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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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IN PERSON PUMPKINS & POTIONS WITH DOC HARMON

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $9

Come in costume and learn how to carve a jack-o-lantern and make a magic potion! Advanced registration required. Ages 7 and older. 

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ONLINE Special Halloween Storytime @ Home

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 3:30pm
  • New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park West, New York
  • All Ages
  • pay as you wish

Join the museum via Zoom this Halloween, for a special spooooky "but not scary" Little New-Yorkers. Sing silly songs, dance the Monster M...

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ONLINE Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids: Blue Moon for Halloween!

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 11:30am-12pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Do your kids love the Planetarium? HRM does, too—and since we can’t get together under the dome yet, they will bring the Planetarium to...

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ONLINE and IN PERSON Museum of Arts and Design: Digital Drop-In - Halloween Festival

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • 2 Columbus Circle , Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $5

Grab your loved ones near and far and join the Museum of Arts and Design for a morning of digital autumnal fun! At 10am, create festive masks from ...

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IN PERSON Halloween at BCM

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm and 5pm
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $13

Wear your costumes for Halloween at Brooklyn Children’s Museum! Visitors will be able to trick or treat on BCM’s roof, and throughout t...

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IN PERSON Dia de los Muertos

  • Nov. 01, 2020, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm and 5pm
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $13

Wear your costumes for Halloween at Brooklyn Children’s Museum! Visitors will be able to trick or treat on BCM’s roof, and throughout t...

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IN PERSON and ONLINE East End Arts & LISC STEAM Collaboration: Georges Seurat - The Science of Color

  • Nov. 04, 2020, 2:15-3:15pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Suite 30, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • IN PERSON $25, $20 members; ONLINE $15, $10 members

Georges Seurat - The Science of Color with Judy Isbitiren LISC and Kathleen Ruscick EEA STEAM weekly workshop is a program that is a collaboration ...

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IN PERSON Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Making the Invisible Visible Exhibit

  • Nov. 06, 2020, 10am
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

BRIDGES, an Independent Living Center dedicated to advocacy and leadership on behalf of people with disabilities, was awarded a grant from Arts Wes...

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IN PERSON Doll Hair & Nails Spectacular

  • Nov. 07, 2020, 10-11am
  • American Girl Doll Store
  • 75 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $33

Join the American Girl store for a fun hair-styling & nail session in the Doll Hair Salon! Spend some time with expert doll stylists as th...

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ONLINE Morgan Explorers

  • Nov. 08, 2020, 2pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 225 MADISON AVE, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A forty-five-minute family program that combines teaching of simple crafts, live virtual object exploration, and is inspired by both the library an...

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ONLINE Virtual Fourteenth Annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

  • Nov. 14, 2020, 11am-2pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch online as your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators share their books during the annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair. Th...

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ONLINE Morgan Explorers

  • Nov. 22, 2020, 2pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 225 MADISON AVE, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A forty-five-minute family program that combines teaching of simple crafts, live virtual object exploration, and is inspired by both the library an...

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IN PERSON Trick or Sweet

  • Oct. 29, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , 12-8pm
  • Museum of Ice Cream
  • 558 Broadway, SoHo
  • All Ages
  • $39; $10 add-on for Trick or Sweet Experiance

No trick, just treats. The Museum of Ice Cream is celebrating Halloween and they’re inviting you to come in costume! Purchase the specia...

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IN PERSON Haunted Village in Southampton

  • Oct. 24, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 2-4pm
  • Southampton History Museum
  • 17 Meeting House Ln., Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; free for children 10 and younger

Visit a haunted Southampton Village inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls all on the grounds of the historic Rogers Mansion. The museum’s...

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IN PERSON Street Art For Mankind For Hunger

  • Oct. 09, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • New York City’s Midtown
  • 245 East 44th Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kashi is teaming up with the United Nations and Street Art for Mankind to help raise awareness for their shared vision of a world where everyone ha...

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ONLINE 'Nightmare on Main Street'- Exhibition

  • Oct. 16, 2020 - Nov. 07, 2020 , 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Huntington Arts Council
  • 213 Main Street, Huntington
  • Teen
  • FREE

Nightmare on Main Street is in its 9th year and remains a favorite of student artists. Students in grades 6-12 were invited to participate in this ...

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IN PERSON Spooky Weekend Crafts

  • Oct. 03, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays and Sunday, 12-4 pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children, active military with ID and members

Bring the kids, costumes encouraged! Every weekend in October, enjoy spooky self-serve crafts in the museum workshop. Free with admission!

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IN PERSON Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit

  • Sep. 10, 2020 - Dec. 28, 2021 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
  • Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement ...

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ONLINE Explore at Home

  • Oct. 13, 2020 - Nov. 24, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
  • 4881 Broadway, New York City
  • Tween, Teen
  • $10

Historic house museums partner on this six week virtual series to make suncatcher designs. explore textile-making. discover chemistry in art, and m...

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IN PERSON Re-opening

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
  • Queens Museum
  • 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Queens Museum has re-opened. Book your free tickets and see their new exhibitions!

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IN PERSON Mona Chalabi – 100 New Yorkers

  • Oct. 16, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • 185 Greenwich Street, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

By using hard data as the foundation of her art, multidisciplinary artist Mona Chalabi reconstitutes information that is often decontextu...

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IN PERSON Science Lab Jr.

  • Oct. 13, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Sundays-Thursdays, 11:30am and 3:30pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $15

Gear up and get ready to try out some awesome science experiments while discovering wonders of Torah. Ages 3+ Duration: Approximately 30 min.

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IN PERSON HAUNTED HALLWAY: A Collection of Creepy Curiosities

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Nov. 07, 2020 , Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4:30pm
  • Suffolk County Historical Society
  • 300 West Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $10 families; $5 adults; $3 seniors 60 and older; $1 children 17 and younger; free for memebrs

Visit...if you dare! The creepiest curiosities will have you looking over your shoulders as you meander the museum's halls.

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ONLINE Storytime with the Met

  • May. 07, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:15pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Each week, look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months – 6 years.

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IN PERSON Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2020

  • Sep. 05, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , 10am-4pm, daily
  • Tilly Foster Farm
  • 100 Route 312, Brewster
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Visitors venture back into history at the 19th-century Tilly Foster Farm and are treated to pure fun as they engage art to experience peace and joy. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy visiting the Kunekune pigs, alpacas, miniature horses and more.

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ONLINE and IN PERSON Family Gratitude Art Exhibit KIT

  • Oct. 01, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , All Day
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Express what you are grateful for through your art on the canvas and materials provided! Your paintings will be on display in the Meeting Room...

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ONLINE Virtual Family Adventures

  • Oct. 08, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 1–1:30pm and 4–4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Explore works of art in the museum's collection through interactive games and activities, designed for kids ages 4–8 and their careg...

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IN PERSON MoCA L.I.ghts

  • Oct. 03, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL
  • Village of Patchogue, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Village of Patchogue will turn into an open-air museum and arts destination for the public to enjoy safely on foot, by car, and online.

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IN PERSON Re-opening

  • Sep. 24, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Fridays-Mondays, 11am-4pm and Thursdays, 11am-8 pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Jewish Museum is re-opening and all visitors will enjoy free admission through December 31 with advanced reservations. 

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IN PERSON Opening of 'Presidential Dogs' exhibit.

  • Sep. 08, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
  • 101 Park Ave., Murray Hill
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 seniors, military, youth ages 13-24; $5 children younger than 12

The “Presidential Dogs” exhibition will look back on the different breeds of dogs that have lived at the White House. It will explore t...

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ONLINE Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit

  • Jun. 03, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • Free

This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high resolution images of real brains from differe...

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Transit Tots

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:15-11am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $10; $5 children ages 2-17

Young train enthusiasts explore themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and the city's subways and buses.

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IN PERSON Bagpipe Tribute

  • Sep. 09, 2020 - Sep. 08, 2021 , WEDNESDAYS, 1:30-2pm
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • The 9/11 Memorial Glade located on Memorial Plaza, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, fro...

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