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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 Story Time: T. L. McBeth presents Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians trilogy and beloved Greenlight neighbor, returns to Greenlight with a wholly or...

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ONLINE Virtual Open House 2020

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 9am-3pm
  • Mark Morris Dance Center
  • 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

During this Virtual Open House you'll have the opportunity to take classes on Zoom and meet the Education staff. If you're curious abo...

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ONLINE Hindu Lamp Ceremony

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 5-5:45pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for the 8th annual Aarti Hindu Lamp Ceremony! In order to honor social distancing guidelines, the ceremo...

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IN PERSON Farmhouse Family Day: Harvest Sun Prints

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 11am-3pm
  • Wyckoff House Museum
  • 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Explore the shapes and textures of the garden by making sun prints with handmade frames – sign up to reserve a spot for your family...

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ONLINE Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Sonia De Los Santos

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 11am
  • HITN Learning
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join HITN Learning and Latin Grammy nominee Sonia de Los Santos to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a fun virtual concert! In her music,...

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IN PERSON Rosh Hashanah Shofar Micro-Service

  • Sep. 20, 2020, 9:30am-6pm; see complete schedule below
  • Chabad of Park Slope
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This year's Rosh Hashanah will be a unique experience for all. Step outside to hear the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah. Join a short outdoor Shofar mi...

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IN PERSON Journey to the Stars

  • Sep. 25, 2020, 8:30-10:30pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3
  • 146-300 Furman St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds. Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telesc...

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ONLINE Story Time: Veronica Chambers and Rachelle Baker present Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Award-winning author Veronica Chambers and multi-displinary artist Rachelle Baker present a timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, t...

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ONLINE Local Business Hacks

  • Sep. 29, 2020, 1pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint
  • 107 Norman Ave., Greenpoint
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Glenolden Foundation & Waterproofing to learn the key elements to generating organic traffic. The same elements they have used for a ...

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ONLINE Misty Copeland presents Bunheads In conversation with Radhika Jones

  • Sep. 30, 2020, 7pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Award-winning author Veronica Chambers and multi-displinary artist Rachelle Baker present a timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, t...

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ONLINE Virtual Street Art Experience in Brooklyn

  • Oct. 04, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Made&Spotted
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join an interactive street art experience— right from your home! A special way for like-minded creatives, art-lovers, friends and family of a...

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IN PERSON It's My Park: Mondays

  • Sep. 14, 2020 - Sep. 28, 2020 , Mondays, 10:15am-12:45pm
  • Prospect Park
  • Parkside Plaza at Parkside Ave, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Prospect Park for special It's My Park Day community volunteer events, where groups and individuals can help sustain the pa...

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IN PERSON Little Red Riding Hood

  • Aug. 28, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12:30pm
  • Puppetworks Inc
  • 338 Sixth Avenue, Park Slope
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $11; $10 children

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of its Park Slope theatre with a Hand Puppet adaptation of the classic folk tale, “Little R...

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IN PERSON 2020 Brooklyn Greenway Ride

  • Sep. 01, 2020 - Sep. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • Brooklyn Waterfront
  • Brooklyn Waterfront, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $0-$25 (supports the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative)

The annual bike ride is back! Explore Brooklyn's storied waterfront on this socially distanced, self-guided 26-mile journey.Discover Brooklyn&#...

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IN PERSON Roller Skating

  • Sep. 09, 2020 - Oct. 17, 2020 , Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 12-5pm; Fridays, 12-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-7pm
  • LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
  • 171 East Dr. , NY , Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $10 weekends and holidays; $6 weekdays; $7 skate rental

Skate to a mix of pop hits while taking in views of Prospect Park Lake. 

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IN PERSON Green Team 2020

  • Sep. 12, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 8:30-10:30am
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best. Advanced registration is required.

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IN PERSON Kayaking

  • Aug. 19, 2020 - Oct. 14, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 4
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. Advanced registration required. 

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IN PERSON Jack & the Beanstalk

  • Sep. 25, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 12:30pm
  • Puppetworks Inc
  • 338 Sixth Avenue, Park Slope
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $11; $10 children

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of its Park Slope theatre with a Hand Puppet adaptation of the classic folk tale, “Little R...

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IN PERSON Bensonhurst Greenmarket

  • May. 31, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-3pm
  • GrowNYC
  • 18th Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Streets, Bensonhurst
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, honey and specialty Mexican herbs. 

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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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ONLINE Puppet Show LIVE

  • Sep. 04, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2021 , Fridays, 11am
  • WonderSpark Puppets
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get ready for a highly interactive, very silly puppet show!

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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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