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Contents NewYorkFamily.com Publisher: Cliff Luster Publisher: Susan Weiss Associate Publisher: Mary Ann Oklesson Creative Director-At-Large: Hester Aba Executive Editor: Donna Duarte-Ladd

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52 Free Things To Do in NYC with Kids

Check out our guide to all the free kids’ activities, events, performances and exhibits that Manhattan and its boroughs has to offer

Digital Editor: Katarina Avendaño Partnership Managers: Erik Bliss, Erin Brof, Mary Cassidy, Shelli Goldberg-Peck Marketing Assistant: Charlotte Sauvagnat Event Coordinator: Emanuelle Block Art Director: Leah Mitch Web Developer: Sylvan Migdal

23 Calendar

A year’s worth of amazing events around town

Graphic Designers: Arthur Arutyunov, Connie Sulsenti Editorial Interns: Michael Davis, Sarah Jackson, Mia Salas

47 Museums

Take advantage of New York City’s wealth of cultural and educational institutions

55 Parks

The Top 20 Best Kid-Friendly Parks in and around NYC

63 School Districts

Neighborhood borders and contact details

73 Urgent Care Centers

Quality care around town and around the clock

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DRAWING THE CURTAIN

MAURICE SENDAK’S DESIGNS FOR OPERA AND BALLET THROUGH OCTOBER � Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet is made possible with generous support from the Rita Markus Fund for Exhibitions, The Maurice Sendak Foundation, the Caroline Morgan Macomber Fund, Rudy and Sally Ruggles, and the David Berg Foundation, with assistance from Marilyn J. Friedland.

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Maurice Sendak (1928–2012), Design for Ship (Nutcracker), 1982–4, gouache and graphite pencil on paper. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013.107:289. Photography by Janny Chiu. 2019–2020 | NewYorkFamily.com

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Through our unique dual program—incorporating both the French and American curricula—The École offers students the lifetime benefits of a bilingual education and empowers them to create and connect to a world filled with possibilities.

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Free Things To Do in NYC with Kids

Who says that you need to spend tons of money when it comes to having fun? By Danielle Sullivan

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ho says you have to spend a fortune to have fun with the family in NYC? There is actually a plethora of free kids events, performances, exhibits, and activities going on every month of the year. Read on for 52 free things to do with your kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, beyond!

Manhattan • Explore The Highline, one of the handsdown most fun-filled outdoor spaces in NYC. This elevated park, built on top of abandoned train tracks, features childbased programs, camps, festivals, art shows, and nature tours with the most offered in the spring and summer months. • It wouldn’t be summer without Bryant Park movie nights. Each week features a new movie to snuggle with your kids and watch beneath the stars of NYC. The lawn opens at 5pm and movies starts at sunset (8-9pm). • Hester Street Fair outdoor community market is a bevy of activity on Manhattan’s Lower East Side every Saturday and some Sundays from spring to fall. Check out handmade goods, girls’ club, ice cream socials, music and art performances, creative products and artisanal food at this popular NYC fair. • Summon up anticipation for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade the night before and be a kid again while watching the giant 10

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balloons inflate! Watch SpongeBob, Angry Bird, Charlie Brown, Snoopy & Garfield, Hello Kitty, and Shrek get all the helium they need to make the long trek down Sixth Avenue.


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• There is nothing better to get you in the holiday mood than a visit to the Holiday Train Show at Grand Central. See a 34-foot-long model train layout of trains and subways that run on eight loops of track inside the New York Transit Museum Store. • Kids can learn about fire safety while also climbing on genuine fire trucks and trying on official gear at FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center. Children can enjoy activity books, coloring pages, and puzzles while learning everything they need to know about staying safe from real firefighters. • Junior chefs won’t be able to pass up the Chelsea Farmers Market with fruit, vegetables, meats and eggs from regional farms and a wide variety of foods from local food makers. The market is open every 12

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• Count on your local library for fun when it’s rainy, cold, warm, or just any old day! The Children’s Center at 42nd Street at the main branch of the New York Public Library near Bryant Park, the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Heights, and the Children’s Library Discovery Center in the Queens Library have phenomenal children’s events like reading, story time, arts & crafts, and more. • Inspired by the landscapes of Central Park, the Billy Johnson Playground is one of the Park’s most distinctive play spaces. Constructed primarily from natural materials, the playground includes bucket swings, a granite slide set into a hill, and a stone bridge. Lush plantings create ample shade and divide up the space, creating small play “rooms.” • Children and adults can learn to swim in NYC Parks’ Learn to Swim program. Beginner and advanced swimming lessons

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are offered for all ages in all boroughs. Registration is conducted through a free online lottery. • play:ground NYC is a 50,000 square foot playspace on Governors Island where kids can imagine a world of their own making and experience self directed play. Modeled after a junkyard, the adventure playground lets children shape their environment using an assortment of materials, tools, water, and dirt. A family play area, open to all ages, is adjacent to the Junkyard play area. • Little architects in the making can embark on a mini model build or take part in a free class at the Lego store. Register online for these monthly offerings. Just walking around and seeing the immense selection of Lego bricks and kits (including just about every shape and size) is sure to fill up an afternoon! • Children wearing crowns join real camels, sheep, a donkey, colorful puppets, musicians, and community leaders dressed as kings in the festive Three Kings Day Parade and celebration in East Harlem. • Kids 16 and under are always free at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . Children can take part in tours, art workshops, enjoy interactive spaces, hands-on activities, art labs and family films. • Apple Camp enables kids ages 8 to 12 to get creative and learn through hands-on projects across three tracks ranging from moviemaking to coding robots. Kids attending Apple Camp in summer 2019 can choose from coding and robotics, moviemaking, or musical storytelling. • Sure, you can practice, practice, practice … but you can also just take your child and go to Carnegie Hall any old day. The prestigious hall offers family programming for families with children ages 3-10 in the form of interactive musical activities and performances. • Celebrate the spirit of community at the 14

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Rubin Museum’s Annual Block Party each June. Hands-on activities for children and adults include museum tours and meditation spaces. • Each summer, Hudson River Park offers Big City Fishing for kids as young as five to learn how to fish while learning all about the Hudson River environment. Rods, reels, bait and instruction are provided. The program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. • Learn how Native people were the original innovators of the Americas and explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions at the National Museum of the American Indian. Solve puzzles, perform experiments, and play state-of-the-art computer simulations. • Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers. From music to magic to interactive


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storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long, in two locations: Chelsea and Tribeca. • Enjoy Free Fridays at the Seaport Museum where kids can learn about the rise of New York as a port city, see its historic buildings and ships, and participate in interactive exhibits. • The Delacorte Theater transforms into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with special celebrity actors along the way. It’s a regular special summer treat,

Brooklyn • Every kid deserves at least one summer trip to Coney Island, to swim, lounge on the beach, visit Luna Park, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, and the infamous Cyclone. Top it off with bumper cars, arcade, boardwalk games, and lunch at Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. • The Prospect Park Alliance offers nature education programs in “Nature Exploration” at Prospect Park’s Audubon Center including Radical Raptors, Climate Clues, and Incredible Invertebrates. • The Environmental Education Center at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Ed Center is open to the public for free, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm, and weekends from 1-5 pm. Explore a 250-gallon aquarium filled with sea animals straight from the East River, and a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, while engaging in art & crafts and a reading corner. • Take a walking tour along the Salt Marsh Nature Center and hike, go bird watching or paddle a boat along Gerritsen Creek in this 530-acre grasslands ecosystem. • Kids jam with Dan the Music man every first Sunday of the month at Feed in DUMBO. RSVP required. • Visit Brooklyn Children’s Museum where 16

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kids can explore permanent exhibits like World Brooklyn where they can play in kidsized shops. Free admission every Thursday from 2-6pm and Sunday from 4-7pm. • Learn about the Battle of Brooklyn at the Old Stone House, the location of the largest battle of the American War for Independence. View interactive maps and then stroll through Prospect Park where the battle was fought. • Tee off at the City Parks Foundation Junior Golf Center in Dyker Heights. Enjoy weekly lessons for ages 6-17 on a 6-hole par 3 course, putting and chipping greens, a driving range, clubhouse and classroom. • Take part in a beginner lacrosse clinic with Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse, offered for children and teens. • Rock out with favorite children’s performer Suzi Shelton and other beloved children’s musicians at Brooklyn Central Library. Times/days vary.


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staten Island • Visit the Sahara or get up close and personal with a leopard habitat without leaving Staten Island! The Staten Island Zoo houses animals big and small: ostriches, a southern ground hornbill, and scimitar-horned oryx along with birds of prey, foxes, kangaroos, farm animals, reptiles and an aquarium. Free admission after 2pm on Wednesdays. • Check out the many exhibits and programs at Staten Island Children’s Museum, including Big Games, Block Harbor, Portia’s Playhouse, Bugs and Other Arthropods, and Sea of Boats. Free admission on Wednesdays from 3-5 pm (September – June) and from 5-7 pm (July & August). • Spend an active day at Clove Lakes Park and enjoy in their baseball diamonds, basketball courts, football field, soccer field and multiple playgrounds. Or sign up for the Outdoor Skills: Fire Making class and fine-tune your child’s camping skills. • It’s a rite of passage for every New Yorker, big and small, to take a round trip on the Staten Island Ferry. The ferry runs from St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan, and provides service for 22 million people each year. • Junior food aficionados can rise and shine early to get first dibs on the goods at St. George Greenmarket, where you’ll find fresh seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood and baked goods.

Queens • Drop in for Saturday Sculpture Workshops at Socrates Sculpture Park from May through September. Kids can enjoy a creative and engaging new topic each week. • The Hong Kong Dragonboat Festival is an annual treat at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Each August, kids and parents gather at this family oriented festival to watch boat races, cultural performances, foods, arts and crafts, and more. 18

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• The latest innovations in art, film, television digital media are all at your fingertips at the Museum of the Moving Image. See the popular Jim Henson Exhibit, a collection of 400 artifacts from the family of Jim Henson including puppets, original artwork, and rare film and television footage. On Free Friday Nights, admission is free from 4-8 pm. • Take your little science buff to the New York Hall of Science for free from September through June, on Fridays, 2 – 5 pm and Sundays, 10 – 11 am. Live daily science demonstrations take place such as cow’s eye dissection, cool chemistry, and air play. Learn to how make ice in seconds, crush a can without touching it, and how hot air balloons really work. • Visit the Animal Room at Alley Pond Environmental Center and see over 80 animals of all kinds including mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, arachnids, and more. Then walk the center’s Yellow Trail which spans 2.2 miles.


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• The annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day features musical performers, celebrities and tennis pros, and offers interactive games and family activities including net generation tennis, face painting, juggling workshop, hair beading and braiding, balloon artists, roving entertainers, and more.

The BRonx • You won’t think you’re still in New York City once you step into Wave Hill, a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx. Family Art Project lets kids draw, write, and play together. Admission is free Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9am-noon. • Make it a “Family Affair” at the Bronx Museum. This program helps kids and adults enjoy and learn about art through hands-on art-making and exhibition tours. Family Affair includes hands-on activities, performances, guided tours, screenings, and more. • It might take than one day to fully see everything there is to see at the Bronx Zoo! From the most popular exhibits like Tiger Mountain, Himalayan Highlands, Congo Gorilla Forest, and World of Reptiles to Treetop Adventures and the Children’s Zoo (with more animals than you can imagine spread across its 265 acres), the zoo is free every Wednesday. • Spend an afternoon at the City Island Arts & Crafts Fair which features paintings, photography, jewelry, stained glass, native crafts, bath & body products, clothing, face painting, fishing trophies and more.

Westchester • You can’t really go wrong with a museum that refers it itself as “Hudson Valley’s best place for little kids”. While the MidHudson Children’s Museum does normally have an admission fee, it offers free admission on monthly family nights on the third Saturday of the month. 20

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• Learn about over 83 species of butterflies Trailside Nature Museum, one of the oldest museums of its kind. Then view their large collection of mounted animals, American Indian artifacts, educational exhibits, child-friendly interactive displays, and nature-oriented artwork. • Take your preschoolers for some library fun. Enjoy great stories, sing alongs songs, LEGO and TinkerToy tables at the Rye Library. • Take a trip to Muscoot Farm to visit our 50+ animals including cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs, and then visit historic buildings such as the milk house, the ice house, the brooder house, and the carriage house. • Go on one of over 20 Spring Bird Walks offered by Saw Mill River Audubon and witness the spring bird migration across the Lower Hudson region. Bring the family to witness this exciting experience. You definitely won’t want to miss out on this great outdoor adventure!


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July 2019 Le Carrousel’s Puppet Shows. Che the WonderSpark Puppets production of “Goldilocks & The Three Bears“. Enjoy the unique fuse of puppetry and storytelling with memorable characters and silly songs. Bryant Park, between 40th-42nd streets and Fifth-Sixth Avenues in Manhattan, (212) 768-4242, bryantpark. org. July 6, 2 pm. Free.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Enjoy the summer sun with the whole family and taste a variety of scrumptious foods at this annual outdoor food market in the park. Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, Well House Drive in Brooklyn, smorgasburg.com. Sundays through Oct. 27, 11 am–6 pm. Free admission (cost for food and drinks).

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Attend any (or all!) of the outdoor concerts being held this summer with the family as BRIC celebrates its 41st season in Prospect Park. Prospect Park Bandshell, 141 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn, (718) 683–5600, bricartsmedia.org. Through Aug. 10 (full schedule on website). Prices vary, some free.

Magic At Coney! Gather with the whole family for an afternoon filled with magicians, illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists on historic Coney Island. Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. near W. 12th Street in Brooklyn, (347) 699–4FUN, coneyisland.com. Through Dec. 29, every Sunday at noon. $12 for adults, $8 for children under 12.

Iggy Peck, Architect. Young designers will be inspired by a reading of Andrea Beaty’s picture book “Iggy Peck, Architect”. After the story, kids can use different materials to design and create their very own unique skyscraper. The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., Manhattan. (212) 945-6324. skyscraper.org. July 6, 10:30am-11:45am. $5 kids, parents free.

Bring Ya Mamma: A Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show. Experience an afternoon of comedy and a tasty brunch menu with the whole family. Village Lantern Comedy Club, 167 Bleecker St. between Sullivan and Thompson streets, Manhattan, (212) 260–7993, lanterncomedy.com. First Sunday of each month, 2:00 pm. Free.

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waterways and have the opportunity to row for free each Saturday at Hunts Point Riverside River. Hunts Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road, Bronx, NY, (718) 466–5799. rockingtheboat.org. Every Saturday through Aug. 31, 1–6 pm. All ages. Free.

August 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Families enjoy this 29th annual family-oriented festival filled with boat races, cultural performances, foods, arts and crafts, and more. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Meadow Lake North in Queens, (718) 767–1776, hkdbf-ny.org. Aug. 3-4, 9am-5pm, Free.

2019 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. This all-day event takes place before the U. S. Open, and commemorates tennis icon Arthur Ashe. It is a fun-filled day of interactive games, tennis pros, celebrity appearances, musical performers, family activities and more. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, arthurashekidsday.com. Aug. 24, Kids’ Day activities are free, Arthur Ashe Stadium show $25.

Kayaking. Bring the kids to Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park for a free kayak ride. No experience needed. Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, Pier 2 Floating Dock in Brooklyn, (973) 223–4639, bbpboathouse.org. Through August, Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am–2 pm, Thursdays 5:30–7 pm. Free.

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Both kids, ages 5 and up, and adults will be guided by trained educators and study river science topics. Pier 25 in Tribeca, Manhattan, hudsonriverpark.org. Sundays through Sept. 22, 11 am–3 pm, Free.

Jobs on Deck. Planes don’t put themselves in the air, especially on a ship like Intrepid. For naval aviators to take flight from an aircraft carrier, they need a whole team of people and the power of a steam catapult. Take on the roles of the flight deck crew in this interactive tour that follows aircraft from the hangar deck to the air and back again. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 at W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan, (646) 381-5020, intrepidmuseum.org. Aug 3-4, 12noon, registration required. Free with museum admission. Art on the Farm. Randall’s Island Urban Farm offers unique family art projects. Kids use the farm as inspiration for creating seasonal projects like nature printing, watercolor painting, nature journaling, and more. Urban Farm, Wards Meadow Loop, Randall’s Island, (212) 860–1899, randallsisland.org. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 20, 2–4 pm. Free.

September 2019 92Y Street Fest 2019. Kids can choose from a host of free activities throughout the day at 92Y’s annual Street Fest, including music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, gymnastics demonstrations, the Tiny Tumblers Toddler Obstacle Course, and a special area for kids 5 and under. Lexington Avenue from 79th to


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World Maker Faire New York 2019. Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. in Corona, Queens, (718) 699–0005, nysci.org. Sept. 21–22. 37th Annual Queens County Fair. Check out Queens’ famous hometown fair for children’s entertainment, which features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hay rides, carnival rides, midway games, and more. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, Queens, (718) 347–3276, queensfarm.org. Sept. 21–22, 11 am–6 pm. Adults $10 per day; children 12 and under $5 per day, fees for activities. Chile Pepper Festival. Celebrate the end of summer with Brooklyn’s own Chile Pepper Festival. Enjoy music, food artisans, and hours of chile-chocolate debauchery. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. in the Cherry Esplanade, Brooklyn, (718) 623–7200, bbg.org. Sept. 28. Check website for price and time. Sail Pioneer! Take the kids for a sail in the historic 1885 Schooner across the New York Harbor. Tickets also include free admission to view historic ships and exhibitions on the day of your visit. South Street Seaport Museum, 28

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12 Fulton St. in Manhattan, (212) 748–8600, southstreetseaportmuseum.org. Through September 29, check website for times. Adults $32, children and seniors $28.

Apple Ridge Orchards Pumpkin Patch. Get ready for Halloween and have fun picking out your very own pumpkins while exploring the orchard for hay rides, farm animals, apple cider, preserves, and more. Apple Ridge Orchards, 101 Jessup Rd. in Warwick, New York, (845) 987–7717, appleridgeorchards.com. Opens on Sept. 14, Thursday–Sunday, 9 am–6 pm. Free admission, pumpkins cost $9.

October 2019 The Amazing Maize Maze. Find your way in and out of this three-acre interactive corn maze with fun clues and puzzles as you go. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Floral Park, Queens, (718) 347–3276, queensfarm. org. Through Oct. 26, Saturdays and Sundays and Monday Oct. 14, 11 am–4:30 pm. Adult $10, children (ages 4–11) $5, ages 3 and under, free.

Urban Farm Exploration Day. Take the family out to Randall’s Island to explore a variety of tasty fruits and vegetables, with some surprising produce included. Randall’s Island Urban Farm, (212) 860–1899, randallsisland.org. Sundays through Oct. 20, 11 am–5 pm. Free.

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Museum with the family and have fun pumpkin hunting. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Floral Park, Queens, (718) 347–3276, queensfarm. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5–26 and Monday Oct. 14, 11 am–4:30 pm. Free admission, pumpkins priced by size.

Halloween Harvest Festival. Kids enjoy facepainting, costume–making, arts and crafts, and the blessing of the animals at this fun harvest. Plus, there’s a chance to win prizes. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, Queens. (718) 956–1819, socratessculpturepark. org. Oct. 26, noon–4pm. Free. 2019 New York City Village Halloween Parade. Check out this hilarious, spooky, and very entertaining parade filled with puppets, costumes, artists, dancers, and 53 music acts. On Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, halloween-nyc.com. Oct. 31, 7 pm. Free. 30

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November 2019 Holiday Train Show. Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials — all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, (718) 817–8700, nybg.org. Free with price of admission.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Bring the family together to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which celebrates its 93rd year lining the streets of Manhattan. Central Park West, Columbus Circle, or Sixth Avenue between Central Park South and 38th Street in Manhattan, (212) 494–4495, macys.com. Nov. 28, 9 am-noon. Free. World Brooklyn. Children play in miniature-sized shops with roles including shopkeeper, baker, grocer, shopper, designer, performer, and builder to help them gain an


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understanding of world cultures and the cooperative roles that help communities thrive. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 735-4400, brooklynkids.org. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am–5 pm, Thursday 10 am–6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am–7 pm. $11.

Open Studio for Families. Stop by the Studio Art Lab to create a work of art inspired by themes and materials from the Guggenheim’s current exhibitions. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, (212) 423–3500, guggenheim.org. Sundays, 1–4 pm. Ages 3 and up. Free with museum admission, adults $25, students and seniors, $18, and children under 12 free.

The Jim Henson Exhibit. Explore Henson’s film and television work and the impact it has had on popular culture through “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock,” and The Muppets. Museum of the Moving Image, 35-01 35th Ave. in Queens, (718) 777–6888, movingimage.us. Ongoing, Wednesday–Thursday, 10:30 am–5 pm; Fridays, 10:30 am–8 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10:30 32

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am–6 pm. All ages. $15; $11 seniors and students with ID; $9 children ages 3–17; free for children younger than 3.

December 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. See the Christmas tree light up for the first time this year to kick off the season, as well as many musical performances. Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, (212) 588–8601, rockefellercenter.com. Dec. 4, 7–9 pm. Free.

George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”. This memorable holiday tradition features oldfashioned costumes, a tree that grows before your eyes, crystal-shaped snowflakes, and outstanding choreography by New York City Ballet. David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza in Manhattan, (212) 496–0600, nycballet.com. Through Jan 5.

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and learn how to share with others in this space where there’s no such thing as a bad mess. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 224–5863, brooklynkids.org. Ongoing. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am–5 pm; Thursday 10 am–6 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am-7 pm. $11. Ages 6 and under.

Santa’s Corner at Bryant Park Winter Village. Take your kids to see Santa, grab a few photos, and purchase some of the many handcrafted gifts from the holiday shops. Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Manhattan, (212) 768-4242, bryantpark. org.

Origami Holiday Tree. This annual tradition and major tourist attraction, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the museum for decades. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street in Manhattan, (212) 769–5100, amnh.org. Free with museum admission.

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this annual holiday train show featuring Lionel trains which travel through a 34-foot-long mini New York City. New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, Main Concourse at Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St. in Manhattan, grandcentralterminal.com. Free.

January 2020 Family Art Project. Artist-led, hands-on workshops incorporating a range of techniques and natural materials to introduce families to traditional and contemporary art-making around the world. Wave Hill, W. 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx, (718) 549–3200, wavehill.org. Saturday and Sunday mornings 10 am–1 pm. Free with admission, adults $10, children ages 6–18 $4, students and seniors $6, free to members and children under 6.

Three Kings Parade. Children don crowns and robes and join real camels, sheep, a donkey, colorful puppets, musicians, and community leaders while dressed as kings in the festive annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration in East Harlem. El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, (212) 831–7272, elmuseo.org. Jan. 4, 11 am-1pm. Free.


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Transit Tots. Kids enjoy stories, art exploration, and hands-on investigations of fun themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, and our subways and buses. New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. in Brooklyn, (718) 694–1600, nytransitmuseum.org. Thursdays 10:15-11:15 am. Ages 2–5. Free with museum admission.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Spend a cold winter day indoors while your kids enjoy fun, educational exhibits that teach them about world cultures, history, science and nature, including live animals and a collection of 30,000 historical artifacts. Kids under age 5 can visit a special area with activities geared toward younger children. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 7354400, brooklynkids.org. $11 admission fee; pay as you wish on Thursdays 2-6 pm and Sundays 4-7 pm.

February 2020 Year-round Ice Skating. Aviator Sports and Event Center offers indoor ice-skating to the public all year round. Bring the family any day for some fun ice skating, and hit the food court afterwards. Aviator Sports and Events Center, Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 758–7500, aviatorsports.com. The Titanosaur. Spend a day at this mustsee exhibit, The Titanosaur, a 122-foot-long 36

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dinosaur, which is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. The Titanosaur cast grazes the gallery’s 19-foot-high ceilings, and its neck and head extend out towards the elevator banks, welcoming visitors to the “dinosaur” floor. The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street in Manhattan, (212) 769–5100, amnh.org. Free with museum admission, Adults $23, children ages 2–12 $13, students and seniors $18.

Jewish Children’s Museum. Educate your kids about Jewish culture with hands-on exhibits focusing on Jewish holidays, biblical history, the land of Israel, and contemporary Jewish life. It includes an art gallery, two state-of-the-art computer labs, a game show studio, a 75-seat audiovisual theater, a miniature golf course and a craft workshop. Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy. in Brooklyn. (718) 467–0600, jcm. museum. Monday–Thursday, 10 am–4 pm, Sunday, 10 am–5:30 pm. Admission $13; free for children under 2.

Children’s Center at the New York Public Library. Right in the heart of midtown Manhattan is one of the most active children’s libraries with storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with puppets, music, and songs. Events offered almost every day of the month. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Ave. at 42nd Street in Manhattan, www.nypl.org. Free.


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Cuddle Up With A Movie. Spend a cold day indoors watching a family film at the Museum of The Moving Image. Movies included in the admission fee. Museum of The Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, Queens, (718) 777–6888, movingimage.us. Adults $15; $11 seniors and students with ID; $9 children ages 3–17; free for children under 3.

March 2020 Sunday Story Time at the New-York Historical Society. Spend Sundays reading and learning about New York City and the people who made (and continue to make) it great through tales — fact and fiction — from the 17th through the 21st centuries. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street in Manhattan, (212) 873–3400, nyhistory. org. Every Sunday at 11:30 am. Free with museum admission; adults $21, students $13, children 5–13 $6, free for children 4 and under.

The Orchid Show. Enter a world of color with vivid installations and thousands of beautiful orchids showcased to show the complexity of these striking flowers in a Victorian-style glasshouse. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. in the Bronx, (718) 817–8700, nybg. org. Silvio Pacifico

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Celebrate Irish heritage and stop by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Irish music, entertainment, and all things green! Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street in Manhattan, nycstpatricksparade.org. March 17, 11 am. Free.

Queens Zoo. The Queens Zoo is worth the trip just for all the exciting animals that live there alone: coyotes, bison, bears, pumas, rabbits, cows, ducks, sea lions, and more. Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. in Corona, Queens, (718) 271–1500, queenszoo.com. Adult $9.95, child (ages 3-12) $6.95, senior $7.95, free for children 2 and under.

Central Park Carousel. Celebrate spring at one of the most famous and biggest merry-gorounds in the city. Central Park Carousel, mid-park at 65th Street in Manhattan, (212) 439–6900, centralparknyc.org. 10 am–6 pm. $3.25 per person per ride. 38

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Firefighter For A Day. Little ones learn fire safety, experience what happens in a real firehouse, and see historical fire-fighting equipment including hand-pump fire engines and horse-drawn engines. FDNY Fire Zone, 50 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, (212) 698–4520, rockefellercenter.com. Monday through Saturday, 9 am–7 pm and Sundays, 11 am–5 pm.

MoMath. Children learn mathematical concepts through exhibits, gallery, and programs designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. MoMath National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St. in Manhattan, (212) 542–0566, momath.org, Daily 10 am–5 pm. Adults $17, children (3-12) $14, toddlers (ages 2 and under) free.


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April 2020 Spring Family Day. Celebrate the centenary of beloved violinist Isaac Stern’s birth by exploring the vast and vibrant world of string instruments! Enjoy live performances, build your own instruments, sing and dance with professional musicians, and make music as a family. Admission is first-come, first served. Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue at 57th Street in Manhattan, (212) 247–7800, carnegiehall.org. April 19, noon–4 pm. Free. Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy the afternoon celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture amidst beautiful cherry blossoms. Full schedule of events and performances, and food selections. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 623–7200, bbg.org. Check website for dates/times.

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bonnets, from the traditional to the eccentric. The area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the best place to view it all at this annual tradition, which has been taking place in New York City for more than 100 years. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in Manhattan, April 12, 10 am–4 pm. Free.

Children’s Carnival. Kids of all ages can experience two fun-filled weekends of games, carnival rides, hay rides, prizes, food and more. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Queens, (718) 347–3276, queensfarm.org. Check website for dates/times.

Skate The Day Away. Families enjoy rollerskating in this outdoor rink overlooking spectacular views of Manhattan and the East River. Both roller and inline skates available. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 Roller Rink, 150 Furman St. in Brooklyn, (718) 300–2401, brooklynbridgeskating.com. Daily, various times. $6, plus skate rental if needed.


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New York Aquarium. View fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, dolphins, and sea otters. Take in the sea lion show at the Aquatheater. Enjoy a movie at the 4-D theater and grab lunch at the Oceanside Grill. New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 265–FISH, nyaquarium.com.

Queens Arbor Fest. Families enjoy arts and crafts, live music, petting zoo, face-painting, craft vendors and more. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, Queens, (718) 886–3800, queensbotanical.org. Date TBA.

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Springtime At Wave Hill. Spring is the perfect time to take your kids to this spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center in Riverdale, overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades. The landscape of Wave Hill is one of the most beautiful spots in the city! Wave Hill, W. 249th Street and Independence

Day. Various locations throughout Manhattan, fleetweeknewy​ork.com. Free.

Avenue in the Bronx, (718) 549–3200, wavehill.org. Adults $10, children $4, students and seniors $6, free for members and children under 6.

Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U at E. 33rd Street in Brooklyn, (718) 421–2021, saltmarshalliance.org. Free.

Le Carrousel at Bryant Park. Stop by Bryant Park to take a ride on the French-inspired carousel. The brightly colored animals and French cabaret music are features you will want to see and hear for yourself. Bryant Park, between 40th-42nd Streets and Fifth-Sixth Avenues in Manhattan, (212) 768–4242, bryantpark.org. 11 am–7 pm. $3 per ride.

Prospect Park Zoo. Take a springtime trip to the Prospect Park Zoo and bring a smile to you and your child’s faces. See red pandas, Palla’s cats, sea lions, Juliana Pigs — and many more. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn, (718) 399–7339, prospectparkzoo.com. Monday through Friday 10 am–5 pm, Weekends and Holidays 10 am–5:30 pm. Adults 13 and up $10, children 3–12 $7, seniors $8, free for children 2 and under. 2020 Fleet Week New York. Families will enjoy this seven-day celebration to honor members of the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. Visit ships (which are open to the public), enjoy military band concerts, and see exhibits held throughout the city leading up to Memorial 42

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The Salt Marsh Nature Center. Visit the lovely and cherished Salt Marsh Nature Center and view 530 acres of grassland, a multitude of birds, and native flora and fauna. The Salt Marsh

NYC Astor Place Festival 2020. Bring the whole family to enjoy more than 50 vendors, crafts, restaurants, live music, rides, and antiques. Astor Place between Lafayette Street and Broadway in Manhattan, newvendors. clearviewfestival.com.

The High Line. Explore public art, horticulture, design, and history. Family festivals take place every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Stroller and wheelchair-accessible ramps, elevators, stroller parking, food vendors, and picnic areas make this a great family-friendly destination any day of the week. The High Line, Washington Street at Gansevoort Street in Manhattan, (212) 500–6035, thehighline.org.

Hester Street Playground. Enjoy lunch in Chinatown, then visit one of the city’s favorite playgrounds! The playground celebrates Asian culture with beautiful mosaic tiles and teahouse enclosures. Let the kids swing on the monkey bars, and climb a large spider web and huge jungle gym. For toddlers, there is a big sandbox and a smaller jungle gym. Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Hester Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets in Manhattan, nycgovparks.org.


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June 2020 Explore Science. Kids of all ages will love this hands-on science center with more than 450 interactive exhibits including Rocket Park Mini Golf, the award-winning 60,000 square-foot Science Playground, and Design Lab. New York Hall of Science and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th St. in Queens, (718) 699–0005, nysci.org.

spirit, and community pride. Runs from West 21st Street and Surf Ave. to the Boardwalk at West 10th in Coney Island, Brooklyn, (718) 372–5159. Coneyisland. com.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Enjoy fresh, home-style ice cream at this popular Brooklyn ice cream store. Cool down with a cold cone on a hot summer day or evening, then relax by the river. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, 97 Commercial

Historical Storytime. A fun way for kids (ages 2–6) to learn about history. Try on clothing from various historical periods and play with old fashion toys. Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

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& Garden, 421 E. 61st St. between First and York Avenues in Manhattan, (212) 838–6878, mvhm.org. Storytime is held on the third Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Adults $8, free for children under 12.

Summer in the Square. Early morning children’s shows, storytime, art, games, and children’s bands right in the middle of Union Square park. Union Square, 14th Street to 17th Street between Union Square West and Park Ave. South in Manhattan, summerinthesquare.nyc. Runs all summer every Thursday starting at 9 am. Free.

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Storytime With Hans Christian Andersen. Children (ages 6 and up) enjoy a storytime right under the foot of the Hans Christian Andersen statue (which was created so kids could climb on it!) in Central Park. Occasional celebrity guest reading. Central Park near 72nd Street in Manhattan, centralparknyc.org. Every Saturday (June-September), 11 am–noon. Free.


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MANHATTAN American Folk Art Museum (212) 595–9533 2 Lincoln Square Closed: Monday Admission is free American Museum of Natural History (212) 769–5100 Central Park West at W. 79th Street Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: $23; seniors and students, $18; children 2–12, $13; children under 2, free Asia Society and Museum (212) 288–6400 725 Park Ave. at E. 70th Street Closed: Monday and major holidays Admission is free on Friday from 6 to 9 pm (September to June); refreshments available Admission: $12; seniors, $10; students, $7; children under 16, free Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212) 721–1223 212 W. 83rd St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue Closed: Monday Admission: $15; seniors, $12; children under 1, free; Visitors with disabilities, $12 The Met Cloisters (212) 923–3700 Fort Tryon Park, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: $25; seniors, $17; students, $12; 12 and under, free (admission includes entry to The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer) Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (212) 849–8400 2 E. 91st St. at Fifth Avenue Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: $16; seniors, $10; students, $7; children under 18, free At the door: $18; seniors, $12; students, $9; children under 18, free El Museo del Barrio (212) 831–7272 1230 Fifth Ave. between E. 104th and E. 105th streets Closed: Monday and Tuesday and New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Free: Wednesday (for seniors) Admission: $9; seniors and students, $5; members and children under 12, free Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. (212) 423–3500 1071 Fifth Ave. between E. 88th and E. 89th streets Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday and Saturday until 8 pm Pay-what-you-wish: Saturday from 5 to 8 pm; refreshments available Admission: $25; seniors and students, $18; children under 12, free

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International Center of Photography (212) 857–0000 1114 Sixth Ave. between W. 42nd and W. 43rd streets Closed: Monday and New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: $14; seniors, $12; students, $10; under 14, free Pay-what-you-wish: Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm; refreshments available Intrepid Sea, Air Space Museum (877) 957–SHIP (7447) Pier 86, 12th Avenue and W. 46th Street Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: $33; seniors 62 and over and college students with ID, $31; ages 5-12, $24; children under 4 and active, retired and military veterans, free Japan Society (212) 715–1255 333 E. 47th St. between First and Second avenues Admission: $12; seniors and students, $10; children under 16, free Free admission on Fridays from 6—9 PM The Jewish Museum (212) 423–3200 1109 Fifth Ave. at E. 92nd Street Closed: Wednesday, major Jewish holidays and New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Thanksgiving Day Pay-what-you-wish: Saturday from 11 am to 5:45 pm Admission: $18; seniors, $12; students, $8; children under 18, free Lower East Side Tenement Museum (877) 975–3786 103 Orchard St. at Delancey Street Admission: $27; seniors/students, $22; under 5, free; discount rates for combination tours The Metropolitan Museum of Art (212) 535–7710 1000 Fifth Ave. at E. 82nd Street Closed: Monday (except Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day Recommended admission: $25; seniors, $17; students, $12; under 12, free Open Friday and Saturday until 9 pm The Morgan Library Museum (212) 685–0008 225 Madison Ave. between E. 36th and E. 37th streets Closed: Monday and New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 7 to 9 pm; refreshments available; McKim rooms free Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm and Sunday from 4 to 6 pm Admission: $22; seniors, $14; students (with current ID), $13; children 12 and under, free Museum of Arts and Design (212) 299–7777 2 Columbus Circle at Eighth Avenue Closed: Monday Pay-what-you-wish: Thursday from 6 to 9 pm; refresh-


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ments available Admission: $16; seniors, $14; students, $12; 18 and under, free Museum of Chinese in America (212) 619–4785 215 Centre St. between Grand and Howard streets Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday Target-sponsored free admission: Thursday Admission: $12; seniors, students with ID, and children 2 and up, $8; Visitors with disabilities and a person accompanying them, free The Society of Illustrators/Museum of Illustration (212) 838-2560 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) New York, NY 10065 Closed: Monday and major holidays Admission: $15; seniors and students, $10 children 10 and under, free Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (646) 437–4202 36 Battery Pl. at First Place Closed: Saturday, Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving Day Pay-what-you-wish: Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm; refreshments available Admission: $16; seniors and Patrons with Disabilities, $12; students and veterans, $10; children under 12, free The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (212) 708–9400 11 W. 53rd St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues Target-sponsored free admission: Friday from 4 to 8 pm Suggested admission: $25; seniors, $18; students, $14; children 16 and under, free Museum of the City of New York (212) 534–1672 1220 Fifth Ave. between E. 103rd and E. 104th streets Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Suggested admission: $18; seniors and students, $12; children 19 and under, free

Admission: $21; seniors/educators, $16; students, $13; Kids (5–13 years old); $6 children 4 and under, free Rubin Museum of Art (212) 620–5000 150 W. 17th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues Closed: Tuesday Admission: $19; seniors, students and artists, $14; children under 12, free Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 7 to 10 pm The Skyscraper Museum (212) 968–1961 39 Battery Pl. at West Street Closed: Monday and Tuesday Admission: $5; seniors and students, $2.50; children under 12 are free. Free for members of the military, police, fire departments, veterans, and visitors who are disabled and their caregivers. South Street Seaport Museum (212) 748–8725 12 Fulton St. between Front and South streets Closed: Monday and Tuesday Admission: $20; seniors and students $14; children 8 and under, free Pay-what-you-wish: Third Friday of each month from 5 to 9 pm; refreshments available Statue of Liberty National Monument–Ellis Island Immigration Museum (212) 363–3180 Liberty Island–Ellis Island Closed: Christmas Day Admission: Free, except ferry fees ($18.50; seniors, $14; children 4–12, $9; children 3 and under, free) and an optional $3 crown-access fee

National Museum of the American Indian (212) 514–3700 1 Bowling Green at Broadway and Battery Place Closed: Christmas Day Admission: free

The Studio Museum in Harlem (212) 864–4500 The Studio Museum’s building at 144 W. 125th Street is closed for construction of their new museum. Studio Museum 127, their temporary programming space, is located at 429 West 127th Street between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues. Opening hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 6 pm. Closed: Monday through Wednesday and federal holidays Target-sponsored free admission: Sunday Admission: $7; seniors and students, $3; children under 12, free

New Museum (212) 219–1222 235 Bowery between Stanton and Prince streets Closed: Monday Admission: $18; seniors, $15; students, $12; children 18 and under, free Free: Thursday from 7 to 9 pm Open Friday until 9 pm; refreshments available

Whitney Museum of American Art (212) 570–3600 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY Closed: Tuesday Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 6 to 9 pm; refreshments available; occasional live music Admission: $25; seniors and students, $18; children 18 and under, free

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Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: Free to all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bronx Zoo (718) 367–1010 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission: $39.95; seniors, $34.95; children 3–12, $29.95; children under 2, free Pay-what-you-wish: Wednesday (excluding special exhibitions/rides) The New York Botanical Garden (718) 817–8700 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY Closed: Monday (except federal holidays) Free: All day Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to noon Admission: $15; seniors and students, $7; children under 12, $4; children under 2, free Wave Hill (718) 549–3200 675 W 252nd St, The Bronx, NY Closed: Monday (except federal holidays) Free: Tuesday and Saturday from 9 am to noon (May through June and September through October); all day Tuesday (off-peak months) Admission: $10; seniors and students, $6; children 6 and older, $4; children under 6, free

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children 2 and under, free Pay-what-you-wish: Friday after 3 pm New York Transit Museum (718) 694–1600 99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY Closed: Monday and major holidays Pay-what-you-wish: Wednesday (for seniors) Admission: $10; 62 and over, kids 2–17, $5; members, free

QUEENS Museum of the Moving Image (718) 777–6800 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays Admission: $15; seniors–students, $11; kids, $9; children under 3, free New York Hall of Science (718) 699–0005 47-01 111th St. at 49th Avenue, Corona, NY Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 2 to 5pm and Sunday from 10 to 11 am (September through June) Admission: $16; students and seniors and children 2–17, $13 The Noguchi Museum (718) 204–7088 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, NY Closed: Monday and Tuesday Admission: $10; seniors and students, $5; children under 12, free Pay-what-you-wish: First Friday of each month PS1 Contemporary Art Center (718) 784–2084 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday and New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Free: With the Museum of Modern Art admission ticket dated within 30 days General admission: $10; seniors and students, $5; children 16 and under, free Queens Museum of Art (718) 592–9700 New York City Building, Corona, NY Closed: Monday and Tuesday Suggested donation: $8; seniors, $4; children 18 and under, college students with ID, free

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10 Best New (and Renovated) Parks Manhattan Billy Johnson Playground, Upper East Side Central Park, East 67th Street at 5th Avenue In the fall of 2018, Billy Johnson Playground reopened with exciting new additions that if you haven’t already checked out yet, you should definitely add to your park bucket list. While the playground has always been known for its 45-foot granite slide, there is now a second granite slide that’s smaller and more catered to little ones. While the older brother slides down the big, granite, slide, his younger brother doesn’t have to wait on the sidelines anymore and watch- he has his own slide! The water area also received upgrades with a now user-activated feature, so stay cool this summer at Billy Johnson Playground. The swing area now has bucket swings and tire swings, as well as an area to play in the sand and a rope climber. While your kids make their way up and down this playground, relax on the new benches and enjoy the day outdoors. This is the first summer of Billy Johnson Playground being open postrenovations, so head to this park today for family fun, laughter, and adventures! Hudson River Park, Chelsea 353 West Street Hudson River Park has an assortment of play areas for kids to cool off. Chelsea Waterside Park is a must-do this summer, as it was recently redesigned to include a rainbow pipefish jungle gym and slide with a hit water area. Pier 25 Play Area in Tribeca and Pier 51 Play Area in Greenwich Village have both undergone restorations to maintain the safety of these popular destinations for kids. Pier 51 Play Area has a sand and water play area with kid-activated gushers and buckets. Pier 25 Play Area has eight seasonal water features. Pier 84 Play Area is an interactive science56

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themed playspace, where kids can pump water to make sculptures spin and operate the water through a miniature canal. Hudson River Park has just what you’re looking for and more for water play in the park! DeSalvio Playground, Nolita 44 Spring Street Having just reopened this spring, DeSalvio Playground is a hot destination this summer for kids in the Soho area. Playground designs with a pop of color seem to be the trend (as they should), and DeSalvio Playground caught on with their red and neon green accents. All ages are welcome in this park, as there is an area for crawlers and early walkers, toddlers, and older kids. For the kids who love climbing, there’s a rock climbing wall and a rope climbing, as well as a basketball court for those who love to play the game or toss a basketball around. There’s also a sprinkler area and shaded benches to cool off. The benches have great views of the entire playground, as they’re positioned all around, so parents, you can relax while also keeping a close eye on your little ones! Safari Playground, Upper West Side 91st Street at Central Park West While Safari Playground has always been a unique play experience with tree houses instead of slides and hippopotamus sculptures instead of swings, the park now has much more to offer with the renovations finished this May. Head to this playground to check out the wood climbing structures, play canoes, user-activated water spray feature, play mounds, and more. Renovations were also made to better connect the playground to Central Park as well as provide a wheelchairaccessible route. This park is best for your little ones, ages two to five, so bring your family this summer to see the new additions and have fun in the park!


Brooklyn Domino Park, Williamsburg 15 River Street In June of 2019, the old Domino Sugar Factory was remodelled into a play area and the foundations of this historical place characterize its experience- sweet! With a waterfront walkway and three, huge play areas, this park is sure to impress kids and parents. The playground area has ramps, tunnels, conveyor belts, catwalks, a silo, centrifuge container, elevated cabin, and wood from the factory, all in an effort to resemble the Domino Sugar Factory. The playground area is for all ages, so bring your toddlers, children, and older kids to enjoy all of its special features. The second main part of the park is the five-block-long elevated Artificial Walk with materials preserved from the Domino Sugar Factory. This area includes Tacocina, a taco stand, and an urban beach with a lawn, chairs, and picnic space. The final section of this enormous park is the Water Square, which features sprayers to cool off on those hot summer days. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly NYC attraction! St. Mary’s Park, Carroll Gardens Smith Street between Nelson and Huntington Streets Reopened last May, St. Mary’s Park boasts brand new playground equipment that is

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their ideas and suggestions come to life last July with the reopening of Astoria Heights Playground. The playground was remodelled using community input, featuring new equipment for all ages, splash and spray water area, new athletic fields, new pathways, and an accessible ramp. Environmental-friendly systems were also installed, which, combined with the active and passive play areas, make this playground a must-visit destination this summer! Also, mark your calendars for June 22, when Astoria Heights Playground will show Ralph Breaks the Internet at 8:30pm for free.

the Bronx Black Rock Playground, Soundview, Bronx Between Watson and Blackrock Avenues and Virginia and Pugsley Avenues Just reopened in May 2020, Black Rock Playground shows off its bright colors and brand new playground equipment. There are now play areas for different ages, with more challenging climbing structures for big kids. Enjoy the breeze on the swings, refreshing

water from drinking fountains, and the water play area perfect for the summer. There are also improvements to the drainage and water supply systems, as well as new plantings to add some vibrancy. Put Black Rock Playground on your to-do list and your children will surely be happy that you did!

staten Island The Big Park, Staten Island Grandview Avenue at Continental Place If you find yourself in Staten Island this summer, head to The Big Park to check out the, dare we say, big renovations completed July 2019. Another park designed by community input, new features include jungle gyms for kids of all ages with safety surfaces, spray showers, a new lawn for play and relaxation in an open, green space, a picnic area, comfort station, fitness trail, and remodelled sports courts. There are also several environmental-friendly systems now in place. Check out The Big Park with your family to make memories of play, laughter, and smiles to last a lifetime!

10 Best Sprinkler Parks Manhattan Washington Square Park 5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St. Washington Square Park is always a lively place to visit with musicians playing and dancers grooving in this small quadrant of the city. The fountain is always a site to see as you plop down on the steps, but during the hottest time of the year, you will want to roll up your pants and shuffle your feet around the fountain water. Neighborhood: Greenwich Village Heckscher Playground 65th St Transverse Splish and splash around at Heckscher 58

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Playground during these warm summer days. Kids will get to climb around the play structure with ramps, slides, and swings galore! After, head over to the water section to cool off where kids can walk through waterflowing channels to find water jets spraying into the air in a semi-enclosed area with a low and gentle spray of water jets. Neighborhood: Central Park Teardrop Park 65th St Transverse Imagination comes to life at Teardrop Park where the playground meets artwork. Kids can discover the “Ice Wall,” an artistic piece by Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil while playing in the sandbox and going down the enormous metal slide. Best of all, there is


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a water area to splash around in when we hit mid-summer and need that cool-down moment. Neighborhood: Battery Park City Pearl Street Playground 49 Fulton St Once an area with oyster shell heaps that lined the waterfront in lower Manhattan is now a renovated play area with swings, slides, and a shaded area for parents to relax at. Still staying true to its traditional grounds, kids will have a blast in this oyster-shaped, sandand-water play space — a perfect place to splish and splash in the summer. Neighborhood: Between Two Bridges and Wall Street

Brooklyn Greenpoint Playground 243 Franklin St Stop by at Greenpoint Playground with the kids for a refreshing time. When temps are high, head over to the spray shower to cool off, then have a blast on the green and red climbing structure and swingset. Kids can play and parents can relax in the seating area of the park. Neighborhood: Greenpoint Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Water Lab Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park has it all, from an amazing playground to its prime location for New York City views. Spend your summer days here at the volleyball courts and around the jungle gym that surrounds the city’s largest sandbox. Don’t forget to play in the water jet area and escape from the heat. After you work up an appetite from all that playground fun, grab a bite to eat at Fornino’s pizza to fuel up. Park restrooms are located on the first floor of Fornino. Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights Splash Pad LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park The perfect name for this water-play area! After eating your Marino’s Ices, get your 60

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swimsuit on and head to the Splash Pad with over 20 jets. This water area is free to the public and designed for children 12 and under. Make sure you get your splash on during the summer before this area gets converted into Lakeside’s second outdoor ice skating rinks. Neighborhood: Park Slope

Queens New York Hall of Science Playground 47-01 111th St The New York Hall of Science carries the fun outside to their playground. Discover their water area with Archimedes Screw that has a wheel and axle which allows the water to move up and down. It doesn’t stop there, there is also a Water Mist on Music Path where kids can cool off and listen to African, Asian and Caribbean rhythms. Admission to the playground is $5. Neighborhood: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park A Playground for All Children 11101 Corona Ave Everyone can have loads of fun here because this playground is designed for children with and without disabilities. There is safety surfacing through the playground, along with wheelchair accessible ramps that lead to fun! Explore this water play area with a 12-footlong suspension bridge, along with other fun activities that include a fire station, fire truck, school house, and flower boxes. Neighborhood: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

the Bronx River Park Boston Rd Take the family for a picnic while you get to listen to the river running by. This summer oasis is the perfect place to hang out with the family, see views of the small waterfall, and have a blast in their water play area. Sit under the shaded trees and enjoy the summer days. Neighborhood: Near West Farms


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MANHATTAN District 1 Lower East Side. E. 14th Street to the north and Fourth Avenue, Delancey and Clinton Streets from the west to the East River. E-mail: cec1@schools.nyc.gov www.cecd1.org Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 333 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001 Phone: (212) 330–9442 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 2 East Side south of 97th Street and the West Side south of 59th Street (but not the Lower East Side). E-mail: ec2@schools.nyc.gov www.cecd2.net Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 333 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001 Phone: (212) 330–9442 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 3 West Side of Manhattan from 59th Street to 122nd Street. E-mail: cec3@schools.nyc.gov www.cec3.org Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 388 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 342–8304 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 4 East Harlem including Ward’s Island and Randall’s Island. E. 96th Street and Second Avenue to E. 125th Street and the Harlem River. E-mail: cec4@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 333 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001 Phone: (212) 330–9442 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 5 South Harlem. Far west at the Hudson River and 122nd Street, north to 155th Street and the East River. E-mail: cec5@schools.nyc.gov www.csd5.nycdoe.org Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 388 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 342–8304 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 6 Northern Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood.

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Bordered by the Harlem River to the North and East and the Hudson River on the West. The southern border is at 163rd Street. E-mail: CEC6@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 388 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 342–8304 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment.

THE BRONX District 7 Melrose, Concourse Village, Mott Haven. E-mail: CEC7@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1 Fordham Plaza Bronx, NY 10458 Phone: (718) 329–8050 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 8 Southeast Bronx. Hunts Point, Throgs Neck and Soundview. E-mail: CEC8@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1230 Zerega Ave. Bronx, NY 10462 Phone: (718) 828–7546 Special Education Enrollment 3450 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10465 Phone: (718) 794–7200 District 9 Southwest Bronx. Grand Concourse, Morrisania and Tremont. E-mail: CEC9@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1 Fordham Plaza Bronx, NY 10458 Phone: (718) 329–8050 This office handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 10 Riverdale, Wave Hill, Fordham, Belmont, and Kingsbridge. E-mail: CEC10@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1 Fordham Plaza Bronx, NY 10458 Phone: (718) 329–8050 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 11 Northeast Bronx, borders Westchester County, Pelham Parkway, Eastchester, Woodlawn, Co-op City, City Island. E-mail: CEC11@schools.nyc.gov www.bronxnewssd11.org Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1230 Zerega Ave.


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HEBREW SCHOOL on a HIGHER LEVEL of HAPPY Children connect CONNECT with Jewish heritage, today! gaining knowledge Sigal Hirsch & skills through shirsch@orzarua.org Hebrew language, 212-452-2310 x15 text study, ritual & prayer. 127 EAST 82ND STREET Students K-12 learn & laugh with friends & teachers as they build a Jewish community of their own.

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Specializing in the Treatment and Correction of: • Language Disorders • Memory & Auditory Processing Difficulties • Fluency • Voice Disorders • Motor Planning Disorders • Deviate Swallowing • Tongue Thrust • Feeding Problems/Aversions • Thumb Sucking • Articulation Disorders • Oral Facial Muscle Weakness

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Bronx, NY 10462 Phone: (718) 828–7546 Special Education Enrollment 3450 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10465 Phone:(718) 794–7200 District 12 Crotona Park E-mail: CEC12@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1230 Zerega Ave. Bronx, NY 10462 Phone: (718) 828–7546 Special Education Enrollment 3450 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10465 Phone: (718) 794–7200

BROOKLYN District 13 Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush Avenue, North side of Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and BedfordStuyvesant. E-mail: cec13@schools.nyc.gov http://cec13brooklyn.wordpress.com Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 29 Fort Greene Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone: (718) 804-6599 Special Education Enrollment 131 Livingston St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 935-4900; (718) 693–9346 District 14 Williamsburg and Greenpoint. E-mail: cec14@schools.nyc.gov www.cecdistrict14.com Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 29 Fort Greene Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone: (718) 804-6599 Special Education Enrollment 131 Livingston St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 935–4900; (718) 693–9346 District 15 Carroll Gardens, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, and Boerum Hill. E-mail: CEC15@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 29 Fort Greene Pl., basement (be12) Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone: (718) 935–4197 Special Education Enrollment 131 Livingston St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 935–4900; (718) 693–9346 District 16 Bedford-Stuyvesant E-mail: CEC16@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center

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29 Fort Greene Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone: (718) 804-6599 Special Education Enrollment Office 131 Livingston St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 935-4197 / (718) 693-9346 District 17 Central Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, East Flatbush, and Crown Heights. E-mail: CEC17@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1780 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11230 Phone: (718) 758–7672 This office handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 18 Southeast Brooklyn. Flatbush and Canarsie. E-mail: CEC18@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1780 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11230 Phone: (718) 758–7672 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 19 East New York, Cypress Hills. CEC18@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1665 St. Marks Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11233 Phone: (718) 240-3598 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 20 Southwest Brooklyn. Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, southern Sunset Park, Fort Hamilton. CEC20@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 415 89th St. Brooklyn, NY 11209 Phone: (718) 759-4914 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 21 Coney Island, Brighton Beach. E-mail: cec21@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 415 89th St. Brooklyn, NY 11209 Phone: (718) 759-4915 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 22 Ditmas Park to Mill Basin, Jamaica Bay. E-mail: cec22@schools.nyc.gov www.csd22.org Enrollment: Family Welcome Center


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game design • web design robotics

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1780 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11230 Phone: (718) 758-7687 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 23 Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and parts of East New York. E-mail: cec23@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1665 St. Marks Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11233 Phone: (718) 240–3500 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 32 Bushwick, North Bedford-Stuyvesant. E-mail: cec32@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 1665 St. Mark’s Ave. Brooklyn, 11233, NY Phone: (718) 935-2340 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment.

QUEENS District 24 Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village. E-mail: cec24@schools.nyc.gov www.cec24.org Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 28-11 Queens Plaza North Queens, NY 11101 Phone: (718) 391–8386 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 25 Northcentral Queens. Flushing, Whitestone and College Point. E-mail: cec25@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 30-48 Linden Pl. Queens, NY 11354 Phone: (718) 281–3422 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 26 Northeast Queens. Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Little Neck, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Hillcrest, and Holliswood. E-mail: cec26@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 30-48 Linden Pl. Queens, NY 11354 Phone: (718) 281–3422 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment.

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District 27 South Queens. Far Rockaway to Howard Beach and Woodhaven. Bordering Nassau County and Brooklyn. E-mail: cec27@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 90-27 Sutphin Blvd. Queens 11435, NY 11416 Phone: (718) 557–2786 Special Education Enrollment 28-11 Queens Plaza North Queens, NY 11101 Phone: (718) 391–8386 District 28 North-Central Queens. Forest Hills Gardens to Rego Park. E-mail: cec28@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 90-27 Sutphin Blvd. Queens, NY 11435 Phone: (718) 557–2786 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 29 Northeast Queens. Bellerose, Briarwood, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Holliswood, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and St. Alban. Bordering Nassau County. E-mail: cec28@schools.nyc.gov www.cdec29q.com Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 90-27 Sutphin Blvd. Queens, NY 11435 Phone: (718) 557–2786 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment. District 30 Northwest Queens, Astoria, Ditmars, East Elmhurst, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Sunnyside, and Woodside. E-mail: cec30@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 28-11 Queens Plaza North Queens, NY 11101 Phone: (718) 391–6270 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment.

STATEN ISLAND District 31 Staten Island (Entire borough). E-mail: cec31@schools.nyc.gov Enrollment: Family Welcome Center 715 Ocean Terrace, Building A Staten Island, NY 10301 Phone: (718) 420–5617 This center handles both general education and special education enrollment.


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Founded by Ronald and Jayme Stewart in 1969, York Prep is an independent, college-preparatory day school for students in Grades 6 through 12 located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our esteemed College Guidance department is just one of the many invaluable highlights of our curriculum. Among the York Prep graduating class of 2019, 100% of the graduates got into their first or second college choice. York Prep’s philosophy is that the potential for success motivates every student. Compassionate and skilled educators creatively address the individual needs and interests of the diverse student body. For every student, we create an individualized and challenging program of study within a traditional curriculum. As a result, we nurture lifelong learners

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Autism Services Join us for family activities for children of all ages Preschool (including Toddler Time) Religious School (K–7 th grade) ✦ PJ Library holiday programs (Free!) ✦ Fridays @ 4 – Tot Shabbat (Free!) ✦ Out of The Shabbox (Free!) th ✦ Youth Group (8 grade and up) ✦ ✦

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Providing customized ABA service and social groups (funded by your health insurance) to children and adults with autism in New York City areas and New Jersey. No waiting list. We work on social skills, language, play skills, self-help skills and academic skills at home, school and community. Supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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Family Speech Center

Pappas Pediatric Dentistry Warm child friendly environment

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Speech-Language Pathology Orofacialmyology Evaluation & Treatment

Turn Your Child’s Dental Visit Into A Fun Experience Come Pet the Friendly Dinasaur

For Children And Adults Please call to schedule an appointment at one of our two office locations in Queens: (718) 939-0306 Familyspeechcenter@verizon.net FamilySpeechCenter.com

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rom the first months of life to the teen years, every child deserves quality health care. That’s why there’s Child Health Plus, New York State’s quality, affordable health insurance program available any time of year for kids up to age 19. If you are looking for health coverage for your children, here are five things to know about Child Health Plus: You can sign up for Child Health Plus year-round. No need to wait for open enrollment – you can enroll your children today! It’s NOT limited based on income. Children can be enrolled regardless of family income, so long as they are under the age of 19. Monthly premiums vary based on income and can be free or as low as $9 per month.

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There are no copays or deductibles. All preventive care is fully covered, including well child visits, immunizations, and diagnostic testing. The coverage also extends to visits with specialists your child may need for any diagnosed conditions. Dental, vision, and hearing care are included. Child Health Plus allows children to access dental, vision, hearing, and even speech care. Your child is covered in an emergency. Child Health Plus covers ambulance rides and emergency room visits to treat an injury. It also covers x-rays and any subsequent care your child may need to properly recover. For more information on Child Health Plus, visit fideliscare.org/everychildcovered.


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MANHATTAN AG Urgent Care 177 Dyckman St., 646918-6220 CityMD 2398 Broadway, 212-7212111 CityMD 37 W. 23rd St., 646-596-9267 CityMD 2710 Broadway, 212-6580676 CityMD 336 E. 86th St., 212-9331364

Mount Sinai Urgent Care - Inwood 5030 Broadway, 212-6046550

Urgent Care Center 21 Audubon Ave., No. 1, 212-342-4700

CityMD 399 Knickerbocker Ave., 718-571-9168

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Mount Sinai Urgent Care – Upper West Side 638 Columbus Ave., 212828-3250

AG Urgent Care 1349 Broadway, 718-9752270

City MD 5024 Fifth Ave., 718-5719251

Mount Sinai Urgent Care – Union Square 10 Union Square East. Suite 2Q, 212-844-6000 New York Doctors Urgent Care 65 W. 13th St., 212-414-2800

CityMD 315 W. 57th St., 212-3152330

Northwell Health – GoHealth Urgent Care 199 Amsterdam Ave., 212721-4200

CityMD 87 Chambers St., 212-3350594

Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 41 E. 8th St., 212-897-1991

Cure Urgent Care – Upper East Side NY 175 E. 96th St., 212-7764292

Northwell Health – GoHealth Urgent Care 2628 Broadway, 212-8971992

Cure Urgent Care – Upper West Side NY 2689 Broadway, 212-7764320

Northwell Health – GoHealth Urgent Care 1555 First Ave., Suite A, 212-897-1995

Family Urgent Primary Care 171 E. 74th St. No. 1-1, 917464-5220

Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 225 W 23rd St., 212-8971994

Kāmin Health – Roosevelt Island Urgent Care 520 Main St., 646-977-7974

NYU Langone Medhattan Urgent Care 106 Liberty St., 646-4612544

MedRite Urgent Care 380 Second Ave., 212-8267777

International Emergency Medical Response Agency Urgent Care 215 E. 77th St., No. 4d, 347271-1174

MedRite Urgent Care 919 Second Ave., 212-9353333 MedRite Urgent Care 330 W. 42nd St., 212-6954444

Lenox Health Greenwich Village 30 Seventh Ave., 646-6656000

Midtown New York Doctors Urgent Care 205 Lexington Ave., 212684-4700

Samuels Orthopaedic Immediate Care Center 301 E. 17th St., 212-5987600

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AG Urgent Care 1576 Flatbush Ave., 718484-4913 Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Urgent Care Center 16 Sumner Place, 718395-4807 Asisa Urgent Care 5902 18th Ave., 718-6211000 Brooklyn Urgent Care 1977 Flatbush Ave., 347378-3213 Brookdale Urgent Care Center 1235 Linden Blvd., 718240-5071 Caring 4 You CPR Center 656 Rogers Ave., 718-5099777 Chai Urgent Care 3808 14th Ave., 718-9722424 CityMD 2175 86th St., 646-828-6401 CityMD 1305 Kings Hwy., 718280-5172

FemGYN: FOR HER WELLNESS 175 Seventh Ave., 347352-2047 Flatlands MedicalUrgent Care 9613 Flatlands Ave., 718927-1355 First Response Urgent Care 979 Fulton St., 347-9831168 First Response Urgent Care 76 Belmont Ave., 347566-5152 Immediate Medical Care 2462 Flatbush Ave., No. 2, 718-252-4414 Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Bensonhurst 6906 18th Ave., 718-6215933 Kāmin Health-Crown Heights Urgent Care 555 Lefferts Ave., 718360-8074 ModernMD Urgent Care 1248 Fulton St., 646-6048130

CityMD 154 N 7th St., 718-414-2013

ModernMD Urgent Care 916 FlatbushAve., 646604-8140

CityMD 228-230 Court St., 718280-5362

ModernMD Urgent Care 68 Graham Ave., 646604-8120

CityMD 457 Atlantic Ave., 718530-1144

ModernMD Urgent Care 366 Knickerbocker Ave., 646-604-8160

CityMD 288 Flatbush Ave., 718656-1290

ModernMD Urgent Care 436 Utica Ave., 646-6048150

CityMD 8712 Fourth Ave., 718530-1155

Mount Sinai Urgent Care - Brooklyn Heights 300 Cadman Plaza W 18th Floor, 929-210-6300


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Rivendell School provides a warm, creative environment where children develop independence, respect for each other, and a lifelong love of learning.

An inclusive Montessori school for children 2-6 serving the Park Slope/Gowanus community for forty years

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Mount Sinai Urgent care - Dumbo 110 York Street. Second Floor., 929-210-6110

ProHEALTH Urgent Care of Bensonhurst 6906 18th Ave., 718-6215933

Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 365 Flatbush Ave., 347871-9485

Proxi Medical Urgent Care 1665 Bedford Ave., 718756-4000

Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 145 Kent Ave., 347-8012136

QuickDoc Urgent Care 1762 McDonald Ave., 718758-5161

NY Urgent Care 1110 Pennsylvania Ave., SF5, 718-272-2272 PM Pediatrics 240 Atlantic Ave., 718246-5437 PM Pediatrics 1273 Coney Island Ave., 718-253-5437 PM Pediatrics 1823 86th St., 718-234-5437 Premier Care of Park Slope 420 Fifth Ave., 718-9652273 ProHEALTH ER DOX of Marine Park 4108 Avenue U, 718-2522581 ProHEALTH Urgent Care of Carroll Gardens 330 Court St., 718-625-1600 ProHEALTH Urgent Care of Sheepshead Bay 3448 Nostrand Ave., 347756-3410

Quality First Urgent Care 6010 Bay Pkwy., No. 902, 718-475-1700 RJ Medical & Urgent Care 464 Bay Ridge Ave., 718680-6006 Stat Care 1270 51st St., 718-431-9870 Triborough Medical Urgent Care 1711 Ralph Ave., 518-8403114 UMD Williamsburg Urgent Care 633 Driggs Ave., 347-9874144

QUEENS 25 Liberty Urgent Care 125-7 Liberty Ave., South Richmond Hill, 917-941-0172 Austin Street Queens Urgent Care 69-30 Austin St., Forest Hills, 718-480-1233 Bayview Urgent Care

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115-06 Beach Channel Dr., Rockaway Park, 718474-7744 Centers Urgent Care 61-22G Fresh Pond Rd., Flushing, 718-502-3000 CityMD 31-11 Steinway St., Astoria, 718-475-2345 CityMD 73-02 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, 718-475-2351 CityMD 74-25 Grand St., 718-8032273 CityMD 22-48 31st Street, Astoria, 718-571-9192 CityMD 70-49 Austin St., Forest Hills, 718-280-1245 CityMD 162-21 Jamaica Ave., 718571-9116 CityMD 191-20 Northern Blvd., Flushing, 718-224-8855 CITIMED JFK ADVANCED MEDICAL 75 N. Hangar Rd., 718656-9500 Doc Care - Primary & Urgent Care - Q1 66-55 Fresh Pond Rd., 718497-1919 ETA Urgent Care and Erie T. Agustin Medical

Group 57-18 Woodside Ave. Excel Urgent Care of Howard Beach 157-40 Cross Bay Blvd., 917-300-6969 Family Medical Health & Urgent Care 104-27 Corona Ave., 718592-3599 Forest Urgent Care 112-01 75th Ave., Forest Hills, 718-268-6808 Forest Urgent Care 10-11 49th Ave., Long Island City, 347-318-5488 Hillside Urgent Care 164-03 Hillside Ave., Jamaica, 718-554-8072 Kāmin Health – Union Medical Urgent Care 186-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, 718-575-0974 LIJMC–Emergency Medicine 270-05 76th Ave., 718470-7500 MinuteClinic 31-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, 718-545-0128 MinuteClinic 7960 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, 718-3264910 MinuteClinic 61-15 Metropolitan Ave., Ridgewood, 718-497-9192

Piano Lessons For Everyone 135 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn across from the Brooklyn Museum

Experienced, friendly teacher with MA in Music • Student recitals twice a year • Six foot concert grand piano Near 2, 3, 4 & 5 Subways

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MinuteClinic 72-09 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, 718-533-8434

RAPID MD 217-14 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton, 718-712-1428

Minute Clinic 157-05 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, 718-8484507

Statcare Urgent & Walkin Medical Care 37-15 23rd Ave., Astoria, 917-310-3371

MyDoc Queens Urgent Care 116-20 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, 929-369-0175

UMD Astoria Urgent Care 32-72 Steinway St. Suite 101, 718-721-0101

Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 41-19 Bell Blvd., Bayside, 929-373-4480

UMD LIC Urgent Care 5-35 50th Ave., Long Island City, 718-472-5900

Northern HealthGohealth Urgent Care Center 55-05 Myrtle Ave., Ridgewood, 718-502-9063 Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 58-28 99th St., Corona, 718-502-9867 Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 37-01 Broadway, 929265-5990 PM Pediatrics 210-31 26th Ave., 718747-5437 ProHEALTH Urgent Care 259-27 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks, 718-347-1470 ProHEALTH Urgent Care 164-50 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, 718-8488412 ProHEALTH Urgent Care 132-01 14th Ave., College Point, 917-285-2158 ProHEALTH Urgent Care 254-61 Nassau Blvd., Little Neck, 917-563-1660 Quick Solve Medical Urgent Care 35-08 Junction Blvd., Corona, 917-832-6999 Queens Urgent Care Center 178-11 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, 718-480-1233

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Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Center 1220 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, 516-858-4399

BRONX AFC Urgent Care Bronx 843 Hutchinson River Pkwy., 718-865-3966 Bronx Park Urgent Medical Care 2016 Bronxdale Ave. No. 101, 718-918-9676 Bronx Urgent Care 1733 E. 174th Street, 929344-0941 CityMD 2178 White Plains Road, 718-489-3555 CityMD 2902 Third Avenue., 718571-9276

Jerome Family Health Center 1778 Jerome Ave., 718-5833300

Statcare Urgent & Walkin Medical Care 932 E. 174th St., 917-3103371

Martha L. HerreraRojas, Physician 1381 White Plains Rd., 718892-5500

Throgs Neck Urgent Medical Care 3594 E. Tremont Ave., 718684-3939

Marble Hill Family Practice 5525 Broadway, 718-8840297

Urgentway 2826 Westchester Ave., 347-934-9045

Metro Urgicare 3200 Grand Concourse, 347-354-7879

Chai Urgent Care 1975 Hylan Blvd., 646558-2424

Metro UrgiCare 1990 McGraw Ave., 718561-0200

CityMD 2187 Richmond Ave., 646682-7364

Metro UrgiCare 502 E. Tremont Ave., 427354-5427

Circle Urgent Care 2960 Victory Blvd., 718370-2014

MetroUrgiCare 1009 E. 163rd St., 718-5612900

Circle Urgent Care 3894 Richmond Ave., 347630-7985

Metro UrgiCare 2304 Eastchester Rd., 347618-3831

Circle Urgent Care 7001 Amboy Rd., 347838-6991

Metro UrgiCare 5665 Riverdale Ave., 347618-6441

Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent Care 1700 Hylan Blvd., 718502-8425

CityMD 193 W. 237th St., 718-3030479 CityMD 388 E. Fordham Rd., 718489-3553

Montefiore Urgent Care 2300 Westchester Ave., 718-409-8888

CityMD 68 E. 161st St., 718-571-9139

Montefiore Urgent Care 2532 Grand Concourse, 718-960-1569

CityMD 2146 Bartow Ave. Space 280, Bay Plaza Shopping Center, 646-246-7927

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Metro UrgiCare 1550 University Ave., 646746-8026

MedCarePlus, PLLC Family Medicine, Walk-In 1643 Westchester Ave, 718-328-1900

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