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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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POST-PAUSE Tots Cooking Session 2, Class 1: 'WE BE JAMMIN'!

  • Aug. 06, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Pick blackberries, make jam, & take a jar home! Part of a series of 4 classes: August 6, 13, 20, and 27

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ONLINE: Marvel Madness Family Disco!

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Club KDR
  • Virtual Platform, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25 per family/device

Celebrating the superhero in all of us! Each virtual experience includes three rooms of fun: the Happy Feet Suite!, featuring a DJ; the You Di...

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VIRTUAL: Free Kids Painting Event

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12pm
  • Zoom Virtual Event - Sponsored by New York Life - Long Island General Office
  • 520 Broadhollow Road, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join for some SUMMER FUN at a free virtual painting event featuring artist Bob Parrillo, from Happy Little Brush Strokes. Please click the Zoo...

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VIRTUAL Marvel Madness Family Disco!

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Club KDR
  • 41 Convent Avenue, Suite 3K, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $25 per device

Celebrating the superhero in all of us! Each Virtual Experience includes three rooms of fun! The Happy Feet Suite featuring our DJ. The You Did It ...

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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 2: Wild & Wonderful Watermelons

  • Aug. 13, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Watermelon tasting, and make your own watermelon fruit salad using a wide variety of organic melons. Go on a watermelon scavenger hunt & season...

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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 3: SIMPLE SIMON MET A PIE-MAN

  • Aug. 20, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Make some fruit pies and eat them! Part of a series of 4 classes, August 6, 13, 20, and 27

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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 4: Naked tomatoes

  • Aug. 27, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve Farm
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Tomato tasting, learn about heirloom tomatoes, herbs and jar some to take home. Go on a tomato scavenger hunt & season your treasures with a fl...

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IN PERSON: Mad Science Summer Program LIVE!

  • Aug. 27, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider. They deliver unique experiences for children through innovative programs that are as entertai...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 12, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1-5pm
  • Bushwick Houses
  • 881 Flushing Ave., Bushwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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Summer 2020 Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts – Virtual Programs!

  • Jul. 27, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Varies by program
  • SUNY Purchase College
  • 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
  • Tween, Teen
  • Varies by prgram

The Purchase College summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts have been transformed into fun, engaging, and enriching virtual experiences! ...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 17, 2020 , Mondays, 1-5pm
  • Blake Avenue Play Street
  • Blake Avenue, Brownsville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 18, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-5pm
  • Red Hook Open Street
  • West 9th Street, Red Hook
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 06, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursdays, 8am-5pm
  • West 129th Street Play Street
  • West 129th Street, Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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ONLINE Live Puppet Shows

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 11am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Shows are free, donations accepted

Join Wonderspark Puppets every day during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live sessions on Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE DIY Puppet Workshops

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 4pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
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  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Classes are free, donations accepted

Join Wonderspark Puppets every day during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live sessions on Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE Special Summer Yoga Events

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 04, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3-3:45pm
  • Karma Kids Yoga
  • 16 Madison Square West, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 per household

Karma Kids Yoga will be hosting (5) special summer yoga events in your home via ZOOM! Each week will be a different theme. Attend as many as you li...

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ONLINE Painting with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 04, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $75

This class will focus on fun, simple creative compositions based on poems, nursery rhymes, and a different theme for each week. Mr. James will walk...

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VIRTUAL: SAT Math Prep

  • Jul. 21, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Let us help you get your best possible score on the math portion of the SAT. The College Board has scheduled a test at Fox Lane on Aug. 29. Fo...

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ONLINE Cartooning with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Aug. 05, 2020 , Wednesday, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
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  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $90

Learn the basics of cartooning with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention! Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE Anime with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 03, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $90

Learn the basics of anime with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention. Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE Teen Studio Art- Virtual!

  • Jul. 02, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Key to My Art!
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  • Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles to explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class! Gather up a...

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ONLINE Preschool - 3rd Grade Studio Art

  • Jun. 26, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5:15pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles as you explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class. The classes ...

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ONLINE FitKids with Miss Rachel for Children

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Amagansett Library
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  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Miss Rachel, a Certified  Personal Trainer and Youth Fitness Specialist, to explore movement through fun fitness challenge...

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ONLINE Virtual Girls Who Code

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Elwood Library
  • 1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to learn how to code from fun online tutorials and activities in a safe and supportive environment. N...

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I Love Street Art & Graffiti Workshops

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-12pm
  • Tuff City Styles Yard
  • 650 Fordham Road , Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $100-$150

I LOVE STREET ART & GRAFFITI with Lady K Fever. Tuff City will be offering socially distanced painting sessions facilitated by skilled graffiti...

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ONLINE The Dynamite Dinner Club SUMMER EDITION!

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 4-5:30pm and 6-7:30pm
  • The Dynamite Shop
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  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $30 per class

The Dynamite Dinner Club is a limited-size weekly 1.5 hour afternoon cooking class that delivers essential lessons and techniques and culminates in...

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ONLINE Toc Toc Spanish For Little Kids

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 11am and 2pm ages 0-5; 4pm beginners and 5pm advanced ages 6-12
  • Toc Toc Spanish
  • 50-54 45th St., Woodside
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $5

Join Toc Toc and learn Spanish through songs, puppets, and games. Non-Spanish speakers welcome! Please bring your favorite stuffed animal to t...

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ONLINE Pre-Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 12-12:40pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Students will be learning the correct method of holding pencils and the correct directionality of letters by using a virtual play-based curriculum,...

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ONLINE Digital Crafters Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:40am
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Connect the Dots Therapy will use natural and recyclable resources in your home to engage children with craft projects. Through creative, home...

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ONLINE Superhero's Digital Training Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-10:40am
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Get up and move! In this movement and core based class, children will learn yoga poses, balancing activities, and other strengthening techniques to...

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ONLINE Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 28, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:40pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20

Relevant to the current times, Connect the Dots Therapy will introduce the many purposes and beauty of the written language by creating writin...

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ONLINE Songwriting Program for Kids

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Kid Pan Alley
  • PO Box 38, Washington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

With schools, community centers and libraries being closed due to covid-19, Kid Pan Alley has decided to offer their songwritin...

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ONLINE Learn to Juggle

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Big Apple Circus
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

As long as you have a plastic bag, socks (or even a baby toy!) Big Apple Circus producer, Jack Marsh can teach you how to juggle. Learn how to jugg...

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Creative Movement for Kids at The Westchester

  • Mar. 15, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10-10:45am
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get your little ones to moving, learning basic movements and having fun! A parent or caregiver is required to attend and participate. 

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