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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 Tween Trivia

  • Sep. 18, 2020, 3:45pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Linnea for the library's first Tween Trivia tournament. This month’s trivia questions will be all about Graphic Novels. Are you...

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ONLINE WCM At Home: New Activities!

  • Sep. 18, 2020, 5-5:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

CMW is coming home to you until they can open their doors! Each week, they launch new STEAM activities.

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POSTPONED Yonkers St. Patrick's Parade

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 1pm
  • MCLEAN AVENUE
  • MCLEAN AVENUE, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

There will be a mass at St. Barnabas at 11:15am before the afternoon parade.

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IN PERSON Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 2pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 East Ridge Rd , Ridgefield
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12; $10 online; free for children 12 and younger

Youthful wizard Harry Potter returns to the screen in this, the second film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular series of novels for ...

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ONLINE Rosh Hashanah Young Families Service

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 3-3:30pm
  • Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
  • , Online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families are invited for a special live on Zoom service with Rabbi Goldsmith, Cantor Stone and new Director of Education, Naomi Fabes. Music, ...

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IN PERSON Guided Community Nature Walk

  • Sep. 19, 2020, 10-11am
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 WEAVER STREET, LARCHMONT
  • All Ages
  • $12; $8 members

Enjoy summer’s last hurrah! The season is coming to an end so now is the time to take it in.  Stroll around the pond at Sheldrake E...

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IN PERSON Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Artist Tour and Talk

  • Sep. 20, 2020, 12-7pm
  • Philipse Manor Hall
  • 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the library at the Philipse Manor Hall to celebrate local Hispanic Artists and their HHM exhibit! 

Featured guest artists: 

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ONLINE Virtual ‘Classic Tuesdays’ Q&A via Zoom

  • Sep. 22, 2020, 8pm
  • Bedford Playhouse
  • , Bedford
  • Adult
  • FREE

The Bristal Assisted Living is sponsoring Bedford Playhouse's "Classic Tuesdays" Film Series. Join Bedford Playhouse via Zoom fo...

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Book Chat (With a visit from the author, Melissa Sarno!)

  • Sep. 25, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Tween
  • FREE

For our September Book Chat, we welcome local author Melissa Sarno (Just Under the Clouds, A Swirl of Ocean) to join us to discuss her debut middle...

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ONLINE Graphic Novel Book Group on Zoom

  • Sep. 25, 2020, 3:45pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Linnea for the library's first Tween Trivia tournament. This month’s trivia questions will be all about Graphic Novels. Are you...

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IN PERSON Book Chat (With a visit from the author, Melissa Sarno!)

  • Sep. 25, 2020, 4:15-5:15pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Tween
  • FREE

For the September Book Chat, the Hendrick Hudson Free Library welcomes local author Melissa Sarno (Just Under the Clouds, A Swirl of Ocea...

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The Best of The Eagles

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 8pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $29.50-$42.50

Best of the Eagles is the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none! Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eag...

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RUN FOR THE WILD

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 8am
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Registration fee $30-$50

More than 5,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this year's event and all are welcome to stay after the race to take part in post-run activities and visit the Bronx Zoo.

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ONLINE A Ride to Remember: Local Author Visit by Amy Nathan on Zoom

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 3:45pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Larchmont resident Amy Nathan for a reading and discussion of her book, which received starred reviews from two review journals. It tells the ...

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IN PERSON Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 2pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12; $10 purchased online; free for children 12 and younger

Harry Potter’s (Daniel Radcliffe) third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escap...

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IN PERSON Saturday Clay

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Clay Art Center
  • 40 Beech Street, Port Chester
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25

Plan a great afternoon with friends or family in this fun and messy introduction to clay! Professional ceramic artists will guide you through theme...

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IN PERSON Family Wheel Night

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 6-8pm
  • Clay Art Center
  • 40 Beech Street, Port Chester
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $45

Join Clay Art Center for some family fun in this one-time class for parents, kids, tweens or teens interested in learning to use the potter&rs...

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IN PERSON E.T. Extra-Terrestrial

  • Sep. 26, 2020, 8pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12; $10 online; free for children 12 and younger

Steven Spielberg’s beloved film returns to the big screen! Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughto...

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IN PERSON Rock 'N' Roll for Little Ones

  • Sep. 29, 2020, 10am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Live guitar, starting with kids classics and American folk songs, then moving on to The Beatles, Chuck Berry and other rock favorites. Children and...

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Average White Band

  • Oct. 02, 2020, 8pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $37.50-$55

Regarded as one of the top Soul, R&B, and Jazz-Funk groups—first known for the timeless instrumental hit “Pick Up the Pieces”...

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BluePath Service Dogs 4th Annual Walkathon

  • Oct. 03, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • FDR State Park
  • 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Hgts
  • All Ages
  • $35; $25 children younger than 13

Raise money to provide autism service dogs for those in need and enjoy activities for kids. 

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ONLINE Paws to Reading Program

  • Oct. 15, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Children Ages 7 and Up can sign up to READ stories virtually to a real dog named Stella. Each child will be given a 10 minute time slot. Please not...

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ONLINE Silly Storytime with Miss Linnea

  • Sep. 17, 2020 - Sep. 24, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:45pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join children's librarian Erin for themed stories and a fun craft! Register in advance to receive a Zoom link. 

September 15th:...

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IN PERSON Free Summer Evening Hours

  • Sep. 05, 2020 - Sep. 19, 2020 , Saturdays, 5-7pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy free admission to the Museum Saturdays from 5–7pm through September 19. You’re invited to experience the exhibitions currently on...

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ONLINE Preschool Palooza

  • Sep. 15, 2020 - Sep. 29, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:45pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join children's librarian Erin for themed stories and a fun craft! Register in advance to receive a Zoom link. 

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ONLINE Young and Restless

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Sep. 30, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10am
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
  • Baby
  • FREE

Being a new parent is hard, and being a new parent during this crazy time is even harder! With this interactive and intimate class, you will (...

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IN PERSON Look at Me: Works by Kris Campbell

  • Sep. 10, 2020 - Oct. 04, 2020 , Mondays-Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays, 1-4pm
  • ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  • 27 South Greenbush Rd., WEST NYACK
  • All Ages
  • FREE

LOOK AT ME is about seeing and being seen: This exhibit asks the viewer to go beyond judgement to become aware of what is seen, how something is se...

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IN PERSON Boo at the Zoo

  • Oct. 01, 2020 - Nov. 01, 2020 , Thursdays through Sundays and Monday, October 12 10am-5pm
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $29.95 children 3-12; free for members

Enjoy a day of fun including traditional favorites such as daily magic and mind reading shows, professional pumpkin carving demos and more.

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ONLINE Virtual Fall Singalongs with Chloe

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Nov. 11, 2020 , Wednesdays, all day
  • Port Chester-Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website and participate with the new virtual "Singalongs with Chloe" programs. Babi...

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IN PERSON Farmers Market at The Valley

  • Sep. 16, 2020 - Nov. 18, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30pm
  • Jefferson Valley Mall
  • 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop for fresh, healthy, locally grown produce and other weekly favorites!

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I Love Street Art & Graffiti Workshops

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-12pm
  • Tuff City Styles Yard
  • 650 Fordham Road , Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $100-$150

I LOVE STREET ART & GRAFFITI with Lady K Fever. Tuff City will be offering socially distanced painting sessions facilitated by skilled graffiti...

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IN PERSON The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

  • Sep. 18, 2020 - Nov. 21, 2020 , September 18- October 31; November 1; 6-8; 13-15; 20-21, see website for exact tines
  • Van Cortlandt Manor
  • 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $24; free for members and children younger than 3

Dscover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

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IN PERSON The Adventure Park: Glow in the Park

  • Sep. 19, 2020 - Nov. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, slots begin at 6pm
  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium
  • 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $45

Climb and zip through a shining wonderland with LED lights lining the trails. 

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IN PERSON Groove in the Park

  • Aug. 18, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Groove Family Music
  • Addison Park, Larchmont
  • All Ages
  • $20

Groove is thrilled to be able to offer an all-ages Family Jam in beautiful Addison Park. In accordance with the current covid-19 res...

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CANCELED River Explorers - Hudson River Family Seining

  • Jun. 06, 2020 - Sep. 19, 2020 , Saturdays, 12-3pm **NO SESSION 7/4 and 9/5**
  • Center for the Urban River at Beczak
  • 35 Alexander St, Yonkers
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Wade into the river to catch and release critters! Registration required. 

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POST-PAUSE West Park Place Farmers Market

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Oct. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9am-2pm
  • Stamford Downtown
  • West Park Place across from Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Spring Street Famers market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find ...

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IN PERSON Teen Game Zone

  • Aug. 21, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park
  • 2640 Grand Concourse , Bronx
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens learn new games, meet new people, and stay active in a safe environment.

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KIDS GET COSMIC

  • May. 09, 2020 - Sep. 18, 2020 , 10am–5:30pm, daily; Guided Activities: Weekdays, 1:30–5:30pm and Saturdays-Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Weekdays: $23; $20 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $10 children 2–12; free for members and children younger than 2; Weekends: $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2–12

Kids and thair families embark on an adventure to observe the natural environment while learning about the life and work of Yayoi Kusama.

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POST-PAUSE The Spring Street Farmers Market

  • Jun. 13, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Saturdays, 9am-2pm
  • Stamford Downtown
  • Spring Street Parking Lot on Spring Street, Stamford Downtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Spring Street Famers market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find ...

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POST-PAUSE Living Lights

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $26.95 adults 13-64; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 children ages 3-12

Meet amazing animals with the natural ability to glow in the dark in “Living Lights,” a special exhibit open now in The Maritime Aquari...

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Creative Movement for Kids at The Westchester

  • Mar. 15, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10-10:45am
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get your little ones to moving, learning basic movements and having fun! A parent or caregiver is required to attend and participate. 

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Shining Lights Yoga for Kids

  • Feb. 05, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • The Westchester
  • 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises.

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Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD) Meetings

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Dec. 07, 2020 , 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Select Human Services
  • 17-19 Marble Ave, Pleasantville
  • Adult
  • $5

Help you or your child manage ADD for success and discuss different topics at meetings on the 1st Monday of the month through the school year. 

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ONLINE Learn Digital Painting and Color Workshop

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2021 , 10am
  • The New York Public Library - Pelham Bay
  • 3060 Middletown Rd, The Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Are you struggling with paint color but don't know where to start? If you love to paint portraits, draw characters or create fantasy environmen...

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