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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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The Climate Museum Pop-Up

  • Oct. 08, 2022 - Dec. 22, 2022 , Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6pm; Sundays, 12-5pm
  • The Climate Museum
  • 120 Wooster Street , Soho
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Experience an interactive exhibition that blends art, social science, and action, that will leave you inspired about what you can do on climate change.

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Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon

  • Oct. 27, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-7pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-8pm
  • DUMBO
  • 259 Water Street , Dumbo
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $33.99

Go on a journey through the life of one of the most influential artists of all time. 

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Ice Skating at The Rink

  • Oct. 28, 2022 - Mar. 05, 2023 , 8am-10pm, daily; 8am-midnight, select weekend and holiday hours
  • Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
  • Between W. 40th and 42nd Streets, Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $15-$50 skate rental

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

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Annual Toy Drive

  • Nov. 01, 2022 - Dec. 12, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm
  • Child Care Council of Westchester
  • 313 Central Park Avenue, Suite 4, Scarsdale
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Toy Donations for children in need

Donate a new, unwrapped toy for children 12 years and under! Gift Suggestions: Rattles/Baby Toys Clothes/Bibs Games Books Dolls Winter Attire Elect...

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Living Room Comedy Show: Free Comedy in Brooklyn

  • Nov. 02, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022 , Wednesdays, 8pm
  • Postmark Cafe
  • 326 6th St., Park Slope
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 15th year)! Come to this totall...

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The Rink

  • Nov. 05, 2022 - Mar. 31, 2023 , Open daily, see website for exact times
  • Rockefeller Plaza
  • between 50th and 49th Streets, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $21 for ages 6 and older; tickets start at $11 for ages 5 and younger

Don't miss this chance to ice skate under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree- one of New York’s quintessential winter activities.

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Walk-in Homework Help

  • Nov. 09, 2022 - Dec. 07, 2022 , 4:30-5:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main St., Patchogue
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Students from St. Joseph's School of Education will be at the library to help your child with homework. For grades 1-6. 

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Walk-in Homework Help

  • Nov. 09, 2022 - Dec. 07, 2022 , Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

For grades 1-6. Students from St. Joseph's School of Education will be here to help your child with homework. No registration needed

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Santa Photos at The Westchester

  • Nov. 10, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Get ready to tell Santa what you want for Christmas this year and take a photo to remember. Save time and re...

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Time to Book Santa Photos at Roosevelt Field

  • Nov. 10, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Take photos with Santa that will bring you memories that will last beyond the holiday season. Save time by s...

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Time to Book Santa Photos at Smith Haven Mall

  • Nov. 10, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Secure your spot in advance to meet and take photos with Santa. 

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Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 11, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm; **CLOSED THANKSGIVING**
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

‘Tis the season for pics with St. Nick. Don’t miss out capturing merry pics with Santa. Pre-booking your Santa Magic photo experience in encouraged...

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Disney Encanto x CAMP

  • Nov. 14, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • CAMP 5th Avenue
  • 110 5th Ave., Chelsea
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Tickets start at $44

Explore the world’s first immersive Disney Encanto experience complete with secret passages, interactive magic, live music, and surprises behind every magic door. 

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Shine Bright Only at Hudson Yards Presented by Wells Fargo

  • Nov. 14, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore over 2 million shimmering white lights illuminating the neighborhood featuring a 32-foot hot air balloon suspended inside The Shops. 

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Santa Paws

  • Nov. 14, 2022 - Dec. 19, 2022 , Mondays, 4-7pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

‘Tis the season for pics with St. Nick. Don’t miss out capturing merry pics with Santa. Pre-booking your Santa Magic photo experience in encouraged...

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'The Santa Clauses' Winter Wonderland

  • Nov. 15, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023 , Open daily. See website for exact times.
  • Watermark
  • 78 South St Pier 15, Downtown Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $25

Take a trip to the North Pole inspired by Disney+ Original Series, “The Santa Clauses,” and warm up with hot chocolate, get cozy in Santa's living room, take a photo with a giant snow glober, and more!

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PaleyLand

  • Nov. 16, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5:30pm
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • 25 West 52 Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $21.50; $17.50 Student/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans/First Responders; free for children younger than 12 and Paley members

Explore holiday exhibits, take photos with Santa, play the hottest video games, create holiday crafts, and more!

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Titanic. The Exhibition

  • Nov. 16, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Titanic. The Exhibition New York
  • 526 6th Avenue, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $31; free admission for children younger than 4

Travel back to 1912 through photographs, handwritten letters, wayward keepsakes, and other personal belongings telling countless stories about the fates and heroic deeds on board. 

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Winter Colorland

  • Nov. 17, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Color Factory New York
  • 251 Spring St., Soho
  • All Ages
  • $38-$45

Lift your spirits, grab your sleds, goggles and parkas and slide into some winter whimsy during this limited-time holiday experience.

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Pinkmas

  • Nov. 17, 2022 - Jan. 09, 2023 , Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11am-7pm; Fridays, 11am-8:30pm; Saturdays, 10am-8:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
  • Museum of Ice Cream NYC
  • 558 Broadway, New York
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $25

Embark on a magical journey across three immersive floors filled with delicious treats, festive crafts, a larger-than-life snow globe, and much more!

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Photos with Santa at the Queens Center Mall

  • Nov. 17, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Queens Center Mall
  • 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are ava...

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Time to Book Santa Photos at Walt Whitman Mall

  • Nov. 17, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Walt Whitman Mall
  • 160 Walt Whitman Rd. , Huntington Station
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Secure your spot today to take photos with Santa. 

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Christmas Spectacular

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 02, 2023 , Performances daily, see website for exact schedule
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • 1260 Sixth Ave., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $46

See the new scene “Dance of the Frost Fairies” and watch as the Rockettes transform into fantastical, winged fairies, performing alongside fairy-drones which dance high above the audience.

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IC Ice Rink

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Mar. 12, 2023 , Fridays, 4-8pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-8pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 skate rental

IC Ice Rink welcomes all to come for an iconic winter experience. The rink is uncovered and outside, so dress appropriately for an enjoyable and co...

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Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Kings Plaza Shopping Center
  • 5100 Kings Plaza, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are ava...

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Photos with Santa at Green Acres

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Green Acres Mall
  • 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are ava...

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Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Westfield South Shore Mall
  • 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The most wonderful time of year — Santa’s here! ‘Tis the season for pics with St. Nick. Don’t miss out capturing merry pics with Santa. P

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Santa at BTC

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , 11am-7pm, daily
  • Bergen Town Center
  • Route 4 East & Forest Avenue, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Santa is coming to Bergen Town Center to take photos with you and your family! Reservations are encouraged. 

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Pictures with Santa

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Embark on an enchanted adventure to take pictures with Santa. Join him to create magical memories you and your family will always remember!

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Visit Santa at Palisades Center

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 12-6-pm; Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th: 10am-4pm
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, it’s time to plan your visit with Santa at Palisades Center! The jolly and joyous gift-giver invites...

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Time to Book Santa Photos at The Shops at Riverside

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • The Shops at Riverside
  • 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Meet Santa and take photos with him for holiday memories you won't want to forget. Reservations highly encouraged. 

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Pop-up Ice Rink

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10 per person and includes skates and a one hour session

Lace up your skates and make your way around the smooth "glice" of this pop-up!

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Photos with Santa Claus

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • The Mall at Bay Plaza
  • 200 Baychester Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Capture Magical Memories this Holiday Season and get your Photo taken with Santa! Save the Time and Skip the Line by Making Your Reservation Online...

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Pictures with Santa

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Broadway Commons
  • 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $34.99

Say cheese! Santa is at Broadway Commons and he wants to see you. Have your picture taken with Santa!

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Winter Wonderland

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022 , Wednesdays-Thursdays, 12-6pm; Fridays, 12-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden
  • 663 Wading River Road, Manorville
  • All Ages
  • $20; free admission for ages 2 and younger

This year the winter wonderland is bigger and better than ever. Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden has almost doubled the size of the airstream area...

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The Great Holiday Train Show

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm; Closed 12/25; Open 12/26-12/30
  • New Castle Historical Society - Horace Greeley House
  • 100 King Street, Chappaqua
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 members; $8 ages 2-8

Join the New Castle Historical Society for what is quickly becoming an annual, family tradition The Great Holiday Train Show. Discover the...

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Ridge Hill On Ice

  • Nov. 20, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023 , Mondays-Thursdays, 4-9pm; Fridays, 4-10pm; Saturdays, 11am-10pm; Sundays, 11am-8pm; ; Holiday Hours: 10am-9pm (Dates: December 26th – January 1st) **Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day**
  • Ridge Hill
  • 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • $18; $12 ages 12 and younger. Includes skates.

Lace up and skate over to Ridge Hill On Ice as they transform The Town Square Lawn into an outdoor ice rink for the holiday season!

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Pet Photos with Santa at Roosevelt Field

  • Nov. 20, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022 , Sundays, 7-8:30pm
  • Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Take photos with Santa that will bring you memories that will last beyond the holiday season. Save time by s...

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Pet Photos with Santa at Smith Haven Mall

  • Nov. 20, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022 , Sundays, 7-8:30pm
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

Exclusively for children with special needs.  Reservations are required for this private photo experience. 

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Santa At Ridge Hill

  • Nov. 21, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See description for schedule
  • Ridge Hill
  • 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $34.99

Up on the rooftop click, click, click! Visit Santa at Ridge Hill throughout the season spreading holiday magic and taking photos with families to c...

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Pet Nights with Santa

  • Nov. 21, 2022 - Dec. 05, 2022 , Mondays, 4-7pm
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Embark on an enchanted adventure to take pictures with Santa. Join him to create magical memories you and your family will always remember!

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The Origami Holiday Tree

  • Nov. 21, 2022 - Jan. 09, 2023 , Open daily, 10am–5:30pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: NY, NJ, or CT Residents pay what you wish; all others $16-$28

The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Beautiful Bugs, featuring specially created models inspired by the upcoming Susan and Peter J. Solomon Fam...

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ONEDERLAND

  • Nov. 21, 2022 - Jan. 07, 2023 , 9am-8pm, daily; 12/26-12/30, 9am-11pm
  • One World Trade Center
  • 285 Fulton St., Financial District
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $32 for ages 6-12, $36 for seniors 65 and older, and $37 for ages 13 and older; free admission for children 5 and younger

“ONEDERLAND” Brings a Celebratory Experience 1,250 Feet Above New York City, with Skyline Photo Moments, Family Friendly Activities, and Seasonal Food and Beverage Offerings.

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Potlucks & Parades

  • Nov. 22, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm **CLOSED THANKGIVING**
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $16; $13 visitor with disabilities and seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1

For many, the fall season is a time of gathering, visiting family, sharing a meal, and even enjoying a parade. Join CMOM for a weekend-long festiva...

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Skate the Skyline at The Rink

  • Nov. 22, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2023 , Mondays-Thursdays, 3-10pm; Fridays, 12-11pm; Saturdays and Holidays, 10am-11pm; Sundays, 10am-10pm
  • The Seaport
  • 89 South Street, Downtown Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; skate rentals start at $20

The Ice Rink returns for a season of winter festivities and complimentary skating along the East River. 

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Pet Pictures With Santa

  • Nov. 22, 2022 - Dec. 20, 2022 , Tuesdays beginning at 4pm
  • Broadway Commons
  • 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $34.99

Say cheese! Santa is at Broadway Commons and he wants to see you. Have your picture taken with Santa!

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North Pole Express 2022

  • Nov. 24, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Top View Sightseeing
  • 42nd St. btwn 5th and 6th Ave., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $149; $139 ages 2-12

Take a tour of Midtown Manhattan’s storied holiday lights as you listen to thrilling Christmas tales told by one of Santa’s Elves. End your journey...

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A Christmas Carol - Experiential

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $9 with $15 museum admission; $12 performance only

Meet the Cratchit family, Mr. Scrooge, and the ghosts of past, present and future in this classic story of acceptance and understanding.

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Wells Fargo Winterscape

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 02, 2023 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
  • Hudson Yards
  • Between 10th and 12th Avenues from West 30th to West 34th Streets, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Visitors are welcomed to a world of snow and ice as they go on a magical and immersive journey that celebrates the winter season.

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A Giraffe Christmas

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022 , Saturdays and Sunday and Friday 11/25, 10am-5pm
  • White Post Farms
  • 250 Old Country Rd, Melville
  • All Ages
  • $28.95

Visit Santa and the Giraffe Family. Great photo op for holiday cards. Holiday Magic Show Weekends Only.

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Lincoln Center: David H. Koch Theater
  • Broadway at 64th Street, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Tickets start at $45

Children of all ages from New York City and the around the world fill the David H. Koch Theater to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's musi...

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Santaland

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Macy's Herald Square
  • 151 W. 34th Street, Herald Square
  • All Ages
  • There is no fee to meet Santa. Optional photo packages start at $39.99

Take photos that will bring you memories for a lifetime when you visit Santa in Santaland! Guests will visit Santa in his office as he works behind...

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Photos with Santa at the Jefferson Valley Mall

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Jefferson Valley Mall
  • 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are ava...

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Pictures with Santa

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022 , November 25, 10am-1pm & 2-6pm. Regular Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 1-4pm & 5-8pm; Weekends, 10am-1pm & 2-6pm
  • Hicks Nurseries
  • 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your own camera to take photos of your child with St. Nick! Children are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap, next to him or on a bench in front of...

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Pictures with Santa

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022 , November 25, 10am-1pm & 2-6pm. Regular Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 1-4pm & 5-8pm; Weekends, 10am-1pm & 2-6pm
  • Hicks Nurseries
  • 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your own camera to take photos of your child with St. Nick! Children are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap, next to him or on a bench in front of...

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Nickelodeon Universe: Nick the Halls

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , Mondays-Thursdays, 12-7pm; Fridays, 12-9pm; Saturdays, 11am-10pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; 12/26-12/29, 11am-10pm
  • American Dream
  • 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • All access pass starts at $59

Meet your favorite Nick characters, join the dance party, and enjoy a holiday parade all season long.

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Holiday In The Park

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $49.99

Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, and more are returning this holiday season during Holiday...

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Holiday In The Park

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $49.99

Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, and more are returning this holiday season during Holiday...

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Breakfast with Santa

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Stella 34 Trattoria at Macy's Herald Square
  • 151 W 34th St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Pricing begins at $45 for children and $65 for adults

This holiday season: give your family a magical morning in the store that brought you the Miracle on 34th Street. It all starts with a festive brea...

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World Ballet Series: Nutcracker

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 7-9pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown St, Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $33-$175

This fairytale will take you on a Christmas night adventure with Clara and the Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets.

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45th Annual Rye Recreation Turkey Run & Paws Walk

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 8am registration/check in; 9am 1 mile Paws Walk; 9:30am 1 mile Fun Run; 10am 5k & 5 mile races
  • RYE REC
  • 281 Midland Avenue, Rye
  • All Ages
  • $15 until 11/22; $20 day-of

Choose to race in the 1mi Paws Walk & 1mi Fun Run in which the race course takes them around Rye. The 5k & 5mi races will take runners into...

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Willy Wonka

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 11am
  • The Elmont Library Theatre
  • 700 Hempstead Ave, Elmont
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

Everyone’s favorite candy man lights up the stage in this scrumdidilyumptious musical featuring the enchanting songs from the film starring G...

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Port Holiday Magic

  • Nov. 26, 2022, Performances begin at 12pm
  • Port Washington
  • Main Street, Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Santa rides a fire truck then greets families at the train station, see a musical march on Main Street; DJ, old fashioned sleigh, costumed characters, booths at the train station; free trolley for shoppers; strolling carolers; entertainment at several locations and more.

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Family Wampum Workshop

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 1-3pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 younger and plus $10 per participant; $5 members.

Did you know some of the finest Wampum beads were historically created from the shells often found along Long Island’s coasts? Discover this ...

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Holiday Market

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 10am-4pm
  • Cropsey Community Farm
  • 220 S. Little Tor Rd, New City
  • All Ages
  • $5

Shop this Holiday Market featuring local artisans and crafters! Kids games, food trucks, and even a visit from Santa himself!

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Pirate Pete's Parrot

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 2.30pm
  • The Secret Theatre
  • 38-02 61st Street, Woodside
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $20

Pirate Pete is a lovable rogue on a mission: to find his beloved runaway parrot Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed), to find his bu...

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Saturday Science Workshop - Oceanography

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 1-2pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 401 Tanger Mall Dr., Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Go on an adventure and explore the most abundant and mysterious places on Earth, our oceans. Discover the diverse physical properties of the seaflo...

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $35-$45 (includes museum admission)

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books...

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1863 Thanksgiving Celebration

  • Nov. 26, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , 10am-4pm
  • Old Bethpage Restoration Village
  • 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 seniors and children ages 5-12

Take in the sights and smells of the season! Throughout the historic village there will be numerous cooking and baking demonstrations, with each ki...

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Holiday on the Hill Train Show

  • Nov. 26, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Lasdon Park & Arboretum
  • 2610 NY-35, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 seniors 62 and older; $10 children 2 – 12; free admission for children younger than 2

Celebrate the season with iconic and immersive exhibits featuring colorful characters, trains chugging through quaint holiday scenes, and more. 

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The Importance of Old-Growth Forests

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 3pm
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $15 suggested donation

Join Dr. Carl Safina and Dr. Joan Maloof for an engaging discussion about the importance of old-growth forests.

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An Afternoon of Chinese Theater

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 3pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy an Afternoon of Chinese Theater, jointly presented by the Chinese American Arts Council and Flushing Town Hall. This program will featur...

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HAMPTONS JAZZ FEST: ELEGANT PEOPLE

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 7pm
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Ln. , Southampton
  • Adult
  • $20

Join Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest as they present Elegant People for an evening of jazz.  

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27th Annual Holiday Tradition to benefit JDRF

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 3:30pm
  • The Little North Pole
  • 144-03 Neponsit Ave, Neponsit
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Be there for the annual lighting of The Little North Pole to benefit the JDRF. Entertainment, food, and toys for all!

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5th Ave Tree Lighting

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 5-6pm
  • The Old Stone House
  • 336 3rd St., Park Slope
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kick off the start of the shopping season on Small Business Saturday with the annual Park Slope 5th Ave BID Tree Lighting. Free to all, activities ...

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Astronomy: Autumn Sky

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park
  • 246th Street and Broadway, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a survey of the late November night sky. Rangers will provide an overview of the science, history, and folklore of ...

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 2pm and 6:30pm
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • 100 South Street, Morristown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $39-$69

The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.

 

 

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Willy Wonka: An Autism-Friendly Performance

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 12-1pm
  • Syosset Public Library
  • 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
  • All Ages

A performance of Willy Wonka specially designed and adapted for children with autism and autism spectrum disorders. A calming corner and coping too...

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Eldridge Arts & Learning: Stained Glass (Ages 5+)

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 10:30am
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
  • Young elementary
  • $0-$12

At the Museum at Eldridge Street, the more than sixty stained glass windows serve many important roles. From capturing natural light to displaying ...

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Turkey Trot

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 9-11am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $35; $45 day of race

End your Thanksgiving weekend by navigating over roots, rocks and streams, through nearly 400 acres of wetlands and hardwood forest. 

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Colonial Games

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park
  • 3525 Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale
  • Tween, Teen
  • $4

Take a journey to the past and visit Colonial America and test your coordination and skills through fun games. Ages 8 and oldr.  

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ShopRite Kidz Cook

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 11am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Included with $8 Admission

ShopRite Kidz Cook is a caregiver and me program that introduces children to a diversity of healthy foods, explains cooking concepts and helps buil...

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All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 11am
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge St. , Lower East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, All Ages
  • $0-15

Join this walking tour and follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor's children's classic All-of-a-Kind Family.

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A Christmas Carol

  • Nov. 27, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , See website for schedule. Sundays at 11am are family show with preshow experience 1 hr before show
  • The Player's Theatre
  • 115 MacDougal St, Soho
  • All Ages
  • $42-$57

Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale about the joy of community triumphing over selfishness, presented in this fresh musical adaptation by Sgo...

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Woodland Animal Mask Making

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 3pm
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
  • Young elementary
  • $15; $10 for SAC members

Celebrate your favorite woodland animals while transforming into them. Learn about the importance of masks and animals throughout different culture...

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The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays the Music of Elton John for Kids & More

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 12pm
  • Brooklyn Bowl
  • 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15; free for children younger than 1

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues across the country, allows kids to “move, play and sing while ...

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Nature Scavenger Hunt

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 11am-12:30pm
  • Owl's Head Park
  • 68th Street and Colonial Road , Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a nature scavenger hunt and explore this local neighborhood park.

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Discovery Hike: Pond Ecology

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 11am-12pm
  • Captain Tilly Park
  • Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue , Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Ponds are thriving habitats to various species of birds, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Join the Urban Park Rangers to explo...

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Ranger Games

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 1-2pm
  • Soundview Park
  • O'Brien Ave. & Leland Ave., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature themed games.

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Ranger Games

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 1-2pm
  • Soundview Park
  • O'Brien Ave. & Leland Ave., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature themed games.

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35th Annual Nutcracker Ballet

  • Nov. 26, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Saturday, 11am, 3pm and Sunday, 2pm
  • Landmark on Main Street
  • 232 Main Street, Suite 1 , Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • $40; $28 children

See this slightly abridged and narrated performance of this holiday classic making it the perfect experience for children as young as 3. 

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Friday, 2pm; Saturdays, 7:30pm; Sundays, 2pm
  • Yorktown Stage
  • 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $25-$35

With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella trades in her rags for a gown and makes it to the royal ball in time for a dance with the prince before she must dash out by midnight. Will they find each other again? 

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Holiday Train Show

  • Nov. 12, 2022 - Dec. 04, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $10; $3 for members

See this special display of model trains traveling through countryside scenes featuring a mountain with a train tunnel, a ravine with a train trestle crossing over it, a stream, a model village, railroad crossings, and much more.

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The Nutcracker

  • Nov. 26, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022 , Saturday and Sundays, 7pm
  • Rudolf Nureyev Studio in the Historic Landmark City Center
  • 130 W. 56th St., 6th floor, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $53.92

The story of sweet little Clara, her toymaker uncle and a Nutcracker toy that transforms in a prince will captivate viewers of all ages.

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Star Quest!

  • Nov. 03, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm **CLOSED 11/24**
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID PLUS $10 and $5 for members

Calling brave explorers! Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. Solve ...

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Crafternoons at The Whaling Museum

  • Nov. 03, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm **CLOSED 11/24**
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • 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 the workshop. 

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Crafternoons at The Whaling Museum

  • Nov. 03, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , 11am-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St. , Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $6; $5 children and seniors

Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the museum workshop. Note: Not available Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day.

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Star Quest!

  • Nov. 03, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm **CLOSED 11/24**
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger plus $10 or $5 for members

Calling brave explorers! Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. Solve ...

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Crafternoons at The Whaling Museum

  • Nov. 03, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm **CLOSED 11/24**
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • 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 the workshop.

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Circus Vazquez

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 11, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm, Sundays, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm
  • Citi Field
  • 120-01 Roosevelt Ave., Corona
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $25

The show includes thrilling acts, like X Metal Riders and Super Tumblers, featuring performers from all over the world.

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CANCELED: Game On! @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Nov. 01, 2022 - Nov. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main Street, Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

For ages 7 and up. Game On! at the Village - Play video games on the big screen! No registration is required. A limited number of people may be all...

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Museum Minis

  • Nov. 02, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022 , Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • Included with admission: $10; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 1

Music, movement, stories, play, and fun with Jeannette! A special program for the youngest visitors, held in Toddler Beach. Limited to 12 guests (p...

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Sing Along with Willie DeVargas & the SUPER GIANT Creatures

  • Nov. 05, 2022 - Dec. 03, 2022 , Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • The Wild
  • 272 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Dance, clap & smile to the original music of this award-winning NYC teacher & artist, Willie DeVargas! 

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Girl Scouts of Suffolk County's 19th Annual Holiday Light Show

  • Nov. 26, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , Mondays-Thursdays, 5-9pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 5-10pm; Closed 12/24 and 12/25
  • Smith Point Park
  • 1 William Floyd Pkwy., Shirley
  • All Ages
  • $22 per car; $42 per mini-bus; $72 per school bus

Drive-thru more than 100 dazzling holiday-themed displays with five new displays designed by Girl Scouts in Suffolk County.

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Girl Scouts of Suffolk County's Enchanted Forest

  • Nov. 26, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , Saturdays and Sundays and 12/26-12/30, 5-9pm; Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Southaven County Park
  • Gerard Road, Yaphank
  • All Ages
  • $10 in advance; $15 at the door

Walk along 200ft of sparkling displays complete with music, games, hot cocoa, and a heated tent where you can grab a photo with Santa. 

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Tales & Tunes in Spanish & English with Miss Yolanda

  • Nov. 01, 2022 - Nov. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration is open for everyone. Parent/Caregiver part...

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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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Holiday Bricktacular

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 12-5:30pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm; 12/26-12/30, 10am-7pm
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
  • 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $27.99

Explore an indoor Winter Wonderland filled with all kinds of LEGO® holiday-themed creations made up of thousands of LEGO bricks. 

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Holiday Bricktacular

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm; Open daily from 12/26-12/29, 11am-5pm
  • LEGOLAND New York Resort
  • One Legoland Blvd., Goshen
  • All Ages
  • Admission starts at $67.99

Experience unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO® activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND®! 

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Santa Photos

  • Nov. 17, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , Sundays, 12-6pm; Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve, 10am-4pm
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Packages start at $39.95

Meet and take photos with Santa and walk through a 40ft tall Christmas tree- perfect for family photos and selfies! 

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Skylands Stadium Light Show and Christmas Village

  • Nov. 23, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Skylands Stadium
  • 94 Championship Place, Augusta
  • All Ages
  • $29; $79 VIP; free admission to Christmas VIllage

Enjoy more than two million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-through course and a Christmas Village where your family can skate, shop, travel through a walk-thru light tunnel, enjoy games, rides, photo ops, and more!

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Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , 6pm weekdays; 5pm weekends
  • Kensico Dam
  • 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
  • All Ages
  • $25 per car weekdays; $35 weekends

This Light Extravaganza returns bigger and better than ever with thousands of more lights, magical holiday animations and a live Santa! 

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Winter WonderLights

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , 5:30-10:30pm, daily
  • Middlesex County Fair Grounds
  • 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
  • All Ages
  • $30 per car

See twelve 20’ trees, 2 tunnels of lights, a tribute to first responders & US Armed Forces and tons of other stunning, larger-than-life holiday themed displays – all synchronized to the music playing in your car! 

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Shimmering Solstice at Old Westbury Gardens

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , 11/25-12/21: Friday-Sunday 5:30-9:30pm; 12/21-1/1: Wednesday-Sunday 5:30-9:30pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $34.95; $26.95, Senior Sundays (65+); $19.95 ages 2-13

This unforgettable walkthrough experience of holiday lights, sights, and sounds is set along Old Westbury Gardens’ beautiful paths and will lead you through their world-famous gardens. 

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Peace, Love & Lights powered by Healey Brothers

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , November 25-27; December 1-4, 8-11, and daily December 15-January 1, 2023, 5-10pm
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 200 Hurd Road, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $25-$35 per car

Turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow to experience a drive through holiday winter lights.

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Luminaries

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See schedule below
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

View a mesmerizing display of 640 twinkling custom lanterns that change in color and intensity.

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Barnaby Saves Christmas

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , Saturdays, 11am; 12/28-12/30, 11am
  • Theatre Three
  • 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10

Come join Santa, Barnaby, Franklynne and all of their friends set off on their journey to save Christmas, they meet some new friends along the way and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukah, and the holiday season. 

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Tales & Tunes

  • Nov. 07, 2022 - Dec. 19, 2022 , Mondays, 6-6:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration begins September 19 for HKDPL district resi...

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Magic of Lights

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , Sundays-Thursdays, 5-10pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-11pm
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh
  • All Ages
  • $20-$40 per standard vehicle

This dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience features favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations.

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Science Lab Jr.

  • Oct. 19, 2022 - Dec. 01, 2022 , Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Included with museum admission: $15

Gear up and get ready to try out some incredible science experiments while discovering the wonders of the Torah.

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Riverhead Holiday Light Show

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Splish Splash Waterpark
  • 2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton
  • All Ages
  • $25 per carload; $62.50 season pass per carload

Take a trip through Suffolk County's largest light show featuring dozens of dazzling, never-before-seen holiday themed displays to delight the entire family.

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Holiday Lights

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Open 5-9pm. See website for exact dates.
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
  • All Ages
  • Donations recommended

Take a winter stroll under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.

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Holiday Food Truck Market

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , 12-8pm, daily
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • cost varies

Shoppers will enjoy tasty treats and savory snacks at the holiday food truck market! Trucks will be parked on The Green, in the center of the mall,...

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Orchard of Lights

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 09, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Demarest Farms
  • 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
  • All Ages
  • $35 per car

Drive along 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa, take pictures with Santa, make your own S’mores, and more.

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Grab & Go Thanksgiving Craft

  • Oct. 15, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022 , Monday and Tuesday, 9am-6pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Sign up in person or by phone for a Thanksgiving Grab and Go craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make the ...

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A Dazzling Christmas Experience

  • Nov. 04, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022 , Mondays-Fridays, 11am-7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am-9pm
  • American Christmas
  • 30 Warren Place, Mt. Vernon
  • All Ages
  • $10 weekdays; $15 weekends

Immerse yourself in a 10,000 square-foot holiday walk-through: take a stroll through a Dickens holiday village, have a seat on Santa's chair, or take a photo with one of the 50+ mesmerizing animatronics or lighted scenes.

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Amaze Light Festival

  • Nov. 20, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Citi Field
  • 41 Seaver Way, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $44; $36 child. VIP: $94; $86 child

This wonderland of light is an all-immersive storybook experience highlighting five-themed worlds of displays and activities with 3D lighted decor and photo opportunities around every corner from dancing with festive trees to holiday music and dynamic live performances. 

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SPECTACULAR FACTORY NYC

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Mondays-Fridays, 12-10pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-10pm
  • ARTECHOUSE
  • 439 W 15th St., Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $25 and $17 for children ages 4-15; free admission for children younger than 4.

Immerse yourself in this interactive winter wonderland where you'll float among giant swinging bells, crash the party of a thousand nutcrackers, take a joyride through giant wreaths, and more.

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Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Long Island

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays, 10am-8pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, NYE, 10am-5pm
  • Samanea New York
  • 1500 Old Country Road, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $29.99-$89.99

Immerse yourself in more than 300 of the greatest works of artist Vincent Van Goghwitness including such instantly recognizable classics as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Café Terrace at Night,” as well as many revealing self-portraits.

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Holiday Lights

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $24.95 ages 3-12

Explore immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns, festive entertainment, seasonal treats, the Holiday Train, classic holiday music, and more. 

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Big Apple Circus

  • Nov. 09, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
  • Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $29.95

Experience the excitement of a dazzling new extravaganza: “DREAM BIG! featuring performances from King of the High Wire Nik Wallenda, comic daredevil Johnny Rockett, trapeze artist Elli Huber, and more!

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Lightscape

  • Nov. 16, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Open from 4:30-8:45pm. See website for exact dates. Closed November 21–22, 24, 28–29; December 5–7, 12, and 25; and January 3.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $40; $20 ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3

Celebrate the beauty of nature in winter with family and friends on an enchanting trail featuring over a million dazzling lights.

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The Hayrides

  • Oct. 06, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022 , Weekdays, 1-4; Weekends, 11am-4pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • $5

Families can get into the Halloween spirit by moo-ving and boo-ving around on a tractor.

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

  • Oct. 22, 2022 - Dec. 16, 2022 , See website for daily schedule
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
  • 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • Individual tickets start at $35

Experience a nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films.

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Rocking Chair Drum & Sing Along

  • Oct. 04, 2022 - Nov. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30am and 11:30am
  • The Wild
  • 272 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Sing, shake and drum along with multi-instrumentalist, Greg Stare as he inspires your little star to shine.

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MakeInspires STEAM Classes

  • Oct. 20, 2022 - Dec. 15, 2022 , Thursdays, 4-5pm
  • Chelsea Market
  • 75 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

MakeInspires, located at Chelsea Market, is offering complimentary courses for students to learn about coding and 3D printing in a fun and educatio...

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NYBG GLOW

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 14, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $39; $24 ages 2-12; free admission for children younger than 2

Discover the beauty of the grounds and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated across the Garden, along with fun-filled evening offerings featuring artistic, music, and pop-up performances.

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Illuminate The Farm

  • Nov. 11, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Fridays-Sundays, and daily between 12/26-12/29, 5-9pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $26.99; $17.99 youth

Expect a luminescent display consisting of lanterns inspired by theme parks and Chinese myths and legends. In addition, there will be various illuminated tunnels, illuminated swings (rideable) and plethora of other lights!

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Holiday Train Show

  • Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 16, 2023 , Tuesdays-Sundays and Monday federal holidays, 10am-6pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $35; $31 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $20 ages 2-12; free admission for children younger than 2

See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

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LuminoCity

  • Nov. 09, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 4:30-9:30pm **CLOSED HOLIDAYS**
  • Eisenhower Park
  • 1899 Park Blvd., East Meadow
  • All Ages
  • $32; $19 ages 3-12; $68 Lumi's VIP Fast Pass Ticket

Visit a world of magical light installations that brings art, light, and color to life through remarkable displays.

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Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

  • Oct. 28, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-8pm and Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9pm and November 24th, December 24th, 25th & 31st, 10am-5pm
  • Pier 36
  • 299 South Street, Lower East Side
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $38.50 per child and $54 per adult

The multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibition takes guests on a time-traveling adventure to Ancient Egypt exploring the story of King Tut – from his rule as a child pharaoh, to the discovery of his tomb and beyond.

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Suffolk Winter Lantern Festival

  • Nov. 04, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Fridays-Sundays, 5:30-9:30pm
  • Smithtown Historical Society
  • 239 E Main St., Smithtown
  • All Ages
  • $22; $12 youth

See a display of lanterns in the shape of flowers, animals, and many more; all handmade by artisans with decades of dedication to their craft.

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Let It Glow a Holiday Lantern Spectacular

  • Nov. 10, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023 , Thursdays, 4-8pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 4-9pm; Sundays, 4-8pm; Open daily 12/25-1/1
  • Bergen County Zoo
  • 216 Forest Ave. , Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $18; $9 children 3-17; free for children younger than 3

Walk through a dazzling display of larger-than-life, hand-constructed lanterns that celebrate culture, animals, and the warmth of the holidays.

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MONET’S GARDEN The Immersive Experience

  • Nov. 01, 2022 - Jan. 08, 2023 , Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-7:30pm; Thursdays and Sundays, 10am-9:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays
  • Wall Street
  • 30 Wall Street, Downtown Manhattan
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $33-$35; $25-$26 children 6-16; free for children 5 and younger

Go on a 360-degree journey through the history and work of one of the greatest and most influential painters of all time.

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Winter Lantern Festival's Drive Thru Adventure

  • Nov. 03, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023 , Thursdays-Sundays, 5-9pm
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $55 per car

This immersive drive-thru experience brings you an unforgettable display of lights, with lit tunnels and handmade Chinese lanterns inspired by space! 

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Sesame Street The Musical

  • Sep. 08, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Theater Row
  • 410 W 42nd St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $31.50-135.50

For the very first time, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, and the rest of your Sesame Street favorites appear in their very own musical featuring Sesame Street’s classic standards and new smash-hit songs by Broadway’s brightest song writers.

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Jumperoo

  • Oct. 04, 2022 - Dec. 27, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park Lake Grove
  • 3147 Middle Country Rd, Lake Grove
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $14.99 per child

Little ones will have the place to themselves to take on the Climbing Hill, Battle Beam, Warrior Course, giant LEGO building block area, trampolines and more.

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Bruno Munari: The Child Within

  • Oct. 06, 2022 - Jan. 14, 2023 , Friday and Saturday, by appointment
  • Center for Italian Modern Art
  • 421 Broome Street, 4th floor, Tribeca
  • All Ages
  • $15

The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) presents Bruno Munari: The Child Within. The show will focus on Munari’s children’s books and wil...

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Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

  • Oct. 09, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023 , Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12-5pm
  • Katonah Museum of Art
  • 134 Jay Street, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • $12; $6 seniors; free for children 12 and younger and members

Honoring the work of Jerry Pinkney (1939-2021), Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney features more than seventy illustratio...

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Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

  • Sep. 24, 2022 - Jan. 16, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $29.99 for adults and $24.99 ages 2-12

Solve puzzles, navigate mazes, shoot pizza into apartment windows, and more with your favorite green crime fighters!

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Open Squash: Junior Open House

  • Aug. 19, 2022 - Dec. 16, 2022 , Fridays, 4pm
  • Open Squash
  • 25 West 39th St, 5th Floor, Clinton
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Squash is for everyone ! Come and give this exhilarating, fitness-accelerating, strategy-sharpening racket game a try. Get on court with the super-...

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Public Ice Skating

  • Nov. 05, 2022 - Mar. 05, 2023 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9:3pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; $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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sag Harbor Whaling Museum's new exhibit “With Love, From Cape Hout to Sag Harbor”

  • Jul. 23, 2022 - Jul. 23, 2023 , 10am
  • Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
  • 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $8 adult admission

The SHWHM is delighted to announce the opening of its new exhibit “With Love, From Cape Hout to Sag Harbor”, an art exhibit featuring w...

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