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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 Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland.
Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delightful adaption.
The Music of Two Woodstock Greats Come Alive in Peekskill! A Night with Woodstock Greats- Joplin and Santana showcases Lisa Polizzi’s Janis J...
See students from the The Music School of Westchester perform at the 250th Beethoven's Anniversary concert.
PROFESSOR LOUIE & THE CROWMATIX, Sponsored By: Perfect Comfort (Heating, Cooling, Plumbing) “Roots Music Royalty” – playing t...
The Peking Acrobats® redefine your perceptions of Chinese acrobatics as they push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.
Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich curates and delivers a soul-stirring tribute to two powerhouse musician-activists.
A vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm, and high-energy performance pieces, as well as plenty of audience participation.
See The National Theatre's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, a lively, engaging play with sound effects for performance by adults for young children.
A trio of sibling puppeteers from Maine presents this zany tale set on the high seas.
Have you ever wondered if you are saving enough for your child’s education or your retirement? How would your finances be impacted if y...
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring Let's Dance ft. Music of David Bowie for Kids to Industry City. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is ...
Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure.
Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in this smash hit performance.
See the world-renowned Chinese acrobatic troupe push the limits of human ability and defy gravity.
David Darwin opens with laugh-a-minute riveting feats of juggling, swordplay, and fire. Following is a slapstick comedy like no other where Johnny leads a dozen rescue dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks.
Swan Lake is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts.
Celebrate in style! Hear some of Beethoven's most elevated music in this piano concert. Registration begins on March 18th at 9am....
The Legend of the Banana Kid features twenty of Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers’ hand-crafted glove, mouth, and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling styrofoam bananas.
Children ages 10 and younger enjoy games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out in a sensory-friendly environment while playing songs from Dave Matthews Band.
The Yonkers Philharmonic’s third concert of the season “Journey to the Far East” presents evocative Russian music balanced by Gli...
Renowned musicians from American Ballet Theatre celebrate the New York Flute Club's centennial.
Farm Arts Collective presents a live cooking show that delights family audiences with songs, stories, and tasty recipes using farm fresh vegetables.
An annual showcase of the talents and training of the Rosie’s Theater Kids Company, Passing It On is the culmination of yearlong arts education programming that brings the joy of musical theater to public school students.
Following sold-out runs on the Lower East Side, Peter Michael Marino's critically acclaimed "Show Up, Kids!" moves to the Upper ...
MSR Classics presents a concert of music by award-winning composer Sunny Knable in celebration of his album "Song of the Redwood-Tree: Bassoon...
Two teachers will explain their theories around the number zero, infinity and the importance of the zebra in enumeration. Are you ready for a pop quizz? In French!
Brady and the Band have teamed up with Celebrate the Children School to host a Virtual Facebook LIVE Concert! Join Brady Rymer and the Little Band ...
From the heart of the Jersey Shore, “Backstreets” was the first band in the world to do a unique tribute to a live performer. There are...
This online concert will be celebrating female empowerment, gender equality and lifting each other up during this uncertain time. Let's get tog...
Learn how to make to simple animated short films in this virtual program!...
He’s back! JB Smoove is a multi-talented writer, comedian, and actor. He can currently be seen in the beloved role of “Leon” in t...
Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Mexican music from Veracruz, modern rhythms, and lyrically rich storytelling to create a fresh Urban Folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles.
Treat the kids to a fabulous Westchester Circus Arts performance at a special open house event.
The New Shanghai Circus combines award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical wonder to present an unforgettable show of breathtaking skill and beauty, representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago.
This one-of-a-kind performance features digging, lifting, rolling, stacking, measuring, and bulldozing…all the things that 2- to 5-year-olds love best!
Incorporating shadow puppetry, original music, and movement into the play, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a thoughtful story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy, and celebrating individualism. A Treehouse Shakers Production.
A group of musicians is trying to understand Mozart's G minor Piano Quartet and they call on the greatest and only private ear in the world, Inspector Pulse, to explain the music.
A quintet of Chinese strings with Western flute performs music inspired by Shijing poetry from Confucian times to the great poets of the Tang and Song dynasties.
Join The Little Orchestra Society in an interactive musical workshop that explores the music of different cultures around the world.
KCO musicians will present works that celebrate nature and confront our continued existence on this earth.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring the Music of Queen for Kids to Brooklyn Bowl. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a children's conce...
Enjoy this fully engaging and interactive musical experience for kids of all ages and abilities.
Original and unique choreography seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern ideas.
Flor shows us that children’s music is not just for children, but can be enjoyed by adults and families of all ages.
Acclaimed pianist, composer, and humanitarian Keiko Matsui’s transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges.
Everyone will enjoy the show during this special sensory-friendly performance.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring Free Fallin' Ft. the Music of Tom Petty for Kids to Brooklyn Bowl. The Rock and Roll Playhouse ...
Wendy & DB examine the world with curiosity and get everyone moving! The Chicago-based kindie duo explores science, nature, diversity, safety, and the arts.
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series.
Peruvian native Flor Bromley and her band are ready to raise the roof and kick up their heels with a Latin fusion music party for families.
Broadway fans will experience an intimate performance and conversation with the maestro behind Hairspray, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Catch Me If You Can, and more incredible musical stage and screen favorites.
The Bell Bottom Blues is a professional tribute to one of the greatest guitar players and rock icons of our time, Eric Clapton! It is a show band i...
This interactive and inclusive Family Concert spotlights the special needs community playing with the orchestra.
Experience the complete film with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.
The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.
Join WonderSpark Puppets as they perform Goldilocks & the Three Bears.
Cast your shadow! Bust a move! Watch your shadow pose and groove! This workshop is inspired by Magic Shadows and teaches performance skills that are used in the show.
This hilarious new musical is based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney. Ages 2-8.
DCINY presents Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, conducted by Jonathan Griffith and featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers.
Breathtaking and polished to perfection, astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute stupendous feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring One Love ft. the Music of Bob Marley for Kids to Brooklyn Bowl. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a ch...
This original musical is about an anxious drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way.
Crickets create their chirping sounds by rubbing their textured limbs together, much like an instrument. Join artists and musicians Jude Tallichet, Adam Chad Brody, and their crickets for an afternoon of interactive live music and chirps in the Swirl Studio!
The Sensational Soul Cruisers are an 11 piece show band that performs “Destination Motown,” where they deliver the greatest hits by the...
The turbo-charged drummers of Recycled Percussion create their own unique brand of high-energy “junk rock” by transforming everyday objects into percussive instruments.
World Renowned Psychic Medium and NY Times #1 Best Selling Author, James Van Praagh will be “Live” at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theat...
Scooby-Doo and his mystery-solving friends will embark on a new adventure to solve a brand new mystery brought to life with cutting-edge technology, original music, puppetry, and more.
Celebrated flamenco troupe Noche Flamenca fuses Andalusian Spain's richly rhythmic music and dramatic movement with hip-hop in a spellbinding set designed for the younger crowd.
A celebration of the vibrant and diverse Asian American contemporary dance in the New York City area. Produced by Nai- Ni Chen and presented by Flushing Town Hall, the festival brings together some of the best and the most creative contemporary dance choreographers in the NY Asian American Community.
Explore storytelling through puppetry and put on a show.
Join WonderSpark Puppets as they perform Three Little Pigs.
Featuring host Rami Vamos and CMS Artists, each CMS Kids program is an inclusive concert experience adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other special needs.
This lavish production features dancers, acrobats, original music and fantastic bubble effects to create a dreamlike underwater atmosphere.
Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians, and a host of hands-on activities where children get up close to musicians and instruments.
This rustic romp boasts an eclectic indie score and affirms the belief that even the most evil deserve a chance at redemption. Lighting and sound have been adapted to accommodate sensory sensitivities and Autism specialists will be on hand to provide assistance if needed.
Soak in the lush pop melodies and contagious harmonies of Renee Stahl & Friends. Hear songs from heralded albums Simpatico and Kindred where Stahl collaborated with Ziggy Marley, Lisa Loeb, Elizabeth Mitchell, Maya Rudolph, and more.
The poor woodcutter Ali Baba opens a mysterious mountain and finds great treasure.
Follow Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they team up with their Nick Jr. friends, live on stage together for the first time ever, in a one-of-a-kind adventure sure to excite the whole family!
This whimsical show follows two great friends through four fun-filled seasons.
Frozen JR's cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
Students will work with FOUR powerful NY Theatre Casting Directors in this two-day program designed to be an extraordinary learning experience chock-full of great NY exposure. Students will work on cold scenes, monologues and songs throughout this event.
Choreographer Abdul Latif premieres EYESPOT, an evening of original work.
See the regional premiere of this stunning and insightful new musical.
See the very best performers from over 22 countries, plus a kids fun zone featuring a camel you can ride, a circus pony, face painting, and more.
The 2020 Brooklyn Folk Festival will have special family-friendly shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
These dynamic performances explore relationships between each other, the world around us, and mysterious inner dimensions.
Ballet Long Island brings a charming classic to life through dance. This introduction to classical music instruments tells the tale of ...
Jam with Jamie is offering free virtual jam sessions from talented performers across the nation every week day with their wonderful performers...
When Otoyotoy finds himself in a world surrounded by Oovatoolas who are very different, he struggles to understand why they don’t want to play. With the help of his mischievous games and playful audiences, he shows them how their world can come alive.
Shen Yun creates an immersive experience sure to transport audiences to another world.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join Rebecca for a comfy, cozy sing-along for the soul! No need to leave your house or apartment (You c...
Sing along to all your favorite Disney songs while you go through a magical journey, and even get to meet your favorite princess!
The FunikiJam Show presents interactive, high-energy, orignal musicals that engage audiences with live music, singing, dancing, and audience participation in a fully produced theatrical setting.
Join Long Island & Queens Music for Aardvarks for live streaming musical events, featuring all of your favorite Aardvarks class leaders! R...
This tale of the shepherdess Bo-Peep's efforts to escape the clutches of her villainous Uncle Barnaby, with the help of her beau, Tom-Tom, and the kindly but mysterious Toymaker, is a charming and humorous riff on old-fashioned melodrama, set in a fairytale world peopled by characters from Mother Goose.
In this rendition of the classic pirate story, 12 puppeteers animate exquisitely handcrafted marionettes to tell the swashbuckling adventures of cabin boy Jim Hawkins.
This unique festival presents a cornucopia of cutting-edge works by masters and emerging talents.
It's time to explore the great outdoors! With all of the foliage and fun of any good forest adventure, FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES features an inclusive dance company who reminds us that nothing is more natural than a kid's curiosity.
Join our charmingly cheerful heroine as she escapes her hilariously homicidal stepmother with help from a family of feisty woods-dwelling, banjo-strumming, washboard-wearing vegans.
Children ages 6 months-5 years and their caregivers will enjoy singing, dancing, and playing with PlayHooray. Registration required.
Nate the Great gets a call from his good friend Annie alerting him that her new painting of her dog Fang is missing!
Join Seucy and friends as they fight to safe-keep a butterfly sanctuary as the Monarchs butterflies make their way towards New York City.
With the arc of an arm, the point of a toe or the twist of a torso, America's Got Talent finalists CATAPULT stretch their bodies (and your imaginations!) in MAGIC SHADOWS.
An immersive audience experience featuring Joel Jeske in a solo comic performance as an artist, performer, and clown.
The surprise performers will be announced the night before and programs will include dance and rhythm workshops, music and dance concerts, and unique events throughout the 10-story glass atrium in Lower Manhattan.
You will be amazed by how vibrant, exciting, and profound classical Chinese culture can be.
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie.
Each week, Miss Heather returns from a trip around the world with a new story to share!
Join the fun alongside four voice-actors as they create new characters based on audience suggestions and compete in crazy games!
This classic fairy tale has all the charm with Cinderella, her stepsisters, the mean stepmother, the Fairy Godmother, and the prince.
Convenient, fast, and simple, online learning gets results. Choice Music Studio has an entire faculty of fantastic musicia...
Qfwfq is a young dinosaur who miraculously survived the Ice Age. They make their way in a magical brave new world, searching for their mother and pondering how to not only evolve but thrive in a world without anyone else who looks the same.
Featuring high energy songs, dance, and instruments, followed by a trombone parade with Mr. Chris! Registration required for each date. Ages 2-4.
New Victory Theater's Arts Break is an opportunity for families to discover new skills from the comfort of their own homes. Each week follows a...
The story of the Little Mermaid comes to life on the stage! With free family workshop one hour prior to the Saturday 3pm and Sunday 11am performances.
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will have fun with songs, instruments, bubbles, and more!
A young girl learns to harness her imagination and uses her senses to better understand the world around her in this new 30-minute production.
Enjoy a performance by Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens after a reading of Chato’s Kitchen or Nighttime Symphony at select local Newark Public Libraries! Join NJPAC Teaching Artist Wincey Terry for a free reading of Nighttime Symphony written by Christopher Myers and illustrated by Kaa Illustration or Chato’s Kitchen written by Gary Soto and illustrated by Susan Guevara.
See Alice in Wonderland in a whole new way, featuring an original song score and scenery based on the book's familiar Tenniel illustrations.
This adult friendly physical comedy for kids 3-10 is about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help.
Based on the CG-animated series, "Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps," Angelina Ballerina The Musical is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.
The Rockville Centre Music Academy offers a high quality online lesson experience with amazing instructors using the latest technology. Register no...
The Rockville Centre Music Academy and SPIN DJ ACADEMY offer a high quality online lesson experience with amazing instructors using the latest tech...
The New York Academy of Music and SPIN DJ ACADEMY offer a high quality online lesson experience with amazing instructors using the latest technolog...
Training in music fundamentals and singing for children 7 and up. The program is open to children from throughout the city. As part of the program they sing once a month at a Sunday service.
The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf - with an emphasis on ‘being prepared’.
Welcome to Planet Play: our magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. These 45 minute sessi...
Learn Spanish in song with GRAMMY Award-winning children’s artist Lucy Kalantari.
Local musician (and dad of two) Greg Stare leads the class with the help of his guitar, harmonica, shakers, and drum and plays all-time favorites, forgotten classics, and unexpected kid-friendly tunes.
This original marionette production new to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a modern retelling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty.”
A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!
With its timeless score, this show is a magical experience.
At an Arts On Stage show, the theater is converted into a learning laboratory deepening and enriching student learning. A combination of live adaptations of children’s literature, academic and rich cultural programs, enable real-life lessons in friendship, math, science and history.
Vibrant, interactive theatre shows in which the children take the lead.
The show is hosted by an 12-year-old and her dad.
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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