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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 Name That Tune!

  • Sep. 22, 2020, 7pm
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center
  • 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The American Pops Orchestra is excited to start a long standing partnership with the Queensboro Performing Arts Center in New York City as we bring...

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ONLINE When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

  • Sep. 24, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
  • Adult
  • $10; $8 members

Child psychologist Abigail Gewirtz will discuss how to help your child deal with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by real pr...

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ONLINE When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

  • Sep. 24, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
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  • Adult
  • $10; $8 member

Child psychologist Abigail Gewirtz will discuss how to help your child deal with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by real pr...

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IN PERSON Draw with JCAL

  • Sep. 25, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning will host "Draw with JCAL," a socially distanced visual arts event for all ages and skill levels...

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ONLINE Island Quest 365 Virtual Challah Baking Event

  • Sep. 30, 2020, 7pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • $20 for 2 challah kits; $12 for one challah kit; free for Summer 2021 registered campers

Spend a night hanging out with your friends, counselors and favorite people from summertime and learn how to make your own yummy challah.

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ONLINE Hispanic Heritage Crafts: Monarch Butterfly Art for Kids:

  • Oct. 03, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Queens Public Library
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make a Traditional Music and Poncho Art Collage - With any recycled paper and art supplies available at home, kids will transform a useless cereal ...

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Guess What Family Friendly Comedy Show

  • Oct. 17, 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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ONLINE Making Moves Dance Festival 2020: Switchin' it up

  • Sep. 25, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Begins Friday, 7pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

JCAL's Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 will be exclusively online, featuring 11 NYC based choreographers. For access to event, you must RSVP. ...

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IN PERSON September Sundays

  • Sep. 13, 2020 - Sep. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 11am-2pm or 2-5pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 ages 12 and younger

These programs have been created to provide farm-fresh entertainment! Tickets include admission to The Amazing Maize Maze, hayrides and audience cr...

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ONLINE ”Hand-in-Hand” storytelling through shadow theater in Mandarin

  • Oct. 01, 2020 - Oct. 15, 2020 , Thursdays, 7pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Participants will have a chance to create their own story and bring it to life with shadows puppetry. Ages 10 and older.

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IN PERSON Maze by Moonlight

  • Oct. 03, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , 10/3 and 10/24, 5:30-9:30pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 ages 12 and younger

Bring your flashlight and navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night!

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ONLINE Virtual GOTTA DANCE - Kids Edition!

  • Sep. 26, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center
  • 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $5

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to this virtual dance class- do what you can!

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IN PERSON The Amazing Maize Maze

  • Sep. 18, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays in September, Fridays-Sundays in October, and Monday October 12, 11am-4:30pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $12; $8 ages 12 and younger

Get lost in NYC's only corn maze- all 3 acres of it!

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IN PERSON Re-opening

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
  • Queens Museum
  • 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Queens Museum has re-opened. Book your free tickets and see their new exhibitions!

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IN PERSON Makers and Players Sunday

  • Sep. 20, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 2pm+
  • House of Playful Soul
  • 5 Station Square , Forest Hills
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $40

Kids will enjoy a two hour fun filled session where they create projects and play with friends!  Advanced registration required. 

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ONLINE FTH at Home: Global Arts for Global Kids

  • Sep. 01, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020 , All day
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Flushing Town Hall's master Teaching Artists offer free, online classes in their second series of "FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kid...

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IN PERSON Corona Greenmarket

  • Jun. 19, 2020 - Nov. 27, 2020 , Fridays, 8am-3pm
  • GrowNYC
  • Roosevelt Ave & 103rd St, Corona
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop for seasonal vegetables, stunning specialty Mexican vegetables and herbs, as well as apples, grapes, cider and fruit juice pressed from locally grown fruit. 

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POST-PAUSE Farmers Market

  • May. 17, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9am-2pm
  • Cunningham Park
  • 200-00 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows, Fresh Meadows
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Small scale farms and local food makers are back in Cunningham Park, Queens for the 2020 season. Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, shop for local fruit...

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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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ONLINE Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit

  • Jun. 03, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • Free

This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high resolution images of real brains from differe...

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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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