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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 Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland.
Hear the stories of young refugees when CARTOGRAPHY asks what part we play in the lives of young people who set out into the unsure waters of their futures.
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
See how three inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinkers in Mrs. Greer’s class — Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist — save the day!
Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding indoor animals as well as birds of prey and barnyard.
Dream Performing Arts, the performing division of Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford, perform Chinese folk songs and authentic Asian dancing styles.
Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors.
Children will have a meal and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out.
Students will learn usage, mechanics, and rhetorical skills tested throughout the SAT Writing and ACT English tests but seldom touched on in school. Registration required.
Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!
Transform the museum with colorful creations, which will be on display through the annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!
Explore the fascinating international history of blue-and-white ceramics. Sculpt your own mini plates and bowls to decorate, keep warm in Wyckoff House Museum's cozy picture book nook, and play with traditional toys and games.
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
Make your own “tricky rat” puppets. Then go on a Dragon Walk with exciting PiP puppeteer and storyteller Luciano Cohen. Bring your rat puppets back to our parade on February 1.
Touch and feel soft, furry friends including the rabbit and guinea pig. Toddlers and parents/caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature.
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two film screenings, "King of the Wilderness" and "Selma."
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Children's Library Discovery Center presents "Freedom Fighters."
Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. Learn how to use a compound trinocular microscope. Registration required.
Ring in the Year of the Metal Rat with a celebration for the Lower East Side community, featuring live performances, karaoke, and DJ sets.
Join Open Shabbat, a free afternoon of programs for children and adults, including workshops in art, yoga, meditation, food, music, lectures, and more.
When Karagoz, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical neighbourhood tree, he and his friend are transformed into a donkey and goat, learning the importance of nature and protecting the environment along the way.
We are inviting smaller chefs (children ages 8 to 12) and their parents to our classroom. This is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together and learn valuable techniques that you can practice in your own kitchen, too!
Join Jungle Bob as he reads his new book, "Lenny, a most unusual reptile" and meet some real, live characters from the story. Grades K-2nd. Registration required.
Join A Time for Kids, to play, learn, and grow in this fun and fast-paced music, movement, and storytelling program. There will also be a craft. Ages 2-5.
Many species of birds live on the Garvies Point Museum preserve year-round, for some birds, this is their wintering grounds! Join a Garvies naturalist on a casual walk to observe these winter residents.
Join author Michele Wong McSween for a meet and greet at MOCA! Michele will teach English and Mandarin words from her new bilingual book, Gordon & Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year, where Gordon & Li Li learn about New Years' preparations, good luck foods, and special greetings for a happy and prosperous New Year. A special Year of the Rat bookmark craft and book signing will follow the reading! Best for children ages 3-5. Older and younger siblings welcome!
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian brush painting on ceramic tiles and vessels! Paint your Chinese Zodiac sign and explore calligraphy, fish...
Celebrate the passing of a new lunar year with an afternoon of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, a performance of the lion dance, dumplin...
Join Long Island Voyagers Day Camp at Massapequa Bowl where they will be interviewing all staff and registering new campers. Receive discounts...
Throughout history, humans have recognized that their security and survival depends on providing for themselves the four sacred, basic needs: shelt...
Evening of Improv with Rhino Comedy's professional house teams The Rhinos and The Hammerheads. A super fun evening of participatory comedy. Fam...
Join the Long Island Traditional Music Association for a fun-filled evening of dancing to live music for all ages. Bring the kids, the grandparents...
Meet some nocturnal animals and find out why they only come out at night.
Create a take-home, mixed-media urban landscape in this interactive gallery program for families.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year by following the lion through the woods. Be prepared to make some noise with games, trivia, crafts, and traditional stories.
Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and, of course, ballet.
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra plays a family-friendly range of classical music from across the globe.
This will be an informative discussion and exploration of menstruation and some of the products available for use. Adults and children ages 7 and older. Advanced registration required.
Each of the four races in the series will be 5K in length and will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. Register online.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by exploring the stories of unsung heroes from the Civil Rights Movement. First, investigate Civil Rights-era documents and artifacts from New York Historical's collection, then ask questions and interact with sources before translating stories to the stage in the form of a monologue or short play. At the end of the workshop, writers can submit their work to Writopia Lab's off-Broadway Worldwide Plays Festival! Ages 12 and up
Join this family-friendly event inspired by the “Frozen” films. Find out about arctic creatures, touch a walrus tusk and narwhal tusk, have fun creating lots of “Frozen” crafts, and enjoy a meet and greet with Elsa!
Happy New Year Family Disco! Come celebrate the 2020 New Year with laughter, fun, family and DANCING! Music by: DJ Jerry Dee Kids Dance Revolution,...
Interested in learning more about The Play Group Theatre? Join The Play Group Theatre for their third Open House of the season! Each Open House inc...
The differences between cats and dogs have never been funnier! In this hilarious new story "Bad Dog" by Mike Boldt, A little girl really,...
Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history ta...
The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years,"...
Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language!...
Create art, share ideas, listen to storybook readings, and enjoy live music as a family in this exciting series. This month, explore the striking s...
Visit the beautiful camp and learn about their program and facilities with their very knowledgeable team and directors.
Explore cool frogs, learn about amphibians in danger, create a cool craft and work on a scavenger hunt! Finish it off with a light evening snack and falling asleep next to your favorite indoor exhibit.
Create a brilliant compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric to honor Dr. King’s birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.
Using felt material and newsprint backdrops, create an animated mixed media experience.
Visit the store and make a Fast-Flying Glider to take home.
This is a special performance of ALL Shook Up especially for guests from Venture, Jawonio, The ARC and others. Featuring local talent performing th...
Shanghai Ballet comes to the David H. Koch Theater with its internationally prominent and critically acclaimed Grand Swan Lake.
Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum to honor the life and legacy of the iconic civil rights leader and celebrate themes of diversity, equality, freedom, and resistance.
The museum’s first Family Fun Night kicks off Balloon Days, a sensational five-day pop party, with special guest Winnie the Pooh.
ICEBERG . EXPLORATION is a dramatic dance musical which narrates a self internal exploration and growth through an adventure story.
Storytime fun for the whole family.
To celebrate the new decade, The Wayfarer is offering an oyster & martini pairing for $20.20. It includes ½ dozen oysters paired with a martini. The c...
Weaving together the tales of Horton the Elephant, Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Jojo, and many other familiar faces, Seussical transports you to places you can only dream about!
Seussical the musical Oh the thinks you can think! ...when you think about Seuss! Seussical is a fun and fantastical musical about friendship, unit...
This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. Registration required.
Grownups and their children (up to 3 years) explore America's past, present, and future in this lively and interactive tour. Singing, movement, texture exploration, and art-making in the galleries make for a memorable morning.
Get tips and tricks from an experienced instructor. Bring your decks and battle!
Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. Ages 18-36 months. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program.
Learn about the different kinds of buildings that are found in cities in this interactive and playful storytime.
Join us for three sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
At each meeting facilitators help to connect on the joys and challenges of motherhood and support each other through our own journey.
An hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
Early literacy, language development, socialization, and group play skills are introduced in this class. Ages 9-17 months. Registration required.
Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Mandarin and explore fun new themes!
These invigorating 2.5-hour cruises seek out some of the harbor seals and gray seals that come into the Sound each winter.
Snow White is a young woman whose stepmother is jealous of her beauty. When the magical mirror on the wall says that Snow White is the fairest of them all, the stepmother makes a plan to get Snow White out of the castle and out of her life forever!
Fathers (or other caregivers) and children can join Rye Nature Center for this fun-filled animal adventure.
Use sticks, leaves, moss, and other organic materials to construct a tabletop squirrel treehouse.
Children’s programs may include films, crafts, games, open play sessions, technology and other activities. Ages 3-5.
Make your Shabbat afternoon special and experience our community with workshops in art, yoga, meditation, food, music, lectures, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and indoor and outdoor play.
Using his collection of exotic instruments, percussionist Norberto Goldberg explores the tropical rhythms of Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond, and demonstrates how these beats have shaped and been shaped by other cultures. Ages 2-5 years.
Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions.
Take your pick from a variety of fun games and activities in the Main Gallery including: Jumbo Checkers, Giant Four-in-a-Row, Supersize Building Bl...
There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online.
Reconnect while talking about and making art together.
Make Winter Crafts- snowmen, penguins, polar bears, and more! Crafts available while they last - on a first come, first serve basis. Ages 4 & u...
A morning of free play, rhymes, songs, and stories that encourage early literacy skills for little ones from birth up to age 2 with a caregiver.
Join the library for an hour of song, stories, crafts, and play. For kids ages 3-5 years.
Learn American Sign Language through songs, stories, and play. Best for ages 0-18 months. Registration required.
A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop Miss Cindy's Toddler Time!
Develop your problem-solving skills using science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Have fun coding. Build an automatic street lamp, radio announcer, robots, remote control vehicles, and more. For grades 4 and above.
Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program.
Activities include music and movement, award-winning illustrated songbooks and games, counting, reading, creating simple rhythmic patterns, and coloring sheets to reinforce the Spanish vocabulary. Recommended ages 2-5 years.
Following the practices of guided and shared reading, participants will read one book throughout the month, taking turns to read aloud.
The children will use tablets to learn about and explore the importance of animal conservation. Then they will design and build their own sustainable communities using various interactive architecture building sets. For children ages 5-12.
Meet new moms, get support with all things breastfeeding and mothering. Ideal for moms with babies 0-1 year. To sign-up, and for more information, ...
Tour The Bridges Academy to learn about their academically enriched programs for toddlers through 8th graders.
A variety of sensory-related activities will be provided for babies to explore and grown-ups to bond with their little ones and meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 3-24 months.
Susan Levitt (a member of the Westchester Knitting Guild & seasoned knitting instructor) will be leading the group. Please sign-up in advance
Use a variety of recycled papers to create a collaged landscape.
This interactive, semi-improvised family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic theatrical twist on the traditional kids' show. When the main attraction doesn't show up, Pete enlists the help of the kids to provide prompts and control everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 55-minute laughfest.
Children ages 2-4 and their caregiver will play together, hear stories, and learn about enriching a child's life and increasing their early literacy skills. Limited tickets distributed 30 minutes prior to the program.
Stories, songs and crafts for 3-5 year olds. Make new friends and stay and play at the library after stories.
Stories are centered around a theme, children listen and discuss the topic, then create a project that ties in with the theme. Ages 4-5. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program.
Simple picture books, finger plays, felt stories, and traditional nursery rhymes encourage language development and instill a love of stories in children who are learning to talk.
Join the library for a Dungeons and Dragons session and play through the story quests provided by the Dungeon Master. Ages 10 and older.
Stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
Storytime with toys and interactive manipulatives to promote the development of cognitive and gross motor skills.
Hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun! For children with and without disabilities. A parent or caregiver must accompany children.
Enjoy an open space for teens to hang out, listen to music/DJ, craft station, homework help, movies, and more. Bring food and tell your friends!
This program offers stories, songs, and finger plays for young children from 3-4 years. First-timers: Please speak with an Elmhurst children's librarian before your first storytime.
Little chefs use real cooking tools as they make healthy and yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish.
Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes.
The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th year)! Come to this clean,...
Babies ages 6-18 months and their adult caregivers can enjoy a lap-sit program with simple stories, songs, and bouncing rhymes, and play with educational toys and games.
Take inspiration from the marvelous materials and methods of artist Anni Albers as you experiment with line, shape, and color in this tactile textile workshop.
Discover how the reef is like a thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns.
Flushing Town Hall presents “A Good Beginning, Here” a cross-cultural exhibition that illuminates 8 diaspora artists who can trace their roots back in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
An exploration of the music, movement, and themes of some of NYCB's most treasured repertory.
Zumbini is a beautiful, interactive, bonding, music and movement for children ages 0-4 with their caregiver. It is easy and Fun.
This program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Registration encouraged.
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