Best Things to Do with NYC Kids: May 2013
May is a fantastic month for families in New York City. Starting Memorial Day weekend, you can enjoy summer fun like beaches and amusement parks but without the sweltering heat you get later in the season. Plus there are free festivals, carnivals and street fairs practically everywhere you turn.
With so many great things going on in May, it's tough to figure out which events deserve a spot on your jam-packed schedule. But we do the work for you with our Go List, our carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids in NYC throughout the month. Our May edition includes annual favorites my family and I try to attend every year, like the opening weekend Family Festival at Governors Island and Spring Kids Fest in Madison Square Park. Plus there are some brand-new happenings that sound pretty cool, like Grand Central Terminal's Centennial Parade of Trains and the New York Hall of Science's interactive Design Zone.
As always, if an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address and time. And although we say this every time, we think it bears repeating: In NYC, really cool things to do with kids often get booked up quickly. Last month, three of our April NYC Go List picks sold out weeks in advance. So buy your tickets ASAP or, in the case of FREE events, arrive as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Now get your calendars ready! Here are the top 13 things to do with kids in New York City this May, nine of which are 100% FREE.