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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 Indigenous Perspective Canoe Series

  • Oct. 04, 2020, 1pm
  • Billy Joel Park & Boat Ramp
  • 100-198 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $45

Moskehtu Consulting Presents “Long Island Indigenous Perspective Paddle Tour at Conscience Point” sponsored by Southampton Hi...

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IN PERSON Town of Clarkstown Bonfire Story Time & Marshmallow Roasting

  • Oct. 09, 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Congers Lake Memorial Park
  • 8 Gilchrest Road, Congers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Fire Pit (Lake Side). Open to all Clarkstown residents. Participants must follow the NYS social distanc...

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ONLINE Party for the Planet: Birds!

  • Oct. 10, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate feathered critters, conservation, and community as Party for the Planet 2020 goes virtual! This special event offers you and your family ...

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IN PERSON Town of Clarkstown Family Campout

  • Oct. 02, 2020 - Oct. 03, 2020 , 4pm-10am
  • Congers Lake Memorial Park
  • 8 Gilchrest Road, Congers
  • All Ages
  • $25 per adult; $20 per child under 18

All families that are Clarkstown residents are invited to participate in this overnight. Adults must be present to supervise any youth under 18. In...

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IN PERSON Indigenous Perspective Canoe Series

  • Sep. 26, 2020 - Oct. 03, 2020 , Saturdays, 8am; 7:30am arrival
  • Conscience Point
  • 1640 Conscience Point Road, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $45

Moskehtu Consulting Presents “Long Island Indigenous Perspective Paddle Tour at Conscience Point” sponsored by Southampton Hi...

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IN PERSON It's My Park: Mondays

  • Sep. 14, 2020 - Sep. 28, 2020 , Mondays, 10:15am-12:45pm
  • Prospect Park
  • Parkside Plaza at Parkside Ave, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Prospect Park for special It's My Park Day community volunteer events, where groups and individuals can help sustain the pa...

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IN PERSON Maze by Moonlight

  • Oct. 03, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , 10/3 and 10/24, 5:30-9:30pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 ages 12 and younger

Bring your flashlight and navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night!

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IN PERSON Art on the Farm

  • Sep. 26, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , Saturdays, 12-4pm
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the The Randall’s Island Park Alliance for unique family (to-go!) art projects inspired by the Urban Farm! Visitors can collect pre...

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IN PERSON Boo at the Zoo

  • Oct. 01, 2020 - Nov. 01, 2020 , Thursdays through Sundays and Monday, October 12 10am-5pm
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $29.95 children 3-12; free for members

Enjoy a day of fun including traditional favorites such as daily magic and mind reading shows, professional pumpkin carving demos and more.

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IN PERSON Fall Fun

  • Sep. 26, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day, 10am-5pm
  • SCHMITT'S FAMILY FARM
  • 6 Bagatelle Road, Dix Hills
  • All Ages
  • $5

Bring the family for pumpkin picking, hayrides, the animal train ride, apple cider donuts, roasted corn, and more.

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IN PERSON The Amazing Maize Maze

  • Sep. 18, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays in September, Fridays-Sundays in October, and Monday October 12, 11am-4:30pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $12; $8 ages 12 and younger

Get lost in NYC's only corn maze- all 3 acres of it!

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IN PERSON Green Team 2020

  • Sep. 12, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 8:30-10:30am
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best. Advanced registration is required.

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IN PERSON Kayaking

  • Aug. 19, 2020 - Oct. 14, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 4
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. Advanced registration required. 

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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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IN PERSON Explore the grounds of the William Floyd Estate

  • Sep. 04, 2020 - Nov. 09, 2020 , Fridays-Mondays, 9:30am-4:30pm
  • FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE at William Floyd Estate
  • 245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore the grounds of the 613-acre William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach! Stop by the Ranger Office at the Old Mastic House for information ab...

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IN PERSON Free Nature Trails & Tours

  • Aug. 28, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , 11:30am-4pm, daily
  • Kadampa Meditation Center New York World Peace Temple
  • 47 Sweeney Rd, Glen Spey
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy walking on the grounds, including nature trails, pond, streams and soft springy moss and relax in the outdoor seating areas and hidden nature benches.

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IN PERSON Teen Game Zone

  • Aug. 21, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park
  • 2640 Grand Concourse , Bronx
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens learn new games, meet new people, and stay active in a safe environment.

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POST-PAUSE Living Lights

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $26.95 adults 13-64; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 children ages 3-12

Meet amazing animals with the natural ability to glow in the dark in “Living Lights,” a special exhibit open now in The Maritime Aquari...

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POST-PAUSE Farmers Market

  • May. 17, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-2pm
  • Cunningham Park
  • 200-00 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows, Fresh Meadows
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Small scale farms and local food makers are back in Cunningham Park, Queens for the 2020 season. Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, shop for local fruit...

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Activity Table

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Drop-in for family-friendly botanical-themed arts and crafts at the weekend Activity Table. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

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POST-PAUSE Cruises

  • Aug. 11, 2020 - Aug. 11, 2021 , 8:30am-5pm, daily
  • Castle Clinton
  • Battery Park, New York
  • All Ages
  • $19.25; $14 seniors 62 and older; $9 children 4-12 years; free for children three years and younger

A trip on Statue Cruises to Liberty Island allows individuals to enjoy Liberty Island with plenty of outdoor space to safely explore the island and the spectacular views of New York Harbor.

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Cortelyou Greenmarket

  • Dec. 01, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 8am-3pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Cortelyou Road and Rugby Road, Ditmas Park
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop at the market, recycle old clothes, and drop off your food scap compost. 

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Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

  • Nov. 29, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 8am-4pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave, West Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop fresh produce, flowers, and more. Drop off your food scrap compost and bring clothing to be recycled. 

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