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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 Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop

  • Dec. 03, 2020, 7pm
  • Sea Change Holistic Wellness Center
  • 131 S. Smith Street, Lindenhurst
  • Adult
  • $65/$95

Learn how to make a chunky knit blanket at this hand-on workshop. $95 VIP ticket includes spiked hot chocolate cocktails, recipe card, and gift bag...

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ONLINE Seashell Ornaments

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 suggested donation

From clams to sea snails, to hermit crabs, learn all about animals who spend their lives in shells! Decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at...

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IN-PERSON Make a Koala with Polymer Clay

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 2-3pm, ages 5-8; 3-4pm, ages 9-12, 3-4pm
  • The Rye Arts Center
  • 51 Milton Road, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25 (members receive discount)

Make a fun koala! Using polymer clay you will learn how to make simple shapes with clay and put them together to form a cute sculpture. All project...

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ONLINE Morgan Explorers

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 2pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 225 MADISON AVE, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A forty-five-minute family program that combines teaching of simple crafts, live virtual object exploration, and is inspired by both the library an...

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ONLINE Virtual Family Hour

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 1pm
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave, Huntington
  • Young elementary
  • $10 per child;$5 per child members

This popular monthly program for children ages 5 through 10 has been re-envisioned as a virtual Zoom program full of art and fun! Explore exciting ...

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ONLINE Youth Ceramics Workshop: Texture Plates

  • Dec. 07, 2020, 4:30-5:45pm
  • Katonaah Museum of Art
  • 134 Jay Street, Katonah
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40; $30 KMA/CAC members

Inspired by the contemporary Japanese ceramics on view at the KMA, and in collaboration with the Clay Art Center, this workshop invites youth artis...

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IN PERSON Youth Ornament Making Workshop

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 1:30-3pm or 3:30-5pm
  • Clay Art Center
  • 40 Beech Street, Port Chester
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Plan a great afternoon with friends or family in this fun and messy clay class making ornaments! The professional ceramic artists will guide you th...

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ONLINE Toys, Toys, Toys!

  • Dec. 18, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 suggested donation

From clams to sea snails, to hermit crabs, learn all about animals who spend their lives in shells! Decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at...

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IN PERSON Family Wheel Night

  • Dec. 19, 2020, 6-8pm
  • Clay Art Center
  • 40 Beech Street, Port Chester
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $45

Join Clay Art Center for some family fun in this one-time class for parents, kids, tweens or teens interested in learning to use the potter&rs...

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IN PERSON November Program Schedule: Wreath Making

  • Dec. 19, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 1:30pm
  • Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
  • 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home. Decorate it with flora collected from right here at the west end, and learn about what grows here and...

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ONLINE Scrimshaw Carving Virtual Workshop

  • Nov. 01, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , anytime
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10 for carving kit (2/$16) to be picked up at museum, virtual lesson is free

Explore scrimshaw, a true American folk art. See examples from the museum collection and discover how whalers carved teeth, bones and baleen i...

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IN PERSON Makers and Players Sunday

  • Sep. 20, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 2pm+
  • House of Playful Soul
  • 5 Station Square , Forest Hills
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $40

Kids will enjoy a two hour fun filled session where they create projects and play with friends!  Advanced registration required. 

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Transit Tots

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:15-11am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $10; $5 children ages 2-17

Young train enthusiasts explore themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and the city's subways and buses.

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ONLINE Learn Digital Painting and Color Workshop

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2021 , 10am
  • The New York Public Library - Pelham Bay
  • 3060 Middletown Rd, The Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Are you struggling with paint color but don't know where to start? If you love to paint portraits, draw characters or create fantasy environmen...

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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