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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 Storytime With Captain Jack: Manic Monday

  • May. 25, 2020, 7-7:45pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Watch Captain Jack teach proper hand washing techniques, sing, teach pirate words that begin with V, teach how to make a miniature treasure chest, ...

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ONLINE Storytime With Council Member Francisco Moya

  • May. 26, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Queens Public Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for a storytime with Council Member Francisco Moya. Watch live on Facebook.

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ONLINE Nature's Nursery: Cats! via Facebook Live

  • May. 28, 2020, 4pm
  • The White Memorial Conservation Center
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Donations accepted

Join The White Memorial Conservation Center for a special program designed for young nature lovers aged 3-6 years old. Education Director Carrie Sz...

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ONLINE Virtual Storytime: Transportation

  • May. 29, 2020, 11:30am
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
  • 421 East 61 Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the museum for a virtual storytime. Read picture books about transportation and play an online game. Everyone welcome, but designed ...

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ONLINE Story Time: Ingela P. Arrhenius presents A Forest’s Seasons

  • May. 30, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Inspired by the stories her father told her about moving from Puerto Rico to New York as a child, Zara González Hoang’s author-illustr...

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Nature Story Time

  • Jun. 20, 2020, 10-10:30am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5 per child; free for members and children younger than 2

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors.

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary

  • May. 29, 2020 - Jun. 05, 2020 , Fridays, 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!

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ONLINE Virtual Surprise Storytime

  • May. 13, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11am
  • PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD LIBRARY
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Who will it be? Tune in for a special storytime with different readers each week on Facebook! From your favorite PML librarians to celebrities, you...

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ONLINE 92Y VIRTUAL PLAYTIME

  • May. 13, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2pm and Sundays, 11am
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join 92Y for a delightful 30-minute, interactive class that will keep your little one engaged and inspired. This innovative virtual playtime i...

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ONLINE James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends

  • May. 18, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm
  • YouTube
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  • All Ages
  • Donations accepted

Join Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi as he reads James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, in full across 10 episodes, to raise money...

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ONLINE TODDLER STORYTIME with Linnea on Facebook Live

  • Mar. 31, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10am
  • Larchmont Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Visit the Larchmont Public Library YoutTube channel to get a boredom buster from Miss Rebecca (Head of Children's Services) and her son Go...

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ONLINE FAMILY BEDTIME STORIES with Linnea on Facebook Live

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 7pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Want to wind down with the family? Join Children’s Librarian Linnea for a special Bedtime Story program over Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE LIVESTREAM: Broadway Ballet (Ages 2-6)

  • Apr. 28, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Fridays, 10am
  • Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens
  • Virtual, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12

Broadway Ballet (Ages 2-6) combines story time with music and movement! After listening to the days story, elementary Ballet skills are introduced,...

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ONLINE Creative Clubhouse Stories with Caitlyn

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2020 , Thursdays, 11:30am
  • New York City Children's Theater
  • 340 E 46th St, New York
  • Young elementary
  • $10

Join New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) Teaching Artist, Caitlyn McCain for a digital, interactive and accessible storytime class that ...

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Story Play

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington
  • 203 Arlington Ave., East New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for your favorite stories, songs, and rhymes.

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Babies and Books

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1pm and 2pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join the library for songs, fingerplays, stories, and more. Ages 0-18 months. This program requires online registration.

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Toddler Time

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Canarsie
  • 1580 Rockaway Pkwy., Canarsie
  • Baby
  • FREE

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

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Babies & Books

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1-1:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park
  • 1265 43rd St., Borough Park
  • Baby
  • FREE

Learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. Ages birth-18 months. 

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Toddler Time

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30am or 11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join the library for stories, songs, music, and movement, and enjoy a storytime just for toddlers and their caregivers! Registration required. 

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Story Time

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park
  • 725 St. Marks Ave. at Nostrand Ave., Bedford Stuyvesant
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Hear stories and sing songs at the Library.

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Toddler Time

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:15am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush
  • 22 Linden Blvd. , Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Listen to stories, sing songs, and chant rhymes. Afterwards, there will be time to play and socialize! Ages birth-5 years. 

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Spanish Storytime

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington
  • 203 Arlington Ave., East New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

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Preschool Storytime

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:45-11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Have a blast reading stories, singing songs, and learning fingerplays. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 

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Pre-School Story Play

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 11:15am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush
  • 22 Linden Blvd. , Flatbush
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Storytime with toys and interactive manipulatives to promote the development of cognitive and gross motor skills.

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ONLINE Storytime with the Met

  • May. 07, 2020 - Jul. 02, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:10pm
  • 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 Goodnight with Dolly

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2020 , Thursdays, 7pm
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. The weekly read-...

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ONLINE Saturday Morning Music with Mr. Simon - LIVE Stream

  • May. 16, 2020 - Aug. 01, 2020 , Saturdays, 10-10:45am
  • Mr. Simon Music
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Donations accepted

Every Saturday morning see Mr. Simon's LIVE stream on Facebook - perfect for children under 6 years of age. He plays classic children'...

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Storytime with Miss Jenny

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11am
  • Andersons Larchmont
  • 96 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Shake out some sillies and enjoy some stories. Ages 18 months to 3 years.

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Harry Potter at Home

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • Wizarding World
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

The WizardingWorld.com has built a dedicated space for you to visit which they’ll be updating all the time for your enjoyment. This special H...

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ONLINE Tot Shabbat

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Jul. 11, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Tkiya
  • , Facebook LIVE
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy an informal, free, and fun Shabbat experience, especially for families with children up to five years of age. Singing, dancing, praying, and ...

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CHESS AT 3: STORY TIME CHESS

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Jun. 13, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-5pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Chess at Three for a fun filled afternoon full of creative and interactive storytelling and games.

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Threes, Fours and Fives

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , 2-2:30pm
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Storytimes for 3- to 5-year-olds who are ready to come in all by themselves! Adults must stay in the library building.

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Laptime

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 9:30-10am
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Baby
  • FREE

Storytimes for pre-walkers with an adult.

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Moms 'n' Tots Storytime

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Baby
  • FREE

Storytime appropriate for children 2 years of age. Walk-ins welcome!

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Sing along with Debbie Deane

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Lark Cafe
  • 1007 Church Ave., Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10 suggested

Sing, dance, play percussion, and also listen to a storybook or two.

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¡Bienvenidos! Spanish Sing along with Lucy Kalantari!

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 , Mondays, 11am-12pm
  • Lark Cafe
  • 1007 Church Ave., Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10

Learn Spanish in song with GRAMMY Award-winning children’s artist Lucy Kalantari.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Nov. 09, 2019 - May. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 11-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

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Read Aloud & Arts And Crafts

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Listen to a chapter a week (or maybe more) of a book aloud. Follow along with your own copy or just enjoy the dulcet tones of the reader. This is suggested for ages 6 and older.

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Toddler Storytime (Bilingual English/Spanish)

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 17, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join us for a read aloud, finger rhymes, games, and more. This program is for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome.

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THURSDAY STORIES W/THE ECLECTIC LIBRARIAN

  • Dec. 05, 2019 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Help “Eclectic Librarian” and local resident Carletta Joy Walker choose the book of the week, and bring each story to life! 

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FRIDAY VIRTUOUS JOURNEYS

  • Dec. 06, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2020 , Fridays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Enjoy amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility, and Love. Be sure to sing along, dance, and even play musical instruments.

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SHOWTIME SATURDAYS with Alexander

  • Dec. 07, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Move your body, make music, and be a part of the story!

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Sunday Funday

  • Dec. 08, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Sundays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Sing, dance, and play with the magical musical stories performed on a Sunday afternoon.

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Pre-School Story Hour

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jul. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. Walk-ins welcome!

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All-Age Stories

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Fridays and Tuesdays, 11:10am
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy some great stories!

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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
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  • 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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