Bubble BUMP!

The Standard High Line 848 Washington Street Chelsea/Meatpacking, New York, New York
Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Climb into a bumper car and prepare to collide with pink bouncy balls at an outdoor nostalgic ode to 80s punk culture. Safety pins, mohawks and other renegade symbols along with hot pink “Barbiecore” uniforms suffuse the hip space with a downtown, DIY attitude. Dine rinkside in cozy rocking chairs with furry blankets on


The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage

New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Be enveloped in artist Lily Kwong’s fantastical vision in The Orchid Show’s 20th year. Thousands of vibrant orchids enfolded into rolling mountains create a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world * The show itself is in the Haupt Conservatory and climate-controlled, but there is a bit of a…

$35/adults, $15/ages 2-12

Rocket Park Mini Golf

New York Hall of Science Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens, Queens, NY
Suggested Ages: All

Explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more in a nine-hole miniature golf course, built around actual rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race (originally featured at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair). Learn how the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path…

$20/adults, $17/kids, students & seniors

Small Is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition

Small Is Beautiful 718 Broadway, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

See the biggest international exhibition entirely devoted to mini art with +130 exclusive pieces from +30 artists. Look for several pieces created exclusively for the event and hidden in unusual corners. Watch videos of behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the art. Join Creative Workshops for Kids every Sunday, ($38, includes admission) to make…

$27-$30/ages 13+, $22-$25/ages 6–12

Dog Man: The Musical

New World Stages 340 W 50th St, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+

See a hilarious  musical based on the worldwide bestselling series Dog Man from Dav Pilkey, adapted for the stage by acclaimed TheaterWorksUSA. A brilliant soundtrack (we love the Evil ABCs) and excellent cast tell the story of 5th graders George and Harold making a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the…


James Hsieh: No Place I’d Rather Be

Fosun Plaza 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Vibrant embroideries and hand-sewn textile sculptures by multi-disciplinary artist James Hsieh juxtapose childlike wonderments with adult thoughts and emotions in 28 Liberty’s ground-level amphitheater and retail space. Walk though fantastical nature in immersive environments and watch whimsical animations on oversized screens. See the artists at work Mondays & Tuesdays from 12-6 pm. Presented with Art…


Louis “Masai” Michel: The Message

Harman Projects 210 Rivington Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Look for Aerial and Ursula among Louis “Masai” Michel's work exploring our relationship with plastic items that often end up as trash in the sea. See a group of paintings of marine species that have been directly affected by ocean plastics, several text-based artworks bringing attention to specific types of plastics that often make their…


The Roller Wave

Atlantic Terminal Mall 139 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Skate inside the new 24,000-square-foot space invoking the golden era of roller discos in the 1970s. Enjoy live DJ music, delicious food and beverage options at a Buds2Roses, food hall, a live podcast space, and an arcade, all with retro Brooklyn decor. Socks required. Lockers available to rent. Skate lessons available Saturday from 11am-1pm. The…

$19.50-$24.50/adults, $14.50/kids, $10/skate rental

Central Park Cherry Blossoms

Central Park Fifth Avenue & East 74th Street Upper East SIde, New York, New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Ranging from deep magenta to pale pink to crisp white, Central Park’s cherry trees are a must-see in spring. Their blossoms are beautiful, but these flowers are fleeting—and with this year’s warm winter, they’re blooming much earlier than usual. Use this interactive map to track in real-time where the cherry blossoms have peaked in…


The Water Arch

South Street Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street, New York
Suggested Ages: All

Come to the Seaport Museum to take part in this free hands-on art installation that highlights the ever-increasing use of clean drinking water in an intriguing and immersive way. Created by the Netherlands-based pioneer in media design, Dropstuff Media, The Water Arch is an abstraction of a classic barrel organ. Standing at the center of…


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: Babies to 10

See faithful adaptations of author/illustrator Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar featuring fantastical larger-than-life puppets and audience participation. VIP tickets ($110) include a swag bag, an Eric Carle plush, and a character meet and greet after the performance. Lap seats are available at the door for children under one…



The New Victory Theater 209 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+

Throwing all caution to the wind, the adrenaline-driven daredevils of Cirque Mechanics are back with an all-new mechanical masterpiece: a 20-foot-tall windmill powered by sheer strength. Set on a rotating turntable, there’s practically nothing in Zephyr that won’t spin—including your head—as acrobats brazenly balance atop the windmill’s blades and fearlessly face the Wheel of Destiny.…


Grassroots Grocery Saturdays

Burlington Coat Factory 1957 Turnbull Avenue, Bronx, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Join neighbors on a Saturday morning to sort, pack, and deliver fresh produce to New Yorkers in need. Grassroots Grocery rescues excess, unsold produce from the biggest produce market in the United States. Their growing volunteer task force delivers this bounty to over 25 communities in need, ensuring that fresh and healthy produce makes its…

NYS Maple Weekend Pancake Breakfast

Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Celebrate New York’s Maple Weekend at the Yorktown Grange, Yorktown’s only agricultural based fraternal organization. Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast with local maple syrup, sausage, and bacon from nearby Westchester farms. After breakfast, take a hayride, visit the antique tractor display or make your way to White Oak Farm, just a few miles down the…

$25, $15/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under

Boundless Adventures Opening Day

Boundless Adventures 35 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Swing, climb, balance, traverse and zip-line at this aerial adventure park in Westchester. Explore a variety of high ropes courses with 110 platforms in the trees featuring unique elements and zip lines on every course. Nine courses for all skill levels - low to the ground and high in the trees, with age limits for each…


Pizza Making Workshop

Empire Stores 55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Head to Fornino on the fifth floor of Time Out Market New York for a fun, kid-friendly pizza making workshop. Includes pizza-making materials, dough, toppings, goodie bags, chef hats, aprons, sparkling pomegranate juice and  two complimentary tickets to Jane’s Carousel, which is right outside of the market.

$50/adult-child pair

Capoeira for Kids

New Rochelle Public Library 1 Liberty Plaza, New Rochelle, NY
Suggested Ages: 6 to 11

Join an introduction to the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs, children will learn specific offensive and defensive movements and constantly be in motion. Space may be limited. First come, first served. Ages 3 to 5 yrs., 10:00 - 10:45 am, Ages 6…


Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Suggested Ages: All

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Takes place indoors, but there is some outdoor walking to get to the project. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about nine. If you arrive and capacity is full, program…

$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6-18

The Affordable Art Fair: Stroller Hours

The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th St, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Browse original contemporary artworks ranging between $100 to $12,000. 10 am–12 pm is reserved for parents, children and strollers. Lounge on Play Kits provided by Lalo and enjoy mess-free arts and crafts hosted by The Babysitting Company. All ages are also welcome during normal fair house (Thu-Fri 12 pm–6 pm, Sat 12 pm–8 pm &…

$35, free/ages 16 & under

Design with Data! Family Program

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: 5 to 12

Visualize fun facts about daily life. Take part in polls about everyday life and imagine creative ways to visualize the collected data through design. Contribute to a community data wall using colorful, textured, and squishy materials. Leave with your own data design telling your story. Inspired by current exhibition Deconstructing…

Free with museum admission ($16-$18, free/ages 18 & under)

Amazing Butterflies

Lasdon Park Arboretum & Memorial 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY
Suggested Ages: 2 to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly

Explore an interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day. Shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how…


Easter Fun at White Post Farms

White Post Farms 250 Old Country Road, Melville, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Celebrate Easter at a family-owned animal farm with birds, llamas, monkeys, kangaroos and more. Take your own photo with the Easter Bunny, join all-ages Easter Egg Hunts (weather permitting), see magic shows and hold actual bunnies. Pet farm animals, become a perch for parakeets, watch primates play and ride ponies. Great food options in the…


NY Mets Amazin’ Day

Flushing Meadows Corona Park 11101 Corona Ave Queens, Flushing, New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Wear hats, shirts etc with Mets logo for free access to several events at iconic NYC institutions, community-focused events, giveaways throughout the day, and more. Fans wearing Mets gear get free admission at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Steel, Webster Hall, Terminal 5, Racket NYC, the Met Museum and Met Cloisters. Some free…


Tree Hut x NY Pop-up Experience

Tree Hut x NY Pop-up 365 Broadway at Franklin, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Immerse in a multi-sensory oasis that takes you through a “scent-sational” self-care routine. Experience Tree Hut favorites in a new way and try the newest Body Wash assortment. The first 600 visitors each day will receive free Tree Hut favorites. Sign up online to enter a giveaway for $500 worth of Tree Hut products.


Legoland 10th Birthday Celebration

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY
Suggested Ages: All

Celebrating LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester's 10th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony alongside some very special guests – complete with GIANT LEGO scissors (Saturday 12 pm) and a balloon drop (2 pm). Check out an EPIC LEGO birthday cake big build, created by LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Model Builder, Matthew Graham, made up of…

$22.50/adults, $18/kids


BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Acclaimed Spanish cirque company Vaivén Circo invites young minds to join them on an adventure of imagination. Five performers leap, dive, dance, and juggle through a puzzle-like world of pillars and arches that constantly unfolds into new possibilities. With infectious energy and humor, they use world-class acrobatics to create a mesmerizing story of collaboration and…


The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen

Sheen Center 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+

A sequel to Aesop’s classic fable finds the tortoise and hare 10 years down the road, with children of their own dealing with smart phones and video games. Old man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. Features Lightwire's electroluminescent puppets and a creative use…


Noodle Loaf

David Rubenstein Atrium Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All

Fan-favorite songs and games from the award-winning podcast Noodle Loaf, the interactive play-based world of music created by musician, best-selling children's book author and podcast host, Dan Saks, come to the real world. At this family-friendly event, Dan Saks and his children will lead the audience in singing and moving, and perform read-alouds from Dan's…


Fish in a Tree

Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: 5 to 9

This new play with music for young audiences adapted from the best-selling novel, uses live video technology, dance, and music to explore the journey of Ally, a smart girl with a big imagination and dyslexia. Join Ally as she discovers that great minds don’t always think alike in an intimate multi-media production that celebrates neurodiversity,…


Sensory-Friendly Concert with Lloyd H. Miller

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, Brookyln, New York
Suggested Ages: 3 to 12

Join a highly-interactive concert / sing-a-long / play-along led by Lloyd H. Miller, long-time Jalopy performer and music therapist at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Everyone is welcome but this show is specially designed for neurodiverse children between the ages of 3 and 12 and their families. Limited admission so that there will be plenty…

$10/adults, $5/kids

Discovery Walks for Families: The North Woods

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 110th Street Between 5th and Lenox, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+

Learn about the design of the largest of the Park's woodlands, a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City, and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Includes hands-on exploration and guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal.


Whitney Museum Open Studio

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All

All ages are invited to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Make art inspired by works on view in the collection and current exhibitions. Each week is a different artmaking project.

$25/adults, $18/students & seniors, Free/ages 18 & under

The Women’s Makers Show

CityPoint BKLYN 445 Albee West, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Shop from a curated list of craftsmen, artists, and entrepreneurs at a market focused on amplifying women-owned businesses Also browse McNally Jackson book store, and eat at Dekalb Market Hall’s 40+ food vendors in the basement.  


Easter Basket Decorating Workshop

Girl AGain 10 Church Street, White Plains, NY
Suggested Ages: 6 to 12

Decorate a doll-sized Easter basket and small eggs and treats to fill the baskets. Bring your favorite American Girl doll. Materials included.


La MaMa Kids: Puppet Self Portrait

La MaMa 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All
See a puppet performance and demonstration by puppet artist Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkins. Enter the World of Jeghetto and watch him get lost in his imagination as he performs with his unique puppets out of recycled materials. Get a glimpse of this puppeteers process with visual projections, spoken word and hip hop…


Atlantic Terminal Mall 139 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested Ages: All

Join duo Musiquita for a family-friendly interactive show celebrating Women's History Month. The musical adventure inspires children & grown-ups alike to sing and dance as they navigate their way through a musical landscape in English & Spanish.



Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+

See 1996 (non-musical) film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman on teh big screen. Matilda Wormwood, a gifted girl is forced to put up with a crude, distant father and mother, and Agatha Trunchbull, the evil principal at Matilda’s school. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of…


Athletes, Activists, Changemakers: Celebrate Women’s Stories at JRM

Jackie Robinson Museum 75 Varick St, New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All

Celebrate the legacies of some of the phenomenal women—athletes, activists, changemakers—who influenced and inspired Jackie Robinson. Museum highlight tours, story times and hands-on activities will introduce visitors of all ages to women such as Jackie’s mother Mallie Robinson, civic leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune, activist Daisy Bates, team owner Effa Manley, tennis star Althea…

$18/adults, $15/ages 5-17 & 65+, free/ages 4 & under