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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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POST-PAUSE Tots Cooking Session 2, Class 1: 'WE BE JAMMIN'!

  • Aug. 06, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Pick blackberries, make jam, & take a jar home! Part of a series of 4 classes: August 6, 13, 20, and 27

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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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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 2: Wild & Wonderful Watermelons

  • Aug. 13, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Watermelon tasting, and make your own watermelon fruit salad using a wide variety of organic melons. Go on a watermelon scavenger hunt & season...

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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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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 3: SIMPLE SIMON MET A PIE-MAN

  • Aug. 20, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Make some fruit pies and eat them! Part of a series of 4 classes, August 6, 13, 20, and 27

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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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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 4: Naked tomatoes

  • Aug. 27, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve Farm
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Tomato tasting, learn about heirloom tomatoes, herbs and jar some to take home. Go on a tomato scavenger hunt & season your treasures with a fl...

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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: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 12, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1-5pm
  • Bushwick Houses
  • 881 Flushing Ave., Bushwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 17, 2020 , Mondays, 1-5pm
  • Blake Avenue Play Street
  • Blake Avenue, Brownsville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 18, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-5pm
  • Red Hook Open Street
  • West 9th Street, Red Hook
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 06, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursdays, 8am-5pm
  • West 129th Street Play Street
  • West 129th Street, Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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POST-PAUSE Sunflower Festival

  • Jul. 25, 2020 - Aug. 23, 2020 , 11am-12:30pm, daily
  • Garden Of Eve Farm
  • 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $7.95 pp which is the Fun Fields Admission fee; FREE FOR CSA MEMBERS and for children younger than 2

Visit the only certified organic U-pick sunflower field on Long Island! This 5 acre sunflower field has more than 100,000 flowers! Admission i...

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POST-PAUSE Kids N Critters Program

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-2:30pm ages 4-7; 3:30-5pm ages 8-13
  • A Kitten Kadoodle Coffee Cafe
  • 600 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $5 adults

Kids N Critters Program has classes every Saturday- two sessions for two different age groups. Meet new animals each week! Please visit their websi...

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POST-PAUSE Maritime Aquarium Cruises: Norwalk Islands Cruises

  • Jul. 05, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $31.50; $26.50 members

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 Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Sep. 07, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $35 ages 13 and older; $25 ages 3-12; $5 ages 2 and younger

Get ready for an interactive and educational 2 hour adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer.  It’s a fascinating way to discover the ecol...

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CANCELED River Explorers - Hudson River Family Seining

  • Jun. 06, 2020 - Sep. 19, 2020 , Saturdays, 12-3pm **NO SESSION 7/4 and 9/5**
  • Center for the Urban River at Beczak
  • 35 Alexander St, Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Wade into the river to catch and release critters! Registration required. 

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Riverside Green Club

  • Apr. 30, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4/30, 5/27, 6/25, 7/29, 8/26, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Riverside
  • 127 Amsterdam Avenue, Lincoln Square
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn about the environment, green/renewable energy, and gardening with some hands-on activities.

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KIDS GET COSMIC

  • May. 09, 2020 - Sep. 18, 2020 , 10am–5:30pm, daily; Guided Activities: Weekdays, 1:30–5:30pm and Saturdays-Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Weekdays: $23; $20 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $10 children 2–12; free for members and children younger than 2; Weekends: $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2–12

Kids and thair families embark on an adventure to observe the natural environment while learning about the life and work of Yayoi Kusama.

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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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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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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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