Are you excited about the back-to-school season? If your days aren’t full enough, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most fun and engaging activities happening around New York City for your little ones this September.
Looking for an excuse to head to the American Museum of Natural History? Go check out their incredible exhibit, T-Rex: The Ultimate Predator. Life-sized models, fossils, and casts will help bring the dinosaurs to life for you and your children. Happening all month long!
It’s STOMP’s 25th anniversary, and they’re running a $25 ticket special all month long on TodayTix. Matchboxes, brooms, and garbage cans help the performers bring the rhythm of New York to the stage. Delightful for kids and adults alike.
Every Sunday from 1-4pm, drop in at the Rubin Museum to create art, hear a story, and enjoy a family exhibition tour aimed at children. Ages 3+ will love creating art from recycled objects and string.
Friday, September 6 – Thursday, September 12th
Friday, September 6th from 10:00-11:00 AM
Join author Jin Xiaojing to hear her read and speak about her newest book, I Miss My Grandpa, at the Chatham Square Library, located at 33 East Broadway. She’ll be performing a live, interactive drawing demonstration, and the first 20 attendees will receive a free signed copy of her book.
Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Get your dancin’ shoes out, because the Greenwood Park Beer Garden is hosting their monthly kid-friendly dance party. Grab a drink (apple juice for your kiddo, frozen rose for you) and brunch after hitting the dance floor. The Beer Garden is located at 555 7th avenue in South Slope, Brooklyn.
Sunday, September 8 from 2:00-2:30 PM
Looking for an excuse to head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Check out this fun read-aloud, held often in their Nolen Library. Read and sing, then have a self-guided gallery scavenger hunt in the museum. Great for families with kids aged 3-6, but all families are welcome to attend.
Friday, September 13th – Thursday, September 19th
Saturday, September 14th from 11:00-11:30 AM
Join the NYPL in their Children’s Center at Bryant Park for a read-aloud and sing-along, then go outside to explore the park with its lovely carousel and lawn. The center is located at 476 5th Avenue, New York.
Sunday, September 15th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join K-Fai Steele for a read-aloud of her lovely book, A Normal Pig, at the Books Are Magic Location in Brooklyn. It’s a wonderful, thoughtful book for the back-to-school season, all about celebrating our differences and accepting ourselves.
Friday, September 20th – Thursday, September 26th
Saturday, September 21st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Join everyone at Books of Wonder, the Chelsea location, to discuss some of the exciting picture books coming out for young readers in September. The authors of I Want a Dog, You Can’t Ride the Subway in your Pajamas, and Octopus Stew will be discussing and signing their books. It’s sure to be lots of fun!
Saturday, September 21st, All Day
There are few things more beautiful than the Cloisters museum in the autumn, so take advantage of the cooler weather by attending their Drop-in Drawing event, open to visitors of all ages. With artist-led demonstrations on repeat every 30 minutes and enough paper for every doodle your kiddo has in mind, it’s sure to be a fun adventure. The Met Cloisters is located at 99 Margaret Corbin Dr., in Fort Tryon Park.
Friday, September 27 – Monday, September 30th
Saturday, September 28th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Celebrate the new school year by creating a fun craft project with your children! The event takes place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children’s Center at 42nd St. Afterwards, you can go say hello to Patience and Fortitude (the lions that guard the front door) and then pop to Bryant Park to watch the jugglers practice.
Contact the Nanny Authority today!
At the Nanny Authority, our nannies are familiar with age-appropriate seasonal activities and events so parents can feel at ease knowing their children are engaging in a cultural, educational lifestyle when they’re not around. To learn more about how we can assist you in the search for a professional nanny, contact us via e-mail or at 973-466-2669 today.