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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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The American Spirit: The Music of Mark Hayes and Pepper Choplin

  • May. 25, 2020, 7:00 PM
  • David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
  • 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, New York
  • Tickets $20-$100! On Sale Now!

DCINY honors our fallen heroes with a Memorial Day concert featuring patriotic, American works for chorus and orchestra. Drawing inspiration from the ...

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ONLINE Dumbo Art Event

  • May. 27, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • All Ages
  • $10 per family (siblings can share device)

Draw and use markers, crayons, colored pencils or paint to add color to your drawing! You can draw in your sketchbook, on printer paper or on canva...

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ONLINE Fortnite Art Event - Draw Tomato Head & Durr Burger

  • May. 28, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • All Ages
  • $10 per family (siblings can share device)

Draw and use markers, crayons, colored pencils or paint to add color to your drawing! You can draw in your sketchbook, on printer paper or on canva...

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ONLINE Cupcake Chic Shopkins Art Event

  • May. 29, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, online
  • All Ages
  • $10 per family (siblings can share device)

Draw and use markers, crayons, colored pencils or paint to add color to your drawing! You can draw in your sketchbook, on printer paper or on canva...

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ONLINE Story Time: Ingela P. Arrhenius presents A Forest’s Seasons

  • May. 30, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Inspired by the stories her father told her about moving from Puerto Rico to New York as a child, Zara González Hoang’s author-illustr...

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School's Out Club

  • Jun. 04, 2020, 9am-3:30pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $60; $50 members

Drop off your child for a day of dance, crafts, and fun!

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School's Out Club

  • Jun. 09, 2020, 9am-3:30pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $60; $50 members

Drop off your child for a day of dance, crafts, and fun!

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Nature Art Activities at Home

  • May. 19, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Strawtown Studio
  • 640 North Midland Ave. , Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

With these free activities (shared via PDF and video) experience close-up nature observation, art and handwork with simple materials from your home...

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ONLINE Anime Drawing Class with Mr. James 6-8 year olds

  • May. 14, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Thursdays, 1-2pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, online
  • Young elementary
  • $15 per family (siblings can share device)

Learn the basics of Anime with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention. Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE Anime Drawing Class with Mr. James 9-16 year olds

  • May. 12, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Thursdays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, Amityville
  • Tween, Teen
  • $15 per family (siblings can share device)

Learn the basics of Anime with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention! Students will need a pencil and somet...

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ONLINE Cartooning with James

  • May. 12, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , Amityville
  • Tween, Teen
  • $15 per family (siblings can share device)

Learn the basics of cartooning with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention! Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE Cartooning with James

  • May. 12, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-2pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , Amityville
  • Young elementary
  • $15 per family (siblings can share device)

Learn the basics of cartooning with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention! Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE ART with Anthony Carter

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This music series will incorporate all aspects of general music learning from note reading and rhythmic studies, to music history and music appreci...

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ONLINE Live Puppet Shows

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 11am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Shows are free, donations accepted

Join Wonderspark Puppets every day during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live sessions on Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE Doodle Along with Pzazz Art Studio

  • May. 22, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , Fridays, 1-1:30pm
  • Crayola
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join P'zazz Art Studio every Friday on the Crayola Facebook Page for a colorful doodle along!

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ONLINE Get Crafty with Lynn Lilly & Crayola!

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm
  • Crayola
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Crayola and Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Lisa Loeb for a nursery rhyme color & sing-along! Each session in this series will...

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ONLINE DIY Puppet Workshops

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 4pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Classes are free, donations accepted

Join Wonderspark Puppets every day during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live sessions on Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE Children's Workshop with Amy DiGi

  • May. 03, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Sundays, 2pm
  • The Art Students League
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  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Amy DiGi’s Online Children’s Workshop for this special program geared towards 5-8 year olds. Programs will be 30 minutes long...

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ONLINE Heckscher at Home Kids Edition: Art Activities

  • May. 12, 2020 - Jun. 16, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3pm on Facebook Live (Heckscher Museum)
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Museum Educator Lisa Sayedi for Fun and Easy-to-Follow art activities at Heckscher at Home. Tune in live to the Museum's Facebook page whe...

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ONLINE Treehouse Kidswear DIY Daily Tutorials for Bigs & Littles

  • Mar. 25, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , 10am, ages 2-7; 4pm, ages 8-13
  • Instagram TV
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Treehouse Kidswear will be posting DIY art project tutorials each day on their IGTV account. There will be a one session targeted to the young...

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At Home Happiness with Bob Baker Marionettes

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2:30pm
  • YouTube.com
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The legendary Bob Baker Marionettes present special twice weekly puppet numbers designed to bring maximum joy to those at home. Want to play along?...

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Coloring Fun

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am (no session 4/29)
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for some fun coloring time!

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Kids Create

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 3-4pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon
  • 2035 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Get creative and crafty at the library!

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ONLINE Arts and Crafts with La Maestra Valentina- THURSDAY

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • SPEAKITALY NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street # FL 3, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Your child will learn the basics of the italian- like colors, number, days, months and much more. All of this will be delivered through art and cra...

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ONLINE Arts and Crafts with La Maestra Valentina FRIDAY

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Jun. 26, 2020 , Fridays, 10-11am
  • SPEAKITALY NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street # FL 3, New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Your child will learn the basics of the italian- like colors, number, days, months and much more. All of this will be delivered through art and cra...

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Sit and Knit

  • Feb. 06, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:30-4:45pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join the library for craft and chat. Share your project, get advice, or learn a new skill.

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KIDX TINY TOT TUESDAYS WITH APPLE MOMS

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Jun. 09, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Jefferson Valley Mall
  • 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bring your little ones for crafts, educational games, gross motor, and fine motor play.

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KIDS GET COSMIC

  • May. 09, 2020 - Sep. 18, 2020 , 10am–5:30pm, daily; Guided Activities: Weekdays, 1:30–5:30pm and Saturdays-Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Weekdays: $23; $20 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $10 children 2–12; free for members and children younger than 2; Weekends: $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2–12

Kids and thair families embark on an adventure to observe the natural environment while learning about the life and work of Yayoi Kusama.

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Needlework

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Bayside Library
  • 214-20 Northern Blvd., Bayside
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Learn needlework. Material is limited.

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Activity Table

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Drop-in for family-friendly botanical-themed arts and crafts at the weekend Activity Table. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

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Crafternoons

  • Dec. 03, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Have fun crafting with our children's librarian!

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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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Lanyard Club

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , Weekdays and Saturdays, 3:30-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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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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Children Knit & Crochet

  • Jan. 07, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 8-12 can learn how to knit or crochet! Families will be responsible for bringing a Crochet Hook - Size G or H, or Knitting Needles - Size 7, 8, or 9.

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