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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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Virtual Baking Class: Let's Make Cupcakes!
Location: Online,
Date: 4/04/2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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. Each day we will highlight new recipes, new teachers and open the door for Q&A to help you navigate your fridge, freezer and pantry while cooking with your family and creating beautiful memories together. All Freshmade at Home classes will be hosted live through the Zoom platform.
Virtual Tour Of The National Museum Of Jewish American History
Location: Virtual Website, New York
Date: 4/05/2020 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.
Virtual Tour Of The Met!
Location: Virtual Website, New York
Date: 4/05/2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tour the various exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from home!
Podcasts To Listen To With Your Kids!
Location: Online - Apple Podcasts/Website,
Date: 4/05/2020 from Various to
Looking for something to do with your littles? Check out these podcasts for kids!
Easter Eggs Hunt
Location: Online,
Date: 4/05/2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy your afternoon with Valentina, coloring the eggs and seeing bunnies online!
Newborn Sleep 101 Webinar
Location: Online Link,
Date: 4/05/2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join Carolynne J. Harvey - Founder, Author, Baby Sleep Expert and 4Moms spokesperson for her sought after newborn sleep webinar. Ideal for expecting Moms and parents with newborns age 0 to 15 weeks old. You’ll learn exactly how to: ✔️Create a safe and healthy sleep environment ✔️End day and night confusion ✔️Ideal nap and sleep schedule ✔️How to avoid sleep crutches ✔️How to gently teach your baby to self soothe
PBS KIDS Video Mobile App
Location: App Store - PBS KIDS Video, New York
Date: 4/06/2020 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).
Zoom Tennis Class
Location: Online,
Date: 4/06/2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hi all, Are you looking for an activity for your kids during these troubled kids? How about a zoom tennis class? Weekdays at 1. Easy to follow exercises that you can do from home or your yard. Only $25. If you can't make the scheduled time, you can always catch the replay! Check out www.brainiactennis.com. Email [email protected] or call/text 516 350 7971. See you soon.
8th Annual Freedom Seder Revisited
Location: Online,
Date: 4/06/2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us virtually for an evening of powerful stories and performances that explore the contemporary meaning of freedom in America, inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder. This event is FREE this year but donations are appreciated. For more details and to purchase 'event tickets' to show your support, visit the link!
Open Houses At The IDEAL School Of Manhattan
Contact: Joseph at 2672313940, [email protected]
Location: 314 West 91st Street, New York
Date: 4/07/2020 from 9 AM to 11 AM
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York's only K-12 independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth born in a diverse and nurturing educational community. Meet our students, faculty, and parents, tour our classrooms, and learn about The IDEAL Difference. This event is for adults only. Learn more at https://www.theidealschool.org/. The IDEAL School of Manhattan, 314 West 91st Street, New York, NY 10024
Online Events For Kids Spreadsheet With All The Information!
Location: Online - Various Websites, New York
Date: 4/07/2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Check out the link to see all online events on a spreadsheet and how to connect to various activities! Great for kids to enjoy from the safety of their homes.
The Quarantine Rainbow Connection
Location: Various Spots, New York
Date: 4/07/2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The neighborhood kiddos are going on walks but no longer can see their friends or go to playgrounds. Some of us are putting rainbows up in our windows for them to spot as many as they can on a walk. Like a giant neighborhood wide I spy game. If you are wondering what you can do in this time - put a rainbow in your window to spread some joy!
STEM Activity Guide For At-Home Fun
Location: Online, New York
Date: 4/09/2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Check out some super cool STEM activities that you and your kiddos can try out at home! Everything you'll need to try these out is outlined in the guidebook!
Broadway Storytime With Stages Performing Arts
Location: Online,
Date: 4/09/2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BROADWAY STORY TIME WITH STAGES PERFORMING ARTS! Tune in live on Facebook on Thursdays!
Cook Dinner With Adita!
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 4/09/2020 from 6:00 p.m. EST to 7:00 p.m. EST
Every Thursday at 4 PM CST (6 PM EST) cook a healthy dinner with Adita on Facebook Live!
The New Science Of Learning To Learn
Location: Online,
Date: 4/09/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Like everyone, we’re anxious and scared of COVID-19 and its potential impact on society. At the Learning Agency Lab, we wanted to do our very small part to help, and we’re making our science of learning course totally free.
CuratedCare.com Virtual Lessons
Location: Online,
Date: 4/10/2020 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.
Virtual Aquarium & Zoo Tours
Location: Various Online,
Date: 4/10/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Everyday is a struggle to find something new and exciting to keep kids occupied during this COVID-19 quarantine. Luckily, zoos and aquariums all over the country are providing animal exhibit live streams, online events, Q&As with zoo and aquarium staff, and many more animal-related resources and fun for you to access for free on their websites. Check out all of the options!
Remote Dance Learning
Location: Online ,
Date: 4/10/2020 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.
New Victory Arts Break
Location: Online,
Date: 4/13/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Through an initiative called New Victory Arts Break, New Victory Theater is inspiring families to learn performing arts skills from the comfort of their own home. A free online series, each week explores a particular art form and invites kids and parents to incorporate the arts into their homeschool learning through a series of videos and instructions. Puppetry Week (coming March 30) Week #4: Something Magical Week (April 6) Week #5: Juggling week (April 13th)
Open House - Preschool/elementary
Contact: Emily at 2126410260, [email protected]
Location: 4 East 90th Street, New York
Date: 4/16/2020 from 9:00am to 10:00am
Take a tour of our classrooms, hear from our head of school, our director of admissions and parents about what makes the International Academy of New York shine for children ages 2 through 13. Learn about our bilingual (Spanish/Chinese) program and our unique coding curriculum. Pease note this is an event for parents and guardians only. please.
Bilingual Video For An At-Home Dance Party
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 4/17/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Musician and bilingual children's educator José-Luis Orozco is out today with "Clap, tap, tralala," the perfect video to lead kids in an indoor dance party while home from school. The song is off of ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body, José-Luis' new album of Spanish and English kids music, out April 17th on Smithsonian Folkways, that's all about exercise and its importance for mind, body, and spirit - an especially important message right now.
Big Apple Circus Tutorial Online Juggling!
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 4/25/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
As long as you have a plastic bag, socks (or even a baby toy!) Big Apple Circus producer, Jack Marsh can teach you how to juggle. Learn how to juggle using household items in this Circus Tutorial!
The Orchid Show Online With NYBG
Location: Online,
Date: 4/30/2020 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.
Baking For Kids Virtual Class!
Location: Online,
Date: 5/03/2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Kids are capable of doing so much in the kitchen. Let's learn the fundamentals of baking and some easy recipes! *Some* adult help will be needed (when it's time to use the oven or the griddle). The students will take this class in their kitchen. Before class, I will provide the recipe of the baked item we will be making in class. The student will come to class with all of the necessary materials within reach. Classes every Sunday until May 3rd!
Storytelling In Italian With La Maestra Valentina
Location: Online,
Date: 5/04/2020 from Monday\'s 2:00p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Mondays 2pm-2:45pm - 10 weeks 45 min Reading time / $15 per class. Registrations close 12 hours before the event. Tickets not refundable or exchangeable. Find a comfortable spot in your house, relax and listen to Valentina, she will read a story to you. Our bi-weekly time to relax in Italian.
Online Electronic Music Lessons
Contact: Meghan at 516-272-0782, [email protected]
Location: Online,
Date: 5/17/2020 from Various to
The Rockville Centre Music Academy and SPIN DJ ACADEMY offer a high quality online lesson experience with amazing instructors using the latest technology. Register now to reserve your slots today.