Is Coming to Broadway in 2018

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Is Coming to Broadway in 2018

Potterheads, rejoice: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is coming to Broadway in April 2018!

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Enter to Win: Your Child Can be IN the Circus!

Enter to Win: Your Child Can be IN the Circus!

Enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky child to have a part in a performance of Circus 1903 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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'Peppa Pig Live!' Adds Nearby Shows and a New Tour

'Peppa Pig Live!' Adds Nearby Shows and a New Tour

'Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!' is coming to Staten Island and New Jersey this spring. The charming British pig will also appear in a brand-new live show, 'Peppa Pig's Surprise!,' touring the U.S. this fall.

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Big Apple Circus to Return This Fall Under New Ownership

Big Apple Circus to Return This Fall Under New Ownership

After filing for bankruptcy last year, Big Apple Circus is set to return this fall for the 2017-2018 season under Big Top Works.

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Kids Can Win Tickets to See 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' on Broadway

Kids Can Win Tickets to See 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' on Broadway

NYC arts education organization, Broadway Bound Kids, is giving away five Golden Tickets to 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' on Broadway.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End This Year

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End This Year

After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is ending all circus shows due to high costs and a decline in ticket sales.

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NYC Students Get a Peek Behind the Scenes of ‘Cats’ on Broadway

NYC Students Get a Peek Behind the Scenes of ‘Cats’ on Broadway

Inside Broadway’s ‘Creating the Magic’ program gave more than 2,500 New York City public school students a glimpse behind the scenes of the record-breaking musical, ‘Cats.’

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Feature Treehouse Shakers's Production

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Feature Treehouse Shakers's Production

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will present "Coyote’s Dance," a performance by the Treehouse Shakers, for the 2017 season.

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Pip’s Island: Immersion Theater for Kids

Pip’s Island: Immersion Theater for Kids

Pip’s Island is an interactive theater experience where kids become explorers and parents become assistants.

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Behind the Scenes with Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

Behind the Scenes with Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating and producing Disney On Ice: 'Follow Your Heart'

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21st Kids' Night on Broadway Announced

21st Kids' Night on Broadway Announced

Dates for the 21st Kids' Night on Broadway were recently announced. Tickets go on sale Dec. 6.

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The Taylor Swift Experience Headed to NYC

The Taylor Swift Experience Headed to NYC

Swifties rejoice! “The Taylor Swift Experience,” a traveling exhibit that features all things Taylor Swift, is headed to the South Street Seaport.

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Interview With Kids' Musician Laurie Berkner

Interview With Kids' Musician Laurie Berkner

Children's musician, Laurie Berkner, has released a new album called Superhero, where she inspires kids to be their best selves.

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Win Tickets to See 'Pete the Cat' at Ridgefield Playhouse

Win Tickets to See 'Pete the Cat' at Ridgefield Playhouse

'Pete the Cat' is based on the beloved kids' book series. We're giving away tickets to the stage production at Ridgefield Playhouse.

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Pip’s Island Opening in NYC this November

Pip’s Island Opening in NYC this November

Kids will get the chance to step into a fantasy world starting on November 11 when Pip’s Island, an immersive theatre experience combining gaming, animation and fantasy, opens in downtown Manhattan.

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PAW Patrol Coming to a Stage Near You

PAW Patrol Coming to a Stage Near You

PAW Patrol, is hitting the road with its first-ever live stage show, PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue, coming to 90 U.S. cities, including NYC, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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Laurie Berkner to Celebrate New CD with Mini-Concert in Tribeca

Laurie Berkner to Celebrate New CD with Mini-Concert in Tribeca

Beloved children's musician Laurie Berkner will celebrate the release of her 11th album, Superhero, with a free mini-concert and CD signing at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Coming to Broadway

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Coming to Broadway

The new teaser trailer for Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has got fans counting the days until they enter a world of pure imagination when the show opens in April.

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Hear Accordion Music From Around the World at Bryant Park

Hear Accordion Music From Around the World at Bryant Park

Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series, has announced the free series Accordions Around the World to kick off June 29.

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Summer Theater Performances for Youth in New Canaan

Summer Theater Performances for Youth in New Canaan

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is presenting two new, original productions its 13th season, James and the Giant Peach, and Cinderella, A Fairy’s Tale.

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Families Can Enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Train in New Jersey

Families Can Enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Train in New Jersey

If you have a child who loves Thomas the Train, it’s time to start your engines! Little engineers can join him for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 in Phillipsburg, NJ.

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Big Apple Circus Announces Emergency Fundraising Drive

Big Apple Circus Announces Emergency Fundraising Drive

Big Apple Circus announced today its campaign to “Save the Circus,” an emergency fundraising drive to help the circus raise $2 million over the next two months or it will have to cease operation.

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Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Check out this list of free summer concerts for kids in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties.

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