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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 Animals A-Live: Box Turtles

  • Aug. 03, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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Anthony Rodia

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 8-10pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • Adult
  • $25-$35

Anthony is a 1st generation Italian-American Comedian born and raised in Westchester NY. He has always had a way of turning any situation into come...

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POST-PAUSE Yakety Yak 2

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 10-11am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss the book Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front lawn. For children in...

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ONLINE Animals A-Live: Checking the Traps

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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ONLINE Virtual Studio Tour with Sculptural Artist Aurora Robson and RoCA

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10

Join RoCA for a private studio tour with Sculptural Artist Aurora Robson on Aug. 11th. She explores ecological issues and the relationship between ...

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POST-PAUSE Yakety Yak 3

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 10-11am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss the book Project Droid: Science No Fair! by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front law...

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ONLINE Animals A-Live: Doves

  • Aug. 17, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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POST-PAUSE Book Chat

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Tween
  • FREE

Discuss the book New Kid by Jerry Craft while enjoying a snack outside on the library's front lawn. For rising 4th through 6th graders only. Al...

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ONLINE Animals A-Live: Seining

  • Aug. 24, 2020, 11-11:15am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook Live to meet a new animal every Monday at 11am, with guest educators from The Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Marine E...

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IN PERSON: Mad Science Summer Program LIVE!

  • Aug. 27, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider. They deliver unique experiences for children through innovative programs that are as entertai...

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Summer 2020 Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts – Virtual Programs!

  • Jul. 27, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Varies by program
  • SUNY Purchase College
  • 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
  • Tween, Teen
  • Varies by prgram

The Purchase College summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts have been transformed into fun, engaging, and enriching virtual experiences! ...

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VIRTUAL: Cooking with Rinku Bhattacharya: Beat the Heat - Light & Lively Meals

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Aug. 14, 2020 , Fridays, 4-4:45pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Back By Popular Demand! Join Rinku in her kitchen on Friday afternoons to create light and easy summer dishes.

July 24: ...

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VIRTUAL: Imaginative Inspirations with Shari on Zoom

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 24, 2020 , Mondays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join us (virtually) to celebrate your imagination as it is inspired by illustrators and authors and brought to life through a screen with Shari Mun...

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IN PERSON: Rock 'N' Roll for Little Ones

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10-10:45am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

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

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IN PERSON: Mother Goose Storytime

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10-10:30am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 KIngs Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your blanket and join Miss Terri for simple stories, songs, and fingerplays in the cool shade on the library lawn. Hula-Hoops will be used as...

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Toddler Storytime

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your blanket and join Miss Terri for simple stories, songs and fingerplays in the cool shade on the library lawn. Hula-Hoops will be used as ...

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VIRTUAL: SAT Math Prep

  • Jul. 21, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Let us help you get your best possible score on the math portion of the SAT. The College Board has scheduled a test at Fox Lane on Aug. 29. Fo...

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VIRTUAL: Bilingual Story Time

  • Jul. 15, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Looking for something different? We will be offering Bilingual Storytime in English and Spanish. Come and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in Engli...

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ONLINE Kindness Storytime

  • Jul. 17, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 4-4:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join WCM on Facebook live for a new story on kindness and diversity every week!

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ONLINE Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Throughout the summer
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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ONLINE Summer Reading Game

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , All summer long
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The summer reading game begins Monday June 29! Register online at hhflny14.readsquared.com and log your reading, as well as complete missions to ea...

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ONLINE Museum Minis

  • Jul. 09, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-10:50am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join WCM for singing, finger plays, movement exercises, and silly fun in this online adaptation of one of their most beloved drop in programs,...

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POST-PAUSE Drive-In Movie Nights

  • Jul. 09, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center Parking Lot
  • 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
  • All Ages
  • $60 for 3 or more people; $40 for up to 2 people

Enjoy an Authentic Drive-In Experiences for Family Nights Out! All Proceeds from Drive-In Movie Nights Directly Support the SM&NC. Purchas...

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ONLINE WCM At Home: New Activities!

  • Jul. 10, 2020 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 5-5:15pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

WCM is bringing the Museum home to you until they can open their doors! Each week, they'll launch new STEAM activities!

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POST-PAUSE Maritime Aquarium Cruises: Norwalk Islands Cruises

  • Jul. 05, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $31.50; $26.50 members

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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ONLINE Virtual Open House

  • Jun. 24, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 2pm
  • Fusion Academy
  • ,
  • Adult
  • FREE

The national health crisis has forced the hands of most academic institutions to transition from teaching students in traditional brick and mortar ...

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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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ONLINE Baby-wearing Dance Class

  • Jun. 20, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 2pm **NO SESSION 7/4**
  • Rye Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Join Ms. Sam, a certified GroovaRoo babywearing dance instructor, on Zoom for a private babywearing dance class. Wear comfy clothes and your favori...

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ONLINE Virtual Imagine Your Story Online Summer Reading Program

  • Jun. 08, 2020 - Sep. 02, 2020 , All Summer
  • Port Chester/Rye Brook Library
  • One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children Entering Kindergarten and Up can visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website and participate in their online S...

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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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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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Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers

  • Sep. 06, 2019 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
  • Croton Free Library
  • 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing! 

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