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Family-Friendly Amusement Parks & Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces in Brooklyn

Family-Friendly Amusement Parks & Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces in Brooklyn

UPDATED April 2019: Finding family fun that the whole family can agree on, while also staying within your budget, can be difficult. Whether you want the thrill of an amusement park, want to stay indoors because of the rain, or you want to travel a ...

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Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in April

Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in April

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this April, and find the best things to do with your family, with these sports and fitness activities and classes.

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Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in April

Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in April

Gather the family and head to a fun festival in Brooklyn this April! From cultural activities to the arts and more there's plenty of fun to be had this month!

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Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in and near Brooklyn this April. Go birding in Prospect Park or explore several species of birds at Staten Island Zoo, check out the New York...

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Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in April

Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in April

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in Brooklyn this April.

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Story Time for Kids and Families in Brooklyn

Story Time for Kids and Families in Brooklyn

Once upon a time...attend a story time event for kids and families in Brooklyn in April for page-turning tales.

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Shows to See with Kids in Brooklyn in April

Shows to See with Kids in Brooklyn in April

Come one, come all, to these family-friendly shows and performances in and near Brooklyn in April! 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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Things to Do with Kids Who Love Dancing in Brooklyn in April

Things to Do with Kids Who Love Dancing in Brooklyn in April

If your family likes to watch dancing or bust a move, check out these dance performances and programs in and near Brooklyn in April.

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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Get crafty! Take your kids these creative events and activities in and near Brooklyn this April.

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Films and Movies for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Films and Movies for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Grab the popcorn and catch a family movie in and near Brooklyn this April. See new and favorite films on the big screen across the borough, including kid-friendly flicks.

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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Kids will learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids happening in and near Brooklyn in April. Head to the the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Jewish children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, and other nearby spo...

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Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in April

Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in April

Enjoy the great outdoors with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Brooklyn in April. Explore nature in Prospect Park, take in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and more with your family this month!

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Music Events and Activities in Brooklyn in April

Music Events and Activities in Brooklyn in April

Do you have a mini musician at home? The whole family can enjoy these music-themed events and activities in and near Brooklyn this April, including kid-friendly concert, musical activities, and more!

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Free Events for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Free Events for Kids in Brooklyn in April

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities in Brooklyn are no exception this April.

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Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in April

Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in April

These are the best things to do in Brooklyn for kids this April, including including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

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Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in April

Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in April

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this April, and find the best things to do with your family, with these sports and fitness activities and classes.

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Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

On Sunday, March 24 at 10am Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square is slated to unveil its 2019 flower show, arguably one of the most ‘grammable ways to welcome spring in New York City. This year’s exhibition is aptly titled Journey to Paradisios, ...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This March

Family Fun in Manhattan This March

With the winter months finally coming to a close, your family can hang up those ice skates and put away the gloves and look for some fun ways to appreciate the outdoors of NYC. However, because it's still cold, you and the kids can start your Earth...

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DIY for Kids: Make Your Own Superhero Cape

DIY for Kids: Make Your Own Superhero Cape

Is your little one obsessed with Superman? Are you raising the next Wonder Woman? We’ve got just the craft for you! Kids can design their ideal costumes, perfect for a day of dramatic play. Can’t decide on just one design? Well, like any good hero ...

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The Big Bounce America Tour Is Bringing 20,000 Feet of Inflatable Fun to Brooklyn

The Big Bounce America Tour Is Bringing 20,000 Feet of Inflatable Fun to Brooklyn

Backyard bounce houses are fun, but they can’t compare to the world’s largest bounce house! Luckily for you and your kids, the Guinness-certified record holding bounce house is coming to Marine Park in Brooklyn, thanks to The Big Bounce America’s s...

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New York Aquarium Receives 5 Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon to Educate Public About Its Extinction Prevention

New York Aquarium Receives 5 Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon to Educate Public About Its Extinction Prevention

The New York Aquarium has receives five Endangered Atlantic sturgeon to educate its visitors about the importance of protecting these endangered fish, as well as other historically important fish of the Hudson River. The aquarium will display the g...

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National School Choice Week Informs Families About Schools Available in New York

National School Choice Week Informs Families About Schools Available in New York

National School Choice Week, which began Sunday and continues through Jan. 26, raises awareness about the different educational opportunities available to families and children in the New York metro area. Over the course of the week, the events thr...

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This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

Experiment with chemistry, astronomy, and art with this out-of-this-world Starry Slime craft for kids! Slime is huge these days—what kid doesn’t have a can full of this stuff to squish, pull, and shape? Your kids may already have a batch slime or t...

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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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Circus Glow Comes to Brooklyn and Queens

Circus Glow Comes to Brooklyn and Queens

Circus Glow is bringing a totally new style of circus to Brooklyn and Queens. It is committed to providing children and families with an illuminated experience fused with art and entertainment and the highest level of excitement. The show is kickin...

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Glittery Crafts for the Holiday Season

Glittery Crafts for the Holiday Season

Add a little sparkle to your holiday season with these crafty gift ideas, perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just because! Create a cozy mug with some added flair to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa, an abstract art canvas to unleash your in...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Give your family something to be thankful for with these unforgettable, family-friendly activities in Manhattan this November. Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is only open until February and displays all things mouse from artwork to fashion an...

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Easy Science Craft for Kids

Easy Science Craft for Kids

With the kids home from school for a few days this Thanksgiving break, why not take the time to do some hands-on learning? Consider making a craft that gives you and your child an opportunity to spend some time exploring science and creating togeth...

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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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Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society and is bringing a little extra magic to the Upper West Side. Whether you’ve read all the books, seen every movie, and spend a little too much time on Pottermore, or j...

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Things to Do in the New York Metro Area When School's Closed for Columbus Day

Things to Do in the New York Metro Area When School's Closed for Columbus Day

Whether you're an avid fan of Columbus Day or prefer to celebrate indigenous peoples instead, everyone loves a three-day weekend to spend a little extra time with the kids and do something fun as a family—and we have ideas for family activities in ...

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In the Magazine: October 2018

In the Magazine: October 2018

See what we have in store for you in our October issue, from major milestones for teenagers to important advice on finding the right retirement plan for you. And you won't want to miss our articles on what kids really want at their birthday parties...

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Family Where-to Guides for October

Family Where-to Guides for October

Get in the Halloween spirit and get ready for a fun-filled fall! Whether you’re looking for some ghoulish fun to scare the pants off your teens or some more light-hearted haunts for the little ones, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate Halloween...

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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

Going to bed alone can be scary for children, especially those who tend to have nightmares or difficulty getting settled down for the night. One thing that can help relieve bedtime anxiety is the reassurance that a dream catcher can provide. Becaus...

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Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best f...

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50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

No matter where you live in the New York metro area—Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, or Rockland County—there are lots of fall activities for families to explore and enjoy. Family fun in autumn can inc...

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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Breathe in that crisp air, take a sip of your fresh-pressed cider, and enjoy the foliage, because fall has finally arrived in New York. And with fall comes all the best opportunities to spend time with your family, whether you're looking to pick ap...

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Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Here are all the best family events in the neighborhood for when school's on vacation for Rosh Hashanah! (Because whether you're celebrating the Jewish New Year or not, we can all appreciate a few days off from school.) From secular things to do an...

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In the Magazine: September 2018

In the Magazine: September 2018

Check out what we have in store for you in our September issue, from dealing with friendship breakups to the hottest kitchen trends of 2018. And you won't want to miss our articles on the benefits of baby classes, the rights your child has in schoo...

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The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time for the kids to put their thinking caps back on. And what better way to kick off the back-to-school season than by making a science craft? Get down to learning business by making this bottle rocket fro...

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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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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Looking for some great Labor Day events for your kids? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best places for families to spend the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day in the New York metro area, from family-friendly parades to special eve...

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Reasons We Love Red Hook

Reasons We Love Red Hook

Just a step out of the bustling New York City neighborhoods, Red Hook provides a quieter side to the Brooklyn borough. What was once home to one of the nation’s busiest seaports, Red Hook’s waterfront is now home to New York City’s only IKEA and cl...

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The Best Places to See the Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn

The Best Places to See the Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn

Seeing the Statue of Liberty is a must on everyone’s bucket lists (yes, even those who grew up in Brooklyn!), but seeing Lady Liberty up-close may not be worth the hassle, price, or time when your little ones are in tow. We found the best, quickest...

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Best Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Best Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Welcome to children of all ages, as well as their parents and caregivers, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is the perfect thing to do for families in Brooklyn as it is an educational, entertaining, and engaging learning environment for kids. Whether ...

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10 Things to Do in Park Slope with Kids

10 Things to Do in Park Slope with Kids

As one of the most family-friendly neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Park Slope has an endless amount of things to do with kids right outside your Brooklyn door. From puppet theater, art and design classes, and parks to museums, science classes, and movie...

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10 Best Doughnut Shops in Brooklyn

10 Best Doughnut Shops in Brooklyn

Doughnuts seem to be the new cupcake in terms of treat popularity, so we found the top 10 doughnut shops in Brooklyn, from classic and old-school shops to vegan treats and unusual flavors. While we’re not suggesting you put yourself in a sugar coma...

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Best Kid-Friendly Weekend Events for Families in Brooklyn

Best Kid-Friendly Weekend Events for Families in Brooklyn

Weekends are the best because they're a chance to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip near New York City or you want to find fun things to do this weekend that are close to home. Check out our picks for kids' acti...

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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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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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