7 Kid Friendly Things to Do With Kids in NYC

Maybe you’re a mom who’s just moved to New York City. Or maybe you’re a New Yorker who just became a mom. Either way, it’s quite a different experience to navigate The Big Apple with a little one. That’s why we devoted this month’s Newbie NYC edition to a neighborhood guide just for moms!


Upper East Side: 92nd Street Y
A great place that offers everything from dance, music and art classes to cooking and science courses. You will also find reading series and lectures for families and kids of all ages.

Upper West Side: Scribble Press
At Scribble Press, parents can take their kids to create their very own stories and illustrations, and turn them into bound books.

Chelsea: Taste Buds
Called the Best Kids Cooking Class by New York Magazine, Taste Buds Cooking Camps teaches pint-size chefs how to cook and love good food.

SoHo: Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program
Our friends at Animal Haven sponsor a program that introduces kids to basic animal care and animal welfare issues through hands-on activities at the shelter.

East Village: Monday Night Magic
Every Monday at 8pm at the Players Theater, Monday Night Magic features live magic performances geared towards both kids and adults!

TriBeCa: Moomah
A great place for moms to unwind with their kids, together. Enjoy locally sourced, organic foods at the café, and create art projects with your kids!

FiDi: New York City Police Museum
Kids love the interactive Junior Officers Discovery Zone, which helps kids better understand the role of Police officers in NYC.

New York City moms, do you have your own favorite places to take your kids? Let us know in the comments! Or, share your favorites with us on Twitter or Facebook.

For more fun things to do and NYC neighborhood guides, check out the rest of our Newbie NYC series!