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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 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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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 12, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1-5pm
  • Bushwick Houses
  • 881 Flushing Ave., Bushwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 17, 2020 , Mondays, 1-5pm
  • Blake Avenue Play Street
  • Blake Avenue, Brownsville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 18, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-5pm
  • Red Hook Open Street
  • West 9th Street, Red Hook
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

PLAY NYC offers a safe, hands-free play area for children on closed-off streets in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. The set-up includes a no-touch o...

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Music With Patrick

  • Aug. 07, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , 4-6pm
  • Empire Outlets
  • 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

Patrick Raftery is a songwriter, musician, dad, and self-styled maker of musical mischief who loves entertaining families with his wacky blend of a...

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Binx The Magician

  • Aug. 14, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , 3-5pm
  • Empire Outlets
  • 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Each kid (ages 12 and younger) in attendance will receive a coupon for a free cone or cup of custard from Shake Shack.

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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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Workouts With Spiderman

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , 6-7pm
  • Empire Outlets
  • 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join at the second level promenade in front of Old Navy for a kid-friendly and contactless family workout. Young guests will be able to learn cool ...

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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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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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