Welcome to Seaport Kids
Welcome to Seaport Kids

From the cobblestones to the pier, the Seaport District is a playground for all ages. But it’s especially fun for our little locals and pint-sized visitors. Which is why we’ve developed Seaport Kids — a way to make sure families get the most out of their time in the neighborhood. From special events and parties designed just for kids to children’s menus and kid-friendly perks, there’s something here for all ages.

Welcome, Seaport Kids. Here’s a taste of what we’ve made just for you.

Lion Dance

Saturday, February 29 at 2pm

Join us on The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Saturday, February 29th for a traditional Lion Dance performance, set against the unique backdrop of the New York City skyline, the East River and Brooklyn Bridge. Fun for the whole family, the celebration will feature two lions and the live music of a team of percussionists. Come and enjoy the show and celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Skate the Skyline

Through March 15

Every day is a good skate day, but nothing beats fun on the ice. Kids and their families can enjoy a lineup of weeknight programming at the Winterland Rink, from specials on chicken tenders and fries to Seaport Sounds playlist nights. Plus, every Tuesday night from 3pm–10pm, Financial District locals can skate for just $5. The Rink also offers weekly intro-to-ice-skating lessons and private classes as part of our Winterland Skate School.

Sugar Cookie Decorating Workshops

March 3, 10, 17, 24 | 5:30pm

Here’s a way to sweeten the chilly days of February: treat the kids to a Sugar Cookie Decorating Workshop at Malibu Farm. Leave the messy prep and clean-up to us; just come and enjoy the fun. 

Skate the Skyline Storytime
With McNally Jackson

March 2 | 3-5pm

Celebrate the joy of reading and the wonder of rhyme at this special Skate the Skyline Storytime on The Rooftop at Pier 17, in conjunction with our local Seaport bookstore, McNally Jackson. Free readings from beloved children’s books are just part of this cozy afternoon in the Rooftop’s Warming Hut—kids can also enjoy other stimulating and seriously fun activities.

Bond, Bend & Stretch at Free Karma Kids Yoga Classes

March 21 | 10am

Make fitness a family affair with our free Seaport Fit kids yoga classes by Karma Kids Yoga. Join us at Pier 17 for yoga games, group poses and a whole lotta fun for all ages.

Play & Glow

Through March 31

There’s always some form of art to discover in the Seaport District, and this winter’s featured installation is one of our most popular yet. Come and play on our interactive, glowing see saws, Wave-Field, Variation O, created by CS Design and Lateral Office. Once set in motion, the see saws break into song, making for a fully immersive experience.

All the Kids' Favorites at Cobble & Co.

Sunday nights

Chicken fingers. Hot dogs. Mac & Cheese. Hamburgers. Grilled Cheese—Cobble & Co. Knows what kids like. And now Sunday night is Family Night, when kids can tuck into any of these favorites for just $5. Each dish is served with fries (of course!) and a beverage. 

Explore Local History

Open daily

Kids can discover the rich history of the Seaport District at the South Street Seaport Museum, which hosts regular educational programs and exhibitions of artifacts and ephemera from its collection. Kids can also tour the museum’s historic ships, and sail on them in New York Harbor during the summer. Bowne & Co., Stationers, is a part of the museum, too, and offers a unique range of books, gifts and curiosities that kids will love—as well as the chance to take part in letterpress production on historic machines. Admission to the museum is free for children under 8 years.

Salon Parties at PrimpNYC

Little beauties deserve some pampering, too — and at PrimpNYC, a kids’ birthday party becomes a full salon experience, with mini blowouts, braid stations, princess makeup and pink satin robes. Private parties are available for up to 8 children.

Warm Up with Free Hot Chocolate

Daily at Malibu Farm

Exploring the Seaport in the winter calls for some fortification. Bring the kids to Malibu Farm for a meal and each child in your party will receive a free hot chocolate.