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Big Apple Circus

Local troupe Big Apple Circus presents intimate family-friendly shows with clowns, horse-riding dogs, horizontal juggling, aerial duo, flying trapeze and more in a one-ring Big Top tent with comfortable arena style tiered seating. It’s a small venue so pretty much any seat location is great, and there are fun photo ops in the lobby. Schedule…

PS 452 Fall-O-Ween Festival

Celebrate the season and support PS 452 at an annual fair featuring bouncies, carnival games, crafts, a grilling station with tasty lunch options, and more. All proceeds benefit PS 452’s PTA.

CMS Kids: Creative Creatures

Explore fascinating creatures—not anteaters, pelicans, and caribou, but visual artists, poets, and composers – with fabulous host Rami Vamos and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians Learn how these artists express their creativity through their craft, and how great composers can make music that paints a picture and flows like poetry. A relaxed, inclusive…

Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Explore how the Ramble, a carefully planned woodland, provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home  through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and a complementary Discovery Journal. Space is limited; advance online registration required.

PS 199 Fall Festival

Enjoy bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, silent disco, local vendors, local food, El Dia de los Muertos activities, STEM activites and more at a fundraisier for PS 199. Kindergarteners and first graders are invited to come early at 11 am. Inside the gym in case of rain.

Beyond Chocolate: Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea

Drink it all in with a bevy of colonial beverages in this multisensory Living History program exploring global trade and colonial silversmithing in Paul Revere’s time. Discover recipes, smell spices, and handle hot chocolate preparation tools. Afterwards, visit the exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.

Pumpkins & Potions with The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen takes over the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for a weekend of tricks, treating and tastings with cooking demonstrations, Halloween and pumpkin-inspired storytimes, sing-alongs, art projects, pumpkin cooking workshops, and freaky fun food tasting stations.

PS 9 Halloween Hop

Enjoy games, crafts, prizes, a magic show, bounce houses and more at this PS 9 fundraiser.

Mozart For Munchkins: Little Jazz Cats

Jump and jive with Jon Thomas and his swinging band at a relaxed concert. All ages (even babies) can crawl, squeal, and dance while everyone enjoys outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians. Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and trying instruments after.

Just Kidding: The Remarkable Renaldo

World-class clown and one-man circus Renaldo returns to Symphony Space with Little Lou for a hilarious show featuring juggling and balancing, lots of comedy, and plenty of audience participation. Part of the Just Kidding family performances series.

West Side Montessori School Fall Festival

Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, live music, arts and crafts, bounce houses, a junior ferris wheel, Robofun and food and drinks for sale at a fundraiser for West Side Montessori School Financial Aid Program. The event is rain or shine with both indoor and outdoor activities.

Thalia Kids’ Book Club‎: White Bird by R.J. Palacio with Debra Monk

Meet R.J. Palacio, best-selling author of Wonder and celebrate her graphic novel debut. White Bird, a captivating tale of kindness and courage, follows a young Jewish girl hidden in the midst of Nazi-occupied France through Palacio’s gorgeous illustrations. Acclaimed actress Debra Monk, along with five Thalia Kids’ Book Club campers, will perform an excerpt from the…

The Met Cloisters

We love exploring this castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park. A branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe has secret passages, peaceful gardens, golden treasure, fabulous family programs on select weekends and lots of depictions of animals including intricate unicorn tapestries (warning,…

New Leaf Restaurant

This upscale yet friendly sit-down restaurant features farm-to-table American food served inside and on the tented patio of a fieldstone cottage nestled in gorgeous Fort Tryon Park. Designed by the famous Olmsted Brothers, the classic structure has a cobblestone exterior, granite archways and a slate roof, with massive oak trusses supporting the dining room’s 18-foot…

The Met Cloisters Family Tours: Hispanic Heritage

Share ideas and enjoy hands-on gallery activities that bring medieval works of art to life in a castle-like setting. This month’s theme is Hispanic Heritage.