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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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#Concertsforkids Mark Mulcahy
Location: Virtual,
Date: 7/08/2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. We’re excited to share these short performances recorded by the artists themselves with your family at home. Mark Mulcahy performs an uplifting solo set featuring guitar and vocals!
Performance For Children With Autism And Other Developmental Disorders
Location: Online,
Date: 7/08/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
SUDS is an immersive, multisensory theatrical experience that takes the seemingly mundane task of going to the laundromat and transforms it into an exhilarating adventure filled with water, soap, and bubbles. At-home audiences will meet SUDS’ Composer, Props Designer, and two cast members (Fill & Bubbles) who will guide children and families on their very own mini-laundry exploration, complete with multiple songs and many suds!
Family Storytime With Rescue Kitties
Location: Online,
Date: 7/10/2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join our cats for some literary and crafty family fun time! We’ll read a book together and then make a craft project based on the story using everyday materials you’re likely to already have at home. Activities will be geared towards families with children ages 2–9, and we would love to have parents involved as an extra set of paws to help with the crafts. Younger and older kids are welcome too—they’ll be given some special projects so the whole family can get in on the art-making.
Secrets Of Magic
Contact: Meghan at
Location: Online,
Date: 7/11/2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Prepare to be inspired and spellbound as we go on an epic 90 minute journey through my magical world. Join me in the Secrets of Magic Zoom Classroom where you will take part in a mind-blowing magic show with everyday objects such as cards, coins & the gold-dust of our times - a roll of toilet paper! I'll share with you heartfelt & inspiring stories of truly magical moments that have happened while entertaining children in hospital, which helped me discover what the true secret of magic.
Camp Supernow
Contact: Natalie at 610-742-8283, [email protected]
Location: via Zoom!, New York
Date: 7/11/2020 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Experience the magic of camp from your living room with Camp Supernow! Camp Supernow Campers are able to spend quality, structured time with friends while learning and creating, and parents are able to get some much needed time to themselves. Camp sessions run weekly via Zoom and meet each day at the same time with their counselors and fellow cabinmates. Throughout the week, campers are guided through crafts, play-based learning activities, movement and mindfulness.
Baby Sign Language
Contact: Kris at 727-389-7843, [email protected]
Location: Online,
Date: 7/13/2020 from to
Learn all the signs necessary to begin early communication with your little one(s).
The Creative Kitchen Storybook Cooking (Online)
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online Online,
Date: 7/13/2020 from 10:30 to 11:30
Join Cricket Azima and The Creative Kitchen online for Storybook Cooking! The session combines a reading of a familiar classic and related recipe. Registration for July 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th *Suggested Ages: 2-5 (adult support required). All recipes are safe, convenient, and don’t require specialty equipment. Recipes use pantry staples and are easily adapted to include groceries already on-hand. Related grocery lists emailed prior to lesson, should families want to cook along.
The Creative Kitchen Silly Sweets (Online)
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online Online,
Date: 7/13/2020 from 4:30 to 5:15
Join Cricket Azima and The Creative Kitchen online for a week of sweet tooth-satisfying Silly Sweets, including: • Edible Slime • Candy Sushi • Dessert Pizza • Fruit Dumplings • Chocolate Lasagna *Suggested Ages: 5-12. All recipes are safe, convenient, and don’t require specialty equipment. Recipes use pantry staples and are easily adapted to include groceries already on-hand. Related grocery lists emailed prior to lesson, should families want to cook along. Session is 5 days.
Everybody Eats Lunch (Online)
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online Onlie ,
Date: 7/27/2020 from 11:45 to 12:30
Build a family lunch date into your schedule and prepare delicious and nutritionally balanced lunchbox recipes from around the world! Includes a copy of Everybody Eats Lunch, written by The Creative Kitchen Founder, Cricket Azima. *Suggested Ages: 2-12 (adult support required for children under 5). All recipes are safe, convenient, and don’t require specialty equipment. Recipes use pantry staples and are easily adapted to include groceries already on-hand. Related grocery lists emailed.
The Creative Kitchen Young Chefs (Online)
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online Online,
Date: 7/27/2020 from 4:45 to 5:30
Young chefs will make and eat flavorful, restaurant-style dinners with The Creative Kitchen, including: • Vegetable Dumplings • Homemade Pasta • See-through Spring Rolls • Vegetable Sushi • Calzones *Suggested Ages: 8-12. All recipes are safe, convenient, and don’t require specialty equipment. Recipes use pantry staples and are easily adapted to include groceries already on-hand. Related grocery lists emailed prior to lesson, should families want to cook along.
NEW FRESHMADE AT HOME CLASSES ADDED!
Location: Online,
Date: 7/30/2020 from Various to
We believe that the heart of the home is in the kitchen and that there is great power in bringing people together over good food. Join us as we bring the Freshmade experience live to your home from each of our homes. New classes added daily! Join us for fun at-home classes like Homeschool Snacks, Virtual Taco Party, Baking Classes and even a Happy Hour class for the adults! We have you covered during this time at home!
Online Drawing Party
Location: Online,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Celebrate with friends your birthday from the comfort of your home. All parties except for drawing requires material. The prices include all the material for each participant. 1- Choose the activity, 2- Pick up material, 3- Select the day and time you wish to celebrate 4- Enjoy your celebration with friends, family and our online party instructor for 1 hour and 45 min using zoom. Once you choose the activity you would like to do during your celebration, the studio will assign you a pe
Sesame Street Monster Meditations
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In an effort to combat the stress and anxiety brought on by these volatile times, Sesame Street and Headspace for Kids are teaming up to create "Monster Meditations," six animated shorts to teach kids mindfulness, meditation, and social and emotional learning. The shorts will feature Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover, and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe as part of Headspace for Kids and can be viewed on YouTube and YouTube Kids.
Tiny Tasters: Baby's First Bites Online+ON-DEMAND
Contact: Nicole at 646 783 9509, [email protected]
Location: ONLINE,
Date: 7/31/2020 from to
Tiny Tasters: Baby's First Bites is a video based class that teaches parents everything they need to know about how to introduce solids and feed their babies (4-12 months) in a safe, fun, nutritious, flavorful and baby-guided way. It includes 70 minutes of content, 11 re-watchable videos, 15 handouts, 10 original recipes. This popular class taught all over NYC for the past 5 years, is now available on demand to parents all over. Use MOMMYBITES15 for $15 off until May 30th.
Virtual Shabbat Kids Song Session
Contact: Diana at 914-948-3111, [email protected]
Location: 30 Dellwood Road, White Plains
Date: 7/31/2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 10: 15 a.m.
Get your shakers ready! Join us virtually to get in the mood for Shabbat! Sign up here to receive a reminder email on Friday morning with the Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/virtualshabbat
Virtual Tour Of The Met!
Location: Virtual Website, New York
Date: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 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!
Monster Art School
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Weekdays 2-2:45 (ages 8-12). Weekdays 3-3:45 (ages 13+). Free art classes for kids via Facebook live. Kids can learn to draw monsters, dragons, wolves, goblins and more. Catch videos on Youtube as well.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Location: Online YouTube,
Date: 7/31/2020 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.
Everybody Can Cook Inclusion Cooking Class
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online ,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 3 to 3:30
Looking for a new approach to implementing special needs therapies? Join Cricket Azima and The Creative Kitchen on Thursdays at 3pm online and make recipes from their adaptable kids cooking curricula, Everybody Can Cook!
The Creative Kitchen Family Fun With Food (Online)
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online ,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 2 to 2:30
Join Cricket Azima and The Creative Kitchen online for weekend fun and recipes from their adaptable kids cooking curricula, Everybody Can Cook! *All recipes are safe, convenient, and don’t require specialty equipment. Recipes use pantry staples and are easily adapted to include groceries already on-hand. Related grocery lists emailed prior to lesson, should families want to cook along.
The Creative Kitchen Private Cooking Class
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online ,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 12pm to 1pm
Looking for a fun at-home activity that will engage (and feed!) the whole family? Join Cricket Azima and The Creative Kitchen online for a private cooking class! Families select a recipe from The Creative Kitchen’s cookbook in advance of class. A list of ingredients and related equipment is provided prior to the customized session. Class instruction will be tailored to suit family-specific participant ages and abilities. Class is scheduled for a mutually agreed upon date and time.
Virtual Rollercoaster: Skyrush Hershey Park
Contact: 5084558030
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 7/31/2020 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: 7/31/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy this Coney Island classic from the comfort and safety of your house!
Kitchen Crafts
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online ,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 3:30pm to 4pm
Kids get creative as they make their own kitchen crafts using easily accessible pantry ingredients! *Supply list will be sent in advance
Jodi's At Home
Contact: Keri at 212-772-7633, [email protected]
Location: 244 East 84th St,
Date: 7/31/2020 from to
Looking for a way to keep your children active while you are at home? Visit Jodi's at Home for our library of free videos for children 1-12 years including sing alongs, strength & stretching, and gymnastics skills that can be safely practiced at home. Jodi’s Gym has been providing NY kids fun, friends and fitness since 1982! We offer classes for children 1-12 yrs including adult/child gym (1-3 yrs), gymnastics (3-12 yrs), ninja (4-9 yrs), school break and summer camps, and free playtime for me
Virtual Storytimes
Location: Online Instagram,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Free virtual storytimes every week - tune in every MWF at 10am CST on TKC's Instagram! Additionally, find out about emotional well being in kindergartners - 5th grade @tkckindness.
Cardio Dance Class
Location: Online,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Please join Cynthia LaChina for a virtual Cardio Dance class every Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 est. No experience needed, just bring your energy and enthusiasm. You'll be moving to global rhythms and choreography guaranteeing you a FUN workout
Color & Sing Along With Lisa Loeb And Crayola
Location: Online,
Date: 7/31/2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join Crayola and Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Lisa Loeb every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a nursery rhyme color & sing-along! Each session in this series will feature a music video from Lisa's album, Nursery Rhyme Parade!, along with a free, downloadable nursery rhyme coloring page from Crayola. Parents & kids are invited to enjoy this time together at home. Listen to the music and color along! Share your artwork and tag your pictures on social #Crayola.
Songs For Seeds Music - FREE Online Classes!
Contact: www.songsforseeds.com
Location: Online
Date: 8/13/2020 from 10:00am to 11:15am
Join songs for seeds online classes for FREE every week -- Wednesdays 10am, Thursdays 3:30pm and Fridays 12:30pm, all eastern times. We were able to keep the most beloved, interactive and educational sections of class!! It's so much fun and you'll love watching your child play -- and sing - with the band. They learn more than music...shapes, colors, numbers, animals, etc. Just click on zoom through the registration page on our website www.songsforseeds.com We can't wait to see you in class!
Musical Toddler Yoga
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/27/2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Cassie for a fun morning of singing, music, and yoga for the toddler crowd!
The Deedle Deedle Dees Weekly Concerts
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 8/28/2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30am. Live-streaming singalongs featuring their funny and educational music.
PBS KIDS Video Mobile App
Location: App Store - PBS KIDS Video, New York
Date: 8/30/2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere! PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and worlds through media. Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required).
Virtual Tour Of The National Museum Of Jewish American History
Location: Virtual Website, New York
Date: 8/30/2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Museum with Google Arts and Culture. Walk through our galleries, organized by floor, and interact with artifacts up close.
Camp Bonkers- Virtual Summer Camp
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/30/2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Camp Bonkers is a new & fun digital twist on summer camp, offering kids a safe, interactive and creative space online in the comfort of their own homes.Kids can hang out with friends, play games, go on adventures, sing songs, make fun food, conduct a cool science experiment & so much more. There are 3 live shows per week at 4:30pm EST:Make-It-Mondays, What-A-World Wednesdays & Fun-Time Friday.Additional content led by camp counselors & special guests like Sparkles & Beaver, & Scribbles the Cat.