Kids Activities in East New York

Up to 62% Off Music or Dance Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$250 $95

Classes teach kids aged four months to five years how to play music on violins and accordions or dance to lively tunes

Up to 51% Off Kids' Violin Classes

Soho/TriBeCa

$150 $75

Kids aged 4–8 learn to play the violin using the Suzuki violin method in a fun, friendly group setting

Up to 55% Off Admission to MoMa PS1

Hunters Point

$20 $10

Museum hosts rotating exhibits by contemporary artists

50% Off Themed Party from Dudes & Divas NYC

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Pop-culture-themed parties pay homage to iCarly, One Direction, or even Hello Kitty and include music, games, snacks, costumes, and a host

60% Off Music Lessons

Forest Hills

$156 $62

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Half Off Gangster-Museum Admission

East Village

$40 $20

Museum profiling mob bosses, bank robbers, and gangsters in old St. Mark's speakeasy

Museum of American Finance – Up to 56% Off Visits

Financial District

$16 $8

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The story of American economics told through collections of historic documents and interactive exhibits

Up to 68% Off Private Piano Lessons

Upper West Side

$120 $39

Experienced musician David Sklar teaches students of all ages to play piano using a mixture of technique, music theory, and ear training

Half Off Arcade Play at the Chinatown Fair

Chinatown

$30 $15

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Arcade classics and contemporary favorites such as Guitar Hero, Tekken 6, air hockey, and skee-ball

Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons

Ozone Park

$78 $39

Half-hour piano lessons introduce students to music theory and start them down the path to performance

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

62% Off Sports-Complex Outing

Middle Village

$66 $25

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Sports complex houses a 20 ft. climbing wall, batting cages, and an Italian restaurant

Up to 52% Off Piano Lessons at The New York Conservatory of Music

New York

$110 $55

Music instructors provide one-on-one attention to students.

45% Off Services

New York

$300 $165

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Up to 56% Off Private Music Lessons

Midtown Center

$90 $42

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Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

Up to 54% Off at The Skyscraper Museum

New York

$17.50 $8

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Experience the growth of the New York skyline through a series of vertically arranged exhibits that imitate the landscape of a city

Up to 53% Off Passes at Modern Pinball NYC

Manhattan

$19 $9

Rack up points with unlimited play on 30+ pinball machines from the 70s to today; as seen on NBC's TODAY show, FOX News and Wall St. Journal

50% Off Magic-and-Comedy Show

The Players Theatre

$66.50 $33

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight captivated audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, comedy, & dazzling shows of dexterity

Up to 54% Off Music Lessons

Theater District - Times Square

$40 $20

Lessons introduce students to techniques for playing the piano or guitar, or help develop singing skills

Up to 73% Off Bowling

Flushing

$24 $12

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Modern bowling facility allows groups to take pins down 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 48 lanes with automatic scoring

Up to 45% Off Comedic Musical Revue

Irving Plaza

$36.50 $20

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Musical comedy troupe behind "A Very Potter Musical" showcases songs and dances from their past productions

Dora The Explorer Live – Up to 46% Off

Master Theater

$49.95 $29

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Nick Jr.'s intrepid heroine and her pet monkey search for treasure and outwit a gang of pirates with the audience's help

67% Off Overnight Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $499

ACA-accredited camp featuring outdoor adventure activities including hiking and swimming and rustic canvas shelters at simple campsites

49% Off Music Lessons

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

$65 $33

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Up to 52% Off Music Lessons

Brooklyn

$120 $59

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through lessons on the piano, guitar, drums, or voice

45% Off

Park Slope

$180 $99

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Up to 73% Off Music Lessons

Bushwick

$70 $19

Musician Nick LeClair teaches guitar lessons to students of any level and banjo, bass, and piano to beginners

Up to 64% Off Drink & Draw at The Living Gallery

Brooklyn

$40 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided beer, wine & snacks while drawing live models & grooving to DJ music or ever-changing line-up of bands

Brooklyn Historical Society – Up to 60% Off Visits

Brooklyn

$70 $30

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Families enjoy unlimited library and exhibit visits; Community Leader members also gain perks such as gallery tours and local Zagat guide

Half Off Music Lessons

Dyker Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Dumbo Kitchen

$80 $39

Teams navigate the city in search of 14 clues, which they must document via smart phone; first prize is $500 and entry for the championship

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Jackson Heights

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 60% Off Party-Supply Rentals

Maspeth

$200 $99

Party add-ons range from cotton candy to live magicians; rental packages include a bounce house or tables and chairs

Up to 61% Off Japanese-Culture Classes

Long Island City

$110 $49

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Cultural classes on ink painting, karate, or Japanese classical dance; samurai-sword classes teach technique and include a take-home sword

Up to 44% Off Burlesque Circus

Union Square Theatre

$86.95 $49

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Neoburlesque cabaret circus puts a sexy, silly spin on outlandish feats of strength, agility, and acrobatics

Up to 58% Off at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Battery Park City

$24 $12

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Photographs, personal objects of daily life, and audio-video recordings including testimonials from Holocaust survivors

Up to 55% Off Membership or Photo Session

Queens Botanical Garden

$50 $25

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Membership grants access to 39-acre garden and more; photo session offers a stunning backdrop for bridal parties

Museum of the City of New York – Up to 55% Off

Upper East Side

$20 $10

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

Up to 45% Off BYOB Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

El Museo del Barrio New York – Half Off Membership

Manhattan

$50 $25

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One year of admission and invitations to exhibition openings at a museum with 6,500 pieces of Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art

50% Off

New York

$260 $130

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Up to 88% Off Guitar Lessons at GotChops Music

Manhattanville

$255 $35

Musician with two decades of experience and an album under his belt teaches guitar lessons at his studio or in Manhattan homes

45% Off

New York

$400 $220

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Half Off at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

East Flatbush

$16 $8

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Explore New York City's oldest home: a modest farmhouse originally built in 1652

Up to 56% Off Visit to 9/11 Tribute Center

Financial District

$34 $16

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Learn about the attacks on September 11, 2001 & the bombing on February 26, 1993, through interactive exhibits, artifacts & personal stories

Studio Museum – Up to 61% Off Membership

Harlem

$50 $25

Dedicated to developing artists of African descent, the Museum celebrates contemporary art and Harlem’s rich cultural history

50% Off

New York

$240 $120

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Up to 56% Off at City Treehouse

Chelsea

$40 $20

Kids' expel energy in a nature-themed indoor play center or develop creative and motor skills in dance, art, language, and music classes

Up to 50% Off Full Bunny Contact

Manhattan

$20 $10

Twisted Easter party pits egg hunters against giant bunnies; food trucks, carnival games, and a bar complete the fun

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$10 for Themed Scavenger Hunt

Libation

$20 $10

Exciting scavenger hunts introduce teams to the popular and hidden jewels of the city

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Usher yourself into one of Cinemart’s five screens, each boasting 100-plus seats and a Dolby Digital sound system, and let the flickering phantasm of film whisk you away from reality. Movies, like jogging addicts, run daily—put your ticket toward features such as Inception or The Girl Who Played with Fire, which is based on the best-selling novel. As you look for imperfections on the faces of those onscreen, munch on a small popcorn and sip a small soda, while enjoying unlimited free refills on your drink.

10603 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills,
NY
US

First a family home and then a Brooklyn Museum storage facility, the Adams House comes from less than illustrious origins. That held true until 1899, when program directors decided to transform the old mansion into a museum geared toward children. Anna Billings Gallup headed up the first crew of curators, who transformed the space into the Brooklyn Children's Museum, one of the earliest youth-geared institutions of its kind in the world.

Though it has since changed locations, the museum preserves Gallup's world-renowned passion for educating children along with more than 30,000 objet d'anthropology, from shark jawbones to tribal masks. Six standing exhibits aim to entertain kids and families and include an exploration of world culture through the lens of a sneaker factory in the Global Shoes exhibit. The Sensory Room provides an interactive experience for special-needs children, with visual, auditory, and motor-skills-related activities. The museum also teaches future generations about sustainability with a curriculum based on the building's own inner workings, which are certified green by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program and other people who are not colorblind.

145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.

Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.

7421 18th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

When combined, the thunderous rolling of balls, clattering of pins, and whip-like clashing of high-fives form the soundtrack for Maple Family Centers' string of family-owned alleys. Open seven days per week, each emporium's array of slicked lanes host everything from youth programs and leagues to birthday parties as competitors of all ages duel with or without bumpers. During cosmic bowling on weekend nights, Maple Family Centers honors the sport's discothèque origins with glowing lanes and thumping tunes. A full menu of pub fare re-energizes fatigued fingers, and on-site pro shops help improve players' games by providing the latest equipment or fitting older balls with new prescription glasses.

1570 60th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The Kent Theatre in Flatbush isn't just a movie theater—it's a movie star. A fixture in the neighborhood for many decades, the space was a favorite hangout of a teenage Woody Allen in the 1950s. Perhaps that was the reason he chose the Kent when scouting locations for The Purple Rose of Cairo, his paean to the early, less spaceship-filled days of cinema. The movie house still retains its vintage charm today, welcoming patrons with dramaturgical masks on its marquee and new releases on its three screens.

1170 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

With an American flag hanging from its brick façade and its name scrawled in red cursive atop an old-fashioned marquee, The Pavilion Theater looks like it sprung from the screen of a 1950s film. But in reality, it stands right in the middle of Brooklyn. The two-story neighborhood picture house combines both of these worlds, whisking away audiences to another era with its quaint charm and sepia ushers while staying current with a rotating roster of newly released films.

188 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn,
NY
US