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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 Storytime With Council Member Francisco Moya

  • May. 26, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Queens Public Library
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for a storytime with Council Member Francisco Moya. Watch live on Facebook.

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School's Out Club

  • Jun. 04, 2020, 9am-3:30pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $60; $50 members

Drop off your child for a day of dance, crafts, and fun!

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School's Out Club

  • Jun. 09, 2020, 9am-3:30pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $60; $50 members

Drop off your child for a day of dance, crafts, and fun!

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End of Year Bash

  • Jun. 13, 2020, 5-8pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30; $25 members

Join the Queens Dance Project for their final celebration of the year!

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Guess What Family Friendly Comedy Show

  • Jun. 20, 2020, 1pm
  • Creek and Cave Comedy Club
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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

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ONLINE YOGA with Kecia Chin

  • May. 16, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Tune into JCAL's YouTube channel to learn African Dance with CecileNicole Brathwaite. At the tender age of 2 CecileNicole Brathwaite ...

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ONLINE MUSIC with Karina Parker

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 1pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This music series will incorporate all aspects of general music learning from note reading and rhythmic studies, to music history and music appreci...

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ONLINE DANCE with Janora Blackman

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

An excited array of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are in store, courtesy of JCAL's partners at the Mentor Project....

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ONLINE ART with Anthony Carter

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This music series will incorporate all aspects of general music learning from note reading and rhythmic studies, to music history and music appreci...

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ONLINE Drama with Gareth Tidball

  • May. 08, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Gareth Tidball is a Welsh-American actress, teaching artist and dialect coach. A drama graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Gareth ...

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ONLINE SONGWRITING with Chris Ignacio

  • May. 09, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Gareth Tidball is a Welsh-American actress, teaching artist and dialect coach. A drama graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Gareth ...

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ONLINE STEM with special guests from The Mentor Project

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am and Thursdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

An excited array of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are in store, courtesy of JCAL's partners at the Mentor Project....

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APEC Focus on Nature Photo Contest for Children

  • May. 04, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Calling all junior photographers! Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens, NY, is hosting a photo contest for children ages 12 & under. Submi...

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ONLINE LIVE Virtual Game Night Tuesdays

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 7pm
  • Pogo Events
  • 66-79 60th Place, Apt. 1R, Ridgewood
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10 per person

Join Pogo Events for a game night you can play against others on Zoom! Games will be provided and a host will guide you through it all!

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ONLINE Virtual Music Theory Lessons

  • May. 05, 2020 - Jun. 23, 2020 , Tuesdays, 2pm and 3pm
  • Keiko Studios
  • 212-26 Jamaica Avenue, Queens Village
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15 per lesson per student

Keiko Studios will be offering weekly Virtual Music Theory Classes for beginner and intermediate students, taught by Founder and President, As...

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Coloring Fun

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am (no session 4/29)
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for some fun coloring time!

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ONLINE Virtual Kids Movement Playground

  • Apr. 28, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3-3:50pm
  • Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
  • 37-24 24th St, Suite 212, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $13

Are you needing activities for your kids? Are they getting restless inside? Join Valerie Green/Dance Entropy for a Kids Virtual Movement Playg...

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Little Scientists

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 , Every other Monday, 11:00-11:45AM
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Tackle new STEM challenges and to explore apps and other early learning technology for children ages 2-5.

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Needlework

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Bayside Library
  • 214-20 Northern Blvd., Bayside
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Learn needlework. Material is limited.

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Seaside Teen Anime/Gaming Club

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Seaside Branch
  • 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens! Join Wednesday afternoons for a variety of anime features and gaming!

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Moving Image Studio

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Weekends, 11:00am
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($15 adults; $9 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3)

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and experiment by performing in front of a green-screen or create live animation works using Lego sets.

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Capoeira Classes

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 kids; First class free

Learn the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira, a fusion of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics.

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Teen Video Gaming

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join your fellow teens to play the latest video games on the Xbox One & PS 4 video systems. You will have fun competing with your friends while building your hand-eye coordination.

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Children's Matinee

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 03, 2020 , First Wednesday of each month, 4:00-5:45pm (second Wednesday of January)
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children are invited to watch a movie after finishing their homework!

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Read Aloud & Arts And Crafts

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Listen to a chapter a week (or maybe more) of a book aloud. Follow along with your own copy or just enjoy the dulcet tones of the reader. This is suggested for ages 6 and older.

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Toddler Storytime (Bilingual English/Spanish)

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 17, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join us for a read aloud, finger rhymes, games, and more. This program is for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Children's Book Club and Performance Series

  • Nov. 18, 2019 - Jun. 03, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center
  • 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • $9

At an Arts On Stage show, the theater is converted into a learning laboratory deepening and enriching student learning. A combination of live adaptations of children’s literature, academic and rich cultural programs, enable real-life lessons in friendship, math, science and history.

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Trivia

  • Dec. 03, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2020 , Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Children and teens are invited to join us every Tuesday for trivia in the auditorium.

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Teen Movie Night

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (no session on 12/25)
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Teen
  • FREE

Come to the Teen Space to enjoy viewers' choice movies every Wednesday.

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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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Crafternoons

  • Dec. 03, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Have fun crafting with our children's librarian!

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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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STEAM Activities

  • Oct. 17, 2019 - Jun. 18, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This program introduces children 6-11 years old to the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through simple science experiments and related activities.

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Circle of Friends

  • Oct. 04, 2019 - Jun. 19, 2020 , Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This program is for children 6-13 years old with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this program is to help children to learn social skills through simple science experiments, art projects, and board games. A therapist or caregiver must be present.

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Saturday Family Movie

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

Families are invited to join us for our Saturday afternoon movie screening.

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Chess with Mr. Fariad

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

All chess lovers are welcome to this program: advanced players, intermediate, and beginners.

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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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Chess For All

  • Sep. 03, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This program is open to all chess lovers from beginners to advanced players.

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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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Superpower Dogs 3D

  • Jun. 15, 2019 - May. 31, 2020 , Daily; 11 am & 1 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 47-01 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $6 adults; $5 children, students & senior citizens, plus museum admission

This immersive 3D movie showcases the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs.

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Children Knit & Crochet

  • Jan. 07, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 8-12 can learn how to knit or crochet! Families will be responsible for bringing a Crochet Hook - Size G or H, or Knitting Needles - Size 7, 8, or 9.

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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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