Kid On The Town
Culture For City Kids
Boo! Time to celebrate Halloween city style. Trick-or-treat at ionic NYC locations, float pumpkins in Central Park, enjoy spooky concerts and more festive fun. Some events are easy and low-key, others bigger on effort and effect. Search our calendar by neighborhood to stay local. And see our Pinterest Halloween board for visuals. Costumes are encouraged […]
Check out family-friendly exhibits closing soon like Calder mobiles at the Whitney or a wacky roof garden at the Met. Also cool theatrical experiences including an immersive adaption of Oscar Wilde, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure and a musical featuring Pete the Cat. Get ready for Halloween – and enjoy fall […]
Need some music, art, gym or animal time, but afraid of committing to long-term and usually expensive semesters? Some of our favorite drop-in classes: * The kid’s spaces at MoMA, the Met, Natural History Museum and other museums also offer excellent drop-in fun. Tax-deductible memberships allow frequent creative play all year long starting at less […]
When the weather’s disagreeable or you need to entertain out-of-town visitors of all age, explore these awesome NYC museum exhibits. All are climate controlled with room to roam. See our guides to kid-friendly museums for more exhibits and detailed info on kid-friendly cultural palaces (plus tips for taking kids to museums for the wary and […]
Many of NYC’s extraordinary museums are exceptionally kid-friendly with engaging exhibits, friendly staff and amazing kids programs and spaces. Click on a museum’s name for details on storytimes, stroller entrances and more helpful tips. Take advantage of pay-what-you-wish hours and free admission to family programs. Or become members – the tax-deductible annual fee, much less […]
Our literary city has tons of indoor storytimes to keep wee ones entertained (and learning to love books). Neighborhood library storytimes are convenient but crowded – sometimes strollers line up out the door for the limited spots. Store and museum storytimes tend to be more intimate, and many take place in destination-worthy spaces. All storytimes […]
Need some indoor play options but don’t want to commit to a pricey class or membership? Here are some great drop-in playspaces. Also remember:

* The kid’s spaces at MoMA, the Met, Natural History Museum and other museums also offer excellent drop-in fun. Tax-deductible memberships allow frequent creative play all year long starting at less than $100.

* Some semester-only classes offer free or discounted trial classes.

Our living space may be cramped, but NYC families can find lots of interesting, kid-friendly indoor public spaces – stores, libraries and other institutions – for those too-common bad-weather days. For more structured indoor play, see our weekly storytimes and drop-in classes & playspaces guides. Also check out our kid-friendly museums guide for details and […]
Parents work hard and deserve sweet treats (which their kids never mind sharing). A few of our favorites, listed approximately north to south: