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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - October 25-October 27


Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend Photo: Michael Dougherty/Flickr 


While New York City is often thought of as a playground for adults, there's still plenty of fun activities with children. From museum specials to readings to musical performances, City Guide's collection of weekend events for kids in New York City will have your little ones never wanting to leave the concrete jungle.

After School Snack Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bring your own delicious snacks and enjoy them in the comfort of our meeting room

Tech Time: Kids, Tweens & Teens - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for Tech Time - video games and iPad play.

Kid and Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Saratoga Branch
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? Join our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. Bring friends or make new friends!

Family Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by for a fun time and a chance to play with friends and all our toddler toys. Open to children from birth-5 years accompanied by caregivers.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Books, songs, rhymes, and play! Kids 0-5 and their caregivers can come to the library to build early literacy skills while having fun!

Block Lab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

BCM's Block Lab invites visitors to develop spatial reasoning, engineering, and language skills with our Imagination Playground block set. Experience the fun in our play space where big blue blocks build new worlds and kids make all the rules!

Babies & Books - Mill Basin Library
October 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months.

Harlemween Family Disco! - 246 Lenox
October 26, 2019 - New York

Calling all Pirates, Princess, and Super Heroes too…It’s the Harlemween Family Disco! It’s no trick; we have treats so let’s see what else Harlemween has in store… Prizes for the best baby, child, parent and grandparent costumes. Each Disco includes: A different themed disco monthly; Nightclub atmosphere with DJ playing a mix of various genres while incorporating Disney's finest soundtracks, blended with lullabies; KDR fun loving staff; Monthly guest performances; Tummy time area for our youngest guests; Healthy snacks, waters and 100% juices; Stroller parking; Noise makers; Face painting; Arts and craft or seasonal activities

October Hauntings - Brooklyn Public Library - Ulmer Park Branch
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for our Haunting Family Movies

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes. All ages welcome!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Saratoga Branch
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, art, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is a program of BPL's First Five Years initiative which is supported by generous funding from the New York City Council as part of City's First Readers; and the Pinkerton Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Brooklyn Eagles - a group of young and engaged Brooklyn Public Library supporters, and funds raised at BPL's annual Gala.

Saturday Storytime - Gravesend Library
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

34th Annual Bronx Halloween Parade - Street
October 26, 2019 - Bronx

The Bronx Community Board Proudly Presents The 34th Annual Bronx Halloween Parade 2019. Theme: Tim Burton in the Bronx (Inspired by some of your favorite films). 34 years ago, a group of individuals under the leadership of Father Louis Gigante began this yearly tradition of celebrating our community by taking back the streets on Halloween. What started from a small group of children has grown into one of the largest Halloween parades in New York City. Each year, the parade has a particular theme that captures the spirit of our community. This year's theme will be Tim Burton in the Bronx (Inspired by some of your favorite films). This year, as always, the parade will begin on Simpson Street, between East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue, at 12:00PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and end at Tiffany Plaza (Fr. Gigante Plaza), in front of St. Athanasius Church at approximately 3PM. At this time, we have our costume judging, showcasing of bands and distribution of candy to the children. Please come and join us! Prizes For: *Toddlers 4 & Under Cash Prizes For: *Kids ages 5 – 17 *Adults 18 + *Over 55 Senior Category *Most Creative *Tim Burton Theme Related Co... (read more)

Family Art Project: Preserving Past and Future Fossils - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 26, 2019 - Bronx

Travel back in time to prehistoric times and explore ways in which animals and plants have evolved. Then, time travel to the future to document how animals and plants are affected by changing environments. Use clay and imprinting to bring awareness to how animals and plants are affected by, and adapt to, climate change. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud, interspersed with songs and rhymes. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. Recommended ages birth to 5 years old

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you & your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
October 26, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a ghostly scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Starring secret cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry Potter’s nemesis and a gorilla in a window. This hunt is recommended for children aged 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

FiDi Stop 'N' Swap - Pace University, Aniello Bianco Room
October 26, 2019 - New York

Free community reuse event! Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Please do not bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.

Kids Halloween Silent Disco! (First 100 RSVPs FREE) - Katch Astoria
October 26, 2019 - Astoria

It’s the spookiest time of year and partying with Quiet Events is the perfect way to celebrate! Bring the whole family out for our Kids Halloween Party at Katch Astoria. Our three live DJs will be spinning your favorite hits and leading your kids in dancing, singing, and interactive games. You won’t want to miss this scary good time! Costumes are highly encouraged! We’ll have brunch available, per usual. See below for the Bottomless Brunch info. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning kid friendly hits all afternoon: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B Your Experience Includes: • A Pair of Quiet Events headphones • Glow in the Dark gear • 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention Special notes: • All ages welcome • Rain or shine • All food and drink, including bottomless drinks, sold separately • VIP Birthday Packages available, please contact info@katchastoria.com • Costumes encouraged Bottomless Brunch Details: • $18 when a bunch item is ordered • 90 Mins per person of unlimited brunch drinks & beer of the day • Brunch Drinks: Prosecco, Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary, Red Sangria, Margarita Additional In... (read more)

Saturday Storytime: Reading of Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold - Mill Basin Library
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for this special Saturday program as we read Faith Ringgold's Tar Beach and create our own special paper quilt. All ages welcome!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Mill Basin Library
October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you & your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

Not-So-Scary Dates at Fear Manor Queens - Fear Manor Haunted House
Through October 26, 2019 - Glendale

While Fear Manor's regular exhibits are not designed for smaller children, Queen's only Haunted House will be offering multiple "Not-So-Scary" dates throughout the season for guests aged 3 - 12! On October 12, 14, 19 and 26 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Fear Manor will be hosting a Not-So-Scary chaperoned tour.

Oíche Shamhna an Irish Halloween: Bonfire Stories - Irish Arts Center
October 27, 2019 - New York

alling all ghouls, goblins, fairies, and witches! Come on a trick-or-treat adventure, carve a turnip (the original jack-o'-lantern), play age-old Irish Halloween games, and join Laura Simms, artistic director of Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, as she brings to life marvelously spooky tales from Celtic mythology with the help of Darrah Carr Dance.

Trick or Treat the Terminal - Grand Central
October 27, 2019 - New York

BRING THE FAMILY TO GRAND CENTRAL TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN! Families are invited for free activities and trick or treating! Providing a safe, easy, and indoor setting for families to trick or treat this year, participating Grand Central shops and restaurants will be giving away candy and other exciting surprises to kids in costume during the event.

Halloween Party - Let's Dress Up
October 27, 2019 - New York

Join us for our annual Halloween party. Come in your costume or use one of ours (or both). During this 90 minute structured playtime, ideal for girls ages 3-7, we will dress up and have a Halloween themed tea party. We promise, no tricks just treats. Check our website for more details.

Family Art Project: Preserving Past and Future Fossils - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 27, 2019 - Bronx

Travel back in time to prehistoric times and explore ways in which animals and plants have evolved. Then, time travel to the future to document how animals and plants are affected by changing environments. Use clay and imprinting to bring awareness to how animals and plants are affected by, and adapt to, climate change. Free with admission to the grounds.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

Halloween Kids Cruise - Empire Cruises - Empire Cruises
October 27, 2019 - New York

Parents and kids, join us on our fun Halloween Kids Cruise and party with Billy the Silly Vampire and Luna the Funny Witch on our trip to the Statue of Liberty! Aboard, enjoy of Live entertainment, face painting, cotton candy and more! On this fun kids cruise, sightsee the amazing New York City's skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sea Scare at - Mystic Aquarium
Through October 27, 2019 - Mystic

Sea Scare: Dino Treats in the Dark October 26 & 27 Noon – 5pm Mystic Aquarium will be oozing with Halloween spirit, providing perfect opportunities to snap spooky selfies at all of your favorite exhibits! Discover creepy cool critters like the Halloween crab, pink-toed tarantula, isopods and more. Watch our SCUBA team carve pumpkins underwater. Join the Monster Mash Bash and dance to classic Halloween hits. Show off your spirit during a costume contest. We’re turning down the lights in Jurassic Giants to turn up the adventures, so pack your reusable trick-or-treat bag and prepare for roaring family-friendly fun! FREE for Aquarium members and with admission.

The Sound of Color Series Wednesdays - The Jewish Museum
Through November 20, 2019 - New York

This six-week program for preschoolers and their families explores how music and art playfully intertwine. Every class will embark on a thematic musical tour of the Museum’s galleries in partnership with The Diller-Quaile School of Music followed by an art-making experience in the studio. Experiment every Wednesday for six weeks with how music and art work together through form, line, color, and texture! Each (once a week) class includes live accompaniment with a professional musician.

Art Around the World - Private Picassos
Through December 03, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 3 - 5 yrs Adult Participation Required Young artists will travel around the world on an artistic journey, exploring 2-3 dimensional multi-cultural art activities, including Mexican frescos, Kente cloth weaving and Brazilian Carnivale masks. Notes • Drop-off optional for kids over the age of 4.

Matisse, Monet and me - Private Picassos
Through December 04, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 4 - 6 yrs Budding Picassos will get inspiration for their artwork by looking at the work of fine artists. Activities include Andy Goldsworthy-inspired nature sculptures, Kandinsky music painting, Jim Dine-inspired mixed media creation and much more! Notes • Drop-off optional for kids over the age of 4.

Build it Big! - Private Picassos
Through December 05, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 5 - 8 yrs Young artists will create large-scale and communal artwork, using a variety of two and three-dimensional materials. Activities include recycled robots, New York City panoramas and Jackson Pollock splatter paintings.

SPARK Fun Lab - SPARK by BCM
Through December 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

SPARK Fun Lab Wednesday, 10:45– 11:45 am Ages 2 to 5 years Crazy Science Show has teamed with SPARK by BCM to create a unique early childhood program for our youngest scientists. SPARK Fun Lab provides a hands-on way to approach the natural world. Kids will feel like real scientists as they explore scientific thinking and the fundamentals of chemistry through crazy, interactive experiments using slime, phosphorescent paints, dry ice and other materials. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, Please email Victoria Calabro at vcal... (read more)

French at SPARK with Bilingual Birdies! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

French at SPARK with Bilingual Birdies! Wednesday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 months Join us at SPARK and the rest of the Bilingual Birdies on an out-of-this-world journey to learn French! Classes incorporate live music and puppetry and are a fun, physical way to learn a new language or strengthen vocabulary and literacy while celebrating diversity. Participants should expect a bubble dance party at the end of each session, and families will receive a free music download and vocabulary sheets to help bolster their new French skills. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable ... (read more)

Wild Waterfront - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wild Waterfront Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 2 to 5 years Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Storytime & Sensory Lounge Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 months Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Art For Lunch! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Art For Lunch! Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 2 year to 5 years Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this fall. In this one-hour class, children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 months Through game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

Lenfest Kids: H2O - Columbia University: Lenfest Center for the Arts
Through December 14, 2019 - New York

Lenfest Kids celebrates Columbia's Year of Water with a series of aquatic-themed family films. Lenfest Kids: H2O explores the world's oceans as a space of adventure, fantasy, wonder and mystery, featuring a diverse range of films spanning live-action and animation, classics and recent hits, from the US and abroad. All films will be screened at 11 am and 3 pm at Lenfest Center for the Arts. 9/21 - Ponyo 9/28 - Inside Out 10/19 - Song of the Sea 11/16 - Finding Dory 12/14 - March of the Penguins

Sundays: Dig-Drop In - The Jewish Museum
Through December 15, 2019 - New York

Discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum’s simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month through December 15th.

Sundays: Studio Art Sessions - The Jewish Museum
Through December 29, 2019 - New York

Explore new themes every Sunday until December 29th in these drop-in art workshops. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view.

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2020 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six... (read more)

Big Apple Circus - Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
Through February 02, 2020 - New York

An astonishing circus world of wonder! Big Apple Circus at the Damrosch Park, New York, NY. October 12, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Day Pass for Unlimited Art Projects! - Private Picassos
Through June 01, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 1.5 - 18+ yrs Unlimited art projects at our studio for 1 day. Get 20% off specialty projects (including Acrylic on Canvas, DIY Stuffed Animal & Weekly Specials) and 10% off retail items!

Discount from Kids Dentistry Center - Kids Dentistry Center
Through October 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Kids Dentistry Center is one of a kind pediatric office which offers children the best in dental and orthodontic therapy in a fun and exciting environment that includes a unique entertainment area featuring video games and toys. Established in 1992, it is the preeminent practice for Pediatric Dentistry in Brooklyn. For a limited time, we are having an event for all new patients, 5-10% off any service. Please contact Kids Dentistry Center for consultation by this number: +1 718-491-5300.

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2091 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2091 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.


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