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Saturday, September 26

Photoville

Brooklyn Bridge Park
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 29, 2020

This annual photography festival socially distances this year with 63 smaller outdoor exhibitions throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park and beyond to Times Square and parks across New York City’s five boroughs. All exhibitions are designed to be viewed and enjoyed at a safe social distance.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Barton Orchards Jack O’Lantern Jubilee

Barton Orchards
10:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 4, 2020

One event on September 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

Visit this 175 acre working family farm for apple and pumpkin picking, plus a corn maze, hay rides, fun park, live music, petting zoo, hayrides, wood ship playground, mini golf and more fall fun. Unlike most orchards, dogs welcome.

Kids over 60 lbs can try tree top ropes courses with zip lines ($39.95).

Approx. 1 hour 45 minute drive from mid-Manhattan.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25
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Brooklyn Bidge Park Kayaking

Brooklyn Bridge Park
10:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 14, 2020

Opens August 15.

Glide along the East River on kayaks from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse (Pier 4 Beach). All levels welcome. Advanced registration required. Kids under 14 must ride in a double kayak with an adult.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2020

History/military buffs and plane lovers can examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and explore interactive exhibits aboard an actual 1943 aircraft carrier. Lots of indoor and outdoor space to roam with tons to touch, climb and explore.

* Walk among military and commercial planes and helicopters from the last 100 years aboard the Intrepid’s upper deck.

* The Concorde, Growler Submarine, Gift Shop, Food Service, Guided Tours, 3-D Films and Simulators are currently closed.

* Closed Monday & Tuesday.

* Sample some of the best eats in the city, from Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop to Ample Hills Creamery ice cream, at nearby Gotham West Market, with some outdoor dining plus takeout.

Suggested Ages:
$33, $31/ages 65+, $24/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 & under
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Vessel

Hudson Yards
11:00 am–7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2020

* Climb 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs — almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings -to incredible views of the city, the river and beyond. Not for those averse to physical exertion or heights. Elevator available only for disabled visitors.

* Same day tickets available at onsite interactive kiosks on a first come, first served basis. Limited quantities of tickets also available for future online reservations within a 14-day window.

* Some Hudson Yards restaurants are open for outdoor dining and take-out. We recommend getting gazpacho from Mercado Little Spain to eat in the plaza around the Vessel.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sloomoo Institute

Sloomoo Institute
11:00 am–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 29, 2020

Explore a sensory playground centered around slime.

* Walk through a vat of slime, enter a glow-in-the-dark cove, take photos with slime-inspired art, play with a slime catapult and more.

* Make custom slime at a 150-yard-long DIY bar. Choose from a variety of bases, scents, colors & so many charms. Also take-home pre-made slime from a large selection.

* No communal slime vats currently but the staff is super friendly and informative and shares samples.

* There is lots of space for social distancing. You can move back and forth among the stations to void any wait time.

* Masks required. 25% capacity. Sanitizer everywhere. Wear clothes that can get messy. A percentage from each ticket benefits mental health charities.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$39
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Tall Ship Wavetree

Pier 16
11:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2020

One event on October 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

Visit the 130-year-old tall ship Wavertree. Self-guided tours along a set route include access to the outdoor areas, including main deck and quarter deck. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging and down into the vast cargo storage area. Take a peek at the galley and at the crew’s quarter, pose for a photo at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy the view across New York Harbor.

Yimed reservations required. Some part of the boat only accessible via stairs.

Also stop by Pier 16 anytime to explore a new, free outdoor exhibition with historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings celebrating the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport Historic District

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Freshmade NYC Online

Online
11:00 am–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 20, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2020

Cook at home with the wonderful teachers of Freshmade. Learn fun recipes like Homemade Twix Bars, Baked Pretzels and DIY Veggie Sushi Night with professionals teachers. Private custom class sessions also available.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 14+
$15
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Smorg To Go

Marsha P. Johnson State Park
11:30 am–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2020

Legendary  weekly open-air food market Smorgasburg is open in new takeout-only format. Order online from 5-7 favorite Smorgasburg vendors, rotating every week, pick up at 51 N. 6 St. (at Kent Ave.) Feel free to head across the street to Marsha P. Johnson State Park (where the “real” Smorgasburg happens) for a picnic with river views.

Also at LeFrak Center in Prospect Park on Saturdays & Sundays.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Canoe Gowanus – Self Guided Voyages

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 30, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 26, 2020

Try self-guided canoeing on the Gowanus Canal. Get equipment and quick navigation instructions at the dock; life jackets available for (well-behaved) kids over 40 pounds. Upon request, gloves and bags provided  so you may remove trash found along the estuary.
Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp

Online
2:00 pm–6:30 pm

​This usual weekend-long adventure all about exploring and celebrating a love for cats goes virtual. Includes speakers, arts & crafts, adoptable cats, workshops and more!

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, September 27

Queens County Farm Museum September Sundays

Queens County Farm Museum
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2020

Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, hayrides and audience crop circles with the rhythms of New Orleans-inspired bluegrass band Mama Juke live on stage. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to social distance and enjoy the live music.

The Amazing Maize Maze adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues on your way to Victory Bridge where the full vista of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ masterpiece is revealed. Get home composting tips and Adopt-a-Worm at the Con Edison Ecology booth. A beer garden and local food vendors will be on-site all day. Local produce available at the seasonal farm stand.

Visit 47-acres of longest continuously farmed site in New York State (since 1697).  See historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex,  farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden and livestock including cattle, sheep, chickens and llamas.

Amazing Maize Maze also open Friday & Saturday.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$20, $15/ages 4-12, Free/ages 0-3
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African Film Festival Family Day Celebration

Governors Island
12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Join African Film Festival for free activities including storytelling, needle arts, double-dutch, and dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora.

AFF will be implementing social distancing measures by asking visitors to maintain 6 feet distance between groups. Masks are required to enter and move around the event area.

Reservations needed for ferry rides to Governors Island.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Passdoor Hamilton Workshop

Online
12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Learn choreography from HAMILTON’s “My Shot.” Gain exclusive access to the actual combination taught at auditions for the Broadway sensation. Join Passdoor’s Greer Gisy (dance supervisor for Hamilton’s national tour) for an online session for ages 8-12 (plus a 12+/adult workshop 2-3:30 pm).

See our Hamilton for kids guide for info on watching and exploring the history of the filmed show.

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$16
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Morgan Explorers: Virtual Family Tour

Online
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Travel the world from home with the Morgan Library & Museum. A Morgan educator will share a live tour of highlights from the collection. Explore artworks through inquiry-based conversation, make simple crafts, and discover, as a family, something new to inspire for the week ahead.

Designed for children and caregivers to enjoy together.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 12
FREE
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Monday, September 28

Taste Buds In-Kitchen & Online School Holiday Camps

Taste Buds Kitchen
9:00 am–4:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

Learn to cook sweet and savory treats at in-kitchen camps and online camps. Gain kitchen confidence and learn essential cooking skills. All recipes are vegetarian and can be adapted for allergies.

Space is very limited.

9 am–12 pm for ages 4-8 years; 1–4 pm for 9-13 years.

Zoom camps 10 am–12 pm for ages 6-15 years.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 13
$115/in-person; $49/online
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Little Jay Music and Play Central Park

Central Park
9:30 am–10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

Make music and learn in outdoor, socially distanced singalong music classes that incorporate music theory through play.
Bring your own props (shakers, scarves, tambourine/drum and a puppet or stuffed toy) and blanket. Only 5 families/ class to ensure social distancing.
Mondays at 9:30am & 10:30am at E 76th street, Fridays 9:30am & 10:30am at W 93rd street (weather permitting). Also in Carl Schurz Park Wednesday & Thursday.
Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
$27
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CMA Live: Music and Making Marathon with Tom

Online
10:00 am–10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until September 30, 2020

Celebrate a creative future by singing favorite songs, playing instruments, telling stories, and making art while listening to awesome music. Meet Tom’s super friends Freddie the Frog, Tiny the Dog, Mystery Chicken, and Mr. T.

Led by Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs.

This class takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through September 30. There will be no class on September 7 (Labor Day). Class times are listed in Eastern Time (ET).

Materials: paper, mar

Suggested Ages: Babies to 4
$10
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The Greens Reservations Available

Pier 17
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 5, 2020

New reservation times released Mondays at 10 am for 14 ft. x 14 ft. mini-lawn at a new socially distanced dining destination on a rooftop overlooking the East River.  Features food & beverage for on-site purchase, cabana-style lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and an amazing view. Book a gaming lawn ($25/hour) for giant jenga, corn hole, tic tac toe and Bocce Ball. Reservations are for a few weeks in advance and are gone within a few minutes.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25/hour
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Juliette and Ella’s Play Date

Central Park, Various Locations
10:30 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 24, 2020

Professional artists lead play-based music & ballet class for babies and toddlers with a splash of sign language. Socially distanced in Central Park. Multiple time options.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
$27
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Passdoor Online Dance

Online
3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until November 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 21, 2020

Learn from Broadway performers at a new online dance studio with classes for ages 2-100. Try kids & adult ballet, theater dance, jazz, tap and hip-hop.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
$16
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Tuesday, September 29

Mozart For Munchkins UWS

Central Park, Diana Ross Playground
8:45 am–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 29, 2020

One event on September 9, 2020 at 8:45 am

This beloved relaxed classical concert series for kids returns with outdoor, socially distanced interactive music.

Attendance is very limited. Bring your own blanket and park it 6 feet from your neighbor, wear a mask (under 2 excluded), and get ready to dance, clap, and sing.

Also at 10 am.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$35
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Mind Body Music in Central Park

Central Park
9:30 am–10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until October 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 2, 2020

Sing engaging new and old songs, dance to popular music, enjoy story time and much more in outdoor classes that combine play, music education and mindfulness.

Various times and locations throughout Central and Riverside Park.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 4
$20
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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

Online
3:30 pm–4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. Designed for ages ages 3-6.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 7
FREE
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Wednesday, September 30

Guggenheim Reopens

Guggenheim
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2020

** Opens Sept 30 for members, Oct 3 for all **

See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda of this landmark modern museum.

* So much to see – autonomous robots, oversized collages, hanging haybales, Kermit the frog, a wooly mammoth fossil, digital art and more – in the multimedia rotunda exhibition Countryside, The Future.

* Other highlights include bold works in The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting, animal-inspired Brancusi sculptures and Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and modern masterpieces including works by Degas, Gauguin, Picasso, Kandinsky and more.

* Look for shapes throughout the nature inspired architectural details – crescent lights, triangle  stairwells, keyhole doors and a gorgeous circular skylight.

* Advanced timed tickets required for entry. Each ticket purchase supports the gift of a family pass to an essential worker.

* Coat check, restaurant and cafe are temporarily closed.

* Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

* Pick up a picnic at the excellent Bluestone Lane cafe in a historic church one block north to eat across the street in Central Park. The destination Ancient Playground is a few blocks south.

 

 

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25, $18/students & seniors, Free/kids under 12
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At Home Art Class with the Guggenheim

Online
4:00 pm–4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 30, 2020

Join live virtual art-making classes with Guggenheim educators. Explore images of the museum’s architecture, artwork from the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Includes guided dialogue around a selection of artworks and process-oriented art-making projects focus on a new theme each week. Kids will be encouraged to continue working independently after the class. All are welcome (including siblings).

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
$15
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Little Jay Music and Play Carl Schurz Park

Carl Schurz Park
4:30 pm–5:10 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Make music and learn in outdoor, socially distanced singalong music classes that incorporate music theory through play.

Bring your own props (shakers, scarves, tambourine/drum and a puppet or stuffed toy) and blanket. Only 5 families/ class to ensure social distancing.

Also in Central Park Monday & Friday.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
$27
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Free Fall Music at Waterline Square Park

Waterline Square Park
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

Enjoy free music performances will take place at a lush new three-acre green space located at Freedom Place South between West 59th Street and West 61st Street. Hear local musicians playing jazz, Bach, string trios and bluegrass.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Dancing with Circles

Online
6:30 pm–7:45 pm
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One event on September 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Join dancer, choreographer, mathematician, and math professor Karl Schaffer to play with several surprising ways of exploring circles — and their properties — using our bodies. This interactive session will explore whole-body circular activities easily done in a very small space. Apply these actions to create movement sequences with the ultimate mathematical prop — an ordinary sheet of paper. Then, learn how it all connects to the curious algebra of quaternions.

No dance experience necessary. Presented by the Museum of Math.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$15
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Thursday, October 1

Improv Workshop

Online
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

Explores the joy of musical improvisation with Two Bridges Arts. Make music with regular household items, your body or instruments you have at home. Kids and parents can create in a rich and nurturing environment while learning the technical skills to form melodies.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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