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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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Sensory Friendly Movie

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children of all ages and abilities and their family members/caregivers are welcome to enjoy the PlayMobile: The Movie (PG) in a relaxed environment. Registration required. 

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Autism Awareness Month Celebration

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 3:30-6:30pm
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Teens and young adults on the Autism Spectrum and their family, care providers/partners and coaches are invite to this very special day which will includes a multi–sensory theatrical workshop, art making, scavenger hunt, and refreshments.

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CANCELED Pinkalicious: Sensory Friendly Performance

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11am
  • John W. Engeman Theater
  • 250 Main St., Northport
  • All Ages
  • $15

Everyone will enjoy the show during this special sensory-friendly performance. 

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Friendship and Music With The Social Brain

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children and adults of all abilities are invited for friendship, socialization, laughter, and community. Call to register.

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Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 8-10am
  • Children's Museum of the East End
  • 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

In addition to light and sound reduction, quiet rooms, and an intentionally less-crowded Museum, visitors will enjoy crafts and hunting for eggs in and around the exhibits. Pre-registration is required for this event.

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Meet Nancy Gianni founder of GiGi's Playhouse

  • Apr. 15, 2020, TBA
  • Sayville Town Hall
  • 80 North Main St., Sayville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Nancy Gianni, the founder of GiGi's, will greet families and autograph her book.

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Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children with special needs are invited to bring a family member or caregiver with them to the Nature Center to enjoy animal programs, hikes, and other fun science and sensory adventures. Pre-registration required. 

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Together in Music

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 4pm
  • Chappaqua PAC
  • 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua
  • All Ages
  • $20; free for lap kids

This interactive and inclusive Family Concert spotlights the special needs community playing with the orchestra.

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April Autism Awareness Event

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Maspeth Library, features presenter Greg Vasicek, who is the founder and president of the local nonprofit Play4Autism. The event will include interactive games for children, a movie presentation, sensitivity training, pamphlets with facts about autism, and giveaways.

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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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CANCELED Nassau BOCES 2020 Annual Transition Expo

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 6-8:30pm
  • Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment
  • 2850 North Jerusalem Road, Wantagh
  • Adult
  • FREE

The Nassau BOCES Transition Expo offers a great opportunity to learn how to prepare your child for success beyond High School, to post-secondary ed...

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Autism Awareness Action Day 2020

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 12:00-5:00pm
  • The Shops at Atlas Park
  • 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Play4Autism for a day of spreading awareness and acceptance during their 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Action Day!

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CMS Kids - Master Work: Brahms's Rondo alla Zingarese, Op. 25

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 11:00am and 3:00pm
  • Daniel And Joanna S. Rose Studio
  • 165 West 65th St, 10th floor, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $25

Featuring host Rami Vamos and CMS Artists, each CMS Kids program is an inclusive concert experience adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other special needs.

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CANCELED: SNOW WHITE: SENSORY-FRIENDLY

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 5:00pm
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25

This rustic romp boasts an eclectic indie score and affirms the belief that even the most evil deserve a chance at redemption. Lighting and sound have been adapted to accommodate sensory sensitivities and Autism specialists will be on hand to provide assistance if needed.

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Sensory Storytime

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Emerson Public Library
  • 20 Palisade Ave., Emerson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This sensory enhanced class includes stories, songs, and play with a focus on social skills and developmental benefits. Space is limited to welcome those who have a hard time in large groups. Registration is required. Ages 2-5.

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Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs

  • May. 02, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children with special needs are invited to bring a family member or caregiver with them to the Nature Center to enjoy animal programs, hikes, and other fun science and sensory adventures. Pre-registration required. 

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Art with a Partner Inclusion Workshops for Children & Young Adults

  • May. 03, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Art League of Long Island
  • 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
  • All Ages
  • $35

This series provides each participant and his/ her special loved one a precious opportunity to bond together while creating something beautiful. Space is limited. Register in advance. 

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Winston Preparatory School Open House

  • May. 05, 2020, 9:30am
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • 30 Deforest Road, Dix Hills
  • Adult
  • FREE

Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for 3rd through 12th grade students with specific learning differences. You are ...

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Winston Preparatory School Open House

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Apr. 21, 2020 , 4/2, 6:30pm; 4/21, 9:15am
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • 30 Deforest Road, Dix Hills
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn more about the school and sign up for their upcoming Open House.

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Read and Play

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - Apr. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1-1:45pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands
  • 2065 Flatbush Ave., Bergen Beach
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Hear stories, makes friends, and play at this inclusive story time. Ages birth-5 years.

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Champs for Autism Ausome Reading Program

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Apr. 18, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am for ages 7-10yrs; 11:30am-12:15pm for ages 11-13yrs.
  • Woodstock New York Public Library
  • 761 East 160th Street, Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • FREE

Learn how to enhance the reading skills for children on the Autism Spectrum. Registration required. 

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New York City Ballet Access Workshop for Children with Autism

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - May. 23, 2020 , 2/8 and 5/23, 1:00pm
  • Samuel B & David Rose Building, 7th Floor
  • 165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free

Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this one-hour movement workshop especially designed for children with autism and developmental disabilities.

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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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Circle of Friends

  • Oct. 04, 2019 - Jun. 19, 2020 , Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This program is for children 6-13 years old with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this program is to help children to learn social skills through simple science experiments, art projects, and board games. A therapist or caregiver must be present.

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