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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 Laurie Berkner's Dinosaur Beach Party Family Concert

  • Aug. 09, 2020, 5pm
  • Laurie Berkner
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20; $80 Virtual Meet & Greet Add-On Packages are available. Discounted need-based tickets are available.

Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to join her for a live, interactive "Dinosaur Beach Party" Virtual Fami...

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ONLINE: Marvel Madness Family Disco!

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Club KDR
  • Virtual Platform, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25 per family/device

Celebrating the superhero in all of us! Each virtual experience includes three rooms of fun: the Happy Feet Suite!, featuring a DJ; the You Di...

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Guess What Family Friendly Comedy Show

  • Aug. 15, 2020, 1pm
  • Creek and Cave Comedy Club
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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

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Big Apple Circus

  • Aug. 21, 2020 - Aug. 23, 2020 , Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 11am and 3pm; Sunday, 2pm
  • NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • 960 Brush Hollow Road , Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $29.50-$69.50

World renowned for its intimate style and thrilling acts, the BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences of all ages with unique and astounding human feats.

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ONLINE Musical Toddler Yoga

  • May. 21, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 10am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join Cassie for a fun morning of singing, music, and yoga for the toddler crowd.


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Music With Patrick

  • Aug. 07, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , 4-6pm
  • Empire Outlets
  • 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

Patrick Raftery is a songwriter, musician, dad, and self-styled maker of musical mischief who loves entertaining families with his wacky blend of a...

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IN PERSON: Rock 'N' Roll for Little Ones

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10-10:45am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Live guitar, starting with kids classics and American folk songs, then moving on to The Beatles, Chuck Berry, and other rock favorites. Children an...

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  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Roseneath Cottage
  • 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown
  • All Ages
  • $18

The Smithtown Performance Arts Center is excited to announce that thanks to a partnership with the Smithtown Historical Society, they will be ...

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ONLINE Kids on the Screen

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , See schedule below
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

These performances are geared for families with children ages 3-8, but all are welcome.

Schedule below:

Aug. 4: The BenAnna Band, 5:30p...

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ONLINE Kids on the Screen

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 5:30pm; 8/25, 4:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy family virtual performances every Tuesday in July and August. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

July 7: Prestino's Magi...

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  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • St. James Theater
  • 246 West 44th Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $64.50 and up

The animated smash hit comes to life on the Broadway stage. 

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  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $8-12

This original marionette production new to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a modern retelling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty.”



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  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • The Kraine Theater
  • 85 East 4th Street , East Village
  • All Ages
  • $15 adult; $12 parent with child; $5 children younger than 13

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!

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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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