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 November 2019: 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-lov...

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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 November 2019: 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 you...

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

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

UPDATED November 2019: 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 ar...

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Dance Performances for Kids in NYC in November

Dance Performances for Kids in NYC in November

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

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Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in November

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in November

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

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Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in November

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in November

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

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Theater Performances for Kids in Queens this November

Theater Performances for Kids in Queens this November

We've picked the top theater performances for kids in Queens in November. With tons of kid-friendly productions and engaging family-friendly shows, who knows, your kids might get bitten by the acting bug!

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Halloween Fun for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Halloween Fun for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

There's Halloween activities for families in Westchester all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Westchester!

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Pip's Island Interactive Kids Show to Return to NYC in April

Pip's Island Interactive Kids Show to Return to NYC in April

Pip's Island, a theatrical adventure for kids and families in NYC, is officially reopening on April 12, and permanently residing at 400 W. 42nd Street at the Pod Hotel. The one-of-a-kind show made its world premiere in 2016 for a limited time and w...

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3 Perfect Family-Friendly Dinner and Theater Pairings in New York City

3 Perfect Family-Friendly Dinner and Theater Pairings in New York City

Taking kids to the theater—whether a Broadway or an off-Broadway show—is a quintessential New York City experience. But knowing what to see (there are a lot of performances out there, and not all are suitable for kids) and where to eat beforehand i...

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The Galli Theater Debuts 'Puss in Boots' This Spring

The Galli Theater Debuts 'Puss in Boots' This Spring

Puss in Boots is making its debut show at the New York City Galli Theater in the Spring of 2019. The show will run March 16, 17, 23, and 24 and 2pm. The show, along with the other fairytale productions Galli Theater puts on, aims to teach children ...

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Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Palisades Presents Henry IV, Part 1

Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Palisades Presents Henry IV, Part 1

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Mill's Trills 9th Annual Winter Bash Invites You to Become a Songwriter

Mill's Trills 9th Annual Winter Bash Invites You to Become a Songwriter

Recognized as a 2018-2019 Jubilation Foundation Fellow for her excellence in bringing joy to children, Amelia Robinson unites Brooklyn communities once again in this year’s annual celebration of live music and art-making at the Mill’s Trills 9th An...

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Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

The Blue Man Group, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, is hosting a sensory-friendly performance for children with sensitivity to stimulation or autism spectrum disorder. The sensory-friendly show, now in its fourth year, will feature amenities suc...

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PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

What's a parent to do when the temperature outside is hovering around freezing, but the kids have a solid case of cabin fever? This winter, PBS KIDS is giving families a reason to bundle up and leave the house—the number one educational media brand...

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Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

In 2017 Doppelskope brought its puppet musical about climate change (GRUFF!) to NYC. This month, with the support of a Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, they're premiering their newest and most innovative puppet show at The Tank in Midto...

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Symphony Space Kicks off 2018-2019 Show Season This Weekend

Symphony Space Kicks off 2018-2019 Show Season This Weekend

Symphony Space, a performing arts venue on the Upper West Side, has kicked off a series of new shows for the 2018-2019 season. The series, entitled Just Kidding, aims to bring music and theater to children and will run October 6 to March 30.

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Theatre Collective for Children Will Perform a Hilarious Version of The Odyssey

Theatre Collective for Children Will Perform a Hilarious Version of The Odyssey

Classical Remix Theatre Collective is performing a parody of Homer's The Odyssey on select dates October 6-10. The Theater is based out of P.S. 264, The Bay Ridge Elementary School for the Arts. The work that they produce services the P.S. 264 scho...

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

Joffrey 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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Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

For families affected by autism or sensory sensitivities, going to see a show or theater production can seem impossible. The good news is many top venues in NYC are now trying to be more accessible and inclusive. Here we round up the best autism- a...

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Plaza Theatrical Brings Madagascar to The Long Island Children’s Museum

Plaza Theatrical Brings Madagascar to The Long Island Children’s Museum

This summer, Plaza Theatrical has brought the wonderful musical performances of Junie B. Jones and Mary Poppins to life on stage at the LICM. This August, it will be showing Madagascar! Come and join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Gi...

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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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