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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 Teen Trivia Night

  • May. 28, 2020, 7pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
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  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Grab some friends and see if you have what it takes to win the library's first online Teen Trivia Nigh! This is TRIVIA, not school. Questi...

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ONLINE Nature's Nursery: Cats! via Facebook Live

  • May. 28, 2020, 4pm
  • The White Memorial Conservation Center
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Donations accepted

Join The White Memorial Conservation Center for a special program designed for young nature lovers aged 3-6 years old. Education Director Carrie Sz...

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Kids Cooking Class: Making Pasta!

  • May. 30, 2020, 12:30pm
  • Westchester Italian Cultural Center
  • 1 Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $70 per adult and child; $60 per adult and child members; $40 individual; $35 individual members

Now that school is almost out, why not learn to make cavatelli.

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Family ArtsBash 2020

  • May. 30, 2020, 1-5pm
  • ArtsWestchester Gallery
  • 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $10 per Family

Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family with a gallery exhibition, musical entertainment and children's art activities, including ceramics, face painting and more.

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ONLINE The Winners Circle' Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Concert

  • May. 31, 2020, 3pm
  • Yonkers Philharmonic
  • on-line only, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Yonkers Philharmonic from the security and comfort of your own home for an on-line celebration of the winners of the 2020 Yonkers Philharm...

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The Capitol Steps- The Lyin’ Kings

  • Jun. 05, 2020, 8pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $47.50-$65

The Capitol Steps, America's political musical satire troupe that has been putting the "mock" in democracy for over nine Preside...

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POSTPONED: Burger & Beer Blast

  • Jun. 11, 2020, 6-10pm
  • Kenisco Dam
  • 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
  • Adult
  • $75 (Includes all food & beverages)

Burgers, beer, music, wine, spirits, food trucks and the best grilling on this side of the Hudson River come together at Westchester's ultimate...

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Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs

  • Jun. 13, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children with special needs are invited to bring a family member or caregiver with them to the Nature Center to enjoy animal programs, hikes, and other fun science and sensory adventures. Pre-registration required. 

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Daddy & Me Animal Show

  • Jun. 13, 2020, 9:15-10:15am
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 per family; $10 per members family

Fathers (or other caregiver) and children can join Rye Nature Center for this fun-filled animal adventure.

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POSTPONED: Grand Tasting Village

  • Jun. 13, 2020, 12-4pm
  • Kensico Dam Plaza
  • 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla
  • Adult
  • $85 (Includes all food & beverages)

The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features tastings from 50+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines...

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Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s The Swan Becomes the Sun

  • Jun. 14, 2020, 4-6pm
  • Paramount Hudson Valley
  • 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
  • All Ages
  • $25

Hear Nielsen’s Helios Overture, an ode to the sun, and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite.

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Family Campout

  • May. 30, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Saturday 5pm–Sunday 9am
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40

Stargazing, campfire stories, roasting marshmallows, and falling asleep to the sounds of nature are on the agenda. This is the perfect way to intro...

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ONLINE Virtual Bilingual Storytimes

  • May. 26, 2020 - Jun. 02, 2020 , Tuesdays, 11am
  • Warner Library
  • 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bilingual Storytime will be live on Facebook for all ages. Join the Warner Library to explore various educational themes through stories,...

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ONLINE FRIDAY FUN with Linnea on YouTube

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 9am
  • Larchmont Public Library
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

Want to wind down with the family? Join Children’s Librarian Linnea for a special Bedtime Story program over Facebook Live. 

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Young Discoverers : National Physical Fitness Month

  • May. 06, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household

Join WCM to do some simple exercises and discover the wonderful world of WHEELS.

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Museum Minis

  • May. 07, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-11am
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Baby
  • $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household

Meet up for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing, and story time. Ages 18-24 months. 

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ONLINE TODDLER STORYTIME with Linnea on Facebook Live

  • Mar. 31, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10am
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Visit the Larchmont Public Library YoutTube channel to get a boredom buster from Miss Rebecca (Head of Children's Services) and her son Go...

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ONLINE FAMILY BEDTIME STORIES with Linnea on Facebook Live

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 7pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Want to wind down with the family? Join Children’s Librarian Linnea for a special Bedtime Story program over Facebook Live. 

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ONLINE Animal Live Cams

  • May. 13, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , See description for details
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the parks while you stay safe at home. Check out a few favorite hotspots at the zoo, the sea lions on Asto...

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Mommy & Me

  • Apr. 13, 2020 - Jun. 01, 2020 , Mondays, 9:45-10:45am
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $15 per family; $10 per family, members

Make crafts, meet animals, and learn about the natural world on a short hike. Ages 18 months-4 years.

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Confidence in the Future

  • Mar. 18, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-6pm
  • Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
  • 450 Grand Concourse, The Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Artworks use recyclable materials, textiles, and other elements to convey movement through time and space.

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ONLINE Animal Web Cam

  • Apr. 17, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , 8:30am-6pm, daily
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See what the red pandas and spider monkeys are up to! Please note that the animals are constantly on the move and may not always be visib...

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Storytime with Miss Jenny

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11am
  • Andersons Larchmont
  • 96 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Shake out some sillies and enjoy some stories. Ages 18 months to 3 years.

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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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Glow

  • Jan. 31, 2020 - May. 30, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm-12am
  • Sky Zone
  • 33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle
  • All Ages
  • $29.99 for 3 Hours, $25.99 for 2 hours; $22.99 for 1 hour

Lasers, music, and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club.

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KIDX TINY TOT TUESDAYS WITH APPLE MOMS

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Jun. 09, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Jefferson Valley Mall
  • 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bring your little ones for crafts, educational games, gross motor, and fine motor play.

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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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Threes, Fours and Fives

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , 2-2:30pm
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Storytimes for 3- to 5-year-olds who are ready to come in all by themselves! Adults must stay in the library building.

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Movers and Shakers

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Baby
  • FREE

Music and motion for walkers under 2 with an adult. And bubbles, too!

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Laptime

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 9:30-10am
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Baby
  • FREE

Storytimes for pre-walkers with an adult.

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Moms 'n' Tots Storytime

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Baby
  • FREE

Storytime appropriate for children 2 years of age. Walk-ins welcome!

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Pre-School Story Hour

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jul. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. Walk-ins welcome!

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All-Age Stories

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Fridays and Tuesdays, 11:10am
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy some great stories!

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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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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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