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Looking for kids activities and events near you in the New York area this weekend? NYMetroParents produces the largest family event calendar in the city for parents just like you who are looking for kids events today and this weekend. Use the filters below to sort for kids events near you, by age range, and more. If you’re looking for recommendations, our editors round up their picks for the best kids events in BrooklynManhattanQueensLong IslandWestchester and Rockland.

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Gender Joy Support Group: For Parents of Gender Creative Children (Pre-K to 12 Years Old)

  • Aug. 01, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Rockland County Pride Center
  • 28 S. Franklin Street, Nyack
  • Adult
  • FREE

This is a supportive space for parents and care-givers of gender-creative/gender-expansive kids from preschool to age 12 yrs old. Unfortunately, th...

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VIRTUAL Digital Dessert Goals

  • Jul. 31, 2020 - Aug. 01, 2020 , All Day
  • digitaldessertgoals.com
  • Virtual, New York
  • All Ages
  • $25

The bicoastal festival celebrating all things sweet is going digital! On Friday, July 31and Saturday, Aug. 1, the virtual festival will turn a week...

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ONLINE Musical Toddler Yoga

  • May. 21, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 10am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join Cassie for a fun morning of singing, music, and yoga for the toddler crowd.

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Summer 2020 Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts – Virtual Programs!

  • Jul. 27, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Varies by program
  • SUNY Purchase College
  • 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
  • Tween, Teen
  • Varies by prgram

The Purchase College summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts have been transformed into fun, engaging, and enriching virtual experiences! ...

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POST-PAUSE State Fair Meadowlands

  • Jul. 23, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • State Fair Meadowlands
  • Stadium Road, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • TBA

The State Fair Meadowlands returns this summer with rides, games, shows, great food, and more!   

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IN PERSON: The Dinos ROAR Again!

  • Jul. 23, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-4pm (by reservation only)
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 for ages 1-12

The Dinosaur Exhibit & Animal Adventure at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning is OPEN! Give us a call to plan your visit! 516-76...

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ONLINE Live Puppet Shows

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 11am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Shows are free, donations accepted

Join Wonderspark Puppets every day during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live sessions on Facebook Live. 

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VIRTUAL: Cooking with Rinku Bhattacharya: Beat the Heat - Light & Lively Meals

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Aug. 14, 2020 , Fridays, 4-4:45pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Back By Popular Demand! Join Rinku in her kitchen on Friday afternoons to create light and easy summer dishes.

July 24: ...

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POST-PAUSE DISNEY'S MOANA, JR.

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Roseneath Cottage
  • 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown
  • All Ages
  • $18

The Smithtown Performance Arts Center is excited to announce that thanks to a partnership with the Smithtown Historical Society, they will be ...

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ONLINE DIY Puppet Workshops

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 4pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Classes are free, donations accepted

Join Wonderspark Puppets every day during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live sessions on Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE Hans Christian Andersen Virtual Storytelling

  • May. 30, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Donations accepted

For over sixty years New York families have come together to listen  to stories in Central Park before the Hans Christian Andersen Statue, rai...

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ONLINE Get Crafty with Lynn Lilly & Crayola

  • Jun. 02, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-1:30pm
  • Crayola
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly as she show shows you fun and easy crafts you can make at home with your kids!

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ONLINE Special Summer Yoga Events

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 04, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3-3:45pm
  • Karma Kids Yoga
  • 16 Madison Square West, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 per household

Karma Kids Yoga will be hosting (5) special summer yoga events in your home via ZOOM! Each week will be a different theme. Attend as many as you li...

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ONLINE Painting with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 04, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $75

This class will focus on fun, simple creative compositions based on poems, nursery rhymes, and a different theme for each week. Mr. James will walk...

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ONLINE Turn up the Love Summer Concert Series

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 10am
  • Jammin with You
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Life is Good Playmakers and Jammin with You are proud to present the Turn up the Love Summer Concert Series. Every week will feature a differe...

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ONLINE Dancin' in the Q

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 2-2:30pm
  • Northvale Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join teen volunteer, Shama, as she teaches different dance styles every week via Zoom!  Fun for EVERYONE! Advanced registration required. ...

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ONLINE Virtual Bedtime Story Time

  • Jul. 13, 2020 - Aug. 10, 2020 , Mondays, 7-7:15pm
  • Hackensack Library
  • 274 Main Street, Hackensack
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Don’t miss this evening story time where Ms. Mari reads bedtime stories and helps you get ready for a good night’s sleep. Put on y...

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POST-PAUSE Sunflower Festival

  • Jul. 25, 2020 - Aug. 23, 2020 , 11am-12:30pm, daily
  • Garden Of Eve Farm
  • 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $7.95 pp which is the Fun Fields Admission fee; FREE FOR CSA MEMBERS and for children younger than 2

Visit the only certified organic U-pick sunflower field on Long Island! This 5 acre sunflower field has more than 100,000 flowers! Admission i...

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VIRTUAL: SAT Math Prep

  • Jul. 21, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Let us help you get your best possible score on the math portion of the SAT. The College Board has scheduled a test at Fox Lane on Aug. 29. Fo...

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ONLINE Cartooning with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Aug. 05, 2020 , Wednesday, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $90

Learn the basics of cartooning with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention! Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE Anime with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 03, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $90

Learn the basics of anime with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention. Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE Youth Art Connection

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 12, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2–4pm
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • , Long Island City
  • Teen
  • FREE

The 2020 Youth Art Connection (YAC) program will take place via Zoom and welcomes applications from NYC high school students, with preference given...

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ONLINE H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate art and get outdoors this summer with H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break! Explore a variety of different techniques and art materials as you ...

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POST-PAUSE Kids N Critters Program

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-2:30pm ages 4-7; 3:30-5pm ages 8-13
  • A Kitten Kadoodle Coffee Cafe
  • 600 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $5 adults

Kids N Critters Program has classes every Saturday- two sessions for two different age groups. Meet new animals each week! Please visit their websi...

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ONLINE Family Night In

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 19, 2020 , 7/8, 7pm; 7/22, 6:30pm; 8/5, 6pm; 8/19, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

From your home, enjoy some family virtual programing. (Zoom link will be provided upon registration)

July 8: Steel Impressions Band 7:00 p.m....

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ONLINE Virtual Yoga for Kids

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , Fridays, 10-10:30am
  • Hackensack's Johnson Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

A traditional story time with active movement through yoga teaches kids focus and body awareness. Combining traditional yoga poses and breathing te...

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ONLINE Science Explorers with Miss Eileen

  • Jul. 15, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10-10:30am
  • Park Ridge Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Miss Eileen on FB Live/Zoom all summer long for Science Explorers!  Explore and learn more about the amazing world.  Books...

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VIRTUAL: Bilingual Story Time

  • Jul. 15, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Looking for something different? We will be offering Bilingual Storytime in English and Spanish. Come and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in Engli...

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ONLINE Kindness Storytime

  • Jul. 17, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 4-4:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook live for a new story on kindness and diversity every week!

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ONLINE Liberty or Just Us: a City Park Story

  • Aug. 01, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
  • Theater for the New City
  • 155 First Ave, NEW YORK
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This production is an oratorio honoring New York City parks for being refuges of activism for many 20th and 21st century progressive causes, from t...

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IN PERSON: All-American Baseball Challenge Games

  • Jul. 23, 2020 - Sep. 06, 2020 , Thursday-Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 6:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
  • Palisades Credit Union Park
  • 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
  • All Ages
  • $20

The much anticipated return of baseball comes to Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona when the All-American Baseball Challenge season kicks off wi...

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ONLINE Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Throughout the summer
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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ONLINE Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , All summer long
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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ONLINE Teen Studio Art- Virtual!

  • Jul. 02, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • ,
  • Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles to explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class! Gather up a...

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ONLINE Kids on the Screen

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 5:30pm; 8/25, 4:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy family virtual performances every Tuesday in July and August. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

July 7: Prestino's Magi...

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ONLINE Virtual Pre-Natal Yoga

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Prenatal yoga class is a wonderful opportunity for pregnant women to connect and celebrate their changing bodies and growing babies. Have a mat and...

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ONLINE Museum Minis

  • Jul. 09, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-10:50am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join WCM for singing, finger plays, movement exercises, and silly fun in this online adaptation of one of their most beloved drop in programs,...

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POST-PAUSE Drive-In Movie Nights

  • Jul. 09, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center Parking Lot
  • 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
  • All Ages
  • $60 for 3 or more people; $40 for up to 2 people

Enjoy an Authentic Drive-In Experiences for Family Nights Out! All Proceeds from Drive-In Movie Nights Directly Support the SM&NC. Purchas...

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ONLINE WCM At Home: New Activities!

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 5-5:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

WCM is bringing the Museum home to you until they can open their doors! Each week, they'll launch new STEAM activities!

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ONLINE Storytime with the Met

  • May. 07, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:15pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Each week, look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months – 6 years.

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ONLINE Preschool - 3rd Grade Studio Art

  • Jun. 26, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5:15pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles as you explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class. The classes ...

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ONLINE FitKids with Miss Rachel for Children

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Amagansett Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Miss Rachel, a Certified  Personal Trainer and Youth Fitness Specialist, to explore movement through fun fitness challenge...

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POST-PAUSE Glow in the Park Summer Series

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Sep. 05, 2020 , Saturdays, 6pm
  • The Adventure Park at Long Island
  • 75 Colonial Springs Road , Wheatley Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • See website for details

The Adventure Park at Long Island is kicking off their Glow in the Park series for the 2020 season, Saturday nights from 7/11 through 9/5. Enj...

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POST-PAUSE Maritime Aquarium Cruises: Norwalk Islands Cruises

  • Jul. 05, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $31.50; $26.50 members

Meet amazing animals with the natural ability to glow in the dark in “Living Lights,” a special exhibit open now in The Maritime Aquari...

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ONLINE Englewood Library Summer Reading Program Sponsored by The Bristal

  • Jun. 15, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , All Day
  • Englewood Public Library
  • 31 Eagle Street, Englewood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE

The Bristal and Englewood Library is challenging kids and adults to read for 1,000 minutes! For every 10 minutes read, The Bristal will donate 10 c...

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ONLINE Virtual Open House

  • Jun. 24, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2pm
  • Fusion Academy
  • ,
  • Adult
  • FREE

The national health crisis has forced the hands of most academic institutions to transition from teaching students in traditional brick and mortar ...

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ONLINE Virtual Girls Who Code

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Elwood Library
  • 1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to learn how to code from fun online tutorials and activities in a safe and supportive environment. N...

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I Love Street Art & Graffiti Workshops

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-12pm
  • Tuff City Styles Yard
  • 650 Fordham Road , Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $100-$150

I LOVE STREET ART & GRAFFITI with Lady K Fever. Tuff City will be offering socially distanced painting sessions facilitated by skilled graffiti...

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ONLINE The Dynamite Dinner Club SUMMER EDITION!

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 4-5:30pm and 6-7:30pm
  • The Dynamite Shop
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $30 per class

The Dynamite Dinner Club is a limited-size weekly 1.5 hour afternoon cooking class that delivers essential lessons and techniques and culminates in...

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ONLINE Baby-wearing Dance Class

  • Jun. 20, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 2pm **NO SESSION 7/4**
  • Rye Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Join Ms. Sam, a certified GroovaRoo babywearing dance instructor, on Zoom for a private babywearing dance class. Wear comfy clothes and your favori...

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ONLINE Toc Toc Spanish For Little Kids

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 11am and 2pm ages 0-5; 4pm beginners and 5pm advanced ages 6-12
  • Toc Toc Spanish
  • 50-54 45th St., Woodside
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $5

Join Toc Toc and learn Spanish through songs, puppets, and games. Non-Spanish speakers welcome! Please bring your favorite stuffed animal to t...

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ONLINE Saturday Morning Music with Mr. Simon - LIVE Stream

  • May. 16, 2020 - Aug. 01, 2020 , Saturdays, 10-10:45am
  • Mr. Simon Music
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Donations accepted

Every Saturday morning see Mr. Simon's LIVE stream on Facebook - perfect for children under 6 years of age. He plays classic children'...

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POST-PAUSE Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Sep. 07, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $35 ages 13 and older; $25 ages 3-12; $5 ages 2 and younger

Get ready for an interactive and educational 2 hour adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer.  It’s a fascinating way to discover the ecol...

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ONLINE Virtual Imagine Your Story Online Summer Reading Program

  • Jun. 08, 2020 - Sep. 02, 2020 , All Summer
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children Entering Kindergarten and Up can visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website and participate in their online S...

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ONLINE Open House

  • Jun. 02, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Schedule your appointment Monday-Friday
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • 30 Deforest Road, Dix Hills
  • Adult
  • FREE

Sign up to participate in a virtual information session and learn more about Winston Preparatory Schoole's ducational philosophy.

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ONLINE Pre-Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 12-12:40pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Students will be learning the correct method of holding pencils and the correct directionality of letters by using a virtual play-based curriculum,...

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ONLINE Digital Crafters Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:40am
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Connect the Dots Therapy will use natural and recyclable resources in your home to engage children with craft projects. Through creative, home...

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ONLINE Superhero's Digital Training Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-10:40am
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Get up and move! In this movement and core based class, children will learn yoga poses, balancing activities, and other strengthening techniques to...

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ONLINE Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 28, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:40pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20

Relevant to the current times, Connect the Dots Therapy will introduce the many purposes and beauty of the written language by creating writin...

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CANCELED River Explorers - Hudson River Family Seining

  • Jun. 06, 2020 - Sep. 19, 2020 , Saturdays, 12-3pm **NO SESSION 7/4 and 9/5**
  • Center for the Urban River at Beczak
  • 35 Alexander St, Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Wade into the river to catch and release critters! Registration required. 

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Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - Apr. 13, 2021 , Tuesdays, 10-11am
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • 300 Community Drive, Manhasset
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Discussions are facilitated by a lactation consultant covering many topics including postpartum adjustment, feeding, sleeping, normal newborn behavior, and going back to work.

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ONLINE Kohl Kids Live: Wednesday Facebook Live Activity

  • May. 06, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30-11:45am
  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the musuem for a video presentation of an activity you can do at home that replicates learning from one of their 17 interactive exhibits. Brin...

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Riverside Green Club

  • Apr. 30, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4/30, 5/27, 6/25, 7/29, 8/26, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Riverside
  • 127 Amsterdam Avenue, Lincoln Square
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn about the environment, green/renewable energy, and gardening with some hands-on activities.

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POST-PAUSE West Park Place Farmers Market

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Oct. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9am-2pm
  • Stamford Downtown
  • West Park Place across from Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Spring Street Famers market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find ...

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ONLINE Ruins: Forbidden Treasure

  • May. 01, 2020 - Sep. 01, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • The Escape Game
  • ,
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25 per person

Play The Escape Game’s newest game, Ruins: Forbidden Treasure, from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed c...

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ONLINE Rockland Baby Cafe

  • May. 26, 2020 - Sep. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-1pm
  • Rockland Baby Cafe
  • 1 Hilcrest Center Drive Suite 214, Spring Valley
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • Free

Rockland Baby Cafe provides free breastfeeding education and support from Certified Lactation Counselors. Join them to meet and talk with other new...

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KIDS GET COSMIC

  • May. 09, 2020 - Sep. 18, 2020 , 10am–5:30pm, daily; Guided Activities: Weekdays, 1:30–5:30pm and Saturdays-Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Weekdays: $23; $20 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $10 children 2–12; free for members and children younger than 2; Weekends: $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2–12

Kids and thair families embark on an adventure to observe the natural environment while learning about the life and work of Yayoi Kusama.

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POST-PAUSE The Spring Street Farmers Market

  • Jun. 13, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 9am-2pm
  • Stamford Downtown
  • Spring Street Parking Lot on Spring Street, Stamford Downtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Spring Street Famers market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find ...

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ONLINE Songwriting Program for Kids

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Kid Pan Alley
  • PO Box 38, Washington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

With schools, community centers and libraries being closed due to covid-19, Kid Pan Alley has decided to offer their songwritin...

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Frozen

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • St. James Theater
  • 246 West 44th Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $64.50 and up

The animated smash hit comes to life on the Broadway stage. 

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WAKE UP, DAISY!

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $8-12

This original marionette production new to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a modern retelling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty.”

 

 

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POST-PAUSE Living Lights

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $26.95 adults 13-64; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 children ages 3-12

Meet amazing animals with the natural ability to glow in the dark in “Living Lights,” a special exhibit open now in The Maritime Aquari...

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CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY.)

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • The Kraine Theater
  • 85 East 4th Street , East Village
  • All Ages
  • $15 adult; $12 parent with child; $5 children younger than 13

A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

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Smorgasburg Prospect Park

  • Apr. 05, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Sundays, 11am-6pm
  • Prospect Park – Breeze Hill
  • East Drive at Lincoln Rd., Prospect Park
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

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Activity Table

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Drop-in for family-friendly botanical-themed arts and crafts at the weekend Activity Table. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

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Smorgasburg Williamsburg

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am-6pm
  • Marsha P. Johnson State Park
  • 90 Kent Ave., Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines.

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Survival: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , Mon - Fri, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Survival: The Exhibition features a zipline, ropes course and museum displays that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive and safe place for visitors of all ages to learn and test essential survival skills. Topics explored include first aid, water safety, navigation, fire, and preparedness.

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Orangetown Suffragist

  • Apr. 19, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays, 1-4 or by appointment
  • Orangetown Historical Museum
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE Admission is free, donations appreciated

Orangetown Suffragist honors the women of Orangetown that were engaged in this national movement and the legacy they have left us. 

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BYOBaby Play Date

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center
  • Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Bay Ridge
  • Baby, Adult
  • $5

 A time for parents and caregivers of infants/ toddlers to relax and mingle over wine and cheese while the kids play in our safe space with toys and books galore. 

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Transit Tots

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:15-11am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $10; $5 children ages 2-17

Young train enthusiasts explore themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and the city's subways and buses.

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ONLINE Learn to Juggle

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Big Apple Circus
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

As long as you have a plastic bag, socks (or even a baby toy!) Big Apple Circus producer, Jack Marsh can teach you how to juggle. Learn how to jugg...

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Sunday Author Story Time

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Sundays, 11:30am (Prospect Lefferts Garden) and 1:30pm (Fort Greene)
  • Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Garden/
  • 632 Flatbush Ave./686 Fulton St., Prospect Lefferts Garden/Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Authors and illustrators present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too! 

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Creative Movement for Kids at The Westchester

  • Mar. 15, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10-10:45am
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get your little ones to moving, learning basic movements and having fun! A parent or caregiver is required to attend and participate. 

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Lanyard Club

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , Weekdays and Saturdays, 3:30-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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Shining Lights Yoga for Kids

  • Feb. 05, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises.

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'Guess What' - The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show

  • Apr. 20, 2019 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Third Saturdays, 12:30pm
  • The Creek & The Cave
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10

The show is hosted by an 12-year-old and her dad.

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Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD) Meetings

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Dec. 07, 2020 , 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Select Human Services
  • 17-19 Marble Ave, Pleasantville
  • Adult
  • $5

Help you or your child manage ADD for success and discuss different topics at meetings on the 1st Monday of the month through the school year. 

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ONLINE Learn Digital Painting and Color Workshop

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2021 , 10am
  • The New York Public Library - Pelham Bay
  • 3060 Middletown Rd, The Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Are you struggling with paint color but don't know where to start? If you love to paint portraits, draw characters or create fantasy environmen...

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ONLINE Story Time with Miss Margie

  • May. 13, 2020 - Apr. 15, 2021 , Thursdays, 7:30pm
  • Miss Margie
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Miss Margie for a free, fun and animated reading of some children's classics via Zoom! Parents and kids of all ages are welcome! NO ONE is...

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Teaneck Public Library
  • 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime.

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Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers

  • Sep. 06, 2019 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
  • Croton Free Library
  • 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing! 

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Magic at Coney

  • Jan. 05, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 12pm
  • Coney Island USA
  • 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
  • All Ages
  • $12; $8 children younger than 12

See this magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from around the world.

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Cortelyou Greenmarket

  • Dec. 01, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 8am-3pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Cortelyou Road and Rugby Road, Ditmas Park
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop at the market, recycle old clothes, and drop off your food scap compost. 

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Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

  • Nov. 29, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 8am-4pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave, West Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop fresh produce, flowers, and more. Drop off your food scrap compost and bring clothing to be recycled. 

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Staff Story Time

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with the youngest book lovers.

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T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

  • Mar. 11, 2019 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park West , Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $23; $18 seniors and students; $13 for children ages 2-12

This exhibit will reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through life-sized models, a virtual reality experience, and more.

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NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park

  • Jun. 22, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , 9:00 am; Check-in 8:45 am
  • Baisley Pond Park
  • 156-10 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative - bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks.

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ONLINE Feathers of Fire--The Movie

  • Jun. 04, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2022 , Anytime
  • Vimeo
  • 155 First Ave., New York
  • All Ages
  • $4.95

"Feathers of Fire--The Movie" is an ingenious production of theater-on-film, conceived and directed by Hamid Rahmanian. It is intended fo...

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Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - Sep. 10, 2022 , Second Saturday of each month, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Highbridge Park
  • West 174th Street and Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights/Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America.

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Weekly Drop-In at Rockland Baby Café

  • Mar. 25, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2023 , Thursdays, 11am-1pm
  • Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center
  • 110 Bethune Blvd., Spring Valley
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

A drop-in to meet and talk to new moms, learn how to make breast-feeding easier, make sure your baby is latching and gaining well, get tips on pumping and going back to work, and learn about other parenting topics.

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