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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 Jump for Joy

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 10:15am
  • Hicksville Public Library
  • 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Music, dancing, singing, and exercise with an educational theme. Perfect for kids 18 months through 5 years. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and...

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ONLINE Blocks, Bubbles and Outliness: Graffiti 102 with Hi-ARTS

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hi-ARTS and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez a.k.a FEEGZ, Figaro & Firo173 invite you to learn the history and basics of graffiti art, including...

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ONLINE Summer Reading: Stewzo Musical Puppet Show

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Kids love this unique show as Stewzo performs funny songs with his guitar and comedy routines with his cast of wacky ventriloquist puppets and char...

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ONLINE Mr. Chris Musical Experience Goes Live!

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 1-1:45pm
  • Queens Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Mr. Chris invites his young audience to an interactive virtual learning experience for body and brain fun. Time Out is a virtual soup of music, mov...

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ONLINE Playhooray

  • Jul. 16, 2020, 11am
  • Elmont Public Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Dance, learn and have fun with Molly Mouse! Advanced registration required for Zoom link.

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ONLINE Virtual Cartoon Art Class: Self Portrait - van Gogh Style

  • Jul. 16, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Dumont Library
  • 180 Washington Avenue, Dumont
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn drawing techniques and use them to create a self portrait based on the art style of Vincent van Gogh. This event is for ages 11-18 years...

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ONLINE ZOOM SUNNY SEAGULL VIRTUAL DRAWING

  • Jul. 16, 2020, 7pm
  • Hicksville Public Library
  • 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville
  • Teen
  • FREE

Enjoy drawing a sunny seagull wearing bright yellow boots onto paper or cardboard with Catherine Martin.  Supplies you will need to have on ha...

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ONLINE Amazing Animals with the Brooklyn Children's Museum

  • Jul. 16, 2020, 4-4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Whether they can regrow a tail or lift 1,000 times their weight, the animals at Brooklyn Children’s Museum have super powers! All animal...

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ONLINE Coding Classes for Kids via Zoom

  • Jul. 16, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Town of Pelham Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A free, fun, and educational class where children learn coding and the basics of computer science using Scratch (a block based programming language...

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ONLINE Yakety Yak 3

  • Jul. 17, 2020, 3pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Discuss the book Who Was Blackbeard by James Buckley Jr. For children in Grade 3 only. If interested, please send an email to Miss Linda at lpuskar...

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ONLINE Candy Art

  • Jul. 20, 2020, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Using icing and a Graham cracker canvas, make beautiful art. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Materials needed: Graham crackers, icing...

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ONLINE STEM: Grow a Beanstalk

  • Jul. 20, 2020, 4:40pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Listen to a reading of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and then learn to grow your own beanstalk. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.<...

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ONLINE 'Virtual Hans Christian Anderson Show Featuring Lou Del Bianco'

  • Jul. 23, 2020, 9-10am
  • Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
  • 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website to see and hear Lou Del Bianco perform a one man musical entertainment show featuring...

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ONLINE Book Chat

  • Jul. 24, 2020, 3pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Tween
  • FREE

Discuss the book The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. For rising 4th through 6th graders only. If interested, please send an email to Miss Mel...

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ONLINE New Parents and Infants Support Group

  • Jul. 26, 2020, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Adult
  • FREE

Join the library any time between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and stay as long as you like. Email tjersey@wlsmail.org for the Zoom code to participate...

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ONLINE Fantastic Fairy Tales

  • Jul. 27, 2020, 12pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 KIngs Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy a classic fairy tale read aloud by one of the children's room librarians. Video will be posted to web page by 12pm.

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ONLINE HARRY POTTER TRIVIA NIGHT

  • Jul. 28, 2020, 7pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • ,
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

 

Calling all muggles, witches, and wizards....join the library for a live Harry Potter trivia game on Kahoot - a great way to celebrate...

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ONLINE Macrame Bracelets (YouTube Tutorial)

  • Aug. 03, 2020, 12pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave.-Virtual, Zoom, Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn how to make a knotted bracelet. Materials for the project available for pick up at the library (Registration required).

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ONLINE Catch Your Dreams (Virtual, Zoom)

  • Aug. 03, 2020, 4 p.m.
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Create your own dream catcher. Materials for the project available for pick up at the library (Registration required).

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ONLINE DIY Stickers

  • Aug. 03, 2020, 3-6pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make your own stickers! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on the Teen Instagram a...

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ONLINE DIY CRYSTAL STARS

  • Aug. 04, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

These crystal stars are really easy to make, and they look beautiful! It's pretty incredible that it's only borax and water! You can make t...

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ONLINE Zumbini (Virtual, Zoom)

  • Aug. 05, 2020, 10am
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Play, sing, dance and bond with your child during this high energy movement program (Registration required).

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ONLINE Pat-Med Teen Constitution

  • Aug. 05, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Make a change for the better and make your community great. This is a pre-recorded video that will go live at 3 pm but you can watch anytime. Links...

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ONLINE Cake Mix Cookies

  • Aug. 06, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make super easy cake mix cookies! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on the Teen I...

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POST-PAUSE Yakety Yak 2

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 10-11am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss the book Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front lawn. For children in...

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ONLINE Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Via Discord

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join the library's Dungeon Master for a virtual D&D session. You must have a Discord account in advance, must register with the Library and...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check them out at http...

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ONLINE Mirror Calendars (YouTube Tutorial)

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 10am
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn about the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet from Professor Ranelle Wolf. (Registration required).

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ONLINE Create Your Own Picture Book (YouTube Tutorial)

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 4:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Discover how to make your very own storybook through writings and illustrations (Registration required).

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ONLINE Project Self-Care: Watercolor Art

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make a self expressive watercolor masterpiece. Program supplies can be picked up from the Carnegie library 1 week prior. This is a pre-recorded vid...

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ONLINE Healthy Hour Presented by Stony Brook Medicine's Healthy Libraries Program

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Meet with representatives of Stony Brook Medicine's Healthy Libraries Program to ask any health-related questions and get evidence-based health...

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ONLINE STEM Crystals

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make crystals with supplies in your house! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on t...

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ONLINE Project Self-Care: Gratitude Jar

  • Aug. 12, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make a jar to fill gratitude. Program supplies can be picked up from the Carnegie library 1 week prior. This is a pre-recorded video that will go l...

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ONLINE Plastic Bag Ice Cream

  • Aug. 13, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make this fun summer treat using a plastic bag! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm...

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POST-PAUSE Yakety Yak 3

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 10-11am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss the book Project Droid: Science No Fair! by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front law...

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ONLINE A Night of Drawful

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join the library and play Drawful 2 with your friends and the staff of Patchogue-Medford Library! Drawful 2 is a drawing game that you can vir...

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ONLINE Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Via Discord

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join the library Dungeon Master for a virtual D&D session. You must have a Discord account in advance, must register with the Library and ...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check out http://...

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ONLINE Family Night In

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 19, 2020 , See schedule below
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy some family fun with these virtual performances.

Aug. 5, 6 pm: Quogue Wildlife Refuge Reptile Show

Aug.19, 7 pm: Agostino Arts: I...

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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 Dancin' in the Q

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 2-2:30pm
  • Northvale Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join teen volunteer, Shama, as she teaches different dance styles every week via Zoom!  Fun for EVERYONE! Advanced registration required. ...

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ONLINE Virtual Bedtime Story Time

  • Jul. 13, 2020 - Aug. 10, 2020 , Mondays, 7-7:15pm
  • Hackensack Library
  • 274 Main Street, Hackensack
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Don’t miss this evening story time where Ms. Mari reads bedtime stories and helps you get ready for a good night’s sleep. Put on y...

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POST-PAUSE Monday Night Drive-In

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Fridays, sunset
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Spend an evening with the big screen. Schedule below:

Aug. 3, 8:03 pm: "Sixteen Candles" 

Aug 10, 7:54 pm: "Shrek&q...

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ONLINE Family Night In

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 19, 2020 , 7/8, 7pm; 7/22, 6:30pm; 8/5, 6pm; 8/19, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

From your home, enjoy some family virtual programing. (Zoom link will be provided upon registration)

July 8: Steel Impressions Band 7:00 p.m....

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ONLINE Virtual Yoga for Kids

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , Fridays, 10-10:30am
  • Hackensack's Johnson Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

A traditional story time with active movement through yoga teaches kids focus and body awareness. Combining traditional yoga poses and breathing te...

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ONLINE Science Explorers with Miss Eileen

  • Jul. 15, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10-10:30am
  • Park Ridge Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Miss Eileen on FB Live/Zoom all summer long for Science Explorers!  Explore and learn more about the amazing world.  Books...

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ONLINE Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Throughout the summer
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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ONLINE Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , All summer long
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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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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ONLINE Virtual Pre-Natal Yoga

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Prenatal yoga class is a wonderful opportunity for pregnant women to connect and celebrate their changing bodies and growing babies. Have a mat and...

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ONLINE Englewood Library Summer Reading Program Sponsored by The Bristal

  • Jun. 15, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , All Day
  • Englewood Public Library
  • 31 Eagle Street, Englewood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE

The Bristal and Englewood Library is challenging kids and adults to read for 1,000 minutes! For every 10 minutes read, The Bristal will donate 10 c...

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ONLINE Virtual Girls Who Code

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Elwood Library
  • 1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to learn how to code from fun online tutorials and activities in a safe and supportive environment. N...

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ONLINE Baby-wearing Dance Class

  • Jun. 20, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 2pm **NO SESSION 7/4**
  • Rye Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Join Ms. Sam, a certified GroovaRoo babywearing dance instructor, on Zoom for a private babywearing dance class. Wear comfy clothes and your favori...

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ONLINE Virtual Imagine Your Story Online Summer Reading Program

  • Jun. 08, 2020 - Sep. 02, 2020 , All Summer
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children Entering Kindergarten and Up can visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website and participate in their online S...

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Riverside Green Club

  • Apr. 30, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4/30, 5/27, 6/25, 7/29, 8/26, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Riverside
  • 127 Amsterdam Avenue, Lincoln Square
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn about the environment, green/renewable energy, and gardening with some hands-on activities.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Teaneck Public Library
  • 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime.

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Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers

  • Sep. 06, 2019 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
  • Croton Free Library
  • 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing! 

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