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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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Guess What Family Friendly Comedy Show

  • Aug. 15, 2020, 1pm
  • Creek and Cave Comedy Club
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

NYC comics perform at clubs, colleges and on TV try their PG best to make your whole family laugh.

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VIRTUAL STEAM Workshop: Paper Marbling

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 12-1PM
  • Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
  • 3441 137 th St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Pay as you wish.

Join us for a unique virtual program! Discover chemistry in art! Paper marbling is an ancient technique that produces patterns that imitate smooth ...

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VIRTUAL Open House

  • Aug. 29, 2020, 7-8 PM
  • Temple Beth Sholom
  • 171-39 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Temple Beth Sholom of Flushing is hosting a Shabbat family service for jewish families in the Queens community on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7pm. Th...

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IN PERSON: Cover Crop

  • Aug. 02, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-5pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • FREE

Cover Crop, the farm's first-ever site-specific art installation, is by artist Aaron Asis, with support from Queens Council of the Ar...

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ONLINE Youth Art Connection

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 12, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2–4pm
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • , Long Island City
  • Teen
  • FREE

The 2020 Youth Art Connection (YAC) program will take place via Zoom and welcomes applications from NYC high school students, with preference given...

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Activity Table

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Drop-in for family-friendly botanical-themed arts and crafts at the weekend Activity Table. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

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Survival: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , Mon - Fri, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Survival: The Exhibition features a zipline, ropes course and museum displays that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive and safe place for visitors of all ages to learn and test essential survival skills. Topics explored include first aid, water safety, navigation, fire, and preparedness.

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Lanyard Club

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , Weekdays and Saturdays, 3:30-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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'Guess What' - The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show

  • Apr. 20, 2019 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Third Saturdays, 12:30pm
  • The Creek & The Cave
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10

The show is hosted by an 12-year-old and her dad.

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park

  • Jun. 22, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , 9:00 am; Check-in 8:45 am
  • Baisley Pond Park
  • 156-10 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative - bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks.

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