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Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Plan your kids' best weekend yet in Manhattan!


Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in New York City this weekend. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of happenings for kids and families.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Gazillion Bubble Show

WHEN: Nov. 5 - 27, Fridays 7pm; Saturdays 11am, 2pm, 4:30pm; Sundays, 12pm, 3pm; Check website for Added Thursdays & Holiday Times
WHERE: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, Stage 2, Hell's Kitchen, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. WANT TO GO? $59-$99.50. 212-239-6200.
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Wake up, Daisy!

WHEN: Feb. 18 - Dec. 23, Fridays-Sundays, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, W. 79th Street and West Drive, Enter Central Park at w 81st St. and Central Park West , Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This original take on "Sleeping Beauty" is set on New York City’s Upper West Side and is perfect for today’s modern age. WANT TO GO? $12; $8 child. 212-879-0794.
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Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books

WHEN: Apr. 1 - Jul. 24, Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society Museum, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the first exhibition to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children's picture books. WANT TO GO? $22; $17 Seniors, Educators, Active Military; $13 Students; $6 Kids (5–13 years old); free for children younger than 5; Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6–8 pm on Fridays.. 212-873-3400.
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16th Annual 'Back to the Streets' Dance Parade FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 12:30pm
WHERE: Dance Parade New York, Broadway & E 20th St., Stuyvesant Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dance Parade kicks off on the corner of 20th and Broadway with more than 10,000 dancers, live bands, DJs, and more than 100 unique styles of dance and culture.   WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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The Boy Who Grew Flowers

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 1pm
WHERE: Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55 St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Incorporating puppetry, original music, and movement, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a thoughtful and magical story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy and celebrating individualism. WANT TO GO? $15-30. 212-715-1914.
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Even More Weekend Fun

2021-2022 Free Faculty Concert Series FREE

WHEN: Nov. 5 - May. 20, Select Fridays, see schedule below
WHERE: Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bloomingdale School of Music presents a free Faculty Concert Series on select Friday evenings at the David Greer Recital Hall on 323 West 108th Street. The 2021-2022 season will be an exciting and diverse series with 14 performances in a wide variety of genres. For over 20 years Bloomingdale has presented its faculty, as well as guest artists, in concerts including classical music, jazz, and world music designed specifically for children. This FREE concert series has established itself a vital part of the musical life of the Upper West Side. After a year of virtual concerts, this season will take place in-person in our newly renovated recital hall. Attendees MUST RSVP as Covid Guidelines have reduced the seating capacity in the hall.

Faculty Concert: Music of Anthony Branker Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM Eli Asher, trumpet Brandon Vazquez, trumpet Michael Cochrane, piano Kevin Farrell, bass Chris Carroll, drums  Eli Asher is joined by BSM faculty and guest performers in this special tribute to noted jazz composer, trumpeter, and educator, Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker. Afterward, please join in a celebration of Bloomingdale's 57th birthday with a reception featuring wonderful music and light refreshments. 

Faculty Concert: Celebrating Jack Beeson Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM Marc Peloquin, piano Christine Browning, soprano A special 100th anniversary celebration of American composer Jack Beeson.

Faculty Concert: Musical Portraits Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM Weiwei Zhang, piano Olga Gurevich, piano  This program highlights the piano in imaginative and scintillating works by such composers as Debussy, Prokofiev, Ravel, and Tan Dun.

Holiday Concert Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a concert featuring faculty and students in music of the season. A festive treat to spice up your December! 

For the Love of... Friday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM Christine Browning, soprano  A program of vocal works featuring guest tenor Christopher Trapani and members of the BSM Broadway Ensemble. Music from various operas and Broadway musicals that explore love in all shapes, sizes, and circumstances. 

The Piano Music of Ed Bland Friday, February 18 at 7:00 PM Judith Olson, piano  In honor of Black History Month, Judith Olson performs works by African-American composer Ed Bland (1926-2013), with whom she worked for many years. 

Elegance and Exuberance Friday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM Roberto Hidalgo, piano Theresa Salomon, violin  Music of elegance and exuberance is celebrated in this program of music for violin and piano by Mozart and Franck.

The Japanese Koto and the Music of Yumi Kurosawa Friday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eric Phinney, tabla Naho Parrini, violin Yumi Kurosawa, a master of the 21 string koto, Japan's national instrument, will be joined by BSM faculty members Eric Phinney and Naho Parrini, in a program featuring her innovative compositions for koto, tabla, and violin. 

Dance in the Light Friday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM Margalit Cantor, Baroque cello A program of sonorous joy featuring some of the most charming and popular Baroque music ever written, performed on period instruments by the Dorian Baroque ensemble. 

Music for Guitar & Piano: Bach | Carulli | Cordero Friday, April 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM José Maldonado, guitar Tim McCullough, piano An evocative program of duets for guitar and piano featuring the music of Bach, Ferdinando Carulli, and Ernesto Cordero. 

Trios in Technicolor Friday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Molly Aronson, cello Olga Gurevich, piano Claudia Schaer, violin Trios in Technicolor will allow audiences to enjoy the rich range of hues produced by the violin, cello, and piano, featuring works that directly draw inspiration from the color palette. 

Starmaker Machinery III: The Illogical Mixtape Friday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM  Mark Mollica, electric guitar This concert will feature jazz faculty Mark Mollica's arrangements of familiar tunes put into the capable hands of his band of improvisers. 

 

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Sharks, A New Exhibition

WHEN: Dec. 15 - Jun. 30, Wednesdays–Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The new exhibition Sharks features dozens of life-sized models, fossils, touch-free interactive exhibits, and more WANT TO GO? Starting at $16.50 for Children (3-12) and $28 for Adults. 212-769-5100.
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In Person Italian Art and Craft

WHEN: Jan. 11 - Jun. 18, Tuesdays, 5-6pm; Saturdays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Speakitaly NYC , 49 West 28th Street, #Floor 3, Chelsea, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids will create a wonderful array of arts and crafts projects using traditional Italian materials. Ages 4-10. WANT TO GO? $30. 212-603-9685.
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Wings Over Water Giant-Screen Film

WHEN: Mar. 2 - Jul. 3, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm when museum is open
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The film captures the triumphs and challenges of the Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler, and Mallard Duck, as they defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities, and forests to migrate home to raise their young. WANT TO GO? Tickets that include admission to Wings Over Water start at $28 for adults, $16.50 for children (ages 3-12), and $22.50 for seniors and students. . 212-769-5100.
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Urban Farm Volunteers FREE

WHEN: Mar. 27 - Oct. 16, Sundays, 10am-1pm **NO SESSIONS May 1, May 22, and June 19**
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Road, East Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Volunteer to help manage this one-acre Urban Farm. WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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Farm Exploration Days FREE

WHEN: Apr. 2 - Oct. 8, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm **NO SESSION 9/10**
WHERE: Randall's Island Park Alliance, 10 Central Road, Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs! WANT TO GO? 212-8601-899.
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Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Oct. 16, Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-12am; Saturdays, 8am-12am; Sundays, 8am-10pm
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 5th Avenue, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s at iconic Rockefeller Center. WANT TO GO? $12-$40.
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Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Oct. 16, Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-12am; Saturdays, 8am-12am; Sundays, 8am-10pm
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 5th Avenue, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s at iconic Rockefeller Center. WANT TO GO? $12-$40.
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South Street Seaport Museum Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Jun. 30, April and May: Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm; June: Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, New York, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Immerse yourself in the world of Eric Carle with activities, driving ferries on a giant play-table, learning about cargo ships through the eyes of a rubber duck., and more- all while exploring Carle's use of color and pattern. WANT TO GO? $5 ages 1-12; free for accompanying adult. 646-765-4773.
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Roller Rink at The Standard, High Line

WHEN: Apr. 22 - Aug. 31, Mondays-Fridays, 12-11pm; Saturdays, 10am-12am; Sundays, 10am-11pm
WHERE: The Standard Plaza at The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington at 13th Street, Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a visually immersive trip into a 1960's Mod-inspired rink and restaurant, with black & white checkered turf and playful seating surrounding the stark white, 136 person skating rink. WANT TO GO? $12 to 'Drop In'; $3 to rent skates. 212-645-4646.
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The Visionary Universe of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

WHEN: Apr. 27 - May. 29, Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5:30pm
WHERE: The Paley Center in New York, 25 West 52 Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The frontier awaits! The Paley Center for Media celebrates Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the latest incarnation of the groundbreaking Star Trek franchise, with an immersive exhibition and a broader exploration of the many acclaimed series in the Star Trek universe of series, which have captivated audiences across decades.

Throughout the celebration, the Paley Center will host special screenings, opportunities to view the uniforms and artifacts from several series, weekly kids and family programs featuring the animated hit Star Trek: Prodigy, and much more. These Paley programs will complement the exhibition and allow visitors to further explore Star Trek's impact on our culture and our world.

WANT TO GO? $20; $16 Student/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans/First Responders; free for children younger than 12. 212-621-6600.
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Candytopia

WHEN: Apr. 29 - Jul. 31, TBA
WHERE: Candytopia New York, 111 West 32nd Street, Corner of 32nd and 6th, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative confectionary wonderland with a one-of-a-kind full sensory experience and welcomes people of all ages to explore their sweet tooth like never before. WANT TO GO? $36; $29 ages 4-12; free for children 3 and younger.
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Fifth Avenue Blooms imagined by Van Cleef & Arpels FREE

WHEN: May. 1 - 31, Anytime
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue from 47th street to 59th street, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

To celebrate the arrival of spring and Mother's Day, Van Cleef & Arpels was invited to partner with the Fifth Avenue Association and imagine numerous immersive installations along Fifth Avenue in New York City. This month, twelve blocks along the Avenue will be transformed into a floral sketchbook created by French artist, Alexandre Benjamin Navet with fourteen colorful sculptures complemented by live flowers, titled Fifth Avenue Blooms imagined by Van Cleef & Arpels. Pedestrians along the Avenue are invited to step into the artist's universe: arches, benches, pergolas and other architectural elements in the artist's signature bright colors and energetic lines punctuate the stroll and provide opportunities for visitors to take a moment of respite and enjoy the scenery. All are encouraged to immerse in the saturated tones, and capture the moment to celebrate the spring 2022 season.

WANT TO GO? 310-567-5616.
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The Museum of Modern Art Presents “Matisse: The Red Studio” May 1 - September 10

WHEN: May. 1 - Sep. 10, 10:30am-5pm
WHERE: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St. , Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The exhibition focuses on the genesis and history of Matisse's The Red Studio (1911), a painting that has remained among MoMA's most important works since it was acquired in 1949. WANT TO GO? $14-25. 212-708-9400.
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A Barn Play

WHEN: May. 4 - 21, Wednesday-Saturdays, 8pm
WHERE: Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St., Inwood, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

Northern Manhattan's UP Theater Company presents a different kind of animal farm in the world premiere of Lizzie Donahue's "A Barn Play". This timely and darkly comic fable explores the power of creating art amidst oppression when a cast of farm animals rehearses their show. Directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby. Owl attempts to rehearse his new play with a lively and opinionated ensemble of farm animals: Chicken, Pig, Dog, Cow, Sheep, and Cat. Tensions flare when a crisis befalls the animals and the ensemble rejects Owl's arty attempt for one of their own devising - one that sheds light on our own relationships with animals, children, and art. This provocative dark comedy asks, "At a time of crisis, who will stand up and be the pig, and who will be the owl"? Suggested ages: 12+ Run Time: 70 mins.

WANT TO GO? $25; $15 Seniors & Students with valid ID. 917-825-3549.
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Children's Read Aloud FREE

WHEN: May. 7 - Sep. 17, 11am-12pm; first and third Saturdays of the month
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. First and third Saturdays of the month, May-October WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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Fun on the Farm FREE

WHEN: May. 7 - Oct. 8, 2-4pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy family fun inspired by the farm, rivers, green spaces and natural areas. Saturdays, May 7-Oct. 8. (not July 30, Sept. 10, 17, Oct. 1)  WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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THE BEAST

WHEN: May. 10 - Sep. 25, Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Pier 83, West 42nd St. and 12th Ave. , Hell's Kitchen, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Rocketthrough the water at a heart-pounding 40 knots for this adventure on the water! WANT TO GO? $30; $25 child over 40 inches. 212-563-3200.
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Battery Dance presents Three World Premieres 2022 New York Season Hofmann Dances

WHEN: May. 19 - 20, Thursday, May 19 at 7pm; Friday, May 20 at 2 and 7pm
WHERE: Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St., New York, NY 10038, Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Battery Dance presents the world premieres of three works of choreography, each inspired by the painting and legacy of Hans Hofmann. WANT TO GO? $25. 646-765-4773.
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Little New-Yorkers: Drawn Together

WHEN: Friday, May. 20, 3:30pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: In Drawn Together, a little boy and his grandfather have a difficult time connecting - the boy speaks English and the grandfather speaks Thai. But as the two begin to draw together, they discover that they share a love of storytelling and art! After the book, create your own artwork using two different styles, just like the boy and his grandfather! WANT TO GO? $22; $17 seniors; $13 students; $6 kids 5-13; free for children younger than 5. 212-873-3400.
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FAD Market: Governors Island FREE

WHEN: May. 21 - 22, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, King Ave, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

FAD Market is excited to return to Governors Island for a monthly residency on the third weekend of each month from May through October. Taking place along the tree-lined King Ave, nestled between historic early 20th century buildings, this idyllic market setting is steps away from Yankee Pier, where the Brooklyn ferries dock, and Liggett Terrace, where the food trucks rally. Featuring a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city's emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses, our markets will feature handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, artisanal packaged food, and more. Come for the one-of-a-kind goods, stay for a cocktail and a game of p tanque (a lawn throwing game similar to bocce and boules) with our neighbors, Carreau Club. Take a short ferry ride and make a day of it! 

WANT TO GO? 917-775-4636.
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Animal Exploration - Safari Around the World FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 2:15-3:45pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Young animal lovers will have the opportunity to make observations, ask questions and use their senses to discover a world filled with amazing creatures. Meet live animal visitors, including incredible insects, fantastic frogs, beautiful birds, cute critters, terrific turtles, and long-tailed lizards. WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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Super Sábado: Celebrate El Barrio! FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 12-5pm
WHERE: El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. , East Harlem, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy a full day of in-person activities celebrating the arts and culture of El Barrio. WANT TO GO? 212-831-7272.
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Rooftop Cinema Club Midtown: Sing 2

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 2pm
WHERE: The SkyLawn Rooftop Bar at Embassy Suites, 60 West 37th Street , Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Sing 2: Buster and his new cast now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. Rated PG. Running time is 110 min. 

Situated at The SkyLawn Rooftop Bar at Embassy Suites in Midtown Manhattan, this location is a fantastic spot to sit back, get cozy and enjoy movies on the big screen in the open air. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening, allowing plenty of time to grab your headphones, select a seat and enjoy the Rooftop experience! Classic cinema concessions will be available at the box office.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start $21.50 for adults and $13.75 for children 12 and younger.
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Mil's Trills FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 11am
WHERE: Lincoln Center: David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W 62nd St., Upper West Side , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Sing, move, and dance with neighbors, family, and friends to restore connection, nourish self-love, and build empathy towards a peaceful global community. WANT TO GO? 212-875-5456.
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Kids & Teens West African Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 11am-12pm
WHERE: The Joann Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Join Sherece Donald for kids and teens-only workshop focused on the fundamentals of traditional West African dance with an emphasis on an understanding of the accompanying drum rhythms. This workshop is open to fully vaccinated students (no booster required) ages 10-17 of any dance experience level.

WANT TO GO? $25. 212-405-9000.
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Princess Charming Book Signing

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Let's Dress Up Chelsea, 261 West 19th St., Chelsea, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy a book signing event with Zibby Owens, author of the book, Princess Charming. Everyone who attends will receive a signed copy of the book. WANT TO GO? $50. 212-879-0956.
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Tea Time with Boogie Down Books Movement Coordinator Jazy Cintron FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 1-2pm
WHERE: Urban Farm, Randall's Island, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Explore the historical, cultural, and medicinal traditions around tea. WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899 .
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Children's Workshops

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 12:30-1:15pm
WHERE: New York City Ballet Rehearsal Studios, Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: New York City Ballet Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, complete with costumes and props. WANT TO GO? $15. 212-870-5636.
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Tweens After Dark: The Trifecta: Games + Dinner + Service

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 7-9pm
WHERE: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave ., at W 76th St, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT:

Spend your Saturday night at the JCC! Each themed Tweens After Dark event features engaging activities designed just for you! It's a great opportunity to have fun, build community, and give back. This is a drop-off program and dinner will be provided. The evening will begin with Mini-Game Madness, a fun mix of sports games and competitions. The evening will finish with a service project, making cookie packages for a homeless prevention program. This is a drop off program. Your room assignment will be sent to you via email. For more information, email Julie Singer at [email protected]

WANT TO GO? $55; $45 members. 646-505-4444.
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Picture This! Carousel Creations Virtual Tour + Art Workshop FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 10am
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave., Carnegie Hill, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: See striking photographs of families enjoying the rides of Coney Island along with colorful carousel horses masterfully carved in this virtual tour and art workshop featuring works from the Jewish Museum's collection. WANT TO GO? 212-423-3200.
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Synagogues of the Lower East Side Walking Tour

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join historian Bradley Shaw to explore the evolution of the Lower East Side through the fate of its synagogues. You'll learn about the ones still in existence, the ones that were lost, and the ones transformed to fit the needs of a changing neighborhood. WANT TO GO? $0-25. 212-219-0888.
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Children's Workshops

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: New York City Ballet Rehearsal Studios, Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, New York, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: New York City Ballet Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, complete with costumes and props. WANT TO GO? $15. 212-870-5636.
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Sunday Story Time: The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 11:30am
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: In this bilingual book, The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac, written by Ling and Eric Lee and illustrated by Rachel Foo, the Jade Emperor invites all the animals in his kingdom to a great race across the river. The first 12 animals to complete the challenge will become part of the Chinese Zodiac - they will get a year named after them! After the story, create a paper bag puppet of your favorite animal from the book! WANT TO GO? $22; $17 seniors; $13 students; $6 kids 5-13; free for children younger than 5. 212-873-3400.
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Windy Windsock Making

WHEN: May. 25 - 29, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Create a sculpture inspired by Indonesian artist, Teguh Ostenrik. Ostenrik founded Yayasan Terumbu Rupa, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of marine ecosystem preservation through a series of art installations called ARTificial Reefs. Part of Inside Art. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitor with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to spend time with your kids, so make the most of your time together and check out our picks for the best kid-friendly activities in Manhattan! From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you're sure to find something to do that keeps everyone happy and having fun. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Central Park, the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Battery Park, Bryant Park, Tribeca, the Bronx, and Lower Manhattan. You can also find weekend fun in ourBrooklynQueensLong IslandWestchester, and Rockland—and check out our Manhattan calendar for hundreds of things to do each month!

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