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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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Sharks, A New Exhibition

  • Dec. 15, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2022 , Wednesdays–Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $16.50 for Children (3-12) and $28 for Adults

The new exhibition Sharks features dozens of life-sized models, fossils, touch-free interactive exhibits, and more

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Public Skate

  • Oct. 24, 2021 - Mar. 13, 2022 , Fridays, 5:30-10pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Ebersole Ice Rink at Delfino Park
  • 104 Lake Street, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $10; $8 youth; $5 seniors; $5 skate rental

Come out for a cool time on the rink!

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Public Skating Sessions

  • Nov. 06, 2021 - Mar. 06, 2022 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; free admission for ages 4 and younger; $10 skate rental

Bring the family out to enjoy this outdoor ice skating rink located in Bear Mountain State Park in the Lower Hudson Valley.

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Let It Glow a Holiday Lantern Spectacular

  • Nov. 26, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 4-9pm
  • Bergen County Zoo
  • 216 Forest Ave. , Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $15; $7.50 child; free for children younger than 2

This winter, the Bergen County Zoo is hosting a dazzling display of Chinese lanterns that will make this holiday season one to remember. Bring your...

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Playing with Fashion: Dolls and Dollhouses

  • Dec. 08, 2021 - Feb. 27, 2022 , Wednesdays-Fridays & Sundays, 12-4pm
  • The Historical Society of Rockland County
  • 20 Zukor Road, New City
  • All Ages
  • $5

HSRC is finishing out their Women's Suffrage Centennial celebration with a holiday exhibition that features fashions of the mid- to late twentieth ...

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Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

  • Dec. 10, 2021 - Mar. 06, 2022 , Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am–5 pm; Friday and Saturday: 10am–9pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $25; $17 seniors 65 and older; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. Pay what you wish for New York State residents and New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students

This Met exhibit explores Walt Disney’s personal fascination with European art and the use of French motifs in his films and theme parks and highlights references to European visual culture in his films like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.

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POGO Basketball

  • Jan. 01, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2022 , Saturdays, 11am-12pm ages 5-8; 12-1pm ages 9-13
  • Brooklyn Sports Club
  • 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $30

This program has been designed to create a safe environment for players to learn the fundamentals of basketball, make new friends, grow their self-confidence, and much more.

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Ice Skating At Tanger Outlets Deer Park

  • Jan. 01, 2022 - Feb. 12, 2022 , Wednesday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm, 6-8pm; Friday: 3:30-5:30pm, 6-9pm; Saturday-Sunday: 11am-2pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6-9pm; 2/21, 11am-9pm
  • Tanger Outlets Deer Park
  • 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
  • All Ages
  • $10; $9 first responders; $5 skate rental

Enjoy Ice Skating at Tanger Outlets for the entire family! Hours subject to change due to weather and center conditions.

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Ice Skating at the Governors Island Winter Village

  • Jan. 03, 2022 - Feb. 27, 2022 , Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Governors Island
  • Ferries depart from 10 South Street, Manhattan and Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island
  • All Ages
  • $11; $8 skate rental; free admission on Fridays are available by walk up only

Enjoy outdoor ice skating on a 5,000-square-foot rink. Bundle up, enjoy a hot chocolate and glide on the ice!

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Superhero Kids Fitness

  • Jan. 04, 2022 - Jan. 27, 2022 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7pm
  • Brooklyn Sports Club
  • 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Participants will improve their physical strength, flexibility, and endurance while also learning discipline and building their confidence.  5-11. 

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Cosmic CAMP

  • Jan. 05, 2022 - Feb. 28, 2022 , 11am-5pm, daily
  • CAMP at City Point
  • 1 Dekalb Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $20

Go on an adventure through interactive games, physical challenges, and crazy cosmic-themed locations.

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Beloved Community Creations: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Jan. 05, 2022 - Jan. 28, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays and Jan. 17, 10am-5pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 seniors 65 and older

Explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community,” his global vision for our world based on justice, inclusivity, equal opportunity, and a love for others.

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Our Art Belongs!

  • Jan. 07, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2022 , 10am-4pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway , Rye
  • All Ages
  • $9

Inclusion Exhibit hosted by Westchester Children's Museum, featuring a group of artists with disabilities from The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD). Viewers must be accompanied by a child.

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Weekly Magic The Gathering Draft

  • Jan. 07, 2022 - Jun. 24, 2022 , Fridays, 6pm
  • Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall
  • 102 Main Street , Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $20

Veterans of the game and newcomers alike are invited to pass around packs of cards and build a deck on the fly to participate in a Swiss tournament for a chance at prizes!

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Science Adventures for Early Learners

  • Jan. 07, 2022 - Jan. 28, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15; $12 seniors 65 and older

Sample some science for the small ones in CMOM’s early childhood exhibition, PlayWorks, all month long.

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Friday Night Kids Night

  • Jan. 07, 2022 - Feb. 25, 2022 , Fridays, 6-8pm
  • Brooklyn Sports Club
  • 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 per child and per adult

Kids 14 years of age and under will have access to the basketball courts and pool! 

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Winter Wonderland Workshop

  • Jan. 07, 2022 - Feb. 28, 2022 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm; Saturdays, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
  • Stony Brook Chocolate
  • 143 Main St., Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $15-$35

Create something special and delicious during this chocolate workshop! From chocolate dipped and decorated Oreos, to a Valentine's chocolate wreath...

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Kids Night Out

  • Jan. 08, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2022 , Saturdays, 6-8:30pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave., Piermont
  • All Ages
  • $44 per child; $40 sibling discount

Kids will adventure around Piermont, paint & craft, play board games, have a talent show and end the night with glowga (glow-in-the-dark yoga) and a guided meditation!

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Boogie Down Storytime with Wes and Jazy

  • Jan. 08, 2022 - Mar. 26, 2022 , Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Mottley Kitchen
  • 402 E 140th St., South Bronx
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $19.95

Come out for a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences!

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Toddler Time

  • Jan. 08, 2022 - Jun. 25, 2022 , Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Bounce! Trampoline Sports
  • 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
  • Baby
  • $12 per toddler; parents jump free

During Toddler Time, your child gets to use the entire facility in a quieter environment just for their age group.

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In Person Italian Art and Craft

  • Jan. 11, 2022 - Jun. 18, 2022 , Tuesdays, 5-6pm; Saturdays, 4-5pm
  • Speakitaly NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street, Chelsea
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

Kids will create a wonderful array of arts and crafts projects using traditional Italian materials. Ages 4-10.

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Juggling

  • Jan. 11, 2022 - Mar. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays, 5:30pm
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons, all skill levels are welcome

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Ice Theatre of New York 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts

  • Jan. 11, 2022 - Feb. 17, 2022 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:40pm
  • The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
  • 42nd Street and 6th Ave., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts at The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. ITNY per...

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Slime BootCAMP

  • Jan. 12, 2022 - Feb. 02, 2022 , Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:30pm
  • Camp at The Shops at Columbus Circle
  • 10 Columbus Circle, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $40

Learn new techniques and ways to play with different slime concoctions and ingredients. Ages 4-12. 

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Cricket's Candy Creations Pop-Up

  • Jan. 12, 2022 - Apr. 30, 2022 , Wednesdays, 12-3pm; Thursdays and Fridays, 12-6pm; Saturdays, 11a-6pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
  • Cricket's Candy Creations
  • 200 Hudson St., Tribeca
  • All Ages
  • $65-$80; $45 Creator Companion no participation in crafting activities. Must be 17 or over.

This multi-sensory experience allows creators of all ages to craft edible candy art while immersed in a variety of candy-themed activities designed to be a unique outlet for exploration, visualization, creativity, and fun!

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Hirschfeld and the Art of Television Exhibit

  • Jan. 12, 2022 - Jan. 30, 2022 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • 25 W. 52nd Street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $20; $16 Student/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans/First Responders; free for children younger than 12

Al Hirschfeld's innovative caricatures provides a visual metaphor for the mission of the Paley Center, as he too preserved the work of the many...

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Glow In The Dark Skate Night

  • Jan. 14, 2022 - Jan. 28, 2022 , Fridays, 7-9pm
  • United Skates of America, Inc.
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $14; $6 non-skating adults; $6 skate rental

Show off your moves during this glow in the dark skate session featuring the best top 40 music. 

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Bumper Cars on Ice

  • Jan. 14, 2022 - Feb. 28, 2022 , Monday-Friday, 2-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
  • Between W. 40th and 42nd Streets, Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $20

Bumper Cars on Ice are back! Not your typical bumper car, these go on the ice. Bump, slide, and spin on The Rink! Rides take 10 minutes, and occur ...

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Puss-in-Boots

  • Jan. 15, 2022 - Feb. 05, 2022 , Saturdays Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 at 11am; Sunday January 23 at 3pm
  • Theatre Three
  • 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
  • All Ages
  • $10

When Christopher inherits his father's cat, he is set on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond.

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Nature Connections for Kids

  • Jan. 15, 2022 - Mar. 26, 2022 , Saturdays, 10am
  • The Greenhouse and Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
  • 679 Riverside Dr. , Harlem
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Look at patterns in nature, explore seeds, evergreens, bird feeders and much more with garden educator Thalia Flores-Perez. Ages 6-8.

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Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Museum Tours

  • Jan. 15, 2022 - Mar. 13, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm
  • The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House
  • 1820 Flushing Ave., Glendale
  • All Ages
  • $5; free for children younger than 12, members, and Veterans & Active Military

Experience the architecture of NYC’s oldest Dutch stone house (c. 1709), discover the lives of the Vander Ende & Onderdonk Families, and learn about Ridgewood’s evolution from a rural farming community to a bustling industrial hub.

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Winter Wolves

  • Jan. 15, 2022 - Jan. 23, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm
  • Wolf Conservation Center
  • 7 Buck Run, South Salem
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 children younger than 12

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology ...

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Sunday Glow Skate

  • Jan. 16, 2022 - Jan. 30, 2022 , Sundays, 12-2pm
  • United Skates of America, Inc.
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $14; $6 non-skating adults; $6 skate rental

Show off your moves during this glow in the dark skate session featuring the best top 40 music. 

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February Grab and Go Craft Pickup

  • Jan. 17, 2022 - Feb. 25, 2022 , Monday and Tuesday, 9am-6pm; Wednesday, 9am-5pm; Thursday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • 1 Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

 

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    Mommy & Me

    • Jan. 18, 2022 - Feb. 02, 2022 , Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15am
    • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
    • 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
    • Baby, Pre-school & younger
    • $5; free for members

    Bring your little one to explore nature through crafts, songs, stories and all-around fun! Ages 1-4.

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    The Rink at Brooklyn Commons

    • Jan. 18, 2022 - Feb. 27, 2022 , Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8pm; Fridays, 2-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sundays, 10am-7pm
    • Brooklyn Commons
    • 1 MetroTech Center , Downtown Brooklyn
    • All Ages
    • $15; $5 skate rental

    Situated in Brooklyn Commons Park, residents, families, professionals and tourists alike can enjoy a festive winter skating experience in Downtown ...

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    POSTPONED Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live

    • Jan. 20, 2022, 4pm
    • The Palace Theatre
    • 61 Atlantic St., Stamford
    • All Ages
    • $25-$75

    Daniel Tiger will take live audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences.

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    Long Island Nets vs Fort Wayne Mad Ants

    • Jan. 20, 2022, 7pm
    • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
    • All Ages
    • Tickets start at $20

    See the Long Island Nets take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants!

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    CANCELED Stories & Craft with Miss Cheryl

    • Jan. 20, 2022, 10:30-11:15am
    • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
    • Online
    • Pre-school & younger
    • FREE

    For ages 3 - 5. Stories, craft and more! Registration begins 2 weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and 1 week for everyone else. ...

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    Owl Prowl

    • Jan. 20, 2022, 6-8pm
    • Sweetbriar Nature Center
    • 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
    • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
    • $15

    Embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night and maybe call in an owl or two. 

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    stART (Story + Art): “Mice Skating” by Annie Silvestro

    • Jan. 20, 2022, 11:30am-12pm
    • Long Island Children's Museum
    • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
    • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
    • $4 or $3 members plus $15 admission, free admission for members

    Meet a mouse that loves to skate and then decorate your own pair of “ice skates”! 

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    Parenting in the Present Moment

    • Jan. 20, 2022, 12:30pm
    • HeartFull Parenting
    • Online
    • Adult
    • FREE

    Lunch and learn workshop, Parenting in the present moment. Learn the importance of this and how it can help you develop strong relationships with y...

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    The Floral Escape

    • Jan. 20, 2022 - Feb. 28, 2022 , 11am-7pm, daily
    • Westfield Garden State Plaza
    • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
    • All Ages
    • $25; $15 ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2

    The Floral Escape is in full bloom at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall! Experience 10 floral activations designed for you to capture ...

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    Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate

    • Jan. 19, 2022 - Jan. 23, 2022 , Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 11am and 7pm; Saturday, 11am, 3pm, and 7pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
    • Barclays Center
    • 620 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
    • All Ages
    • $20-$115

    Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Disney Princesses, the wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen, exciting moments from Disney/Pixar films and more. 

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    Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Pow Wow and Dance Concert

    • Jan. 14, 2022 - Jan. 23, 2022 , Friday and Saturday, 8pm; Children's Matinees Saturday and Sunday, 3pm
    • Theater for the New City
    • 155 First Ave., East Village
    • All Ages
    • $15; Children's Matinees: $15; $1 for children younger than 12

    This event will feature dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions.

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    CANCELED Tales & Tunes

    • Jan. 18, 2022 - Jan. 25, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
    • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
    • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
    • Baby, Pre-school & younger
    • FREE

    For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Limited registration begins 12/22 for HKDPL district res...

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    The Chocolate Makery @ the Jewish Children's Museum

    • Jan. 16, 2022 - Feb. 10, 2022 , Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
    • Jewish Children's Museum
    • 792 Eastern Pkwy , Crown Heights
    • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
    • $15

    Children will join in the fun as they harvest the cocoa pods, grind and roast the beans to mold their very own delicious chocolate creation! 

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    Gazillion Bubble Show

    • Nov. 05, 2021 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Fridays 7pm; Saturdays 11am, 2pm, 4:30pm; Sundays, 12pm, 3pm; Check website for Added Thursdays & Holiday Times
    • New World Stages
    • 340 West 50th Street, Hell's Kitchen
    • All Ages
    • $59-$99.50

    Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again.

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    Rescue Rue

    • Dec. 05, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022 , See website for full schedule
    • DR2 Theatre
    • 103 E. 15th St., Union Square
    • All Ages
    • $39-$99

    A family-friendly musical about a little dog named Rue who realizes life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings!

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    NYC Winter Lantern Festival: Illuminate The Farm

    • Nov. 25, 2021 - Jan. 23, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 4:30-9:30pm
    • Queens County Farm Museum
    • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
    • All Ages
    • $24.99; $29.99 12/23-1/02; $16.99 ages 3-12

    See a dazzling display of festive holiday lights and handmade lanterns in the shape of flowers, tractors, your favorite farm animals, and many many more.

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    Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center

    • Nov. 02, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022 , Tuesdays, 3-5pm; Thursdays, 3-5pm; , Saturdays. 1-5pm
    • Environmental Education Center at Brooklyn Bridge Park
    • 99 Plymouth Street, Dumbo
    • All Ages
    • FREE

    Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with monthly educational themes, a 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more.

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    Mommy and Me with Molly Mouse

    • Jan. 05, 2022 - Feb. 23, 2022 , Wednesdays, 9:15-10am
    • Lolli Bop Cafe & Play
    • 398 Central Ave., Lawrence
    • Baby, Pre-school & younger
    • $20

    This mommy and me classes encourage participation, socialization and fun with dancing, play and music. 

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    Outdoor Ice Skating

    • Nov. 09, 2021 - Apr. 03, 2022 , COVERED RINK: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm; Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 1-9pm; Sunday, 1-4:30pm. OPEN AIR RINK: Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sunday, 9am-7pm
    • LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park Brooklyn
    • 171 East Drive, Brooklyn
    • All Ages
    • Admission is $8 on weekdays and $12 on weekends

    Experience ice skating on two open-air rinks, designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels.

     

     

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    January Grab and Go Craft Pickup at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library

    • Dec. 03, 2021 - Jan. 28, 2022 , Monday-Tuesday. 9am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday. 9am-5pm
    • Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
    • 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester
    • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
    • FREE

    Signup now by emailing [email protected] or by calling (914)939-6710 and Press 3 to pick up a January Grab and Go craft. Children will be g...

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    Holiday Train Show

    • Nov. 20, 2021 - Jan. 23, 2022 , See website for schedule
    • The New York Botanical Garden
    • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
    • All Ages
    • $32; $30 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; $18 children 2-12

    Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks.

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    A-MAZE-D

    • Jun. 26, 2021 - Mar. 27, 2022 , Thursdays, 2-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–1pm and 2–5pm (Closed 1–2pm for cleaning)
    • Brooklyn Children's Museum
    • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
    • All Ages
    • $13; pay as you wish on Thursdays from 2-5pm

    Explore a maze created from corrugated cardboard boxes that transforms BCM’s 2nd floor Exhibit Gallery into a twisting and turning adventure made up of winding corridors and tunnels!

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    Ally Toy Vault

    • Nov. 22, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-6pm; Sundays, 12-6pm
    • CAMP 5th Avenue
    • 110 5th Ave, New York
    • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
    • FREE

    Families can enjoy interactive activities and donate toys to those in need.

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    Mommy & Me Meet the Animals

    • Jan. 07, 2022 - Mar. 18, 2022 , Fridays: 6 months and older 10-11:30am; 3 years and older 1-2:30pm
    • Westmoreland Sanctuary
    • 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
    • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
    • $10; $5 members

    Pet and learn about an animal friend followed by self-directed play.

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    NYC Holiday Dinner Cruise with Cocoa 2021

    • Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022 , Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays, 7-10pm *This cruise will not be taking place Christmas and New Year's weekends*
    • Event Cruises NYC, Pier 36 (NY)
    • 299 South Street, New York
    • All Ages
    • from $129

    Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner with the stunning Manhattan skyline view.

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    Tea & Play: A FREE Parent & Child Information Session

    • Jan. 06, 2022 - Mar. 26, 2022 , Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 9-10:30am **NO SESSION 2/12, 2/18, 3/11, 3/23**
    • The Waldorf School of Garden City
    • 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
    • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
    • FREE

    Tea & Play is a FREE 45-minute, outdoor (weather dependent), engaging information session about the Parent & Child program with Waldorf-tra...

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    The Big Apple Circus

    • Nov. 11, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022 , See website for schedule
    • Lincoln Center
    • 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
    • All Ages
    • Tickets start at $25

    The Big Apple Circus returns to Lincoln Center with world-class circus artists from around the world. 

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    The Rink

    • Nov. 06, 2021 - Mar. 20, 2022 , Monday-Thursday, 11am-11pm; Friday, 11am-12am; Saturday, 9am-12am; Sunday, 9am-11pm
    • Rockefeller Center Plaza
    • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
    • All Ages
    • $20-$54; $60 plus admission for private lesson; $10 skate rental

    Skate on this iconic ice rink- take a lesson or do your own thing!

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    South Street Seaport Museum Winter Exhibitions

    • Dec. 04, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm
    • South Street Seaport Museum
    • 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
    • All Ages
    • FREE

    These winter exhibitions include a new introductory gallery South Street and the Rise of New York, as well as a newly reconfigured return of the po...

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    Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps

    • Nov. 04, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022 , Monday and Thursday, 11am-6pm; Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
    • The Jewish Museum
    • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
    • All Ages
    • $18; $12 seniors 65 and older; $8 students; free for children younger than 18 and members; free on Saturdays

    See the largest collection of Hanukkah lamps in the world at nearly 1,050 pieces that date from the Renaissance to Thanksgiving 2013 when Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincided.

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    Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    • Nov. 26, 2021 - Feb. 27, 2022 , Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm **CLOSES 3pm on 12/24 and CLOSED on 12/25**
    • New-York Historical Society
    • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
    • All Ages
    • $22; $17 Seniors/Educators/Active Military; $13 students; $6 ages 5-13; free for college students with ID and children 4 and younger; pay as you wish on Fridays from 6-8pm

    See classic toy trains along with a miniature amusement park! 

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    Disney Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

    • Oct. 21, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022 , See website for schedule
    • Theater Row
    • 410 W 42nd St., Midtown
    • All Ages
    • Tickets start at $41.50

    This beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation is set deep in the Hundred Acre Wood and told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends.

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    Mommy & Me Meet the Animals

    • Dec. 03, 2021 - Mar. 18, 2022 , Fridays, 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm
    • Westmoreland Sanctuary
    • 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
    • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
    • $5-$35

    Pet and learn about an animal friend for 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of self-directed play.

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    ArtRink

    • Dec. 10, 2021 - Mar. 27, 2022 , Thursdays and Fridays, 2-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
    • Brooklyn Children's Museum
    • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
    • All Ages
    • $23

    Glide along this eco-friendly skating rink specially designed for skaters of all ages and skills.

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    The Rink

    • Oct. 29, 2021 - Mar. 06, 2022 , Mondays-Thursdays, 8am-10pm; Fridays–Sundays (and holidays), 8am-11:30pm; Winter Village closes 4pm on New Year’s Eve
    • Bryant Park
    • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
    • All Ages
    • Admission is free; $15-$45 skate rental; $135-$150 premium skate package

    This 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, and free skating shows, events, and activities. 

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    Ramsey Farmers' Market

    • Dec. 05, 2021 - Apr. 24, 2022 , Sundays, 10am-1pm
    • Erie Plaza Train Station
    • 2 West Main St., Ramsey
    • All Ages
    • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

    This year round Sunday has over 30 local farmers and food purveyors, artisans, music and more.

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    Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit

    • Nov. 01, 2021 - Apr. 16, 2022 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
    • Cradle of Aviation Museum
    • Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City
    • All Ages
    • Free with Museum Admission: $16; $14 children 2-12 and seniors

    This 2,200-square-foot exhibit immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission.

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    NYPL After School

    • Nov. 29, 2021 - Jun. 01, 2022 , Mondays-Thursdays, 2:45-5:45pm
    • Macomb's Bridge Library
    • 2633 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd. , Washington Heights
    • Young elementary, Tween
    • FREE

    Come in for homework help from the tutor and Teen Reading Ambassadors, along with reading practice, help with school projects, and even snacks! Ages 6-12.

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    2021-2022 Free Faculty Concert Series

    • Nov. 05, 2021 - May. 20, 2022 , Select Fridays, see schedule below
    • Bloomingdale School of Music
    • 323 West 108th Street, Upper West Side
    • All Ages
    • FREE

    Bloomingdale School of Music presents a free Faculty Concert Series on select Friday evenings at the David Greer Recital Hall on 323 West 108th Str...

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    PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

    • Sep. 22, 2021 - May. 01, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
    • Liberty Science Center
    • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
    • All Ages
    • At the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; In advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12

    Join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help and make daring rescues.

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    International Puppet Fringe Festival: Puppets of New York

    • Aug. 13, 2021 - Apr. 03, 2022 , Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
    • Museum of the City of New York
    • 1220 Fifth Ave. , Upper East Side
    • All Ages
    • $20; $14 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; free for ages 19 and younger and members; tickets purchased in person is pay as you wish

    Explore this history of puppets and the influence they've had on New York.

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