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Family-Friendly Amusement Parks, Play Spaces, Museums, & Planetariums in Manhattan

Family-Friendly Amusement Parks, Play Spaces, Museums, & Planetariums in Manhattan

UPDATED April 2019: Looking for something to do with the family in Manhattan can be overwhelming. If you need something everybody will agree on, something affordable, and something local, we’ve got the answer for you! These family-friendly business...

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The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ biggest water park will splash into action on Friday, April 19, in Monticello. Kartrite will feature 80,000 square feet of waterpark space perfect for the whole family, all housed under an energy-efficient, Texlon transparent roofing...

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New York Philharmonic Plays Two Concerts With Local Students

New York Philharmonic Plays Two Concerts With Local Students

This year the New York Philharmonic resumed partnerships with three organizations that help local elementary through high school students in underserved communities. As a result of the partnerships, kids will get to play side-by-side with New York ...

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Enjoy a Fair or Festival in NYC in April

Enjoy a Fair or Festival in NYC in April

Whether you go for the whole day or just a few hours, any of these fairs or festivals in NYC will keep the whole family entertained.

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Where To Volunteer With Kids in NYC in April

Where To Volunteer With Kids in NYC in April

Showing your children how to give back to the community helps them grow into thoughtful adults. So clean out those closets for clothing drives or walk to raise awareness with these volunteer opportunities for families in NYC in April.

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Cooking Classes for Manhattan Children in April

Cooking Classes for Manhattan Children in April

Your aspiring little foodies can learn to cook at one of these cooking or baking classes for kids in Manhattan in April.

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Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in April

Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in April

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in New York City in April.

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Dance Performances for Kids in NYC in April

Dance Performances for Kids in NYC in April

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

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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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Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in April

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in April

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this April, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square.

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Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in April

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in April

Want your kids to learn something new while having a good time? Visit one of these fun and educational activities that are family-friendly in Manhattan in April for a fun learning experience for all!

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Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in April

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in April

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

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Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in April

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in April

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

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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in New York City in April

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in New York City in April

New York City kids can get creative at these arts and crafts events for children in April. Let's get crafty!

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Things to Do Outside in NYC in April

Things to Do Outside in NYC in April

Celebrate the great outdoors with these hand-picked family-friendly events for nature-lovers in NYC in April.

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Film Screenings for Families in NYC in April

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in April

Do you have young film buffs on your hands? Here are the best kid-friendly film screenings in NYC in April for your movie-loving clan.

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Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in April

Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in April

Get your animal-loving clan out of the apartment this month! Here are the top family-friendly events in New York City in April at which you can see and learn about animals.

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Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in April

Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in April

Don't let the price tag of these family-friendly events in New York City fool you! Here are our picks for the best free things to do in April with kids that will be fun for the whole family.

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Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in April

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in April

We've hand-picked the best things to do with your family in New York City in April. Family fun is all over Manhattan, across neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Little Italy, the Upper West Side, and beyond.

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40 Dinosaurs Will Come Roaring Back to Life at the Bronx Zoo in April

40 Dinosaurs Will Come Roaring Back to Life at the Bronx Zoo in April

The Bronx Zoo has featured dinosaur exhibits before, but the zoo’s newest Dinosaur Safari is the biggest and most realistic dinosaur ride in the country, according to the zoo. The experience will take riders through 2 acres of woods, in which they ...

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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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Family Fun in Manhattan This February

Family Fun in Manhattan This February

Did the late-January polar vortex give you and the kids a serious case of cabin-fever? We're here to get you and your family out of the house and back out into NYC for fun shows like Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic and Cinderella and visits to ...

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FrostFest Kicks off at Bryant Park with Bumper Cars on Ice and More

FrostFest Kicks off at Bryant Park with Bumper Cars on Ice and More

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park kicked off FrostFest 2019 last Friday with a variety of fun winter activities for the family, including bumper cars on ice at The Rink, the FrostFest Igloo Experience, live ice carving, a silent disco, ...

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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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Dance by Very Young Choreographers Returns to Live Arts

Dance by Very Young Choreographers Returns to Live Arts

Returning to Live Arts in 2019, "Dance by Very Young Choreographers" will showcase the work of 5-18 dancers and choreographers Jan. 26 and 27. Spearheaded by Ellen Robbins , this program has be an opportunity to introduce and empower children to cr...

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Announces Kids Week in February

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Announces Kids Week in February

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival from Sunday, Feb. 17–Saturday, Feb. 23. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on...

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The American Museum of Natural History Announces New Interactive T. Rex Exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History Announces New Interactive T. Rex Exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History is slated to open a new exhibit T. rex: The Ultimate Predator in March. The Upper West Side exhibit will bring the latest research and discoveries about tyrannosaurs, with emphasis on the T. rex, to the world ...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This January

Family Fun in Manhattan This January

This January, do something out of the ordinary with your family that will make them think your'e the coolest parent ever! The Okee Dokee Brothers Winterland Concert, The 2019 New York Boat Show, and The Big Apple Circus are just some of the excitin...

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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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Family Fun in Manhattan This December

Family Fun in Manhattan This December

This winter, there are so many things to do to get your family out and about in Manhattan despite the chill—whether you're a local or looking for a day trip to NYC. Enjoy a re-imagined version of The Nutcracker on the Upper East Side or marvel at t...

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Practice Math Skills at MoMath Family Friday

Practice Math Skills at MoMath Family Friday

Parents read to their kids, sing together, and bake. Looking for something new and refreshing? Do some math. You might be thinking that you are just not a math person. But are you? Math is a part of your everyday life from the moment you wake up. A...

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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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20 Family-Friendly Things to Do on the Upper East Side

20 Family-Friendly Things to Do on the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side has a ton of entertaining activities for kids of all ages, including unique play spaces, world-class museums, and ice cream shops that any ice cream lover must stop by. Grab a bite at one of the many restaurants, take a family-f...

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5 Things You Need to Do with Your Kids at the New FAO Schwarz

5 Things You Need to Do with Your Kids at the New FAO Schwarz

New York City’s beloved toy store, FAO Schwarz, made its return to Midtown Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 16 after its Fifth Avenue flagship store closed in 2015—just in time for the holiday season! This 20,000-square-foot toy emporium is located at 30 ...

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Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

After the success of Seaport Summer 2018, The Howard Hughes Corporation announced its winter series of events, Seaport Winter 2018, which will begin in early December. Seaport Winter 2018 will feature seasonal and holiday activities and entertainme...

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The American Kennel Club and Westminster Club to Host Meet and Greet in February

The American Kennel Club and Westminster Club to Host Meet and Greet in February

Animal lovers, rejoice! This winter, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Westminster Kennel Club are hosting a meet and greet with over 200 breeds of cats and dogs, plus an agility competition, as part of Westminster Week. The event will take pl...

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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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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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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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'Fairy Island' New Pop-up Exhibit Debuts in NYC

'Fairy Island' New Pop-up Exhibit Debuts in NYC

You go to work every day, you take the kids to soccer practice, maybe squeeze in a manicure or a workout class… but what do you really want? Fairy Island, a new and interactive pop up exhibit targeted at women, was created to help women explore the...

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Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

National Apple Day falls on Sunday, Oct. 21 and can be celebrated at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Enjoying Apple Day can be as easy as biting into your favorite variety of apple, curling up with a book while drinking hot cider, or baking an apple ...

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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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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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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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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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The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Family Series

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Family Series

The 128-year-old 14th Street Y, the NYC staple that focuses on social awareness and change through art and theater, will continue to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of East Village throughout the upcoming season. The series will begin on ...

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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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