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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 Pumpkin Science

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 10-11:15am
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Meet several of APEC’s Ambassador Animals and spend some time preparing tasty treats for the critters using fall fruits and veggies.  Pr...

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IN PERSON Feeding Frenzy!

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $18

Meet several of APEC’s Ambassador Animals and spend some time preparing tasty treats for the critters using fall fruits and veggies.  Pr...

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IN PERSON PELLETS AND POTIONS

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $5 members

Bones, fur, feathers, and fun! This offbeat seasonal program will be an in-depth study of owls. Participants will meet a live owl, explore their ea...

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IN PERSON A Stable Life Presents: Cultivating Courage & Resilience In COVID Times: Daring With Horses

  • Nov. 01, 2020, 1- 3:30pm
  • Bergen Equestrian Center
  • 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
  • Adult
  • $97

If you are looking to Cultivate Courage & Resilience during COVID Times, then this socially distanced workshop is for you. Join Licensed and Ce...

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IN PERSON Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

  • Nov. 14, 2020, 10am-3pm
  • Highbridge Park
  • West 174th Street and Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights/Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike pa...

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IN PERSON TERRIFIC TURKEYS

  • Nov. 28, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $8; $5 members

Bones, fur, feathers, and fun! This offbeat seasonal program will be an in-depth study of owls. Participants will meet a live owl, explore their ea...

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IN PERSON GREAT PUMPKIN PATH

  • Oct. 03, 2020 - Nov. 01, 2020 , Tuesdays-Sunday, and Columbus Day, 10am-6pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2

Discover plentiful pumpkins and hordes of gourds along the twists and turns of the Great Pumpkin Path on the Conservatory Lawn, culminating wi...

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IN PERSON Boo at the Zoo

  • Oct. 01, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • All Ages
  • $9.95; $7.95 seniors 65 and older; $6.95 ages 3-12

PROSPECT PARK ZOO IS GOING BATTY EVERY DAY IN OCTOBER WITH HALLOWEEN-THEMED EDUCATIONAL (AND FUN) DECORATIONS. Download a spooky scavenger hunt and...

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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 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 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 GREEN MEADOWS FARM FALL 2020

  • Sep. 26, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Weekends, 11am-5pm
  • Aviator Sports and Events Center
  • Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park
  • All Ages
  • $12 ages 2 and older

Make your plans to visit the Green Meadows Farm outdoor events with a slew of cool activities. BROOKLYN’S FALL FARM EVENT includes with ...

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IN PERSON The Fall Escape by The Floral Escape

  • Oct. 02, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020 , Mondays–Fridays, 12–5pm; Saturdays-Sundays and Columbus Day, 10am–5pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $20; $14 ages 1-10; free for children younger than 1

"Fall in love" at the Fall Escape! Escape into a blissful fall floral fantasy with endless photo ops throughout your visit. Take a selfie...

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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 Volunteering at Sheldrake

  • Oct. 08, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 WEAVER STREET, LARCHMONT
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy summer’s last hurrah with the Sheldrake Environmental Center.  The season is coming to an end so now is the time to take it i...

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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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IN PERSON Sail to the Ellis Island Hospital Complex Hard Hat Tours with Statue Cruises

  • Oct. 31, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2021 , Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-1pm
  • Statue Cruises
  • Battery Park, New York
  • Teen, Adult
  • $69.25

Statue Cruises is the official operator of ferry service on behalf of the National Park Service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Batt...

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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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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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