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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 Laurie Berkner's Dinosaur Beach Party Family Concert

  • Aug. 09, 2020, 5pm
  • Laurie Berkner
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20; $80 Virtual Meet & Greet Add-On Packages are available. Discounted need-based tickets are available.

Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to join her for a live, interactive "Dinosaur Beach Party" Virtual Fami...

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ONLINE: Marvel Madness Family Disco!

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Club KDR
  • Virtual Platform, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25 per family/device

Celebrating the superhero in all of us! Each virtual experience includes three rooms of fun: the Happy Feet Suite!, featuring a DJ; the You Di...

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VIRTUAL Marvel Madness Family Disco!

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Club KDR
  • 41 Convent Avenue, Suite 3K, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $25 per device

Celebrating the superhero in all of us! Each Virtual Experience includes three rooms of fun! The Happy Feet Suite featuring our DJ. The You Did It ...

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VIRTUAL Covid-19 Back to School Challenge webinar

  • Aug. 10, 2020 - Aug. 14, 2020 , 9-10pm
  • Virtual
  • Virtual, Manhattan
  • Adult
  • FREE

We are entering a once-in-a-lifetime back to school season! Covid-19 cases have almost hit 17M globally and close to 700K people have lost their li...

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IN PERSON: PLAY NYC

  • Aug. 06, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursdays, 8am-5pm
  • West 129th Street Play Street
  • West 129th Street, Harlem
  • 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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ONLINE Hans Christian Andersen Virtual Storytelling

  • May. 30, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center
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  • 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
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  • 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 Turn up the Love Summer Concert Series

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 10am
  • Jammin with You
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Life is Good Playmakers and Jammin with You are proud to present the Turn up the Love Summer Concert Series. Every week will feature a differe...

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ONLINE Storytime with the Met

  • May. 07, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:15pm
  • 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 Pre-Writer's Digital Club

  • May. 30, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 12-12:40pm
  • 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 and Thursdays, 11-11:40am
  • 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 and Thursdays, 10-10:40am
  • 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, 12-12:40pm
  • 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 Kohl Kids Live: Wednesday Facebook Live Activity

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