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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 Kids Club Online: Crunchy Spring Slime and Emoji Jar

  • Jul. 07, 2020, 4pm
  • Michaels Stores
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

RSVP for this FREE class. The first 1,000 participants to join the Zoom Call will be admitted to the class. In this activity, you will create a fun...

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ONLINE Virtual Youth Character Presentation: Honesty

  • Jul. 08, 2020, 1-2pm
  • TMF Character Does Matter
  • , New York
  • Teen
  • FREE

Travis Manion Foundation is a national organization that brings military veterans to communities to discuss character, service and leadership. Join...

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ONLINE Virtual Family Event: Building a Community – How Can We Make a Difference'

  • Jul. 08, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • The Tenement Museum
  • 97 Orchard Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join The Tenement Museum on YouTube Live to explore the role of community in creating change, through the story of the Saez-Velez family, a Pu...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Jul. 11, 2020, 5pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • Play at Home, 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 Watson Adventures’ Virtual Trivia Slam Game for Families

  • Jul. 18, 2020, 5pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • , New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 per person

Gather the family together at home or remotely, for a live virtual trivia game that'll have everyone laughing! The kid-friendly questions cover...

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ONLINE Fifth Annual MoMath Summer Math Festival

  • Jul. 18, 2020, 2-8pm
  • Museum of Mathematics
  • 11 E. 26th St., NoMad
  • All Ages
  • $25

For the first time ever NYC's National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), the only math Museum in North America, will bring its popular annual Mat...

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ONLINE Little New-Yorkers @ Home: Alma and the Beast

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Jul. 10, 2020 , Tuesday and Friday, 3:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This week, read Alma and the Beast, written and illustrated by Esme Shapiro. Meet a furry creature named Alma, who meets a person she...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Jul. 25, 2020, 5pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • , 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 #DrawTogether

  • Apr. 28, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , Mondays and Thursdays, 10am
  • WendyMac on Instagram
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Wendy MacNaughton is the New York Times bestselling Illustrator/friendly quarantine art teacher! #DrawTogether w/ WendyMac: LIVE on Insta...

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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 Doodle Along with Pzazz Art Studio

  • May. 22, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Fridays, 1-1:30pm
  • Crayola
  • ,
  • 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 Nightly News: Kids Edition

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • NBC News
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

NBC's Lester Holt  hosts a twice-weekly newscast that he hopes can ease some of the mystery and worry for young people about a pandemic th...

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ONLINE Craft at Home

  • Apr. 22, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Weekdays, 10am
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores will be sharing kid & family-friendly ideas every weekday. Joann is committed to supporting you with inspiring wa...

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ONLINE Hans Christian Andersen Virtual Storytelling

  • May. 30, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Donations accepted

For over sixty years New York families have come together to listen  to stories in Central Park before the Hans Christian Andersen Statue, rai...

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ONLINE Get Crafty with Lynn Lilly & Crayola

  • Jun. 02, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1-1:30pm
  • Crayola
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly as she show shows you fun and easy crafts you can make at home with your kids!

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ONLINE Special Summer Yoga Events

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 04, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3-3:45pm
  • Karma Kids Yoga
  • 16 Madison Square West, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 per household

Karma Kids Yoga will be hosting (5) special summer yoga events in your home via ZOOM! Each week will be a different theme. Attend as many as you li...

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ONLINE Pre-Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 5:30pm; Thursdays, 4:30pm; Saturdays, 12pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Students will be learning the correct method of holding pencils and the correct directionality of letters by using a virtual play-based curriculum,...

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ONLINE Digital Crafters Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:30pm; Saturdays, 11am
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Connect the Dots Therapy will use natural and recyclable resources in your home to engage children with craft projects. Through creative, home...

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ONLINE Superhero's Digital Training Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:30pm; Saturdays, 10am
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Get up and move! In this movement and core based class, children will learn yoga poses, balancing activities, and other strengthening techniques to...

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ONLINE Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 28, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Thursdays, 5:30pm
  • Connect the Dots Therapy
  • 38 west 32nd street, NYC
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20

Relevant to the current times, Connect the Dots Therapy will introduce the many purposes and beauty of the written language by creating writin...

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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 Kohl Kids Live: Wednesday Facebook Live Activity

  • May. 06, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30-11:45am
  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the musuem for a video presentation of an activity you can do at home that replicates learning from one of their 17 interactive exhibits. Brin...

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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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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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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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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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ONLINE Learn to Juggle

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Big Apple Circus
  • ,
  • 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
  • ,
  • 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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ONLINE Feathers of Fire--The Movie

  • Jun. 04, 2020 - Jun. 04, 2022 , Anytime
  • Vimeo
  • 155 First Ave., New York
  • All Ages
  • $4.95

"Feathers of Fire--The Movie" is an ingenious production of theater-on-film, conceived and directed by Hamid Rahmanian. It is intended fo...

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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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