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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 Music in the Park at Waterline Square - BlueGrass Trios

  • Oct. 28, 2020, 5:30pm
  • The Park at Waterline Square
  • Freedom Place South , New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Outdoor music series featuring free public performances by a collection of world-class musicians is coming to one of New York City's newest pub...

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ONLINE The Halloween Bands

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

This world-premiere short film follows a theater-loving squirrel named Irving who desperately wishes to be a part of the magic happening inside of ...

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ONLINE Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!)

  • Oct. 30, 2020, 8pm
  • The Living Room Comedy Show
  • , Brooklyn
  • 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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ONLINE SKINNAMARINK with Sharon and Randi

  • Oct. 30, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Sharon and Randi
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • $11.50 up to 3 viewers

What do Sharon and Randi and their family do for Halloween during a pandemic? They dress up in costumes and make music together, of course! Fans of...

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ONLINE Laurie Berkner Family 'Halloween Party' Virtual Concerts

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 12pm and 5pm
  • Laurie Berkner
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

All dressed up with nowhere to ghost? Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner will give the season of costumes, candy, and jack-...

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IN PERSON Family Dance Classes with the Mark Morris Dance Group: Family Fun Jazz

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Mark Morris Dance Center
  • The Plaza at 300 Ashland , Fort Greene
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This Halloween, experience this high-energy dance style as a family! Family Fun Jazz will include a basic warm-up and specially-themed choreog...

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ONLINE MAGIC FOR HUMANS at HOME with Justin Willman - HALLOWEEN SHOW!

  • Oct. 31, 2020, 7pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $25

MAGIC FOR HUMANS (AT HOME) with JUSTIN WILLMAN is an interactive hour of magic, comedy, and unexpected surprises delivered directly into your livin...

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ONLINE Classical Music in the 21st Century

  • Nov. 12, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Huntington Arts Council
  • 213 Main Street, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Conversations in the Arts is a program developed to stimulate and promote the arts and has been very successful in doing so. Each month they b...

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Guess What Family Friendly Comedy Show

  • Nov. 21, 2020, 1pm
  • Creek and Cave Comedy Club
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

NYC comics that perform at clubs, colleges and on TV try their PG best to make your whole family laugh.

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IN PERSON Halloween in the Park

  • Oct. 27, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020 , Tuesday, 10am and 10:45am; Wednesday, 9:30am; Thursday, 10am; Friday, 10am and 10:45am
  • Groove Family Music
  • Addison Park, Larchmont
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

The Groove Band will be dressed up and ready to rock!  Costumes are encouraged for both kids and grown-ups. Tickets must be purchased in ...

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IN PERSON Halloween JAMS

  • Oct. 27, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am and 10:45am
  • Groove Family Music
  • Addison Park located on Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

It's Halloween Week and Groove is celebrating with a musical, magical, mystical JAM in Addison Park.  Costumes are encouraged for all (you...

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IN PERSON Outside Music & Movement

  • Oct. 06, 2020 - Oct. 27, 2020 , Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Outside music and movement for children ages 2 - 5 years old with a parent or caregiver. Weather permitting. Enjoy the programs and coming together...

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ONLINE Interactive Online Performances for Children

  • Oct. 02, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020 , Fridays, 4p
  • Adventure Players Live!
  • 12 Fulton St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per family

Adventure Players Live! presents interactive online performances via Zoom, inviting children ages five to nine to join them in the Great Great Fore...

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ONLINE Halloween Bash with The Little Orchestra Society

  • Oct. 17, 2020 - Nov. 28, 2020 , streaming on demand
  • The Little Orchestra Society
  • 630 9th Avenue, Suite 807, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • varies with two levels of subscriber memberships beginning at $199

Wondering what your family can do safely to celebrate Halloween this year? No worries as Professor Treblemaker and his merry band of music makers w...

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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 Virtual Fall Singalongs with Chloe

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Nov. 11, 2020 , Wednesdays, all day
  • Port Chester-Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website and participate with the new virtual "Singalongs with Chloe" programs. Babi...

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ONLINE Improv Workshop

  • Sep. 17, 2020 - Nov. 19, 2020 , Thursdays, 4-5pm
  • Two Bridges Arts
  • 275 Cherry St, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore the joy of improvisation with anything from regular household items to using your body as an instrument to instruments you have at home. Advanced registration required. 

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IN PERSON Groove in the Park

  • Aug. 18, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Groove Family Music
  • Addison Park, Larchmont
  • All Ages
  • $20

Groove is thrilled to be able to offer an all-ages Family Jam in beautiful Addison Park. In accordance with the current covid-19 res...

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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. 18, 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 LIVE 'BERKNER BREAK' CONCERTS

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Dec. 14, 2020 , Most Mondays and Fridays, 11am
  • Laurie Berkner
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families can join Laurie, direct from her house, for LIVE "Berkner Break" concerts on her Facebook page. Laurie offers an abundance ...

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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 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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