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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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Peter Kuper's INterSECTS: Where Arthropods and Homo Sapiens Meet

  • Jan. 14, 2022 - Aug. 13, 2022 , Mondays, 10am-6pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-8 pm; Thursdays-Saturdays, 10am-6pm
  • New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 476 Fifth Avenue, Clinton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This exhibition presents excerpts from artist Peter Kuper's forthcoming graphic novel, which he developed during his tenure as the Jean Strouse...

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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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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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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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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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FREE Admission Roller Skating

  • Apr. 04, 2022 - Oct. 28, 2022 , Mondays and Fridays, 3:30-6pm
  • Pier 2 Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 150 Furman Street, Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $7 skate rental and rollerblade rental if needed

Enjoy free admission along with an afternoon of skating to today's top music alongside the best views in New York!

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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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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. 22, 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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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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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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Candytopia

  • Apr. 29, 2022 - Sep. 05, 2022 , Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
  • 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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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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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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Bicycle Sundays

  • May. 01, 2022 - Oct. 02, 2022 , Sundays, 10am-2pm
  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Travel the parkway like never before- by foot, bike, skates, or scooters!

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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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Stranger Things: The Experience

  • May. 07, 2022 - Aug. 28, 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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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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Salsa Tuesday

  • May. 10, 2022 - Sep. 27, 2022 , Tuesdays, 5-8pm
  • Washington Square Park at Garibaldi Plaza
  • Washington Square East, Greenwich Village
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Everyone is invited to bring their moves, or learn some new ones, on this dance floor. 

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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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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; $49.99 Summer Play Pass give you access for the rest of the year

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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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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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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Mickey & Friends x CAMP: An Extra Big Adventure

  • May. 28, 2022 - Sep. 05, 2022 , Mondays-Thurdays, 10am-4pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 9am-8pm; Sundays, 10am-7pm
  • CAMP
  • 110 5th Avenue, Chelsea
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Tickets start at $24 on weekdays and $38 on weekends

Join Disney's Mickey & Friends on an interactive, immersive, fantastical adventure that's literally larger than life.

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Arts In The Plaza

  • May. 28, 2022 - Oct. 29, 2022 , Saturdays, 10am-3pm
  • Kennedy Plaza
  • 1 W Chester St., Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Arts In The Plaza is Long Beach's Weekly Arts Festival featuring handcrafted art by Long Island artists and live music!

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Crafternoons

  • Jun. 01, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary
  • Free with admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID

Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in this workshop. 

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Ramblin' Dan’s Freewheelin' Band

  • Jun. 01, 2022 - Aug. 24, 2022 , Wednesdays, 9:30am and 10:30am ages 0-4 years; 11:30am and 12:30pm ages 0-24 months
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $45

Driven by playful musicality and skillful guitar work, classes are about having fun in pressure-free and comforting atmosphere, helping kids gain confidence.

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ESPN Presents Fifty/50: Honoring the Stories of Title IX

  • Jun. 01, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5:30pm
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • 25 West 52 Street, Upper West Side
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $20; $16 for students, teachers, seniors, veterans, and first responders; free for children 12 and younger and members

The Paley Center for Media opens its doors to the ESPN Fifty/50 exhibit. Highlighting unforgettable moments of struggle and triumph, this immersive...

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ESPN Presents Fifty/50: Honoring the Stories of Title IX

  • Jun. 01, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5:30pm
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • 25 West 52 Street, Upper West Side
  • Tween, Teen, Adult

The Paley Center for Media opens its doors to the ESPN Fifty/50 exhibit. Highlighting unforgettable moments of struggle and triumph, this immersive...

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Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies

  • Jun. 01, 2022 - Nov. 06, 2022 , Wednesday-Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • The Museum at FIT
  • 227 W 27th St., Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies, an exhibition featuring fashions by the two most impo...

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Pirate Quest

  • Jun. 02, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 participant; Members $5 participant plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and active military

Use a compass and a treasure map to solve puzzles and hunt for hidden treasure around the museum in this pirate-themed drop-in program.

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Doug Panero Presents ‘Tunes in June’ Summer Concert Series!

  • Jun. 02, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022 , Thursdays, 6pm
  • White Plains Plaza
  • One North Broadway, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This June, engaging, powerful and funky music is coming to White Plains in the form of ‘Tunes in June!’ This summer concert series is p...

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Music in the Streets

  • Jun. 03, 2022 - Jul. 29, 2022 , Fridays, 7-9pm
  • Ridge Hill
  • 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Every Friday, enjoy rock, funk, soul, and much more while grabbing dinner and drinks outside, or simply pause and take in the sounds after shopping the Market on Market farmers market.

 

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Yonkers Waterfront Live Summer Concert Series

  • Jun. 03, 2022 - Aug. 26, 2022 , Fridays, 6:30-8pm
  • Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater
  • 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Take in the sounds of the city with the waterfront as the backdrop. 

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Around the Table: Stories of the Foods we Love

  • Jun. 04, 2022 - Sep. 11, 2022 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $30; $28 Students and Seniors; $15 Children 2-12; free for children younger than 2

NYBG will be growing edible plants from all over the world, delving into the science behind these plants, and inviting Bronx artists to design picnic tables that tell their own stories about the foods and food traditions they love.

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BATMAN x SPYSCAPE

  • Jun. 08, 2022 - Jun. 08, 2023 , Wednesdays-Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; Mondays, 11am-8pm
  • SPYSCAPE
  • 928 8th Ave. , Upper West Side
  • Teen, Adult
  • Tickets start at $29 for adults and start at $22 for children 6-12 (recommended for ages 13 and older)

BATMAN x SPYSCAPE is an all-new interactive experience that will drop fans into the heart of a Gotham City mystery. This experience will take fans ...

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Live at the Archway

  • Jun. 09, 2022 - Sep. 01, 2022 , Thursdays, 6-8pm
  • The Dumbo Archway
  • Water Street between Anchorage Place and Adams Street, DUMBO
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Live at the Archway is an annual series of free concerts and interactive visual arts programming in the unique setting of the DUMBO Archway.

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Lavender Fields Forever

  • Jun. 11, 2022 - Jul. 24, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
  • Garden of Eve Organic Farm
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $10.95; free for children younger than 2

Admission includes unlimited access to U-pick organic Lavender Field, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. Lavender not included. 

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For the Birds

  • Jun. 11, 2022 - Oct. 23, 2022 , Through August: Tuesdays, 10am–8:30pm; Wednesdays, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-8:30pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: $18; $12 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; free for children younger than 12

For the Birds is a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series that explores the connections between birds and plants. 

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Butterfly House

  • Jun. 12, 2022 - Sep. 04, 2022 , Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $2; free for members

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in the Tenafly Nature Center Butterfly House & Pollinator Garden. See if a butterfl...

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DiscOasis

  • Jun. 16, 2022 - Jul. 31, 2022 , 10am-4:30pm, daytime skate sessions; 5:30-10pm, nighttime experience
  • Central Park Wollman Rink 
  • 830 5th Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Daytime tickets start at $17 for children and $23 for adults; Evening tickets start at $29; $10 skate rental

ill find yourself dancing and skating your way through a glittering sonic fantasia for the soul with a soundscape curated by our Groovemaster, disco and funk legend Nile Rodgers.

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Summer in the Garment District: Broadway Rhythm

  • Jun. 16, 2022 - Aug. 31, 2022 , Wednesdays, 12-2pm
  • Garment District Plazas
  • Garment District Plazas , Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy the sounds of different local music artists each week. 

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Jeppe Hein’s Changing Spaces

  • Jun. 21, 2022 - Sep. 09, 2022 , Anytime
  • Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Renowned visual artist Jeppe Hein presents "Changing Spaces," an interactive public art installation on Rockefeller Center's Center P...

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Summer Fest 2022

  • Jun. 22, 2022 - Aug. 13, 2022 , See below for complete schedule
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family out for FREE outdoor concerts, food trucks, Zumba classes and kid’s rock and roll shows, presented by NYC’s Rock & Roll Playhouse.

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State Fair Meadowlands

  • Jun. 23, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022 , Monday and Tuesday, 6pm-12am; Wednesday, 5pm-12am; Thursday, 6pm-12am; Friday, 6pm-1am; Saturday, 2pm-1am; Sunday, 2pm-12am
  • Meadowlands
  • Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • $38.99

With over 100 rides, free shows, and 50 food options, this Fair has something for all ages.

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Bubbles in Bella Abzug Park

  • Jun. 23, 2022 - Sep. 29, 2022 , Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Bella Abzug Park
  • 542 W 36th St., Clinton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bubble Master Gabe will conduct a FREE and family-friendly interactive bubble performance on Block 3 of Bella Abzug Park.

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Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department's Carnival, Parade, and Fireworks Display

  • Jun. 24, 2022 - Jul. 05, 2022 , 6:45-11:30pm, nightly; June 29 parade at 7pm; July 4 fireworks at approximately 9:15pm
  • Harbor Island Park
  • 123 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, ride tickets available for purchase

The Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department will host their 2022 Firemen’s Carnival at Harbor Island Park featuring exciting carnival rides for all a...

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Firepit Fridays

  • Jun. 24, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Fridays, 6-10pm
  • The Adventure Park at Long Island
  • 75 Colonial Springs Rd. Gate 3, Wheatley Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $49

Get cozy by the campfire after an evening of climbing. 7 and older. 

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Free Fireworks Fridays

  • Jun. 24, 2022 - Aug. 26, 2022 , Fridays, 9:45pm
  • Luna Park
  • 1000 Surf Ave., Coney Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Luna Park every Friday night for a spectacular show that lights up the Coney Island skyline.

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A Bubble Adventure

  • Jun. 26, 2022 - Aug. 25, 2022 , Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Pkwy., Crown Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Included with $15 museum admission

Dive into the most mesmerizing bubble adventure of your life, where you'll go from learning what a bubble is to having that wonderful feeling of endless bubble fun!

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Summer Sundays at Rockefeller Center

  • Jun. 26, 2022 - Sep. 04, 2022 , Sundays, 11am
  • Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Every Sunday, families can sing, learn, play and create with musical performers, artists, and other special guests.

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Reading is an Ocean of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program'

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Anytime
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Starting Monday, June 27th, children of all ages can visit the library to sign up for our summer reading program. Children will be given a bingo bo...

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Summer Storywalk

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Anytime
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Take a StoryWalk around the lawn of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library facing Westchester Avenue. Enjoy walking and reading Smiley Shark by ...

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Summer Storywalk

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Anytime
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Take a StoryWalk around the lawn of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library facing Westchester Avenue. Enjoy walking and reading Smiley Shark by ...

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Adopt a Stuffed Animal Reading Buddy

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , All Day
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Sign up in person or by phone to adopt a stuffed animal reading buddy. Please note: supplies are limited. This program is sponsored by The Fri...

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Scavenger Hunt

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Mondays, 9am-6pm; Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-5pm; Saturdays, 9am-12pm
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Children will be given a list of items to find in the Children's Room. If they can find all of the items, they will be given a prize. *Please n...

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Grab & Go Coloring Bookmark

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
  • Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
  • 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Pick up a Grab & Go Coloring Bookmark and crayons to take home and keep. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. Sign up starti...

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Grab & Go Summer Crafts

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
  • Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
  • 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make 2 summer crafts at home. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. C...

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Grab & Go Rock Painting Kits

  • Jun. 27, 2022 - Sep. 02, 2022 , Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
  • Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
  • 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Pick up Grab & Go Rock Painting kits for children, tweens, teens, adults, seniors, and families. Participants will be given paint, rocks, and p...

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Stars & Stripes Crafts

  • Jun. 28, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with admission: $6 Adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members/

Explore the exhibits and help yourself to red, white, and blue crafts in the workshop.

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Summer Crafternoons

  • Jun. 28, 2022 - Jul. 31, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with admission: $6 Adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members

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

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Color Your Rainbow

  • Jun. 29, 2022, 3-4pm
  • Pelham Bay Library
  • 3060 Middletown Road, Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Explore what Pride means and then take time to design your own colored flag! 

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Broadway Commons Carnival

  • Jun. 29, 2022 - Jul. 04, 2022 , Wednesday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 12-10pm
  • Broadway Commons
  • 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville
  • All Ages
  • Free admission and parking. Ride cost varies.

There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event, from rides and games for all ages to fair food for every appetite.

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Derrick Adams’ Funtime Unicorns

  • Jun. 29, 2022 - Sep. 09, 2022 , Anytime
  • Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens
  • 5th Avenue between W 49th St & W 50th St, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A beloved playground attraction has touched down in Rockefeller Center's Channel Gardens! Presented in Partnership with Art Production Fund, Fu...

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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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