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Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

Find the best events, activities and fun things to do for parents and young children around NYC!

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Stroller Tour Through History
Contact: 212-873-3400
Location: DiMenna Children\'s History Museum at New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side
Date: 1/19/2020 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Take a stroll through history with your little one! Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America's past, present, and future in this lively and interactive tour. Our early childhood educator leads you and your child on an exploration of art, history, and creativity—all before the museum opens for the day. Singing, movement, texture exploration, and art-making in the galleries make for a memorable morning.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Storytelling & Music Event
Contact: 718-246-0200
Location: Grace Reformed Church of Flatbush 1800 Bedford Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Date: 1/20/2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join PLGNA for the 10th Annual Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Storytelling & Music Event! Featuring authors Sharee Miller (Coily and Cute) and Anastasia Higginbotham, Trail Blazers Camps and others to be announced. Begun in 2011 and entirely run by volunteers, including local high school students and college students from Medgar Evers College and LIU Brooklyn, this annual gathering celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and fosters literacy and awareness of the Civil Rights Movement.
Contact: 2126636021
Location: Bloomingdale School of Music 323 West 108th Street, New York
Date: 1/20/2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join Us For A Morning Of Musical Adventure! Parents and children ages 3 months to 8 years are welcome to join us at Bloomingdale on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM for a morning of musical adventure led by the school's early education faculty. Children ages 5 and up are invited to try our beginner discovery classes in keyboard, guitar, violin, flute, and ukulele. Please RSVP to [email protected]
New Mom Happy Hour UES
Contact: Emily at 4155352355, [email protected]
Location: East End Bar & Grill 1664 1st Avenue, New York
Date: 1/22/2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us for an afternoon happy hour to meet other new moms in your ‘hood. First-time or second-time moms and babies are all welcome! This is a free event, thanks to Madri Collection! They’ll have a special 20% off discount code available for everyone who RSVPs, and everyone who attends will be entered for a chance to win a $250 gift card. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, with special happy hour selections for our crew. RSVPs required.
92Y Shababa’s Rebecca Schoffer Presents: Shababa Live!
Contact: Diana at 914-948-3111, [email protected]
Location: The Leffell School - Lower School Campus 30 Dellwood Road, White Plains
Date: 1/26/2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Get ready to sing, dance, jump and groove! Join 92Y Shababa’s Rebecca Schoffer and her puppets for a playful and soulful celebration for the whole family. This musical event is perfect for kids ages 0-4 and their families. Following the performance, there will be a kosher dairy kid-friendly dinner. Register for this free event here:
New Mom Happy Hour UWS
Contact: Emily at 4155352355, [email protected]
Location: Frank Mac\'s Pub 425 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
Date: 1/29/2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us for an afternoon happy hour to meet other new moms in your ‘hood. First-time or second-time moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome! This is a free event, thanks to Be Hip and Healthy! Jessica Klingbaum, the founder, will be there to share what essential oils are and how they can be used, and she’ll have some samples on hand to check out. Everyone who attends will also get the chance to win a gift basket. RSVPs required.
Rise & Shine Concert West Village
Contact: Emily at 4155352355, [email protected]
Location: Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow Street, New York
Date: 1/30/2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Join Mom Crew and Mozart for Munchkins for a special discounted concert in the West Village! New moms with babies 0-18 months are invited to enjoy a classical concert geared toward little ones. There will also be some partners in attendance providing helpful information, products and services for new moms, along with special offers, freebies and raffle prizes. Tickets are on sale for only $20 (normally $35) per adult – babies are free! Space is limited, so grab yours today.
UES STEAM For Toddlers & Preschoolers
Contact: Diana at 914-948-3111, [email protected]
Location: Park Avenue Synagogue 50 E 87th Street, New York
Date: 2/09/2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a free STEAM for toddlers + preschoolers on Sunday February 9 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Park Avenue Synagogue. Program robots, build structures, and get a taste of the innovative education at The Leffell School, a K-12 Jewish independent school in Westchester. Babies welcome. Coffee for grownups :) RSVP here:
Show Up, Kids! Interactive Family Comedy
Contact: Peter Michael at 917-825-3549, [email protected]
Location: Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St, New York
Date: 2/09/2020 from January 18 to February 9
"Show Up, Kids!” returns to The Kraine Theater from January 18-February 9. This interactive, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic, theatrical twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the help of the kids to provide prompts and control everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 60-minute laughfest. Participation encouraged, but not required!