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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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ONLINE Morgan Explorers

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 2pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 225 MADISON AVE, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A forty-five-minute family program that combines teaching of simple crafts, live virtual object exploration, and is inspired by both the library an...

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IN PERSON Annie

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 12pm
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield
  • All Ages
  • $12.50

Based on one of the most popular comic strips of all time and adapted from the smash Broadway musical, Annie is set in Depression-era New York City...

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IN PERSON Thanksgiving for the Birds

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 12-1:30pm
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 WEAVER STREET, LARCHMONT
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10; $8 members

What are you thankful for? Join Sheldrake Environmental Center for a fun nature walk to look for all of the things we are thankful for in nature. P...

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ONLINE Virtual Appraisal Day

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 12-4pm
  • RoCA Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
  • Adult
  • $30

 Rockland Center for the Arts is excited to announce a Virtual Appraisal Day to show them your fine and decorative arts, books and collectible...

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IN PERSON Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Fort Greene Park Visitor Center in Fort Greene Park
  • Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. , Fort Greene
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just...

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IN PERSON Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park
  • Broadway, Jerome Ave, City Line, Van Cortlandt Pk S, Fort Greene
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just...

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IN PERSON Creature Hide and Seek

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • Sunrise Highway, Bohemia
  • All Ages
  • $4

Animals have many ways to "camouflage" or blend into their environment. Learn about all the different ways animals can hide and survive, ...

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IN PERSON WOLFWALKERS

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 6pm
  • Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pa...

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IN PERSON: The Ruff Life Mobile Groomer - PACKED WEEKEND Takeover

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 9am–4pm
  • The Ruff Life Mobile Groomer
  • 158 North Kings Avenue, Massapequa
  • All Ages
  • FREE

To celebrate PACKED WEEKEND, The Ruff Life Mobile Groomer will be offering free baths, nail trims, and color accents to spruce up and rock out your...

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IN PERSON Sunday Strolls: Turkey Tales

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 10am
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Muser Drive, Cornwall
  • All Ages
  • $10; $8 members; $8 children 12 and younger; $6 children members

There will be a turkey tail, legs, feathers, call box and a decoy to examine. Then search for clues on the trail to find out where the local turkey...

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ONLINE New York Therapy Animals Virtual Scavenger Hunt - Packed Weekend

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 1-2pm
  • New York Therapy Animals
  • , New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join New York Therapy Animals virtually with your furry friends for a special afternoon to meet the trained therapy dog teams, featuring ...

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IN PERSON Family Art Project: Heartwood Heartbeat Wreaths

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • W 249th St & Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission. Admission: $10; $6 students & seniors 65+; $4 Children 6 and older; free to Members & children younger than 6

Wreaths have a long history serving as decorative and protective symbols. Using sticks and evergreen tips from trees felled by storms in Wave Hill&...

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ONLINE Join Bloomingdale’s for a Virtual Holiday Benefit Celebration

  • Nov. 23, 2020, 7pm
  • Bloomingdale's
  • , New York
  • All Ages
  • Donation of Your Choice

Bloomingdale's Chairman and CEO Tony Spring invites you to an evening of extraordinary performances co-hosted by comedian Ali Wentworth –...

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ONLINE Virtual Tour: Baldizzi Family, 1930s

  • Nov. 23, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Tenement Museum
  • 97 Orchard st, New York
  • All Ages
  • $10 per device; free for members

Visit the 1930s home of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, immigrants from Sicily who live at 97 Orchard Street with their children, Josephine and Johnn...

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IN PERSON POP-UP DAY

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 11am-3pm and Saturday November 14, 11am-3pm
  • Long Island Game Farm
  • 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville
  • All Ages
  • $5 per person admission donation to help feed the animals.

Grab your jacket and come on down to the Long Island Game Farm and visit the animals in the fall! See the zebras, alpacas, goats, donkeys and more!...

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ONLINE Lamaze Weekend Course (3 hours each day)

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , 10am
  • Montefiore Nyack
  • ,
  • Adult
  • $100

Live virtual two-day course for expectant parents to learn about the childbirth process and the Maternity Center. This class is taught by a Certifi...

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ONLINE Native Cinema Showcase: Future Focused Shorts

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Nov. 26, 2020 , On demand, starting 1pm on 11/21
  • Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This program of family-friendly short films by Native American filmmakers is fun for kids of all ages. The films, including stories about a talking...

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IN PERSON Thanksgiving Kids Harvest Cruise

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Nov. 27, 2020 , Saturday, Wednesday-Friday, 12:15pm
  • Event Cruises NYC
  • 299 South Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • From $65

This Thanksgiving, join Event Cruises NYC for a one-of-a-kind cruise event! The Thanksgiving Kids Cruise will give you an unforgettable experience ...

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ONLINE Artisan Boutique

  • Nov. 23, 2020 - Dec. 01, 2020 , Anytime
  • The Rye Arts Center
  • 51 Milton Road, 51 Milton Road, Rye
  • Adult
  • Free to browse, shop local businesses online!

The Rye Arts Center is moving its annual Artisan Boutique online! Enjoy a curated online shopping experience while supporting small businesses...

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IN PERSON Grab and Go Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Pickup at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library

  • Nov. 12, 2020 - Nov. 23, 2020 , All Day
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Sign up now by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or by calling (914)939-6710 and Press 3 to pick up a Grab and Go Thanksgiving turkey craft. Child...

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ONLINE Virtual Chappaqua Craft & Gift Fair

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • Chappaqua Craft & Gift Fair
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Chappaqua Craft and Gift Fair has gone virtual. Support local businesses without leaving home.

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IN PERSON Read to Rover

  • Nov. 10, 2020 - Nov. 24, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3-4pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Read to the Read to Rover dog outside or watch as he does tricks. Weather permitting. For school age children (5 and up). Sponsored by the K9 ...

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IN PERSON Take & Make Craft

  • Nov. 10, 2020 - Nov. 24, 2020 , Tuesdays, 12-5pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

All ages. Location of craft - outside by the book drop Sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees

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IN PERSON Music & Movement

  • Nov. 10, 2020 - Nov. 24, 2020 , Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Outside music and movement for children ages 2 - 5 years old with a parent or caregiver. Weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the ...

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ONLINE At-Home Art Classes

  • Nov. 11, 2020 - Nov. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays 11-11:45am, ages 4&5; Tuesdays 4-4:45pm, ages 5-7; Wednesdays 4-4:45pm, ages 8-10; Thursdays 4-4:45pm, ages 11-14
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • 1071 5th Ave, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15 per session, $10 members

In 45-minute live online sessions, kids will engage with and get inspired by the artwork from the Guggenheim's collection and special exhibitio...

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IN PERSON GREEN MEADOWS HOLIDAY WONDERLAND 2020

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Dec. 06, 2020 , Weekends, 11am-5pm
  • Aviator Sports and Events Center
  • Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park
  • All Ages
  • $12

Join Green Meadows at their HOLIDAY WONDERLAND! They have Decked the Farm with thousands of beautiful flowers that transform it into an e...

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IN PERSON Autumn Crafts

  • Nov. 08, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020 , Weekends, 12-3pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • Crafts are free with paid admission: $6; $5 seniors and children 4-18; free for Active Military with ID and children 3 and younger

Bring the kids to enjoy fall-inspired self-serve crafts in the museum workshop. Free with admission!

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IN PERSON Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children

  • Nov. 09, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Outside story time for children of all ages, from newborns to school age children, with a parent or caregiver. Weather permitting. In the case of i...

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IN PERSON Dog Friendly Days at Old Westbury Gardens

  • Nov. 07, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 over 62 and full-time undergraduate and graduate students with valid ID; $7 ages 7-17; free for children 6 and younger and members

On Saturdays and Sundays in November, visitors may bring their leashed dogs to stroll the gardens. Leashed dogs are permitted throughout the garden...

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ONLINE A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-spective Livestream Tour

  • Oct. 30, 2020 - Nov. 27, 2020 , Fridays, 5pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
  • 1 Center Street, Newark
  • Adult
  • $20-$25 LIMITED VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE

In an unprecedented livestream event, Rufus Wainwright will perform all nine of his acclaimed studio albums! This virtual tour is a must-attend eve...

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ONLINE Corn Husk Doll Making

  • Nov. 01, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10 for craft kit (2/$16) to be picked up at museum, virtual lesson is free

Explore the folktale of the corn husk doll, a traditional craft shared by Native American and colonist families. Learn how corn husk dolls were cre...

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IN PERSON Holiday Winter Wonderland

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Weekends, 10am-5pm
  • White Post Farms
  • 250 Old Country Road, Melville
  • All Ages
  • $19.95

Visit Santa at the annual Holiday Winter Wonderland. This year White Post Farms has created two safe outdoor environments in which you can tak...

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IN PERSON Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit

  • Sep. 10, 2020 - Dec. 28, 2021 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
  • Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement ...

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IN PERSON Lights. Camera. Santa!

  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; Closed Monday - Thursday, November 23 - 26; Monday, November 30 and Monday, December 7
  • Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available

Santa is coming to Roosevelt Field! Make your Santa photo reservation today! For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced exp...

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IN PERSON Holiday Bazaar at Ethel's Club

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Weekends, 1-6pm
  • Ethel's Club
  • 315 Messerole St., East Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Support local artisans at a socially-distanced (masks on!) market in our clubhouse. All safety guidelines will be followed with vendor tables separ...

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IN PERSON Photos with Santa at South Court

  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am–7pm; December 24, 9am-5pm
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Join Glitter & Glam for their Fall Paint Party! The program will include a Mini Mani, Glittery Make Up, Dancing & Sing-a-long, an...

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IN PERSON Grand Central Holiday Fair

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm (Closed Thanksgiving; Dec. 24: 10am–6pm)
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 E. 42nd St, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Free admission; prices vary for goods

Explore one of the most beautiful architectural settings in the world featuring talented artisans. The 2020 Holiday Fair has been redesigned t...

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ONLINE Explore at Home

  • Oct. 13, 2020 - Nov. 24, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
  • 4881 Broadway, New York City
  • Tween, Teen
  • $10

Historic house museums partner on this six week virtual series to make suncatcher designs. explore textile-making. discover chemistry in art, and m...

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ONLINE Halloween Bash with The Little Orchestra Society

  • Oct. 17, 2020 - Nov. 28, 2020 , streaming on demand
  • The Little Orchestra Society
  • 630 9th Avenue, Suite 807, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • varies with two levels of subscriber memberships beginning at $199

Wondering what your family can do safely to celebrate Halloween this year? No worries as Professor Treblemaker and his merry band of music makers w...

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IN PERSON Family Enrichment Experience: Saturday Morning Lenape Life Program

  • Oct. 17, 2020 - Nov. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • 895 Shore Road, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10

During this earth science-based program, families will embark on a short, gentle hike with a Museum Educator through the Bartow-Pell woods and lear...

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ONLINE Story Pirates’ New Launch Will Get Your Kids to Sleep in No Time

  • Nov. 19, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Story Pirates
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $50

Story Pirates’ New Launch Will Get Your Kids to Sleep in No Time The Story Pirates are here for bedtime ritual. The group has come together t...

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IN PERSON NEW CHRISTMAS TREE

  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Jan. 01, 2021 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come see the NEW 44 foot tall Christmas tree for a real NY holiday experience! The Christmas Tree has a walk through feature - that's right, yo...

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ONLINE DePas Online Craft Fair

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • DePas Craft Fair
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Support small businesses without leaving your house at this year's virtual craft fair. 

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IN PERSON Mona Chalabi – 100 New Yorkers

  • Oct. 16, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • 185 Greenwich Street, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

By using hard data as the foundation of her art, multidisciplinary artist Mona Chalabi reconstitutes information that is often decontextu...

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ONLINE Made at the Yard

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , Anytime
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Support small businesses without leaving your house at this year's virtual holiday market. 

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IN PERSON Science Lab Jr.

  • Oct. 13, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Sundays-Thursdays, 11:30am and 3:30pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $15

Gear up and get ready to try out some awesome science experiments while discovering wonders of Torah. Ages 3+ Duration: Approximately 30 min.

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ONLINE College Financial Aid 1 on 1

  • Oct. 10, 2020 - Nov. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am-1pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Meet with an expert and get help filling out financial aid applications. Make your appointment by clicking the link below. After making your appoin...

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ONLINE Adventure Players Live! Interactive Online Performances for Children

  • Nov. 06, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Fridays, 4pm
  • Adventure Players
  • 12 Fulton St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per family

Adventure Players Live! continues interactive online performances via Zoom, inviting children ages five to nine to join them in The Great Grea...

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ONLINE Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!)

  • Nov. 06, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Fridays, 8pm
  • The Living Room Comedy Show
  • ONLINE, Brooklyn
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!) The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn is still going strong! Hosted by Turner Sparks and Aaron Ko...

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IN PERSON Magic Of Lights: Drive-Through Holiday Lights Experience

  • Nov. 13, 2020 - Jan. 02, 2021 , Sundays-Thursdays, 5-10pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-11pm
  • PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy., Holmdel
  • All Ages
  • $30; $25 in advance for standard vehicle

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the lat...

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IN PERSON North Pole Express in NYC

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • TopView
  • 6th Ave btwn 47th & 48th St., New York
  • All Ages
  • $49 and up

The one and only North Pole Express that departs right in the center of NYC - Midtown Manhattan! The North Pole Express is everything you need for ...

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IN PERSON Animated Christmas Story

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , 8am-6pm, daily
  • Hicks Nurseries
  • 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The all-new story, “The Bake Shops Grand Opening,” will be open daily November 14th through January 3rd. The walk-thru features six ani...

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ONLINE TRANSIT TOTS

  • Nov. 10, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:15am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • Online, Brooklyn
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Kids can kick-start their morning with Transit Tots! Join Museum educators for songs, stories, and activities for the youngest transit fans. Recomm...

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IN PERSON Pinkmas

  • Nov. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 , Thursdays, 10am-5pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • Museum of Ice Cream NYC
  • 558 Broadway, New York
  • All Ages
  • $39; free for children 2 and younger

Join the MOIC in celebrating Pinkmas, a special winter-scape where guests can gather, connect, and feel the magic of the season. Explore a wonderla...

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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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IN PERSON Connecting the Dots

  • Nov. 05, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11am–6pm
  • Fremin Gallery
  • 520 W 23rd Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Fremin Gallery is delighted to present Connecting the Dots, a new exhibition featuring the thread and nail artworks of Nemo Jantzen and the black &...

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IN PERSON The Fall Escape by The Floral Escape

  • Oct. 02, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Mondays–Fridays, 12–5pm; Saturdays-Sundays and Columbus Day, 10am–5pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $20; $14 ages 1-10; free for children younger than 1

"Fall in love" at the Fall Escape! Escape into a blissful fall floral fantasy with endless photo ops throughout your visit. Take a selfie...

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ONLINE and IN PERSON Family Gratitude Art Exhibit KIT

  • Oct. 01, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , All Day
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Express what you are grateful for through your art on the canvas and materials provided! Your paintings will be on display in the Meeting Room...

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ONLINE Scrimshaw Carving Virtual Workshop

  • Nov. 01, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , anytime
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10 for carving kit (2/$16) to be picked up at museum, virtual lesson is free

Explore scrimshaw, a true American folk art. See examples from the museum collection and discover how whalers carved teeth, bones and baleen i...

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ONLINE 2020 Crafts at the Cathedral

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021 , Anytime
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • 1047 Amsterdam Ave. , Morningside Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy pages of the Virtual Crafts at the Cathedral which will be live throughout the holiday shopping season and support these wonderful artists.

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IN PERSON The Adventure Park: Glow in the Park

  • Sep. 19, 2020 - Nov. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, slots begin at 6pm
  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium
  • 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $45

Climb and zip through a shining wonderland with LED lights lining the trails. 

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ONLINE Virtual Family Adventures

  • Oct. 08, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 1–1:30pm and 4–4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Explore works of art in the museum's collection through interactive games and activities, designed for kids ages 4–8 and their careg...

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IN PERSON Volunteering at Sheldrake

  • Oct. 08, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 WEAVER STREET, LARCHMONT
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy summer’s last hurrah with the Sheldrake Environmental Center.  The season is coming to an end so now is the time to take it i...

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IN PERSON Discover Seasonal Wonders

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $22 adults; $8 children

250 acres. 1 million plants. And you. Experience the peaceful seasonal beauty across our 250 acres. Find out what's beautiful now and explore t...

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IN PERSON Jack & the Beanstalk

  • Sep. 25, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12:30pm
  • Puppetworks Inc
  • 338 Sixth Avenue, Park Slope
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $11; $10 children

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of its Park Slope theatre with a Hand Puppet adaptation of the classic folk tale, “Little R...

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IN PERSON MoCA L.I.ghts

  • Oct. 03, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL
  • Village of Patchogue, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Village of Patchogue will turn into an open-air museum and arts destination for the public to enjoy safely on foot, by car, and online.

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ONLINE Sing with Suzi Online Show

  • Sep. 09, 2020 - Dec. 09, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Suzi Shelton
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Suzi, her lovable friend Cinnamon Bear, and their special guests for family- friendly performances from her living room to yours.

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IN PERSON Makers and Players Sunday

  • Sep. 20, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 2pm+
  • House of Playful Soul
  • 5 Station Square , Forest Hills
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $40

Kids will enjoy a two hour fun filled session where they create projects and play with friends!  Advanced registration required. 

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IN PERSON Re-opening

  • Sep. 24, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Fridays-Mondays, 11am-4pm and Thursdays, 11am-8 pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Jewish Museum is re-opening and all visitors will enjoy free admission through December 31 with advanced reservations. 

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IN PERSON Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • Aug. 16, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-2pm
  • Ramsey Farmers' Market
  • Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

The award winning, non profit Ramsey Farmers' Market -every Sunday- offering fresh, local produce and products from over 40+ outstanding farmer...

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IN PERSON Family Enrichment Experience: Saturday Morning Walking Tours: Home Sweet Habitat

  • Oct. 17, 2020 - Jan. 30, 2021 , Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • 895 Shore Road, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10

During this earth science-based program, families will embark on a short, gentle hike with a Museum Educator through the Bartow-Pell woods and lear...

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ONLINE FTH at Home: Global Arts for Global Kids

  • Sep. 01, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020 , All day
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Flushing Town Hall's master Teaching Artists offer free, online classes in their second series of "FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kid...

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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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IN PERSON Free Nature Trails & Tours

  • Aug. 28, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , 11:30am-4pm, daily
  • Kadampa Meditation Center New York World Peace Temple
  • 47 Sweeney Rd, Glen Spey
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy walking on the grounds, including nature trails, pond, streams and soft springy moss and relax in the outdoor seating areas and hidden nature benches.

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ONLINE Laurie Berkner's Birthday Party Shows

  • Aug. 21, 2020 - Dec. 04, 2020 , See schedule below
  • Laurie Berkner
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Laurie encourages families who are watching to decorate, just like she will, wear party clothes, and bake a special birthday treat to bring to the party.

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IN PERSON Teen Game Zone

  • Aug. 21, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park
  • 2640 Grand Concourse , Bronx
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens learn new games, meet new people, and stay active in a safe environment.

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IN PERSON Ice Skating at the Bank of America Winter Village

  • Oct. 31, 2020 - Mar. 07, 2021 , 8am-10pm, daily
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $21-$36, skate rental

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland where you can enjoy New York City’s only free admission ...

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ONLINE 'Forests of Feelings'

  • Oct. 18, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • NYC Children's Theater
  • , New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per family

New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) premieres "Forest of Feelings" - A New Musical. Performance dates varies 30 Minutes Best f...

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IN PERSON Opening of 'Presidential Dogs' exhibit.

  • Sep. 08, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
  • 101 Park Ave., Murray Hill
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 seniors, military, youth ages 13-24; $5 children younger than 12

The “Presidential Dogs” exhibition will look back on the different breeds of dogs that have lived at the White House. It will explore t...

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IN PERSON The Rink at Brookfield Place

  • Nov. 10, 2020 - Apr. 04, 2021 , Mondays-Fridays, 2-9:15pm; Saturdays-Sunday and Holidays, 9am-10pm
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • $15 per hour; $5 skate rental; see website for more options

Skate on the 7,350 square-foot outdoor rink while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Hudson River and cityscape.

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IN PERSON Sail to the Ellis Island Hospital Complex Hard Hat Tours with Statue Cruises

  • Oct. 31, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2021 , Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-1pm
  • Statue Cruises
  • Battery Park, New York
  • Teen, Adult
  • $69.25

Statue Cruises is the official operator of ferry service on behalf of the National Park Service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Batt...

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IN PERSON 92nd Street Greenmarket

  • Jun. 21, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-4pm
  • GrowNYC
  • 1st Avenue btw. 92nd and 93rd Streets, Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This seasonal Sunday market on the Upper East Side offers neighborhood residents a convenient location to shop for a selection of vegetables, fruit...

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IN PERSON KENNEDY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET

  • Jun. 17, 2020 - Nov. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-2pm
  • LI Greenmarket Inc.
  • 1 W Chester St., Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

The market offers fresh produce and many other wholesome goods.

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IN PERSON Corona Greenmarket

  • Jun. 19, 2020 - Nov. 27, 2020 , Fridays, 8am-3pm
  • GrowNYC
  • Roosevelt Ave & 103rd St, Corona
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop for seasonal vegetables, stunning specialty Mexican vegetables and herbs, as well as apples, grapes, cider and fruit juice pressed from locally grown fruit. 

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IN PERSON Bensonhurst Greenmarket

  • May. 31, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-3pm
  • GrowNYC
  • 18th Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Streets, Bensonhurst
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, honey and specialty Mexican herbs. 

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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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POST-PAUSE Farmers Market

  • May. 17, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-2pm
  • Cunningham Park
  • 200-00 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows, Fresh Meadows
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Small scale farms and local food makers are back in Cunningham Park, Queens for the 2020 season. Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, shop for local fruit...

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ONLINE New Victory Arts Break: Explore a World of Arts [VIRTUAL]

  • Oct. 19, 2020 - May. 01, 2021 , Any time (pre-recorded)
  • New Victory Theater
  • 229 W42nd Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Explore the arts at home! New Victory Arts Break offers ideas for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their online learning. ...

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ONLINE Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit

  • Jun. 03, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • Free

This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high resolution images of real brains from differe...

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ONLINE Puppet Show LIVE

  • Sep. 04, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2021 , Fridays, 11am
  • WonderSpark Puppets
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get ready for a highly interactive, very silly puppet show!

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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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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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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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IN PERSON Bagpipe Tribute

  • Sep. 09, 2020 - Sep. 08, 2021 , WEDNESDAYS, 1:30-2pm
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • The 9/11 Memorial Glade located on Memorial Plaza, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, fro...

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POST-PAUSE Cruises

  • Aug. 11, 2020 - Aug. 11, 2021 , 8:30am-5pm, daily
  • Castle Clinton
  • Battery Park, New York
  • All Ages
  • $19.25; $14 seniors 62 and older; $9 children 4-12 years; free for children three years and younger

A trip on Statue Cruises to Liberty Island allows individuals to enjoy Liberty Island with plenty of outdoor space to safely explore the island and the spectacular views of New York Harbor.

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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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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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