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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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COLORADO MAMMOTH @ NEW YORK RIPTIDE

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 7:30pm
  • NYCB Live
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • $15-$65.50

Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!

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The Great Playdate: March Madness Basketball

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Amityville Public Library
  • 19 John St., Amityville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy some silly games with Jump Bunch. Registration required. 

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The 17th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge

  • Mar. 29, 2020, 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Icahn Stadium Randall's Island
  • 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island
  • All Ages
  • $15-$50

The Colon Cancer Challenge offers a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this often fatal yet preventable disease.

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CANCELED Grand Re-Opening 2020

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 3:30-7pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating
  • 150 Furman St- PIER 2, Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Free admission; $7 skate and rollerblade rental

In honor of the grand re-opening everyone will get free admission!

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Opening Day Parade + Ceremony

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • Prospect Park- Bandshell
  • 141 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Over 1,000 youth league players will parade down 7th Avenue in Park Slope, led by local marching bands and civic leaders, to the Prospect Park Bandshell, where ceremonial first pitches will be thrown to start the season.

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Spartan Kids Race

  • Apr. 04, 2020, Races begin 8:00am
  • Citi Field
  • 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $25.99-30.99

The race offers two distances for the little Spartans in your life, with obstacles in them just like the grown up versions.

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Stroller Strides Spring Opening

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 9:30am
  • Michael J. Tully Park
  • 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Bring the babies, bring a friend, and get some fresh air and a great workout!

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TORONTO ROCK @ NEW YORK RIPTIDE

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 7:30pm
  • NYCB Live
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • $15-$65.50

Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!

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The Daniel Beer Memorial 5K Run/Walk

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 9:30am, kids fun run; 10am, 5k run/walk
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $25 run/walk; free for fun run

This family friendly 5K event was created to build community, embrace the Beer Family and all who loved Daniel, and to support The Daniel Beer Foundation. Register online. 

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Four Seasons of Family Yoga: Spring

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; $10 per car members

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Preregistration is requested.

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Zumba

  • Apr. 07, 2020, Ages 4-6, 5-5:45pm; Ages 7-12, 5:45-6:30pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Childern can learn dance routines, hear music from all over the world, and have fun at a Zumba class. Registration required. 

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NEW ENGLAND BLACKWOLVES @ NEW YORK RIPTIDE

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 7:30pm
  • NYCB Live
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • $15-$65.50

Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!

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US Coffee 6th Annual Run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 7:30am, Registration & Check-In; 9am, Kids 10 & Under Fun Run; 9:30am, Official 4 Mile Run/Walk
  • The Allegria Hotel
  • Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • $25 4 mile run/walk; $10 kids half mile run

Support a very important cause while enjoying a great day right on the Long Beach boardwalk!

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CANCELED Easter Sunday Skate

  • Apr. 12, 2020, 2-10pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating
  • 150 Furman St- PIER 2, Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $10 admission; $7 skate and rollerblade rental

Skate along to today's top music and take photos with the Easter Bunny!

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Easter Sunday All You Can Eat Skate Party

  • Apr. 12, 2020, 2-5:30pm
  • United Skates of America, Inc.
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $16 include admission, skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda; $8 non skating adults

Join United Skates for their All You Can Eat Easter Skate Party!

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Down For the Count: A Night of Boxing and MMA

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 7pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $35-$75

Join the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill for a thrilling night of amateur boxing, MMA & Kickboxing fights. Support these talented ...

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Open House

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Long Island Voyagers Day Camp
  • 4235 Merrick Road, Massapequa
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Meet the Director and receive discounts, free bowling, and a camp shirt.

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Stroller Strides Story Time

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am
  • Floral Park Public Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

A free workout for mama on the front lawn of the library, with story time and coloring pages for the stroller occupants. 

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Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Westchester County Center
  • 198 Central Avenue, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament featuring the CPW’s Barrier Breakers with the NY Rolling Fury and WSSC’s Wildcats.

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RUN FOR THE WILD

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 8am
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Registration fee $30-$50

More than 5,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this year's event and all are welcome to stay after the race to take part in post-run activities and visit the Bronx Zoo.

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5K Color Run

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 9am, Competitive Run; 10am, Fun Run
  • Fort Hamilton
  • 101 St ST & Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $10; free for military families with promo code

Celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality in support to the Month of the Military Child. Please wear white attire. Registration required. 

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NYC Parks Spring Invitational Double Dutch Tournament

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Sorrentino Recreation Center
  • 1848 Carnaga Avenue, Far Rockaway
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Test your skills against the best NYC has to offer! Participants are welcome to register as a team or unattached for this competition.

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YCFL Color Run - Running for Australia and Our Environment

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am-12pm, 1 Mile Koala Run / Walk; 11:30am-3pm, 5K Run
  • Constitution Park
  • Fletcher Ave & Lewis Street, Fort Lee
  • All Ages
  • $30; $25 5k Run in advance; $20 Koala Run in advance

Run to raise funds to donate to Australian state fire authorities and local fire brigades in Australian states that have been severely affected by the fires.

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Little League Parade & Carnival

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 10am
  • Lindell Elementary School
  • 601 Lindell Blvd., Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

After the parade there will be a carnival for participants and families in Kennedy Plaza.

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Online Family Acro Yoga

  • Mar. 25, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15am; Sundays, 1:30-2:15pm
  • TheGreatRoom.org
  • Your Computer,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $15

Family Acro Yoga is an experience of wellness and exercise for every member of your family. This specific class is geared for grown-ups with 3- to ...

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Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Mar. 28, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , 3/28, 4/16, 4/25, 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 East 42nd Street, Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17.50-$21.50

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of the amazing train station.

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Dynamic Kids Brooklyn Online Break Dancing Class

  • Mar. 17, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
  • TheGreatRoom.org
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20

Dynamic Kids Brooklyn is partnering with The Great Room to provide a unique o...

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CANCELED Homeschool Open Play

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 17, 2020 , 4/3 and 4/17, 10am-3pm
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Lake Grove
  • 3147 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • $14.99 per child (includes socks); $9.99 Parent Pass available for those that want to participate (includes socks); free for members

During Homeschool Open Play children get active and can earn P.E. Credits!

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ONLINE Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

  • Mar. 30, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 , Mondays, 2-4pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • Teen
  • FREE

Hey teens! Are you bummed about social distancing but still want to game with your friends? Join the library for a Dungeons and Dragons online...

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Minecraft Mondays

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , select Mondays, 3pm
  • Microsoft Store - Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road Space #1140A, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Players will be put their creativity, teamwork, and Minecraft skills to the test in this fun open play event. Register online. 

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Gotta Dance – Kids Edition!

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , Saturdays, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center
  • 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
  • Tween, Teen
  • $5

Choreography as seen on Broadway and in the movies is re-created to provide a fun way of working out.

 

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Open Play Soccer

  • Feb. 05, 2020 - Apr. 02, 2020 , Wednesdays and Thursdays: Session 1- 10:30am; Session 2- 12:30pm; Session 3- 2pm
  • The Post
  • 100 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • $20

Bring your little one to these sessions that will last 90 minutes and have shared use of soccer equipment and field to practice early soccer movements.

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IC Ice Rink

  • Nov. 30, 2019 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • Industry City
  • 51 35th Street , Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental

Get ready to skate into winter! Courtyard 5/6 will house an ice rink for the cooler months. 

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Sensory Tuesdays

  • Jan. 28, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 6-7pm
  • Bounce! Trampoline Sports
  • 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $12; free for parents and caregivers

This special program includes decreased auditory and visual stimuli in a less crowded environment and fun structured group activities with limited class size.

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SENSATIONAL KIDS

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 , Mondays, 6-8pm
  • Bounce Syosset
  • 310 Michael Drive, Syosset
  • All Ages
  • $24 for 120 minutes; $18 for 90 minutes; $12 for 60 minutes

Bounce opens exclusively for children and adults with autism and offers staff experienced working with special needs children. 

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Glow

  • Jan. 31, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm-12am
  • Sky Zone
  • 33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle
  • All Ages
  • $29.99 for 3 Hours, $25.99 for 2 hours; $22.99 for 1 hour

Lasers, music, and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club.

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CHESS AT 3: STORY TIME CHESS

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Jun. 13, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-5pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Chess at Three for a fun filled afternoon full of creative and interactive storytelling and games.

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Tai Chi for Seniors

  • Feb. 13, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 10am
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center
  • Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn
  • Adult
  • $10

CHAIR Tai Chi for Seniors—ideal, slow exercises for relaxing, focus, concentration and flexibility. Join Jane, a teacher for the past 10...

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Planet Play

  • Nov. 09, 2019 - Apr. 24, 2020 , select Saturdays, 9:30am
  • The Wetherby-Pembridge School
  • 7 E. 96th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15 per person

These 45-minute sessions encourage young children ages 0-3 to explore the world around them through songs, music, and movement in a wonderful sensory experience.

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Capoeira Classes

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 kids; First class free

Learn the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira, a fusion of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics.

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Shining Lights Yoga for Kids

  • Feb. 05, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises.

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Pilates with Babysitting Included!

  • Nov. 15, 2019 - Nov. 06, 2020 , Fridays, 12:30pm
  • ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater
  • 1203 Church Ave., Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • $25, 2 kids per adult

While an on-site babysitter minds the little ones, parents can focus on being fabulously fit.

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NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park

  • Jun. 22, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , 9:00 am; Check-in 8:45 am
  • Baisley Pond Park
  • 156-10 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative - bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks.

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Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - Sep. 10, 2022 , Second Saturday of each month, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Highbridge Park
  • West 174th Street and Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights/Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America.

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