Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids

Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids
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Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids

We’re back with another round up of weekend activities for NYC families! Discover the best family-friendly activities and events happening in New York this weekend.

New York City is the place to be year-round, and during the winter is no exception. See the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, spend a night at a museum or go to a Brooklyn Nets Kids Game!

From museum exhibitions to outdoor adventures, there’s something for families to explore in the city that never sleeps.

See the Orchid Show

New York Botanical Garden | Details

The annual Orchid Show is a regular staple in the New York Botanical Garden’s events line up.

This year, the show’s 21st installment, titled The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion, is a celebration of all things orchid through the lens of fashion. See meticulously-designed installations by rising design stars who have all been inspired by nature. 

Spend a Night at the Museum

Long Island Explorium | Details
March 1, 6 to 8 pm

Explore, Learn, and Play after hours at the Long Island Explorium’s exclusive Night at the Museum event. Enjoy pizza, play at the museum after-hours, and participate in a fun STEM-themed activity. For children in 2nd grade through 5th grade. 

Play Rangers Wanted


From the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and the creators of Pokémon GO, Rangers Wanted is an innovative augmented reality smartphone game that will get kids and adults alike engaged with nature. Get your family together and get outside!

Make Wearable Art at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum | Details
March 2, 11 am to 1 pm

Join BCM for a series of art activities to engage with the Brooklyn FAM: Festival of Arts and Music public art exhibit, currently on view at three locations in the Museum.

These events will be led by the respective lead artist for each of the three projects. Through personal reflection and hands-on crafting, kids and families will be able to create wearable art that carries meaning into their daily lives and sparks new connections with others.

Get Sporty at She’s on Point: Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Month

Kwame Ture Recreation Center | Details
March 2, 12 to 3 pm

Join NYC Parks for She’s on Point: Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Month. Activities will include fitness programs, sports clinics in soccer, basketball, volleyball, group games, arts and crafts and much more!

Open to women, men, boys, girls and groups. Free giveaways including shirts, backpacks and more!

Go to a Brooklyn Nets Kids Game

Barclays Center | Details
March 2, 6 pm

The next (and final!) Brooklyn Nets Kids Game for this season is this Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. Drop in for fun giveaways for the first 5,000 fans and exciting half time entertainment. 

Play in an Indoor Play Space


After a long day of school, bundle the little ones up and hustle them out of rapidly dropping temperatures into one of New York City’s many indoor play spaces!

Indoor play spaces offer comfortable and secure play areas for children to play in while they burn pent up energy, explore fun games and stimulating activities, and make new friends.

Run in the Queens St. Patrick’s 5K & Half Marathon

Queens Museum – Flushing Meadows-Corona Park | Details
March 3, 9:30 am to 12 pm

All Lads and Lassies come to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and try to catch a leprechaun and they’ll tell you where they hid their pot o’ gold! Choose from a 5K or Half Marathon and catch yourself a t-shirt plus treats from All Round Foods!

Listen to the Music of Billy Joel and More for Kids

Brooklyn Bowl | Details
March 3, 12 to 1 pm

At the Rock and Roll Playhouse, families and kids can play, sing and dance while enjoying songs by some of the most iconic musicians in rock history. This week listen to the music of Billy Joel and more as you introduce your kids to the experience of live music. 

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New York Society of Play Summer Camp and Classes

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Bounce! Family Entertainment Center

<p>Bounce! Family Entertainment Center is an indoor birthday party and play space located in Syosset, NY. Perfect for birthday parties, group events, open play, and more! We have the best party packages on Long Island! Our facility has multiple AWESOME attractions: The Trampoline courts, The Adventure Zone, Bumper Cars, Laser Tag, Soft Play, Arcade, & MORE! If you need a break from jumping and climbing, try out some of our delicious food from The Bounce Bites Kitchen! Come on in to any of our Open Play, Toddler Time, or Glow Night sessions!</p>