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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 Yakety Yak 2

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 10-11am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss the book Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front lawn. For children in...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check them out at http...

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POST-PAUSE Yakety Yak 3

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 10-11am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss the book Project Droid: Science No Fair! by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front law...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check out http://...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 20, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check it out at http:/...

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POST-PAUSE Book Chat

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Tween
  • FREE

Discuss the book New Kid by Jerry Craft while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front lawn. For rising 4th through 6th graders only. Al...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 28, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check them out at http...

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IN PERSON: Mother Goose Storytime

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10-10:30am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 KIngs Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your blanket and join Miss Terri for simple stories, songs, and fingerplays in the cool shade on the library lawn. Hula-Hoops will be used as...

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Toddler Storytime

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your blanket and join Miss Terri for simple stories, songs and fingerplays in the cool shade on the library lawn. Hula-Hoops will be used as ...

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ONLINE Hans Christian Andersen Virtual Storytelling

  • May. 30, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Donations accepted

For over sixty years New York families have come together to listen  to stories in Central Park before the Hans Christian Andersen Statue, rai...

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ONLINE Virtual Bedtime Story Time

  • Jul. 13, 2020 - Aug. 10, 2020 , Mondays, 7-7:15pm
  • Hackensack Library
  • 274 Main Street, Hackensack
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Don’t miss this evening story time where Ms. Mari reads bedtime stories and helps you get ready for a good night’s sleep. Put on y...

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VIRTUAL: Bilingual Story Time

  • Jul. 15, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Looking for something different? We will be offering Bilingual Storytime in English and Spanish. Come and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in Engli...

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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 Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Throughout the summer
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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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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Sunday Author Story Time

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Sundays, 11:30am (Prospect Lefferts Garden) and 1:30pm (Fort Greene)
  • Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Garden/
  • 632 Flatbush Ave./686 Fulton St., Prospect Lefferts Garden/Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Authors and illustrators present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too! 

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ONLINE Story Time with Miss Margie

  • May. 13, 2020 - Apr. 15, 2021 , Thursdays, 7:30pm
  • Miss Margie
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Miss Margie for a free, fun and animated reading of some children's classics via Zoom! Parents and kids of all ages are welcome! NO ONE is...

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Teaneck Public Library
  • 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime.

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Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers

  • Sep. 06, 2019 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
  • Croton Free Library
  • 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing! 

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Staff Story Time

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with the youngest book lovers.

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