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Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

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

Looking for events in NYC this weekend for families? Check out storytimes, concerts, festivals, performances, workshops and more.

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Family Yoga At Battery Park
Contact: 9177912666, [email protected]
Location: State Street and Battery Place, New York
Date: 9/25/2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Family yoga is a great opportunity to share your practice with your loved little ones and spend some quality time all together influencing your family’s connection and balance giving you and your kids the best opportunity to feel confident and supported. Allowing your kids’ uplifting energy to touch you from within will surely enhance your yoga practice! Saturday mornings through September. This program is for parents and their children ages 2.5 to 7.
Blauvelt Autumn Festival
Location: 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt
Date: 9/25/2021 from 10:30 am to 4 pm
The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York?s 70th Annual Autumn Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 25th, is the perfect way to ring in the fall season. The convent grounds provide a beautiful setting for a day filled with shopping, food, games, and more, hosted by the Sisters of St. Dominic who have been serving those in need and on the margins of society for more than 140 years. The event is an ideal way for families and people of all ages to enjoy so much fun!
Daycare/Preschool Philosophies And What's Right For Your Child
Location: Virtual, New York
Date: 9/28/2021 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, Play-Based, Traditional – you may have heard of these different daycare and preschool philosophies and aren’t sure what they all mean or what is right for your child. Does it even matter at such a young age? Join Lynne Mueller, Early Childhood Education Expert and Head of Learning for Vivvi as she unpacks the elements of different learning philosophies and how to choose a program that’s right for your child.
Rye Children's Book Festival
Location: 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
Date: 10/10/2021 from 10 am to 4 pm
The 1st Annual Rye Children's Book Festival has been years in the making and is a natural extension of the work we are doing at the Rye Reads Learning Center. Our goal is to celebrate and promote literacy in our community through a day filled with children's author book signings, read alouds, parent workshops, and a Family Pavilion filled with fun-filled family activities. We look forward to welcoming you!
Kusama: Cosmic Nature
Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Date: 10/31/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Experience contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature! She reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants. Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, October 31. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Pixar Putt Pop-Up Mini Golf
Location: 21 Battery Place, New York
Date: 10/31/2021 from to
Now until October 31st! Pixar Putt is the ultimate pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar's most beloved films! Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes inspired by your favorite Pixar animated films like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Luca, and more!
Virtual Tour Of The Met!
Location: Virtual Website, New York
Date: 11/30/2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tour the various exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from home!
Brooklyn Public Library Virtual Activities
Contact: 5084558030
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from Various to
The Brooklyn Public Library is now offering virtual programming for all ages including story time with local librarians, foreign language learning, SAT test prep, virtual Mario Kart and much more.
Laurie Berkner Live Facebook Concerts
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
During this time of social distancing, it can be difficult to think of ways to keep kids active while indoors. Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner is giving families a reason to get up and move during this time indoors with live "Berkner Break" concerts, streamed most weekday mornings at 10am on Facebook. Berkner's songs, movement activities, and stories will lift spirits and get the kids dancing and singing along to well-loved favorites by Berkner!
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Online Tours
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The museum has put together a one-stop-shop of all its digital resources, -- “Experience Intrepid Anywhere” – where the public, including educators, parents and students, can stay engaged with the museum digitally through teacher and home-school resources, virtual tours, oral histories, virtual talks, virtual veterans programs, and much more.
CuratedCare.com Virtual Lessons
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.
CuratedCare.Com is offering one-on-one, interactive, virtual lessons with an epic community of babysitting teachers and artists (Juilliard grads, Rhodes Scholars, Alvin Ailey dancers, Broadway actors, and more).These our super accessible, cost effective and one-on-one which offers face to face interaction and a chance to go with the flow if your 4 year old decides half way through they want to switch to a different activity :) We are waiving the $45 membership to all fams during this wonky time.
Remote Dance Learning
Location: Online ,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Remote Dance Learning, an opportunity to keep students moving while they are out of school. These free sessions are led by Notes in Motion teaching artists and are available online. Classes are available for children by grade level: PreK-2nd Grade, 3rd-5thGrade, Middle School, and High School, and include Yoga, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, among others.
NYBG At Home
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration more than ever. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, NYBG's virtual gates are wide open. Stay connected through the collections’ vast digital resources, creative educational programs, and many other online offerings. As spring unfolds, see the brightness and color of the season, a reminder of how the natural world brings everyone joy.
Storyline Online Literacy Videos
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In light of the current pandemic and quarantine, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is reaching out to families all over the world offering educational and recreational tools to help children, parents and caregivers create meaningful moments and keep academic goals on track. Includes a digital library of 57 read aloud by top Hollywood talent who engage young viewers with their animated interpretations of historic, adventurous and fantastical tales that promote imagination and inclusion.
Harry Potter At Home Portal
Location: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
J.K. Rowling launched the Harry Potter at Home portal, giving kids access to a free collection of "child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, articles, and more," according to the Wizarding World Team, to help combat the boredom during this period of social distancing (with a little magic). The portal will give kids new to the Wizarding World and those who have been lifelong fans access to fun and engaging content to keep the magic alive during this time.
The Frick Collection Online
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Frick, yeah! This mansion-turned-museum (and research center) recently had renovations done, so they were already prepared for virtual museum viewing.
Staten Island Zoo Online
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Check out a virtual field trip with your kiddos by checking out the Staten Island Zoo from your home!
Panda Cam Live
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pandas. Live. All day long. Need we say more?
Art And Culture In Quarantine
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
During the strange new normal presented by the challenges of COVID-19, the team at Historic Richmond Town remains dedicated to creating opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience from the colonial period to the present. Arts & Culture in Quarantine is a free, online series our staff has put together to continue to provide diverse programming and digital content to our audience. New content posted every day for your kiddos to learn about history & art!
The Great Wall Of China Virtual Tour
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
As China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on all China tours. Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet. Take a virtual tour to learn from home!
Virtual Tour Of The Vatican
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Check out a 360-degree virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, the Niccoline Chapel, Chiaramonti Museum and more.
Google Arts And Culture Virtual Tours Of Hundreds Of Museums
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
An all-inclusive, A-Z virtual tour collection of hundreds of museums all over the world. Tour museums across the globe from your computer.
Learn At Home With National Geographic
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Explorer Classroom’s live video events occur daily at 2pm and connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life.
NASA Glenn Virtual Tours
Location: Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Get an inside look at NASA Glenn Research Center’s facilities. Perfect for your little astronauts!
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Location: Online YouTube,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Virtual Rollercoaster: Skyrush Hershey Park
Contact: 5084558030
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a wild rollercoaster ride - from your house!
Virtual Rollercoaster: Cyclone Coney Island
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 11/30/2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy this Coney Island classic from the comfort and safety of your house!