New Year's Eve Weekend in NYC: Best Things To Do With Kids

Celebrate New Year's Eve at home with a virtual event or at one of the events across the city. Photo by Anna Jeffreys
Celebrate New Year's Eve at home with a virtual event or at one of the events across the city. Photo by Anna Jeffreys

Looking for the best things to do in New York City this New Year's Eve weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this New Year's holiday weekend.

It's time to ring in the new year, and if you're up for venturing out, there are several fun things to do like a midday dance party at the Staten Island Children's Museum or Noon Years Eve at CAMP. On Saturday, your family can embark on a first day hike to start the year on the right foot or set sail on a brunch cruise around Manhattan. Whatever you decide, we wish you a very healthy and happy new year!

For more fun, don't miss our guide to New Year's Eve fireworks and celebrations plus our action-packed picks for FREE things to do while school's out. If you need to escape the city before the grind of 2022 sets in, we've rounded up 15 winter day trips.

Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event, and read more about local public safety protocols here; some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge, so always confirm details before departing.

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