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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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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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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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Traveling Exhibit: Age of the Dinosaurs

  • Jan. 22, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am - 3pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm-
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • $15; $14 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 1

Go back in tine and experience animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth. 

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CSTL Dinosaurs! and Live Animal Exhibit

  • Feb. 14, 2022 - Jul. 11, 2022 , Thursdays-Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
  • The Center for Science teaching and Learning
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 ages 1-12

See robotic and skeletal life size dinosaurs and live animals such as snakes, emus, turtles and lots more in natural settings! Hands on activities and a dino dig too!

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Wake up, Daisy!

  • Feb. 18, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022 , Fridays-Sundays, 11am and 1pm
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 79th Street and West Drive, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12; $8 child

This original take on "Sleeping Beauty" is set on New York City’s Upper West Side and is perfect for today’s modern age.

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Minecraft: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 18, 2022 - Sep. 05, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • $8 plus admission: at the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; an advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12

This massive exhibition celebrates creative expression, community crafting, and the quest to build a better world—both inside and outside the game.

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Wings Over Water Giant-Screen Film

  • Mar. 02, 2022 - Jul. 03, 2022 , 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm when museum is open
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Tickets that include admission to Wings Over Water start at $28 for adults, $16.50 for children (ages 3-12), and $22.50 for seniors and students. 

The film captures the triumphs and challenges of the Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler, and Mallard Duck, as they defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities, and forests to migrate home to raise their young.

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  • Mar. 19, 2022 - Jun. 25, 2022 , Saturdays, 11-11:30am and 1-1:30pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $10 VIP Option

Come out and see the best of Broadway for kids every Saturday featuring songs and scenes from hit Broadway shows.

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Tea & Play: A free Parent & Child Class

  • Mar. 23, 2022 - Jun. 01, 2022 , 9-11am
  • The Waldorf School of Garden City
  • 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

If you are interested in experiencing and learning about the Waldorf School's Parent and Child Program, the school invites you and your little one(s) between the ages of 1 - 3 years old to attend this free "Tea and Play" Parent and Child class. 

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Urban Farm Volunteers

  • Mar. 27, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022 , Sundays, 10am-1pm **NO SESSIONS May 1, May 22, and June 19**
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 10 Central Road, East Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Volunteer to help manage this one-acre Urban Farm.

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Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books

  • Apr. 01, 2022 - Jul. 24, 2022 , Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • New-York Historical Society Museum
  • 170 Central Park West, New York
  • All Ages
  • $22; $17 Seniors, Educators, Active Military; $13 Students; $6 Kids (5–13 years old); free for children younger than 5; Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6–8 pm on Fridays.

See the first exhibition to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children's picture books.

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'Faces of the Wild' Endangered Animal Sculptures

  • Apr. 01, 2022 - Jul. 31, 2022 , Anytime
  • Ruth Wittenberg Triangle
  • 421 6th Ave, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Australian artists and conservationists, Gillie and Marc Schattner, are unveiling their "Faces of the Wild" installation in Greenwich Vil...

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Bethel Woods Special Exhibit & Art Fair

  • Apr. 01, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , 10am-5pm, daily
  • Museum at Bethel Woods
  • 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $5

The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, is excited to announce the opening of its 2022 Special...

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Firepit Fridays

  • Apr. 01, 2022 - Jun. 19, 2022 , Fridays, 5-9pm
  • The Adventure Park at Long Island
  • 75 Colonial Springs Rd. East Gate, Wheatley Heights
  • All Ages
  • $49

Climb high in the trees and then get cozy by the fire. 

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Charles White: Influences exhibit

  • Apr. 02, 2022 - Jun. 11, 2022 , Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is proud to present for its 75th Anniversary year, Charles White: Influences, an exhibition in partner...

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See, Observe, Think, Reflect, Internalize: Photography by Collette V. Fournier

  • Apr. 02, 2022 - Jun. 11, 2022 , Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Collette V. Fournier's award-winning photographic work will grace Gallery One and Gallery Two, opening this April in an exhibit titled "Se...

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Farm Exploration Days

  • Apr. 02, 2022 - Oct. 08, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm **NO SESSION 9/10**
  • Randall's Island Park Alliance
  • 10 Central Road, Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs!

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Glow in the Park at The Adventure Park at Long Island

  • Apr. 02, 2022 - Nov. 05, 2022 , Saturdays, 6-10pm
  • Adventure Park
  • 75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
  • All Ages
  • $54

The evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more!

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See, Observe, Think, Reflect, Internalize: Photography by Collette V. Fournier

  • Apr. 02, 2022 - Jun. 11, 2022 , 11am-4pm
  • RoCA Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd. , West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Titled 'See, Observe, Think, Reflect, Internalize,' Collette V. Fournier's exhibit is a documentation of her photography and photojournalism travels around the globe, beyond her search for roots of African American people and how slavery was acknowledged in Africa.

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Smorgasburg

  • Apr. 03, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022 , Sundays, 11am-6pm
  • Prospect Park Breeze Hill
  • Lincoln Road Park Entrance, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Smorgasburg, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, is considered the “Woodstock of Eating.” Local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines.

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Storytime for the Little Ones

  • Apr. 06, 2022 - Jun. 29, 2022 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • Barnes & Noble - Nanuet
  • 140 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bring your little ones to listen to a variety of selections from the Children's Department.

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Crafternoons

  • Apr. 06, 2022 - May. 31, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID

Explore the exhibits and help yourself to seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop.

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Scrimshaw Detectives

  • Apr. 07, 2022 - May. 31, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID

Spy around the museum and look for clues to uncover secret meanings hidden in scrimshaw art on display then design and etch your own scrimshaw keepsake box to take home.

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Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Morning)

  • Apr. 08, 2022 - Sep. 30, 2022 , Fridays, 10am
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $10

Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend!

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Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Afternoon)

  • Apr. 08, 2022 - Sep. 30, 2022 , Fridays, 1pm
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $10

Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend!

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Rock N' Roll Family Jam

  • Apr. 09, 2022 - Nov. 19, 2022 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Astoria Park
  • 19 19th St., Astoria
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $25

Bring the kids out for a jam packed adventure including family dancing and singing, parachute, "what's in the box", and the best bubble party in NYC! 

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Family Weekend Matinees

  • Apr. 09, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Time Out Market
  • 55 Water Street, DUMBO
  • Young elementary
  • $15

See a family favorite film, create some art, then take a ride on Jane's carousel and grab a bite to eat at one of the concession stands. 

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Dinosaur Safari

  • Apr. 11, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm; Weekends and Holidays, 10am-5:30pm
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $41.95; $36.95 seniors 65 and older; $31.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger

Dinosaur Safari is returning with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago.

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South Street Seaport Museum Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle

  • Apr. 15, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022 , April and May: Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm; June: Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
  • South Street Seaport Museum
  • 12 Fulton Street, New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5 ages 1-12; free for accompanying adult

Immerse yourself in the world of Eric Carle with activities, driving ferries on a giant play-table, learning about cargo ships through the eyes of a rubber duck., and more- all while exploring Carle's use of color and pattern.

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Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace

  • Apr. 15, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022 , Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-12am; Saturdays, 8am-12am; Sundays, 8am-10pm
  • The Rink at Rockefeller Center
  • 600 5th Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $12-$40

Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s at iconic Rockefeller Center.

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Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace

  • Apr. 15, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022 , Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-12am; Saturdays, 8am-12am; Sundays, 8am-10pm
  • The Rink at Rockefeller Center
  • 600 5th Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $12-$40

Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s at iconic Rockefeller Center.

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The Roll-A-Rama at the Runway Rink

  • Apr. 15, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Fridays, 4-8pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-8pm
  • TWA Hotel
  • One Idlewild Drive, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • $20; $16 per child younger than 12

Take a spin around this outdoor rink (to retro tunes, naturally) near the 1958 Lockheed Constellation "Connie" airplane turned cocktail lounge.

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Queens Night Market

  • Apr. 16, 2022 - Aug. 20, 2022 , Saturdays, 5pm-12am
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This large, family-friendly open-air night market features up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances.

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Pinocchio

  • Apr. 19, 2022 - Aug. 07, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
  • Puppetworks, Inc.
  • 338 Sixth Avenue, Park Slope
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $11; $10 children

See Collodi's Adventures of a Marionette (1883) adapted from a WPA script by Nicolas Coppola.

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Roller Rink at The Standard, High Line

  • Apr. 22, 2022 - Aug. 31, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 12-11pm; Saturdays, 10am-12am; Sundays, 10am-11pm
  • The Standard Plaza at The Standard, High Line
  • 848 Washington at 13th Street, Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • $12 to 'Drop In'; $3 to rent skates

Take a visually immersive trip into a 1960's Mod-inspired rink and restaurant, with black & white checkered turf and playful seating surrounding the stark white, 136 person skating rink.

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Big Risks: Creative Discoveries

  • Apr. 23, 2022 - Jun. 25, 2022 , Saturdays by appointment and April 23, 1-5pm; May 21 and 22, 12-6pm; Saturdays by appointment
  • Garner Arts Center
  • 55 W Railroad Ave., West Haverstraw
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Big Risks: Creative Discoveries presents sculptures by Peter Strasser.

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Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure

  • Apr. 23, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • American Princess Cruises
  • 2498 Emmons Avenue (Pier 3), Sheepshead Bay
  • All Ages
  • $65; $60 seniors older than 62; $45 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5

Go on an adventure in search of whales and dolphins! Children participation will be encouraged. 

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Tiny Gardeners

  • Apr. 25, 2022 - Jun. 06, 2022 , 10:30-11:30am
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Rd. , Old Westbury
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Mondays, $145

Children ages 2- 3 are invited with caregivers for an interactive and engaging late morning program to learn through play with natural outdoor themes. One adult included with registration.

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Roller Rink

  • Apr. 25, 2022 - Oct. 31, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 10:30am-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm
  • LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
  • 171 East Drive, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • All Ages
  • $9.94 weekday admission; $14.26 weekend admission; $9.94 skate rental

Lace up your boots and groove to the cool beats.

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United Skates at Atlas Park

  • Apr. 26, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022 , Mondays, 10am-10pm; Tuesdays, 4-9pm; Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays, 4-9pm; Fridays, 4-10pm; Saturdays, 12:30-10pm; Sundays, 12:30-9pm
  • The Shops at Atlas Park
  • 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
  • All Ages
  • Admission starts at $6; $6 skate rental

Go for a roll at this outdoor skating rink!

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The Visionary Universe of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  • Apr. 27, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5:30pm
  • The Paley Center in New York
  • 25 West 52 Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $20; $16 Student/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans/First Responders; free for children younger than 12

The frontier awaits! The Paley Center for Media celebrates Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the latest incarnation of the groundbreaking 

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Candytopia

  • Apr. 29, 2022 - Jul. 31, 2022 , TBA
  • Candytopia New York
  • 111 West 32nd Street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $36; $29 ages 4-12; free for children 3 and younger

Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative confectionary wonderland with a one-of-a-kind full sensory experience and welcomes people of all ages to explore their sweet tooth like never before.

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Green Meadows Baby Farm Animals & Children's Fun

  • Apr. 30, 2022 - May. 28, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
  • Green Meadows Farm
  • 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Floyd Bennett Field
  • All Ages
  • $14 ages 2 and older

The Baby Animals Are Here! Come discover Green Meadows Farm new little additions- so many NEWBORN BABY ANIMALS plus all of their amazing other farm animals.

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Kingdom Faire

  • Apr. 30, 2022 - Jun. 26, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-7pm; Memorial Day, 11am-7pm
  • Kingdom Faire Fairgrounds
  • 600 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $23 for adults and $15 ages 5-12; free for children 4 and younger

Experience this immersive live event featuring original performances, music, acts, shopping, games, and more!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Planetarium Show

  • May. 01, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
  • Young elementary
  • $16; $10 ages 3-18, seniors and students

Learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, the moon, and more with your friends from Sesame Street.

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Planetarium Show

  • May. 01, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
  • Young elementary
  • $16; $10 ages 3-18, seniors and students

Learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, the moon, and more with your friends from Sesame Street.

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Gilded Age Glenview: Historic Home Tour

  • May. 01, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Thursdays and Fridays, 1pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm and 3pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $16; $10 ages 3-18; $12 seniors and students

Glenview is an 1877 home on the National Register of Historic Places, designed by architect Charles W. Clinton. Explore the six fully restored peri...

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The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

  • May. 01, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $16, $10 ages 3 to 18; $12 seniors and students

Take an awe-inspiring tour of the night sky as seen from our area, with topics ranging from visible planets, bright stars, and the Milky Way, to pe...

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We Are Aliens Planetarium Show

  • May. 01, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $16, $10 ages 3 to 18; $12 seniors and students

Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before, but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be ...

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The Museum of Modern Art Presents “Matisse: The Red Studio” May 1 - September 10

  • May. 01, 2022 - Sep. 10, 2022 , 10:30am-5pm
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • 11 West 53rd St. , Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $14-25

The exhibition focuses on the genesis and history of Matisse's The Red Studio (1911), a painting that has remained among MoMA's most important works since it was acquired in 1949.

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Fifth Avenue Blooms imagined by Van Cleef & Arpels

  • May. 01, 2022 - May. 31, 2022 , Anytime
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Fifth Avenue from 47th street to 59th street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

To celebrate the arrival of spring and Mother's Day, Van Cleef & Arpels was invited to partner with the Fifth Avenue Association and imagin...

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Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • May. 01, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , 9am-2pm
  • Ramsey Farmers' Market
  • Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Browse this non profit "pay it forward" farmers market that features over 50 local farmers and food purveyors.

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Paint Workshop

  • May. 02, 2022 - Jun. 02, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Included with museum admission: $15

Don a smock, grab a paintbrush, and join in on the fun to create a painted masterpiece.

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Artist Stacey Creem's 'Victory Farmers' exhibit

  • May. 03, 2022 - May. 27, 2022 , Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
  • Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

This May, the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library in Larchmont, NY, will showcase the work of artist Stacey Creem in the “Victory...

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Tails of Southampton

  • May. 04, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
  • Southampton History Museum
  • 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; free for members and children 17 and younger

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its histo...

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Tails of Southampton

  • May. 04, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
  • Southampton History Museum
  • 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; free for members and children 17 and younger

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its histo...

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Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live!

  • May. 05, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022 , Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Locomotive Lawn at Riverside Park
  • Enter at West 79th Street Boat Basin Rotunda, Upper West Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories, interactive musical storyboard, and danceable original Moosiki music.

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Children's Read Aloud

  • May. 07, 2022 - Sep. 17, 2022 , 11am-12pm; first and third Saturdays of the month
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. First and third Saturdays of the month, May-October

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Fun on the Farm

  • May. 07, 2022 - Oct. 08, 2022 , 2-4pm
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy family fun inspired by the farm, rivers, green spaces and natural areas. Saturdays, May 7-Oct. 8. (not July 30, Sept. 10, 17, Oct. 1) 

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Family Studio Art Workshop: Dazzling Icons

  • May. 07, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Included with admission: $10; $7 seniors 65 and older, students with valid ID; veterans; $6 ages 3-18

Use printed images of American and Mexican historical figures, including Frida Kahlo, and employ a technique borrowed from artist Mickalene Thomas.

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Stranger Things: The Experience

  • May. 07, 2022 - Aug. 21, 2022 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 5–9pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11am–9pm
  • Duggal Greenhouse
  • 63 Flushing Ave., Navy Hill
  • Teen, Adult
  • Tickets start at $54

Discover your power in an immersive Stranger Things experience filled with fan-favorite characters, iconic locations and tubular monsters!

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My Butterfly

  • May. 07, 2022 - Jun. 12, 2022 , Saturdays, 11:30am and 2pm and selects Sundays, 11:30am
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $9 with $15 museum admission; $7 members; $12 theater only

See this new musical comedy about an elf who becomes responsible for a butterfly egg after she accidentally pulls up its milkweed home.

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Failing Forward

  • May. 07, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Saturdays, 5pm; Sundays, 3pm
  • STREB Lab for Action Mechanics
  • 51 N. 1st Street, Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $25

The STREB Extreme Action Company brings its thrilling feats of physicality, grace, strength, and risk back to SLAM! This spring’s performance...

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DTBK Presents: Kid-Friendly Ping-Pong Happy Hours

  • May. 10, 2022 - May. 31, 2022 , Tuesdays, 5-7:30pm
  • Brooklyn Commons Park
  • 2 MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

DJs set the soundtrack on Tuesday evenings while you enjoy ping pong games with The Push.

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Tales & Tunes

  • May. 10, 2022 - May. 31, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 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 for HKDPL district residents o...

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THE BEAST

  • May. 10, 2022 - Sep. 25, 2022 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am-6pm
  • Pier 83
  • West 42nd St. and 12th Ave. , Hell's Kitchen
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $30; $25 child over 40 inches

Rocketthrough the water at a heart-pounding 40 knots for this adventure on the water!

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Let's Groove with Miss Lisa

  • May. 12, 2022 - May. 26, 2022 , Thursdays, 6-6:45pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For ages 0-5. Let's Groove promotes learning through song and movement, and focuses on a variety of topics that encourage early childhood cogni...

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Friday Fun @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • May. 13, 2022 - May. 27, 2022 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For ages 7 and up. Friday Fun at the Village - Play video games on the big screen, or other fun activities! No registration is required. A limited ...

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Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field

  • May. 13, 2022 - Sep. 04, 2022 , Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5:45pm
  • The New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $22; $17 seniors; $13 students with ID; $6 ages 5-13; free for children 4 and younger

A new exhibition immerses visitors in the spaces shaped by the groundbreaking 1972 legislation and reveals the crucial work of activists in demanding that their institutions live up to the law's promises.

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Open Urban Farm Volunteer Drop-In Day

  • May. 14, 2022 - Oct. 08, 2022 , 2nd Saturday of every month, 10am-1pm
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 10 Central Road, East Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Volunteer to help manage the one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to the Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come an...

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BRIC presents ‘Re: generation’, 33rd Annual Student Exhibition

  • May. 19, 2022 - Jun. 12, 2022 , Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
  • BRIC
  • 647 Fulton St., Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

BRIC, an arts and media institution, announced its 33rd annual student exhibition, 'Re: generation,' celebrating the creativity of K-12 graders who represent a network of over 2,000 students across 43 schools and three community centers around Brooklyn. 

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BRIC presents ‘Re: generation’, 33rd Annual Student Exhibition

  • May. 19, 2022 - Jun. 12, 2022 , Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
  • BRIC
  • 647 Fulton Street, Boerum Hill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

BRIC, a leading arts and media institution, is pleased to announce its 33rd annual student exhibition, Re: generation, celebrating the creativity o...

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Fl!P Circus

  • May. 20, 2022 - May. 30, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • $25-

With an enormous red and white circus tent, see the great motorcycles inside the Globe of Steel, and laugh like you never have before with the gleeful clowns.

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LEGO NINJAGO - Ninja Training Camp

  • May. 20, 2022 - Sep. 11, 2022 , Monday-Friday, 12- 5:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
  • 39 Fitzgerald St. , Yonkers
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $26.99

Go on a quest and complete challenges to level up your Ninja skills in the virtues of courage, generosity, honesty, wisdom, balance, and curiosity.

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The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City!

  • May. 21, 2022 - Sep. 05, 2022 , Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12; $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12 when purchased in advance

Celebrate the art and characters author and illustrator, Mo Willems, with this hands on exhibit. 

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Torah Unwrapped

  • May. 22, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , Sundays, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Teen
  • Included with museum admission: $15

Torah Unwrapped! Journey along with the Jewish Children’s Museum and explore the craftsmanship to become a Sofer-Scribe. Uncover the his...

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Sitting Pretty at FDR Four Freedoms Staten Park on Roosevelt Island

  • May. 24, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022 , Wednesdays-Mondays; 9am-7pm
  • Four Freedoms Park
  • 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park , Roosevelt Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Guests can sit in style at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island. Fifty colorful chairs are set up on the Great Lawn for Park visitors to enjoy.

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Into the Woods

  • May. 25, 2022 - May. 30, 2022 , Wednesday at 7pm; Sunday at 2 and 7pm; Monday at 3pm
  • The Play Group Theatre
  • One North Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $22; $18 seniors; $18 children 12 and younger

When a childless baker and his wife set out to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, they encounter Jack (with his beanstalk), Cinderella (and her prince) and Little Red Riding Hood (and her wolf).

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Windy Windsock Making

  • May. 25, 2022 - May. 29, 2022 , 10am-5pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitor with disabilities

Create a sculpture inspired by Indonesian artist, Teguh Ostenrik. Ostenrik founded Yayasan Terumbu Rupa, a non-profit organization that raises awar...

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Natural Areas Volunteers

  • May. 26, 2022 - Oct. 06, 2022 , Alternating Thursdays, 9:30am-12 pm
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 10 Central Road, East Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Open to Individual Volunteers Join in for some fun on Randall's Island! Volunteer with our Natural Areas Team to learn more about the restorati...

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Interludes: Ballet Hispanico

  • May. 26, 2022, 6:30pm
  • Belvedere Plaza
  • North End Ave & BPC Esplanade, New York City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Time to dance! Come out for a Latin social dance workshop with Ballet Hispanico, one of the nation's largest Latinx dance organizations. T...

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AAPI Heritage Month: Mahiwaga: Magical Stories, Dance, And Kulintang Music

  • May. 26, 2022, 6-7pm
  • Queens Public Library
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage brings center stage the amazing magical stories from the legends and myths that are carried through dances with musical accompaniment of kulingtang gong music from the Philippines. Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC

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Merrick Station Carnival

  • May. 26, 2022 - May. 30, 2022 , Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 5-10pm
  • Merrick LIRR Station
  • 2099 Sunrise Highway, Merrick
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides

Fun for the entire family with rides, games, and delicious carnival treats!

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Functional 3D Printing

  • May. 26, 2022, 6:30-8pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 E. Main St. , Patchogue
  • Adult
  • FREE

Ed O'Connor, library staff member and engineer, will demonstrate how he has created and printed a variety of 3D printed items to help out in the library and beyond.

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Levittown Carnival Sponsored by the Levittown Chamber of Commerce

  • May. 26, 2022 - May. 30, 2022 , Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 5-10pm
  • Behind P.C. Richard & Son
  • 2999 Hempstead Turnpike , Levittown
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides

Bring the family out to ride their favorite and discover some new rides and thrills! Plus, games and their delicious canrvial treats!

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Intrepid Museum Celebrates 34th Annual Fleet Week May 26-30

  • May. 26, 2022 - May. 30, 2022 , 10am-5pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86; West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park, New York City
  • All Ages
  • $24-33

The Intrepid Museum will celebrate the 34th annual Fleet Week, May 26-May 30, with a week of activities and events that celebrate the armed forces....

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Live at Five - Outdoor Concert Series at the Science Museum of Long Island

  • May. 26, 2022, 5-9pm
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • 1526 N. Plandome Road, Manhasset
  • All Ages
  • $20; $10 ages 18 and younger; $5 members; additional $5 for all tickets purchased at door

Join the Science Museum of Long Island for their 2nd Annual Live at Five Outdoor Concert Series! An event the whole family can enjoy featuring loca...

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The L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival

  • May. 26, 2022 - Jun. 12, 2022 , Wednesday-Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-11pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; additional fee for rides

The L.E.A.D. FEST Carnival returns with rides, games, food, entertainment, and more!

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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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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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