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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 The Gift of Giving: A Little Women Experiene

  • Dec. 15, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , At your own pace
  • Hedgepig Ensemble
  • , Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Sliding Scale

If you are looking to build holiday cheer this year, look no further! As a joyful virtual alternative to their annual holiday production of Little ...

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ONLINE Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 02, 2020, 7-10pm
  • Rockefeller Center Plaza
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bringing joy and Christmas spirit to the City, the 88th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on December 2 w...

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ONLINE Holiday Celebration

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Irvington Theater
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • $12

Enjoy an evening of music, comedy, and storytelling to celebrate the season’s end.

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ONLINE Inspector Pulse@Home: Inspector Pulse Takes a Rest!

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 11am
  • Chamber Music Society
  • 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Inspector Pulse investigates silence in music! Inspector Pulse, the world's greatest and only Private Ear, is on the case again! Join Bruce Ado...

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ONLINE Irvington Theater's Holiday Celebration

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Irvington Town Hall Theater
  • 85 Main Street, Irvington
  • All Ages
  • $12

The city sidewalks may not be so busy this year, but there's no place like home for the holidays! Parker Reilly and the Electric Stories jam to...

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ONLINE Our Virtual Holiday Show: Traditions

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 7pm
  • Our Fabulous Variety Show
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Donation Based

Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS) presents their fourth and final Our Virtual Holiday Show: Traditions via Zoom! OFVS will present a holiday themed ...

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ONLINE Holiday Music, with French Horn & Harp

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 1pm
  • St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Alyssa Reit (on Harp) and Peter Reit (French Horn) perform an hour of Holiday music. This is a distance presentation, through a shared platform. Re...

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ONLINE Virtual Guitar & Bass Workshop

  • Dec. 07, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Adult
  • FREE

Join musician & teacher Joe Loschiavo in a virtual lesson to help stretch your musical muscles & reveal secrets to great playing. Get ready...

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ONLINE Performathon 2020

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 5pm
  • Music Conservatory of Westchester
  • 216 Central Avenue, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • Suggested Donation

The Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold its annual Performathon fundraiser, featuring virtual student performances to help support the nonp...

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IN PERSON The Nutcracker

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 2pm
  • Alice Austen House
  • 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • $25

In partnership with Spotlight Repertory Theatre, the Alice Austen House Museum will present a rendition of The Nutcracker, a play, on...

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ONLINE Virtual Holiday Spectacular: Broadway Comes to Glenview!

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 4pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Pay as you wish

Get a glimpse into how Gilded Age families celebrated the holiday season, like the Trevors, the first residents of Glenview. Laura Vookles, Chair o...

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ONLINE Virtual Family Concert - Holiday Party!

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 12pm and 5pm
  • Laurie Berkner
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20; $80 Meet & Greet Add-On Package

Sing, dance, and play interactive games through your device with Laurie Berkner and special guest Susie Lampert as they perform your favorite songs...

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IN PERSON Town of Clarkstown Dance Lessons - Waltz / Cha Cha

  • Dec. 15, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Street Community Center
  • 31 Zukor Road, New City
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10

Learn how to dance from Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Bardonia. Clarkstown residents ages 18 and older. Face masks must be worn. Participants must fo...

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ONLINE That Motown Band Holiday Show Livestream

  • Dec. 17, 2020, 8pm
  • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
  • $15

LIVESTREAMED FROM THE FAMOUS WHBPAC MAINSTAGE Relive the magic of Motown this holiday season when That Motown Band performs their famous soul, blue...

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IN PERSON A SLIGHTLY WICKED HOLIDAY SHOW

  • Dec. 19, 2020, 4pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
  • All Ages
  • $56

Celebrate the holiday season with some of Broadway’s best at The Ridgefield Playhouse in a brand new holiday show that’s perfect for th...

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ONLINE New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop

  • Dec. 31, 2020 - Jan. 01, 2021 , 6pm
  • Times Square
  • Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Each year, millions of viewers watch the Times Square Ball Drop from NYC and around the globe, and this year, for the first time ever, the event wi...

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ONLINE SANTA’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA (Virtual)

  • Dec. 11, 2020 - Dec. 13, 2020 , Friday, 6:30pm; Saturday, 10am; Sunday, 10am
  • White Plains Performing Arts Center
  • 11 City Place , White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $20

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of their friends from all over the world for this exciting Holiday Show! SANTA'S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA is a speci...

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ONLINE A CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • Dec. 18, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Friday, 8pm; Saturday 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, 5pm; Tuesday, 8pm; Wednesday, 3pm and 8pm; Thursday, 5pm
  • Merchant's House Museum
  • 29 E. 4th St., East Village
  • All Ages
  • A donation of $30 per viewer is suggested for those who can afford to give.

This December, one like no other, Summoners Ensemble Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE returns for its 8th holiday...

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ONLINE Holiday Light Show

  • Dec. 19, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , 8pm, nightly
  • Empire State Building
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

World-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will choreograph the Empire State Building's annual holiday light show, which will premiere on S...

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IN PERSON Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol

  • Dec. 12, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 1-3:30pm
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • 895 Shore Road, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40

Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol recreates the famous performance tour by Charles Dickens in 1867 with his classic tale bringing the travails of...

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ONLINE 'The Wizard of Oz'

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 06, 2020 , Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 3pm
  • Broadway Training Center of Westchester
  • 10 Washington Ave, Hastings on Hudson
  • All Ages
  • $18 single viewer; $35 family ticket (multiple people watching on one device)

The Broadway Training Center of Westchester is streaming The Wizard Of Oz right to your homes this holiday season! Join them for their Livestr...

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ONLINE Virtual Performance of New York Theatre Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Dec. 09, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Premieres on Wednesdays, 12pm
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Experience the magic of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, virtually! Watch as dancers from the New York Theatre Ballet perform vi...

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ONLINE ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH-THE MUSICAL

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Anytime
  • Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • See website for details

Bringing a sprinkle of holiday magic to 2020, Broadway & Beyond Theatricals will represent ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSI...

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IN PERSON Sing for Hope

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

One baby grand and seven upright pianos painted by artists inspired by Hudson Yards will be displayed throughout The Shops. The pianos will be play...

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ONLINE Story Pirates’ New Launch Will Get Your Kids to Sleep in No Time

  • Nov. 19, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Story Pirates
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $50

Story Pirates’ New Launch Will Get Your Kids to Sleep in No Time The Story Pirates are here for bedtime ritual. The group has come together t...

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ONLINE Adventure Players Live! Interactive Online Performances for Children

  • Nov. 06, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Fridays, 4pm
  • Adventure Players
  • 12 Fulton St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per family

Adventure Players Live! continues interactive online performances via Zoom, inviting children ages five to nine to join them in The Great Grea...

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ONLINE Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!)

  • Nov. 06, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Fridays, 8pm
  • The Living Room Comedy Show
  • ONLINE, Brooklyn
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!) The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn is still going strong! Hosted by Turner Sparks and Aaron Ko...

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IN PERSON Jack & the Beanstalk

  • Sep. 25, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12:30pm
  • Puppetworks Inc
  • 338 Sixth Avenue, Park Slope
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $11; $10 children

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of its Park Slope theatre with a Hand Puppet adaptation of the classic folk tale, “Little R...

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ONLINE Sing with Suzi Online Show

  • Sep. 09, 2020 - Dec. 09, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Suzi Shelton
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Suzi, her lovable friend Cinnamon Bear, and their special guests for family- friendly performances from her living room to yours.

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ONLINE FTH at Home: Global Arts for Global Kids

  • Sep. 01, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020 , All day
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Flushing Town Hall's master Teaching Artists offer free, online classes in their second series of "FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kid...

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ONLINE Laurie Berkner's Birthday Party Shows

  • Aug. 21, 2020 - Dec. 04, 2020 , See schedule below
  • Laurie Berkner
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Laurie encourages families who are watching to decorate, just like she will, wear party clothes, and bake a special birthday treat to bring to the party.

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ONLINE 'Forests of Feelings'

  • Oct. 18, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • NYC Children's Theater
  • , New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per family

New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) premieres "Forest of Feelings" - A New Musical. Performance dates varies 30 Minutes Best f...

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ONLINE New Victory Arts Break: Explore a World of Arts [VIRTUAL]

  • Oct. 19, 2020 - May. 01, 2021 , Any time (pre-recorded)
  • New Victory Theater
  • 229 W42nd Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Explore the arts at home! New Victory Arts Break offers ideas for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their online learning. ...

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ONLINE Puppet Show LIVE

  • Sep. 04, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2021 , Fridays, 11am
  • WonderSpark Puppets
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get ready for a highly interactive, very silly puppet show!

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'Guess What' - The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show

  • Apr. 20, 2019 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Third Saturdays, 12:30pm
  • The Creek & The Cave
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10

The show is hosted by an 12-year-old and her dad.

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Magic at Coney

  • Jan. 05, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 12pm
  • Coney Island USA
  • 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
  • All Ages
  • $12; $8 children younger than 12

See this magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from around the world.

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