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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 Animals A-Live: Checking the Traps

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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ONLINE Virtual Studio Tour with Sculptural Artist Aurora Robson and RoCA

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10

Join RoCA for a private studio tour with Sculptural Artist Aurora Robson on Aug. 11th. She explores ecological issues and the relationship between ...

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ONLINE Animals A-Live: Doves

  • Aug. 17, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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ONLINE Animals A-Live: Seining

  • Aug. 24, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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IN PERSON: Cover Crop

  • Aug. 02, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-5pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • FREE

Cover Crop, the farm's first-ever site-specific art installation, is by artist Aaron Asis, with support from Queens Council of the Ar...

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IN PERSON: The Dinos ROAR Again!

  • Jul. 23, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-4pm (by reservation only)
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 for ages 1-12

The Dinosaur Exhibit & Animal Adventure at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning is OPEN! Give us a call to plan your visit! 516-76...

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ONLINE Youth Art Connection

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 12, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2–4pm
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • , Long Island City
  • Teen
  • FREE

The 2020 Youth Art Connection (YAC) program will take place via Zoom and welcomes applications from NYC high school students, with preference given...

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ONLINE H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate art and get outdoors this summer with H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break! Explore a variety of different techniques and art materials as you ...

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ONLINE Kindness Storytime

  • Jul. 17, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 4-4:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook live for a new story on kindness and diversity every week!

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ONLINE Museum Minis

  • Jul. 09, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-10:50am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join WCM for singing, finger plays, movement exercises, and silly fun in this online adaptation of one of their most beloved drop in programs,...

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ONLINE WCM At Home: New Activities!

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 5-5:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

WCM is bringing the Museum home to you until they can open their doors! Each week, they'll launch new STEAM activities!

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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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ONLINE Kohl Kids Live: Wednesday Facebook Live Activity

  • May. 06, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30-11:45am
  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the musuem for a video presentation of an activity you can do at home that replicates learning from one of their 17 interactive exhibits. Brin...

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Survival: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , Mon - Fri, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Survival: The Exhibition features a zipline, ropes course and museum displays that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive and safe place for visitors of all ages to learn and test essential survival skills. Topics explored include first aid, water safety, navigation, fire, and preparedness.

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Orangetown Suffragist

  • Apr. 19, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays, 1-4 or by appointment
  • Orangetown Historical Museum
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE Admission is free, donations appreciated

Orangetown Suffragist honors the women of Orangetown that were engaged in this national movement and the legacy they have left us. 

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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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