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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.
Beautiful cherry blossom trees bloom this time every year. Celebrate these magnificent trees with a colorful painting. All ages. Registration recom...
As Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit harnesses the power of graphic literacy to advance causes she is passionate about, including knowledg...
Learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. Then explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different.
Join Miss Mary for a virtual singing and dancing session of tiny tunes! Use the Zoom link to long on. The meeting ID is: 414 947 087 and the p...
Children in pre-K through grade 5 are invited to join library staff members for a fun-filled workshop of egg-inspired crafts and eggs-periments.
Decorate your own tote bag that will be perfect for carrying all of your library books! All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended...
The program features a drag queen reading picture books, singing songs, and leading children in a craft activity. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm.
Discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions, and more! Preregistration is required.
Bring the family to this informative lesson about the key roles that protein and calcium have in our bodies. Call to register.
Enjoy this fully engaging and interactive musical experience for kids of all ages and abilities.
Join Chef Rob Scott in making a delicious churro-flavored muffin recipe. For families with children in 1st - 6th grade. Registration required.
Bring in a used, clean t-shirt and turn it into a tote! First-come, first-served basis.
Flor shows us that children’s music is not just for children, but can be enjoyed by adults and families of all ages.
Get ready to serve your candy on your own beautifully decorated candy holders. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsor...
An afternoon of Bingo, checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, Monopoly, Scrabble, Tic-Tac-Toe, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!
Participants will take part in preparing a nutritious, family-friendly meal while learning how to incorporate more vegetables in the meals they already cook at home. Call to register.
Children of all ages and abilities and their family members/caregivers are welcome to enjoy the PlayMobile: The Movie (PG) in a relaxed environment. Registration required.
As Little Bear explores the world under his mother’s watchful eye, curiosity and imagination lead to exploration, experience, and independence.
Children and adults of all abilities are invited for friendship, socialization, laughter, and community. Call to register.
Acidic fruits and veggies allow electrons to flow from one metal to another creating an electric current, which can light an LED light.
In the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, a shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a simple gold ring that has power.
Here comes the sun(catcher)! Brighten up any room with these colorful creations. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Spons...
Bring your child's immunization record for Drop In Free Immunizations for children without health benefits.
Create your own beautiful painting from paint you make yourself! All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Frie...
Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family relocates to suburban New Jersey. Their macabre traditions are promptly challenged by modern technology and their neighbors' 21st century norms.
Explore the scientific forces behind structures as you apply building design concepts to construct a freestanding structure out of Magic Nuudles. Grades pre-K to 1. Registration required.
Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family to make a unique flag that celebrates your heritage and culture.
April showers bring May flowers. These raindrops are a welcome addition to any April day. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommend...
Bring a bag lunch to the library and enjoy a movie with your friends! Registration required.
Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. For grades pre-K to 1st. A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.
Hear from Donna Lyburt of Peconic Bay Medical Center's Stroke Center about stroke symptoms and pioneering treatment. (Registration required).
It’s a family movie night when the library screens Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. (1986, G)
Hear from Dr. Natalie Naylor, president of Nassau County Historical Society, on the intrepid era of women, beginning with the first woman who flew ...
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.
This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Maspeth Library, features presenter Greg Vasicek, who is the founder and president of the local nonprofit Play4Autism. The event will include interactive games for children, a movie presentation, sensitivity training, pamphlets with facts about autism, and giveaways.
Find poems in unusual places by combining visual media, newspapers, magazines, and even published poems to create an entirely new “found poem” through blacking out words and incorporating drawings and decorations within the text.
DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
Paint portraits of shelter pets to help them get adopted!
Protect and empower your child with this video interactive workshop presented by Parents for Megan's Law.
Spread some beauty for Earth Day with this wildflower craft that is sure to bring life to any empty space. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Regis...
Get suggestions for creating a healthy screen environment for your family. Registration required.
Create your own baby turtle to bring home. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by helping clean up the library grounds. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers you don't mind getting a little dirty.
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.
Children ages 3-6 years and a caregiver will celebrate Earth Day, by reading books and then experiencing a series of science stations and crafts. Registration required.
Hop to this adorable craft and make your own bunny to hold your soaps. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsored by Th...
Children can celebrate National Library Week in a fun way: Let's have a library scavenger hunt! See if you can work as a part of a team, trying to find requested items throughout our Children's Room!
Join us for creative movement, stories, sensory activities, and finger rhymes for ages 2-3. Caregiver must attend. Preregistration required. Limited space. Sign up in the children's room. Sign up starts Monday, March 2.
Learn how to make a suitcase bag just like Newt Scamander!
A fire superintendent and his crew of smoke jumpers find themselves in over their heads after they rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, but are forced to babysit the unruly and unpredictable youngsters while they try to locate their parents (2019, PG).
In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick the Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given to children to take home.
This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves.
BPL's largest teen event of the year, featuring visual art, live performances, DJ, art-making, free food, photo booth, info and resources... by teens, for teens!
Answer trivia questions or participate in a funny physical challenge set to lively music. For grades 1-12 and their family. Preregistration is necessary.
Learn how to create the desired resemblance to Pokémon characters by applying a few simple techniques. Grades 2 and up. Registration required.
Your child will work on a variety of skills to ease them into their future roles of being a student. Ages 3-5. Call to register.
This sensory enhanced class includes stories, songs, and play with a focus on social skills and developmental benefits. Space is limited to welcome those who have a hard time in large groups. Registration is required. Ages 2-5.
You won't get burned by these awesome fire-breathing dragons. All ages - under 5 with caregiver Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Frie...
A unique opportunity to see and learn about the importance of conservation and reptiles, amphibians, and insects from around the world.
Stop by the Big Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Ages birth-3 years.
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