For listings of children's events, consult New York magazine and other local media. The Friday New York Timesarts section also includes children's activities. Other good sources on happenings for youngsters are the websites NYMetroParents and New York Family (and their respective magazines). If you have access to cable television, check the local all-news channel New York 1, where you'll find a spot aired several times daily that covers current and noteworthy children's events. Fodor's Around New York City with Kids (available in bookstores everywhere) can help you plan your days together.
Publications and Websites
New York magazine. New York magazine New York, New York, nymag.com/family/kids.
NY Metro Parents. NY Metro Parents New York, New York, www.nymetroparents.com.
Time Out New York. New York, New York, www.timeout.com/new-york-kids.
Children shorter than 44 inches (about 1.1 meters) ride for free on MTA buses and subways. If pushing a stroller, don't struggle through a subway turnstile; ask the station agent to buzz you through the gate (the attendant will ask you to swipe your MetroCard through the turnstile nearest the gate). Keep a sharp eye on your kids while in the subway; at some stations there is a gap between the train doors and the platform.