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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The LGBT Community Center's Kidding Around Winter Carnival
Contact: (212) 620-7310
Location: LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St, New York
Date: 2/23/2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Come one, come all, to our fabulous winter carnival! There will be no limit to the fantastically fun activities at this big top extravaganza. Kids can take their chances at ring toss, disc toss and can-drop games to try and win big. And it wouldn’t be a carnival without face painting. Guests will transform into little lions, tigers and bears (and more!). Finally, round out the day by capturing the memories with a caricature artist portrait.
Read-To-Skate StoryTime At Bryant Park
Location: Bryant Park, New York
Date: 2/23/2019 from 12:00 PM to
Read your way to a free skate rental! Read along with Cali Co Cat about penguins, courage, dragons, love, and more. Free books for children at every event, while supply lasts. How to earn a Free Kids Skate Rental: ? Attend 2 StoryTime programs at Bryant Park ? Attend 1 program at New York Public Library Children?s Center at 42nd Street and/or Read and enjoy 1 library book Bonus: Attend 3 StoryTime programs at Overlook to receive a free skate rental for 1 adult, too.
Tiny Tots Yoga Workshop
Contact: 347.987.3162
Location: Bend and Bloom Yoga, 708 Sackett St, Brooklyn
Date: 2/23/2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
You’ve gone back to work but you still want to play, right? Join us as we bond and breathe with babies in this special event designed for parents with mobile babies who are not yet walking. Our weekend event focuses on baby-centered activities, language-building games, and fun!
Amazing Story Machine With Doppelskope
Contact: Box Office at 212-864-5400, [email protected]
Location: 2537 Broadway at 95th, New York
Date: 2/23/2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
In this Jim Henson grant-funded musical production, the Grimm family is on the verge of presenting their cutting-edge new Story Machine, which runs on steam and dreams. When their contraption unexpectedly malfunctions, they have to invent a new way of storytelling on the spot, using puppets and ongoing help from the audience.
NYC Ballet Children's Workshops
Contact: 212-496-0600
Location: Samuel B & David Rose Building, 165 W. 65th St., 7th Floor , Upper West Side
Date: 2/24/2019 from to
Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in the matinee performance. NYCB Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, concluding in a lively performance for accompanying family and friends. No prior dance training needed. All Children’s Workshops take place before family-friendly matinee performances. Saturdays and Sundays, check schedule for details .
Tinkershop: Celebrating Black Inventors
Contact: 212-926-2147
Location: Hamilton Grange Library, 503 W. 145th St. , Upper Manhattan
Date: 2/25/2019 from 4:00 PM to
Join us for Tinkershop, where kids in grades 3-5 get to play and experiment in fun, science-based maker workshops. Children will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more. In February, we'll highlight the achievements of notable Black inventors and scientists as we prepare to innovate and invent together.
Stroller Tours
Contact: 212-423-3618
Location: Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Date: 2/26/2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Designed for children up to 24 months. Enjoy a special stroller-friendly tour for children and their caregivers. Led by museum educators, this interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation.
Parent Power Networking Event
Contact: Marlayna at 760-613-3550, [email protected]
Location: Blender Workspace- 8th Floor 135 Madison Avenue, New York
Date: 2/27/2019 from 11:30 to 1:30
Zendesk is hosting a free lunchtime event working parents in the NY area. Lunch is included! A little about the free event on Feb 27th: We know parent’s are superheroes balancing their work and home life. The event will be a mini-tradeshow format where you can interact with companies focused on making new and experienced parent’s lives easier. Then, we also have a fireside chat with business leaders sharing stories on how they’ve balanced home and work.There will also be free
Twinkle Story Time
Contact: 212-678-1654
Location: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway (corner of 107th St), New York
Date: 3/02/2019 from 10:30 AM to
Join author Katharine Holabird as she reads from her first book from her new series Twinkle! It's Twinkle's first day at The Fairy School of Magic and Music, and she can't wait to make spells like all the big fairies. But Twinkle keeps forgetting the magic words and her spells go from bad to worse!
Managing Stress As A Parent: Strategies For Individuals And Couples
Contact: 212-415-5500
Location: 92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York
Date: 3/06/2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Learn how to manage your stress so you can be the best parent for your child. With so much pressure to ensure your children thrive, parents can often become stressed or anxious. We will discuss practical strategies for self-care, including goal setting, coping skills, and incorporating mindfulness and relaxation techniques. We will also cover ways to make sure parents aren’t inadvertently communicating stress to their children.
Beauty And The Beast By National Marionette Theatre
Contact: Box office at 212-864-5400, [email protected]
Location: 2537 Broadway at 95th, New York
Date: 3/09/2019 from 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 12 noon and 4:00 pm
This classic tale of the ferocious looking Beast with a kind heart is a perennial favorite with audiences worldwide, and the fairy tale is brought to vivid life through stunning marionettes. Join the brave heroine Beauty as she discovers there are many ways that one can be beautiful in this world, and how one looks on the outside can be very different from how one is on the inside.
6th Annual Pregnant Island Local Parenting Event
Contact: Eleana at 5165812217, [email protected]
Location: 25 Country Drive, Plainview
Date: 5/19/2019 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Are you thinking of growing your family, currently pregnant, or a parent of young children living on Long Island? Meet other expecting Long-Islanders and parents from your community, while learning from professional speakers specializing in preconception health to early childhood at our 6th annual Pregnant Island event. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event. As always, we will have complimentary on-site childcare and tons of must-have prizes to give away!