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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - September 27-September 29


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.

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
September 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do fun and engaging craft or art project! Bring your creative side and let's create!

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
September 27, 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!

Family Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
September 27, 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.

Family Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
September 27, 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.

Family Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
September 27, 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.

African Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

African Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshop. Research and genealogy. Presenters: Sakeena Nazeer

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stories, songs, rhymes, and lots more to enjoy. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join in.

Library Open House 2019 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

At the end of September, NYC public libraries are celebrating Back to School Week. Brooklynites of all ages are invited to visit their local branch for Brooklyn Public Library's Open House 2019!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
September 28, 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 - Gravesend Library
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 28, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues throughout the museum and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Can you figure out whodunit? Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Harvest Festival at Hollenback Community Garden - Hollenback Community Garde
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

FOOD Pizza - We'll be selling pizza slices made on the grill, with toppings, including herbs from the garden POP-UP SHOP New & Used Books (Donated by garden members)—including many NEW Releases! Baked Goods (Baked by garden members) Garden-Sourced Goods—Potted Succulents, Smudge Sticks, Seed Packets RAFFLE Guests can enter to win prizes from a variety of businesses, including Olea, La Rina Pastificio e Vino, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Alamo Drafthouse, Shake Shack, Sprout Home, Oslo Coffee, and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, and winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle takes place at 2:30pm. MUSIC Kick back and enjoy live music by the Clinton Hillbillies! Music starts at 1:30pm. KIDS ACTIVITIES Kids of all ages can decorate flowerpots and make a houseplant to take home. DAFFODIL GIVEAWAY Take some daffodil bulbs with you to plant in your neighborhood, and help beautify your block! Bulbs are courtesy of the New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project. CONTEST Hollenback members will compete for Best Produce (tomatoes and more!), Best Preserves (jams, sauces, pickles!), and a Bake-Off. All goods must include at least 1 ingredient from the garden. The ... (read more)

Harvest Festival at Hollenback Community Garden - Hollenback Community Garde
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

FOOD Pizza - We'll be selling pizza slices made on the grill, with toppings, including herbs from the garden POP-UP SHOP New & Used Books (Donated by garden members)—including many NEW Releases! Baked Goods (Baked by garden members) Garden-Sourced Goods—Potted Succulents, Smudge Sticks, Seed Packets RAFFLE Guests can enter to win prizes from a variety of businesses, including Olea, La Rina Pastificio e Vino, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Alamo Drafthouse, Shake Shack, Sprout Home, Oslo Coffee, and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, and winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle takes place at 2:30pm. MUSIC Kick back and enjoy live music by the Clinton Hillbillies! Music starts at 1:30pm. KIDS ACTIVITIES Kids of all ages can decorate flowerpots and make a houseplant to take home. DAFFODIL GIVEAWAY Take some daffodil bulbs with you to plant in your neighborhood, and help beautify your block! Bulbs are courtesy of the New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project. CONTEST Hollenback members will compete for Best Produce (tomatoes and more!), Best Preserves (jams, sauces, pickles!), and a Bake-Off. All goods must include at least 1 ingredient from the garden. The ... (read more)

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Marcy Branch
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for Saturday Storytime - every Saturday at 11am! We'll read old classics, new favorites & sing songs. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch
September 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
September 28, 2019 - 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. Rich Kameda 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.

Kids Silent Disco and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party! (First 100 RSVPs FREE) - Katch Astoria
September 28, 2019 - Queens

Let our Quiet Events DJs’ watch your kids while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with friends. Katch Astoria is Queens’ Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. Make this your kid’s birthday party or just a fun afternoon with your friends while your kids are entertained by our interactive DJs getting them to sing, dance, and have a great time. We also will have a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party. Don’t worry mom & dad, we also have a music channel for you to dance to too! Our Red throwback channel will be playing your favorite classic sing along songs that will bring you back! 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 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... (read more)

Wearable Art: Make Your Own Lucky Pouch : Bokjumeoni - Flushing Town Hall
September 29, 2019 - Flushing

Make your own Bokjumeoni- a traditional Korean pouch that is believed to contain good luck. In Korea, it is often used as a bag for small presents given to friends and family. No experience is necessary, although participants should be comfortable handling a needle and thread. For ages 10 & up. Adults accompanying children must also pay for a ticket.

Brazilian Modern: the Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 29, 2019 - Bronx

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation. His powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during our Garden-wide exhibition of lush gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.

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)

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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