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Fun Family Friendly Events in NYC

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Turn Up The Love Summer Concert Series
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/07/2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Join us every Friday at 10 AM EST and get your JAM on at our rockin’ summer concert series! Each week we’re inviting a different well-known Kids Musician to perform live on the call and get the whole family dancin’, singing and jammin’ along. This event is FREE and ideal for families with children ages 1-9. Two ways to enjoy: Virtual, interactive link (pre-registration required) or streaming on their Facebook pages: Jammin with You and Music class pass.
Dinosaur Beach Party Family Concert
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/09/2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Laurie Berkner for a 1-hour+ LIVE interactive, solo, virtual performance for the whole family! Sing, dance, & play games through your device with Laurie as she performs favorite songs, interacts with you through the screen, & brings in a few surprises - from her house to yours! Your ticket to the dinosaur beach party helps the LBB team continue operations during in-person concert cancellations! You can purchase a meet & greet add-on above.
Marvel Madness Family Disco!
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/11/2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Celebrating the Superhero in All of Us! Each Virtual Experience Includes: - 3 Rooms of fun! The Happy Feet Suite! Featuring our DJ The You Did It Zone! featuring our Arts and Crafts Guru (Party favors made from household items) The Hangout Lounge! (Kick back and relax with friends/family space) Join us for fun, Fun and more FUN!
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!
Camp Supernow
Contact: Natalie at 610-742-8283, [email protected]
Location: via Zoom!, New York
Date: 8/24/2020 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Experience the magic of camp from your living room with 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. Sessions throughout the summer!
Berry Picking In The NY Metro Area
Location: Various Locations,
Date: 8/25/2020 from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm
There are many reasons why summer is the best time of year–not least of which is the abundance of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and more you can find to pick in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Check out this selection of u-pick farms and orchards that offer pick-your-own berries in the summer and fall in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Take the kids out for a fun day of berry picking! Pricing and hours vary by location.
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!
Live Puppet Show
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/28/2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join Wonderspark Puppets every Friday during the COVID-19 outbreak / quarantine for live puppet shows!
The Dynamite Dinner Club
Contact: None at
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/28/2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The Dynamite Dinner Club is a limited-size weekly 1.5 hour afternoon cooking class that delivers essential lessons and techniques and culminates in a hearty, healthy family dinner. Ingredient lists are provided weeks ahead of time so you can plan your shopping. You will also receive robust lesson plans with guides on ingredients, substitutions, tips and tricks, the weeks’ shopping list, and of course the recipes. Advanced registration required. Ages 7-15.
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.
Superhero's Digital Training Club
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/29/2020 from 10:00 am to 10:40 am
Get up and move! In this movement and core based class, children will learn yoga poses, balancing activities, and other strengthening techniques to be done in your own home. They will be interacting and exercising with peers, through dance and game based lessons. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration for this class closes 48 hours prior to the scheduled date/time.
Pre-Writer's Digital Club
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/29/2020 from 12:00 pm to 12:40 pm
Preschoolers will be learning the correct method of holding pencils and the correct directionality of letters by using a virtual play-based curriculum, that not only includes learning the mechanics of writing letters, but also alphabet and number recognition, fine motor skills, and cognitive skills.
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.
Virtual Dance Party
Location: Virtual,
Date: 8/31/2020 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
CAMP is hosting a free virtual party on July 18 that will include a special viewing of Apple TV+'s newest show, "Helpsters." From the makers of "Sesame Street", "Helpsters" is a live-action pre-school series. Visit https://bit.ly/Helpsters to reserve a spot!
Monster Art School
Location: Online Facebook,
Date: 8/31/2020 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.
The Creative Kitchen Family Fun With Food (Online)
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online ,
Date: 8/31/2020 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.
Jodi's At Home
Contact: Keri at 212-772-7633, [email protected]
Location: 244 East 84th St,
Date: 8/31/2020 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
Sunset Salsa
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/01/2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Join world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for your virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing! The dancing is every Tuesday until 9/1 on Facebook Live! Follow our social media channels for more details, and download a playlist to accompany your music here!
Get Crafty With Lynn Lilly & Crayola
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/25/2020 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Join Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly as she show shows you fun and easy crafts you can make at home with your kids!
Hans Christian Andersen Virtual Storytelling
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/26/2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
For over sixty years New York families have come together to listen to stories in Central Park before the Hans Christian Andersen Statue, rain or shine, where the world's best tellers from every part of the Globe have told stories. This summer they continue with an ALL ANDERSEN SEASON every Saturday morning from 11 am to noon, as always, but online! Tune in for a great celebration of Andersen's timeless tales, of storytelling, and of being together while apart.
Sesame Street Monster Meditations
Location: Youtube - Online,
Date: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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.
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.
Teaching Racism And Tolerance
Date: 9/30/2020 from Various to Various
Parents and teachers can gain free access to video lessons that help teach children about racism and tolerance! The episodes, each hosted by a real first grade teacher, pair a character trait such as kindness or bravery with an influential person such as Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. They are suited for children in grades K-2 and can be used to help teach about discrimination, racism and tolerance. Teachers and parents can sign up to access the videos for free through July 31.
Battery Dance Virtual Dance Classes For Kids
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/30/2020 from Various to Various
Battery Dance will now offer free virtual dance classes for kids through in order to help keep minds and bodies engaged during this time. Children will be guided through classes with our teaching artists across New York, helping to keep them active as well as connected in this time of isolation. Hip-Hop for Kids Mondays and Fridays at 3pm. Dance Wednesdays at 3pm.
Beluga Whale Live Cam
Contact: None at 2122396200, [email protected]
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/30/2020 from Various to Various
Every summer, approximately 57,000 beluga whales travel from the Arctic to the warmer waters of Manitoba's Churchill River. This live underwater cam is situated on the Beluga Boat, which is guided by expert captains through the Churchill River Estuary. Get a whale's eye view of belugas swimming, eating and nursing their calves!
Big Apple Circus: Learn To Juggle
Location: Virtual,
Date: 9/30/2020 from Anytime to Anytime
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!
Virtual Shabbat Kids Song Session
Contact: Diana at 914-948-3111, [email protected]
Location: 30 Dellwood Road, White Plains
Date: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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.
Storyline Online Literacy Videos
Location: Online,
Date: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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!
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Location: Online YouTube,
Date: 9/30/2020 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.
The Creative Kitchen Private Cooking Class
Contact: Katie at 718-406-7506, [email protected]
Location: Online ,
Date: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy this Coney Island classic from the comfort and safety of your house!
Virtual Storytimes
Location: Online Instagram,
Date: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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: 9/30/2020 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.