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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 Virtual Beginner Karate Class

  • May. 26, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Action Karate Cinnaminson
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Action Karate for a Free Online Beginner Karate Class. Please log on 5 minutes prior to class time and make sure to have a strong internet con...

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ONLINE SpaceFest

  • May. 27, 2020, 11am-5pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

SpaceFest celebrates the launch of the first U.S. human mission to space in nearly a decade, as the crew of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is schedul...

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ONLINE #ConcertsForKids Grace McLean

  • May. 27, 2020, 4pm
  • Lincoln Center
  • Broadway at 64th Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Grace McLean is an actor, singer, writer, and composer with theater credits on Broadway (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Off-Bro...

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ONLINE Virtual Storytime: Transportation

  • May. 29, 2020, 11:30am
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
  • 421 East 61 Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the museum for a virtual storytime. Read picture books about transportation and play an online game. Everyone welcome, but designed ...

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Story Pirates & Friends Benefit Performance

  • May. 30, 2020, 3:00pm
  • NYU Skirball
  • 566 LaGuardia Place, Washington Square
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, All Ages
  • $35

This special NYC celebration will include Story Pirates greatest hits - along with fresh new musical sketch comedy based on ideas from the audience.

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ONLINE Kindie Covers Kookie by Jumpin' Jamie Online Music Fest!

  • May. 30, 2020, 3-3:45pm
  • Jumpin' Jamie
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Stuck home from school or work? Join Puppets by Palmieri for free live-stream 30 minute puppet shows with Mr Chris & Lucky Duck. Anyone who don...

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ONLINE #ConcertsForKids 123 Andres

  • May. 31, 2020, 11am
  • Lincoln Center
  • Broadway at 64th Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Grace McLean is an actor, singer, writer, and composer with theater credits on Broadway (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Off-Bro...

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ONLINE #ConcertsForKids Mark Mulcahy

  • Jun. 03, 2020, 4pm
  • Lincoln Center
  • Broadway at 64th Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Mark Mulcahy is a composer and singer. He has released many albums and performs in the US and Europe. Mark composed the music for the Nickelodeon t...

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123 Andrés

  • Jun. 06, 2020, 11:00am
  • David Rubenstein Atrium
  • Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE FREE

Latin Grammy-winning music duo Andrés and Christina, better known as 123 Andrés close out our Artist at the Atrium season. Known for bringing joyful sounds, a passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music to their shows, they will get kids dancing with their catchy songs in both Spanish and English.

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ONLINE Virtual Vereen and Friends

  • Jun. 18, 2020, 6pm
  • Care For the Homeless
  • , N/A
  • All Ages
  • $50-$3,000

Virtual Vereen and Friends is an hour-long benefit event for Care For the Homeless (CFH) and their COVID-19 Relief Efforts for homeless New Yo...

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ONLINE Virtual Trivia Slam Game for Families

  • Jun. 21, 2020, 1pm and 3pm
  • WATSON ADVENTURES
  • , New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 per person

Stuck at home with the kids and looking for something fun to do together? Round up your friends and family for a live virtual trivia game that'...

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Trolls LIVE!

  • Jun. 13, 2020 - Jun. 14, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am, 2pm, and 5:30pm
  • The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
  • Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $40 and up

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch, and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, ...

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ONLINE Lincoln Center at Home: Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , Weekdays, 2pm
  • Lincoln Center
  • Broadway at 64th Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Schools may be closed but Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom is open. Tune in to Facebook Live every weekday for your daily dose of creativity.&n...

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ONLINE Student Streams: Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment

  • May. 25, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Metropolitan Opera House
  • 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Designed to support teachers, students, and families working and learning remotely during the Covid-19 crisis, this program offers daily live event...

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ONLINE Billion Oyster Project Virtual Symposium Week

  • Jun. 05, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , 3pm
  • Billion Oyster Project
  • , New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE

The BOP Virtual Symposium Week is a celebration of unique & creative student work about the New York Harbor! About this Event This year BOP is ...

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ONLINE Virtual Playdate

  • May. 16, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am (ages 6 and younger) and 11am (ages 7 and older)
  • NORY
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

NORY Virtual Playdate is an opportunity for children to play and socialize with friends in a remote robot competition. Children will get to co...

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ONLINE Live-Stream Puppet Show

  • May. 16, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Puppets by Palmieri
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Donations accepted

Stuck home from school or work? Join Puppets by Palmieri for free live-stream 30 minute puppet shows with Mr Chris & Lucky Duck. Anyone who don...

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ONLINE Show Up Kids! LIVE!

  • May. 15, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 4pm
  • SHOW UP, KIDS!
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $12 per family

Peter Michael Marino continues the run of his wildly popular "Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!" with interactive performances. Kids from all o...

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ONLINE Battery Dance TV Free Weekly Virtual Dance Classes for Kids

  • May. 13, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Hip-Hop: Mondays and Fridays, 3pm; Dance: Wednesdays, 3pm
  • Battery Dance
  • 380 Broadway, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

In the wake of school closures, Battery Dance knows things are difficult for both teachers and students. As such, they will now offer free virtual ...

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ONLINE Turn it out with Tiler

  • May. 12, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Monday-Friday, 1pm
  • Tiler Peck
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Tiler Peck is Principal Dancer at the New York City Ballet and also the author of her new children's book Katerina Ballerina. She invites every...

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ONLINE 92Y VIRTUAL PLAYTIME

  • May. 13, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2pm and Sundays, 11am
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join 92Y for a delightful 30-minute, interactive class that will keep your little one engaged and inspired. This innovative virtual playtime i...

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ONLINE B Unidos 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • May. 06, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 7pm
  • Ballet Hispánico
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hisp&aacu...

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ONLINE CTD Circle Time on Instagram Live

  • May. 07, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 5:15-5:30pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 West 32nd Street Suite 604, New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

CTD OT is hosting weekly Circle Time! Their occupational therapist will engage your little ones through music and finger play! Finger play involves...

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ONLINE Thank You Thursdays with Mo Willems

  • May. 07, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, after 1pm
  • The Kennedy Center
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

May is THANK-O-RAMA month with Mo Willems! As part of the monthlong celebration, Disney Publishing Worldwide is joining the Kennedy Center for a sp...

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ONLINE Doodle Along with Pzazz Art Studio

  • May. 22, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , Fridays, 1-1:30pm
  • Crayola
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join P'zazz Art Studio every Friday on the Crayola Facebook Page for a colorful doodle along!

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ONLINE Livestream Recess

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm
  • Playworks
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Tune in for stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.

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ONLINE Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Jun. 06, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 5pm and Sundays, 2pm
  • Virtual Museum Game
  • Online, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 per person

Grab your magic wands for a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magic...

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ONLINE Get Crafty with Lynn Lilly & Crayola!

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm
  • Crayola
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Crayola and Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Lisa Loeb for a nursery rhyme color & sing-along! Each session in this series will...

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ONLINE MusiCity Kids on Facebook

  • May. 06, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12pm
  • MusiCity Kids
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  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

MusiCity Kids, anchored by host, creator, and Executive Producer Tamara Fyke, features segments on physical education, financial literacy, science,...

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ONLINE Popsicle Virtual Recess

  • May. 12, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm
  • Popsicle
  • , New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Parents and kids can tune into Virtual Recess on Popsicle's Instagram Live for new and exciting sessions. Each original Virtual Recess act...

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ONLINE James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends

  • May. 18, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm
  • YouTube
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Donations accepted

Join Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi as he reads James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, in full across 10 episodes, to raise money...

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ONLINE Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi) from Home

  • May. 05, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E 47th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the Japan Society for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated! Watch a theatrical perfor...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Virtual Trivia Slam Game for Families

  • May. 02, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • WATSON ADVENTURES
  • Play at Home, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $75 for up to 6 players

Stuck at home with the kids and looking for some fun? Round up your friends and family for a live virtual trivia game that’ll have everyone l...

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ONLINE Kids Yoga Virtual Class

  • May. 02, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 2-2:30pm
  • Yoga at Simply Well
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 per household

Kids Yoga is a playful and creative approach to yoga for elementary school aged kids which incorporates active poses, cooperative games, and easily...

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ONLINE Children's Workshop with Amy DiGi

  • May. 03, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Sundays, 2pm
  • The Art Students League
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Amy DiGi’s Online Children’s Workshop for this special program geared towards 5-8 year olds. Programs will be 30 minutes long...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • May. 02, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • WATSON ADVENTURES
  • Online, New York
  • $60 for up to 4 players

Grab your magic wands for an adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical object...

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ONLINE LIVESTREAM: Broadway Ballet (Ages 2-6)

  • Apr. 28, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Fridays, 10am
  • Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens
  • Virtual, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12

Broadway Ballet (Ages 2-6) combines story time with music and movement! After listening to the days story, elementary Ballet skills are introduced,...

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ONLINE LIVESTREAM: Hip-Hop Dance Party (Ages 2-6)

  • Apr. 28, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30pm
  • Broadway Dance Center
  • Virtual , New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12

This 45 minute, high energy online dance party is sure to get your tiny dancer moving & grooving. This class is an exciting way to introduce th...

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NYC Tots: Spring Class Series

  • Apr. 23, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • 1220 Fifth Ave. , Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $180 for one child and one adult

Participate in this six-session course to learn about how the City reawakens in the Spring through song, play, and special art projects. 

 

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Helpsters Help You

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays
  • Apple TV+
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Helpsters Help You is a new series of six shorts from the makers of Sesame Street. The mini-episodes were created to provide...

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ONLINE Sing & Dance with TADA

  • May. 23, 2020 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • TADA! YOUTH THEATER
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn a new musical number every week from a TADA! show. Warm up vocally and physically, learn the vocals and choreography, and then perform it for...

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ONLINE Treehouse Kidswear DIY Daily Tutorials for Bigs & Littles

  • Mar. 25, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , 10am, ages 2-7; 4pm, ages 8-13
  • Instagram TV
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Treehouse Kidswear will be posting DIY art project tutorials each day on their IGTV account. There will be a one session targeted to the young...

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ONLINE Creative Clubhouse Stories with Caitlyn

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2020 , Thursdays, 11:30am
  • New York City Children's Theater
  • 340 E 46th St, New York
  • Young elementary
  • $10

Join New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) Teaching Artist, Caitlyn McCain for a digital, interactive and accessible storytime class that ...

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ONLINE Calypso for Kids Online Mini-Concert

  • Apr. 28, 2020 - Jun. 09, 2020 , Tuesdays, 11:30am-12pm
  • Calypso for Kids
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • tips accepted

Join Jazz Caribe featuring Jamaica Bob for a free weekly mini-concert featuring songs for the Caribbean. Each concert will be themed. Examples...

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ONLINE Live classes for kids

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 05, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Activity Hero
  • 265 Cambridge Ave #60923, , Palo Alto
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Live online classes for kids - FREE! Kids and families can join online classes from home while school is out. Special guests teach kids about art, ...

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ONLINE The Little Gym at Home

  • Apr. 14, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • The Little Gym
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Burn energy, build skills, and experience the magic of The Little Gym with The Little Gym at Home!  Check out their virtual classes on YouTube...

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Action Karate Online

  • May. 09, 2020 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 9-9:30am
  • HiSawyer.com
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $27

You might naturally associate martial arts with Hollywood stunts and kicks and punches, but the self-defense aspect of martial arts is just part of...

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At Home Happiness with Bob Baker Marionettes

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2:30pm
  • YouTube.com
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The legendary Bob Baker Marionettes present special twice weekly puppet numbers designed to bring maximum joy to those at home. Want to play along?...

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ONLINE Storytime with the Met

  • May. 07, 2020 - Jul. 02, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:10pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Each week, look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months – 6 years.

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ONLINE VIRTUAL GAMES

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, see website for times
  • WATSON ADVENTURES
  • ,
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $35-$45 per team in public games; inquire about private game prices

Watson Adventures, the country’s premier scavenger hunt company offering private and public virtual games in more than 30 cities around the U...

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ONLINE Goodnight with Dolly

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2020 , Thursdays, 7pm
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. The weekly read-...

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ONLINE Sing with La Maestra Valentina-MONDAYS

  • Apr. 06, 2020 - Jun. 08, 2020 , Mondays, 10-10:30am
  • SPEAKITALY NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street # FL 3, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $10

Sit on a carpet, listen to Valentina sing and enjoy the book, then  try to sing all together. This class will give the possibility to your chi...

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ONLINE Sing with La Maestra Valentina- THURSDAYS

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Jun. 11, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:30-4pm
  • SPEAKITALY NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street # FL 3, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10

Sit on a carpet, listen to Valentina sing and enjoy the book, then try to sing all together. This class will give the possibility to your child to ...

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ONLINE Bach Yard Playdates

  • Apr. 26, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Sundays, 11am
  • Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

The internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham brings her interactive classical concert series for children to your home with Season One of a ne...

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ONLINE Arts and Crafts with La Maestra Valentina- THURSDAY

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • SPEAKITALY NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street # FL 3, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Your child will learn the basics of the italian- like colors, number, days, months and much more. All of this will be delivered through art and cra...

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ONLINE Arts and Crafts with La Maestra Valentina FRIDAY

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Jun. 26, 2020 , Fridays, 10-11am
  • SPEAKITALY NYC
  • 49 West 28th Street # FL 3, New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Your child will learn the basics of the italian- like colors, number, days, months and much more. All of this will be delivered through art and cra...

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Kid Power

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • UNICEF
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

UNICEF Kid Power is a FREE dance, yoga and activity video platform to help children feel energized and empowered. When kids get active with Kid Pow...

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Harry Potter at Home

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Anytime
  • Wizarding World
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The WizardingWorld.com has built a dedicated space for you to visit which they’ll be updating all the time for your enjoyment. This special H...

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THE MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT!

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Jun. 20, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • The Kraine Theater
  • 85 East 4th Street , New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15 adults; $5 children

This adult friendly physical comedy for kids 3-10 is about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. 

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ONLINE Tot Shabbat

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Jul. 11, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • 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 CMS Education Resources

  • Mar. 23, 2020 - Jul. 03, 2020 , Anytime
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE NA

ONLINE Complete and freely available archive of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concerts, lectures, and Meet the Music videos, with suggest...

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St John's Choristers

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Jun. 03, 2020 , Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30pm
  • St John's in the Village
  • 218 West Eleventh Street, New York City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Training in music fundamentals and singing for children 7 and up. The program is open to children from throughout the city. As part of the program they sing once a month at a Sunday service.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Jun. 07, 2020 , daily, 10:00am-4:30pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Through a variety of hands-on activities, visitors to the Center can explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions that are so amazing, many continue to affect the world today.

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Riverside Green Club

  • Apr. 30, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4/30, 5/27, 6/25, 7/29, 8/26, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Riverside
  • 127 Amsterdam Avenue, Lincoln Square
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn about the environment, green/renewable energy, and gardening with some hands-on activities.

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ONLINE Ruins: Forbidden Treasure

  • May. 01, 2020 - Sep. 01, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • The Escape Game
  • ,
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25 per person

Play The Escape Game’s newest game, Ruins: Forbidden Treasure, from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed c...

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The Three Little Pigs

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Jun. 07, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 2/1-2/2 and 6/6-6/7, 11:00am and 1:00pm
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12; family 4-pack for $30

The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf - with an emphasis on ‘being prepared’.

 

 

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Open Studio

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Weekends, 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($25; free for anyone younger than 19)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project.

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ONLINE Songwriting Program for Kids

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Kid Pan Alley
  • PO Box 38, Washington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

With schools, community centers and libraries being closed due to covid-19, Kid Pan Alley has decided to offer their songwritin...

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Jazz for Kids

  • Dec. 08, 2019 - May. 31, 2020 , Sundays, doors open at 1:00pm
  • Jazz Standard
  • 116 E. 27th Street, Murray Hill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra gives a free weekly concert.

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Frozen

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • St. James Theater
  • 246 West 44th Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $64.50 and up

The animated smash hit comes to life on the Broadway stage. 

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WAKE UP, DAISY!

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $8-12

This original marionette production new to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a modern retelling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty.”

 

 

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jul. 05, 2020 , daily, 10:30am-4:30pm
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Central Park West at 79th Street, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $28 adult; $16.50 children ages 2-12; $22.50 seniors and students

Discover how volcanoes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

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CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY.)

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • The Kraine Theater
  • 85 East 4th Street , East Village
  • All Ages
  • $15 adult; $12 parent with child; $5 children younger than 13

A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

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'The Wizard of Oz': A Jazz Musical for All Ages

  • Jun. 29, 2019 - Jun. 20, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Harlem Rep/Tato Laviera Theatre
  • 240 E. 123rd St., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $10 general admission; $20 premium seating

With its timeless score, this show is a magical experience.

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THURSDAY STORIES W/THE ECLECTIC LIBRARIAN

  • Dec. 05, 2019 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Help “Eclectic Librarian” and local resident Carletta Joy Walker choose the book of the week, and bring each story to life! 

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FRIDAY VIRTUOUS JOURNEYS

  • Dec. 06, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2020 , Fridays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Enjoy amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility, and Love. Be sure to sing along, dance, and even play musical instruments.

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SHOWTIME SATURDAYS with Alexander

  • Dec. 07, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Move your body, make music, and be a part of the story!

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Sunday Funday

  • Dec. 08, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Sundays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Sing, dance, and play with the magical musical stories performed on a Sunday afternoon.

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ONLINE Learn to Juggle

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Big Apple Circus
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

As long as you have a plastic bag, socks (or even a baby toy!) Big Apple Circus producer, Jack Marsh can teach you how to juggle. Learn how to jugg...

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ONLINE Story Time with Miss Margie

  • May. 13, 2020 - Apr. 15, 2021 , Thursdays, 7:30pm
  • Miss Margie
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Miss Margie for a free, fun and animated reading of some children's classics via Zoom! Parents and kids of all ages are welcome! NO ONE is...

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T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

  • Mar. 11, 2019 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park West , Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $23; $18 seniors and students; $13 for children ages 2-12

This exhibit will reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through life-sized models, a virtual reality experience, and more.

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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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