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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.

Create Your Own Boat

May 18 is International Museum Day! 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.

While the museum is closed, download the Seaport Kids activity sheet to create your own boat along with other fun activities.

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Rainbow Activity

We’ve seen rainbows popping up in the Seaport and beyond. Create your own to share with loved ones or hang in your window. Use this easy to follow downloadable activity sheet.

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Play & Glow

There’s always some form of art to discover in the Seaport District, and this 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.

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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.

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