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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 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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Virtual: Family Paint Night Fundraiser

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 7-9pm
  • The Sophia Valsamos Foundation
  • 100 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 205, Office A, Plainview
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $20

We are excited to announce our Family virtual Paint night fundraiser, "Inhale courage, exhale fear". Join TSVF for our virtual painting f...

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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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VIRTUAL: Free Kids Painting Event

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12pm
  • Zoom Virtual Event - Sponsored by New York Life - Long Island General Office
  • 520 Broadhollow Road, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join for some SUMMER FUN at a free virtual painting event featuring artist Bob Parrillo, from Happy Little Brush Strokes. Please click the Zoo...

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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 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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VIRTUAL STEAM Workshop: Paper Marbling

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 12-1PM
  • Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
  • 3441 137 th St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Pay as you wish.

Join us for a unique virtual program! Discover chemistry in art! Paper marbling is an ancient technique that produces patterns that imitate smooth ...

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ONLINE No-Sew T-shirt Pillow Case

  • Aug. 24, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make a pillowcase from one of your t-shirts! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on...

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ONLINE DIY Bath Bombs

  • Aug. 26, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

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

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ONLINE Live Puppet Shows

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 11am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
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  • 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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VIRTUAL: Imaginative Inspirations with Shari on Zoom

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 24, 2020 , Mondays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join us (virtually) to celebrate your imagination as it is inspired by illustrators and authors and brought to life through a screen with Shari Mun...

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ONLINE DIY Puppet Workshops

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 4pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am
  • Wonderspark Puppets
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  • 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 Get Crafty with Lynn Lilly & Crayola

  • Jun. 02, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-1:30pm
  • Crayola
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly as she show shows you fun and easy crafts you can make at home with your kids!

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ONLINE Anime with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 03, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $90

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 H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate art and get outdoors this summer with H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break! Explore a variety of different techniques and art materials as you ...

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ONLINE Teen Studio Art- Virtual!

  • Jul. 02, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Key to My Art!
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  • Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles to explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class! Gather up a...

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ONLINE Preschool - 3rd Grade Studio Art

  • Jun. 26, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5:15pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles as you explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class. The classes ...

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I Love Street Art & Graffiti Workshops

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-12pm
  • Tuff City Styles Yard
  • 650 Fordham Road , Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $100-$150

I LOVE STREET ART & GRAFFITI with Lady K Fever. Tuff City will be offering socially distanced painting sessions facilitated by skilled graffiti...

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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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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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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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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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