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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 Summer Reading: Spin, Pop, Boom

  • Jul. 13, 2020, 2-2:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Are you ready for some fun science? Witness amazing feats of chemistry and explore all sorts of spectacular reactions. Mad Science is a group that&...

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ONLINE Summer Reading: Silly Jazz and Camille!

  • Jul. 14, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Kids love this unique show as Stewzo performs funny songs with his guitar and comedy routines with his cast of wacky ventriloquist puppets and char...

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ONLINE Cat Patrick presents Tornado Brain

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 2pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Greenlight Bookstore is thrilled to welcome author Cat Patrick to discuss her moving debut middle grade novel, Tornado Brain, the he...

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ONLINE Blocks, Bubbles and Outliness: Graffiti 102 with Hi-ARTS

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hi-ARTS and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez a.k.a FEEGZ, Figaro & Firo173 invite you to learn the history and basics of graffiti art, including...

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ONLINE Summer Reading: Stewzo Musical Puppet Show

  • Jul. 15, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Kids love this unique show as Stewzo performs funny songs with his guitar and comedy routines with his cast of wacky ventriloquist puppets and char...

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ONLINE Amazing Animals with the Brooklyn Children's Museum

  • Jul. 16, 2020, 4-4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Whether they can regrow a tail or lift 1,000 times their weight, the animals at Brooklyn Children’s Museum have super powers! All animal...

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ONLINE Story Time: Margaret McCartney and Jodi Wheeler-Toppen present This Is a Book to Read with a Worm

  • Jul. 18, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Greenlight Bookstore is thrilled to welcome author Cat Patrick to discuss her moving debut middle grade novel, Tornado Brain, the he...

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ONLINE Young Readers Book Group with Jessica discusses Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice

  • Jul. 21, 2020, 6pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Tween
  • FREE

Led (virtually!) by Greenlight co-owner Jessica, the Young Readers Book Group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great co...

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ONLINE Story Time: Laura Breen presents I See a Shadow

  • Jul. 25, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Led (virtually!) by Greenlight co-owner Jessica, the Young Readers Book Group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great co...

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ONLINE Musical Toddler Yoga

  • May. 21, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 10am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join Cassie for a fun morning of singing, music, and yoga for the toddler crowd.

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ONLINE Red Hook Fest

  • Jul. 03, 2020 - Jul. 17, 2020 , Fridays, 6pm
  • Red Hook Fest
  • 480 Van Brunt Street, Suite 203, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the #RedHookFest2020 watch party from the comfort of your home! Livestream the festival for FREE via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and RedHook...

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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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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 The Democracy Project Online Summer 2020

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm
  • The Old Stone House
  • 336 3rd St., Park Slope
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $1 suggested donation

Create your own country within your household! Grab some pens and paper and make goods and currency, trade with others, and make choices and decisi...

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ONLINE The Dynamite Dinner Club SUMMER EDITION!

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 4-5:30pm and 6-7:30pm
  • The Dynamite Shop
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  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $30 per class

The Dynamite Dinner Club is a limited-size weekly 1.5 hour afternoon cooking class that delivers essential lessons and techniques and culminates in...

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ONLINE Toc Toc Spanish For Little Kids

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 11am and 2pm ages 0-5; 4pm beginners and 5pm advanced ages 6-12
  • Toc Toc Spanish
  • 50-54 45th St., Woodside
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $5

Join Toc Toc and learn Spanish through songs, puppets, and games. Non-Spanish speakers welcome! Please bring your favorite stuffed animal to t...

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ONLINE Saturday Morning Music with Mr. Simon - LIVE Stream

  • May. 16, 2020 - Aug. 01, 2020 , Saturdays, 10-10:45am
  • Mr. Simon Music
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Donations accepted

Every Saturday morning see Mr. Simon's LIVE stream on Facebook - perfect for children under 6 years of age. He plays classic children'...

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ONLINE Sing 'N Schmooze

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Jul. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 4-4:45pm
  • Tkiya
  • , Facebook LIVE
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy an informal, free, and fun Shabbat experience, especially for families with children up to five years of age. Singing, dancing, praying, and ...

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ONLINE Wee Jam Shalom

  • Mar. 31, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15am
  • Tkiya
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Introduce your child to music in a fun and interactive setting! Each session is packed with singing, movement, stories, and more.

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Smorgasburg Prospect Park

  • Apr. 05, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Sundays, 11am-6pm
  • Prospect Park – Breeze Hill
  • East Drive at Lincoln Rd., Prospect Park
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

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Smorgasburg Williamsburg

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am-6pm
  • Marsha P. Johnson State Park
  • 90 Kent Ave., Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines.

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BYOBaby Play Date

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center
  • Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Bay Ridge
  • Baby, Adult
  • $5

 A time for parents and caregivers of infants/ toddlers to relax and mingle over wine and cheese while the kids play in our safe space with toys and books galore. 

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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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Sunday Author Story Time

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Sundays, 11:30am (Prospect Lefferts Garden) and 1:30pm (Fort Greene)
  • Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Garden/
  • 632 Flatbush Ave./686 Fulton St., Prospect Lefferts Garden/Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Authors and illustrators present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too! 

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Magic at Coney

  • Jan. 05, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 12pm
  • Coney Island USA
  • 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
  • All Ages
  • $12; $8 children younger than 12

See this magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from around the world.

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Cortelyou Greenmarket

  • Dec. 01, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 8am-3pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Cortelyou Road and Rugby Road, Ditmas Park
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop at the market, recycle old clothes, and drop off your food scap compost. 

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Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

  • Nov. 29, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 8am-4pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave, West Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop fresh produce, flowers, and more. Drop off your food scrap compost and bring clothing to be recycled. 

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Staff Story Time

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with the youngest book lovers.

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