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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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ONLINE Meet the Schneiders

  • Jan. 26, 2021, 4-5pm
  • Tenement Museum
  • 97 Orchard st., New York
  • All Ages
  • $15 per device; free for members

Journey back in time to 1874 to visit Schneider’s Saloon in the basement of 97 Orchard Street, located in the heart of “Little Germany....

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ONLINE TRANSIT TOTS

  • Jan. 26, 2021, 10:15-10:30am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Kids can kick-start their morning with Transit Tots! Join Museum educators for songs, stories, and activities for the youngest transit fans. Recomm...

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ONLINE Lunar Landers

  • Jan. 26, 2021, 3-4pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

What might be difficult about landing on the Moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering ...

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ONLINE Architecture at Home: Windows: The Eyes of a Building

  • Jan. 27, 2021, 4-4:45pm
  • Center for Architecture
  • 536 LaGuardia Place, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with these free, live online Architecture at Home workshops led by Cente...

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ONLINE Moore Family

  • Jan. 28, 2021, 7pm
  • Tenement Museum
  • 97 Orchard St., New York
  • All Ages
  • $10 per device; free for members

Travel back to 1860's New York to visit Joseph and Bridget Moore, Irish immigrants living with their children at 97 Orchard Street. As on the I...

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ONLINE Journey to Space

  • Jan. 28, 2021, 3-4pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

What might be difficult about landing on the Moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering ...

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ONLINE Architecture at Home: Windows: The Eyes of a Building

  • Jan. 29, 2021, 11-11:45am
  • Center for Architecture
  • 536 LaGuardia Place, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with these free, live online Architecture at Home workshops led by Cente...

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IN PERSON Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10; $9 members

Do you love to invent and create new contraptions out of ordinary objects? Do you like to laugh and be silly? In this engineering workshop, you wil...

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ONLINE Architecture at Home: Façade: The Face of a Building

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 11-11:45am
  • Center for Architecture
  • 536 LaGuardia Place, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with these free, live online Architecture at Home workshops led by Cente...

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ONLINE Open Studio from Home: Marisol

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 11-11:40am
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

You are invited to Open Studio From Home, free weekly online art classes with Whitney Educators! Participants will experiment, create, and learn to...

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ONLINE Meet Victoria Confino

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 4-5pm
  • Tenement Museum
  • 97 Orchard St., New York
  • All Ages
  • $15 per device; free for members

Journey back in time to 1916 and learn from an actor playing Victoria Confino, a real 14-year-old girl who immigrated to the United States in 1913....

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ONLINE Baldizzi Family

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Tenement Museum
  • 97 Orchard St, New York
  • All Ages
  • $10 per device; free for members

Visit the 1930's home of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, immigrants from Sicily who lived at 97 Orchard Street with their children, Josephine and...

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IN PERSON Make a Dreamcatcher - Family Activity

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 12-2pm
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $2 with Museum Admission: $16; $14 children, seniors, Military Personnel, Volunteer Firemen & Non-Ambulatory Visitors

Winter brings lots of things – hot chocolate, snow, and since it gets dark early, lots of stars are visible in the sky too! Since the night r...

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ONLINE Virtual Learning with the Intrepid Museum: Codebreakers!

  • Feb. 02, 2021, 3-4pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Students will learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its time of service. Testing their wits, students will have t...

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ONLINE Living History @ Home: Black Women and the Suffragist Movement

  • Feb. 03, 2021, 3-4pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Black History Month! Read Mae Among the Stars—written by Roda Ahmen and illustrated by Stasia Burrington—and le...

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ONLINE Virtual Learning with the Intrepid Museum: Space Pudding

  • Feb. 04, 2021, 3-4pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Students will learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its time of service. Testing their wits, students will have t...

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IN PERSON Mornings at NCMA for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

  • Feb. 06, 2021, 9:45-10:45am
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • Teen, Adult
  • $15; $10 seniors; $5 students

Mornings at NCMA, an access program for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder) ages 13 – 25, to be acc...

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ONLINE Reading into History @ Home: The Journey of Little Charlie

  • Feb. 07, 2021, 2-3pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Tween
  • FREE

Discuss Newbery Medal Winner Christopher Paul Curtis’ historical fiction The Journey of Little Charlie. A teenaged son of ...

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ONLINE Kids-Only Trivia!

  • Feb. 09, 2021, 4:30pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary
  • $5 donation greatly appreciated

Geared for Grades 2-5. Enjoy a wide range of questions to show off your knowledge skills in a fun, friendly, virtual competition. Winner earns muse...

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ONLINE Trivia For Kids

  • Feb. 09, 2021, 4:30pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 suggested donation

Geared for Grades 2-5.  Enjoy a wide range of questions to show off your knowledge skills in a fun, friendly, virtual competition. W...

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ONLINE Living History @ Home: Black Soldiers & the USO

  • Feb. 10, 2021, 3-4pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Do you know about the USO? Founded in 1941, the United States Organization (USO) has provided entertainment and services to American servicemembers...

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ONLINE Edward Hopper: A Virtual Lecture (via Zoom)

  • Feb. 11, 2021, 7-8pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • Adult
  • $10

Edward Hopper: A Virtual Lecture (via Zoom) with Juliana Roth, Chief Storyteller, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center This first lecture ...

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ONLINE Virtual Night with the Museum

  • Feb. 12, 2021, 8-9pm
  • AKC Museum of the Dog
  • 101 Park Avenue , New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The AKC Museum of the Dog strives to educate people on the many role’s dogs play in our lives, and the ways in which they have impacted our h...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Feb. 13, 2021, 5pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • , New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 per person

Grab your magic wands for a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magic...

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IN PERSON Cupid's Color Lab

  • Feb. 13, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10; $9 members

Would you like to make a valentine for someone special in your family? Are you excited by beautiful chemical reactions? In this half chemistry, hal...

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ONLINE Living History @ Home: Lincoln in the Time of Crisis

  • Feb. 15, 2021, 1-2pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Do you know about the USO? Founded in 1941, the United States Organization (USO) has provided entertainment and services to American servicemembers...

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ONLINE Beware the Kraken Virtual Craft Workshop

  • Feb. 17, 2021, 11am
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $5 donation greatly appreciated

What has an eye the size of a dinner plate? The giant squid of course! Tales of giant squid terrorized mariners for centuries. Discover terrifying ...

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ONLINE #MetKids Illustrator Series: Lulu Delacre

  • Feb. 18, 2021, Anytime
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

#MetKids Illustrator Series will include doodling activities in the galleries, explanations of illustrating techniques, comics about the Museum, an...

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IN PERSON Watch Mars Landing Live!

  • Feb. 18, 2021, 1:45-2:45pm
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Charles Lindbergh Blvd. , Garden City
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $16; $14 children, seniors, Military Personnel, Volunteer Firemen & Non-Ambulatory Visitors

After nearly 300 million miles (470 million km), NASA’s Perseverance rover completes its journey to Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. But, to reach the ...

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ONLINE Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea

  • Feb. 19, 2021, 11am
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $5 donation greatly appreciated

Celebrate winter with these mysterious arctic whales. Learn all about these elusive creatures and how their tusks inspired legends of unicorns. Tra...

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IN PERSON Mornings at NCMA for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

  • Feb. 20, 2021, 9:45-10:45am
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • Teen, Adult
  • $15; $10 seniors; $5 students

Mornings at NCMA, an access program for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder) ages 13 – 25, to be acc...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Kids

  • Feb. 20, 2021, 4pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • , New York
  • Tween, Teen
  • $19 per person

Just because your stuck at home doesn't mean your family still can't go around the world! This virtual adventure will send you off to explo...

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IN PERSON Density Disco Dance

  • Feb. 20, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10; $9 members

Have you ever seen a groovy lava lamp and wondered what was inside? Do you love to move & groove to disco music? Travel back in time 50 years t...

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ONLINE Living History @ Home: On the Journey to Freedom

  • Feb. 24, 2021, 3-4pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Did you know that most enslaved men and women who ran away to freedom relied largely on their own ingenuity and skills? Join the museum online as h...

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ONLINE Family Virtual Trivia

  • Feb. 25, 2021, 7pm
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $5 donation greatly appreciated

Every other Thursday, join the museum for a night of fun and friendly competition (it's not just whaling!). Podium winners earn museum passes! ...

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IN PERSON Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

  • Jan. 16, 2021 - May. 09, 2021 ,
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $24.99; $21.99 seniors 62 and older; $19.99 ages 2-12

The beloved television series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood comes to life at Liberty Science Center this January!  Follow along with ...

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ONLINE Little New-Yorkers @ Home: Terrific Trains

  • Jan. 26, 2021 - Jan. 29, 2021 , Tuesday and Friday, 3:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the museum via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dan...

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ONLINE Little New-Yorkers @ Home: Mae Among the Stars

  • Feb. 02, 2021 - Feb. 05, 2021 , Tuesday and Friday, 3:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Celebrate Black History Month! Read Mae Among the Stars—written by Roda Ahmen and illustrated by Stasia Burrington—and le...

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ONLINE Winter Break Virtual History Days

  • Feb. 16, 2021 - Feb. 19, 2021 , 10am-2pm, daily
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
  • 421 E. 61st St., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $35 per day or $100 for all sessions

Each day your child will learn about a specific aspect of 19th-century life. The museume will provide a box of supplies and lead live art, cra...

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IN PERSON Gift in The Wound

  • Jan. 29, 2021 - Feb. 07, 2021 , January 30 and February 6, 1-6 pm or by appointment
  • Flux Factory
  • 39-31 29th St, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Gift In The Wound highlights the work of artists who have confronted their fears, traumas, and shadows, and emerged on the other side with...

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ONLINE Stories and Crafts with the East Hampton Library

  • Jan. 25, 2021 - Feb. 08, 2021 , Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Guild Hall of East Hampton
  • 158 Main St., East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join storytellers and creatives from Guild Hall and the East Hampton Library for a family hour of stories, gallery tours, and art workshops. At eac...

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IN PERSON Beyond Rubik's Cube

  • Jan. 13, 2021 - Apr. 19, 2021 , Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm; 1/18, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $6 plus admission: $24.99; $21.99 ages 62 and older; $19.99 ages 2-12

After years on a worldwide tour, Beyond Rubik’s Cube has returned home to Liberty Science Center! Beyond Rubik&rs...

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IN PERSON Prismatica

  • Jan. 11, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2021 , Anytime
  • Garment District Alliance
  • Broadway pedestrian plazas between 39th and 40th Streets, Garment District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Visit the Garment District Alliance to experience Prismatica, an immersive installation comprised of 25 pivoting prisms that reflect the ...

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IN PERSON Winter Craft Workshop

  • Jan. 09, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2021 , Saturdays, 12-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older, youth 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and Active Military with ID

Bring the kids to this workshop for self serve winter-themed crafts. Please note space is limited to no more than 15 people in the workshop at...

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ONLINE Virtual Family Studio Art Workshop: Portrait and Nature

  • Jan. 09, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2021 , Saturdays, 1:30pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Using your photo as a guide, create a self-portrait in the colors of the landscape of your birthplace. Then collage your drawing onto a background&...

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GATHER: Conversations led by Black and Indigenous Change-makers in Suffolk County

  • Jan. 25, 2021 - Feb. 15, 2021 , Mondays, 7-8:30pm
  • Guild Hall of East Hampton
  • 158 Main St., East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • Entire series: $140 ($105 Members) Single session: $35

GATHER is a celebration of the East End’s diversity, a recognition of fault and colonization, and, most importantly, an opportunity to build ...

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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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IN PERSON Science Lab, Launches to Space

  • Jan. 10, 2021 - Feb. 11, 2021 , Sundays: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm; Mondays-Thursdays: 11:30am and 3:30pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

What do astronauts, asteroids; orbit, galaxy and the Jewish Children's Museum have in common? Simply put! The Jewish Children's Museum is l...

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IN PERSON Student Art Festival 2021; PAST-PRESENT

  • Jan. 16, 2021 - Feb. 21, 2021 , Fridays-Sundays, 12-5pm
  • Guild Hall of East Hampton
  • 158 Main St., East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Guild Hall Student Art Festival (SAF) is a beloved tradition that encourages and showcases the artistic achievement and imagination of students...

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IN PERSON and ONLINE Cook or Craft Take-Home Kits

  • Jan. 01, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2021 , any time
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Adult, All Ages
  • $10 per kit to be picked up at museum, virtual lesson is free

NEW SEASONAL OFFER: SAILOR’S VALENTINE Did you know that whalers brought home a special souvenir for their loved ones called a Sailor’s...

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ONLINE Global Arts for Global Kids I

  • Jan. 11, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021 , Premieres on Mondays, 2pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Flushing Town Hall's master Teaching Artists offer online classes, as their free series Global Arts for Global Kids I (GAGK I) returns with the...

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IN PERSON Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2021 , Fridays, 10-11 for members and age 65+ and immunocompromised; Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturdays–Sundays, 11am-5pm
  • New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $22; $17 Seniors/Educators/Active Military; $13 students; $6 ages 5-13; free for college students with ID and children 4 and younger; pay as you wish on Fridays from 6-8pm

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the reno...

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IN PERSON and ONLINE 'Hollywood Dogs' Exhibit

  • Jan. 06, 2021 - Apr. 11, 2021 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-6pm
  • American Kennel Club Museum
  • 101 Park Ave, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 seniors 65 and older, students 13-24, and active military; $5 children younger than 12; free for virtual tour

Take a closer look at your favorite Hollywood dogs at this exhibit.

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IN PERSON '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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IN PERSON DC Superheroes

  • Sep. 17, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021 , Thursdays-Fridays, 10am–4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Included with admission: $24.99; $21.99 seniors 62 and older; $19.99 ages 2-12

Calling all super heroes! You’re needed in LSC's newest adventure for kids, DC Super Heroes. Join your favorite heroes from...

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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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